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Katherine, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Motel for 2 nights while exploring the area around the Great Alpine Road. Our room was a comfortable size for the stay with a comfortable couch and bed to snuggle into to. The room and and grounds are long overdue for some maintenance but this does not detract from the experience. The managers were friendly and...

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Hillside, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our room had recently had a well presented makeover and provided a clean, comfortable and relaxing stay. Located in extensive park like grounds with access to the river, I expect it would be a perfect family stay.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Lovely place to stay, and very accomodating. Has a beautiful setting and is very peaceful. Rooms are not opulent but very comfortable and is an ideal location. Staff very pleasant to deal with , and would recommend the stay .

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IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Greg, thank you for your positive review. All of us at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat pride ourselves on delivering to our guests the best value stay in the Alpine Country. Comfort. cleanliness and friendly service to ensure your stay with us is as pleasant as possible is our main objective. We are delighted you appreciate the country setting...

Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed with my husband for for lovely weekend away. Was very surprised by the hotel. Gardens and grounds were beautiful and the rooms very clean modern and comfortable. Just a short 10 minute drive from Bright. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

Jess I'm so pleased your getaway weekend with your husband was enjoyable at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat. Your positive feedback about the cleanliness of the room and the staff service is most appreciated. Our aim is to give all our guests a relaxing stay every time they visit whether it be for a romantic getaway like yourselves or a...

North Geelong.Australia
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Do not judge this motel by the outside appearance of the rooms. The gardens are a relaxing, attractive, well maintained welcome inclusion. The rooms are a surprise as soon as you open your door. The decor, spaciousness,cleanliness and over-all presentation is an absolute credit to the Manager and Staff.. Perfect place to stay, within easy driving distance to all the...

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IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

Mary Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I am delighted you appreciate all the features that made Buffalo Motel a true country retreat for all our guests. I appreciate your time and effort in giving us such a warm review. Please visit us again next time you visit the High Country.. Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat can be...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Excellent location for visiting Bright and nearby places of interest. Very comfortable accommodation in a peaceful setting. The grounds especially lovely, with large expanses of lawn and a river view. Enjoyed a barbecue with friend on the back patio of the main building. Also able to eat Breakfast, enjoying the birdsong and serenity. This is my second visit and would...

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IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

Barbara Thank you very much for your positive comments. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the Alfresco dining on the deck. Being able to look out to pristine views of the Ovens River and Mount Buffalo, while enjoying a BBQ meal or breakfast has been consisten hit with all our guests. It the place most of our guests gravitate to after...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Our 'French Reunion' group of 10 stayed at the Buffalo Motel in February for the second time (gathered there in 2014 also). Like last time, we had a fabulous time. Our rooms were comfortable, well-equipped & attractive and we all enjoyed our breakfasts, the lovely gardens, relaxing on the back deck with its fabulous view of Mt Buffalo, and wandering...

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IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

To members of the French Reunion Group Thank you for your review submission. It is wonderful that you selected our property for your annual reunion in Australia. Our location in NE Victoria is central to guests hailing from NSW, ACT, SA and Vic when we hosted "multi-state" weddings, anniversary, birthday and last but not least reunion events like yours. We...

Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 30 March 2016

We stayed here while doing the Rail Trail. The rooms were very clean and quite spacious. There is a lovely BBQ deck area and common room that overlooks the Ovens river. We cycled into Bright (about 15mins) to stock up on supplies and then had a BBQ on the deck in the evening. The staff were very helpful and offered...

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IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

Carolyn I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat. Your positive comments are most encouraging to the staff and we thank you for your feedback. You have picked a lovely time of the year to stay with us as the Autumnal colours will soon come through, creating a lovely palette of orange, red and yellow...

Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Can you imagine arriving to your destination very hot and bothered and the owner of this establishment waiting for you to collect your key to your motel room. What wonderful service, motel's air conditioning was on with the fan cooling the room for our arrival. Rooms have even recently refurbished with adequate emenities for our short stay. Cooked breakfast included...

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IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

Myriam How wonderful. We love having your group with your magnificent trikes stay with us. Thank you very much for your kind words. We are pleased you enjoyed the breskdast too. We look forward to seeing your group next year when you come up again.

Corowa, Australia
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Great motel with very helpful staff, beautiful setting, would be great for a small cocktail wedding, ample space. Close the wineries and the beautiful alpine area. sits at bottom of the snow area Rooms are serviced daily, or left at your request.

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IreneW3740, Owner at Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Janet Thank you for your lovely review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were well looked after by our staff. We agree with your observation that our property is ideal for weddings whether it be a small cocktail style or a larger event with hired marquee and timber deck dance floor etc....

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Additional Information about Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat

Address: 6774 Great Alpine Rd, Porepunkah, Victoria 3740, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Porepunkah
Price Range: €76 - €98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Buffalo Motel and Country Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Just be pleasant tot eh staff and I am sure they will assist in making you comfortable”
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“Most rooms protected from road noise by the trees and garden, but room away from road and closer to the river. prefered.”
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“Because of the peaceful location, I think any room allocated would be satisfactory.”
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“Ask for the deluxe suite - it has a lovely sitting area.”
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“Well priced for families and beautiful setting”
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