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“Great service and location”
Review of Motel Woongarra

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Motel Woongarra
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Rutherglen
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Great service and location”
Reviewed 16 October 2013

Eighteen of us stayed at Econolodge for 2 nights. The service and friendliness was excellent. The motel is well-appointed for a large group. We found the facilities well-suited to our needs. Both inside and out the motel was clean and in very good repair. It is excellently located with a short walk into the town centre and a short drive to a number of wineries. Thanks again Ruth for your willingness to give us advice prior to our arrival with regard to restaurants and activities in the area.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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MotelWoongarra, Owner at Motel Woongarra, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Thank you for your kind words, we love having groups stay with us and enjoying what this lovely area has to offer. The weather was perfect and all went as planned.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 July 2013 via mobile

I stopped off with my two boys, heading from Melbourne to Canberra. The lady checking us in was friendly and did everything to make our stay comfortable. Heater in the room was a little noisy (room 10) but the beds were comfortable and it's only a very short walk from town. Perfect stop off for a night.

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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MotelWoongarra, Owner at Motel Woongarra, responded to this review, 4 July 2013
Thank you for your review, we are finding that Rutherglen is a great place to stop when travelling between Canberra and Melbourne and our motel is close enough to walk up the street and enjoy the cafes, shops and restaurants which Rutherglen has to offer.
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Tuross Head, Australia
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

This is the 4th time we've stayed at Woongarra over recent years when travelling to Victoria. Since our last visit there are new owners, Ruth & Mark, who made us very welcome. The units are spacious and are all named after local wineries. The motel is quiet & very well located being within walking distance to shops, restaurants & hotels. And of course the wineries are all within close driving distance. We hope it won't be too long before we return again to Woongarra.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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MotelWoongarra, Owner at Motel Woongarra, responded to this review, 4 July 2013
It's great when guests return year after year to visit Rutherglen and enjoy staying at our lovely little motel. We enjoy meeting new people and also catching up with our regulars.
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Werribee, Australia
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

We recently stayed in this motel with another couple in the family room for 2 nights. It is about a 5 minute walk to the main street of Rutherglen close to the local supermarket, chemist & pubs. It is situated right across the road from 2 wineries / restaurant, so no need to worry about a designated driver.

The owners are so welcoming, friendly and accommodating and the breakfasts are delicious! The room itself is very clean, comfortable and warm. I thoroughly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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MotelWoongarra, Owner at Motel Woongarra, responded to this review, 4 July 2013
Thank you for your kind words, as you said Location Location, Location, once you arrive at our motel you don't have to move your car until you leave to go home, we are lucky to be close to the cafes, shops and restaurants in Rutherglen and as you mentioned there is even a winery cellar door across the road and other wineries can be visited by limo, bike or bus.
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 16 June 2013 via mobile

We stayed here with a group of 19 people for 2 nights in June. All of our group were very impressed with their rooms, they were spotlessly clean and the quality and comfort of the beds was impressive.
This time of the year in rutherglen, the nights are freezing but the owners, Ruth and Mark, have a great outdoor eating area near the pool and put on a BBQ dinner for us in their new covered entertaining area which had a great heater to keep the chills away. Breakfasts were either continental or cooked, we tried both and were impressed.
All in all a great stay, and to be honest the only place to stay when heading to this area. Ruth and Mark go the extra mile to make you comfortable and nothing is too much trouble. Highly recommend.

Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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MotelWoongarra, Owner at Motel Woongarra, responded to this review, 4 July 2013
Thank you for your kind words, we enjoy when our guests are able to sit together at the end of their day and review where they have been and try some of their purchases. We now have a gas heater to keep you warm on our chilly winter afternoons and evenings when sitting outside in our covered BBQ area and we also now have a larger covered area (also with heater), where guests can sit and have dinner. This area is suitable for large and small groups and we are happy to cater for a BBQ dinner as we did for this group.
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Reviewed 11 June 2013 via mobile

Stayed here and thought it was great value for money. Stayed in a family room and there was plenty of room for all of us. The room was very clean and tidy and there were good amenities. Handy to have a kettle and toaster to use for breakfast. Thanks Ruth for making us welcome

  • Stayed June 2013
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MotelWoongarra, Owner at Motel Woongarra, responded to this review, 14 June 2013
Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay in our Family Suite and we look forward to when you next visit Rutherglen.
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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

My wife and I stayed four nights at this site. Our room was very clean and well maintained. Excellent bed. We did not like the liquid soap in the shower and would have preferred had soap, but this is an environmentally oriented motel. our host, Ruth, was very attentive and provided multiple vouchers for freebies in the area. the external appearance is not as good as some, the motel opposite, looks very nice from the outside, but the rooms are well furnished, the tariff is reasonable, and the standard roses are beautiful.Some road noise from passing traffic, but not enough to disturdb.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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MotelWoongarra, Owner at Motel Woongarra, responded to this review, 14 June 2013
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. You were lucky to see the standard roses in their final bloom for the season. We are very excited as we are about to commence work on the external appearance of the motel, so hopefully this will make our motel more appealing to those passing by. We look forward to when you next visit us in Rutherglen.
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Property: Motel Woongarra
Address: 40 Drummond St | (Corner Main and Drummond Streets), Rutherglen, Victoria 3685, Australia (Formerly EconoLodge Motel Woongarra)
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Region: Australia > Victoria > Rutherglen
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Rutherglen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Motel Woongarra 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Motel Woongarra in historic Rutherglen is on the door step to Victoria's North East Award Winning Wineries. Woongarra is an Aboriginal word meaning "Sleeping Place"' and where better to come to for sleeping than this family friendly Motel. Situated diagonally opposite Rutherglen Estates Cellar Door and Tuileries Conference Room and Restaurant, Motel Woongarra offers 12 spacious ground floor rooms to suit your needs - all rooms are non smoking. Rutherglen & Motel Woongarra make a great stopover between Melbourne & Sydney or Melbourne & Canberra or alternatively stay a while, relax and explore the wonders of North East Victoria. Winery Tour Packages are a specialty at Motel Woongarra. ... more   less 
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