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Miner's Retreat Motel

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

great handy location for visiting Sovereign Hill Gold Mining attraction. very basic accommodation, clean but dated. Fabulous friendly, helpful staff. would we stay again YES. A nice make over would do wonders for this complex. very handy to town

Thank adequate5510
Mildura, Australia
Reviewed October 28, 2016

For a motel with good reviews it was a Hugh disappointment. The staff seemed friendly but that is where the good points end. Don't expect breakfast at this accommodation as they don't do breakfast, not even continental. The rooms are very basic, the shower recess has its own mineshaft heading to the drain hole. On glazed tiles it makes it...

1Thank 1fleet
Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Staff were very nice,this was probably the only upside to our stay. i wasn't happy with room it smelt awful on arrival, shower had mould everywhere and bedding was old and 1 blanket had stains on it not somewhere i would choose to stay again.

1Thank allie w
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...

Thank Tim J
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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....

Thank Sue J
Melbourne, Australia
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

2Thank carmell107
maryborough vic
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

1Thank greg t
Wagin, Australia
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.

1Thank Luckylea77
Mount Gambier, Australia
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,...

2Thank lesley j
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.

2Thank Freedom-seeker111
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Additional Information about Miner's Retreat Motel

Address: 604 - 610 Eureka Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Price Range: $66 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“any room I think would be ok all flat ground, parking at your door”
 of 5 bubbles adequate5510, 1 week ago | Read review
“There are no good rooms here.”
 of 5 bubbles 1fleet, Oct 28, 2016 | Read review
“Motel room was fine, they also have family units. I was on the street side and it was not noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles suej161, Jul 21, 2016 | Read review
“If staying with a family, I suggest one of the cabins the have on offer, rather than the family room.”
 of 5 bubbles Holidayprincess74, Mar 16, 2015 | Read review
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