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Ellen Frances Hotel Motel

16 Cowslip Street | Violet Town, Strathbogie, Victoria, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

As a place to eat or drink, there's not much wrong with this pub. However as a place to stay - forget it! We booked a 3 person room for the (very expensive) price of $165. For that we got: - a room with a double bed and a sofa bed - we had to make up the sofa bed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Classic pub food at very reasonable prices. The steak sandwich was huge and the thai beef salad (fresh & tasty, if not particularly authentic) came with sliced homegrown chillies on the side. The friendly owner even provided activity packs for the kids, so the whole family was very happy!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My husband and I stopped in for lunch after having a stroll through the Antique Store. Our lunch was promptly served after ordering and was freshly cooked to perfection. T-bone steak with pepper sauce and the infamous parma. Wine and beer selection is vast and atmosphere is comfortable. Thanks for a pleasant meal!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We were greeted as soon as we entered this pub by staff behind the bar. Very friendly people and the beer was poured and we began to relax. We had arrived for lunch and we were able to order off the bar or bistro menu even though we ate in the bar. The fish, chips and salad was very tasty... More 

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Grafton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We were staying with family nearby on their property Rotherlea. Went here with them and friends for dinner. Owners are great, an exceptionally friendly beautiful pub with interesting history. Great meal, great time.

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Benalla, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

visiting violet town we decided to have lunch, we discovered this fantastic hotel in the main street. The staff were very friendly and the food was really good. My wife had the steak which was cooked to perfection and I had the chicken parma which had me struggling to finish, but I was not going to waste such a really... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Whilst travelling from Newcastle to Melbourne, we decided to take a quick stop off the Hume Highway for lunch. We discovered "Violet Town", which soon became one of our most memorable lunches. The staff at the Ellen Frances Hotel/Motel were more than friendly and helpful creating a very homely atmosphere. The beer on tap was delicious and cold, whilst the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Last weekend we dined at the Violet Town Hotel on two consecutive nights just to enjoy the beer battered fish. Talk about mouth watering. My hubby had a steak on the second night and said it was equally delicious. The staff are so friendly and Tracey invited us to visit the vege/herb/chook garden at the rear of the hotel. My... More 

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Bega, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

just stayed a night at the violet town hotel/motel. terrific atmosphere, blazing open fire, great meal. hosts Garry and Tracy couldn't have done more for us. motel room was spacious and comfortable. thanks again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I was coming home from Falls Creek last night after a girls ski weekend, We normally stop at Milawa for a meal but the normal café was closed and hotel was booked out so we kept travelling and discussed in the car where we could get a meal just of the highway, we decided to try the Ellen Frances Hotel... More 

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