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Castlemaine Colonial Motel

252 Barker St, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450 Australia
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The Castlemaine Colonial Motel has a wide variety of accommodation, with something to suit everyone from holiday-makers to the travelling professional, wandering senior or the romantic.You can choose a ground floor unit featuring single, twin, double, family or executive spa suite. All rooms are non-smoking.Luxury suites feature a king-sized bed, gas log fire, plasma TV and double spa bath.All rooms have Austar channels and free wireless broadband internet. Room service meals are available.We are located just two blocks north of the historic Post Office, within easy walking distance of the city centre and its many attractions.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Spa
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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platypus150 wrote a review July 2023
Melbourne, Australia27724 contributions1257 helpful votes
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The Queen Spa room was very well provided for in facilities. There was an air conditioner, spa, shower, toilet, electric jug, microwave, toaster, fridge, TV, and a lot of space We had a comfortable time, but there were a couple of niggles: our outside door was hard to close (had to slam it) and the tiny kitchen had just teaspoons, a couple of bowls, and one plate. If you have a microwave and fridge, it would help if you could actually make food.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Gayle H wrote a review May 2023
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I had seen the varying reviews so asked to see the room when we arrived. Found it was nice, clean and roomy. Parking was no problem and it's a short walk to shops. Would definitely stay again, in fact we stayed an extra night.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Room Tip: Maybe ask for a room further away from the road as I heard the odd truck but didn't disturb my...
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Gratgirl wrote a review Mar 2023
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions6 helpful votes
I booked a room at the Colonial Motel in Castlemaine in November 2022, for a Saturday night in March 2023 to attend a show at the Theatre Royal. We arrived in the afternoon to be told that they could not find our booking. I pulled out the email confirmation and gave the booking number. After some time I was told that my booking was held against the conference room, despite the email clearly stating that it was for an Executive Queen Room. I was then told that all rooms were booked and there was no availability because they had a film crew staying with them. There was an attempt to blame a third party booking company for the 'mix up' but I had booked directly with the motel and my email confirmation was from the manager. The only alternative suggested was that we might like to try for somewhere in Bendigo. We had no option but to drive back to Melbourne that night at 11.30pm. I emailed the manager to express my dissatisfaction with this experience, as he was not in attendance in the Saturday afternoon. I did not even receive an acknowledgement of my email. Book this motel at your own risk, I won't be attempting to stay there again.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Geoff E wrote a review Mar 2023
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
On the 27th January 2023 I booked 9 Rooms at the Colonial Motel Castlemaine for the 15th and 16th of March 2023 I received confirmation by email from Colonial Motel Castlemaine on the 27th of January 2023 which included the following clause. “We will confirm your booking with you aprox. 10 days prior to your arrival. Once you are confirmed you are subject to a cancellation fee of a minimum of one night’s stay “ This confirmation was never received hence I was not subject to a cancellation fee. On the 7th March 202 I cancelled the reservation . Later that day I received a phone call from Matthew Deng (Manager/Owner) to advise he was charging me a cancellation fee. Despite my protest he deducted $697.50 from my credit card. I have spoken to Matthew several times and messaged him The $697.50 has not been returned. Clearly Matthew Deng is wrong in deducting $697.50 from my account. Be careful in dealing with him. Certainly, do not give him access to your credit card.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Lynette T wrote a review Nov 2022
Excellent Large Room, Bathroom and walkin Shower. Even has handheld and would fit Shower Chair. Very comfortable stay. The Room was very clean and inviting. Manager very helpful. Only 7mns walk from Station and close to Town.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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ryka2008 wrote a review Sept 2022
