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Southern Cross Motor Inn

96 High Street, Ararat, Victoria 3377, Australia (Formerly Orchid City Motor Inn)
Southern Cross Motor Inn
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed there at short notice on a motorbike trip around Victoria. Managed to get in on a very busy Friday night in Ararat. Stayed in King Room with King bed (super comfortable) and good size TV. Nice big bathroom and good size room especially for one night. Quiet room even though facing the road with double glaze windows.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Southern Cross was very clean and the room suited our needs with 2 kids. The people stayed open as we got there late and we appreciated that. Would stay again and recommend it for people passing through. We went to the Ararat Gardens the next morning which were nice for the kids to run around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The rooms are spotless ..The TV nice and large great for watching ..hope the socceroos win the the finial tonight .. linen white and crisp .The windows with all extra glazing makes the room so quite . Stay here you won't be disappointed .

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My partner and I stopped here overnight on the way to a festival in Beaufort after driving from Adelaide. Our room was right on the main road to Melbourne but with the quadruple glazing we didn't hear anything. The room was spotlessly clean, the bed was very comfortable and the huge TV was unexpected. The shower was fantastic and not... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We had a lovely stay over xmas at this unassuming motel in Ararat. We found this motel comparable to any city 4 star hotel in terms of the standard of the room, bedding etc. The hosts were lovely and even though it is near the highway it was very quiet. If you have the need to stop over in this... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

wow what a clean and comfortable room ,pleasant staff on arriving large rooms could not fault good value for money would stay there again.for a country motel it is up there with the best,was close to the road but very little noise if any.

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

We have stayed here en route from Adelaide to Melbourne a few times and cannot fault it. Spotlessly clean and spacious, great facilities to put together a little breakfast or cup of coffee, and they left real milk rather than the little UHT containers which I appreciate. very quiet considering the traffic and location. Incredibly comfortable king size bed, just... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

An excellent find thanks to Trip Advisor. The room was clean and well laid out. The bed was very comfortable. The staff were very friendly One of the nicest motel we have stayed at. Would definitely stay there again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

we have stayed twice there, and for a country motel it is a very good location and very comfortable, and spotless which is what you love to see. It has everything you need, plus toaster microwave, plates etc and wine glasses and bottle opener, also a nice table and chairs, and lounge. The kings rooms are facing the main road,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful motel setting, very quiet and peaceful. Room was immaculately clean with modern and comfortable furnishings. Very spacious and staff were very lovely. Wouldn't stay anywhere else in Ararat than here.

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