Heywood Motor Inn
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Heywood Motor Inn

1851 Princes Hwy, Heywood, Victoria 3304 Australia
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3.5
#1 of 1 small hotel in Heywood
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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Heywood Motor Inn is the perfect base for you to explore our stunning region and experience the Budj Bim cultural landscapes. Heywood is centrally located in southwest Victoria on the A1 highway just inland from Portland and an easy drive to Mount Gambier, Port Fairy and Hamilton. Under new management since July 2021, our motor inn offers clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation options and we cater for a wide variety of guests, workers, groups, government employees and contractors, company representatives, tourists, families and travellers. Comprising of 16 ground level rooms - queen, twin and family rooms all with ample car parking onsite. Heywood Motor Inn has recently undergone a minor upgrade with fresh painting, new bedding, upgraded WiFi that is unlimited and free. Larger group bookings can utilise our meeting room facilities. Take time to enjoy the friendly rural hospitality of Heywood in our family owned and operated Motor Inn.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Seating area
Iron
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
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1851 Princes Hwy, Heywood, Victoria 3304 Australia
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miss_piaalba wrote a review Mar 2021
Melbourne, Australia452 contributions67 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were only there for a night. We booked through the phone late at night, and the lady who picked up was quite friendly and accommodating. We managed to check-in without much hassles at 1am.

The room was spacious and tidy. It was a little dim for me, but ok. It was comfortable, so I generally had a good sleep.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kevin D wrote a review Apr 2021
Melbourne, Australia285 contributions98 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Although motel is managed remotely, the owners were easy to contact, unlike others i have stayed at.Motel had spacious rooms a comfortable bed with a good size tv . Bathroom could do with a spruce up but is ok. Close to the highway but not too much traffic at night. No breakfast but at least 2 cafe options in town, the one i went to had excellent food . Tradies were are you.
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Date of stay: April 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Dean Robertson, Owner at Heywood Motor Inn
Responded 18 Apr 2022
Hi All - Just letting everyone know that the Heywood Motor Inn has been under new and much improved ownership since July 2021. Please disregard all reviews pre 2021. We have made significant improvements to the motor in over the last 10 months that can be viewed on our website. Our rooms a clean, comfortable and affordable and our friendly onsite caretakers Deb & Mike are ready to welcome all guests. Come check us out.
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904agnesc wrote a review Aug 2022
Zoutleeuw, Belgium356 contributions228 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Motor Inn is located a couple of kilometers out of town. Rooms are spotlessly clean, large and very comfortable. Reception was efficient and friendly. There are loads of cockatoos hanging around the property late afternoon.
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Date of stay: August 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Dean Robertson, Owner at Heywood Motor Inn
Responded 16 Sept 2022
Thank you for your review. Congratulations on being the first guest to review us since the change of ownership. We really appreciate the positive review especially in relation to the cleanliness and comfort of the room. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for experiencing Budj Bim during your stay.
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Tanya C wrote a review Jan 2023
Rome, Italy14 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Relaxed, friendly, clean accommodation. Cute little motel rooms, basic but got everything you could need. Stayed here prior to moving into our more permanent accommodation in the area.
Managers allowed us an early check-in to cater for our small children, due to the room being ready which was wonderful. Same day booking, and stayed 3 days. Even has a small little kids playground which the kids thought was wonderful.
Loved staying here WAY more than the motels we stayed at in Portland.
Will encourage friends and family visiting to stay here as well :)
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Date of stay: January 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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percibeale wrote a review Nov 2022
Brisbane, Australia19 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Welcomed well; very clean; everything functioning; allowed to charge EV; good space; easy access to Budj Bim and Tae Rak.
Only downside: heater worked very efficiently, but a little bit noisy. No laundry on site, but one down the road.
Nice little town with all groceries, food & services.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Easy to book. I believe the new owner has improved the motel greatly.
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Response from Motel Management, Owner at Heywood Motor Inn
Responded 7 Nov 2022
Hi Susan, thank you for choosing to stay with us whilst you the experienced Budj Bidj and Tae Rak. We strive to present all our room is clean and comfortable state and really appreciate the positive feedback. We are progressively upgrading some of our older heating/cooling units for new split systems which will alleviate any minor noise issues guests may experience.
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DinoDisco wrote a review Feb 2020
Horsham, Australia160 contributions90 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Typical old motel in need of a spruce up. Check in etc no worries with friendly staff. Tidy rooms with all the fundamentals. Bathroom is pretty jaded but ok for one night. Highway is a bit noisy at times. Solid but not spectacular. Nothing really wrong with it.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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sunspoke wrote a review Sept 2012
Gympie, Australia15 contributions17 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The outside looked nice with flower garden at front, but the room was quite ordinary: outdated and worn appearance; cobwebs in the corners; inadequate heating from the split system unit for the family room; heated beds but one didn't turn on, on another the cord overheated, and a third bed didn't have one; and not enough cutlery for everyone to have a cuppa in the morning. It was the only motel in town, so I guess we were lucky the proprietor was friendly and did give us a little break on the price, which was still overpriced and ended up being the most expensive accommodation of our whole vacation.
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Date of stay: September 2012
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: I think all the rooms would be quiet as we had one closest to road and weren't disturbed as...
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Response from heywoodmotorinn, Manager at Heywood Motor Inn
Responded 15 Sept 2016
Sorry you had a bad night if you leave a blanket on high it can heat up and is not recommended to do this spiders make webs over night and we do not like to spray them as it is bad for your health.Check out the true comments on this motel.
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Carol S wrote a review May 2014
Melbourne, Australia29 contributions97 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great motor inn......warm and cosy room on a very cold night....immaculate interior with everything you could require....Jill and Kevin are wonderful, friendly hosts.....nothing is too much trouble for them. Scrumptious cooked breakfast at a very reasonable price......We stayed an extra night than intended, as it was great value for money ......will be making a return visit soon.
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Date of stay: May 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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D K R wrote a review Jan 2016
London, United Kingdom9 contributions11 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Decided to stay here to break the Great Ocean Road Drive from Melbourne to Adelaide. This place is best described as a motel where the car is parked right next in front of your room.
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Cheap place to break the stay compared to other locations such as mount gambier
It is easy to find as there was a blue sign driving off from the highway stating motel is x-distance away
The room delivers what it states on the website, such as towels, microwave, hair dryer etc.
A positive surprise was internet wifi is available at reception/their main house. But not in any of the rooms that are sold hence you have to walk to reception to get the internet, which the owners shared the passwords with us.

