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Gariwerd Motel

28 - 36 Grampians Rd, Halls Gap, Victoria 3381 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 9 hotels in Halls Gap
Travellers' Choice
GreenLeaders Silver level
Gariwerd Motel is perfectly located exactly where you want to be: in the heart of Halls Gap in the heart of the Grampians, 5 mins drive from the Wonderland Carpark (the start of the walk to the Pinnacles). We have KANGAROOS! Lots of them. They just hang around the place, looking relaxed. You can take selfies with them. We also have very fast FREE WIFI in all areas of the motel! I know, everyone says they've got free WiFi, but that usually means free WiFi if you are standing on one leg in reception with a Pringles can on your head, not AWESOME FULL STRENGTH FREE WIFI EVERYWHERE YOU GO! Still not convinced to come stay with us? Well then there's not much else to say other than go read the reviews, which of course you've already done, because no one comes here and reads the official description first. You read the reviews, then the official description. Actually I'm pretty sure no one even reads the official description. I know I don't. If you are reading this, please contact us and tell us that you read it so we know writing this wasn't a complete waste of time. And you can book your stay with us while you are at it, because let's face it, you're pretty sure you want to stay with us now just because this little blurb has made you laugh a bit, and if that's any indication of what your stay will be like (it is), then you and I both know you should pick up the phone now. Go on, what are you waiting for?
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Canoeing offsite
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Photo copier / fax In business centre
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Swedish
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matthewhardy80 wrote a review Yesterday
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
This is fourth (?) time I’ve brought my two little daughters (now aged 5 & 8) to Gariwerd and it’s an excellent experience every time. Highly recommended. There’s nothing they can’t do for you and we enjoy ourselves immensely. Great fun 😍
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Date of stay: January 2021
RaviVasagar wrote a review 23 Jan.
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
Place was very clean and as described with serene surrounding. Very friendly management and provided a lot of suggestions on places worth visiting and eateries around. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: January 2021
Adelle M wrote a review 23 Jan.
Melbourne, Australia64 contributions9 helpful votes
Good location, walking distance to shops, restaurants and the Venus baths. Rooms are aged but clean and well fitted out with a small fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster; all you need for a few days away to explore the area. The contactless check in was well communicated and worked really well. Would happily stay again.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
katespanner wrote a review 23 Jan.
Adelaide, Australia1 contribution
A lovely motel with all the comforts. Great shower and spacious rooms. An excellent location within walking distance in to town. Very accommodating for our family of 6. Friendly staff who went out of their way to assist us but remain Covid safe,
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Date of stay: January 2021
pmusca387470 wrote a review 20 Jan.
1 contribution
Average stay room was clean but not the number one voted motel in town by far as highlighted on brochure. The stay was made worse by the motel taking in a large group that took up most rooms and were inconsiderate re noise and kids running around till after dark.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Response from Gariwerd Motel, Owner at Gariwerd Motel
Responded 4 days ago
I'm sorry you were disappointed by your stay with us, and I do apologise that the noise from other guests affected your stay. We are in fact the number 1 rated motel right here on TripAdvisor, but we're not pretending to be a 5 star hotel. We're just a simple budget motel. Our high ratings come from the consistently high standard of cleanliness and custome service. But sometimes people get a different expectation of what they are going to get. Thank you for your review, it's good for people to see a different perspective. Tony
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USD 67 - USD 97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustraliaVictoriaGrampiansHalls Gap
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gariwerd Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Gariwerd Motel?
Nearby attractions include Grampians National Park (0.5 km), Venus Baths Loop (0.8 km), and Wonderland Loop Hike (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gariwerd Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Gariwerd Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Gariwerd Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Gariwerd Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gariwerd Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coolas Ice Creamery, Livefast Lifestyle Cafe, and Kookaburra Hotel.
Are pets allowed at Gariwerd Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gariwerd Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swedish.
Are there any historical sites close to Gariwerd Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Heatherlie Quarry (13.8 km).