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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I agree that you cannot expect the ritz for such a cheap price but ...We were on from NSW to ADELAIDE ,MELBOURNE and back. We stayed at numerous budget hotels but the bathroom at this hotel was the worst. The sliding door did not shut more than half way .The curtains were very dusty and the room smelt a little...

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Smerdon Lodge M... H, Owner at Smerdon Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it is very much appreciated. Clearly every property owner prefer positive reviews, however we all understand that each to their own. The biggest criticism properties have is that guests fail to mention the negative issues to the property management whilst they are at the property, instead they place their reviews online when they get home......

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The heating was inadequate and we complained but were told to use a second small heater, which did not adequately heat the room. They already knew about the heating as they raised the issue with us before we complained. It was freezing. We then got a blanket out of the cupboard and it was COMPLETELY covered in pet hair- not...

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Smerdon Lodge M... H, Owner at Smerdon Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Thank you for your feedback. I do hope your day gets better:)

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked based on reviews and being about 50% of the distance between Adelaide and Melbourne. We were very pleased with our stay. Great hosts and comfortable accommodation at a great price. Recent reviews reflect our good experience.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its not the Ritz, but it has all you need for a comfortable night midway between Melbourne and Adelaide. The manager and all the cleaning staff were all very helpful and friendly. The "breakfast room" provides a selection of yogurts, cereals and breads to make you and your family a free breakfast. There is also a pool and parking right...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed October 30, 2016

Stop-over travelling to Adelaide, arrived late at night after sms advising key access. The heater was on and the bed was comfortable. Complimentary continental breakfast was generous and tasty. This little three-star treats its guests like five-star .... and if it's a three-star budget, you can't go wrong.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

If you like a bed bouncing like a trampoline, your toiletries on the bathroom floor and truck and train noise through the night this is the place for you. Perhaps to compensate for all this, a breakfast room is provided as part of the tariff; continental is the description. This is supposedly 4 star according to trip advisor. We didn't...

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Smerdon Lodge M... H, Owner at Smerdon Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and clearly we won't be seeing you again. We offer a budget motel at a budget price, which is I assume why you booked your accommodation to stay with us?? We don't have the "bells & whistles" of other motels as we would prefer to concentrate on offering a value for money option for weary...

Adelaide
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with my 5yo daughter as an overnight break on the drive home to Adelaide. We chose a queen room up the back, away from the main road and did not hear a peep from traffic or other neighbours. Check in was easy even though we did not have a booking, and the lady on reception was lovely....

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Bangkok
Reviewed October 17, 2016

The room was adequate, the bed very comfortable, the breakfast excellent, and included in the amazing price of just $85 a night. When you just need a break in your travels this is a motel that is brilliant!

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

We couldn't thank Craig and ruby enough for their kind hospitality over the last few months of our travelling between Adelaide and Melbourne. Without this pet friendly well priced clean accommodation we wouldn't have been able to travel. The rooms are always prepared well, clean, and bed super comfy. The breakfast is a bonus! Thanks Craig and ruby we will...

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Geelong Victoria
Reviewed September 6, 2016

Room allocated to us was rough. Desk / table was a typical camping blow mold type. Bathroom dated, actually the whole place is dated. Its like taking a time walk to the early 770's. Broken window in bathroom was replaced with a bit of cardboard. Free breakfast is a good touch but get in early because the toaster is extremely...

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Smerdon Lodge M... H, Owner at Smerdon Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Good morning Bozzo, Thank you for taking time in your day to write such a negative review. There clearly was a reason you decided to stay at the motel and failed to mention to any of our staff about your concerns and this I find quite bazaar and question if you actually stayed at all? regards Happy Moteliers :)

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
***Under NEW Management*** from February 1st 2015 Smerdon Lodge Motel is a family operated motel offering friendly country service combined with old fashioned values and is your "home away from home" when visiting Horsham. Perfectly situated for a nights rest when traveling between Adelaide and Melbourne, the Smerdon Lodge Motel is the first motel on your left as you come into Horsham from Adelaide. We're a short walk to parks, pubs, restaurants, shopping precinct and only 40 minute drive to the Grampians National Park and Halls Gap. Our clean, comfortable and affordable 19 room motel has all your requirements for a pleasant stay or stop over in Horsham. We offer queen, twin and family rooms with flat screen TV, bar fridge, tea & coffee making facilities and hair dryer. Service and facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, BBQ area, in-room breakfast available, FREE Wi-Fi, rooms serviced daily and off street parking available for all vehicles, including coaches and large trailers. Smerdon Lodge also cater for your much loved pooch and has designated "Pet Friendly" room's available (Conditions Apply). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Smerdon Lodge Motel

Address: 42 Dimboola Rd, Horsham, Victoria 3400, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Grampians > Horsham
Price Range: $61 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Smerdon Lodge Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Away from he road!”
 of 5 bubbles MatthewL200, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Heaters are noisy, turn them off to sleep. Truck noises? It's Horsham, folks, get used to it. Rooms further back are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles SonKe2014, Oct 30, 2016 | Read review
“Its only about getting a great sleep, and a great included breakfast without breaking the bank!!”
 of 5 bubbles 550geoffreyd, Oct 17, 2016 | Read review
“Avoid this place. Needs $$ spent on it to bring it up to standard.”
 of 5 bubbles Bozz56, Sep 6, 2016 | Read review
“This motel is on a main hwy, so a room to the back so you do hear traffic noise”
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 of 5 bubbles jano404, Jun 14, 2016 | Read review
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