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“Unexpected surprise.” 5 of 5 stars
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Whispering Gums Motel
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61 Lyons St (Pyrenees Hwy), Newstead, Victoria 3462, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Newstead
Melbourne, Australia
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“Unexpected surprise.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We booked this motel (2 Rooms) for a night while travelling around central Victoria, and to be honest we weren't expecting much. We have stayed in many hotels/motels costing double the price of Whispering Gums which have been terrible, however we were pleasantly surprised from the moment we checked in. The Hosts were friendly, genuine and very helpful. We stayed in the cooler months and the heater was on and the rooms toasty warm when we arrived, very clean and immaculate rooms. Set back off the main road, there was no traffic noise.
My Parents have since been back a second time, and should we ever get back to the area we would have no hesitation in staying another night. If only other motels were run like Whispering Gums, it is by far one of the best places we have stayed.

  • Stayed June 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

I arrived with my young son and was warmly welcomed by the owner Cameron. I was surprised and delighted by this motel that's seemingly in the middle of nowhere. In fact, it's ideally located near Maldon and Castlemaine. Newly renovated big beautiful bathrooms, great mattress, clean as a whistle and delicious eggs on toast the next day! In fact, Whispering Gums has inspired my family to consider a trip around Oz staying in family-run operations just like this one. It is quintessentially Australian and the owners obviously take great care to run their motel well.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Thank you Cameron and Susie. You have a very comfortable motel with plenty of room amenities including dining table folded, microwave, utensils plates etc so we could prepare our own food. and all linens snowy white.
Situated right in the middle of the goldfield and 15 mins from castlemaine, 40 mins from bendigo made it the perfect place to stay while searching our family heritage. We asked for a second night and plan to stay again soon.

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  • Stayed September 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

All I can say is wow !!
Great motel and Host's do themselves proud , very friendly and helpful , motel rooms have heaps of room Spotless And are modern , can even get plates and knife and forks to eat in room . bed's are comfy and it's very quite will be back again for sure thank you Kylie

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 61 Lyons St (Pyrenees Hwy), Newstead, Victoria 3462, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Newstead
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Newstead
Number of rooms: 5

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