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“Overnight stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Coonawarra Motor Lodge
114 Church Street, Penola, South Australia, Australia   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Penola
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Overnight stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked here as the motel was closer to the town centre than some and less costly. Very pleased with the accommodation -comfortable beds and good space in the room. Breakfast was included and again was good value for the price.
The owners were most helpful, changing our room which was booked at the lower price to a better one further from the road. Parking was good.
Would definitely stay here next trip.

Room Tip: upper floor away from the main road is good but there are stairs
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

A comfortable and well-equipped motel near the centre of Penola, on the Riddoch Highway where most of the cellar doors are located. There is an adjacent restaurant which serves good but pricey meals and can deliver breakfast. If you prefer self-catering, the town has a decent supermarket.

Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
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Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Coonawarra motor lodge has very spacious rooms and really comfortable beds. The owners make guests feel very welcome and cook sensational meals, including morning tea! It's a short walk from penola township. Great for those who enjoy some country peace and hospitality.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stayed here for 8 nights and it was fantastic! Management were lovely and were always helpful. The rooms are very large and clean -which is all that we needed. Great location, only minutes drive to the wineries and Penola. I would not hesitate to book here again!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The Coonawarra Motor Lodge is conveniently located on the road from Adelaide into Penola. It is close enough to the village to walk everywhere. The room was clean and comfortable, and there was an on-site quality restaurant which also had a take away menu.

You can walk easily round the heritage trail and to the Mary MacKillop Centre.

There's a huge range of wineries not far away but you need to drive - not only to get to the ones you want to visit but also to carry your purchases back to the motel. Alternatively if you don't have your own car, most wineries will send you purchases to your home.

My only gripe is the limited wifi access. These days unlimited access should be included in the tariff. On the other hand, at least there was some access which isn't always available in hotels and motels.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 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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8 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Stayed here overnight and enjoyed our stay. The management were very friendly and helpful.

We stayed in a family room, which was great! The room was clean and comfortable.

We ate at the restaurant onsite and it was lovely.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

One night stay with 2 of us and 2 kids enroute to Adelaide. We stayed in a family room which was upstairs, had own balcony and bunk beds for the kids.
Friendly people, comfortable large and clean room and great restaurant and bar next door. What more could you ask for? Cheers!

Stayed April 2014
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Additional Information about Coonawarra Motor Lodge

Address: 114 Church Street, Penola, South Australia, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Penola
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Penola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12
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