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Welcome Stranger Motel

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#17 of 25 Hotels in Bendigo
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Victoria
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We paid $120 for the upgraded room, well worth it, first time here and would happily come back midweek. It was very quiet and the room was comfy and clean, the building had some very nice touches which added to the atmosphere of a nice room. Lovely shower, over all aside from not having breakfast options I couldn't fault the...

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Koondrook, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spotless room, spotless ensuite. Great value for money, quiet location , just off main Hwy. didnt know of this location . Easy parking, especially if you have a trailer or horse float, plenty of turning room at the rear.

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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Photos on website show renovated rooms. Family rooms not yet renovated very old, that I can deal with but unfortunately bed extremely uncomfortable & had terrible nights sleep. Didn't even want to use shower. One nights stay too expensive & uncomfortable. Lady at reception was not owner she was very nice. I do not recommend at all!!!

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1Thank TraceDK24
sydney
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Really comfortable, prestige rooms. White and fresh - obviously newly refreshed. Wi fi difficult to connect at times. But this motel is a definitely a good recommendation at the price. Management impressed as efficient but not too involved.

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Melbourne
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Wanting to see the Marilyn Monroe exhibition, I decided to take a 4-day mini break in Bendigo. I chose this motel because of its reasonable rates and closeness to the centre of town, but hadn't realised how close it is to the Bendigo Creek cycling path, which was a real bonus. This track takes you a few kilometers north or...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Had a Thursday night at Motel. Upgraded to a double deluxe for an extra $10. Well worth it. Room large, spacious with a queen and a single. Water pressure in shower great. Room located at rear of property. Relieving Receptionist welcoming and personable. Location great as 1 block back from main highway and that street runs all the way into...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Not ultra modern but spotlessly clean and refurbished inside.Was given an upgrade to deluxe room which for a motel was spacious and had gorgeous vaulted ceiling.Room was very well appointed and contained all the extras to enhance your stay.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 January 2016

We wanted affordable family accomodation for an overnight stay in Bendigo. The Welcome Stranger ticked all the boxes. The check in process was smooth and friendly. Kids quickly made use of the pool. The room decor was a little dated but everything was clean. The bathroom contained a larger than normal fridge with cold glasses which was appreciated given it...

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Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

The only welcome you will have is really one on the front sign. I parked the car in a random bay for checking in and the owner came to me completely pissed off, and kept on looking annoyed the only other time I needed information (and at that time there was nobody). Furthermore, the room stank and the informational brochure...

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Reviewed 26 December 2015

Checked into this motel late on a Saturday afternoon on advice from friends. Very reasonably priced considering Christmas was one week away. Greeted by extremely friendly owners, who were happy to cater to our needs. Room was exactly what we were after, and the staff were nice enough to have already turned on the aircon prior to our arrival (42+...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Welcome Stranger Motel

Address: 56 MacKenzie Street Wes and Specimen Hill Road, Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Bendigo
Price Range: $107 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Welcome Stranger Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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Welcome Stranger Motel Bendigo, Victoria
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#7 Romantic Hotel in Bendigo
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“I had a room at the back of the property and it was very quiet for sleeping.”
 of 5 bubbles Melbournegreynomads, 29 May 2016 | Read review
“Booked through "bookings.com" - requested a "quiet location" which was granted”
 of 5 bubbles 42pal, 16 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Any room would be good, but Rm. 6. would be good. Queens sized bed plus single.”
 of 5 bubbles BobSuker, 8 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Rooms at the back are further from main road.”
 of 5 bubbles I5603XHmarcb, 15 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room near the pool to reduce road noise. Not suitable without a vehicle.”
 of 5 bubbles pindari2014, 16 Apr 2015 | Read review
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