Ararat Motor Inn
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Ararat Motor Inn

367 Barkly St, Ararat, Victoria 3377 Australia
the bed although it was beautifully made before I got to it
Traveller (47)
Executive room
Room & Suite (35)
Bathroom (7)

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4.5
#1 of 5 motels in Ararat
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
** Travelers can take comfort in knowing that sanitization procedures in place in addition to high-quality cleansing in response to COVID-19 ** Ararat Motor Inn offers well-appointed, modern accommodation. Located at 367 Barkly St Ararat, with cafes, pubs, clubs, and shopping just minutes away. We have four-star Executive rooms, three and a half star King and Queen & Single rooms, and three-star Standard rooms. The city of Ararat provides a diverse range of cultural, natural, and historical attractions. The region also boasts some of the world's most renowned wines.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Snack bar
Outdoor furniture
Room features
Air conditioning
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Minibar
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
218Reviews1Q+A39Room tips

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browney237 wrote a review Jan 2022
Adelaide, Australia403 contributions129 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We always look for somewhere to break the drive between Adelaide and Melbourne. This time it was Ararat.
The Ararat Motor Inn was a good choice. Friendly check-in. We were upgraded as the motel was quiet being Sunday night the day before most people go back to work after Christmas.
The room was spacious and spotless.
A good sized modern bathroom with plenty of bench space. Great shower, a very comfortable bed and a nice sofa.
Complimentary coffee poses were welcome and sensible minibar prices.
The hotel is a pleasant walk into the main shopping area and restaurants.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Michael Patel, Owner at Ararat Motor Inn
Responded 15 July 2023
Thank you for your great feedback, browney237. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you in the future. Kind Regards, Ararat Motor Inn
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Thea E wrote a review Apr 2021
Woodville, Australia87 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed to break the drive from Adelaide to Melbourne. Very clean and comfortable. Friendly checkin. Great fluffy towels and really comfy bed and pillows.

I only had one issue controllable by management - very strong room freshener smell - I find this really wearing on the sinuses. The uncontrollable was the guests on either side who had an early start and ran their engines for 15 minutes or so at about 4:30am - but with the good block out blinds and comfy bed had no trouble going back to sleep.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Michael Patel, Owner at Ararat Motor Inn
Responded 2 May 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We apologize for the strong fragrance. We have taken steps and reduced the usage of Antibac sprays inside the room. Have a great day ahead & we hope to see you in the future! Thanks, Michael - Ararat Motor Inn
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David B wrote a review Aug 2023
29 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This motel is a few blocks from cafes and pubs but is in a quiet part of town. Not being on the highway means you don't hear trucks going past at night. Rooms are well equipped and the bathrooms are huge and modern. Motel also has plenty of parking so is great if you are towing a trailer which can be parked outside your room. The beds were warm and comfortable, being fitted with electric blankets, so I got a good night's sleep. Couldn't ask for more.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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HelenB wrote a review June 2023
5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Arriving close to midnight on a cold night, it was a lovely surprise to find the heater on and the room toasty warm - thank you Harry! Coffee pod machine and great minibar in the kitchen. Big fluffy towels and a set of scales in the bathroom were also a nice addition. Block out blinds and a very comfy bed made for a great sleep. Exceptionally clean room with parking at the front door. Will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Michael Patel, Owner at Ararat Motor Inn
Responded 15 July 2023
We love this feedback, Helen. Thank you. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you in the future. Kind Regards, Ararat Motor Inn
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Jared K wrote a review Apr 2021
Melbourne, Australia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed two nights(9/4 - 11/4) in a twin room. Michael the owner was very nice & hospitable & it was good with the kitchenette in the room & the breakfast that was delivered was good also, a short drive into the city so not far from where we stayed. It is a nice place to stay at.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Michael Patel, Owner at Ararat Motor Inn
Responded 15 July 2023
Thank you for your great feedback, Jared. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you in the future. Kind Regards, Ararat Motor Inn
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Pumperman wrote a review Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom361 contributions311 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
One of the better options for accommodation in Ararat. Comfortable, very clean and relatively quiet. Great staff made the stay pleasurable. Located a short walk from the town (would recommend the Blue Duck for food).
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from Michael_Patel99, Owner at Ararat Motor Inn
Responded 3 Jan 2020
Thank you so much Pumperman for taking the time to leave this excellent review. We really appreciate your business! Kind Regards, Michael & Stacey Patel - Ararat Motor Inn
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Jeff K wrote a review Dec 2023
Western Victoria521 contributions29 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife & I had a great night at the Ararat Motor Inn.
Nice comfortable bed, plenty of space with a sofa and dining table.
It could have done with a little more tea and coffee and the water pressure in the otherwise beautiful bathroom was a bit soft.
I would stay again, taking some extra tea & coffee :-)
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Date of stay: December 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Non wrote a review Dec 2020
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I frequently travel regional Victoria for work and have stayed at most of the properties in Ararat.

