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Crib Point
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have stayed here a few times over the years but this time was a bit surprised. Whilst the room was still clean and comfortable, the grounds and surrounds are in a bit of disrepair and in need of a lot of love. Has a new owner from my last stay so that may explain the change.

Thank kidgell12
Mount Barker, Australia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Peppinella does not present well when you drive up (dated, needs clean and paint job and garden surrounds need attention) However rooms have been tastefully upgraded with good facilities. A very comfortable stay. 3 nights. Not too far from shops, amenities (2kms). 5 kms from Ballarat Central. Easy drive. Manager was friendly and helpful.

Thank LES S
Handson Y, Manager at Peppinella Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We will work hard in the future for the the gardening and painting job etc. More 

Berkeley Vale, Australia
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87 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only stayed in Ballarat to break our journey. Motel very ordinary and peculiar set up of no wash basin the the bathroom but a general sink in the bedroom for everything. I know the No Smoking rules in rooms but when the smoker is outside your door and the smoke is wafting in day and night it is not pleasant.... More 

Thank Joan C
Sudbury, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We booked in for several nights but left after one. It was freezing cold the heater did not work. Extra blanket supplied were very old. The shower room was old and dirty looking very basic. The net curtains were torn the whole place needed updated. The positive thing was the bed was comfortable, there were no fly screens on door... More 

Thank Pattiesud
Handson Y, Manager at Peppinella Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments and sorry to hear your bad experience here. For the air-conditioner, I think it was not user friendly but it is working as Ballarat is so cold in winter while it is impossible to stay without heater. Please remember the reception is always standby for help. More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Looks like it's been refurbished, lovely clean room. Manager was fantastic and allowed me to check in early while my partner was unexpectedly in hospital for the night! Pool was overflowing but we were in the middle of the big wet

Thank Jacqui M
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Manager very helpful but motel needed a lot of updating. Family room fine for one night and electric blankets. Heater didn't work .Manager put in floor heater. Shower needed a big upgrade so we didn't use it. Good cheap price for stay and breakfast was value, but we didn't have cooked one. Ok for overnight stay as we were mostly... More 

Thank 348elsie
Traralgon, Australia
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This was a last minute booking for us and we needed somewhere cheap and clean. We had one extra adult when we arrived and reception quickly and virtually no extra cost gave us a bigger room. Beds had electric blankets (thankfully as it was Winter) and were comfortable with good pillows. My only fault was that the bathroom could have... More 

Thank Leah W
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights in family room. Blanket had stains, vanity basin (scratched, old) and kitchenette in same room with no cupboards/drawers for crockery/cutlery, no toaster supplied, toilet seat old and stained, front blind broken, very sub-standard, dusty and dirty. Cutlery bags were old and reused, air conditioner not working very well, had to sit with blankets over us to keep... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

I arrived at eight and got straight o work on my laptop, around 10 pm pulled the sheets back to fall into bed and hey bingo.....dirty stained sheets... I then turned an extra light on and found the pillowcases also stained. Rang reception and when the lady came in she said "this is horrible and to think I have to... More 

1 Thank Hammo1959
Handson Y, General Manager at Peppinella Motel, responded to this review

Sorry to hear this bad experience in our motel. I was on leave when you were here and this was true according to what the relief manager told me. We would be very careful with the issue in the future. For the refund I am sure that money had been returned to your account as we promised over the phone... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Stayed one night. The room was okay without being anything special. WiFi internet was intermittent, going on and off a few times during the evening. When first turning the hot water on in the shower it sounded like a brass band was hiding in the wall, glad it wasn't late at night :) Overall I would rate the motel as... More 

Thank GJM-Melbourne

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Peppinella Motel

Address: 102 Smythes Rd, Ballarat, Victoria 3356, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Price Range: £63 - £79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Peppinella Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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