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“Over priced for what we got, not worth the hype and not for a romantic weekend away.”

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Barossa Weintal Hotel / Motel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Tanunda
Brisbane, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Over priced for what we got, not worth the hype and not for a romantic weekend away.”
Reviewed 16 October 2011

The Weintal is really a place that needs work done. The room we were put in was meant to be a nice spa room. We were expecting a lot for the price we paid, but the place is run down and disappointing. There were about 6 other couples there on the two nights we stayed and they put us in a room next to a couple that snored and in the rooms where the railings were under construction. They should have spread us out a bit. We did not feel comfortable there. Worst place on our trip. As a young married couple, this was not the place to stay. I would recommend to any couple to stay out of the Barossa and drive in for the days they wish to visit. Disappointing for my first and longing trip to the Barossa.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 23 September 2011

Stayed for 2 nights in August 2011 in a standard room which was neat, tidy, basic yet roomy for a motel room. Noise does travel between the walls and would suggest, if affordable, look at the newer spa studios. We ate in the restaruant on one night - it was a decent portion and satisfying after spending a day travelling and exploring the region. Bikes are available and I would have liked the opportunity to have used these; the bar and bottle shop was handy especially as the motel isn't close to shops or the town centre (perfect for a bike ride or a brisk morning walk). All staff - reception, restaurant, bar and bottleshop were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2011

I think the only reason you would stay here is if you are over the limit to drive home. On the gourmet weekend we booked and paid to stay here in a spa room for one night. After checking in we found the room to be quite noisy due to other guests and the poor sound insulation of the 70's rooms.
As we didn't drink as much as we thought we might at the gourmet weekend, we waited in the room watching tv for a couple of hours then drove home to our own bed. I wouldn't recommend this for any sort of romantic getaway. Rather, it's an adequate place to crash for the night if you're over the limit to drive.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 22 August 2011

Just returned after staying a couple of nights during the Barossa Gourmet Weekend. We knew it was motel accomodation and cheaper than most other accomodation options in the area but must agree with some others that the noise between rooms can be quite disturbing and more than we had anticipated. The location is ideal for touring the Barossa however the motel is a fair walk from the main part of Tanunda. Having said that the tavern, bottle shop and restuarant on site were very convienient. Boisterous crowds gathered in the bar in the evening but I guess that was more to do with the crowd from the Gourmet event and not a normal occurence. We ate in the garden restuarant on one night and the meal, wine and service were great. The front desk staff were cheery and helpful when we asked for bottle opener, plate and cutlery to enjoy some cheese and wine in our room. Overall a good stay but next time we will opt to spend a bit more and stay in one of the spa studios.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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WeintalManager, Manager at Barossa Weintal Hotel / Motel, responded to this review, 24 August 2011
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your recent stay at the Barossa Weintal Hotel/Motel. I'm glad you enjoyed your weekend with us and decided to utilise our onsite bottle shop, tavern and restaurant. I apologies that your sleep was interrupted due to noise in the adjacent rooms. Our motel style accommodation units are an older style and we are somewhat restricted in our ability to soundproof the rooms further, however we are always happy to move guests to a quieter room if and where we can to ensure a comfortable nights’ sleep.
Our recently built studios are a little more expensive compared to our other rooms, however they also offer a spacious large living area, flat screen TV & DVD player, separate bedroom with queen size bed, large bathroom with oval two person spa and own terrace. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and are thinking of experiencing our studio accommodation on your return visit.
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Reviewed 12 June 2011

Arrived thinking we were going to a resort and pulled up at a crappy little motel that stank as soon as we opened the door. It was very overpriced considering. we had marks on the sheets the room was not clean and to top it off we got virtually no sleep due to our airconditioning making a loud noise all night and other surrounding noise. when we complained in the morning the staff were not concerned and did nothing to compensate for our lousy stay. We definitely would not stay there again and would not recommend it!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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BWRManager, Manager at Barossa Weintal Hotel / Motel, responded to this review, 21 June 2011
Thank you for providing your feedback on your recent stay. We are disappointed that you had expectations of staying at a Resort when we are a Hotel / Motel property. In response from guest feedback and changes to facilities at the property this changed occurred in January of this year. All references to Resort should be removed from any marketing avenues and I would be appreciative to know if it remains listed anywhere to ensure that other guests do not also have the same expectations. I was concerned by your further comments regarding the cleanliness of the room and response to your complaint from the front desk and would welcome your feedback directly so that I may personally follow up on your stay.
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Property: Barossa Weintal Hotel / Motel
Address: 235 Murray Street, Tanunda, South Australia 5352, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Barossa Valley > Tanunda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Tanunda
Price range (per night): $98 - $176
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Barossa Weintal Hotel / Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Hotel offers standard accommodation in 40 rooms and luxury accommodation in our 10 studios. Our Tavern and Garden Restaurants serve food 7 days for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We maintain a wide selection of wines, mainly from local wineries. We are located at the heart of the Barossa Valley within walking distance to several wineries and cellar doors. ... more   less 
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