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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Adelaide, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Sydney, Australia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
40 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Southern cross motel Generous warm room with plenty of room. Very comfortable bed with doona. Even though it is on highway corner, it is very well sound proofed. No problems with location. In fact it is right opposite the railway station and the very good Information Centre. One block from the RSL - but the RSL is subject of another... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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144 reviews 144 reviews
37 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I have traveled to a few small towns and am typically disappointed with the prices and quality of accommodation on offer. There is nothing that inspires you. However Southern Cross Motor Inn is a welcome surprise. Checking in was pleasant, professional and the room was lovely. Big, clean, nice linen, the bathroom large and the kitchenette well stocked. No tacky... More 

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Melbourne
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We went to Ararat for a weekend away and can highly recommend this establishment for a comfortable, clean, quite and friendly place. Stayed in a room facing the main road and you would not know heavy transport travels along it. Easy walking distance from the train/bus station and to the main street.

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Darwin, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I nearly kept driving, but I was so tired and I am so glad that I stopped at this delightful motel for the night. The room was very spacious and warm. I thought noise might have been an issue, being so close to the highway, but no, the room was very quiet. Spacious parking right outside the door was excellent.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I stayed at this motel for 7 nights on business, most certainly an very well cared for and well run motor inn. The rooms were very spacious, spotlessly clean, with crisp white bed linen. Fantastic hot showers and free wi-fi. A lot of hotel chains could learn from this place. All credit to the owners and staff.

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Bendigo, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I stayed at this motel for several nights during June and July while on a work assignment. Rooms spotless, well laid out and comfortable after a hard day or ideal desk space and lighting to keep on working. Nothing too much trouble for the owners. No problems with noise despite one side being on the main highway. Double glazed windows... More 

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Warrnambool, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Stayed overnight on a work trip and was quite impressed. The motel has a small number of rooms overall, but they are not short on space. My room was spacious, super clean as was the ensuite. Rooms were well appointed, even down to kitchenette (microwave, sink, crockery & cutlery) facilities for guests who may want to self-cater. Room service breafasts... More 

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Address: 96 High Street, Ararat, Victoria 3377, Australia (Formerly Orchid City Motor Inn)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Grampians > Ararat
Number of rooms: 9

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