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Sonbern Lodge Motel
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very Well presented”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

One night stay on our way to W.A. David was an absolute gentleman, excellent customer service. Room was great, bed comfortable and all in room amenities very good. Would have no problems in passing on recommendations and would return.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

My sister and I recently spent a couple of nights at this motel on a short trip to Wallaroo, Moonta and Kadina. We found the accommodation to be clean, tidy and pleasant. Linen and towels were good quality and tea and coffee facilities very welcome as was the bottle of milk proffered on our arrival. We only had breakfast on one morning and were very happy with the contents which had been prepared as requested, my sister likes her "snags" cooked to the point of cremation. All in all a very pleasant visit.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

I passed through on a long road trip and wanted a clean, quiet and decent value motel. I found the SONBERN LODGE - It is so nice that it sort of defies explanation... Lovely room in a courtyard, elegant high ceiling, in the period of the balance of the property. Bed - comfortable...
We had a power outage - in minutes management appeared quickly with candles and even an offer of boiling water on gas for a cup of tea.... This all added to the charm of a really nice motel.

WALLAROO is a place with some character - I will return again when not in such a rush

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

This lodge was a delight - the room was tastefully decorated and very comfortable. The establishment didn't provide meals, but there were two hotels within close proximity where we could eat. Not a lot of off-street parking provided though. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

We did an "overnight" at the Sonbern Lodge because we couldn't get in anywhere else, due to our last minute booking coinciding with Australia Day weekend. We weren't expecting too much, as the building looked old (but appealing due to heritage), but the price was attractive. David and Maria were our hosts and were very nice to us. The motel rooms we stayed in were spacious and could be made dark with the blinds & curtains, the bathrooms quite new, good quality tv's and the bed I slept in was very comfortable along with a very comfy pillow (unusual in some of these older places). I'd definitely stay there again. The only thing I found as a negative was there was a septic tank type smell when we first arrived (but not in my room), however, within a few hours I couldn't detect it.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Kapunda
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Arrived at 4pm after a phone call and a missed call looking for us. Paid $150 dollars a night for two nights to stay at what reminded me of Grandma's. Early 60's decor Situated on Emu street way away from the jetty. Facilities had years of crusting on it. Woken at 6.30 by heavy machinery at the demolition site that was the bay view. Also pest control needs to be called there were many earwigs. Would never stay again would never recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bridgewater, Australia
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

I have stayed at the Sonbern several times due to work commitments on the West Coast (close to the ferry). The motel rooms out the back are extremely comfortable, quiet and well equipped. They don't have a dining room but will deliver breakfast and the hotel down the road has very good meals. The marina apartments are far too expensive and the other hotel motel has very tired rooms and dining facilities.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Sonbern Lodge Motel

Property: Sonbern Lodge Motel
Address: 18 John Tce | John Tce, Wallaroo, South Australia 5556, Australia
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Location: Australia > South Australia > Wallaroo
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Wallaroo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sonbern Lodge Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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 
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