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“Spacious and relaxing”

Southern Cross Motor Inn
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Southern Cross Motor Inn
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Ararat
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Spacious and relaxing”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Staying here was a very worthwhile experience. We were well looked after and the accommodation was spacious and relaxing.

I would highly recommend this place to stay as it is central to many services and close to shops and restaurants.

If you do not want to drive from Melbourne, there is a Vline stop directly opposite that is walking distance for many travellers.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dimboola, Australia
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Stayed in a king room, and it was huge, well appointed, clean, tidy and modern, Complete with microwave, crockery, cutlery and sink. Large bathroom, plenty of room, big shower, toiletries provided. Very friendly helpful staff , explained where we could get dinner late at night.

Room Tip: All ground floor units, minimal noise from main road.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

The rooms were spacious and clean. Bathroom was large with plenty of hot water and all the finishing touches such as toothbrush, shampoo etc. Bed was comfortable and there was no noise thanks to the double glazing. My only negative was that the person at reception wasn't particularly friendly which was a shame.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Adelaide S.A.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2014

What a surprise to find such a well run, spotlessly clean, quiet, multi starred motel in this location!
Huge room, well appointed, brilliant bed and first class linen, spacious bathroom. The owners told me they designed and built the motel themselves.
Goodbye Horsham, this is the mid Adelaide/Melbourne break for us.
Bonus of the Ararat gallery, The Vines Cafe and the excellent Chinese history museum. Great package for a visit!

Room Tip: All rooms have double glazing so NO traffic noise. Windows are one-way see through so totally privat...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights, stayed in a king size bed room , double glazed windows so no traffic noise at all very clean comfortable and spacious room, under cover parking which was great as it was a very hot day, staff very nice and helpful , highly recommend and would stay again when back in town

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Geelong
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2013

I stayed here one night for business. My room was clean, quiet and well appointed. The bed was comfortable. I ordered a nice cooked breakfast which was delivered to my room. Would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

My husband and I decided to do the midnight ghost tour at aradale and chose to stop at this motel as it was rated number 1 on trip advisor. We were pleased we did.
The room was clean, spacious, modern and comfortable.
The hostess was welcoming and friendly and the check in/check out process was a breeze.
Before the tour we had tea at the blue duck hotel which was just around the corner from the motel.
We had an enjoyable weekend in ararat and the motel made for a relaxing stay. We highly recommend.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Property: Southern Cross Motor Inn
Address: 96 High St, Ararat, Victoria 3377, Australia (Formerly Orchid City Motor Inn)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Grampians > Ararat
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Ararat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Southern Cross Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located, close to shops and restaurants. Opposite the Visitor Information Centre and railway station and bus terminal.All our units have kitchenettes, quiet split system airconditioning, individal instananeous gas hot water systems, double or quadruple window glazing. ... more   less 
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