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Corrine Smith

A last minute romantic getaway!

Review of Motel Stawell
4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 Oct 2022via mobile
A last minute romantic getaway!!

Check in was easy and very professional. The reception area was scented with beautiful aromas which I can only think came from the plants they’ve used for a resort type feel which they’ve definitely achieved and made me feel like I’d arrived in paradise. Apon opening the door you are greeted by the on site security dog which made us feel immediately safe to stay here. The button to call staff who could be heard out the back watching tv was just brilliant to get their attention and customer service. I was assigned my room and when we asked for a nice room - boy did they not disappoint! The stunning artwork was complimented by the texturised feature wall completed by previous guests. Almost like a sign in book but with a personalised touch. Our room featured all the right facilities we needed. The ironing board really came in handy, we wouldn’t have thought to check the cupboard for an iron if it wasn’t for the nicely placed iron burn on the luxurious carpet.
I was a little bit disappointed that the back windows didn’t have curtains but with everything else they had to offer, I didn’t think it was a big issue. We had a small problem with flat batteries in the remote which were promptly changed via staff immediately. The surprise increase of 50c upon check in for us to secure this deluxe room would explain the low occupancy hence flat batteries. This is also again evident with the spider webs coming from the elegant back drop lights. Again, not an issue as they provided us with fly and insect killer - which I assumed killed spiders too as it doesn’t state on the label. But we tried it and just to our luck it worked! These guys have truely thought of everything and every solution to unnecessary problems that could have be avoided by basic maintenance and general every day cleaning.
Lucky for us we’ve been trying to build our immune system up and the black mould in the bottom of the shower was a fantastic addition to open up my airways for the perfect detox!
The vintage 1960s split system was fantastic as we didn’t have to make use of the desk fan. The thunderstorm feature noises it makes is just so relaxing when your trying to sleep. It’s almost like sleeping in your own bed, on a rainy stormy night.

The BBQ area is so nice for a family dinner night, under the beautiful solar lights. It even comes with free hand paper towel which I thought was very thoughtful of them and even though it’s stored on the ground where it remained our entire stay it isn’t issue as you can peel off the first layer before use and is very easy to find.

If bbqs aren’t to your liking, don’t worry, motel Stawell has got you covered. The beautiful buffet with a selected assortments of gourmet Lipton teas, instant espresso sticks, sweetened sugar and a delicious variety of 2 assorted biscuits to choose from.
I was a little dissatisfied to find only a small amount of complimentary milk as once we tried our first cup of a delicious gourmet Lipton tea we just couldn’t stop drinking it and to our shock horror all the milk was gone. But apon closer inspection of the milk carton we discovered that it was imported all the way from Melbourne, in a convenient stay fresh packet for the two hour journey. We also discovered it was from free grazing dairy cows. Which made me realise that they’ve sourced the best produce around to make sure they’re guests are satisfied.

The pond really got my attention with all the beautiful surroundings of weeded flowers. Stawells beautiful weather got us in the mood for a dip. Unfortunately there wasn’t enough water in it for a swim but definitely a quiet relaxing and comfortable space to relax and enjoy the native array of sticks, leaves, twigs and bark.

On our evening stroll we stumbled across a breathtakingly beautiful field of yellow daisies. We had to stop and take in the magnificent ray of yellow beauty. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the perfect Instagram selfie which we could no pass up on.

After our long night out at the daisy field we returned very late to our room and we were a little taken back of breath to find no alarm clock in the room. We decided to live on the edge and forget about it as we were on holiday anyway. To our pleasant surprise we were awoken (a little later than we would have liked) to the beautiful acoustics of the ride on mower.

The late sleep in left us short of time to take in all motel Stawell has to offer. We had such an amazing night, and with so much to see and do around the motel alone still we made the very easy choice to extend our stay another night. We really appreciated the $8.50 discount they gave us as we now consider ourselves loyal returning customers as we feel we have made an ongoing bond between the motel Stawell family & dog. We are willing to repeatedly stay with you instead of choosing your close motel competition in the Stawell region.

Would highly recommend this well underscored 3 star hotel which id give a n easy 3.5 star. we will definitely be returning in the near future. As even though we booked the second night we still ran out of time to see everything around the motel. Keep up the great work motel Stawell! Can’t wait to experience what you have to offer us next!
Date of stay: October 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 April 2022 via mobile

great shower, perfect bed, friendly owner.

had a great nights sleep here. room was well presented. decent towels and linen. i wonder if there is a new owner putting in the effort.

trucks did not bother us at all

extremely good value for the price.

Date of stay: April 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 January 2022

I rang to say I would probably miss check-in, (driving in from Melbourne and was caught in storms), no problem, the very nice and helpful Brenda gave me the code for the room key. The motel is an oldish one but I was pleasantly surprised by the very clean, neat and spacious room. Comfy bed, big wall mounted TV, new shower with great water pressure, nice towels, well equipped with microwave etc and while the air con unit is an older one, it works (it was during a hot spell). It's on a highway so expect some truck noise but it's not that bad. There's a cafe and Macca's nearby for the all important coffee and brekky. I will stay there again for the next visit.

Date of stay: January 2022
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 October 2021 via mobile

Easy to find. Check in was quick and easy. Clean motel rooms. Good service and nice breakfast service.
Would recommend this motel for the weary traveller seeking a comfy bed and accommodation.
We stayed up the back off the road, even though there is a lot of trucks commuting from Adelaide to Melbourne you still get a good nights sleep. Shower very good so was the efficient heater keeping the chill off the air.
The owners are great and make you feel at home.

Room tip: Ask for a room away from the road
Date of stay: October 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 July 2021

Easy check in, and when asked friendly Reception staff provided us with plates, cutlery and wine glasses. Comfortable bed and ample supply of tea, coffee and biscuits. Bit of traffic noise but didn’t bother us.

Date of stay: July 2021
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Reviewed 23 April 2021

My friend and I needed a quick overnight stop on our way to a 3 day hike in the Grampians. Our room was clean, the beds comfortable and the shower lovely and hot. The owners made us a filling and delicious breakfast, and supplied me with a brand new toaster so I could toast up my own gluten free bread safely. 5 stars for the friendly service and clean, comfortable stay. Only down side about the motel is the truck noise from the main road, but it didn’t disturb my sleep!

Date of stay: April 2021
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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