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Lamplighter Motor Inn

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1440 Dandenong Road, Oakleigh, Monash, Victoria 3166, Australia
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Oakleigh
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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San Luis Obispo, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The room that we stayed in was tired and dirty. This room had not been renovated for a long time! The person on the reception desk did not have a grasp of the English language. This is the worst accommodation I have stayed at in my memory. I checked out after one night and found somewhere more suitable.

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Adelaide, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Furniture and fittings were tired and worn. Bedding and linen were comfortable and clean. Cleaning otherwise was sub-standard - poor attention to detail. TV remote didn't work. Air conditioning was effective but temperature unable to be adjusted.

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Ballarat, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

After staying here I found it was an excellent property. It had a good sized room (especially for Melbourne), a lovely 'kitchen' and bathroom, airconditioning, a huge mirror and huge beds! It did have a smaller tv than I expected, but a giant tv isn't what I was paying for. Incredibly it was only $100 for 3 of us to... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
37 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This is a good average motel, rooms are very dated and in need an update, lady at reception was very pleasant, this motel probably better suited to tradesman but all in all, except for the hardest bed I've ever slept on, I couldn't complain.

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Do not go here, I had a booking and the guy from the reception call me to ask me where is the guest that he was going to close the reception at 22.00.So I told my friend that he was not going to be allowed to get in the hotel later so he decided to go to another accomodation. When... More

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Edensor Park Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

A group of friends and I stayed in this hotel on Saturday 19 October 2013 due to its proximity to the hall where we were celebrating one of the friend's 60th birthdays. It is an older style hotel, probably due for some refurbishment but we found it met all our needs with the rooms that we booked, each having a... More

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Portland, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I stayed at Lamplighter Motor Inn as it is close to business/school office in the next suburb. My ground floor room was "care-worn" and in need of renovation. The room appeared to be clean until I checked further: It was disappointing to find thick white fluff-dust on the bed head/lighting pelmet and on the towel rail in the bathroom. Also... More

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Brisbane, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I have been on the road for 16 days on this trip. We stayed here for a week while doing an event. The room had been renovated and worked well for us. Sure it is not 5 star but it was very clean and tidy. The price was great for what we got in that area. We had no traffic... More

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Brisbane, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I booked into Lamplighter for two nights in February for a wedding. I rang to re-confirm my arrival and rang again to say I would be checking in about 9pm. The staffs were great and reassured me that they would be open. Collecting my keys I went to my room. I have stayed in a few places…. So I always... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

My husband and I stayed in lamplighter motel 1440 dandenong rd, oakleigh because it was 1km from a venue we were attending. Found motel on web and made a phone booking to stay 1 night January 2012. I negotiated a price for a Classic room which "apparently" had been renovated. I'm glad I didn't pay full price. The unit was... More

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Address: 1440 Dandenong Road, Oakleigh, Monash, Victoria 3166, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Monash > Oakleigh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lamplighter Motor Inn 3.5*
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