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“Weekend Away amongst the Grapes”

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Wine Village Motor Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Rutherglen
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Weekend Away amongst the Grapes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

We have spent a weekend in Rutherglen with a group from Melbourne who all needed an easy weekend tasting some good wines and enjoying some decent food. This was an ideal base for all of us. A very easy walk into town for a meal or a coffee. Darren and Jo have a professional and personal Motel that they enjoy owning and it shows. Clean, efficient and nothing is too much trouble. Darren even kept the fire going for us Saturday evening whilst were out for dinner. Breakfast in the room was hot and the bacon was not cremated which is always a bonus.We had a minibus for our group and parking was a breeze.Has to be something very wrong not to enjoy a weekend here. Have to recommend this Motel!!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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WineVillage, Owner at Wine Village Motor Inn, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
It was lovely to spend some time with your group around the fire over the weekend you visited. Thank you for your kind words, Jo & Darren
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

Great welcoming service, had a fantastic stay here -very helpful staff. Would definitely go back!
Entire town very friendly, we rode our bike to wineries, they are more than happy to drop your purchased wine/oil etc. back to your hotel :-)
Foxtel was a bonus that we weren't expecting -tick!
Comfortable bed -tick!
Location perfect, right across the road from one of the more popular restaurants in town.
Enjoy.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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WineVillage, Owner at Wine Village Motor Inn, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
We are glad you enjoyed riding around our region and staying at our motel, we look forward to accommodating you next time your in town. Jo & Darren
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

I got a good deal for this motel on Wotif.com and after reading other reviews on Trip Advisor, which were favourable, decided to give it a go.
The hostess, Jo, was lovely, friendly and very down to earth. The rooms aren't glamorous but are certainly very neat, clean and decor is quite nice. The television is a good size and has Foxtel... bonus!... plus they threw in the wi-fi for free too... another bonus! The fridge bar is well stocked and they offer breakfast - although I didn't try this, so I can't recommend either way.
The location is perfect to either stroll up the main street for a meal or to go wine tasting in the region. (I highly recommend Pfeiffer Wines and the Wicked Olive Company - make sure you take lots of money to spend on your wine stocks because you won't be able to resist).
Highly recommended accommodation on a budget. Only one tiny little complaint, the pillows were a little hard but fortunately I had my own.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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WineVillage, Owner at Wine Village Motor Inn, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Thank you for your review and kind words, we look forward to seeing you next time you're in Rutherglen, Jo & Darren
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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

An excellent hotel for exploring the Rutherglen region and the wineries. The room was spacious and comfortable - the spa was an added bonus just great for relaxing after a hard days wine tasting. The hotel is situated at the quiet end of town but is still within walking distance of pubs, cafes and a winery. If desired you can also order a hot breakfast delivered to your room. The staff were friendly and welcoming. I highly recommend this little motel and will definately stay there again on the next visit to Rutherglen

Room Tip: All rooms face onto garden and pool.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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WineVillage, Owner at Wine Village Motor Inn, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Thank you for recommending our motel and your wonderful review. The suite and spa suite are by far our most popular rooms with king size beds and the extra space. We look forward to seeing you next time you visit Rutherglen. Jo & Darren
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

A good base for exploring Rutherglen and it's fantastic wineries and eateries. We wanted to show family from the UK a bit of Victoria, so the motel was the perfect spot to stay to explore Rutherglen. At the end of town it's quiet, the rooms were spacious and well set up. All the rooms open to the pool and gardens, which was a highlight of our stay. We had a young baby with us, so the venue was perfect for sitting outside, sipping wine, eating cheese and relaxing to the max!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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WineVillage, Owner at Wine Village Motor Inn, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Thanks Lynn for your kind review. March is a great time of the year to stay at the motel and enjoy our spacious gardens and heated pool, followed by cool crisp nights to help you sleep. We are glad you and your friends had a relaxing time and we look forwards to seeing you should you visit our region again. Jo & Darren
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

If you are going to taste wine in this area this motel is a very good value stop. The rooms are large, clean and comfortable. The people are very helpful and welcoming. It is in a very convenient location, although a few trucks go past it is only a few.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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WineVillage, Owner at Wine Village Motor Inn, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
The friendly winery staff was what first attracted us to move to Rutherglen, followed by the sunny weather. We are glad that you enjoyed the convenience of our motel and thank you for your review. Kind regards Jo & Darren
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

En route to Melbourne and detoured in to Rutherglen to see some of the famous wineries where we stopped in at this little 60's style motel looking for accommodation. We were warmly welcomed by the family who manage and run the motel and efficiently checked in with some good tips about local restaurants. The room was really comfortable and scrupulously clean with a super quiet and efficient air conditioner. Had a lovely dinner with local wines at a beautiful restaurant just across the road and retired very content to our appointed lodgings for a peaceful night. Breakfast was just great with freshly cooked and hot dishes delivered right to our door. We really enjoyed the experience and will definitely be back again and recommend to friends!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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WineVillage, Owner at Wine Village Motor Inn, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Thanks Paul for your wonderful review.

From what we can work out the motel was built in 1988 and we did a major refurbishment in 2010 and have continued to update an aspect of the motel each year since then.

Kind Regards Jo & Darren
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Property: Wine Village Motor Inn
Address: 217 Main Street, Rutherglen, Victoria 3685, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Rutherglen
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Rutherglen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wine Village Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Golden Chain Wine Village Motor Inn is your ideal accommodation venue to enjoy Rutherglen's famous wineries and surrounding areas like Corowa, Chiltern, Beechworth and Yackandandah.Relax in one of our 16 spacious ground floor rooms, by the salt water pool or have a BBQ in the gardens. We have several different room configurations to meet your needs which include a spa suite, disabled and family rooms.Indulge in the friendly country hospitality by visiting some of Rutherglen's 25 wineries, Olive groves and exquisite restaurants. We are conveniently located opposite Tuileries Restaurant and Rutherglen Estate Cellar door. A short stroll will take you to boutique shops, award winning Parkers Pies and many more restaurants and cafes.Enjoy facilities like quiet rooms facing the gardens, room service breakfast, Austar, LCD HD TV's, multi-format DVD Players, Mini-bar and Wifi Internet. Corporate traveller are well catered for through our business centre and personalised tours can be arranged to suit your requirements. ... more   less 
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