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Sundowner Bendigo Golden Reef

186 McIvor Highway, Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

We stayed overnight as visiting to see an exhibition at the gallery. Found the staff to be friendly and admire to provide recommendations for eating and tours. Our room was clean and very comfortable, great value for money. Recommend as a great place to stay for a visit to Bendigo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Stayed here with family for 2 nights. Room was excellent - very large. Had separate bedroom with 2 singles and queen bed in main room. Quiet location even though located on McIvor Highway. It was very clean. Shower was great - good pressure and nice and hot. Easy check-in. Close to the centre of town - 5 min drive, and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a lovely motel. It is modern and extremely clean. Friendly staff. It is very good value as it's one of the cheapest in Bendigo but of a high quality. Comfortable bed, a large room and a good size bathroom. Nice extras: well stocked mini fridge; a comprehensive breakfast menu; table and chairs and a couch in the room.... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The Sundowner is a nicely refurbished 1970s style motel about 2 km from the centre of Bendigo. The rooms are average size but the fit out is fresh and modern. Beds are comfortable (mine was a queen) and the shower is excellent! The motel has a small pool and walking access to a large pub across the highway. Highway noise... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

My family and I regularly go to Bendigo and since I discovered the Sundowner Bendigo Golden Reef just over 12 months ago I haven't even considered anywhere else. The owners are lovely people who understand the true meaning of customer service and we always feel very welcome. All the staff including the owners have worked together for a number of... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for one night on our way through Bendigo, it is on a main road but traffic noise wasn't an issue. Staff were friendly. Rooms are nicely appointed. There are tea/coffee making facilities with a couple of biscuits. The mini bar is reasonably priced. The bathroom has soap, shower gel, conditioner, body lotion and shaving cream dispensers. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We booked this at the absolute last minute on wotif and arrived 3 hours later. Staff were very friendly and room was clean, comfortable and very new. They also gave us fresh milk! I have stayed at a number of motels in Bendigo (including a very nearby upmarket competitor) and this is one of the best. Definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

last minute decision to stay in Bendigo and chose this hotel as it was out of town away from the busy hustle and bustle of what was happening this weekend in Bendigo and it had free wifi ! The room was lovely and clean, the staff were friendly and helpful. Will def stay here again.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

We arrived late in the afternoon after a big day of running and were so happy to see such a nice and welcoming place to stay. Comfortable beds, very clean, modern and tidy, and friendly staff, also free wifi! I will definitely recommend staying here!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

My 10 year old son Mat and I stayed for 2 nights, and loved our stay, it was also the Bendigo Festival, so that was a real treat. Mat begged for swim, even though it was far too cold, so l took him down and watched the clock, sure enough Mum was right out he got right on time. Straight... More 

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Address: 186 McIvor Highway, Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Bendigo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 26
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