Great Western Motel
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.
The listings of booking offers for each property take into account the compensation paid to us by our partners. Prices shown may be for varying room types. Prices displayed are the lowest available, corresponding to the least expensive room type available, as provided from our partners as of the time of the user’s search.

Great Western Motel

Western Highway, Great Western, Victoria 3377 Australia
Traveller (10)
Dining (2)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (2)

View prices for your travel dates

Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all

About

4.0
#1 of 1 motel in Great Western
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Value

Great Western Motel is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Great Western, offering a budget friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer air conditioning, bringing comfort and convenience to your visit.

Plus, Great Western Motel offers a fitness center and a lounge, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day.

If you’re looking for a pub, consider a visit to Great Western Hotel, which is not far from Great Western Motel.

Enjoy your stay in Great Western!

Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Wine / champagne
Room features
Air conditioning
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Charming

Location

Western Highway, Great Western, Victoria 3377 Australia
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 57 out of 100
57
Melbourne Airport
25Reviews1Q+A2Room tips

Reviews
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.

Traveller rating
  • 6
  • 15
  • 1
  • 1
  • 2
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Detailed Reviews
Peter J wrote a review Jan 2020
Darwin 12 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Working in customer service the last thing I needed New Years Eve was a crowd.
The music was happening at the pub next door, at a respectable level. But the thing that impressed me the most was the greeting I received when I checked in. David, the guy who runs the place, is the perfect host. On checking in, David welcomed me with a handshake, and oozing sincerity.
I’ve worked in front office at 4 and 5 star Hotels, so I’m big on hospitality. David is a champion.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Missjbc wrote a review Mar 2022
Frankston, Australia73 contributions42 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
not the best for us. We stayed in a 2 bedroom cabin at the back of the pub. This is not the fault of the hotel but the constant truck noise all night made sleep for us impossible. The cabins looked fairly new but there were some maintence issues that needed to be fixed. I would think on new rooms maintenece and cleanliness would be priorty to keep the rooms looking as new. We did mention the issues to bar staff when we went for a drink and meal. For us it wasn't an enjoyable stay here but I wished it was. We were travelling around Victoria and happy to support a local business.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Netty wrote a review Mar 2020
City of Greater Geelong, Australia4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The accommodation was clean and well presented with a nice feel. A nice quiet environment which aided a good nights sleep. The staff were very friendly. Would come again. My 13 year old really liked it. Nice overnight stay, thank you.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Escape05753804325 wrote a review Mar 2024
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This is where you stay when there is no where else available, with reluctance. The transport going by at night is a bit overwhelming, mostly trucks speeding through at 100Klm + Also, my bathroom tap leaked and the shower filled like a bath. At times through the night my fridge would roar like a lion.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Kane N wrote a review Nov 2014
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia1 contribution6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great Western Hotel Motel in Great Western Victoris is a great friendly pub with great service. Chip Kipniak and his friendly staff ensured we were well looked after. I would recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to South Australia or Visa/Versa
Read more
Date of stay: October 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 with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
LG1949 wrote a review July 2012
Ararat52 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great Western is a small village 10 minutes west of Ararat in country Victoria and near the Grampians. The hotel also has motel accommodation and counter meals start at $5. Service is typical country friendly and the beer is always cold.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Ian M wrote a review Nov 2018
South Australia, Australia377 contributions158 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed for a night when I couldn’t get accommodation in Ararat.

The rooms are basic but clean and comfortable. The bed was fine and everything in the room worked as it should.

I had dinner in the hotel- had to eat in Bar as the dining room was fully booked. The atmosphere in the Bar was fine.

Meal was a good pub meal - I had a T Bone with pepper sauce, vegetables and fries ($30).

Quite an extensive wine list by the glass (all $10/glass). Wine quality was reasonable.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
kate v wrote a review July 2017
Stawell, Australia47 contributions28 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Travelled to this Hotel today for lunch with friends. Bruce, the Host is very friendly and helpful, food was really nice, good coffee. Reasonably priced.
Interesting photo display from the past of Great Western.
On the Highway between Ararat and Stawell, worth the visit.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: There for lunch, service really good and quick.
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Themikanic wrote a review Jan 2017
Ballan, Australia246 contributions217 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
5 of us travelled by V/Line from Melbourne for a day out in the country and we had pre-arranged luncheon at the Great Western Hotel on New Years day. Little did we realise the hotel opened especially for us and for that we the only guests for lunch on that day. When we found out we were very grateful and thanked Chip the hotelier and assistant David for their kindness of opening on New Years day.

Don't expect haute-cuisine, but as pub food goes, and the ambience of the dining room and excellent prices this place ticked most boxes. I enjoyed the bruschetta and the chicken parmigiana was very good and certainly was a filling meal for this big meal eater!

A couple of bottles of Great Western red from Heathcote went down a treat and as we weren't driving we were able to enjoy our long luncheon.

Recommended!
Read more
Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
trippers_at_large wrote a review Nov 2019
Adelaide, Australia42 contributions35 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Old place but perfect for what we needed. Friendly staff, nice linen and towels. If you are a light sleeper it is right next to highway. Easy to get to, we were tired and glad to have somewhere to sleep and we could pull off the road and be on our way easily the next morning. Includes continental breakfast.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
kate v wrote a tip July 2017
Stawell, Australia47 contributions28 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"There for lunch, service really good and quick."
Read full review
PDids wrote a tip Sept 2016
Adelaide, Australia48 contributions21 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room facing away from road if they have one!"
Read full review
Not the right property for you?
There are more places to choose from in the Great Western area.
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaGrampiansGreat Western
Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

GREAT WESTERN MOTEL: 2024 Reviews - Photos of Motel - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Great Western Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Great Western Motel?
Nearby attractions include Great Western Memorial Park (0.2 km) and Bbc Iplayer Australia (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Great Western Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness centre.
What food & drink options are available at Great Western Motel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Great Western Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Great Western Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Salingers, Great Western Hotel, and Great Western Shop.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Great Western Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Great Western Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.09 km away from the centre of Great Western.
Are there any historical sites close to Great Western Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bunjil's Shelter (11.0 km).