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Whispering Gums Motel

61 Lyons St, Newstead, Victoria 3462 Australia
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Newstead, Whispering Gums Motel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants, Whispering Gums Motel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Newstead.

Rooms at Whispering Gums Motel offer a refrigerator and air conditioning providing exceptional comfort and convenience.

If you are driving to Whispering Gums Motel, free parking is available.

While staying at Whispering Gums Motel, you may want to check out Dig at Newstead (0.5 mi) which is a short walk away.

Whispering Gums Motel is sure to make your visit to Newstead one worth remembering.

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Mel wrote a review Mar 2021
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
Great, friendly, unobtrusive host, exceptionally clean rooms, every utility needed, even a JUG of milk & oh, chocolate as well. As for value, would have to be the best anywhere. Highly recommend to anyone.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Peter F wrote a review Sept 2018
Hobart, Australia148 contributions59 helpful votes
This is a small establishment with just 5 motel units. The one we had was well presented and had reasonable space and had comfortable lounge and the bathroom was a decent size and bright. It was nice to receive a block of chocolate waiting on our arrival, and that went a bit too quickly. The price of the accommodation was nothing short of great, there is not many places of this quality for this low rate. My review ratings try to be consistent and usually only allocate a 5 in the circumstances described below.. Any that I give a 3 rating are good and am happy to stay there again. Accommodation that is comfortable with good quality furniture and fittings that are similar to home environment are more likely to get high ratings. These usually have a separate lounge with comfortable seating, a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area and a bedroom that is not cramped. Free Wi-Fi is also desirable.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Gary Rowan Higgins wrote a review Sept 2017
Richmond, Australia144 contributions95 helpful votes
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Unlike Castlemaine and Maryborough, the traffic on the Pyreness Hway right outside just about disappears at 6pm, and peace descends upon the bushy green landscape of my old hometown of Newstead. I was here (Hilliers Street) when the foundations were being poured for the motel decades ago. It was quiet then, as it is quiet now and will remain so. Newstead has never wanted nor desired to become a bustling tourist town, and it serves well as a relaxing whistlestop for coffee or chops, or an overnight stay. And here it is! This little dig of five neat and comfy units punches way above its weight for $80 a night, and a wonderful welcome awaits by way of friendly Cameron. My unit was No. 4 and home comforts were plenty: a comfy bed (with electric blanket; extra blankets are at hand), a big-screen TV, a kettle, toaster, fridge and microwave. What more could a bachelor want? The night wasn't cold so the electric blanket found no use. Up next morning for an early departure, and I actually had a tinge of sadness for leaving the enjoyable, restful experience behind for the return to the concrete jungle. An enjoyable first impression made all the more better with friendly and approachable owner/manager Cameron. • Brekky is not served. Get your tucker at welcoming The Dig cafe, 10 minutes walk up the road.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Five units with space for one car out the front.
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denisandtina wrote a review May 2017
Colac, Australia23 contributions6 helpful votes
My wife and I and our single travelling partner stayed here in adjoining rooms on 11 & 12 March 2017. The management are very friendly and accommodating. The rooms had everything we needed and more, and were clean and felt very homely. We certainly intend staying there in the future as it is very central to visiting all the Central Victorian towns.
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Room Tip: A small 5 room Motel, all rooms would be quiet and similar
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Lenny4545 wrote a review Apr 2017
Perth, Australia126 contributions34 helpful votes
Thank you for providing a good country motel on a busy weekend The room was well appointed with a normal size bar of soap😀rather than some of the excuses that other places provide A great welcome on arrival too
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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Joe O wrote a review Jan 2017
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
We stayed at motel for a family wedding in late Dec. Our host was lovely, rooms were well equipped and all 5 rooms were spotless. Thankyou Cameron for providing our families a lovely and very affordable place to stay. Kate
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Peter F wrote a review Sept 2016
Hobart, Australia148 contributions59 helpful votes
This is a small establhment with just 5 motel units. The one we had was well presented and had reasonable space and a microwave, kettel and toaster. The was a comfortable lounge and the bathromm was a decent size and bright. Unfortunately the owner had recently had a road accident, but the room had been prepared. It was nice to receive a block of chocolate waiting on our arrival, and that went a bit too quickly. The price of the accommoadtion was nothing short of great, there is not many places of this quality for this low rate. My review ratings try to be consistent and very rarely allocate a 5. Any that I give a 3 rating is good and am happy to stay there again.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Torquay_Massage wrote a review Aug 2016
Torquay, Australia6 contributions3 helpful votes
Overall a really nice room, with plenty of space and really nice presentation - it felt just like a room at a BnB - comfortable, clean and tidy. Just myself as was in the middle of travelling around the state for business so needed a good quiet place and this was great. Lovely owner - very friendly. Only issue - the TV had no digital channels due to an issue with the to antenna/amplifier. But that wasn't a problem for me as I have the Foxtel GO app which I can use on the go through my work iPad :) so cheap for $80 a a night - batting way above the price tag.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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christirpkos wrote a review July 2016
Lancefield, Australia3 contributions
Cameron was great, heater was turned on prior to arrival, nice to get to a warm room ,rooms are excellent ,great value for money well equipped rooms ,also haven't seen for year's large bars of soap ,great weekend. Whole town was great and all business's ,will be going back again have recommended to all our friends,.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: no tip need small great friendly motel good old fashion service
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Reilys-Tale wrote a review June 2016
Perth, Australia42 contributions17 helpful votes
We needed a place to stay overnight on a recent trip to the Golden centre of Victoria, we could not get into a hotel in the major towns in the area, but we found whispering gums motel in Newstead had rooms, so we decided to stay. We found a very comfortable room with friendly hosts who made our stay enjoyable. I would recommend this as an option for a weekend or overnight on your way through this area of Victoria.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whispering Gums Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Whispering Gums Motel?
Nearby attractions include Newstead Park (1.0 km).
Is parking available at Whispering Gums Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Whispering Gums Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Buda Historic Home and Garden (14.5 km), Old Castlemaine Gaol (13.3 km), and Castlemaine Historic Market Building (13.7 km).