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Chalambar Motel

132 Lambert Street, Ararat, Victoria 3377, Australia
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Chalambar Motel
Ranked #5 of 5 hotels in Ararat
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed last weekend still the most comfortable, clean, in good repair and modern motel in Ararat. Already looking forward to my next trip up. The managers are most helpful and will help to sort out any problems that you may have. They can also tell you the best places to eat in town as well as book tables if need.... More

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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just passing through and so glad it was only a one night stay. First of all when I called to make a reservation the woman answered the phone with "hello" so I had to verify it was the hotel. This woman was far from delightful, to the point where I said "I'm sorry did I wake you?" I should've known... More

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Chris D, Owner at Chalambar Motel, responded to this review

I am disappointed you called the Chalambar Motel a run down dinghy pokey motel .Fair enough the rooms are small but This is a country Motel not the Hilton. The bathrooms are not damp and all the doors are not falling off, may be 1 might be loose. Sorry you had a bad stay here. Everyone loves coming to our... More

Callawadda
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for a night room was ok a bit loud and cold, had a meal at the restaurant it was awful they forgot the main item in a Caesar salad (poached egg) then the wait staff tried to tell me it was an optional extra when I re read the menu to them it read topped with a poached... More

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chalambar, Owner at Chalambar Motel, responded to this review

This review is not for the CHalamber Motel it is for the Eco Lodge Statesman Motel as we do not have a restuarant facility here and do not serve meals .All our rooms are very clean and not cold . More

Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Just arrived back home from another great weekend at the Ararat Jailhouse rock n roll festival made all the better by staying at the Chalambar motel. This year we stayed in our usual HUGE room that is warm and very comfortable . You cannot find a better place to stay in Ararat and really the staff,Chris and Ian make you... More

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Adelaide Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

A wonderfully warm motel. Great staff and very friendly. Show no bias towards motorcycle riders and made us feel totally welcome. Great location to the town and all the facilities there. Would highly recommend it.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Absolutely loved this motel. Friends and I stayed for one night only but were very happy with the room and the service provided. Traveled from Adelaide for the Aradale Lunatic Asylum overnight ghost investigation the Friday night before so needed a nice comfortable place to stay before our drive back on the Sunday. Allowed us to check in at 11,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Very clean, friendly and provides what it says on the tin! Only negative would be that the bathrooms are very small, but it all is very clean. The owner was very friendly and helpful with restaurant advice.

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chalambar, Consultant at Chalambar Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive comments Suzanna-we are always delighted when our guests have enjoyed their stay. We are glad to be able your found the restaurant advice useful. We look forward to welcoming you back to the the Chalambar Motel when next you are in Ararat. More

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Great service, clean, modern rooms, cozy - a great room for a night stopover We were given a late check out when we asked for it. The room was small (toilet is really small) but for the price we paid, it was worth the stay. Modern rooms, clean, comfortable. Would definitely return if in the area!

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chalambar, Consultant at Chalambar Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Beatrix for taking the trouble to post such a favourable review on the Chalambar Motel. Our aim is always to provide our guest with an enjoyable stay and to hear such great comments is most rewarding! We do hope that we get the chance to welcome you back when you are next in the area. More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

This motel is the best place to stay at in Ararat. I have stayed hear quite a few times now and I have always found the owns to be helpful and down to earth and have always made sure that they could find a room for me. I have always found them to be profession in what they do. The... More

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We have always stayed at the Chalambar Motel for the Jailhouse rock n roll festival for the past 11 years. We have seen changes of conditions and owners and have always been treated with honesty and respect.We could not make it one year and were still assured a room for the next year. The owners seem like they cannot do... More

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Address: 132 Lambert Street, Ararat, Victoria 3377, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Grampians > Ararat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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Fully renovated with modern decor the Chalambar Motel offers luxury accommodation at affordable prices. Now with new family units and cottages to longer stays and guests who prefer to self-cater. ... more   less 
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