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Colonial Motor Inn Bairnsdale - Golden Chain Motel

335 Main St, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875 Australia
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Colonial Motor Inn Bairnsdale (Golden Chain) is a family owned and operated property featuring fourteen ground floor units. Situated close to Bairnsdale Hospital, Bowling and RSL clubs and within 1 kilometre of shops, restaurants, bars, railway station and cinema it is the ideal location when visiting Bairnsdale. Free Wifi and a complimentary car parking space for each room is included in the tariff. Each room features a sofa, flat-screen TV, DVD player, reverse cycle air conditioning and kitchenette including microwave, refrigerator, kettle, toaster, crockery and cutlery. Bathrooms with shower, hairdryer and toiletries. Complimentary tea, coffee, biscuits and fresh milk are provided with an additional selection of soft drink, water, wine, beer and snacks available from the reasonably priced minibar. Breakfast served daily to rooms from 7am. Chargebacks are available from a selection of local restaurants in the evening, with some offering delivery to your room.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Car park
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
Self-serve laundry
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mid-range
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OnAir790801 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Just had a great stay in a well presented room which was clean, comfortable with thoughtful amenities, well stocked fridge and generous bathroom. The bed was. Very comfy and well set to watch Tv from the bed or comfy couch Lovely owner who clearly takes pride in their motel.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi OnAir790801 Thanks so much for your awesome review. Our goal is to provide comfortable and friendly accommodation - so happy to hear that we have met your expectations.
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Ken W wrote a review Nov 2022
Ballarat, Australia36 contributions16 helpful votes
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Very friendly and obliging welcome to a spotlessly clean motel. Facilities were up to date and well maintained. Little touches like sweets and a well stocked fridge were appreciated. A comfortable bed and good blackout curtains made for a a relaxing night's sleep. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 19 Apr 2023
Hi 532kenw Thanks for taking the time to provide such a lovely review. We appreciate it and hope to see you again.
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echidnatrip wrote a review Apr 2023
Melbourne, Australia80 contributions87 helpful votes
Convenient location. Minimal road noise despite being on the main street. Noise was from neighbouring rooms but it is to be expected from the build/design from these older motel style accomodation. Property was well maintained. Free parking just outside the room. Friendly and helpful owner who checked us in on arrival. Room itself - very clean and spacious. Kettle, toaster, cutlery, microwave fridge, hair dryer. There was a sign in the kitchenette area that only appliances provided in the room were to be used and that no seafood was to be cleaned in the sinks - which we appreciated - can imagine the mess and smell that may have been left to prompt the notice. Lots of power points to charge phones etc. Furniture slightly dated and bathroom but very clean. Bed - slightly soft but OK. Wifi was provided but not used so cannot comment re: speed/signal. Room rate was very reasonable. If I was back in the area, I will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Christine W wrote a review Apr 2023
City of Casey, Australia1 contribution
The Colonial Motel was our oasis on overnight stay during our driving holiday. The room was spotless, the bed was heaven and the facilities are top notch. It's the the little extra's we found here that touched us. It feels like they have stayed over and knew exactly what people would need and appreciate when they stay. Well done to the managers of this hotel - wish we could stay longer. Great hotel in this beautiful place called Bairnsdale. We did the Koala trail at Raymonds Island (info given by manager when we asked of something to do to fill in the the rest of the day) and we had a lovely time going over on the ferry and walking the trail, stretching our legs after being car bound for quite a few hours. The Information Centre were also quite helpful - Thank you :)
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 19 Apr 2023
Hi Christine Wow, you've made our day, thanks so much for your detailed and lovely review. It's always great to hear our guests enjoyed our comfy rooms and beautiful town. The Koala trail is definitely worth a visit!
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Jane S wrote a review Apr 2023
St Arnaud, Australia17 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent facilities spacious rooms, lots of little extras and very clean. friendly staff willing to accommodate any requests I would stay here again when traveling in the area. Crockery provided and a mini bar. Plenty of cups and cold glasses
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 19 Apr 2023
Hi V2993EKjanes Thanks for choosing the Colonial Motor Inn and for taking the time to leave a review. I'll pass on your kind comments to our team who work hard to maintain our cleanliness standards in this new and challenging world we find ourselves in. Hope to see you again when next in Bairnsdale.
