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Aalana Motor Inn

161 Kendal Street, Cowra, New South Wales 2794, Australia
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Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Cowra
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gosford, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a family emergency & had 4 adults & 3 kids all stay in one room, plenty of room, clean & comfortable. Will definitely stay again. If i had to say something negative, then the pillows were a bit hard.

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MalandSuz, Owner at Aalana Motor Inn, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. The large family rooms even though they are one room they are very large and roomy which is what you need when a few people are staying together. Sorry you did not like the pillows, we have just replaced them all and were told that for the first little while they may be... More 

Davistown
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed at this motel for last couple of years at Easter and have found it a great place to stay as it is close to all amenities, clean and good old fashioned service. The rooms are clean and tidy with plenty of room in the bathroom. The owners are more than happy to assist with your requirements as... More 

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MalandSuz, Owner at Aalana Motor Inn, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us again. It is always nice to see repeat customers and catch up on what has been going on. We always try to treat every customer as important because we know that is how we like to be treated. See you again next year if you are in Cowra. More 

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We stayed here for one night on a long trip from Narrabri. The owners of the motel go above and beyond with their service nothing was to much effort the rooms are older but well appointed our bed was super comfortable. The bathroom is huge and very clean the room has a big tv with foxtel and free WiFi as... More 

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MalandSuz, Owner at Aalana Motor Inn, responded to this review

Our Sealy Pillow Top Beds win us many a compliment, Malcolm chose well when we put those in. To try to always give good service as this means everything in the hospitality trade. We get great compliments on the size and cleanliness of our bathrooms which is great. Free WIFI is a must these days when we all have so... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Just had an overnight stay at the Aalana. Had son & partner in king bed room and me next door in queen bed room. From the minute we arrived we were made to feel most welcome by Sue & Malcolm - even shown rooms to ensure we were happy with them before booking in. They are the most cheerful, friendly... More 

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MalandSuz, Owner at Aalana Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review. We try to make all our guests feel at home, so being away doesn't feel so foreign. We are always very happy and willing to show our rooms to guests before they stay with us. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us hope to see you again in the future. More 

Inverloch, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Enjoyed a great sleep here after a long drive. Malcolm and Sue are excellent hosts and were very accommodating with a letter arrival. Beds very comfortable. Bathroom huge - shower was amazing! Great to have a microwave (and toaster!). We would definitely stay again!

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MalandSuz, Owner at Aalana Motor Inn, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We get so many compliments on our beds and bedding as well as our showers. We do not have microwaves in all rooms but are willing to move around as necessary. Hope we see you next time you are in Cowra. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Hard beds and pillows. No hot water for shower! Noisy and very basic accomodation - old, dated and dingy gloomy room and furniture. Way over priced for what we had.. Wouldn't recommend any one stay here at all.

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MalandSuz, Owner at Aalana Motor Inn, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us. We get so many great reviews on our beds and our great pressure on our very hot showers. I am not sure what went wrong but with your stay, we try to make everyone's stay a good experience, Sorry you did not come to us with your... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
32 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We have just stayed here for the second time in twelve months en route to Sydney. We chose again the executive queen room for two particularly because the bedding is amazing! Last year they upgraded their bedding and on trying it last year we just had to stay again. The beds really are so comfortable, we just collapsed and died... More 

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MalandSuz, Owner at Aalana Motor Inn, responded to this review

I am happy that you have stayed with us again and enjoyed your stay. We get so many great compliments on our beds and the separate toilet. Hopefully we will see you next time you are in Cowra. More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This was quite an average motel. The people were friendly, easygoing, and happy to help. I stayed for a weekend in the family room down the back, with my 2 parents and 3 siblings. All of the beds in the big family room (1 double and 4 singles) were in a row against the wall with about a metre in... More 

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MalandSuz, Owner at Aalana Motor Inn, responded to this review

Sorry the room wasn't what you expected. We do advertise it as a studio room which means that there is one large room. We do have lots of families with 4 children stay in the room and complement us one the room size as most places they stay that have a studio room find that they are quite small and... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I booked the 4 person room, but on arrival realised it would be too small for our group of 4 adults (it would suit a family with young children though it is at the front of the motel). Checked with the office - the staff member could not have been more helpful. Moved us to the five person room at... More 

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MalandSuz, Owner at Aalana Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thankyou for your kind feedback. We do try to help as much as is possible there is nothing worse than having a bad experience when travelling or on holiday, so we try to accommodate where we can to make your stay with us at the Aalana as enjoyable as possible. See you next time you are in town. More 

Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This was quite a good motel. We were greeted by friendly smiling people who were eager to help. Rooms were nice and big and clean. I have been to a lot of motels and I am still puzzled as to why 99% of them have the same ugly 70s bedspreads. I am assuming it's becasue they only need to wash... More 

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MalandSuz, Owner at Aalana Motor Inn, responded to this review

Sorry it took so long to respond. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We agree about the bedspreads as we have changed 15 out of our 19 rooms, unfortunately we still have 4 to do as funds allow, but yes we will have them changed as well soon. Hopefully if you come back for a visit in the future... More 

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