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Ararat Colonial Lodge Motel
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Ararat
Horsham, Australia
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32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“ok for 1 night”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Room was nice, heating good, internet connection wasn't great, kept dropping out, gave up on it! Comfy bed, didn't get much sleep though with the alarms over at the supermarket across the road going off at 3am! Horrid blue tiles in the bathroom & entry though! Lol
Accidently left my ipod charger in the room, rang them at 3pm when we arrived home and they hadn't checked the room yet. No offer to send it to me or a return call to say they found it!
Expensive at $130 a night!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Big, comfortable room that has received a lovely facelift since we stayed there last year. Lovely decor, including a modern, comfortable king size bed, couch and small dining setting. A modern panel wall heater worked a treat - especially on the night it dropped below zero degrees! Foxtel was an added bonus. Staff were friendly and helpful. Will definitely be staying here again.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Bli Bli, Australia
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244 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014

We settled on this motel after driving past the original one that we had booked which looked overgrown and abandoned. The Colonial was very tired inside. Rooms were dark and cold and curtains required repair. One light was not working. The television system was very old fashioned and difficult to operate and the tele itself was the size of a postage stamp. The rooms appear to be of a good size but everything in them is old and tired. Owners please spend the mandatory $10000.00 per room and give them all a modern, airy makeover.

Room Tip: Wait for the much needed makeover.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Clean with good service. The staff were very helpful. The place does need a bit of a face lift though. Good facilities like Free DVD's. Hot water system was not very good as we could only get Luke warm or scolding hot. New heaters work well. Carpet definitely due for replacement. Reasonably priced place for a short stay in Ararat.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

I was in Ararat for business for a few days and was fortunate enough to obtain a room at the Colonial Lodge.
As some of the other reviewers have stated, the room was large, clean if somewhat dated in décor but being off the main highway, it was certainly quiet which made for a peaceful nights sleep.

The staff were very helpful and being unfamiliar with the area, they were happy to advise of quality places to eat as well as a nice place to go for a run.

Certainly would recommend and would return if back in Ararat.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Hobart
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17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2013

I was not intending on staying at Ararat but after a long drive (900klm) I decided that I had had enough. I was towing and the car park area at this motel was not ideal, but the lady at reception placed me in a room and said that she would keep the 2 units either side vacant so that I could park. Good old fashion service. The rooms are not modern but are quite large and spotless. Sleep quality first class.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Geelong, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

We have always found Golden Chain Motels to be of a really great standard both inside and out but this one was very dated inside the exective room. Fixing the drapes that were hanging off their hooks would make the room look so much nicer.
The security chain on the door was broken and there wasn't a phone in the room.
It was a large room and an extremely comfortable king size bed.
Lots of lovely teas/coffe/hot chocolate were provided in a wooden box and the internet is free.
The bathroom needs updating and it's the first time I have seen hot/cold taps on the opposite side. Being creatures of habit I always went to the RH tap for the cold water.
The manager and staff were very friendly and this motel is in an excellent part of town close to railway station, shops, supermarkets and clubs.
With a little extra loving care the rooms could be so much nicer.
We would probably stay here again when in the area again.

Room Tip: Our friend was in a standard room next door and the drapes were also hanging off their hooks. The T...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Ararat Colonial Lodge Motel
Address: 6 Ingor St, Ararat, Victoria 3377, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Grampians > Ararat
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Ararat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Ararat Colonial Lodge Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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