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No internet in the room.
The room is a little dated as mentioned by others as well.
The management are not internet saavy hence am unsure even if they read their feedback and learn how they can improve.
The management who run the place are not as friendly as we would have thought being in a such a stress free easy going location. We reached around 930pm and needed internet for a few minutes for some last minute work. The lady receptionist asked us to stand outside the house and get wifi access. It was cold and after a few minutes she turned of the wifi - I guess it was time for them to sleep.
We made the booking via booking.com and they wanted to charge me extra for an infant and another adult whilst the website said double room. The charge was 10AUD for second adult and 20AUD for the infant. I found this unethical to charge for an infant, as we have not experienced this anywhere. After much discussion I paid for the second adult as I noticed that number of adults did not match as per reservation however I completely disagreed on the charge for the infant.

Overall - I would not stay here again as I saw far better places in Mount Gambier or Portland etc. They are 50-100AUD more expensive however I think it would be better off. Only deal with the management in the morning and afternoon. After 8pm - avoid as it is a rural setting and they are used to taking it easy :)
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Date of stay: January 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Take the renovated bathrooms
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Response from heywoodmotorinn, Manager at Heywood Motor Inn
Responded 15 Sept 2016
We normally start work cooking breakfast at 5am in the morning and like to retire about 9.30 we advertise that we do not have wifi and were being nice to you to having access to our private internet.The office was locked at 9.30 as we were going to bed.The price of a room here is $98 for 2 and if you had told the truth when booking .Booking .com was current with the price.Have a good look at true comments on our motel this is the only sight where people can write untrue comments
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Beverley D wrote a review Oct 2014
Deniliquin, New South Wales, Australia28 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Quiet,clean and just the place for an overnight stay. Older style rooms. Friendly hosts. We had a family room which sleeps six. Can supply meals to your room. Short drive to picturesque Portland and the coast.
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Date of stay: October 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Heywood Motor Inn
What are some of the property amenities at Heywood Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at Heywood Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Heywood Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Heywood Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Heywood Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Heywood Bakery, Heywood Hotel, and Esmea’s.
Is Heywood Motor Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Heywood.
Is Heywood Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.