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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

My family and I have used Miner's Reteat ever since we started visiting Ballarat many years ago. The last couple of times I've stayed at the motel, I have gotten a fair rate for someone staying on their own for two nights. The room I have had on both these solo occasions has been clean, and this year, I asked... More 

Thank Tim J
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

Definitely just looking for a bed for the night, located close to Sovereign Hill for their Christmas in July, Winter lights. Found this Motel on Agoda, last minute and got what I considered a great price for a bed for one night. This Budget chain motel room, was dated in decor and the motel room is a little bit tired.... More 

Thank Sue J
Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

cold heater could not warm the cabin condensation ran down windows , build up of crumbs and dirt kitchen draws, wires exposed on electric blanket,and had not been checked since March2013, the walls around toilet (well) would not recommend

2 Thank carmell107
maryborough vic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2016

the motel was very clean, great room and a comfortable bed but the walls are paper thin .. I was kept awake by people talking until late then woken at 3am by the flush of the toilet in the room behind,....... think I would take one of there cabins that they have next time

1 Thank lookers_n_seers
Wagin, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

The family room was a little squeezy however clean and comfortable beds, big soft towels, great hot water, breakfast provided and friendly front office. Was really quite good for minimal cost. Only downsides would be the close proximity to the roadside and the loud birds early in the morning.

1 Thank Luckylea77
Mount Gambier, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015

Thank you to Jan and her team. Was a great experience from the time of booking till we left this morning. Nothing was too hard for them. The rooms were very comfortable. The motel was very quiet. We attended for a car show in Ballarat on Sunday. We so liked the experience all 3 have booked again. cheers The Johnstons,... More 

2 Thank lesley j
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2015

Only there one night but it was a great budget stay. Jan was delightful and helpful. Basic everything but adequate, and quiet. Continental breakfast in the room. Clean and very acceptable. I doubt if you could find anything more reasonable and well located in Ballarat.

2 Thank Freedom-seeker111
West Melbourne
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2015

This motel is part of the Budget Motel Chain. We booked this last minute as most of Ballarat accommodation was booked out due to a music festival. I travelled with 3 friends and we booked a family room. Going by the picture on their website, this had a separate bedroom as well as a small kitchenette. The room we got... More 

1 Thank Holidayprincess74
Katoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2015

Because of a vehicle breakdown on a Saturday afternoon, while on our way from Port Fairy to Katoomba, we were booked into this motel by the NRMA. What a pleasant stay it was. Jan was very welcoming, had the air conditioner running in our room because it was an extremely hot day. She made sure I was okay when dropped... More 

2 Thank JulesHawke
Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

I stayed at the motel in December last year with a friend for a short break away and found the manager and staff to be very hospitable and friendly. The room was very comfortable and clean and would highly recommend to anyone travelling looking for a good night sleep. Also the location of the motel is very convenient as it... More 

1 Thank littleblackduck39
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Additional Information about Miner's Retreat Motel

Address: 604 - 610 Eureka St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Price Range: $67 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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