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Golden Chain Lilydale Motor Inn
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Lilydale
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
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“Needs a facelift”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

I'm not sure which room the picture on Trip Advisor represents but it certainly didn't reflect the room in which we stayed. The motel rooms are very dated. Decor looks like it's been there since the mid 1980's. Complete with cigarette burn hole in one of the bedside lamps. The bed was comfortable enough and the heater worked without being too noisy. Not great if you're a light sleeper - our room was a close as it gets to the busy Maroondah Highway. Tiny TV (not much bigger than my 17" laptop screen), unable to watch comfortably unless sitting directly in front of it. The shower had excellent water pressure and was quite spacious. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Even the poor night manager who was trying to deal with an abusive woman who had rocked up at night screaming the place down. The only thing I can see that remotely justifies the price they are charging ($130/night) is the location. Located on the Maroondah Highway just minutes from Coldstream and the entrance to the Yarra Valley. I would consider staying here again in a room located at the opposite end of the property and at a much cheaper tarriff.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hobart
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Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

Unfortunately our stay in rm 1 was aweful. The room was very dusty and my partner got a sinus infection. Staff were not well trained and overcharged us. I'd recommend going elsewhere. The staff were nice but the whole experience was one of a drab, unloved motel.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Duchembegarra
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

We spent one night in room 4. We found the owner very obliging and friendly upon check in. Even though the front of the property looked a bit weathered we were happy with our two tiered large room. The heater was quiet and worked well. The bed was found to be comfortable for my husband and myself. The bathroom was also quite large. we were happy with our room and the service.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

I had to stay here on my way driving through Australia. The kids loved the pool and it was clean and safe. My husband and I went to the gym while the staff looked after the children. It had a great sense of community, unfortunatley a bit dirty.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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canberra
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

We just spent 2 nites in unit #14. It was clean, spacious and well appointed. Friendly assistance both when booking and at checkin. Will definitely be staying there again. thanks

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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York Western Australia
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

Rooms are large but the old air conditioner kept us awake rattling on the wall. It was hot. The price was more than average and the restaurant was closed. Old bathroom fittings and towel racks coming off loosely. Cost was more than we paid for a 4 star hotel in Melbourne with marble and modern fittings. Outside staircase noisy when patrons returned late from meal in town.
Breakfast was extra but good and the reception staff friendly.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Portland, Australia
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Reviewed January 10, 2012

As a coach group organiser I love staying at the Lilydale Motor Inn as often as possible, with ample rooms and secure coach parking it offers a hassle free stay for the driver, myself and my guests. The rooms are quite large with a small but adequate bathroom and always clean. The meals provided for my group in the Restaurant are always of exceptional quality and we are always made to feel like part of the family, nothing is too much trouble for the host family. These days it is rare to be able to return to a motel time and time again and find familiar people who are committed to service.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
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Property: Golden Chain Lilydale Motor Inn
Address: 474 Maroondah Hwy, Lilydale, Victoria 3140, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Yarra Valley > Lilydale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Lilydale
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Golden Chain Lilydale Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 46
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