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Sonbern Lodge Motel

18 John Tce | John Tce, Wallaroo, South Australia 5556, Australia
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Sonbern Lodge Motel
Ranked #1 of 3 Wallaroo B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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Canberra, Australia
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164 reviews 164 reviews
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181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I spent one night here as a solo traveller and enjoyed the modern amenities and the old world atmosphere of this early 20th century building. The bed was very comfortable with a good bedside reading light, and there was a bar fridge and coffee and tea maker and a clean bathroom. My upstairs room opened onto a wide balcony, and... More

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Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Sonbern Lodge. Motel. I appreciate your positive feedback and am happy you enjoyed your stay. At Sonbern Lodge we try to maintain the original charm of this grand historic building but at the same time offer modern amenities and conveniences in all rooms. Including split system air conditioning, LCD... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here in a standard room overnight whilst visiting family. Very friendly staff, good location. A little dated but clean and tidy. Our room had an en suite bathroom and all the amenities we needed.

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Booked this motel as it had a disabled room and was close to the ferry crossing to the Eyre Peninsula. Stayed twice. Firstly, reception is easier to get to from the carpark at the side rather than walking up all the stairs at front. It would have been appreciated to have been told this before check in. The manager was... More

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Adelaide
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37 hotel reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We found ourselves in Wallaroo for a wedding and chose the Sonbern because of it's proximity to the venue. We had one of the two bedroom self contained units in the car park. While it was fully fitted out with all necessities, it was still fairly basic. A bit more like a cabin in a campground than a motel type... More

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Adelaide
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16 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

Stayed three nights whilst my daughter was at camp at CU @ Wallaroo. Alison at reception was helpful via email with my booking and so friendly when I arrived. She gave me good advice regarding places to eat. The room itself was in the newer motel style units (room 18) and was immaculately clean and had everything I needed. Knowing... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

An interesting place with old world charm. Stayed one night - only ones there. Had an upstairs room with balcony, not that the view is much - disused railway. For one night would have been better in motel room in courtyard to save carrying luggage. Room was comfortable, cooked breakfast good, dining room has lots of books about the town... More

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21 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We booked three nights at the Sonbern, following advice from friends. We have a small family so decided to rent one of the outside cottages - essentially, they have put up two plasterboard houses in the car park. Inside is everything you would expect to find - dining table, microwave, small electric kitchenette hobs. A few things for families to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Turned up to find our cabin in the hotel car park! Barbecue in the garden was quaint. Clean cabins with everything you need. Not a bad spot hotel wise but Walleroo is pants and wouldn't bother going again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

One night stay on our way to W.A. David was an absolute gentleman, excellent customer service. Room was great, bed comfortable and all in room amenities very good. Would have no problems in passing on recommendations and would return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

My sister and I recently spent a couple of nights at this motel on a short trip to Wallaroo, Moonta and Kadina. We found the accommodation to be clean, tidy and pleasant. Linen and towels were good quality and tea and coffee facilities very welcome as was the bottle of milk proffered on our arrival. We only had breakfast on... More

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Address: 18 John Tce | John Tce, Wallaroo, South Australia 5556, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Wallaroo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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