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“Hi-way to service heaven”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hi-Way 8 Motor Inn

Hi-Way 8 Motor Inn
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Hi-Way 8 Motor Inn
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Stawell
Temora
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35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Hi-way to service heaven”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2011

A group of nine of us were travelling to phillip island on our bikes for the moto gp. A mixture of professional people and one overseas executive officer. We booked the hi-way 8 motor in well in advance. On checking in Linda and brian were very attentive. We mentioned we needed dinner for the nine of us and they said they would organize it- no problems. The meal was great and felt more like a night at mums than eating at a motel restaurant! Brian overheard that one of the party had special dietary needs and bam! Gluten free breakfast was provided the next morning! I cannot thank Linda and brian enough for their service.
Some times it not just about the star rating and more about being made feel that we are important.

  • Stayed October 2011
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2011

We stayed one night - an extremely cold night - but were warm and comfortable in our room. Not the most beautiful place but clean, comfortable bed, good heating and fridge with milk and tea and coffee making facilities.
We thought it was good value for the money and would stay there again. Just make sure you get a room away from the highway as it is busy and could be noisy. Free internet was also a bonus although it should be a standard offering.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank patriciaoc
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Camperdown, Australia
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2011

booked hotel on line and booked this motel because they had family rooms and especially for the pool!?? there was no pool under construction,could not even use spa because it was in construction zone. rooms very out dated,we lasted less than an hour 37degree heat went down the road to a very spacious 2bedroom family unit,with pool tennis golf beautiful meals.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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4 Thank mozzie40
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dubbo
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2010

Booked this hotel from work, but on arrival in Stawell, the room we were shown was very disappointing with numerous, large, dirty stains on the entrance carpet. This is a very poor first impression.
The room was crowded and not easy to get around. The furnishings looked worn and old. There was a nasty stale smell, in spite of the windows having been left wide open.
The bathroom looked filthy dirty - obvious grime all over the tiles.

Back to Reception we went, to ask the manager to see another room. Unfortunately this seemed to displease the manager greatly. He began acting rude and strange, it even seemed to us he was a bit nervous.

A large sign on the Reception desk confused us. It warned guests do not make the room excessively dirty, with dirty/greasy work boots etc, or a large cleaning fee would be charged ($60) to shampoo the carpet etc. But we could not understand this sign, the room we were shown was already stained, with old ingrained dirt/grease ? This was a worry, we did not know if we were to be blamed for the existing grime.

This motel is right on the main Western Hway, the massive trucks thunder past day and night, shaking the walls and windows. Bring your own ear plugs?

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
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2 Thank natbme
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Adelaide
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2010

This is a budget country hotel where the owners take pride in their service. We were most impressed. I advised that we would be arriving VERY late. As it was a cold winters night, the owner left the room open and the heating on so that it was toastie warm! We could not fault the service and will no doubt make it a regular stop between Adelaide and Melbourne.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank Sioux-Sioux
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2010

Although this is an older style Motel it is both comfortable and clean. Lovely hot showers and the bed was nice to sleep on. It is on the highway but set back off the road so truck noise isn't too bad. There is also use of a gym, swimming pool and a restaurant on site - which we did not try.
Excellent value for the money - would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank coc59
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Townsville, Australia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2010

My husband and I booked this motel over the internet and could not have been more pleased with our selection. The motel is spotlessly clean, the rooms are huge and they have everything that you could need. The staff are so friendly and more than helpful. If only Stawell was a place we need to go through frequently we would love it, but it was probably a once off trip.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank LakesEntrance
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Property: Hi-Way 8 Motor Inn
Address: 28 Western Hwy, Stawell, Victoria 3380, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Grampians > Stawell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Stawell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hi-Way 8 Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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