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“enjoyed our stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Magdala Motor Lodge
3149 Western Highway, Stawell, Victoria 3380, Australia   |  
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Stawell
Camperdown, Australia
2 reviews
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“enjoyed our stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2011

`rooms were very spacious and comfortable,pool was great,kids enjoyed canoe ride,meals were excellent,staff friendly. we will stay again.

  • Stayed January 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2010

The rooms at the Magdala is exactly what you expect for four star accommodation. The rooms are basic but spacious and clean. I was impressed by the size of the bathroom and it natural light as they can often be small and dingy. On the downside, if the people in the next room were having a shower the hot water cut in and out.

The facilities are modern and up to date and the view over the lake with its ducks is pleasant to come home to in the afternoon although it appears to be struggling a little in the drought. The surrounds are quiet and the rooms are far enough from the highway to avoid any of the noise.

I didnt use the pool facilities or tennis court that were on offer but they appeared okay. My only serious issue at the Magdala was with the service in the restaurant. After waiting 1.5 hours, I was served raw chicken. As compensation, I was offered a free desert rather than a meal as the kitchen had closed. After declining the desert I still had to pay $20 (an $8 discount) because I had eaten some of the vegies.

In conclusion, Magdala is standard 4 star accommodation that I would reccommend but avoid the restaurant.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3149 Western Highway, Stawell, Victoria 3380, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Grampians > Stawell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Stawell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Magdala Motor Lodge, located two and a half hours from Melbourne's central business district and five hours from Adelaide, is an excellent stopover between the cities and an ideal destination from which to explore the Grampians National Park, and the world renowned vineyards and wineries of the Grampians and Pyrenees. Set on 20 acres, Magdala Motor Lodge is the quietest motel in Stawell. Set on 20 acres, the Magdala Motor Lodge offers excellent food, accommodation and services for the corporate person, holiday makers and tour groups. The management and staff will be delighted to give you all the information you need to take advantage of the attractions of the area. Located on the outskirts of Stawell, the Magdala Motor Lodge consists of 28 units and a restaurant all overlooking a man made lake and rural land. The motel is variously described as 'The one with the moat', or 'The one with the ducks'. Our wild black ducks are so accustomed to people that they nest in the car park, gardens and tap on the windows in the morning to encourage guests to feed them. ... more   less 
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