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Sonbern Lodge Motel

18 John Tce | John Tce, Wallaroo, South Australia 5556, Australia
Sonbern Lodge Motel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Salisbury, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 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 

Townsville
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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 

Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My partner and I stayed here for 1 night in a Deluxe Double, easy check in, immaculately clean room, high ceilings (so not stuffy feeling). Comfortable bed and new looking bathroom. All in all a fantastic find for only $115 night. Its very close to a number of great places to eat and you can throw a line in at... 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, we certainly value our guests feedback. I am extremely happy that you enjoyed your short stay at Sonbern Lodge Motel and that you found your room the be extremely clean, the bed comfortable and enjoyed the upgraded ensuite. Our staff take pride in presenting each room to a very high... More 

Canberra, Australia
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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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Galani, General Manager at Sonbern Lodge Motel, responded to this review

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

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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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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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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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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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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