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Heyward's Royal Oak Hotel

31 Church St, Penola, South Australia 5277, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed overnight after visiting wineries and had the accommodation area all to ourselves ,nice rooms with shared bathrooms.There is a huge veranda upstairs to use and lounge/breakfast room,with port,fruit etc for you to have. Enjoyed a great meal also,{best ever homemade steak pies}Staff all very friendly, so overall a very pleasant experience.

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Adelaide
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

We stopped for dinner on a Friday night on way to Mt Gambier. Surprisingly quiet at 730pm. Fairly standard pub meal, schnitzel, steaks etc. We had steak and both were cooked to request. Quality was also good. The decoration is aged and the ladder left over in the corner from some work suggested a little more care could be taken... More 

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Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

The front bar is the main attraction here at Heywards. The bar lady that was very nice and seemed to have everything under control. The meal was very good but when I went to wash my hands in the boys toilet off the front bar and the tap didn't work which is absolutely disgusting. Went the rest off the night... More 

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Had a beautiful lunch Monday steak cooked to perfection.a couple of us had snitzel beautifully cooked and well presented.the garden is a lovely place to sit and enjoy the great weather.the staff are friendly and help full.highly recommended.

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Australian travelling in Hanoi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Ten middle aged men riding pushies from Radelaide to Melbourne. Third night out, with fairly low expectations about accommodation and dinner, based on what'd gone before en-route, we arrived in Penola on a hot day, into a headwind. Happily, we'd booked into Heyward's Royal Oak. First things first: beers--perfect. Cold and a variety for each palate. Rooms--mixed bag. Four poster... More 

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Thank MarkD011
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We booked for dinner, arrived, ignored by the person, (male) attending front bar, and openly hostile at having to pay out $300.00 on pokies to another patron who was a winner. He then continued to ignore us, went about what he was doing, so we made the right decision and left. The Prince of Wales down the road is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

Hayward's Royal Oak Hotel has a wonderful charm, that makes you feel right a home (even on short stay). The small room had a four-poster bed (very comfortable) a TV and small basin. Shared bathrooms where very clean with a heater for those cold winter days (we where there in July). Everything was so well presented, this hotel had a... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We stayed at this hotel for one night in order to visit Pipers at Penola during a weekend away. The room was clean and free wifi was included in the room rate. It was exactly as you'd expect: no frills accommodation suitable for a one night stay. I didn't love the shared bathroom and toilet arrangement, but I was pleased... More 

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Penola, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We visited this hotel on an NZ Sheep Breeders tour and had two excellent dinners. The first night our group of 28 dined, the second night we were a group of 23, without exception everyone had an outstanding meal, the steaks were thick, juicy and perfectly cooked with a great selection of tasty sauces and yummy chips. The service was... More 

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Surrey England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Stopped here for one night whilst driving through. The rooms were good although everything looked a bit tired and needed some love and attention. The lovely thing is that the rooms have four poster beds. Free port is provided in the breakfast room so help yourself to a nightcap. There is some sort of breakfast served in a room. It... More 

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Additional Information about Heyward's Royal Oak Hotel

Address: 31 Church St, Penola, South Australia 5277, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Penola
Number of rooms: 9
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