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6 Ingor Street, Ararat, Victoria 3377, Australia
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Ararat Colonial Lodge Motel
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Ararat
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

we stayed in room 1, and were very disappointed, the room was very dated and has not seen any maintenance since Ned Kelly stayed there. The desk staff were excellent and went out of their way to fulfill any of our requests, 10/10 for their effort. Very overpriced for what was presented, they really need to spend a bit on... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We are a family of 3 travelling from Adelaide to Melbourne on a Friday. We decided to stop when it got dark and Ararat it was - got onto Tripadvisor, ended up here and were pleasantly surprised. The desk guy was friendly and helpful. The room was clean and warm, although the decor was interesting. Surprisingly, it was also very... More 

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Horsham, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Room was nice, heating good, internet connection wasn't great, kept dropping out, gave up on it! Comfy bed, didn't get much sleep though with the alarms over at the supermarket across the road going off at 3am! Horrid blue tiles in the bathroom & entry though! Lol Accidently left my ipod charger in the room, rang them at 3pm when... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Big, comfortable room that has received a lovely facelift since we stayed there last year. Lovely decor, including a modern, comfortable king size bed, couch and small dining setting. A modern panel wall heater worked a treat - especially on the night it dropped below zero degrees! Foxtel was an added bonus. Staff were friendly and helpful. Will definitely be... More 

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Coolum Beach, Australia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
34 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We settled on this motel after driving past the original one that we had booked which looked overgrown and abandoned. The Colonial was very tired inside. Rooms were dark and cold and curtains required repair. One light was not working. The television system was very old fashioned and difficult to operate and the tele itself was the size of a... More 

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melbourne
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Clean with good service. The staff were very helpful. The place does need a bit of a face lift though. Good facilities like Free DVD's. Hot water system was not very good as we could only get Luke warm or scolding hot. New heaters work well. Carpet definitely due for replacement. Reasonably priced place for a short stay in Ararat.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I was in Ararat for business for a few days and was fortunate enough to obtain a room at the Colonial Lodge. As some of the other reviewers have stated, the room was large, clean if somewhat dated in décor but being off the main highway, it was certainly quiet which made for a peaceful nights sleep. The staff were... More 

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Hobart
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I was not intending on staying at Ararat but after a long drive (900klm) I decided that I had had enough. I was towing and the car park area at this motel was not ideal, but the lady at reception placed me in a room and said that she would keep the 2 units either side vacant so that I... More 

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Echuca, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We have always found Golden Chain Motels to be of a really great standard both inside and out but this one was very dated inside the exective room. Fixing the drapes that were hanging off their hooks would make the room look so much nicer. The security chain on the door was broken and there wasn't a phone in the... More 

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Adelaide
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The Ararat Colonial is a homely 1970s family run Motel. The service is excellent and the rooms are homely, comfy and clean. The location is great, off the main road yet close enough to walk to the main street in Ararat for dinner. Good value.

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Address: 6 Ingor Street, Ararat, Victoria 3377, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Grampians > Ararat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 19

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