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Bright Velo

#2 of 13 Hotels in Bright
Certificate of Excellence
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2 Ireland St., Bright, Victoria, Australia (Formerly Bright Oriental Hotel)
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Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Bright
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You don't need to be a cyclist to enjoy this place. You won't find five star slick and shiny here but you will find warm and welcoming hosts, comfy beds and a real homely feel. We stayed in room 21 which has a balcony where you can watch the world go by. Clean but dated rooms at good value prices.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the second time my friends and I have stayed at the hotel as a base to enjoy some great cycling in the mountains. The accommodation is comfortable and the hospitality was great. Wayne and Susan made us very welcome and accommodated our needs very well. The food and coffee are fantastic even as judged by our serious foodie... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cafe is a great place to unwind. Great coffee and extremely helpful staff make this a hotel I'll go back to again and again. I stayed here before the peaks challenge this year, and used Mt Buffalo to get the jet-lag out of my legs. Next time I'll take my wife (non cyclist) as she'll love the hotel and... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at Velo for a few days after 3 peaks in the old building room 21 very comfortable and opened onto the balcony which was great. Café down stairs is great and as a cyclist was a real interest both Wayne and Susan were most helpful, not the Ritz but comfortable at a fair price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had a group of us staying at Bright Velo for a cycling camp, the location of the place and friendliness of Wayne and Susan is certainly worth going back for. The rooms are basic but we spent our time riding or relaxing having coffee at Bright Velo, so we didn't need anything more than was offered. Have already booked... More 

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Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our stay at Bright Velo. Firstly, Susan and Wayne are friendly, helpful and knowledgable. The hotel is a lovely old building, but our room was comfortable and perfect for our needs. The cafe has good coffee, tasty food and delightful decor. It is well situated and Bright offers cycling for all levels ( we particularly enjoy the flat... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed at Velo as a base for some final 3 Peaks training. The staff are all cyclists and very friendly. They not only were generous with their knowledge about cycling around Bright, Falls Creek, Hotham etc but were also helpful in introducing me to the other hotel guests who were doing some rides around the area. I stayed in... More 

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Woodend, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were six keen riders in the High Country for a long weekend of riding staying at Bright Velo for a second year. Wayne and Susan are terrific hosts with great coffee (essential) and terrific breakfasts and snacks to 'fuel' the body for the big days of riding. The atmosphere is terrific particularly if you are into cycling and Wayne... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Definitely a cyclists paradise with many routes to choose from!!! Wayne and Susan with their friendly, fun loving attitudes go out of their way to make you comfortable!! Great all round outdoor area as well as fab eating establishments. A real "good time" place!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I found myself in Bright after taking the route I hadn't intended. Bright Velo looked like a charismatic little place and after seeing it was top of the list on Trip Advisor, staying there was a no brainer. Susan and Wayne were fabulous hosts and exceeded my expectations in that capacity. The room was basic but very clean and had... More 

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