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“One of the best motels we have had the benefits of staying in” 4 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
Adelaide, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“One of the best motels we have had the benefits of staying in”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Stayed in this motel in 2012 had a great time and it is calling us back again. It is just like staying at aunties good beds clean room and looked after as one should.Cameron a very pleasant manager and goes out of his way to make you feel at home.
One of the best motels we have stayed in and I can assure you we have stayed in many touring this land of ours.Try it you will be surprised!!!!!
A retiree

Room Tip: The whole area is Quite with only 4 rooms "Peace"
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Agreed with previous reviews. This is how motels should be run.

Full credit to the owner Cameron for his cheery disposition and attention to detail.

Can only add that the in-room convection panel heating is very effective and totally silent.
Big screen TV and DVD player with all connections means you can bring a laptop loaded with your favourite movies and an HDMI cable and you're set for the evening.

Really good value, yet outperforms Tourist Park cabins costing more.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Went to visit son and new grand baby in Newstead. Decided to stay at Whisper Gums Motel. What a great idea that turned out to be!! Room was comfortable and clean. Bed was VERY comfortable and the shower was HOT and relaxing. Cameron, the owner was friendly and helpful. We stayed for 5 nights, and will stay again on our next visit. Looks like Whispering Gums Motel will be our home away from home when visiting Newstead.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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 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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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.

Room Tip: We had room one, never heard the neighbor.
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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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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