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Benson House - a spacious alternative for families
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Benson House - a spacious alternative for families
Full kitchen facilities in Benson House
Benson House has been described a s a 'grand old dame
Queen room in Benson House
Queen room in Benson House
Twin room in Benson House
Great backyard to unwind and relax in
Benson House bathroom
Off-street parking behind gates
Bathroom through to passage
Large secure backyard to chill out and unwind in
Relax in the sunroom at Benson House
Benson House dining space
Stay in Benalla accommodation is a Cycle Friendly Business
Relaxed dining space
Dining room
Central address in Benalla
Full kitchen facilities in Benson House
Benson House - a spacious art deco
Soar high at the Gliding Club of Victoria
Walk around the tranquil Lake Benalla
Soar high in a glider over Benalla
Benalla Art Gallery and lake views café – free entry
Benalla Lake and ceramic mural surrounded by walking track (suitable for wheelchairs)
Magnificent Benalla Regional Art Gallery (free)
They're racing at Benalla!
Birdwatching, cycling and walking at the Winton Wetlands restoration.
See 185 + species of birds at the Winton Wetlands
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Benalla, Victoria

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643susiel
Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Fabulous weekend!”
Reviewed August 23, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

What a wonderful place to stay on our Girl's Weekend!
Benson House is a very spacious, clean and very comfortable house and the extra touches by Liz and Ray were thoughtful and generous.
The beds were comfortable and the kitchen very well set up. The central heating was much appreciated!
As well as the many tourist pamphlets available, Ray gave us some excellent suggestions for things to do. The best of these was the suggestions about the wineries and to eat at Rustik Café and Winebar in Benalla-a must if you are looking for a fabulous meal.

Date of stay: August 2015
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Liked best: Wonderful hosts, clean and spacious property.
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Sep 5, 2015
Thank you for your kind words. We aspire to making our property a home away from home,for our visitors and something different from the usual accommodation offerings.
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Erin3134
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
“Relaxed and refreshed!”
Reviewed August 5, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We stayed at the Benson house last weekend and were more than pleased when we arrived. Our host was extremely friendly, and made us feel right at home. The house is so spacious! We couldn't believe how large the bedrooms and yard was. Talk about value for money!
A weekend was not long enough and we will definitely be coming back.
Feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Thankyou. Erin

Date of stay: August 2015
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Management Response
Aug 9, 2015
Thank you Erin. We are thrilled when guests really enjoy their short stay in our accommodation in Benalla.
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Anne W
Wynyard, Australia
1 review
“Benson House - The Dreaming Jewel of Benalla”
Reviewed July 29, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

What a fine accommodation experience. Prior to our arrival, Ray was on the ball, obliging and helpful via phone or text. Liz, who met us, was an easy-going person who put us at ease with encouragements like, "You've got the run of the place" and "Don't be afraid to turn up the heat." This turned out to be sound advice when we discovered ice on our car windscreen next morning. Once inside the stately house, we warmed instantly to the high ceilings, the sense of space and elegance, and the immaculate presentation of each room. One look in the main bedroom and we knew we were in for a great night's sleep. Indeed, a bomb would not have roused us. Central heating to each room helped ensure our comfort.

We washed our clothes and cooked night and morning, grateful for the thoughtful kitchen provisions that included refreshments, fruit and breakfast foods. We loved the house's setting; a wide, tree-lined and quiet street. Had we stayed longer, we would have wandered down to a restaurant because these and many shops were within easy walking distance. Also accessible by foot were the rose gardens, gallery and beautiful lake. We liked Benson House very much as it was a peaceful, relaxing place to stay. We also think Benalla is a wonderful place to stop over on a trip from Sydney to Melbourne or as a springboard to the mountains or Murray River.

Date of stay: July 2015
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Liked best: The relaxing comfort of the house.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
Jul 29, 2015
Thank you for your wonderful review of Benson House - a property we are really proud of and willing to share with travelling guests. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and sampled some of the many delights of our home town, Benalla.
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jen702
Camperdown, Australia
1 review
“Surprise Haven in Benalla”
Reviewed June 8, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

A friendly greeting on arrival from our helpful host.
We found Benson House to be better than expected and a delightful,spacious
and very comfortable home.A thoroughly enjoyable stay and look forward to
returning again.

Date of stay: May 2015
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Liked best: Central heating
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 23, 2015
Thank you choosing Benson House. We enjoy meeting all our guests and making their stay a pleasure.
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BarryKean...
Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Birthday Weekend”
Reviewed June 7, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We visited Benalla for a friends 60th birthday. Friends suggested Benson House as accommodation was hard to find due to car racing at Winton. Host Ray was very obliging and we took the house for the weekend to share with another couple. The house is very comfortable and Ray provides light breakfast provisions and complimentary drinks. the house is centrally heated and was very much appreciated during the cooler weather on the weekend. Plenty of space and no issues with having other friends around for a meal. They also commented on the favourably on the house

Date of stay: May 2015
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Liked best: Space. Just like living at home.
Liked least: No major issues
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children
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Management Response
Jun 23, 2015
Thank you for your kind thoughts. Was lovely to hear you were able to share your experience at the house with your friends. We look forward to meeting again.
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Greg G
Samford, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“The jewel in the crown of our tour of Victoria and South Australia.”
Reviewed March 29, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Our host was very hospitable and informative. The accommodation was first class, and presented with an eye for detail. Close proximity to the center of town was an added bonus with a plethora of eating venues and points of interest within easy walking distance.

Date of stay: March 2015
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Liked best: The presentation of the property (fresh flowers, fruit) and proximity to Town.
Liked least: There was nothing we would complain about.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 23, 2015
Thank you for enjoying our holiday let and highlighting Benalla's best kept secrets!
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Vanessa B
Newstead, Australia
1 review
“We loved Benson House! A great place to stay and a wonderful host.”
Reviewed March 16, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We really loved our stay at Benson House. My 13 year old son and I travelled to Benalla for the weekend for my sons basketball tournament. Ray was there to greet us when we arrived and show us around the house, offering us helpful advice around getting where we need to go and things to do in Benalla. Ray even organised his son to help pull my car out of a ditch I drove into. The house was lovely. Big, spacious and comfortable with everything you need to enjoy your stay. We really loved this place. Heaps of outdoor space as well. Thank you Ray and Liz. We will definitely be back on our next trip to Benalla.

Date of stay: February 2015
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Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 23, 2015
Thank you. Having holidayed/travelled with kids ourselves, we really understand the need for space when away from home.
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