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Coonawarra Motor Lodge

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114 Church St, Penola, South Australia 5277, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We weren't intending on stopping in Penola on our way to Victoria from Adelaide, however, we were travelling behind schedule and figured we should take our time to be safe as it was getting dark. Having a look online, I found quite a few places that were available for a nights accommodation, however, this place looked tidy and modern, and... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A well-run but not very "welcoming" motel with large rooms and comfortable beds. Everything in the room worked efficiently and the bathroom was clean and well appointed. The price was a little on the high side but not excessive. Steer clear of the adjacent restaurant which is a separate business but very much sub-standard. For dinner it's best to go... More 

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Thank kenneth829
Max and Dianne S, Owner at Coonawarra Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the review however we're disappointed we did not meet your expectation and to hear we were not very welcoming. We try our very best to make all our guests feel at home and have built a strong business reputation on this so will continue to look at areas for improvement. We are also one of the most... More 

Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

The room was nice and room, clean and tidy. It would have been nice to have a comfy chair in the room.We liked having delivery to the room from the Bushmans Inn next door. It's situated in a great spot for the wineries and only a short walk to Penola and the cafes and history.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I had booked for 13 persons already in August 2015 and Max was most helpful with the booking. When we arrived, we was expected and warmly welcommend. Even though the samll office that - was it Dianne? - worked in - she compensated that with charm! We had very good rooms all of us, but in the Family Room, the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

This property has become our preferred overnight accommodation stop driving from Melbourne to Adelaide. Well set up and maintained rooms, clean, quite and a easy stroll into Penola town centre for a good local pub meal. Overall rates well for value and location

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Thank ozcats
Adelaide
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46 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

A group of us (21 people) took over the whole Lodge for the recent March long weekend. Max and Dianne were helpful, pleasant and the rooms were immaculate. Nothing was too much trouble and Max organised a cooked breakfast for both days at the Rendezvous next door. Beds were comfortable, wine glasses, tea and coffee all there and the lawn... More 

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Thank CaraAdelaide
Max and Dianne S, Owner at Coonawarra Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and we appreciate the kind words. We know how much work and effort you put into making the weekend a success and thank you for making our job a lot easier for everyone during their stay. We would certainly welcome any, or all of the group back at any time. Regards Max and Dianne More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

The room was clean, one side facing a pepper tree and the other opens on to their lawn. The bathroom was clean but a bit small though. Good wifi strength. Friendly and helpful reception. We only stayed in Penola because we could not get a room in Naracoorte.

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Thank Cheng-Metz
Seacombe Gardens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Stayed one night here. Room very clean, spotless bathroom. Bed very comfortable. Thought road noise would be excessive, but the room was very quiet and spacious. Owners were very friendly, and attentative. Would stay here again without question. Adjoining restaurant very nice.

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48 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

The name Coonawarra Motor Lodge suggest your average 70s era Australian motel but this is actually modern spacious hotel rooms looking over lovely garden bbq area. Really nice place. Walking distance to everything (to be fair, everything in Penola is walking distance) especially Upstairs at Horricks Resturant, check that out. Great place to stay in Coonawarra, wish we were here... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this place for one night and found it exactly as they describe themselves for this site. A good, clean reliable option when you are tired from driving and just want somewhere to crash and no hassles. Everything is provided for including an iron and board which comes in very handy, and they basically provide that quiet unassuming... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Coonawarra Motor Lodge is located in Penola, the heart of the Coonawarra Wine District. We offer clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation for travelers, holiday makers, business and families. All rooms have Queen beds, Air-con, En-suite bathroom, TV, free WiFi, tea and coffee facilities. Local attractions include 20 something cellar doors, specialty shops and galleries, well known restaurants, Mary MacKillop Centre, Naracoorte Caves and a short drive to Mt Gambier and the coastal towns of Robe and Beachport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Coonawarra Motor Lodge

Address: 114 Church St, Penola, South Australia 5277, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Penola
Price Range: $99 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Coonawarra Motor Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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