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Coonawarra Motor Lodge

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114 Church Street, Penola, South Australia, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked online the break the trip up from Adelaide to Melb. Not sure what to expect but pleasantly surprised with the quality of the refurb in the room. The bed was really comfortable and the bathroom was finished really well. Close to town so we walked in for a meal at the Price of Wales. A great stop

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Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent. Very comfortable. Easy walk into Penola to shop and dine. That time of the year it was cold, very cold, but inside it was nice and warm. Nothing special, but comfortable. Nothing to complain about (other than no undercover car park). I will return on my next wine visit to Coonawarra. Out the back is a very old and... More 

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Adlaide
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46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Never been to this motel before. Found the management very helpful. The room was very clean, bed comfortable and a generous bathroom. We had the ground floor room nearest the main road that has constant vehicle movement including heavy vehicles and didn't here any noise. I wouldn't hesitate on having that room again. The Motel only serves breakfast to the... More 

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Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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51 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Since the last time I stayed at this motel the owners keep upgrading things. The room we had was big with a king size bed, flat screen TV, good Wi Fi, fridge, coffee/tea making facilities, toaster and a new reverse cycle cool/heat pump. The only down side is if you stay in an upstairs room there are only steps, so... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This is a real gem. It is close to everything. The rooms are a good size and extremely clean and comfortable. All the rooms over look a very pretty courtyard which was just perfect for an outdoor brekky or a glass of wine and cheese at night. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The restaurant next door (on the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Basic accommodation in Penola. Rooms are clean and beds are comfortable. Good quality bedding/pillows etc. Large rooms but highway noise is an issue. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Good location in main street of town.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

I am not just doing this to knock or unfairly criticize. I will just list what we found. 1. The room is fitted with a queen bed which was ok. The very small fridge was fitted on the floor under the wash basin in the hand basin/wardrobe area. 2. There is a round table with 4 chairs. There is no... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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141 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Penola doesn't look any different to dozens of names on the map. But it has a few surprises, Including this very comfortable, clean and modern motel. It's on the main road minutes from the wine district that gives it the name. We stayed a night and there's very little or no reason not to stay again. The two storey building... More 

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
61 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Our room in this hotel was modern, large and had a huge, comfortable bed. The room would have justified top marks but for a television that by current standards was too small for the room and had the worst sound that we have ever encountered. We tried different sound settings, but still got the same awful, tinny sound. Our evening... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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299 reviews
208 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We stayed for 2 nights in a spacious comfortable Queen room. The room was equipped with a table and chairs, crockery and cutlery as well as the usual tea and coffee making facilities. There was a fantastic gas BBQ on site which mean't that we could visit the local butcher and the IGA and put together a great meal for... More 

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