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UPDATED RATING; 9.1 Excellent – 681 reviews100% real guest experiences. 

Located right opposite Rosebud beach, this very affordable and friendly Mornington Peninsula motel is just a few minutes’ walk from shops and restaurants, and an easy drive to the region’s top attractions. Our 1, 2 and 3-bedroom units are airy and spacious – and you’ll love the luxury of our super-comfortable king size beds.

Start the day by discovering the nearby hot springs, golf courses, safe swimming beaches, water sports, walks, wineries and villages such as Sorrento and Portsea. Towards the end of the day, come back to Rosebud pier for the fabulous sunset, then we can recommend a local restaurant or pub for dinner.

The Admiral motor inn Rosebud is a family operated business which welcomes families, and our local knowledge will help you really make the most of your visit.

We know the little things that matter to you – because they matter to us too. Our Mornington Peninsula motel and apartments have won awards for quality and cleanliness, and every bed has crisp white triple sheeting that’s sparkling fresh and spotlessly clean. You’ll find all those essential comforts such as electric blankets, iron and ironing board, heating, split system air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, bar fridge (full kitchens in our larger apartments),and free wifi for the whole of your stay.

Our location is so central too: Rosebud is right in the heart of all the experiences of the southern Mornington Peninsula, but less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne. The Great Ocean Road is only an hour away by vehicular ferry from Sorrento, and Phillip Island’s penguin parade is less than two hours’ drive..

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“We trust that as 2022 is bringing new opportunities, hope and wonderful surprises for us all.   We as hosts are very pleased to say that we are now rated 9/10 as preferred motel in Rosebud. Thank you to our quests and especially for our hard working team at Admiral Motor Inn.


 From your hosts Neal and Tracey and our team at Admiral Motor Inn”.

PS; remember to book on our own website for the best rates. www.admiralmotorinn.com.au

Admiral Motor Inn, Home away from home


Situated at Rosebud on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, just one hours drive from the Melbourne CBD, the Admiral motor inn Rosebud provides relaxed accommodation directly opposite the famous Rosebud Beach.

Central to all of the Peninsula’s Golf Courses, Wineries, Surf Beaches and many other local attractions, you are only a short walk to shopping, cinema, hotel and a selection of fine cafes and restaurants.

Peninsula Hot Springs


Rosebud Beach with its clean, white sands and gentle bay waters, offers ideal family swimming for all ages, including at Peninsula Hot Springs which is only 10.5km from us or 13 minutes drive. Fish from the nearby jetty, hire a boat, or take a cruise on Port Phillip Bay.

Your stay at The Admiral motor inn Rosebud will provide a relaxed home base in either upstairs or ground floor Motel Rooms or one of our two and three bedroom Apartments, from which to explore and enjoy the many areas that the Peninsula has to offer.

Playing Golf? Book a nights stay with us. Talk to us about group bookings.

Music Events happening, make it a weekend get away. Book with us.

Horse and Equestrian Events; pre book your stay with us.


Great location, friendly staff – more than just a reception check-in as the owner took us to our room and gave us details of eateries and attractions. Not many motels do this. Great rooms, very comfy. Will stay there again if in the area.

Date of stay: June 2021


The room represented good value for money. Spotlessly clean room. Comfortable KS bed. Individually wrapped cutlery and glasses. The room was large and the heating a/c worked well. Close to the beach, shopping and restaurants. Had a very comfortable stay.

Date of stay: April 2021

I stayed here for a night while visiting the Mornington Peninsula. The service at Admiral Motor Inn was exceptional. It is very clear that the hosts, Neal and Tracey, take great pride in the motel and are really kind and helpful to guests, down to personally showing me to my room and farewelling me from the property when I left the next morning.The room was exceptionally clean and comfortable, the air conditioning (heating) was put on in advance to warm up the room because it was a cold night, and I was given some recommendations for the local area too which was great.The motel is conveniently located, with the beach just across the highway and the shops a short walk away.I’d highly recommend staying here if needing somewhere to stay in the local area.

Date of stay: May 2021

Our Local Recommendations

Peninsula Hot Springs

One of our top 10 attractions and only a ten minute drive from staying at the Admiral Motor Inn.

Relax in one of their 50 hot spring pools nestled in a natural landscape and then come back to your warm room that awaits for you at Admiral. To find out more about their experiences, pricelists and opening times go to www.peninsulahotsprings.com

Eagle Arthurs Seat

The Arthurs Seat Eagle offers scenic views from the highest point of the Mornington Peninsula across Port Phillip Bay, looking towards the Melbourne Skyline. A great experience for the family or a romantic get away. The best thing is it is only a short ten miute drive from us at Admiral Motor Inn.

Enchanted Adventure Garden

A day full of adventure for the whole family, a couple or a group of friends. More than fifty obstacles, Giant Ziplines and a great place for a pinic. Then come to us at Admirial Motor Inn for a well deserved rest. The best thing is we are only an eleven minute dive.

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Winter Warmth

Winter is here, our rooms are warm ready for your arrival. Weekends are very popular down on the Peninsula so pre-plan your weekend stay to avoid disappointment.

Superb 9/10 and 10/10 reviews

Booking.Com Reviews; as of 27/06/22    9.1  Superb.

Remembering that we are a motel, but we still like to keep the wine glasses chilling in the fridge for your arrival.