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Glenrowan Kelly Country Motel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Glenrowan
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Sydney, Australia
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“I Like small motels in small towns where the owners care about their business”
Reviewed 29 December 2011

Many years ago, we discovered this small motel in the quaint Ned Kelly Town. The motel is pretty basic but less than $100 for a family of 3, that is all we need for an overnight stay. The town is just 1km off the freeway so no getting to and from a town (like Benalla, some 6km from the freeway exit).

They have smallish rooms with a double and a single bed or a double and bunk beds (kids absolutely love bunk beds, as does mum when she does not have to make it)! We also had a small family room one time.

Glenrowan gets cold in winter and the rooms have a simple wall mounted fan heater which is more than adequate. The family room had an extra portable oil heater which was needed for the larger room. The bathrooms were cold but OK even if they are on the smallish side. Some cars can park under an awning, keeping frost off the car. We did experience an incredibly heavy fog on the Hume freeway one evening so take it easy if driving in these conditions. Even the locals were talking about the fog the next morning!

I do not recall any cooling (a/c) in the room and suspect things could be quite hot in the middle of a warm summer night.

There is a small bistro in the hotel next door that serves huge country meals but watch out for early closing times. Also, we discovered one time it was not open on a Monday night leaving us no option but to make the 15 min trip to Benalla to get a meal as Glenrowan is dead at night! No trucks thundering past here!

In summary, if you don't want to pay for fancy facilities when you just need a place to sleep, this is a good place to stay for a night or two while exploring the many attractions in the area.

Room Tip: Higher no rooms are further away from the front but there is no noise through town to worry about...
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 14 December 2011

This small family motel is the perfect place for an overnight stay on a trip to or from Melbourne on the Hume Highway.. The price is very reasonable (ie cheap), the rooms are very comfortable and impeccably clean,the friendly & helpful service from the owners makes it the sort of place you want to return to.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 September 2011

I've visited this hotel quite on numerous occasions, usually on a motorcycle getting a headstart on a friday afternoon before heading up to Canberra. The owners are very nice people and quite accomodating with a good selection of DVD's for free at the reception area. The area is quiet and feels very safe. There's a pool there that I haven't used and haven't seen used. It might be a touch expensive but it still think it's good value for money.

The best thing about the place is that it is always fastidiously clean - to me the most important thing about a motel like this. Linen is always fresh and bathroom always immaculate.

However one thing to keep an eye out for, especially if you're on a motorcycle, is the gravel driveway and parking area. It's not a problem on a light naked bike or trailie but I wouldn't want to come turn in off the street on a big tourer or sportsbike and hit the gravel without knowing it was there.

Otherwise a great place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 September 2011

We were pleasantly surprised with this motel, Jenny was very accomodating in allowing us early room availability. The room was very clean and perfectly located in town. For travellers wanting to explore the North East of Victoria, this motel is just right.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 August 2010

Our hosts Mick and Jenny were absolutely fabulous, very accommodating and friendly. The rooms were clean & tidy and had everything you needed. The location is spot on if you intend to rediscover Ned Kelly's last stand and surrounding local Kelly country tourist spots. The pub next door has great food on the menu at a reasonable price, and I can personally recommend the steak. We found all the locals friendly and talkative, I can definitely promise a great night of entertainment there. Although the motel didn't have it's own restaurant, breakfast could be pre-ordered for delivery to your room.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Glenrowan Kelly Country Motel
Address: 44 Gladstone St, Glenrowan, Victoria 3675, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Glenrowan
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Glenrowan
Price range (per night): $99 - $148
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Glenrowan Kelly Country Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Glenrowan Kelly Country Motel is comfortable and moderately priced motel accommodation in rural Glenrowan, overlooking the site of the Siege of 1880 where Ned Kelly and the Kelly Gang made their Last Stand. A convenient and pleasant place to stay in the beautiful North East of Victoria, we are in the town's main street and centrally located for walking to the Glenrowan Siege Precict, Glenrowan Hotel and bistro, museums, the animated theatre, the town's cafes, or driving to visit local wineries and attractions. A convenient place to stay en route to or returning home from the Alpine ski region. ... more   less 
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