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Motel Woongarra
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Rutherglen
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Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Clean and comfortable”
Reviewed 4 December 2013

We stayed one night in Rutherglen at Motel Woongarra and found the accommodations to be very clean and comfortable. Free Wi-Fi, comfortable bed and a very spacious room makes for good value! Lots of counter space in the room as well.

I inadvertently left some clothing articles in the closet and when we followed up with the manager, were happy to learn that they had been retrieved and returned to us by post. Very thankful!

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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MotelWoongarra, Owner at Motel Woongarra, responded to this review, 30 January 2014
Thank you for your kind review, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are always happy to return belongings left at the motel.
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Kiama, Australia
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Reviewed 18 November 2013 via mobile

We only stayed for one night but after a long day of driving the king size bed was very welcome. The reception staff were friendly and helpful, the room was clean and there was free wifi. The only negative comment was that the wifi kept on dropping out in the room but I was offered the use of the office computer if I needed it.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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MotelWoongarra, Owner at Motel Woongarra, responded to this review, 30 January 2014
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Motel Woongarra. We are currently looking into the wifi issues but we do have a computer in Reception which can be used by guests if required.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

This was my third stay at Motel Woongarra. Ruth and Mark (owners) are friendly and go out of their way to assist in any way. Ruth's breakfast is exceptional and almost worth staying just to experience it.... it'd delicious and great value. The location is excellent, opposite the Rutherglen Estate cellar door, and a short stroll to restaurants. We splurged on dinner at the All Saints winery. The included pick up service was a bonus and the food and wine brilliant. We will keep coming back to Rutherglen for the wine, the food and the friendly locals. We won't bother staying anywhere other than Motel Woongarra.... rooms are easy to find, such friendly owners are rare.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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MotelWoongarra, Owner at Motel Woongarra, responded to this review, 30 January 2014
It's great to see guests return to Rutherglen and we always enjoy making sure that all our guests make the most of their time in Rutherglen and make the most of what the region has to offer.
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Melbourne, Australia
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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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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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