Walkabout Motel
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Walkabout Motel

15 Moodemere St, Rutherglen, Victoria 3685 Australia
Traveller (12)
Champagne Suite with Open Fire & Dble Corner Spa
Room & Suite (40)
Salt Water Pool
Pool & Beach (4)

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4.5
#5 of 5 motels in Rutherglen
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
Walkabout Motel in Rutherglen, Victoria is a great central base to explore the North East. Close to Albury/Wodonga, Corowa, Wangaratta, Beachworth. Also the great Murray River and wonderful golf courses. Now of course Rutherglen has over 20 fantastic wineries, all unique in their own way. Great way to visit these is in our stretch limousines. We can guide you to your tastes & visit some that you may have in mind, we can also find little treasures off the beaten track.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Poolside bar
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Spa
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast in the room
Wine / champagne
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Bottled water
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Romantic

Location

15 Moodemere St, Rutherglen, Victoria 3685 Australia
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 56 out of 100
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Albury Airport
47.3 km
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Melbourne Airport
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Healing 4 You wrote a review Jan 2021
Melbourne, Australia395 contributions79 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the Shiraz cottage over two weeks. It had everything we needed and was easy to get around.

We used this as our central point and went on day trips.

The cottage had a fridge & freezer, stove, all cutlery and crockery. Bathroom with a corner spa Two queen size bedrooms one had additional bedding. Lounge suit, tv and small meals table.

There are laundry facilities that you can use - just take your own liquid.

The pool is great - sometimes a little cold but refreshing there is plenty to do around for kids.

Owners will go out of their way to accommodate you.

