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Natasha H
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Pleasant budget overnight stay

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 Oct 2023
We stayed 1 night here in a family room, which was a decent size with simple amenities - microwave, kettle, TV. Cutlery had to be requested from reception. The ensuite bathroom was large, with ample space by the sink, and a walk-in shower (not a stall/cubicle). There was a dispenser for soap - it was some sort of all-in-one formula - but if you need good shampoo/conditioner, better to bring your own. We found our room neat and tidy, a short walk to groceries and the main street in town. The staff were helpful, yet unobtrusive. There is a small pool on the property but it was too cold for a dip when we visited. Parking is of course available on the property. Overall, we had a pleasant stay that suited the budget.
Date of stay: August 2023
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 October 2023

Room was clean and well serviced; TV hairdryer, fridge, etc
Bed was comfortable and alternate bedding provided for cooler and warmer nights. Was quite even though all motel was full. Check-in and out was a breeze. Centrally located. It was great!

Date of stay: September 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Byron C
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Reviewed 7 September 2023

Ararat Colonial Lodge Motel is a great motel. It was clean, in a good location, and has lovely management who were flexible and provided great service. We would happily return to the motel in future.

Date of stay: August 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank Rebecca M
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Reviewed 19 August 2023 via mobile

The bed and the location were excellent,however it was a very cold night and the heater in the reverse cycle struggled to keep us warm,when we retreated to bed we were warm but had to keep our coats on when we were up,in the morning we were well located for coffee and breakfast with several cafes in walking distance

Room tip: Centrally located
Date of stay: August 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank gbrowning57
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Reviewed 6 August 2023

Clean room, standard facilities & worst bed I’ve ever slept on in my life. (Stayed here last year & beds had mattress toppers, notice this time they had removed them, bad decision) Was like sleeping on rocks. Very sleepless night. Not impressed at all. This was my second stay at this motel and wasn’t impressed as much as my last stay unfortunately..
consider other places before this one .

Room tip: Beds are like sleeping in rocks Not all rooms had a working heater
Date of stay: August 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Jodie W
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Reviewed 16 July 2023

Lovely clean hotel room staff were really helpful and accomodating. Comfortable bed and neat/clean amenities.
Would stay again. Is close to the shopping precinct and Maccas for those with children. also walking distance to J Ward and the Botanical gardens. A Woolworths is also across the road

Date of stay: July 2023
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