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The Happy Wanderer Motel

358 Napier St., Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550 Australia
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Merelyne B wrote a review Dec 2023
Echuca, Australia45 contributions3 helpful votes
This is a great place to stay , beds are comfy , very clean , nice and quiet location , easy access and owner very accommodating, will definitely stay again, used for work commitments close to CBD , easy parking plenty seating in the outdoors areas
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Jeanne S wrote a review Oct 2023
Macclesfield, Australia366 contributions73 helpful votes
Ok. I’ve stayed here three times now but that was the last. I’ve been threatened with a visit as “they have my address “ and they’re also going to post my credit card details on the web, so yes I’ve had to cancel it. All because I wrote an honest review regarding after hours non service I got. I’ve never received text messages like the ones I got from this place. Do yourself a huge favour and book anywhere else as had been suggested by multiple other people. It’s such a shame as I really liked the place.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Volunteer wrote a review July 2023
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This is what "Chris and Melissa" wrote after I had to cancel a booking and contacted them simply stating the facts, admitting I’d made a mistake and asked for a refund on compassionate grounds because I was coming to Lake Boga to help at a community event at my own expense. "It is not the problem of the motel that you have mental health issues. If you booked directly with the motel then something could have been sorted out. You booked through Booking.com, which means that commissions and taxes have had to be paid at the time of booking. The motel tried to call you and text you on the day to sort it out but you did not respond. Now it is too late. You were extremely rude on the phone. You were hung up on for a reason because you wouldn’t stop talking and we had guests trying to check-in. People standing in front of us at reception while you carried on. You have already taken up too much of our time. So now make myself clear you will not be receiving a refund on your non-refundable booking. No matter how much of a hissy fit you have."
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Cheryl M wrote a review Mar 2023
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I booked in for the weekend with my husband who is a veteran and thought I would do the right thing and let the owner know that he has a service dog for his medical needs. I was very rudely and with some profanity told that She (owner) hates dogs infact loathes them and there was no *f....ing way that a dog was going to wipe its *Arse on her carpet and after a couple more profranities she cancelled my booking and hung up I never even had a chance to say anything. My husband is a veteran who needs his service dog to help with his disabilities and his daily routine.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Becalooo wrote a review Jan 2023
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Very clean and beautifully decorated room. Super comfy king size bed. Staff were very welcoming and great communication. Short walk to town or tram stop. Highly recommend staying here. You won't be disappointed.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Edie H wrote a review Jan 2023
Australia7 contributions1 helpful vote
The one night stay for me and my family was great. We used the pool because it was really hot, but at the same time refreshing. The rooms were nice at tidy and had everything you needed for the one night stay. The beds were comfortable through the night and there was no noise from other cabins which felt like a retreat. This motel deserves a 5 and definitely would go back.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Vicki O wrote a review Oct 2022
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A hidden gem! Newly renovated Clean and quiet and comfortable Hot shower; great bed; microwave and fridge, cutlery and plates to organise own breakfast. Out of town centre but on main drag. Wonderful host. We would absolutely stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mozbee wrote a review July 2022
Adelaide, Australia27 contributions7 helpful votes
Very happy with the standard of accommodation. The room was clean, modern and very comfortable. The bedding and pillows provided a really nice place to rest a tired head. Would absolutely stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sandie B wrote a review May 2022
Melbourne, Australia14 contributions
The deluxe double refurbished room is simply decorated with breakfast china, cutlery and microwave. The bathroom is spacious. Unfortunately whilst there is a heater component in the ceiling, half is missing and not working. The toilet tissue dispenser was empty. The delightful receptionist was friendly and helpful. The location is excellent for all that Bendigo has to offer. NB parking is outside the property and it was very safe. We would stay here again.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jeanne S wrote a review Mar 2022
Macclesfield, Australia366 contributions73 helpful votes
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Well I have to say I was pretty apprehensive when I walked into this place. Difficult to find reception but it was ok. Super friendly daughter of owners. Front wall is all glass with two big doors which open up fully. Room is very good. Love, love, love the renovations. Bed was super comfortable. Very quiet location even with a train line behind. Do you ever notice when you go to plug in your computer or phone ( they’re always the ones with odd plugs) and even if you do find a plug, they won’t go in, well there’s no problem on either count here. This is an area of Bendigo I haven’t been before and on way here found a pub which looked pretty interesting with lots of people ( always a good sign) Tyson Reef Hotel. Excellent service atmosphere and food.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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AU$101 - AU$119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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AustraliaVictoriaGreater BendigoBendigo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Happy Wanderer Motel
Which popular attractions are close to The Happy Wanderer Motel?
Nearby attractions include Breakout Bendigo (2.1 km), Central Deborah Gold Mine (3.5 km), and Sacred Heart Cathedral (2.8 km).
Is parking available at The Happy Wanderer Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Happy Wanderer Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Masons of Bendigo, Food O Clock Cafe & Indian, and The Woodhouse Bar & Grill.
Are there any historical sites close to The Happy Wanderer Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fortuna Villa (4.0 km), Eaglehawk Town Hall (5.6 km), and Bendigo Town Hall Tour (2.3 km).