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Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat

6774 Great Alpine Road, Porepunkah, Victoria 3740, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Perfect motel for a family getaway. Clean spacious rooms and great service with breakfast available if wanted. Many areas for the kids to run & burn energy & close to town with transport. If in the area, would definitely stay again.

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IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We are delighted you love the extensive grounds on our property. We are very proud of the pristine views of Mount Buffalo and Ovens River from the deck at the back of the Recreation Room. It is true that families with children often use the extensive grounds along the banks of the... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our wine and food loving friends spent a fantastic weekend at this retro motel. It is within easy reach of many wineries and great eating places, making it perfect base to explore the area. The grounds are expansive with great views of Mt Buffalo and the Ovens River, with a great deck to enjoy an evening drink with friends. The... More 

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IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We are very fortunate to be located so close to award winning boutique wineries along the 98 kilometer Mountain to Murray cycle track. Many of our guests love to cycle or walk to the Berry Farm nearby too. When you and your group return to the area for another visit, we would... More 

Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fiancée and I celebrated our engagement party here and it was the perfect choice! Everyone loved the amazing view from the veranda, the beautiful grounds, and the relaxed atmosphere. The staff went out of their way to cater for our family and friends and the location provides for a top choice of vineyards, restaurants, and gourmet food in the... More 

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IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. We love to help our guests celebrate their special events at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat. Congratulations on your engagement and best wishes for your imminent wedding celebrations. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Great location just a few km's out of the hustle of Bright is where we found serenity alongside the Ovens River view Buffalo Mountain looking down on us - brilliant. Cherie, the proprietor was great; allowing us an early check in to stow our gear and enjoy the day biking the sites. The rooms are great - comfortable and loved... More 

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IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. I am so pleased your group enjoyed themselves. We promise to continue to improve our service standards continuously. I hope to welcome all of you back at the motel soon. More 

Mallacoota, Victoria, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Our walking group of close to 30 people chose the Buffalo Motel for our annual excursion, staying 4 nights. The only minor blemish was that my room didn't have a bedside lamp. This was greatly outweighed by the highlights, including (i) the excellent traditional meals, (ii) the relaxing green environment with views to the Mt Buffalo plateau, (iii) Cherie's attentive... More 

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IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive feedback. Your group was a delight to service. We hope to welcome you and your group to the motel soon, More 

Wagga Wagga, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

What a gem of a facility for a conference. We took 16 people stayed 2 nights used the lounge room (with a roaring fire) for our conference. Breakfast was excellent, the rooms spotless and comfortable. The location close to Winery's, Mt Buffalo and Bright. Cherie made us feel so at home. Great facility, Retro style, best kept secret in the... More 

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IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

I am so pleased your conference was a success at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat. We hope to see your group at the motel for another conference soon. You may be interested to note that we have now renovated all the rooms at the motel and now offer a King Deluxe and Queen Deluxe option for guests who desire a... More 

Sydney, Australia
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Stayed 2 nights. It's retro style but very comfortable bed and room facilities. Has great deck at the back of the restaurant - great for late afternoon wine/beer and relax. It has a lovely seating area out back also which has a relaxing view. Close to river (not close enough to swim). About 10 mins out of Bright - very... More 

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IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We pride ourselves on taking heed of all feedback from guests to help us to improve our service standards continuously. I hope to welcome you to the motel soon. Since your last visit, we have upgraded the family block and now offer a King Deluxe and a Queen Deluxe option for guests who prefer a... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We booked this motel on a bit of a whim because we loved its retro styling. The look is maintained within the rooms which are decorated and furnished with the same retro feel. The motel is a short drive away from all the hustle of Bright - the advantage is that it's very quiet and relaxing, especially with the Ovens... More 

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IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. We hope to welcome you to our motel soon. Since your last visit, we have received over 100 reviews from guests who booked on the booking.com website. We pay a lot of attention to guest reviews as they help us improve our service standards continuously. I am pleased to advise that we have... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Great value for money accommodation. Newly renovated bathroom, quiet and beautiful setting at the foot of Mt Buffalo and near the river, are real highlights. Good location from which to explore the north east producing region. We liked the quirky retro style. The shower was a bit prickly but no other complaints.

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IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. You may be pleased to note that we have totally upgraded the family block bathrooms in the past 12 months. The responses from our guests to this improvement have been very positive. We hope to welcome you again to Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat soon. Thank you again for taking the time to... More 

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