Barwon Valley Lodge
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Barwon Valley Lodge

99 - 109 Barrabool Rd, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3216 Australia
Barwon Valley Lodge
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4.5
#2 of 20 hotels in Geelong
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
Quality 2 bedroom apartments, set on 10 acres of gardens, alongside the Barwon River reserve, just minutes for Geelong Town centre.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Spa
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Tennis court
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Separate dining area
Iron
Microwave
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English

Location

99 - 109 Barrabool Rd, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3216 Australia
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 54 out of 100
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Avalon Airport
Essendon Airport
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162Reviews2Q+A29Room tips

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Karen Y wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean and fully self-contained with washing machine, dryer and even own washing line right outside the laundry. Modern bathroom and shower. Lots of storage space, extra shelves in the living room and bedroom, and a desk in a corner of the living area, were bonuses. Rather well-stocked kitchen. Supermarket and shops close by, and nice location by the river. My family used the pool and tennis courts with racquets to borrow. Our unit was right in front of the heated pool and spa, and pool towels were conveniently provided in the unit’s bathroom. In spring we did not need to use the heater/ air conditioner but a bonus is that both bedrooms were equipped with air conditioners. Plenty of beds in the kids’ bedroom. We booked the two-bedroom apartment for 4 adults, the kitchen was a little on the small end in terms of space for two adults to cook at the same time. The family apartments looked like they had more spacious kitchens and come with own private courtyard.
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Date of stay: October 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from barwonvalley, Owner at Barwon Valley Lodge
Responded 10 Jan 2020
Thank you for staying with us and providing a review. We aim to provide everything guests should need to make their stay enjoyable. But we are always willing to listen to suggestions which may help improve our apartments even more. We are so glad you were able to enjoy the apartments and facilities we provide. All the kitchens are well equipped, and while none are small, some are less spacious (as you felt) due to their design. We hope to choose to come and stay with us again in the future.
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Michael H wrote a review Feb 2021
Bangkok, Thailand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The lodge rooms are 2 bedroom with a spacious combined lounge / kitchen / study area, shared bathrooms.

Rooms were clean and comfortable and kitchen facilities to enable you to cook and be at 'home'

The pool has some shaded area around it, the temperature was comfortable. There is also a bbq area to utilise.

The owner, Bill, was engaging, accommodating and flexible with bookings (having regard to COVID lockdowns)

Location is a pleasant walk to the river, a short drive to nearby shops.
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Demon Mike wrote a review Mar 2021
Melbourne, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Barwon Valley Lodge isa real gem. My wife and I plus family (4 sons and daughters in law + children) 15 in total spenta weekend at Barwon Valley Lodge. The accommodation comprised 2 bedroom units each having well fitted out kitchen plus a lounge room and laundry with washing machine and dryer. Wifi, TV, BBQ A/C and heating. Large grounds with in ground swimming pool, a small lake anda tennis court. Ball and racquets supplied. Across the road - the Barwon River anda large park. Shops nearby. It was a great weekend. Staff friendly and helpful. An easy drive to centre of Geelong and the waterfront. I Cannot recommend this place enough. It was great.
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: All rooms are good
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Sara P wrote a review Jan 2020
Adelaide, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a wonderful time here! Pool and spa was lovely, tennis court was great, wonderful location by the river, close to football grounds and main city centre - particularly for the price!!
Nice units up to date with plenty of beds, and wall split air conditioning in each bedroom with has heater in main living, Foxtel and wifi. Not the mention the laundry facilities (washer and dryer) in the unit 🙌. Had a great time. Thanks so much!!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from barwonvalley, Owner at Barwon Valley Lodge
Responded 10 Jan 2020
Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We would love to welcome you back again soon.
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Steve F wrote a review June 2022
Wollongong, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Barwon Valley Lodge is in a great location in a quiet area but close enough to the main road making it very convenient. The grounds were tidy and well kept making for a nice atmosphere on the property as well.

