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“Great hospitality” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Vineyard Motel
Ranked #1 of 3 Cowra B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Regensburg, Germany
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

I travel a lot and this motel was the accomodation with the greatest hospitality I experienced in the recent past. Owners are very friendly and helpful. The motel is quiet as it is located about 500m away from the road.
Room had everything I need (also more, e.g., a DVD player) and is spacious.
I would rebook it.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Guido S
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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282 reviews
111 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

The new owners were very pleasant but they are new to hospitality. The motel is off the highway so it is quiet but any nearby vineyards are sadly disappearing.

There are only 6 units and the gardens add a lovely touch. However, our room was sadly very dated. When we were shown our room we were overwhelmed by the odour of air freshener used to cover up the smell of a closed up and grubby environment.
It was nice to sit on the veranda outside but we could hear the conversation of the next door guests who sat outside too. The interior furniture and carpet were old, grubby and stained; the plastic flowers, lace tablecloth and old bins all need to go! The bathroom was good except for the scratches on the vanity top and crack in the mirror.
A complete update would make it more appealing!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank annagram09
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CowraVineyardmotel, Manager at The Vineyard Motel, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
I agree with most things the reviewer has said in order of us being dated, but I will add as the guest is from upmarket Paddington in Sydney if you are looking for Sheraton On The Park or the Hyatt then we certainly are not it.

We are not 5 star and have never claimed to be. We are a good 3 1/2 star B&B style motel. We have advertised all over our material that we are pet friendly and we got the extreme impresiion that you were not keen on pets as we have 2 dogs of our own on site and had to keep them away.

We are dated granted but we offer a very homely and an extremely warm service and outlook. Our rooms are also very very clean and I defy anyone to specify any dirt that they can find anywhere within our rooms. Our carpets are old in the room you stayed in but are regularly steam cleaned and have some small markings but no more or less than most other carpets.

We do not mask our rooms with air fresheners but we certainly do use carpet deodorisers etc to keep our rooms feeling as fresh as possible and we thoroughly air our rooms after each guest visit. Once again as I stress we are pet friendly.

The vineyards immediately surrounding us have been taken out, unfortunately we do not have any control over how other people choose to progress with their livelihoods and nor would we like there to be Tthere are still plenty of vineyards surrounding us on one side and in the distance

I don't believe being able to hear other conversations even requires a response as anyone who has been here knows we have open verandah's and not quiet penthouse suites.

Being new to the business has absolutely no effect on excellent customer service and very clean premises which is what we are all about. I will let majority of reviews speak for themselves but we do thank you for taking the time to write a review.
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Moss Vale, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

I found this accommodation on Trip Advisor and was so impressed with the place. The rooms are a generous size, the hosts are so friendly , and go that extra mile to ensure you stay is just right ,the meal they cooked for us was just brilliant . Thank you so much we will be back.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Charles F
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

Stayed at Vineyard Motel for one night and was very impressed. Stunning hilltop location with beautiful views all around. Modern, well appointed rooms. The hosts made us feel very welcome and we loved our personalised indian curry meal in our room.

Room Tip: All rooms have great views.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PhilipFairlight53
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Dubbo, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

I stayed at The Vineyard Motel while I was in Cowra for work training and I must say it was the most beautiful place to stay.
Wonderful views & VERY friendly staff who made me feel welcome and comfortable.
The deluxe room was marvellous, comfortable and had everything I needed, if not the staff were more than happy to accomodate me.
Very easy to locate and access.
Would reccommend this place for any person wanting to travel for business, pleasure or a quick getaway.
Would even consider bringing my family back to stay for a quite weekend away.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Melanie F
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Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
49 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

The motel is on a small hill in the vineyards - a great spot.

The best about the place is clearly the extremely friendly and helpful managers. They are very welcoming and also have two friendly dogs - great for the kids.

Definitely a quiet, friendly, beautiful place to stay, especially with kids.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank G Z
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Newcastle, Australia
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75 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

Perched on the crest of a hill overlooking vineyards and countryside/farmlands this 6 room (personal) motel offers excellent accommodation approximately 5 minutes out of Cowra. The view from the room out west would be a perfect spot to appreciate sunset with a glass of wine in hand (which unfortunately we missed this as we took the short drive into town to have dinner). We can, however, vouch for the fact that it is the perfect location to appreciate the sunrise as the place seems to be set along the perfect North/South aspect on the ridge. ... sun coming up over the valley with a coffee in hand...smoke rising from the chimneys as the valley wakes up... lovely. The place is 'pet friendly' which would be great for those traveling with their fluffy little companions, and although we don't have pets, those couple of dogs which were there were totally unobtrusive and a pleasure to see out and about enjoying the morning sun. Loved this place. Don't expect stainless steel, marble and espressos, just a lovely, clean and comfy county stay.

Room Tip: Any room. There are only 6 and all have the same outlook. Loved it. (Cows and sheep and birds are a...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Mark L
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Property: The Vineyard Motel
Address: 42 Chardonnay Rd | About 400 M Up the Rise From the Boorowa Road, Cowra, New South Wales 2794, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Cowra
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Cowra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Vineyard Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a multi award-winning small country motel/B&B with just 5 rooms, wide verandahs and views to forever. Country Cottage decor and amazingly quiet. A continental breakfast is included in the tariff. Our secret weapon is our genuine hospitality and enjoyment of our guests. We are licenced. We have a couple of rooms that are also Pet Friendy. Some definitions: a Single Room = 1A in a QB; A Double Room = 2A in 1QB; A Twin Share = 2A in 2beds. Use of additional beds incurs an additional fee. Our pricing is based on the number of people and the number of beds used - not the room type. Located on the Edge of Cowra we are just a 4 minute drive to the PO. The fabulous Quarry Restaurant is within walking distance and is open on the weekends for lunch and dinner. Bookings essential. We have free WIFI. Parking is at the rear of your room so your car does not impinge on your view. Office hours are about 8.00 A.M. To about 7.00 Pm. WELCOME TO OUR VINEYARD MOTEL. ... more   less 
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