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“what the lazy river motor inn claims to have and what they actually deliver are worlds apart ...NO NOT STAY THERE”

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Lazy River Motor Inn
Ranked #12 of 13 Hotels in Swan Hill
Reviewed 6 February 2012

i order a queen package with included cooked breakfast with tickets to local sites when we went to ask for this we greeted with hostility and promptly and rudely told that we weren't getting them and after it was proven we paid for them they reluctantly handed them over the passes after that i didn't bother with the cooked breakfast for 2 because they clearly didnt want to provide any . this was all within the first 20minutes of my stay.
i also paid for a queen bed and was given a DIRTY double and single bed, clearly the sheets had not been washed and looking at some of the towels i doubt that they were cleaned as well.

whatever you do dont drink too much coffee or tea they will charge you dont use a facewasher to wash your face they will charge you i dont know why its not like they clean or replace these item (and looking at them you probably dont want to use them) they dont clean the cups or replace them i saw this 1st hand they run cold water over them and put them back that it not cleaning and with the towels they just throw the dirty ones on the bed and the facewasher i was given had red crap on it and was never replaced.

inside the room it was dirty and i found dead bugs down the side of the bed and the old brown carpet hadn't been vacuumed in ages and as for the bathroom i cleaned off someone else hair before i could use it. everything in the room looked like it was make or built in the 60's and had not been serviced or cleaned since the late 80's.

2 1/2 acres of garden to enjoy the serenity?? if that includes a gravel waste land with dumbed building supplies however if you stand at the front of the site you will get a lovey view of the hoilday park next and see wat real gardens and grass look like

relax in there pool or have a BBQ? Not unless you enjoy eatting massive amounts ants and consider and swimming in a badly made pool that i recommend not leaning on or touching any of the fencing

free guess laundry and wi-fi were true but the laundry was filthy

the photos they display are NOTHING like the actually place it is a dumb and dirty!

Overall staff were rude, unhelpful and more interested in smoking. i spent my holiday looking at all the other hotels with lower star ratings which looked so much cleaner with nicer grounds, wishing that i had spent 50 dollars less and gone else-where

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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LazyRiver0350322123, Owner at Lazy River Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2012

I do remember this person as they were so rude to the young lady on reception that she had to get help.
The Local River boat was not running and this seemed to set things off in a downward spiral as though we have control of this.
They were never refused anything that they were entitled to but he came and demanded more than the cooked breakfast.
We do not have any Double beds and the carpet is less than 12 months old as for the rest please read the other reviews.

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Reviewed 4 January 2012

Although our room 33 had a noisy ac no glass in the bathroom in the bathroom window, stiff dripping tapes it was clean with a good bed and at a good price. We sleep well. My friend had rm 35 which had been done up (new AC and the bathroom renovated had a real bargain.)

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed 29 November 2011

The Lazy River Motel is just 2 kms from the Victorian country town of Swan Hill and is situated off the main highway leading into the town, resulting a in an easy to get to and very quiet location. The motel offers a 10% discount to two other eateries in the town itself and can arrange tickets to the very popular Pioneer Village Settlement display and depending on the package, the tickets include a ride on the Paddlesteamer PYAP on the Murray River - a worthwhile trip itself and well worth the effort.
Breakfast is very nicely done and cooked to however you like and the meals arrive on time and are stll hot - perfect! The room offers a functional layout and for those who need wi fi, this is available for FREE - for me this was a great bonus which I was not aware of at the time.
Service is great and the owners Chris and Lyn are very hospitable and good at what they do, which is to make your stay enjoyable and that they did.

Room Tip: The rooms opposite the pool and BBQ area are the best to get.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 September 2011

We stayed one night in room 23. The room was very clean, linen, bathroom spotlessly clean. The bed was very comfortable. Internet WiFi was free in the room. It was a very quiet and peaceful place to stay. Good value. Would stay here again.

Room Tip: A back room would be preferable as it is situated on the highway.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

We have just spent three nights at this motel. Room was spacious and very clean. Toaster and microwave provided but no eating or cooking utensils. Even though on a main road it is quiet and plenty of parking. A little way out of town (2k) if you dont have a car. Free transport is available to a local club at night

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Muldmiff
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Reviewed 13 June 2011

Staff a bit disorganised but overall very helpful and obliging.
City of Swan Hill need to invest in better street lighting out to Lazy River Motel as it was toodark/unsafe on highway to walk in and out of town (2km one way). Preferred to walk to meals but took option of courtesy bus to a local resort. Visit Swan Hill Pioneer early settlers centre with a tour of the Murry River on the paddlesteamer Pyap. Visit local wineries, and tourist drives as recommended in concise/detailed Swan Hill tourist booklet picked up in the superb centrally located Visitor information centre. Lots to do and see in a few days in and around Swan Hill.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 March 2011

we stayed here for three lovely nights, its on the main highway but the rooms are quiet set well back from the highway. there is a great sitting area under big trees with a bbq

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank bonesi
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Address: 188 Murray Valley Hwy, Swan Hill, Victoria 3585, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Swan Hill
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 13 Hotels in Swan Hill
Price Range: £51 - £61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lazy River Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 46
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