We stayed for two nights in October. There is a lot to like about this hotel and we really enjoyed our stay. The building is relatively new but has, on the outside at least, replicated what was there previously. The bedrooms are large and well equipped. Our room was upstairs with a balcony overlooking the road but believe me there is no need to worry about road noise in Walhalla. Michael and Russell are great hosts and we appreciated the pick up and drop off from the rail station at Traralgon.
Breakfast is continental only which was a bit of a disappointment, considering both the price of the accommodation and what the competition offers. Dinner was also a bit disappointing. The menu is limited to 3 options each of entrée, mains and desert. Dinner is served between 6 and 7 pm only and we were told to be there for 6.30pm. This was much too early for our preference, especially when there is nothing to do in Walhalla in the evening. We appreciated the fact that tea and instant coffee is freely available from numerous self service points but a cup of genuine coffee at the end of dinner would have been appreciated.
Walhalla is a great place to stay for a couple of days but if it’s during the week make certain you are there on a Wednesday. If you do visit Walhalla, the Star Hotel is a good choice, provided the price is right.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Winner of the LCBTA "People's Choice" Award for 2012 and 2013. Located in the heart of Walhalla opposite the famous band rotunda, the Star Hotel provides boutique accommodation with large modern rooms all with ensuite, king beds [twins available], CD player and air-conditioning. A visit to Walhalla and the Star is about stepping back in time to relax and enjoy the unique atmosphere of this hidden mountain village. Leave your mobile phone at home as they don't work here...if you can't miss your favourite TV program Walhalla probably isn't a good choice as TVs don't work in the deep valley either! A trip to Walhalla and a stay at Walhalla's Star Hotel provides a chance unwind and explore the amazing gold-era history of the township including the mountain railway, daily gold mine tours, heritage walks and fascinating hillside cemetery. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Walhallas Star
- Walhalla's Star Hotel Victoria