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Guiding Star Hotel Motel

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Very basic room, for $90 a night you would expect the rooms to at least smell decent. Not the case unfortunately. Do yourself a favour and pay the extra $20/$30 for a nicer place somewhere else. Pillows might as well of been none existent. They were so flat, so if you do stay here BYO pillow! Air conditioner looked like... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Located along the highway, and mostly industrial there was nothing close by for dining. The Motel serves a lmted menu, however nothing for the weekend. Since we were there on Saturday Night we needed to drive a little ways to find something suitable. The room looks newly remodeled and was clean, however it still smelled of smoke. Not enough hot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

As I live in Werribee and was meeting with someone from the city, I needed a place that was halfway between the two. This motel was both conveniently located and excellent value. I would definitely stay here again.

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Warragul, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Owner was very polite and friendly, the room was clean, and not much noise from traffic. We arrived just before 8pm not realising they close at 6, but the owner gave us to 8 to check in, which was very nice of him as he didn't have my number to call me....Next time i will ring ahead...Overall cheap place to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

the reception is closed at 9pm. we had a late check in at 1130 pm, luckily we called ahead. the receptionist, Mark, was kind enough to put the room key in envelop and stick it on the door so that we could just get into the room despite that we arrived very late. included in the envelop, we had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

The excellent rating is for the traveller who needs to get to Avalon Airport quickly in the morning and only needs a clean room, shower and a good feed. Cheap parmas, cold beer and nice staff. This is a stopover, workman's hotel/motel and is cheap and convenient. Well worth it even for Tullamarine...............

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Guiding Star Hotel was constructed in about 1930, incorporating an earlier building related to the undeveloped village of Brooklyn. Built on a Spanish Mission style, stuccoed, two-storey hotel, with Cordova tiles to a hipped roof and eaves broken by projecting parapets above the two side entries and the main corner entry. The Guiding Star is the last standing Hotel in Brooklyn. The Guiding Star Hotel Motel is of local historical and architectural significance as a relatively large and elaborate hotel built to serve the arterial traffic of the Geelong Road, and the industrial activities in the Brooklyn area. The Guiding Star Hotel Motel is a complete venue with the traditional pub grub food, entertainment, accommodation, a Thirsty Camel Bottle Shop and its own Coffee Shop, Brewed Awakening. It caters for the workmanlike crowd, truck drivers, tradies and travellers on their way to Melbourne seeking an affordable, clean and tidy accommodation. The Motel has been recently renovated. Includes 20 accommodation units with air conditioning, TV with FOXTEL, double glass window, comfortable bed, hot shower, clean Bathroom and plenty of parking space. It is conveniently located close to the Avalon Airport and just 11km from Melbourne CBD. The point of difference is the Pub next door providing a reasonably priced full bistro menu, cold beer and entertainment. The Bottle Shop and Coffee Shop come in handy for those seeking a bargain. The friendly staff is plus. ... more   less 

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Address: 700 Geelong Road, Footscray, Maribyrnong, Victoria 3025, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Maribyrnong > Footscray
Number of rooms: 20
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