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“Very comfortable and clean - definitely stay here again” 4 of 5 stars
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Peppinella Motel
102 Smythes Rd, Ballarat, Victoria 3356, Australia   |  
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Ranked #16 of 34 Hotels in Ballarat
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“Very comfortable and clean - definitely stay here again”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

My partner, her father, son and I stayed in a family room, which has a queen bed in the main room and a separate room with 2 beds (with its own flat screen TV and Foxtel). Although its an older style motel, we were very happy with the facilities and the owners are pleased to help in any way possible. Our room was comfortable, very well equipped with reverse cycle air conditioning, microwave, tea & coffee making, electric blankets, iPod dock, Blu-ray/DVD player, 2 flat screen TVs and spotlessly clean. Very quiet location with shops and take away food only a few minutes drive away.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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traceyandpeter74, Owner at Peppinella Motel, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed you time with us, it was a pleasure to have you stay with us. As stated we are an older styled motel, however we are working very hard to make the insides of the rooms comforatable and cossy for everyone's stay with a few mod cons thrown in
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Fantastic Motel !! Value for Money and beyond. Clean , Comfortable and came in above my expectations. There is also a bus stop right out the front as its a little way out from central Ballarat and also a microwave in the room and as we had a toddler it was handy for warming bottles, the small play was handy.The is also vending machine insight and for any extras there is a great Mini mart not far away. From the moment we were greeted we were taken care of in every aspect. Thanks Peppinella :-)

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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traceyandpeter74, Owner at Peppinella Motel, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
thank you so much for your kind words, we do endevour to make everyone's stay with us a good as we can.. We do appreciate your feedback. As stated the bus stop is just outside the property and takes around ten minutes by bus to get into the heart of Ballarat. There is also the Mini mart located about 400 metres down the road on the opposite side which has alot of products that anyone may need. Once again thanks for taking the time to let us know about your stay
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Melbourne, Australia
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

This is one of those regional motels with exposed red brick walls. I was a little shocked when I opened the front door and was faced with the sink at the other end of the room. It's outside of the bathroom and made the room look a bit hodge-podge. The furniture and decor was very dated but all appliances (coffee maker, toaster, electric blankets, air conditioning and TV) worked fine. It has the look and feel of the budget motel that it is, but its fine if you just need a peace to sleep.

Room Tip: Try to not get room 5.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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traceyandpeter74, Owner at Peppinella Motel, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
thank you for your review. While you may not have been happy with the room, you could have seen what you were booking from the photo's on the internet site in which you booked. I would like to know were we get red bricks from though as while we have bricks on our walls they are defienatly not red they are brown in colour. we hope that you find the kind of accomadation you are after but might I suggest that perhaps for what you were looking for you look in a slightly higher price bracket.
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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Thank you for a nice, warm, comfortable, clean and well furnished room. My firend was pleased. The breakfast was good too. Keep it up! And keep your tariff competitive until you can come up to No. 10 on TripAdvisor and then can increase your rate a bit more once people know you are value for money.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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traceyandpeter74, Owner at Peppinella Motel, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Thank you for your review, we are glad to hear that your friend enjoyed his stay with us. we do try to make everyones stay a good one. We do try to give everyone a good size breakfast at a good price. once again thank you
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Stayed in a family room, which had a separate room with 2 beds (and its own flat screen TV!) for the kids. An older motel, but attentively refurbished, comfortable, very well equipped (microwave, tea & coffee making, electric blankets, iPod dock, Blu-ray/DVD player, 2 flat screen TVs) and spotlessly clean. About 5 minutes out of town and away from the road so it's very quiet.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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traceyandpeter74, Owner at Peppinella Motel, responded to this review, July 30, 2012
Thank you for your review. Our larger family rooms are one of our favourite rooms, they give a growing family room to move, and mum and Dad the chance to watch their own TV. Both larger family rooms are currently being repainted etc, with a new heating system put into one. Hope to see you again if you are coming to Ballarat again. Cheers Tracey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

A very comfortable and clean motel. WE had the family size room and it had microwave, tea and coffee making facilities, and room for our suitcase without tripping over it. Extra blankets, pillows, air-con, etc. Room rates were good. A short car drive to the city centre. Location great if you don't want to stay in Ballarat city. Quiet and set back off the Highway, so very little noise. Lots of parking. Friendly and helpful owners. Well worth a stay.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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traceyandpeter74, Owner at Peppinella Motel, responded to this review, July 30, 2012
Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back if you are in town again. Cheers Tracey
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Lancashire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

This place is not in the town centre, but a short drive away on the main road. It has plenty of parking available and the new owners have done refurbishments to the Motel over the past 15 months. The room was pleasant with all the necessary facilities such as microwave; tea & coffe making; shower room and storage. We had a new queen bed and seating area for comfort. The new tv was a plasma screen on the wall and the only downside was the noisy wall heater. A very pleasant stay which we increased from 1 night to two. We moved for our 2nd night into another room which was more basic but given at a discounted rate. There is a small swimming pool (COLD) with a warm jacuzzi pool for your leisure....free.

Room Tip: We liked room 6....but room 11 was a family room with added bunk beds and older furniture. If you...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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traceyandpeter74, Owner at Peppinella Motel, responded to this review, November 29, 2011
Thank you for your feedback it was a pleasure to have you stay with us. As you state we are a few minutes from the centre of town but that is what we love about our location, its just a short drive or bus ride into town.

Our pool facilities are solar heated so they are seasonal for use in the warmer months.

We are currently in the process of refurbishing our rooms and had hoped to be a bit further along than we are but hope to have all the rooms done and upgraded within the next 12-18 months,
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Address: 102 Smythes Rd, Ballarat, Victoria 3356, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Ballarat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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