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Sonbern Lodge Motel

18 John Tce | John Tce, Wallaroo, South Australia 5556, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great rooms,excellent staff, perfect location. Great prices.very quiet and can walk to everything .Great pubs to eat in and the prices bakery is fantastic .Great fishing at the jetty andnear by at moonta

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service when checking in. Hotel room was upstairs, basic but very clean and comfy. Bed was super comfortable. We ordered the extra breakfast which was great and served in the wonderful old dining room by a friendly lady. We enjoyed our stay and will be back.

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David W, Manager at Sonbern Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Sonbern Lodge Motel. We appreciate your kind remarks and are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Its pleasing to know the front desk staff are giving a good first impression and the breakfast cook and waitress, provide good food and service. Once again many thanks for your review... More 

Adelaide
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552 reviews
182 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I recently stayed at Sonbern for three nights and could not fault too much at all. We had one of the rooms at the rear of the main building, which was large enough, comfortable enough and clean. My only criticism might be the thin walls between bathrooms, which means that plumbing can be a little on the... More 

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David W, Manager at Sonbern Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Sonbern Lodge Motel. It is always encouraging to get positive feed back and to know that our guests are happy with our facilities. I acknowledge your comments about the plumbing and will ask our plumber if there is anything we can do, to try and overcome this annoying problem.... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service, friendly and helpful staff and comfortable rooms. We arrived late after 7 days of camping across the Nullabor, room was ready and available at a minutes notice, staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was clean with a very comfy bed.

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Thank funkyhalo
David W, Manager at Sonbern Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review for Sonbern Lodge Motel. I am extremely pleased that you were given a warm and friendly greeting and that you found your room comfortable and clean. We pride ourselves on attention to detail and our cleaning staff strive to deliver extremely clean facilities. Once again thank you for your positive... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We stayed two nights in this classic style motel The owners have gone to great lengths to restore the heritage feel of the building by utilising period fittings and furniture pieces. upon arrival we were greeted by the smiling host who was very helpful and friendly which was appreciated after a long hot drive. The bed was very comfortable; the... More 

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David W, Manager at Sonbern Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Sonbern Lodge Motel. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your comments. We have tried to furnish the Lodge building, with furniture that is sympathetic to the period, whilst providing guest with the comforts of today. I note your comments re shelf space in the ensuite... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Excellent Olde World Charm. Felt like you were back in the 1930/40's but with modern facilities in your room. The bed was very comfortable, the air conditioning was excellent and the bathroom though small was all very functional with lots of nice hot water. The dining room for breakfast had tonnes of charm and the breakfast was terrific. The grilled... More 

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David W, Manager at Sonbern Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Sonbern Lodge Motel. It is pleasing to know you were more than happy with your accommodation experience at Sonbern Lodge. We provide a unique style of accommodation without forgoing the modern facilities like s/s rev.cyc air conditioning and LCD TV's, to mention just a couple. The original Dining room,... More 

adelaide
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Room was old but had all one would need. Main problem was the blankets on the bed were very dusty, and every time you moved the dust would make you cough or sneeze.(you could smell the dust once you were in the bed) The rooms need to be aired and the bed linen/blankets washed or aired.

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Thank adelaidesteve52
David W, Manager at Sonbern Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Sonbern Lodge Motel. We are committed to customer care and wish to apologise for the discomfort you experienced during your stay. As you would probably have noticed, the road in front or the Motel has very recently been reconstructed and was resurfaced just prior to the 12th of September.... More 

Morwell, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Stayed in a Deluxe courtyard queen room. Found it very clean and comfortable. Position is right in the middle of town which allowed us to walk to a restaurant for dinner. Owners are very friendly and helpful. Love the historic building. Great place to stay for the price. (Booked direct and it was cheaper). Free parking and free WIFI.

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David W, Manager at Sonbern Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Sonbern Lodge Motel. It is very pleasing and rewarding to receive reviews like yours. We try very hard to provide a high standard of accommodation and take particular care when it comes to presentation and cleanliness. We also love our historic building and are happy that others appreciate it... More 

Salisbury, Australia
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10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I stayed overnight and found staff friendly and courteous. My room was clean, the bed was comfy and I had all that I needed. I would recommend this Lodge to anyone. Only downside to the experience was lack of communication with booking people prior to my stay. However, this didn't spoil my actual stay.

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David W, Manager at Sonbern Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Sonbern Lodge Motel. I am extremely pleased you enjoyed your recent stay with us and found the room and location to your liking. Being located right in the centre of Wallaroo makes for easy access to all facilities, including the beach and jetty, only a leisurely 10 minute walk... More 

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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Stayed one night. Room was fine and bed was comfortable. The room included a microwave and toaster in addition to the normal kettle so we were able to sort ourselves out for breakfast from the supermarket up the road. The only issues were that the fridge was turned off when we checked in and took a while to cool down... More 

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David W, Manager at Sonbern Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Sonbern Lodge Motel. I am pleased you were happy with your accommodation and that you found the bed comfortable. We are always happy for guests to provide their own breakfast and make use of the extra facilities we provide, over most other motels. I must apologies for the fridge... More 

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