Your first choice for a comfortable, friendly and relaxing stay, this self-rated 4 star budget motel in Warrnambool is ideally located off the main highway in a quiet and private setting.
It provides close access to the racecourse, historic Wollaston Bridge, Hopkins Falls, botanical gardens, aquatic centre, indoor tennis, fitness centre and Centro shopping complex.
There are 15 ground floor and non-smoking units available, including – deluxe double rooms (sleeping 2), deluxe twin rooms (sleeping 3), executive spa rooms (sleeping 2), executive spa rooms with kitchenette (sleeping 2), and self-contained two bedroom apartments (sleeping 6).
Motel rooms have standard and deluxe features to ensure that your budget is met. Apartments have the added convenience of a kitchen and more space. There are also specially equipped rooms for those requiring disabled access.
All rooms at this accommodation in Warrnambool feature complimentary WiFi, complimentary Foxtel (with Fox Sports, Sky Racing and 3 movie channels), air conditioning, queen size beds, flat screen LCD televisions, microwaves, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bars, iron and ironing boards, and electric blankets.
The property itself features a swimming pool with spa, a poolside BBQ area, free onsite parking and self-service laundry facilities to make your stay even more enjoyable. The motel is also licensed, so expect to find the in-room mini bar fully stocked and waiting.
Light or cooked breakfasts can be served direct to rooms, ensuring that you’re ready to face the day on a full stomach. In the evenings, many local restaurants also offer chargeback facilities and will even deliver direct to rooms.
If you stay at Hopkins House Motel & Apartments, we hope that you will also take some time to explore the surrounding area – Port Fairy, Portland, Port Campbell, Terang, Mortlake, Cobden, Heywood, MacArthur and more.
When staying at Hopkins House Motel & Apartments, you will be within close proximity of all the major attractions that the region has to offer. There is something for visitors of all ages and areas of interest.
If you’re the kind of person who likes to get outside and breath in the fresh air, Warrnambool has plenty to offer. Head to the Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve (which also has an important place in local Aboriginal history) or Thunderpoint Reserve, go see the Middle Island penguins, walk or cycle the impressive 37.32km Warrnambool to Port Fairy Rail Trail, or picnic in one of the towns many parks and gardens (such as the Botanic Gardens, Cannon Hill and Hopkins Falls).
You cannot visit Warrnambool’s spectacular coast without checking out one of the amazing beaches. Stingray Bay offers a sheltered cove where you can explore crystal-clear rockpools, whereas Breakwater offers great views of the city. Lady Bay offers protected swimming – and is home to more than 29 shipwrecks! Logans Beach, as we have already touched on, is famous for its whales. There is ample swimming, surfing, yachting and windsurfing to be done.
The region is known for whales – Warrnambool’s Logan Beach is actually the “nursery” area for Southern Right Whales. The females return here between June and September each year to calve and then raise their newborns before returning to the southern oceans in September and October. Contact the Visitor Information Centre before visiting to see whether the whales are in the area or not. Boat tours can get you up much closer if you would prefer.
What if you would much rather immerse yourself in the art and culture of the region? You will not be disappointed! Check out the start of the art sound and laser show, Shipwrecked! It’s located at the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, a living historical village that displays the life of the town in the 19th century. See a show at the Lighthouse Theatre, view the diverse collection of artworks at the Warrnambool Art Gallery or visit one of the many historical sites.
Warrnambool is the home of many events throughout the year, so be sure to book your accommodation early to avoid missing out during one of these peak times. The Fun 4 Kids Festival (held across a week during the term 2 school holidays) would have to be one of the most popular – there are interactive workshops, games and activities galore! Other popular events include the Warrnambool Show, WarrnamboolSufferfest and Derby Day Mortlake Cup.
If you’re in need of some rest and relaxation, you should head to Deep Water Spa and Baths. This world-class facility boasts an open geothermal mineral pool, 4 private hot mineral pools and spacious treatment rooms (including a deluxe couples suite). There are a variety of treatments available for both men and women, including: massage, salt exfoliation, body cocoons, manicures and pedicures. Beauty therapies, from tanning to facials, are also available.