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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed January 21, 2016

Great service, friendly and helpful staff and comfortable rooms. We arrived late after 7 days of camping across the Nullabor, room was ready and available at a minutes notice, staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was clean with a very comfy bed.

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David W, Manager at Sonbern Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review for Sonbern Lodge Motel. I am extremely pleased that you were given a warm and friendly greeting and that you found your room comfortable and clean. We pride ourselves on attention to detail and our cleaning staff strive to deliver extremely clean facilities. Once again thank you for your positive...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed December 14, 2015

We stayed two nights in this classic style motel The owners have gone to great lengths to restore the heritage feel of the building by utilising period fittings and furniture pieces. upon arrival we were greeted by the smiling host who was very helpful and friendly which was appreciated after a long hot drive. The bed was very comfortable; the...

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David W, Manager at Sonbern Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Sonbern Lodge Motel. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your comments. We have tried to furnish the Lodge building, with furniture that is sympathetic to the period, whilst providing guest with the comforts of today. I note your comments re shelf space in the ensuite...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed November 16, 2015

Excellent Olde World Charm. Felt like you were back in the 1930/40's but with modern facilities in your room. The bed was very comfortable, the air conditioning was excellent and the bathroom though small was all very functional with lots of nice hot water. The dining room for breakfast had tonnes of charm and the breakfast was terrific. The grilled...

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David W, Manager at Sonbern Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Sonbern Lodge Motel. It is pleasing to know you were more than happy with your accommodation experience at Sonbern Lodge. We provide a unique style of accommodation without forgoing the modern facilities like s/s rev.cyc air conditioning and LCD TV's, to mention just a couple. The original Dining room,...

adelaide
Reviewed September 14, 2015

Room was old but had all one would need. Main problem was the blankets on the bed were very dusty, and every time you moved the dust would make you cough or sneeze.(you could smell the dust once you were in the bed) The rooms need to be aired and the bed linen/blankets washed or aired.

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David W, Manager at Sonbern Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Sonbern Lodge Motel. We are committed to customer care and wish to apologise for the discomfort you experienced during your stay. As you would probably have noticed, the road in front or the Motel has very recently been reconstructed and was resurfaced just prior to the 12th of September....

Morwell, Australia
Reviewed August 24, 2015

Stayed in a Deluxe courtyard queen room. Found it very clean and comfortable. Position is right in the middle of town which allowed us to walk to a restaurant for dinner. Owners are very friendly and helpful. Love the historic building. Great place to stay for the price. (Booked direct and it was cheaper). Free parking and free WIFI.

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David W, Manager at Sonbern Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Sonbern Lodge Motel. It is very pleasing and rewarding to receive reviews like yours. We try very hard to provide a high standard of accommodation and take particular care when it comes to presentation and cleanliness. We also love our historic building and are happy that others appreciate it...

Salisbury, Australia
Reviewed June 23, 2015

I stayed overnight and found staff friendly and courteous. My room was clean, the bed was comfy and I had all that I needed. I would recommend this Lodge to anyone. Only downside to the experience was lack of communication with booking people prior to my stay. However, this didn't spoil my actual stay.

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David W, Manager at Sonbern Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Sonbern Lodge Motel. I am extremely pleased you enjoyed your recent stay with us and found the room and location to your liking. Being located right in the centre of Wallaroo makes for easy access to all facilities, including the beach and jetty, only a leisurely 10 minute walk...

Townsville, Australia
Reviewed January 24, 2015

Stayed one night. Room was fine and bed was comfortable. The room included a microwave and toaster in addition to the normal kettle so we were able to sort ourselves out for breakfast from the supermarket up the road. The only issues were that the fridge was turned off when we checked in and took a while to cool down...

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David W, Manager at Sonbern Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Sonbern Lodge Motel. I am pleased you were happy with your accommodation and that you found the bed comfortable. We are always happy for guests to provide their own breakfast and make use of the extra facilities we provide, over most other motels. I must apologies for the fridge...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed September 20, 2014

My partner and I stayed here for 1 night in a Deluxe Double, easy check in, immaculately clean room, high ceilings (so not stuffy feeling). Comfortable bed and new looking bathroom. All in all a fantastic find for only $115 night. Its very close to a number of great places to eat and you can throw a line in at...

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David W, Manager at Sonbern Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we certainly value our guests feedback. I am extremely happy that you enjoyed your short stay at Sonbern Lodge Motel and that you found your room the be extremely clean, the bed comfortable and enjoyed the upgraded ensuite. Our staff take pride in presenting each room to a very high...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed May 20, 2014

I spent one night here as a solo traveller and enjoyed the modern amenities and the old world atmosphere of this early 20th century building. The bed was very comfortable with a good bedside reading light, and there was a bar fridge and coffee and tea maker and a clean bathroom. My upstairs room opened onto a wide balcony, and...

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Galani, General Manager at Sonbern Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Sonbern Lodge. Motel. I appreciate your positive feedback and am happy you enjoyed your stay. At Sonbern Lodge we try to maintain the original charm of this grand historic building but at the same time offer modern amenities and conveniences in all rooms. Including split system air conditioning, LCD...

Reviewed January 6, 2014

We stayed here in a standard room overnight whilst visiting family. Very friendly staff, good location. A little dated but clean and tidy. Our room had an en suite bathroom and all the amenities we needed.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sonbern Lodge Motel provides "Quality Accommodation" in a Grand Historic building, right in the heart of Wallaroo. All rooms have ensuite, rev.Cycle air conditioning, LCD TV, queen beds, table and chairs, lounge seating, electric blankets, hair dryer and tea/coffee making with small fridge. Some rooms also have microwave and toaster. Free Wifi is available in all rooms. Balcony rooms available, all rooms at Realistic tariffs. Family rooms and 2 bedroom Cottages with cooking facilities also available. Free Off Street parking with security lighting. Breakfast available 7 days, cooked or continental. Very clean, comfortable and quiet. "Don't judge a book by its cover". ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sonbern Lodge Motel

Address: 18 John Tce | John Tce, Wallaroo, South Australia 5556, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Wallaroo
Price Range: $73 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sonbern Lodge Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Parking is a problem...”
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“as stated we always have 17-18 as close to parking,air conditioner good and hot water.”
 of 5 bubbles FALL481BLUE, Jul 3, 2016 | Read review
“We always stay in the rooms out the back,they are fabulous.”
 of 5 bubbles anthonyh73, Jun 10, 2016 | Read review
“More modern units have been built behind the old lodge but we chose the original building for its charm.”
 of 5 bubbles findthemusic, Mar 19, 2016 | Read review
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