The Admella Motel is set in a peaceful complex of ground floor units in the picturesque seaside city of Portland. This neat and comfortable accommodation is a leisurely 2 minute walk to the breathtaking beauty of Nunns beach and a further few minutes stroll into the civic centre of Portland, a city of rich seafaring history with streets of beautiful heritage buildings and impressive food and wine experiences.
The motel offers a range of different accommodation to choose from, including Standard Single Rooms with one queen bed (sleeping up to 2 guests), Standard Double Room with one queen bed (sleeps 2 guests), Standard Twin Room with your choice of two twin beds or a configuration of one queen bed and one single bed (sleeping up to 3 guests).
Off street parking is conveniently located within the complex, with free wifi, guest laundry and BBQ Facilities available for use during your stay. If travelling by public transport, courtesy pick-up facilities are available on request.
A large range of dining options to suit all needs, from fine dining to takeaway to be enjoyed on the beautiful green grass overlooking Portland Bay – there is always something for everyone.
The Admella Motel provides comfortable and well-appointed accommodation in close proximity to Nunns beach and the heart of Portland city. This attractive location will afford visitors easy access to explore the best tourist attractions of the Glenelg region.
This charming slice of Victoria includes a number of intriguing outlying townships to visit during your travels. Immerse yourself in the magical, undisturbed stretches of coastline in Cape Bridgewater, or tranquil and pretty village of Narrawong on the mouth of the nearby Surry River. Scour the wild untethered national parklands of Mount Richmond, or perhaps, a day trip to the township of Heywood and its lush agricultural and pastoral lands and rich farming history.
Portland and the surrounding townships in the shire of Glenelg have many points of interest to enjoy during your stay.
Portland’s most unique and memorable experience would have to be found in visiting the majestic southern right whale and blue whales. These majestic creatures pass through the local area on their annual migrations to feed and play for a time before heading on to Cape Nelson or Cape Bridgewater. The whales may be sighted throughout the year from a range of different lookouts around the bay, so keep your eyes peeled and be sure to look out for the yellow flag outside the Portland Information Centre which indicates that a sighting may be imminent!
Cape Nelson Lighthouse is a nearby attraction with a fascinating maritime narrative. The captivating construction sits atop spectacular coastal cliffs at the reserve’s Great South West Walk offering intimate encounters with the regions diverse bird life. The reserve has a labyrinth of walks to enjoy and the added benefit of Isabella’s Café offering coffee, cake and a vast array of gourmet lunches to cater to all tastes.
Take a fun ride out on the Portland Cable Tram and introduce yourself to some of Portland’s best tourism sites by linking up to the Botanical Gardens, the Maritime Discovery Centre and Powerhouse Vintage Car Museum whilst soaking up the beauty of the sparkling Portland foreshore. Departing from the local tram depot and museum will afford you the opportunity to browse through many local artifacts and displays, purchase a memento from the gift shop onsite or relax and take time out for a coffee.
Portland is naturally home to a vast array of water-based attractions. The highly recommended Seals by Sea Tours provide tourists with the opportunity to interact with Cape Bridgewater’s large local population of Fur Seals. Delight in the playful seals as you make your way along the 45 minute tour and be sure to bring your camera to capture some unique memories!
Lovers of fishing can choose from several different fishing charters on offer locally. Seek out the best spots to fish and enjoy the knowledge and expertise of the region’s best skippers and talented fishermen.
Portland and surrounds have parks and reserves in almost limitless supply. The Portland Botanic Garden is a unique property with over 13,000 dahlias planted annually and blooming vibrantly over the late Summer and early Autumn months. Be inspired by the parks historical narrative - the 2nd oldest garden in Victoria – and explore the cottage tucked away within the gardens and its croquet lawns and brilliant examples of native and exotic plants.
Trek through the remote Discovery Bay Coastal Park and take in part of a staggering 55km of ocean beach. The parks rugged coastal cliffs, sandy plains and freshwater lakes and swamps are home to a diverse variety of native vegetation and wildlife.
The Great South West Walk is a local bushwalking trail that is suitable for most ages and levels of experience offering a choice of 2 hour loop walks, full day walks or for those with a higher level of ability a 250km trek that begins and ends at the Portland Visitor Information Centre. The walk weaves its way through national parks, forest and along the picturesque Glenelg River. Drop by the charming township of Nelson and discover the many historical sites, natural attractions and diverse flora and fauna on route. This well-loved local attraction is sure to provide you with an unforgettable experience.
The Royal Hotel in Portland is a short trip from your local accommodation producing delicious pub fare for lunch and dinner, with bar and function room. Pop into the bistro at any time of day and enjoy coffee and cake by the large open fire.
Those seeking opportunities to relax over lunch and drinks will love Fergie’s Café & Wine Bar in a beautifully restored old Portland Post Office with stunning views to the local Portland waterfront. With a steakhouse and burger restaurant and offering delicious breakfast, brunch and café style refreshments there is something for everyone here.