The Ararat Motor Inn rooms are by far the cleanest and best appointed of all.

Management always greet you with a cheery welcome, treating you very well.

I highly recommend this property.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Michael Patel, Owner at Ararat Motor Inn
Responded 30 Dec 2020
Thank you so NonTabitha for taking the time to leave this excellent review. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your feedback is much appreciated & we hope to see you in the future! Michael & Stacey Patel - Ararat Motor Inn
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snadyau wrote a review Sept 2022
23 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A wonderful stay - warm (it was cold weather) very quiet and all facilities that we could want. Bed very comfortable and lockout blinds so effective we slept in. Staff friendly and very helpful. For the price an excellent stay and more comfortable than lots of more expensive motels we have stayed in. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Michael Patel, Owner at Ararat Motor Inn
Responded 15 July 2023
Thank you for your great feedback, snadyau. Glad to hear you enjoyed a warm stay with us. We look forward to seeing you in the future. Kind Regards, Ararat Motor Inn
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Alexander Jones wrote a review Apr 2023
Sydney, Australia17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently stayed at the motel on the way to the Grampians and was blown away by the excellent service provided by Michael, our host. He was so lovely and went above and beyond to ensure our stay was enjoyable. I highly recommend this motel for their exceptional customer service and comfortable atmosphere.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Plenty of on-site parking. Only thing the room lacked was well positioned power points and/power...
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Response from Michael Patel, Owner at Ararat Motor Inn
Responded 15 July 2023
We love this feedback, Mark. Thank you. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you in the future. Kind Regards, Ararat Motor Inn
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Utsav G asked a question Oct 2020
Ararat, Australia
When is chekin and checkout time? Is bathroom in sharing
Answer from Paul Nolan
4 contributions
Owners live on site so I am guessing that check in can be flexible Not sure on check out but sure you can arrange to suit Each room own bathroom, clean and great towels
Colin R wrote a tip Aug 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Enjoy your stay"
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Alexander Jones wrote a tip Apr 2023
Sydney, Australia17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Plenty of on-site parking. Only thing the room lacked was well positioned power points and/power boards."
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Joyce G wrote a tip Feb 2023
Raymond, Minnesota104 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We stayed in Room 1. The first group of rooms -- maybe through 10? -- all have undercover parking. "
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Anthony D wrote a tip May 2021
Ireland36 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I stayed in 6 beside the main road and never was bothered by any noise!"
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Samantha F wrote a tip May 2019
Ballarat, Australia1,188 contribution221 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not room 6"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$135 - AU$139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaGrampiansArarat
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ararat Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Ararat Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include J Ward Museum Complex (1.6 km), One Tree Hill Lookout (5.5 km), and Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre (2.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ararat Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Ararat Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Ararat Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Ararat Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ararat Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blue Duck Hotel, Fred & Bet's, and The Ararat Hotel Cafe Bistro.
Is Ararat Motor Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Ararat.
Is Ararat Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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