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Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat

6774 Great Alpine Road, Porepunkah, Victoria 3740, Australia
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Parkdale, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owners have done a fantastic job of renovating this motel. Inside, it has all all mod cons. Comfortable bed, lounge, table, air conditioning/heating, wide TV, coffee pod machine, modern lighting, bathroom heater. Outside, the grounds are like a botanical garden, with magnificent trees and gardens set in acres of lawn, leading down to a frontage on the Ovens River.... 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 delighted that you have enjoyed your stay. We appreciate that you have noted our efforts to improve the overall comfort and presentation of our rooms and facilities. The guest lounge and deck is a hit with all our guests as they love to have an area where they can chill... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for one night after reading positive reviews on Trip Advisor and the motels website. Never again. The website claimed that the motel was 'fully renovated throughout'. This is simply not true. Our room, which had a double and single bed, was only partially renovated -- the bathroom and carpet only. The furniture and fittings were all old. The... More 

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1 Thank John E
IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review submission. Yes, you are correct in your observation that some walls require a coat of fresh paint after the patching caused by the recent removal of dated fluoro lights. You will notice that we prioritised the installation of all new ensuites, floor tiles and 100% pure wool carpets to raise the comfort level of our... More 

Mooroopma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I recently went for a carers retreat and it was just beautiful they had nice home cooked meals lovely gounds very very relaxing 🍸👍🏻 we also was close to g to brigh whch has some really guiant little shops overall this is a beaufull area weather spring simmer or winter for the snow seaion a place to vsit

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1 Thank Amanda P
IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback. We have hosted many successful retreats for your group over the years but it is always a thrill to hear your members enjoyed themselves. We will do our best to make sure each and every retreat is given the proper planning, execution and delivery of service. Please pass on our thanks to your organisers... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

The perfect location for both Bike riding and Walking groups, or just to relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounds. Continual fine tuning of the rooms make for an excellent stay, as does the Dining Room and BBQ facilities on the huge deck looking across the river to the magnificent Mt Buffalo. Perfect base location to visit many places of interest... More 

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1 Thank Betty L
IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive feedback on your stay at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, Your group is one of our most valued guests at the motel. Your members are a delight to have on site. Cherie is most impressed with the comradie displayed by your members, a testament to the number of years you have reunited at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Recently stayed here with a large family group of 40+ people. Great facilities. Nice, comfortable, updated rooms. Beautiful outlook to Mt Buffalo and access to the river for a swim. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Will definitely be back again next year.

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

Thank you for your wonderful feedback after your recent stay at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat . We are pleased that your group appreciate the newly renovated rooms and bathroom facilities. Although we are a AAA 3.5 Star property, we like to offer our guests standards of accommodation that are above this rating. We have been encouraged by the positive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

We recently stayed here for a family reunion. The facilities included a large deck, kitchen and lounge/dining area with bbq's that were perfect for catering for our large group.Staff were more than accommodating and the setting was beautiful with Mt Buffalo as the backdrop. Kids enjoyed the running around the large grassed area. We will certainly be back again next... More 

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

We are delighted that your family reunion at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat was a roaring success. The deck and recreation room are always a hit with our guests as they offer excellent communal facilitiess for enjoying each other's company in relaxed surroundings. It was wonderful to hear that younger family members appreciate the open space and rolling lawns too.... More 

Griffith, Australia
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

My friends I went for a Scrapbooking retreat room for everyone. Was an excellent stay beautiful scenery peaceful river great for groups and families and romantic getaways management very helpful and accommodating only 6 km from Bright I will be back

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Thank Apyrose1
IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive feedback and the photos you have uploaded to TripAdvisor showing your group enjoying the motel grounds. We love having your group on site. Our staff were impressed by the commradie amongst members of your group and the beautiful creations produced by your members. We hope to welcome you again soon. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We travelled to Porepunkah for friends birthday party which was held here & stayed for the night. It is in a beautiful setting and the style of the place it was I would term 50's American (I think). The rooms are basic, but they have just put in new bathrooms & painted them as well so they are fine &... More 

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

Thank you for your encouraging comments about our motel location and room cleanliness standards. We have hosted numerous birthday celebrations, engagements, weddings and anniversaries over many years. Guests like yourself have enjoyed the on-site accommodation which meant that you are only a few steps away from the comfort of a warm bed after the event. We have upgraded the rooms,... More 

Alice Springs, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Great place for families. Nice and quiet location with huge lawns for the kids to run . Very clean. Some furniture is dated yet in great condition. Manager is super friendly and helpful. Very close to Bright yet much quieter. We will come back

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

Thank you for your lovely feedback. The staff at the motel are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay and are most appreciative of your positive comments. We have upgraded our room standards with brand new bathrooms installed in all twenty rooms. Further on your next visit to our motel, you will noticed that we have installed brand new wool... More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We spent the weekend at the motel, it was clean & comfortable, the king size bed was amazing to sleep on. The property was beautiful to walk around, the staff extremely friendly & helpful & breakfast was scrumptious (you must try the blueberry pancakes) Was a short distance to drive into Bright & wineries. We will be back.

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Thank MTsa66
IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments about your stay at the Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat. Winter in the High Country has always been wonderful due to the crisp winter air, sunny days with hardly any windchill factor. The King Deluxe room is the latest addition to the motel. It has increase the choice of room standards available. I am... More 

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