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Very friendly, comfortable, clean and welcoming. Highly recommend!

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 Jan 2024
We stayed at 4 different motels over our week trip away and this one far exceeded our expectations! Highly recommend!
From the start they were very accomodating with us calling quite late as our plans changed and we needed to find a motel at the last minute. Everything was ready for us on arrival, especially the lovely hot shower we needed.
I wish we could have stayed longer than one night.
Very clean, well presented, comfortable.
Conveniently positioned in the town.
The staff were very friendly.
Date of stay: January 2024
Room Tip: Definitely make a stop here! You will not be disappointed! :)
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 November 2023

My wife and I stayed two nights in a Queen Room at the Ararat Colonial Lodge Motel. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the room was easily the best motel room we have stayed in on recent travels, and was less expensive than all others. The room was spacious, clean, bright, and well appointed, and it included a good-sized comfortable sofa. The bed was also very comfortable. I have no hesitation in recommending the Ararat Colonial Lodge Motel. Dr Edward Vaughan.

Room tip: The staff will supply crockery and cutlery if you ask for them.
Date of stay: October 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Edwina V
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Reviewed 18 October 2023

No running hot water in the shower in room 8, poor water pressure and leaks from every tap in that room. When you are travelling i would consider an operating shower as an absolute must provide to the client so they can start the day fresh....there is no consideration here for the guest and the issue is not a new one. There was no response from reception when i emailed them at opening time the next day. The broken tiles in the shower are also very unsafe for users.

location is good in centre of town near the highway and supermrket

Room tip: Do not choose room 8
Date of stay: October 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Thank R1040JRdeanb
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Reviewed 5 October 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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Thank Natasha H
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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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