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Stayed here with my partner recently and found that some of the complaints over the last two years haven't been fixed. Arrived and upon check in were told that we had been put into a twin room instead of the Executive triple room we had booked. My partner said "no, we booked an Executive triple room and paid for it too", despite booking the room through booking.com and it said pay at hotel. They had already taken the money out before we even arrived. The owner or manager said ok i'll move you to triple room. That's what we booked is a triple room not a double. In Room 9, Had a shower on the Friday night and had just turned the taps on, the pipe to the shower head came off the outlet out of the wall due to the water pressure. managed to somehow screw the pipe/tube back into its socket before almost being scolded due to the water temperatures mind of its own. Spent most of the time in the shower trying to regulate the water. About 30 minutes after that, the manager or owner asked my partner how the room was and my partner told him about the shower problems. he came into the room to check the shower and said 'I get plumber out.' as the manager or owner was leaving. The travel information was over 2 years old, the remote barely worked but couldn't turn the tv on or off so had to do that manually. False advertising of this motel on Booking.com as it states satellite channels, alarm clock, cable channels, minibar, tea/coffee maker in room. None were available in the room at all. They advertise on the a frame board that there is In room breakfast yet no menus were available in the room. The fridge kept making weird clicking noises off and on through our stay. There was one tiny bar of soap for 2 people for 2 day stay. Not worth the money spent although is walking distance to the town centre but still not worth it. Wouldn't recommend or come back.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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gemma o wrote a review July 2022
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Booked a room for 2 nights. Rm14. Toilet cistern refilled every 4-5minutes throughout the night. In the morning I asked to be moved to another room.Manager wouldn't fix and denied there was a problem. Accused me of lying. Room is 2 star not 4 star. Old tired bedding and carpet. Bathroom dated. No spare blanket, July. Remote controls not working properly for RC AC or TV. Not all lights work
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Lloyd Judy M wrote a review June 2022
Adelaide, Australia8 contributions8 helpful votes
We rang and booked but when we got there “upgraded” after seeing our room. We paid top price for a room with cobwebs in the corner and the carpet square under the bed filthy. The sheets were no longer white and were crumpled.... no crisp white sheets here, so left doubt as to how they were laundered. Have stayed at cheaper establishments that have been cleaner. The person at reception needs to learn a bit about customer service as every time he was serving he was busy on his mobile phone and you were given secondary attention. I am sure there are other places in Castlemaine better and will not be returning to this motel in future.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ricks12016 wrote a review May 2022
Melbourne, Australia238 contributions118 helpful votes
We stayed here on a Friday night found this place a bit scummy. They used old worn out sheets and didn't smell very fresh,same with the bath towels lacking a nice freshness smell. Wi Fi in and out and unreliable. Only issued us with 1 little piece of square soap. The room smelled of cigarette smoke. We will not revisit this dump.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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FaieBell wrote a review May 2022
Batemans Bay, Australia3 contributions6 helpful votes
I booked directly with the business and then had to cancel the booking 18 minutes later. I was not advised that the cancellation policy involved forfeiting a full nights accomodation charge once the booking was confirmed. I was only advised of this in the confirmation email, which effecively meant I had already forfeited the fee. I paid $175 to hold a room for a couple of hours. The owner refused to answer my emails and when I rang to discuss the matter he was rude and dismissive. I will not be staying at this motel at any time in the future.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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AU$158 - AU$184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Castlemaine Colonial Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Castlemaine Colonial Motel?
Nearby attractions include Castlemaine Art Museum (0.4 km), Castlemaine Historic Market Building (0.5 km), and Maurocco Bar (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Castlemaine Colonial Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a spa, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Castlemaine Colonial Motel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Castlemaine Colonial Motel?
Guests can enjoy free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Castlemaine Colonial Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Castlemaine Colonial Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Railway Hotel, Origini Cafe, and Wild.
Is Castlemaine Colonial Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Castlemaine.
Are there any historical sites close to Castlemaine Colonial Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Buda Historic Home and Garden (0.7 km), Old Castlemaine Gaol (0.6 km), and Castlemaine Historic Market Building (0.5 km).
Is Castlemaine Colonial Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.