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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The rooms are at the budget end but still comfortable and clean - they have made an effort to bring them up to scratch and in particular environmentally friendly, which was great to see. The stand-out was the customer service, which starts with a super friendly welcome and local tips - nothing was too much trouble, and you feel like...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed one night at the Gariwerd Motel - a great location in the centre of Halls Gap. We received a useful email from the motel before we arrived with travel and eating information. The rooms were comfortable and spotlessly clean, and a pleasant welcome from Tony, Recommended,

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Tony_and_Angeline, Owner at Gariwerd Motel, responded to this review

Hi there, we are so glad you got some value from our pre-arrival email! We really want our guests to get the most out of their time here. Some things like abseiling, rock climbing and horse riding may need to be booked in advance (not always but you don't want to miss out if it's something you really want to...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spacious rooms, ideal location, welcoming & supportive staff. We spent only one day and night in the area. On arrival the staff was very helpfull in choosing the best way to go around in the area. Went out for the waterfall and the two lookouts up in the mountains. Beautiful! After that it was relaxing to go to the motel...

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Tony_and_Angeline, Owner at Gariwerd Motel, responded to this review

Hi John, I must admit I'm a little biased but I think the Gariwerd Motel (said Gary-Word) is in a perfect location. 5 minute drive to Wonderland Carpark, being one of the walks that takes you to the Pinnacle. 700m from the general store, other shops and restaurants AND still surrounded by wildlife. We are very affordable and we are...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Amazing place to kick back and relax. Everything on your door step. Great views and walks and lovely rooms with everything you need! You don't need to take anything. Shared kitchen with cooking needs. BBQ area under shade trees hammock, chairs and bin fire with lots of wood. For those who care kangaroos and wildlife close by. Good coffee just...

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Tony_and_Angeline, Owner at Gariwerd Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely 5 star review Lisa!! Glad you had such a relaxing time here in Halls Gap. Yes the rooms out the back are the superior rooms and face the garden area. You can still get to the garden area from the budget rooms as its only a short little walk. Free firewood, free BBQ's...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gariwerd was relaxed and comfortable with extra ammenities available to guests such as the kitchenette and free wifi. Tony was helpful, friendly and knowledgable and gave good advice as to eateries and sightseeing. I'd happily stay there again.

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Tony_and_Angeline, Owner at Gariwerd Motel, responded to this review

And we would love to have you stay with us again! Thank you for your lovely 5 star review and we are so glad to hear that you had a great time in Halls Gap. Hopefully see you soon :-) Cheers Angeline (and Tony) * 2016 Wimmera Business Award Winners for the Tourism & Attraction Category * GreenLeaders Silver Award...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was a godsend as we had a little dog and a bub with us. We were travelling to Adelaide from Melbourne and had a stopover here. There has obviously been renos over the last few years and it has been done really nicely. There is an oval nearby that our dog loved and at dusk it is a...

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Tony_and_Angeline, Owner at Gariwerd Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us! We love our furry friends and our not so furry ones! We are pet friendly by prior arrangement (in other words to anyone reading this - make sure you ring first :-)) Halls Gap is covered with kangaroos and it's so lovely to see them hopping about down the street. Mind you watch out when...

Melbourne
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a pleasant stay. The king sized bed was most comfortable. One night we watched a video borrowed from the office for just $1. It was a short walk into Halls Gap to the shops and restaurants. I didn't find anywhere to hang hand washing (except next door's line).

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Tony_and_Angeline, Owner at Gariwerd Motel, responded to this review

We get so many reviews for our comfy beds and that's wonderful because between you and I, I haven't slept on all of them - just bounced on them! I have replaced a lot of them so some are brand new with pillow tops - which is lovely don't you think?! Glad you enjoyed our video library, we try and...

Ballarat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed one night with friends. Clean rooms, TV, tea and coffee facilities. Beds uber comfy too. BBQ, fire pit, hammocks out the back for gust use. Short walk to town for cafes and pub. Lovely outlook near the oval with heaps of kangaroos. Hosts super friendly, nothing too much trouble. Small dining room and a room with kitchen facilities you...

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Tony_and_Angeline, Manager at Gariwerd Motel, responded to this review

Yes, so many kangaroos come and visit us here at the Gariwerd Motel (said Gary-Word, being the indigenous name for this area). We have one in particular that's our favourite (I know you shouldn't have favourites but we do!). His name is Bruce and when you come into reception we have a gorgeous photo of him. He is huge and...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly hosts who were able to give lots of useful advice about family friendly, walks, activities and dining options around Halls Gap. Great value and for money, extremely clean and useful kitchenette area for those who like to make their own meals instead of eat out

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Tony_and_Angeline, Owner at Gariwerd Motel, responded to this review

Always happy to give our guests heaps of information and local tips on how to enjoy the area. Halls Gap and the Grampians is amazing and we are so honored to be able to share it with you. Thanks for your awesome review - we love 5 stars as it tells us we helped you have a great time here...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the location with kangaroos just out the back and all the birds. It was great! Awesome owners! Booked out dinner reservations when we checked in so we would have a nice dinner. Also recommended a great hike that we really enjoyed! Wish we could have stayed longer! Hopefully we will be back one day.

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Tony_and_Angeline, Owner at Gariwerd Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review! And we do wish you could have stayed longer as well!!! There is so much to do here and often one night doesn't cut it and people feel a little rushed. Hopefully you saw what you wanted and it sounds like you really enjoyed your hike! Hopefully you will be back again one day soon....

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gariwerd Motel is perfectly located exactly where you want to be: in the heart of Halls Gap in the heart of the Grampians, 5 mins drive from the Wonderland Carpark (the start of the walk to the Pinnacles). We have KANGAROOS! Lots of them. They just hang around the place, looking relaxed. You can take selfies with them. We also have very fast FREE WIFI in all areas of the motel! I know, everyone says they've got free WiFi, but that usually means free WiFi if you are standing on one leg in reception with a Pringles can on your head, not AWESOME FULL STRENGTH FREE WIFI EVERYWHERE YOU GO! Still not convinced to come stay with us? Well then there's not much else to say other than go read the reviews, which of course you've already done, because no one comes here and reads the official description first. You read the reviews, then the official description. Actually I'm pretty sure no one even reads the official description. I know I don't. If you are reading this, please contact us and tell us that you read it so we know writing this wasn't a complete waste of time. And you can book your stay with us while you are at it, because let's face it, you're pretty sure you want to stay with us now just because this little blurb has made you laugh a bit, and if that's any indication of what your stay will be like (it is), then you and I both know you should pick up the phone now. Go on, what are you waiting for? ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gariwerd Motel

Address: 28 - 36 Grampians Rd, Halls Gap, Victoria 3381, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Grampians > Halls Gap
Price Range: €75 - €100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gariwerd Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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“Excellent rooms although it is clear that it needs a bit of renewal here and there. But ideal for the purpose we were there”
 of 5 bubbles johnflierman, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Book back of motel close to BBQ and relax reading seats (room 25)”
 of 5 bubbles 670lisae, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Deluxe out the back. Nice bush aspect, not facing the road.”
 of 5 bubbles LizBallarat, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Great A/C - powerful shower - comfortable bed - faultless.”
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“Even the budget room was great for us!”
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