Great place to stay
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ray C wrote a review Apr 2021
Whangarei, New Zealand141 contributions15 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very deceiving from the road. The units whilst not huge are well laid out and very comfortable. The grounds and the fact that each unit has a rear access to their own courtyard area overlooking the pool makes it more enjoyable. It needs a little upgrading but generally everything is there that you need. Tania and Paul the hosts are great and they will bring a small BBQ to your courtyard area if you want to cook your own steaks. Its a short 5-10 minute walk into town and there is very little traffic noise. The Wi-Fi worked well.
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Christine P wrote a review Jan 2020
Numurkah, Victoria, Australia143 contributions52 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We love the region and return when we can, we have stayed at Walkabout serveral times.
Great place, rooms always clean and the hosts are super friendly. Paul was very kind by dropping us off at a locally winery for our lunch date. The price is great, clean, comfortable and a short walk into town.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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VicAust wrote a review Dec 2020
VicAust110 contributions60 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location, clean fully equipped spacious rooms, comfortable bed and great shower, soft towels. Friendly, helpful reception. BBQ facilities, swimming pool, free parking. Hopefully will return again.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Frank V wrote a review Dec 2020
Melbourne, Australia94 contributions51 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Well IF your ever in Rutherglen to check out the wine in the area and you don't feel like driving home. Because you miss a couple of places, WELL book yourself into the WALKABOUT Motel.. you WILL NOT regret it. Clean & Tidy YOU'LL LOVE the shower, Beds are comfy there is a nice little Kitchen, B.B.Q close by.. and if your up to it and not cold.. JUMP in the POOL !! MUST say the six of us got a little loud BUT had NO issue when they asked US if we could get a little quieter ..They also supplied us with the tools we needed to have your B.B.Q their was six of us two to a room..
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All rooms a nice as far as I know.. we got an end room which was nice away from the others
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Gary T wrote a review Apr 2018
Mill Park, Australia45 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed at this Motel on a number of occasions with a group of friends, we find this an excellent property with the rooms being very clean and well maintained. There are BBQs and a swimming pool and ample space outside to gather and have drinks with friends. The owners Paul and Tania are very welcoming and provide a Motel facility that is great value.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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nickjross88 wrote a review Feb 2018
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Friendly staff gave us a cheery welcome with a glass of milk. The room was exposed brick and wood, spacious, great bathroom facilities and views both sides onto green grass. A quick walk into town and from there, bicycling to all the wineries was an amazing day out.
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Date of stay: June 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Trent B wrote a review Sept 2013
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Happened to come across this Motel when I was looking for accommodation for a spur of the moment weekend trip to Rutherglen.
Based on the selection criteria from my partner that the room had to have a spa I found the Champagne room (or Champers as it was written on the keys). This room not only had a spa but it also had a working fireplace.
Upon arrival the room was much larger than expected with it divided, leaving a living/ mini bar section and the bed area. This gave us plenty of room to set up a cot out of the way for our 8 month old daughter.
The place is still in its late 70's early 80's style but it is clean and welcoming.
The motel is walking distance from at least 3 big wineries and only a few hundred meters from the main road with some great restaurants.
The mini bar prices were probably the best I have seen, with the bottles of wine only a few dollars more than cellar door prices
There is a nice pool and plenty of area for kids to play, and the owner/ manager is a lovely lady who was happy to accommodate our needs while we stayed there.
This will definitely be our first choice for accommodation when we return to Rutherglen.
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Date of stay: August 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Michael W wrote a review Nov 2011
Geelong, Australia94 contributions45 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently stayed in the Shiraz Suite, one of the two 2 bedroom cabins, at the Walkabout Motel. The cabins were very clean and the beds very comfortable. The single bathroom was very spacious and included a spa. The kitchen facilities allowed us to cook breakfast or prepare a small meal. The living area included a dinning table, two couches TV and DVD player. Two couples could comfortably watch TV or eat a meal while discussing the days wine tasting. By Rutherglen standards the cost of the cabin was quite reasonable, for an extra charge breakfast could be arranged.
The Motel is about 400 m from the Rutherglen Estates winery and Tulleries Restaurant and Cafe. Another 400 m walk takes you to the centre of town.
We booked the cabin using the Motel website and found the management helpful and efficient. We would happily stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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cezza77 wrote a review Aug 2017
Pakenham, Australia57 contributions52 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at the Walkabout for 2 nights last week in the Rose room. The room was clean, spacious, very warm with 3 forms of heating (reverse cycle air con, wall radiator & lovely gas fired log heater) and the bed was comfortable. We had a corner spa in our bathroom which was great for a nice soak after a long drive that day. The highlight of our stay was hiring one of the 2 Limousines from the motel, at a very reasonable rate, with the host Paul driving us around the wineries for 3 hours so that we could taste and buy wines till our hearts were content!
Had a nice dinner at the nearby Poachers Paradise Pub in town and a nice pizza from the local shop on the 2nd night. Would happily recommend this motel and would stay again ourselves if back in the region.
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Date of stay: August 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from WalkaboutMotel, Manager at Walkabout Motel
Responded 27 Aug 2017
My wife Tanya and I always try our very best to make our guests stay a very pleasant one so it is nice to hear that our guests have enjoyed themselves enough to leave nice comments on trip advisor. Thank you very much for taking the time to let others know about your stay. Regards Paul & Tanya
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Frank V wrote a tip Dec 2020
Melbourne, Australia94 contributions51 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms a nice as far as I know.. we got an end room which was nice away from the others"
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miriambeasley wrote a tip Nov 2018
Melbourne, Australia14 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"1 spa room, queen rooms, a family room as well as 2 cabins. Rooms have a back door that leads to the garden and the pool."
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carla b wrote a tip Aug 2017
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms face the rear lawn, swimming pool area"
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Trish H wrote a tip Apr 2017
Canberra, Australia117 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms have a different colour scheme reflecting various wines."
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GrdnWht wrote a tip Apr 2017
Canberra, Australia75 contributions21 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"You'll need to go into town for meals. Breakfast is very basic."
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Walkabout Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Walkabout Motel?
Nearby attractions include Rutherglen Lolly Shop (0.9 km), Rutherglen Memorial Park (0.5 km), and Tuileries Wine Bar (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Walkabout Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Walkabout Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Walkabout Motel?
Guests can enjoy a poolside bar and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Walkabout Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Walkabout Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Parker Pies, Tuileries Restaurant, and Poachers Paradise.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Walkabout Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Walkabout Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
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