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“Handy to the main street”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Oval Motel

Oval Motel
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Oval Motel
Ranked #4 of 17 Bendigo B&B and Inns
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“Handy to the main street”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

stayed here with my father about four years ago very handy to the main street nice shopping centre would come and stay again plenty of things to see walking distance to another is good took both of us around 30 minutes walking time

Room Tip: hiighy recommend it
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Rosanna, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

Spent a night here to go to the Annual International Snooker Tournament in Bendigo, room is fresh and clean, comfortable bed, table and 2 chairs plus a 2 seater couch and friendly owners. Great position of motel within walking distance to Art Gallery Cafe, main park and town centre.

Room Tip: Ask for a room toward the back of the property although noise was not a problem
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

Stayed over the Easter weekend. Perfect location for all the festivities and within walking distance of everything.
The building itself is a retro classic, but has received some basic updates and is exceptionally clean with comfortable beds.
The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and we will stay there again.
Great value for money. As long as you have realistic expectations as it's not the Hyatt.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014

The motel is located a good walking distance from the historic downtown which was also sharply downhill all the way. However, it was a quiet location by the 'oval' sports ground and facilities. Eateries were some distance away.

The room was clean. The staff were friendly and welcoming. However, the room was rather smaller than usual for the comparative price which left us with the feeling of being rather cramped. A small fridge was provided alone with a kettle and microwave and there was limited TV access.

In summary the motel was basic but liveable

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Taree
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

Arrived in Bendigo at Tourist Information Centre to find a hotel in a quiet street. The girl suggested the Oval Motel, paid $97 up front. Drove around to see it, if we hadn't paid up front we would have driven on and found a nicer hotel. The staff were nice and helpful, but it was hot, on a main road and near traffic lights. It was a 32degree day, the old air conditioner was on full blast and very noisy. Couldn't get to it as it was on top of a cupboard, had to turn it off as it was too noisy to sleep. Some workers left a 3am and 4 am the next morning. Would not stay here again.

Room Tip: If you just turn up in a town, go for a drive around first before going to the Tourist Information C...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

We chose this motel due to the location, ease of finding it in a new town for us, central to the fantastic city of Bendigo and walking distance to the heart of the city. The room was extremely child friendly, the set up of the beds, access around them and room to store luggage was ample. It was great to have the vanity, shower and toilet all separate from each other. The building was solid, quite retro and you could not hear any of the other guests in their rooms. I personally loved the front door, which opened and doubled as the screen. Great for letting a breeze in. Overall, I will use them again when in Bendigo.

Room Tip: Ground floor was great for access with luggage and children.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2013

Great budget motel, great price and the rooms are very clean with everything you need for a short stay. The staff were very friendly with a great can do attitude. The location is brilliant right across from the pool (great in the hot bendigo weather) and right around the corner from wonderful View street, I will certainly use this place again

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Oval Motel

Property: Oval Motel
Address: 194 Barnard St, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Greater Bendigo > Bendigo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Bendigo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Oval Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Want somewhere within walking distance to City centre, restaurant's , sporting facilities including Queen Elizabeth Oval , Bendigo Aquatic Centre and Tom Flood Sport centre. As well as Tourist attractions and both St john of god and Bendigo Base Hospitals? Somewhere not only Clean, comfortable & affordable but friendly too? You've found us! ... more   less 
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