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“The Friendliest Stay in Victoria” 5 of 5 stars
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Allamar Motor Inn Motel
Ranch Road, Tawonga South, Mount Beauty, Victoria 3698, Australia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Tawonga South
Newcastle, Australia
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“The Friendliest Stay in Victoria”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

I'm 64yo and have been running trips for elders (mates) on motorcycles for many years.
The friendliness and professionalism of Stu and Alison, notwithstanding the famous Zac, is hard to find.

Good people, great place to stay and they cannot do enough for you. Thanks again guy's.

We found the Allamar's location perfect for rides into the Alps with the bar welcoming for a pre-dinner sip after returning from a hard day of touring.

We have travelled to most parts and put Stu and Allison at the Allamar as in the top three in this country.

Bad news travels fast but a stay here is ALL good news. Brilliant !!!
We will, of course be doing a "Macarther" we shall return!

dad and the lads

Newcastle

Room Tip: Any, all good clean motel rooms - all quiet
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

Great place to put your head down in a comfortable and very clean room. What can be said other than this little motel offers the comfort of the chain branded hotels.

What you don't get here is the gym and pool. But they do offer a bar if you love to have a chat. Gyms and pools are not important to me at all for short stays. In regard to dining, the managers/owners are happy to drive you into town and pick you up so you can have a drink with dinner. Who offers service like that these days?

Why do I smile as I write this review? Well that is what you get at the Allamar Motor Inn is an awesome night sleep that would put some of the 5star hotels to shame. Now have a look at the cost. Excellent value for money and with service that just makes you feel at home. Enjoy people, we did.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

We stayed here recently for three nights while I introduced my daughters to the wonders of the snow & skiing. The weather was lousy but we really enjoyed our stay at Allamar. Its simple & unpretentious accommodation. The decor is classic mid-70's but its well maintained & very clean. The room had plenty of heaters & blankets. The beds were comfy & its location in a quiet street above the Kiewa Valley Hwy gave us an unhindered & spectacular view of the mountains. Stuart, the owner, was always welcoming & obliging during our stay. And Zac the friendly old dog, gave us a dosage of "pet" which meant we didn't miss our own puppy, who was back home, so much.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2011

When we came across this motel we liked it so much that we booked an extra (3rd) night. We could finally do our laundry, as we were on a long trip travelling through large parts of NSW and Vic. The owners (saw Stuart mostly) were very friendly. They had a lovely cat and an elderly dog called Zack, the bar is named after the dog. Sadly the bar only opens in the weekend but we were allowed to buy drinks from there. Stuart also provided us with an ice bucket to cool our wine. Sweet! He recommended an extremely good breakfast place in Mount Beauty called 'Treats', was just down the road about 2 km from the Allamar. He also recommended some stunning bushwalks, first near Mount Bogong and the next day Mount Buffalo. There was only one pet-hate of mine: long black hairs on the bathroom floor! I find this utterly disgusting! I managed to pick them up with toilet paper and flushed them down the toilet, aaarrrgggghghhh! Please owners, please vacume before mopping the bathroom floor! That will definitely eliminate such a problem.....Well, back to postives: I loved the view, the garden, the birds and especially the beautiful parrots, the birdsongs in the morning and in the evenings the manic sounds of the laughing kookaburras. Apart from the hair problem everything was perfect.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kyabram, Australia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

thanks to annette and stuart for the great motel experience .One of the cleanest well maintained motels we have stayed at . Four days teaching my wife to ride her new triumph and it was a pleasure to return to a smile and enjoy the beautiful view with a coldie . thanks stu for driving us down to the pub on friday . Zacs bar is AWSOME will send you up some goddies for the bar .Thanks again Jacki & steve Shephard Tongala VIC

  • Stayed February 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2011

Zac's bar and restaurant was closed hen we were there, motel was abit tricky to find on ranch road, first impression: absolutely magnificent scenery!! Not much contact with hosts, ony sink in the room is in bathroom (proved quite difficult to wash dishes in!). For price we paid, next time will choose to stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed January 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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alien12, Owner at Allamar Motor Inn Motel, responded to this review, January 17, 2011
Hi
In repose to the review by shellyanddaniel 2011. When daniel booked the accommodation for Monday and Tuesday 10th & 11th January he was informed our bar would not be open (this is also on our website that we are only open Fridays and Saturday at this time) due to the owner haveing chemotherapy treatment. Daniel said this was ok. We are the only motel on Ranch Road and there is a huge signpost on the roadside. Guests were checked in and for the rest of there stay they were mostly out then back in the evenings. We dont like to bother our guests during their stay. We are a motel with motel rooms therefore the only sink is in the bathroom, we are not self contained therefore do not expect guests to be doing dishes. They were charged a discounted rate of $99 per night for our biggest and best room which is normally $125 per night during the first half of January.
The guests did not request a room service and when they left the room was in a very messy untidy state with food scraps on the floor, pillows pushed underneath the bed ect. Is it possible to have this review removed from your site.
The way the guests left the room we did consider having them put on a bad guest list that is in our local area but we did not do that prefering to give them a second chance.
Kind Regards
Stuart Hodge
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2009

We were looking for a place to act as a bit of a base on a Falls Creek / getaway weekend and the Allamar had come to our attention through the Golden Chain directory. We signed up for a package including two night's stay and a dinner at Zak's Wine Bar wondering exactly what we had signed up for...

It is a great little spot just off the main highway. -If you arrive after dark keep driving up the hill until you see the sign! The motel is clean and well-kept. The beds are better than most and the dinner at Zak's was wonderful. The country-sized perfectly cooked T-bone finished the day perfectly.

We will be returning next snow season...good value and a great little spot down from the snow.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Ranch Road, Tawonga South, Mount Beauty, Victoria 3698, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Mount Beauty > Tawonga South
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Tawonga South
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the picturesque Kiewa Valley with amazing panoramic mountain views. For a relaxing break come and stay at the Allamar Motel. A photographers delight. Staying at the weekend come and have a drink in Zaks bar. ... more   less 
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