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Southern Cross Motor Inn

Certificate of Excellence
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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Portland, Australia
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67 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This motel is a quality offering. Although right on the Western Highway, the double glazing works a treat and it is almost impossible to hear B-doubles thundering by at all hours. The king size bed is amazingly comfortable with excellent linens. It is in the bathroom where the quality excels. Not content to offer thin tissue, the toilet rolls are... More 

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Warrnambool, Australia
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This motel was the best. Clean, well presented, huge flat screen TV, awesome water pressure in the shower it was just like having a massage, comfy bed. There was nothing negative about our stay. will recommend to all friends. Was on the pricey but well worth it. $140.

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great place to stay. These rooms are clean, very comfortable & spacious & include a kitchenette (with microwave, plates & cutlery). The rooms have a comfy bed, separate couch & small dining table. Central & convenient location opposite the visitor centre & just one street back from the main shopping strip. This is definitely not your average hotel/motel room &... More 

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Camperdown, Australia
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Congratulations stayed last night in your king room very clean and well presented the bed was extremely comfortable and all linen etc was of high quality keep up the Good work motel is in a excellent location and easy walk to cafes

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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We picked this Motel because of the reviews and I can see now why it rates so highly. We've stayed in many Hotel/Motels over the years and from my experience this is just about the best, it's got everything you would want to be very comfortable. I was very happy with the spacious room and kitchen facilities. Thank you to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is the only accommodation you need to stay in while in Ararat. Conveniently located to all shops and services. Comfortable beds, and warm quilt covers, internet coverage, everything you'll possibly need. Perfect! Even little signs about everything you need to know, information about the town etc. telephone. Off street car parking. Total comfort and Privacy.

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Nuriootpa, Australia
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43 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We stayed here on the way home from melbourne. Room was on the main highway but the windows are doubled glazed so there is no road noise. The room was clean and spacious we had a king room. The staff were helpful and pleasant.

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South Australia, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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 March 3, 2015

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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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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