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Baronga Motor Inn

35-39 Murray St, Colac, Victoria 3250 Australia
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Looking for a place to stay in Colac? Then look no further than Baronga Motor Inn, a motel that brings the best of Colac to your doorstep.

Guest rooms offer air conditioning and a refrigerator, and Best Western Colac makes getting online easy as internet access is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the motel, including room service. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool and a lounge during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Apollo Seafood, Marina Seafood Fish & Chips, and Captain George's Seafood, which are some seafood restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

During your visit, be sure to check out Colac Botanic Gardens (0.6 mi), which is a popular attraction within walking distance of the motel.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Baronga Motor Inn as you experience everything Colac has to offer.

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Free parking
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Petal wrote a review Apr 2022
Brisbane, Australia937 contributions169 helpful votes
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We were pleasantly surprised by the Baronga motel on our trip through country Victoria. The beds were the most comfortable we had on the trip.

The room was fresh and very clean. The heating was excellent and quiet.

We did not hear any traffic which was surprising given the motel is on the Princes Highway.

We really liked the long bench to put our belongings on. Also the way the cups were placed inside a plastic dome was a nice touch.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kevin D wrote a review Oct 2023
Melbourne, Australia284 contributions98 helpful votes
Stayed at the baronga motor inn for a night and found it spacious , very comfortable bed good size tv with some fox channels. The bathroom was good with everything one expects in a bathroom/ The motel is on the highway, close to several pubs and restaurants, but as most rooms are well back from the road, noise is not an issue. Perfect motel to explore the area from. Resraurant is closed at the moment but continental breakfast served.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Ozzie John wrote a review Feb 2020
Melbourne, Australia21 contributions44 helpful votes
From the outside, it could be any average motel, in any average country town.
On the inside, nice new spacious bathroom (just like the photos online) new carpet, comfy bed and pillows. Clean, good heating / cooling.
Good wifi and some Fox channels.
Out the back, away from the main road, the room was not too noisy.

Restaurant looks fairly average for one attached to a motel. Meals are well above that. Locals say they only hear good things.

Owners are really friendly and always seem to be chatting with someone.

A pretty good place to stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Sue B wrote a review May 2022
Melbourne34 contributions10 helpful votes
We arrived on a Friday night and the motel was old but pretty quiet until about 9pm when a dozen or more SES trucks pulled in for the night. Our room was surrounded by people partying all night. They were smoking straight outside our door and the fumes were coming in under the door. The noise was so loud we couldn't hear the television, they didn't stop until well after 2am.
The following morning we complained to reception as we had specifically asked to be in a quiet room. The woman was so rude she said that if she had of moved us to another room we would have complained about traffic noise.
There was no apology, no customer service, she couldn't care less - we were the problem!!!
Never again will we stay here or recommend it to other people.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: All rooms are noisy
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Colac wrote a review Mar 2020
Colac, Australia74 contributions44 helpful votes
We dine at the Baronga on a regular basis and it is the best meal in Colac. From their steaks to the chicken kevingtons there is something for everyone. Have the chocolate brownie for dessert, it’s to die for.
Colacians do yourself a favour and book in.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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ricks12016 wrote a review Apr 2022
Melbourne, Australia238 contributions117 helpful votes
Stayed here over the weekend found it very noisy as SES group stayed here. They were smoking outside our room and stunk of cigarettes. Noisy traffic outside main road. Definitely won't stay here again. Hopeless here if you want a peaceful stay.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Dont go there
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BigRick48 wrote a review July 2008
San Francisco, CA5 contributions7 helpful votes
This place was wonderful.

The rooms were great, the food was great, the weather was wonderful, even though they had little to do with that.

The best part was there was a chicken bar down the street where you could go and screw chickens. I had a great time there. Best chicken tang in my experience.
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Date of stay: April 2008
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SFORGY wrote a review Oct 2016
565 contributions87 helpful votes
Stayed two nights in a spa room..noticed the spa was old and quite stained in most parts..not impressed..large room and very close to town centre and all restaurants..will revisit colac in the future BUT will book alternative accommodation...
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Date of stay: October 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Victorianlad wrote a review Apr 2008
Melbourne, Australia17,123 contributions5,255 helpful votes
The Baronga Motor Inn's decor may be a little dark but it is still among the more acceptable class of Australian motel.

The male proprietor deserves top marks for being a friendly chap.

Although there were some tradesmen staying overnight I was not disturbed in the slightest by any noise: I slept soundly.

Checking in and out was a breeze.

I received the impression that the owners cared about this place and that they trusted their guests. I hope most guests reciprocate this level of trust which makes for a pleasant relationship between proprietor and business people or tourists.
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Date of stay: October 2007
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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sdawson wrote a review Sept 2007
Melbourne57 contributions48 helpful votes
I've travelled the world and stayed in hundreds of hotels, but, in terms of friendly, flexible and trusting service together with value for money, none come close to comparing to the Baronga Motor Inn in Colac.

In Colac for a wedding, I was a guest at the hotel from 31/8/07 to 2/9/07. From the moment I made the reservation to the moment I checked out, the service was exemplary.

Perhaps it comes down to the people running the hotel or perhaps it stems from genuine 'old fashioned' country values prevalent down that way, but this hotel is not only ideally situaed but quite possibly represents the best all round quality of service and value for money I've experienced throughout the world.

I'll be back, even if I have to find an excuse!!!

Well done!!!

S.D.Dawson
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Date of stay: September 2007
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Sue B wrote a tip May 2022
Melbourne34 contributions10 helpful votes
"All rooms are noisy"
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ricks12016 wrote a tip Apr 2022
Melbourne, Australia238 contributions117 helpful votes
"Dont go there"
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Maggie G wrote a tip Nov 2019
Seymour12 contributions2 helpful votes
"Rooms at the rear/side of the motel are best as the road is busy"
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Adam E wrote a tip Oct 2018
Geelong, Australia17 contributions2 helpful votes
"there are a select few rooms with a spa."
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Maggie G wrote a tip July 2018
Seymour12 contributions2 helpful votes
"As for rooms that are furtherest away from the highway"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$177 - AU$219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western colac
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
28
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Frequently Asked Questions about Baronga Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Baronga Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Colac Botanic Gardens (0.9 km), Jo's Pantry (0.6 km), and Colac Bird Reserve (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Baronga Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Baronga Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Baronga Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Baronga Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Baronga Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Future Cafe, Fusion Restaurant, and The Farmer's Son.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Baronga Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Baronga Motor Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.07 km away from the centre of Colac.
Is Baronga Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.