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Golden Reef Motor Inn

186 McIvor Rd, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550 Australia
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#6 of 12 motels in Bendigo
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Feel welcome at the Golden Reef Motor Inn, we can’t wait to make your stay memorable for all the right reasons. It’s your ideal base to discover the Bendigo Region, with easy access to Bendigo's city centre, major attractions and sporting events. All rooms are located on the ground floor with parking at your door. As our guest you will experience spacious, clean, modern and comfortable accommodation in a quiet location, with our friendly team. Unwind in the solar heated outdoor pool with spa or enjoy the Free WIFI in your room. Breakfast can be ordered off the menu and delivered to you room. Located across the road is Bendigo's largest wedding and conference centre and just behind us is the Bendigo Club, which both offer bistro style food and drinks.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Parking
Free internet
Pool
Breakfast available
Children's television networks
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Outdoor furniture
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Seating area
Sofa
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Telephone
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Radio
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
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Gayle Y wrote a review Feb 2024
Melbourne, Australia55 contributions6 helpful votes
Written on behalf of Mrs Morgan. As a regular visitor to Bendigo, I look forward to my stay at the Golden Reef Motor Inn. I know that I will be extremely comfortable, well looked after, and will enjoy their delicious breakfasts. Comfortable beds, good reading, lights and overall, a very relaxing stay. Thank you once again and I hope to visit you soon.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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We thank you in taking the time to write this wonderful review regarding your stay at the Golden Reef Motor Inn Bendigo and Booking Direct. We look forward in welcoming you to the Golden Reef Motor Inn next time you are in Bendigo. Kind Regards Brooke and Eugene
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Hilda K wrote a review Dec 2023
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Golden Reef Bendigo was fabulous. Clean, well appointed rooms and friendly approachable staff. The pool and spa (with accessible shade) were a great hit with the kids on the hot days. We also like that it’s walking distance from dining options. We will visit again for sure.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 1 Jan 2024
We thank you in taking the time to write this wonderful review regarding your stay at the Golden Reef Motor Inn Bendigo and Booking Direct. We look forward in welcoming you to the Golden Reef Motor Inn next time you are in Bendigo. Kind Regards Brooke and Eugene
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Dauvergne M wrote a review Nov 2023
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This Motel is extremely well run. I have always enjoyed the beautiful breakfast served and greatly appreciate the good bedside lighting. As a return traveller, I highly recommend this Motel for your next Bendigo stay.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 29 Nov 2023
We thank you in taking the time to write this wonderful review regarding your stay at the Golden Reef Motor Inn Bendigo and Booking Direct. We look forward in welcoming you to the Golden Reef Motor Inn next time you are in Bendigo. Kind Regards Brooke and Eugene
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33Glenn76 wrote a review Nov 2023
Chirnside Park, Australia26 contributions55 helpful votes
Perfect for a family of 4 in the Family Room. Seperate bedroom for the kids with 2 single beds and a tv. Easy check in. Enough room in the car park to swing a big ute around. I would stay again next time we are in Bendigo.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 29 Nov 2023
We thank you in taking the time to write this wonderful review regarding your stay at the Golden Reef Motor Inn Bendigo and Booking Direct. We look forward in welcoming you to the Golden Reef Motor Inn next time you are in Bendigo. Kind Regards Brooke and Eugene
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Stella S wrote a review Nov 2023
Greater Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
We found the room, bathroom, etc. very clean couldn't fault it, the sheets and bed very comfortable. Air conditioning worked beautifully. When we return to Bendigo, we will certainly be booking Golden Reef Motor Inn again.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 23 Nov 2023
We thank you in taking the time to write this wonderful review regarding your stay at the Golden Reef Motor Inn Bendigo. We look forward in welcoming you to the Golden Reef Motor Inn next time you are in Bendigo. Kind Regards Brooke and Eugene
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Lyn E wrote a review Oct 2023
Melbourne, Australia194 contributions69 helpful votes
Fabulous location handy to our destination venue for linedancing and dinner at the Bendigo Club. Excellent contact from management, immaculate family suite, good parking and comfortable beds. Certainly recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 26 Oct 2023
We thank you in taking the time to write this wonderful review regarding your stay at the will us. We look forward in welcoming you back to the Golden Reef Motor Inn next year. Kind Regards Brooke and Eugene
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Keith D wrote a review Oct 2023
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We had a very comfortable 2-night stay. The location was excellent for us as we had a function to attend in a nearby hall. It was also walking distance from the Bendigo Club where we had several nice meals. The room was large enough for us and had plenty of room for a table and four chairs. It was clean and tidy, and our hosts were friendly and helpful. We have re-booked for another visit next year.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 26 Oct 2023
We thank you in taking the time to write this wonderful review regarding your stay at the will us. We look forward in welcoming you back to the Golden Reef Motor Inn next year. Kind Regards Brooke and Eugene
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Dauvergne M wrote a review July 2023
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Very highly recommended, beautifully run establishment. Excellent bedside lights and very impressed by the heater being on, when I arrived extremely late in the night. Very toasty, thank you. Much looking forward to a return visit!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 18 July 2023
Thank you for your most amazing review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at the Golden Reef Motor Inn so much. It was definitely our pleasure to be able to host you. We sincerely hope we may be able to meet with you again on your next stay in Bendigo. Kind Regards Eugene & Brooke
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Kathleen N wrote a review June 2023
Australia1 contribution
The room was clean and warm on our arrival, the breakfast was excellent, and we were made very welcome. It is a great location close to the city center and yet far enough away to have peace & quiet. We will stay again in December. We are asked When did you go? the only current option is June 2023 we stayed in August 2023 so this review is current.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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We thank you in taking the time to write this wonderful review regarding your stay at the Golden Reef Motor Inn Bendigo. We look forward in welcoming you to the Golden Reef Motor Inn next time you are in Bendigo. Kind Regards Brooke and Eugene
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Cheryl M wrote a review Apr 2023
Dalyston, Australia27 contributions18 helpful votes
Very happy with this accommodation. Staff were friendly, bed was comfy and the room was very clean. Reasonably priced, as well. Would happily recommend. A little bit out of town but you are opposite a resort which has a bistro, etc
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Date of stay: March 2023
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We thank you in taking the time to write this wonderful review regarding your stay at the will us. We look forward in welcoming you back to the Golden Reef Motor Inn next time you are in Bendigo. Kind Regards Brooke and Eugene
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PRICE RANGE
AU$151 - AU$180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Sundowner Bendigo Golden Reef
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaGreater BendigoBendigo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
26
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Frequently Asked Questions about Golden Reef Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Golden Reef Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Breakout Bendigo (2.3 km), Central Deborah Gold Mine (3.7 km), and Sacred Heart Cathedral (3.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Golden Reef Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and free internet access.
Which room amenities are available at Golden Reef Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Golden Reef Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Golden Reef Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Golden Reef Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Masons of Bendigo, Food O Clock Cafe & Indian, and The Woodhouse Bar & Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Golden Reef Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Golden Reef Motor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fortuna Villa (4.6 km), Eaglehawk Town Hall (7.8 km), and Bendigo Town Hall Tour (2.6 km).
Is Golden Reef Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.