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Magdala Motor Lodge

3149 Western Highway, Stawell, Victoria 3380, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Stawell
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Magdala on the dirty pond, more like it rooms are adequate clean and tidy, but the heating is primitive. A small radiator and a ancient room heater were provided not good enough,the restaurant is hopeless we waited 1.5 hours for the meal and left to go elsewhere as it never came. Avoid at all cost

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Found this place by accident while a little tired from driving because I don't normal like to stay at highway motels because of the noise. To my surprise I didn't hear a thing. As well as that the bed was nice and comfortable and the room was a good size. There is a beautiful big lake around the motel, which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We made a last min booking at this Lodge. We are thoroughly amazed at how beautiful this place is with a relatively cheap price compared to other lodges in this area. There is a lake in the centre of the property, you can even row a boat for free in the lake as you like. Room is so clean and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We recently stayed at this motel and were surprised and very pleased with our accommodation. The room was clean, big, not expensive. We dined in the restaurant and found the staff friendly and efficient. This was the last night of our holiday and we couldn.t have asked for a better place to stay on our last night. We had a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I stayed overnight at the Magdala and I was thoroughly impressed. The room was clean and spacious. There is a delightful space at the rear of the unit to sit by the small lake and watch the sunset or feed the waterbirds whilst enjoying a drink. The food at the restaurant was excellent and the staff most attentive - especially... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

The Information Centre in Stawell had provided us with a list of motels, highlighting those with the in-house dining we had requested. The first motel we checked out was creepy in the extreme: the only available rooms were at the top of a ricketty staircase; the one we were shown had an ill fitting external door that needed forceful, noisy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights in the middle of a heat wave. I booked direct with the hotel and the staff, both at check in and check out, were very friendly and efficient. It was on the main highway as were most of the Stawell hotels but we didn't notice any noise in the room. Our room overlooked a... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

I recently stayed at the Magdala while travelling through Australia on business. During a trip filled with stays at high end Hiltons and Mantras the two nights we spent at the Magdala were rather average, but this wasn't unexpected outside of Australia's major cities. There were two of us travelling and our first room was a two bedroom suite. The... More

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Mornington, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

It's the little niceties which make the difference: plenty of good quality towels, electric blanket, room with views of waterway and bushland, away from the highway. After a long drive from Adelaide to Melbourne, I appreciated the comfort of this motel and the warm welcome from the hosts.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Chose this establishment over all the others in Stawell based on Trip Advisor ratings and sure enough, they were on the money. It seems every other hotel in town is right on the highway, but this one is on the outskirts of town and set well back off the road in extensive grounds. You can hear the large trucks rumbling... More

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Address: 3149 Western Highway, Stawell, Victoria 3380, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Grampians > Stawell
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Magdala Motor Lodge, located two and a half hours from Melbourne's central business district and five hours from Adelaide, is an excellent stopover between the cities and an ideal destination from which to explore the Grampians National Park, and the world renowned vineyards and wineries of the Grampians and Pyrenees. Set on 20 acres, Magdala Motor Lodge is the quietest motel in Stawell. Set on 20 acres, the Magdala Motor Lodge offers excellent food, accommodation and services for the corporate person, holiday makers and tour groups. The management and staff will be delighted to give you all the information you need to take advantage of the attractions of the area. Located on the outskirts of Stawell, the Magdala Motor Lodge consists of 28 units and a restaurant all overlooking a man made lake and rural land. The motel is variously described as 'The one with the moat', or 'The one with the ducks'. Our wild black ducks are so accustomed to people that they nest in the car park, gardens and tap on the windows in the morning to encourage guests to feed them. ... more   less 
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