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Oval Motel
Ranked #4 of 17 Bendigo B&B and Inns
Swan Hill, Australia
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122 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great Motel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

We required a motel close to hospital in Bendigo. It fitted the situation well. An older style motel but room re-furbished. Clean and comfortable. Close to city centre also. On bus route.
Owners very helpful and great welcome. Will stay again when we need to in Bendigo. Very good value.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Stayed one night in a single use (double bed) room.

Room: Would be tight for two or three people, but one person was fine. The layout was a little squishy to fit everything, but the bed/TV/etc were all good. No problems with bathroom/shower pressure.

Service: Incredibly friendly staff, really helpful with directions. No mini-bar as such but there were snacks etc available at reception - a really good range for a great price.

Location: Within 300m of everything I need, was perfect.

Room Tip: back of the hotel is quieter
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

Appearances can be deceptive. From the outside this old-style motel would be unlikely to attract you in. But the owners have at least partly refurbished the units and they are clean and fresh looking (though still quite retro, especially the bathroom). There isn't a lot of room inside, but the motel makes a convenient place to stay at an affordable price; we paid $89 for a queen room through the visitor centre. The rooms along the front are probably quite noisy as the street is very busy, but the units tucked around the back are fine. If you are happy with a clean and comfortable unit with no frills, at a good price, then the Oval is a good place to rest your head.

Room Tip: The rooms along the front would be noisy; choose one around the back.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here one night, $94 , in a twin room, had a single and a double bed. Very well located in central Bendigo, overlooks the Queen Elizabeth Oval, walk to View St , Art Gallery , cafes, shops. Budget chain, and is old but solid. Very friendly , family run. Rooms are spotless, bathroom a little tight for space. Was nice and warm when we arrived. Has a 32' tv. There's a Breakfast Room, ( help yourself , continental, $8)
On the downside, the double bed mattress had seen better days, a big sag in the middle. The single bed mattress looked fine. , and I didn't realise Barnard St was so busy, so car noise from about 6.30am,
In all, great value, spotless, good location , walking distance to local attractions.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Melbourne
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

Yes it's old,but freshly painted,nice big tv on wall,good bed.It probably hails from the fifties,but if you are on a tight budget,this is well placed in Bendigo,very clean...good value,use the extra money to go out for dinner in one of the many fantastic places to eat nearby!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Oval Motel
Address: 194 Barnard St, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Bendigo > Bendigo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Bendigo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Oval Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Want somewhere within walking distance to City centre, restaurant's , sporting facilities including Queen Elizabeth Oval , Bendigo Aquatic Centre and Tom Flood Sport centre. As well as Tourist attractions and both St john of god and Bendigo Base Hospitals? Somewhere not only Clean, comfortable & affordable but friendly too? You've found us! ... more   less 
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