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“Great place to stay” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chalambar Motel

Chalambar Motel
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Chalambar Motel
132 Lambert Street, Ararat, Victoria 3377, Australia   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #5 of 5 hotels in Ararat
Adelaide Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

A wonderfully warm motel. Great staff and very friendly. Show no bias towards motorcycle riders and made us feel totally welcome. Great location to the town and all the facilities there. Would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Absolutely loved this motel. Friends and I stayed for one night only but were very happy with the room and the service provided. Traveled from Adelaide for the Aradale Lunatic Asylum overnight ghost investigation the Friday night before so needed a nice comfortable place to stay before our drive back on the Sunday. Allowed us to check in at 11, much appreciated as we'd had no sleep the night prior! Once again, the owners were lovely and gave us a nice warm welcome. Will definitely stay here again if we're ever over that way! Thanks! Emma, George, Carly & Daniel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Very clean, friendly and provides what it says on the tin! Only negative would be that the bathrooms are very small, but it all is very clean. The owner was very friendly and helpful with restaurant advice.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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chalambar, Consultant at Chalambar Motel, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Thank you for your very positive comments Suzanna-we are always delighted when our guests have enjoyed their stay. We are glad to be able your found the restaurant advice useful. We look forward to welcoming you back to the the Chalambar Motel when next you are in Ararat.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Great service, clean, modern rooms, cozy - a great room for a night stopover
We were given a late check out when we asked for it. The room was small (toilet is really small) but for the price we paid, it was worth the stay. Modern rooms, clean, comfortable. Would definitely return if in the area!

Room Tip: Choose a room further away from the road as the trucks on the main road may be a tad noisy
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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chalambar, Consultant at Chalambar Motel, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Thank you Beatrix for taking the trouble to post such a favourable review on the Chalambar Motel. Our aim is always to provide our guest with an enjoyable stay and to hear such great comments is most rewarding!
We do hope that we get the chance to welcome you back when you are next in the area.
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

This motel is the best place to stay at in Ararat. I have stayed hear quite a few times now and I have always found the owns to be helpful and down to earth and have always made sure that they could find a room for me. I have always found them to be profession in what they do. The rooms are always clean and very comfey.
Keep up the great work! Bec.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 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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Ballarat, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We have always stayed at the Chalambar Motel for the Jailhouse rock n roll festival for the past 11 years. We have seen changes of conditions and owners and have always been treated with honesty and respect.We could not make it one year and were still assured a room for the next year. The owners seem like they cannot do enough for us. Very friendly,the rooms are spotless and modern and have everything you would need for that weekend away. If they can fit you in they will ,it,s a great place to stay.

  • Stayed March 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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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

After we had booked the 3 bedroom unit well in advance and then paid for our Ararat jail house rock tickets along with 3 other couples we recieve a phone call to say that they have booked out the unit for 12 months very dissapointed to say the least.From now (Feb ) we have to mid March to try and find accomodation in Ararat, dont like our chances.Thanks very much Chalambar , we will never trust you again and will be giving you bad references to all of our Rock and Roll associates and club's from now and to the future :(

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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chalambar, Consultant at Chalambar Motel, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
We are aware that this reviewer experienced frustration regarding his reservation and for that we are most sincerely apologetic. Our aim is always to do our best to satisfy and please our guests.
We do hope that the six weeks notification was sufficient to enable you to finalise accommodation and that you were able to enjoy the wonderful Ararat Rock 'n Roll festival.
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Additional Information about Chalambar Motel

Address: 132 Lambert Street, Ararat, Victoria 3377, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Grampians > Ararat
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 hotels in Ararat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fully renovated with modern decor the Chalambar Motel offers luxury accommodation at affordable prices. Now with new family units and cottages to longer stays and guests who prefer to self-cater. ... more   less 

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