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Reviewed 21 October 2016

This motel was everything I was looking for. It's old school, but in a good way. The room was very comfortable and clean and had everything I needed for my one night stay. The greeting was friendly and I was supplied with fresh milk for my coffee on check in, much preferred to the usual long life milk.

The WiFi was free and performed well for my purposes. I was able to check email, update social media and watch some online video clips without an issue.

Some people complain that they found the bed too hard, but I like a firm mattress and thought it was great. I've also seen comments about noise from the nearby highway. It was a little noisy, but not enough to disturb my sleep. Check that the windows are closed or ask for a room toward the back of the complex if noise is an issue for you.

My room service breakfast was exactly what I expected and excellent. If you're looking for a trendy breakfast of smashed avocado and chia with activated almonds, you are in the wrong place. Think more the breakfast version of a traditional Aussie pub mixed grill. A great start to the day. Plenty of other options to choose from as well.

This is not a 5 star hotel, so go in with the expectation that you are staying in a family run motel, with clean and comfortable rooms that represents good value for money. It made me nostalgic for motels of the 60s and 70s.

Room tip: If you are a very light sleeper you might need a room at the back
Date of stay: October 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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2  Thank John M
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Eastgate R, Owner at Eastgate on the Range, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Thanks John M for taking the time to review us. So glad to hear that you had a really enjoyable stay. Thanks for bringing up the noise issue and realising that making sure the windows are closed makes a big difference. When the range crossing is completed, we are expecting heavy haulage will not be passing by us.

Regards,
Scott

P.S We'd be happy to make you smashed avocado with activated almonds.

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Reviewed 24 September 2016

I've stayed in hotels and motels across the world and can honestly say that this place is the best value for money that I've ever experienced. Super clean facilities, great restaurant, quiet despite proximity to highway, good location and, no exaggeration, the best free wifi, including paid wifi offerings, that I've ever had the privilege to use! I can't recommend this place highly enough.

Room tip: Choose the back section for quietest option.
Date of stay: September 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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2  Thank seancairns77
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Eastgate R, Owner at Eastgate on the Range, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Wow Sean, it's so nice to receive a great review like yours as we do put a lot of work into the Eastgate. You're welcome any time and if you stay again please make yourself known to myself or my team.

Regards,
Scott

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Reviewed 16 September 2016

The motel room was reasonably appointed and on tap creams and shampoos etc in the bathroom which was tidy and clean. The bed was a little firm and thats a personal thing really but engine braking of trucks descending the nearby hill meant I had to don earplugs. The timing of my stay was also unfortunate as there were night roadworks also being undertaken down the hill. I had a top floor room which perhaps allowed more noise to penetrate in. Some other reviewer commented on milk and would be better if small closed containers were offered to make customer ferrying of the stuff easier. I didn't eat there but its a short walk across the road for Maccas and KFC if thats your thing for breakfast. I dont indulge in that often but......

Date of stay: September 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank 425darren
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Eastgate R, Owner at Eastgate on the Range, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Thanks Darren about your mixed feelings. Sorry you had to don ear plugs whilst staying with us. We do offer Dairy Farmers Original Milk in closed containers to our guests. If for some reason, we'd run out of milk we will offer a covered container of milk and if it's difficult to take to the room, we are happy to bring it to you. All people have to do is ask and we're happy to help out.

Regards,
Scott

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Reviewed 3 September 2016

I had a few nights stay here for my employment. And what a very pleasant surprise. Comfortable, spacious rooms, great bathroom and facilities, everything has been thought of. Sparkling clean which is always a treat.
And the meals in the restaurant were superb. Also had room service, which arrived bang on the time requested.
Have no hesitation recommending this to anyone, single, couple or family.
Thank you for your hospitality.

Room tip: There are also separate villas.
Date of stay: August 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Thank Patricia M
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Eastgate R, Manager at Eastgate on the Range, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Patricia thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm really happy that you were happy with your stay. It looks like you enjoyed every part of our motel. The chef and cleaners are very dedicated and I will pass on your compliments to them. Thanks for your review.

Regards,
Scott

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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Not a bad motel, but not great by any means. It was a clean room and quite spacious. Unfortunately the bed was like sleeping on a slab of cement - both myself and my partner kept waking up with sore hips and shoulders from the hard bed. There was also a drip from the roof that was so loud outside our room, which was really annoying trying to sleep. It's a fairly noisy location at the top of the range and even with doors and windows shut, you can hear every truck that goes past. Overall, pretty average stay, mainly because of the lack of sleep we got.

Date of stay: August 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank tbate54
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Eastgate R, Owner at Eastgate on the Range, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Thanks for your review. Sorry to hear that you and your partner found the bed uncomfortable. As we normally ask if your stay was okay, this is a great time to let us know about any problems you've had with the room. We've checked our maintenance records and there is no record regarding the dripping outside your room. It helps us a lot to be informed by our guests so that these issues can be resolved.

Regards,
Scott

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