The apartment was spacious, clean and well equipped with everything you need and our host was friendly, helpful and made our check in and out easy considering we departed early before reception opened in the morning. Highly recommended, we'd stay here again.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Julie S wrote a review Feb 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Needing somewhere to stay the night before we boarded the spirit of Tasmania, and not being familiar with Geelong we chose this accommodation based on reviews and the price. We were pleasantly surprised as it was just like staying in a two bedroom over 55’s unit. It had a full kitchen and a good size lounge area with two bedrooms and extremely comfortable beds. It also had a laundry with washing machine and dryer and the dining area off the kitchen. It was a great place to stay as we were three adults and we had plenty of space. Whilst the accommodation is about 8 km to the ship terminal, it was only a 10 minute drive at 7:30 in the morning but could take up to 25 minutes in peak hour traffic. Would happily stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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NT1979 wrote a review Feb 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived quite late and the hosts were so accommodating and made our late check in a breeze. The room was huge and spotlessly clean, the grounds were immaculate and the pool/spa was brilliant. We've been lucky to enough to secure accommodation here on the 4th of March for the Foo Fighters gig and can't wait to come back, highly recommend this place to stay, it exceeds expectations in every single way!!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Gary Caldwell, Owner at Barwon Valley Lodge
Responded 28 Feb 2022
Thank you for taking time to post a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and look forward to your return. We hope you become one of our many regular guests to Barwon Valley Lodge.
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Popopo1976 wrote a review July 2022
Limbang, Malaysia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Location, good. Quiet, easy to get to main roads.

Check in, easy.
Check out, easy (just drop the key).

WiFi speed, good.

Surrounding area, very well maintained.
In the house, a spacious living room with TV and cable. Equipped kitchen, ie fridge, freezer, pots and pans, microwave, cutleries, oven and gas stove. No kettle.

2 bedroom. Bath tub, shower, toilet.

All in all, very good.

Wholeheartedly recommend this one.

A slight negative point is that the room next to the toilet gets noisy when the toilet flushes.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Andrew F wrote a review Mar 2022
Tuggerah, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent two nights at The Barwon Valley Lodge on a family trip. The room was fantastic. Clean, modern, spacious, and well cared for. The grounds are very large and really well mainained. Great for families and well priced. We actually stayed at the same place a few years ago and remember it was very good then. So I would certainly recommend this accommodation and would use again.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Gary Caldwell, Owner at Barwon Valley Lodge
Responded 28 Mar 2022
Hi Andrew, Thanks for taking the time to post a review. We are glad you enjoyed your return visit with us. We always try to provide quality at an affordable price. We hope to see you again soon.
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Footprints83335 wrote a review Apr 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really nice hosts. Well appointed rooms, really clean and tidy. Full kitchen facilities in the room. Highly recommend this motel for families and any travellers. Excellent location and very quiet. Lovely pool and playground for kids. BBQ area.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Answer from barwonvalley
Geelong, Australia
We have 3 units that have king bed in first bedroom and queen bed in second bedroom. It depends on availability.
Seaside494972 asked a question Nov 2016
Concord, Australia9 contributions6 helpful votes
Is there air conditioning in the units?
Answer from barwonvalley
Geelong, Australia
All units have air conditioning
Demon Mike wrote a tip Mar 2021
Melbourne, Australia256 contributions167 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are good"
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cl0udstar wrote a tip Feb 2018
Geelong172 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a unit in front of the duck pond, we enjoyed opening the door to see it every morning."
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colinr2018 wrote a tip Jan 2018
New Plymouth, New Zealand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All three units used by family members were perfect"
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Themonks2017 wrote a tip Aug 2017
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"None The rooms have had a modern upgrade and meet all expectations."
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Georgina R wrote a tip May 2017
New South Wales, Australia11 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are a variety of rooms we choose a 2 bedroom lake view room as we can see the children in the playground, if your not sure what room to choose just call them as they will be more than happy to help you."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$192 - AU$215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaCity of Greater GeelongGeelong
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Barwon Valley Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Barwon Valley Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Balyang Sanctuary (0.9 km), Barwon Valley Park (0.5 km), and Archive Wine Bar (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Barwon Valley Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Barwon Valley Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Barwon Valley Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Barwon Valley Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Barwon Valley Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pakington Pantry, Winters, and Cucina One12.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Barwon Valley Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Barwon Valley Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Barwon Valley Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Heights Heritage House (2.1 km), Barwon Grange (0.7 km), and The Old Paper Mills (3.5 km).
Is Barwon Valley Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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