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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We picked this from a list of venues. The establishment is quiet, clean, well serviced. The linen is pristine white. The carpets were clean. Spare pillows, blankets AND individually controllable electric under sheet heating. There was no smell of the regular 'air freshener' that so many motels across Australia use to hide the smells of old 'evils'. We did have...

Thank Daniel M
Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredibly helpful and welcoming staff - room was so comfortable and cosy - towels were fluffy and the bed was so comfortable I had one of the best night sleeps I've had for a while. The room was clean and fresh. Enjoyed my stay - big thank you to Kara and team

Thank Ownerrgh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The room had dirty carpet, dead flies everywhere, dirty dishes, garbage smell coming through air con from overflowing dumpmasters outside, quilts on beds which is not appropriate I think, phone not working, and a dirty pool. Staff were ok so only reason I'm giving 1 star. Really disappointing as our visit to Ballarat was great otherwise.

Thank Sean B
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed January 2, 2017

Staff were very nice, beds were ok. Would not recommend if travelling with children. On highway with lots of road noise. Bathroom was DIRTY. Room in need of updated including furniture which was very old and all scratched. Although staff were welcoming and friendly.

Thank danmel12
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed December 14, 2016

I'm currently staying in a room that is being renovated so I will base my review off my colleagues' 2 bed apartment. Firstly, the reception is very warming and welcoming. The room service staff are great and the whole atmosphere of the Colonial is excellent. The internet is free and fast, the beds are comfortable and the rooms are spacious....

1Thank ScottWooten
Devonport, Australia
Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel last week as part of a group booking. 5 rooms booked , with clean rooms. However carpets had been cleaned that afternoon and were still damp, with doors needed to be open for ventilation. Average response for a group booking. Apart from this hotel rooms ok but very noisy with busy highway at the front.

Thank DaveFromDevonport
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

All right for a one night stay. External Place could have been better maintained. Room cleanliness was good though. Toiletries, towels, microwave , tv provided. No hairdryer. No electric blanket but able to adjust aircon to heater mode. Convenient 10-15 drive to Sovereign Hill . Reception not very helpful nor available , does the minimum.

Thank ElinaTeng
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed November 5, 2016

Stayed here over night for a friends wedding.Comfortable bed with electric blanket and room was clean!!! Good quality lounge chairs appliances including TV. Rooms have good heating and cooling options

Thank Darren M
Taree, Australia
Reviewed October 21, 2016

This place is comfortable and clean, although a little dated. Not bad for the price. Beds were very comfortable, rooms quite large, no traffic noise and just right for sleeping. I have no complaints. It is a good spot to rest your head.

Thank BlondeSurfieChick
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Terrible! motel was disgusting, something out of a 70s horror film. Mouldy bathrooms, terrible bedding, dirty, scratched furniture dirty walls. Rattly old heating units with no knobs, doubt they are even safe. Worth noting the photos on booking.com is NOT what you get after you have turned up. This motel does not use mattress protectors or pillow protectors! Health hazard!...

2Thank Mariarosa M
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about Ballarat Colonial Motor Inn

Address: 9379 Western Highway, Ballarat, Victoria 3352, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Price Range: $81 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ballarat Colonial Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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“Highway noise can be an issue. Ask for a room towards the back if this effects you.”
 of 5 bubbles ScottWooten, Dec 14, 2016 | Read review
“Stay closer to Ballerat CBD.”
 of 5 bubbles KJJJB, Oct 2, 2016 | Read review
“2 bedroom apartments are great for larger families”
 of 5 bubbles 93lesleem, Jul 16, 2016 | Read review
“Family room was great with separate room for the kids.”
 of 5 bubbles robbw842, Apr 19, 2016 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles Archer59, Mar 7, 2016 | Read review
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