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Debby J wrote a review Apr 2022
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
Excellent accommodation friendly helpful staff. Older style with older service and consideration. Very clean and extremely well equiped. Bed comfortable. Will visit again and highly recommend. Located close to town centre but very quiet.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SuzieLee71 wrote a review Feb 2022
Brisbane, Australia5139 contributions809 helpful votes
This is an older style motel complex located just a 10 minute/1 km walk from the town centre with spacious, clean rooms that are very well equipped with a kitchenette and large bathroom. The rooms are well designed with plenty of power and USB charging points and places/shelves for your luggage and personal effects. They even had decent wine in the minibar, leaf tea and ground coffee! Debbie is lovely and the staff are also very friendly. This is country hospitality at its best and really good value for money!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded 6 Mar 2022
Hi Suzie Thanks for staying with us and your great review. It was our pleasure hosting you and hope that the rest of your Victorian road trip made for a wonderful holiday. Mya says hi!
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Julie C wrote a review Feb 2022
Phuket, Thailand32 contributions8 helpful votes
We were late arriving in town and had not booked ahead. Greeting was prompt and friendly. Our room was immaculate. They had Thought of everything. Even supplying loose tea and plunger coffee. Bed linen was excellent as well as a comfortable bed and pillows. Could not recommend this hotel highly enough. Congratulations to those involved with the running of this establishment.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 6 Mar 2022
Hi Julie Thanks for your kind words and choosing us for your stay in Bairnsdale. We aim for a clean and comfortable stay -- happy to hear we hit the mark.
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Sue wrote a review Jan 2022
Bilgola, Australia4 contributions2 helpful votes
Friendly and welcoming and SO clean! Would definitely stay again and recommend 👍 Enjoyed takeaway from the local Indian restaurant 😋 Had a lovely breakfast at a cafe in Bairnsdale ( Mr D tea and coffee )
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded 6 Mar 2022
Hi Trail50853476596 Thanks so much, it makes our day when guests' enjoy their stay and our town as well. We'll pass on your remarks to our hardworking team.
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sandywalvisch wrote a review Nov 2021
Melbourne, Australia110 contributions73 helpful votes
This motor inn is conveniently on the highway, central to town, but our room was set back a bit so minimal traffic noise. Nice large room, very clean, comfortable king bed with good quality linen and towels. Kettle, toaster and microwave supplied as well as hygienically clean crockery and cutlery. Mini bar stocked but we didnt use it. Plenty of furniture with table and chairs to eat at as well as sofa. Well set up bathroom Friendly reception with both owner and her lovely dog, a boxer! Would definitely recommend this place
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded 12 Nov 2021
Hi Sandy Thanks so much for your lovely review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and our comfy room ... and yes Mya does think she is the director guest services. Hope to see you again.
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PRICE RANGE
AU$142 - AU$151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
BEST WESTERN Colonial Motor Inn Bairnsdale
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AustraliaVictoriaGippslandBairnsdale
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Which popular attractions are close to Colonial Motor Inn Bairnsdale - Golden Chain Motel?
Nearby attractions include St Mary's Catholic Church (0.9 km), Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place (0.9 km), and Bairnsdale Camping and Outdoors (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Colonial Motor Inn Bairnsdale - Golden Chain Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Colonial Motor Inn Bairnsdale - Golden Chain Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Colonial Motor Inn Bairnsdale - Golden Chain Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Colonial Motor Inn Bairnsdale - Golden Chain Motel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Colonial Motor Inn Bairnsdale - Golden Chain Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Grand Terminus Hotel, The Main Hotel, and Oz Mex Mexican Restaurant.
Is Colonial Motor Inn Bairnsdale - Golden Chain Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Bairnsdale.
Is Colonial Motor Inn Bairnsdale - Golden Chain Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.