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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Cute and friendly cat greeted us on arrival which was a hit with the kids. The standard room was $115 for three of us. The kids would have liked a swim in the "solar heated pool" but it was freezing (obviously not heated!). Room was very comfortable, good beds - no where to wash your dishes though which meant leaving... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

The first time I tried this hotel and for the budget price, the refurbished rooms are quite large, clean and well appointed with fridge and microwave for self catering and also good wi-fi. This hotel is the furthest away from the busy railway and highway traffic between melbourne and adelaide , with enough town between to pretty much shield the... More 

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Thank davidhughtaylor
Swan Hill, Australia
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Well there was a group of us and I have to say the bed was comfortable and the water was hot for a shower, but the state of the bathroom was certainly in need of an update and the whole unit needs repainting and updating for the price we paid.

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Thank turoar
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015

Stayed here based on reviews, had a room that was not refurbished yet, found the cost to be more expensive than I would expect for the room standard. Very cold room, with a very noisy airconditioner. Nowhere to put anything in the bathroom, and not very good water pressure. The water took about 5mins to start to warm - hugely... More 

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2 Thank Anne C
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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184 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

We chose an unrenovated room which was perfect for us for one night. The lady at reception was friendly and full of useful information about the town. Wifi was great. Take away shop straight across the road had great food.

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1 Thank mareealys
Hobart, Australia
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56 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2015

We chose an unrenovated room which was very clean and comfortable and very reasonably priced. Easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, cinema etc. There was a pleasant pool and outdoor area which we did not make use of.

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2 Thank Madeleine G
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148 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2015

There was no vacancy at the Southern Cross, having read trip advisor we came to the Central. It is as per the other comments, clean and comfortable beds, otherwise very basic. I was offered the choice of two rooms one not refurbed for $95 or the refurbed room for $110 which I chose. Probably a little expensive for a budget... More 

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1 Thank Mike L
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2015

This motel is very clean, quite basic, comfy bed, we slept well, but in a fantastic position. Walking distance to everything in the town centre. Some of the rooms have been modernised, we had one of these. The owners are nice and helpful.

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Thank Wendy C
Murray Bridge, Australia
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2015

The Ararat Central Motel is not a young motel. Some of the rooms have been refurbished and others are waiting to be. There are continental breakfast makings but no breakfast menu or restaurant. My husband and I travel to Melbourne 3 or 4 times a year and prefer to break the journey with a stay over along the way. We... More 

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2 Thank Gemma P
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Reviewed 10 February 2015 via mobile

Clean friendly nice people we got there late 11 but they helped us we couldn't find any where to stay that was open its nice to have a friendly greeting. Room was great wish we had bath but it was nice to have the little extras

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1 Thank Michelle Lisle W

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
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  • Pool
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Ararat Central Motel

Address: 249 Barkly St, Ararat, Victoria 3377, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Grampians > Ararat
Number of rooms: 22
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Refurbished room 17 In the middle is well shieldd from road noise and had nice laminate wood flooring”
 of 5 bubbles davidhughtaylor, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask if any of the rooms have been refurbished. They were more like workmen's accommodation that we had.”
 of 5 bubbles turoar, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Wi Fi was available but in room”
 of 5 bubbles MikeL289, 21 Mar 2015 | Read review
“10, 11 and 12 as they are at the back of the motel away from the road.”
 of 5 bubbles 903wendyc, 18 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All rooms seem fine.”
 of 5 bubbles rarpos, 20 Sep 2014 | Read review
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