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“Comfort and convenience and a great location” 4 of 5 stars
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Barclay On View
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   181 View St, Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia   |  
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Ranked #9 of 24 Hotels in Bendigo
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“Comfort and convenience and a great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The motel is wonderfully situated within an easy walk of some of Bendigo's major attractions. The room was small but comfortable and well appointed. We enjoyed friendly service, parking right outside the door and all at a reasonable price.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Dean B, Manager at Barclay On View, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
Thank you for your feedback.
We do strive to offer value for money and friendly, personal service, so it's nice to hear it's being well received.
We look forward to having you stay with us again.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lyndoch, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Small but adequate room. Very friendly and helpful staff. Very good location for the art gallery and city centre. Good shower. Chairs and table outside on communal balcony on 1st floor. If you have heavy luggage, ask for a ground floor room because there is no lift.

Room Tip: No lift up to the 1st floor
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Dean B, Manager at Barclay On View, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
Hi,
Thank you for your feedback.
Your advice on requesting ground floor rooms, if necessary, is very valid - we encourage guests to do the same. Glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I was very impressed by this motel. At a reasonable price, I was pleasantly surprised by good comfortable beds, excellent shower. great location. Friendly staff, quiet even though in the middle of town. All in all would recommend as great value for money. Just near the Art Gallery and lots of restaurants.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dean B, Manager at Barclay On View, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
Thank you for your positive feedback.
We look forward to having you stay with us again.
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Swan Hill, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I have stayed a few times now and the rooms have always been spotlessly clean, and nicely furnished. Dean & Sarah are great hosts and nothing is too much trouble. I strongly recommend staying at the Barclay it is a great location - close to the city and also convenient if you are attending medical appointments, which we were... I was worried about traffic noise but we did not hear any traffic. Thank you I will be staying there again!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Dean B, Manager at Barclay On View, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
Thanks so much for your lovely feedback. We really appreciate it.
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Horsham, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Barclay on View is a good value motel located a very short walk from The Capital. The staff are great - I became unwell and they didn't hesitate to let me check in at 12:30, provide Panadol etc. The rooms are on the small side but clean and functional. Breakfast was good. Parking was right outside my room. A good place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dean B, Manager at Barclay On View, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Thank you so much for your feedback.
First of all, we hope you're feeling better!
We were more than happy to help you out, it was no trouble at all.
We hope to see you next time you're in town.
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Mitcham, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

A weekend stop at the Barclay On View Motor Inn revealed that it is under fairly new management.

Location is excellent. It's a standard motel probably 30 or 40 years old and a little tired in places but quite acceptable for an overnight or weekend stop.

The bed was hard; something that might not appeal to all travellers.

There is a limited wifi available; I was advised to try sitting on the balcony outside the room and see how I went! For the limited time I needed to use the internt, I chose my normal 3G provider rather than sit outside.

Being a weekend stay, I was concerned to return on the second day to find that the toilet had not been cleaned, the basin had not been wiped and rubbish bins not emptied. A wine glass used the previous evening was left where it was, still dirty.

It may be a case of weekend cost cutting but failure to clean the lavatory would appear to be inexcusable.

The management seemed keen to build the business and one would trust that their attention to detail, particularly with the lavatories, should improve, sooner rather than later.

Room Tip: If seeking to use wifi you need to advise management and even then you need to be prepared to sit ou...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dean B, Manager at Barclay On View, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
As new management, we appreciate all feedback, both positive and constructive, so thank you for your honest response.
Firstly, we would like to sincerely apologise for your room not being serviced on the second day. I assure you this was an honest mistake by the cleaners and definitely not a matter of cost-cutting. As you can see from other guests' comments, our cleaners pride themselves on the cleanliness of our rooms.
The existing WiFi infrastructure is being upgraded in April, so there will no longer be a need for some of the rooms to sit on their balcony to receive a stronger signal, and the improved service will still be offered free of charge.
Again, thank you for your honest feedback and we hope you'll return to the Barclay to see the progress of the (long list of) improvements we have planned.
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Stayed here for a week. The owners are very welcoming and I enjoyed the time here. Also found the location very good and loved the town of Bendigo.

The room was exceptionally clean and comfortable and we had everything we needed.

Room Tip: All rooms good
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dean B, Manager at Barclay On View, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Thank you so much for your feedback.
We're glad you enjoyed your stay and got to see a little bit of this lovely little city while you were here.
We appreciate you taking the time to let us know what you thought.
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Additional Information about Barclay On View

Address: 181 View St, Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Bendigo
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 24 Hotels in Bendigo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Barclay On View 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It's all about LOCATION! Barclay on View is situated in beautiful, tree-lined View Street, in the heart of Bendigo's arts, theatre and cafe precinct, making it the perfect place to wine and dine, or simply relax and take advantage of our spa and sauna facilities. Our central location means you're only a short stroll from Queen Elizabeth Oval, The Capital Theatre, Bendigo Art Gallery, Hargreaves Mall, Bendigo Visitor Information Centre and everything else the CBD has to offer. Complimentary on-site parking and WiFi access come standard with every booking, and we also provide a guest laundry for your convenience. Our spacious courtyard area offers BBQ facilities and is the perfect place to sit back and enjoy a quiet, sunny afternoon. We offer continental or delicious cooked breakfasts every morning, with the option of in-room or dining room service. However, if you prefer to eat out, you have a great selection of cafes and restaurants only minutes away. Our friendly staff are more than happy to help you make the most of your stay. From suggestions on where to go and what to do, to making a restaurant reservation or booking a taxi, it's all part of the service. If you are travelling from Melbourne by car, turn left into View Street at Alexandra Fountain and we are located 650m on the left, opposite Queen Elizabeth Oval. If you are arriving by train, we are located 1.5km from the Bendigo Train Station. ... more   less 
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