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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Stayed with my husband for for lovely weekend away. Was very surprised by the hotel. Gardens and grounds were beautiful and the rooms very clean modern and comfortable. Just a short 10 minute drive from Bright. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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Thank Jess4S
IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

Jess I'm so pleased your getaway weekend with your husband was enjoyable at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat. Your positive feedback about the cleanliness of the room and the staff service is most appreciated. Our aim is to give all our guests a relaxing stay every time they visit whether it be for a romantic getaway like yourselves or a... More 

North Geelong.Australia
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Do not judge this motel by the outside appearance of the rooms. The gardens are a relaxing, attractive, well maintained welcome inclusion. The rooms are a surprise as soon as you open your door. The decor, spaciousness,cleanliness and over-all presentation is an absolute credit to the Manager and Staff.. Perfect place to stay, within easy driving distance to all the... More 

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Thank Mary H
IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

Mary Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I am delighted you appreciate all the features that made Buffalo Motel a true country retreat for all our guests. I appreciate your time and effort in giving us such a warm review. Please visit us again next time you visit the High Country.. Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat can be... More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Excellent location for visiting Bright and nearby places of interest. Very comfortable accommodation in a peaceful setting. The grounds especially lovely, with large expanses of lawn and a river view. Enjoyed a barbecue with friend on the back patio of the main building. Also able to eat Breakfast, enjoying the birdsong and serenity. This is my second visit and would... More 

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Thank Barbara B
IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

Barbara Thank you very much for your positive comments. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the Alfresco dining on the deck. Being able to look out to pristine views of the Ovens River and Mount Buffalo, while enjoying a BBQ meal or breakfast has been consisten hit with all our guests. It the place most of our guests gravitate to after... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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77 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Our 'French Reunion' group of 10 stayed at the Buffalo Motel in February for the second time (gathered there in 2014 also). Like last time, we had a fabulous time. Our rooms were comfortable, well-equipped & attractive and we all enjoyed our breakfasts, the lovely gardens, relaxing on the back deck with its fabulous view of Mt Buffalo, and wandering... More 

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Thank Terri and simon F
IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

To members of the French Reunion Group Thank you for your review submission. It is wonderful that you selected our property for your annual reunion in Australia. Our location in NE Victoria is central to guests hailing from NSW, ACT, SA and Vic when we hosted "multi-state" weddings, anniversary, birthday and last but not least reunion events like yours. We... More 

Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

We stayed here while doing the Rail Trail. The rooms were very clean and quite spacious. There is a lovely BBQ deck area and common room that overlooks the Ovens river. We cycled into Bright (about 15mins) to stock up on supplies and then had a BBQ on the deck in the evening. The staff were very helpful and offered... More 

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Thank Carolyn P
IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

Carolyn I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat. Your positive comments are most encouraging to the staff and we thank you for your feedback. You have picked a lovely time of the year to stay with us as the Autumnal colours will soon come through, creating a lovely palette of orange, red and yellow... More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Can you imagine arriving to your destination very hot and bothered and the owner of this establishment waiting for you to collect your key to your motel room. What wonderful service, motel's air conditioning was on with the fan cooling the room for our arrival. Rooms have even recently refurbished with adequate emenities for our short stay. Cooked breakfast included... More 

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Thank Myriam W
IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

Myriam How wonderful. We love having your group with your magnificent trikes stay with us. Thank you very much for your kind words. We are pleased you enjoyed the breskdast too. We look forward to seeing your group next year when you come up again. More 

Corowa, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Great motel with very helpful staff, beautiful setting, would be great for a small cocktail wedding, ample space. Close the wineries and the beautiful alpine area. sits at bottom of the snow area Rooms are serviced daily, or left at your request.

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Thank Janet F
IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Janet Thank you for your lovely review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were well looked after by our staff. We agree with your observation that our property is ideal for weddings whether it be a small cocktail style or a larger event with hired marquee and timber deck dance floor etc.... More 

Wodonga, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place to stay. Friendly staff. Sherie was fun and focused on making our stay relaxed and comfortable. Meals were great home style dining. Clean well presented rooms. Gorgeous gardens that we enjoyed a range of activities in and a beautiful Devonshire tea. Highly recommended

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Thank Lisa S
IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

Lisa I apologise for my late response as I was travelling overseas. Thank you for your positive review. I am so pleased you enjoyed the home style dining during your stay. Our group guests always enjoy the dishes cooked "the way mummy or grandma used to cook them" as is often said of our dinners. I am so pleased you... More 

Parkdale, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

The owners have done a fantastic job of renovating this motel. Inside, it has all all mod cons. Comfortable bed, lounge, table, air conditioning/heating, wide TV, coffee pod machine, modern lighting, bathroom heater. Outside, the grounds are like a botanical garden, with magnificent trees and gardens set in acres of lawn, leading down to a frontage on the Ovens River.... More 

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Thank ozsee
IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay. We appreciate that you have noted our efforts to improve the overall comfort and presentation of our rooms and facilities. The guest lounge and deck is a hit with all our guests as they love to have an area where they can chill... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for one night after reading positive reviews on Trip Advisor and the motels website. Never again. The website claimed that the motel was 'fully renovated throughout'. This is simply not true. Our room, which had a double and single bed, was only partially renovated -- the bathroom and carpet only. The furniture and fittings were all old. The... More 

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3 Thank John E
IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review submission. Yes, you are correct in your observation that some walls require a coat of fresh paint after the patching caused by the recent removal of dated fluoro lights. You will notice that we prioritised the installation of all new ensuites, floor tiles and 100% pure wool carpets to raise the comfort level of our... More 

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Additional Information about Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat

Address: 6774 Great Alpine Rd, Porepunkah, Victoria 3740, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Porepunkah
Price Range: $86 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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