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Wellington, New Zealand
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55 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

great handy location for visiting Sovereign Hill Gold Mining attraction. very basic accommodation, clean but dated. Fabulous friendly, helpful staff. would we stay again YES. A nice make over would do wonders for this complex. very handy to town

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Mildura, Australia
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

For a motel with good reviews it was a Hugh disappointment. The staff seemed friendly but that is where the good points end. Don't expect breakfast at this accommodation as they don't do breakfast, not even continental. The rooms are very basic, the shower recess has its own mineshaft heading to the drain hole. On glazed tiles it makes it... More 

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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Staff were very nice,this was probably the only upside to our stay. i wasn't happy with room it smelt awful on arrival, shower had mould everywhere and bedding was old and 1 blanket had stains on it not somewhere i would choose to stay again.

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Thank allie w
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

My family and I have used Miner's Reteat ever since we started visiting Ballarat many years ago. The last couple of times I've stayed at the motel, I have gotten a fair rate for someone staying on their own for two nights. The room I have had on both these solo occasions has been clean, and this year, I asked... More 

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Thank Tim J
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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98 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Definitely just looking for a bed for the night, located close to Sovereign Hill for their Christmas in July, Winter lights. Found this Motel on Agoda, last minute and got what I considered a great price for a bed for one night. This Budget chain motel room, was dated in decor and the motel room is a little bit tired.... More 

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Thank Sue J
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

cold heater could not warm the cabin condensation ran down windows , build up of crumbs and dirt kitchen draws, wires exposed on electric blanket,and had not been checked since March2013, the walls around toilet (well) would not recommend

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maryborough vic
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

the motel was very clean, great room and a comfortable bed but the walls are paper thin .. I was kept awake by people talking until late then woken at 3am by the flush of the toilet in the room behind,....... think I would take one of there cabins that they have next time

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Wagin, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

The family room was a little squeezy however clean and comfortable beds, big soft towels, great hot water, breakfast provided and friendly front office. Was really quite good for minimal cost. Only downsides would be the close proximity to the roadside and the loud birds early in the morning.

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Thank you to Jan and her team. Was a great experience from the time of booking till we left this morning. Nothing was too hard for them. The rooms were very comfortable. The motel was very quiet. We attended for a car show in Ballarat on Sunday. We so liked the experience all 3 have booked again. cheers The Johnstons,... More 

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Melbourne
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30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2015

Only there one night but it was a great budget stay. Jan was delightful and helpful. Basic everything but adequate, and quiet. Continental breakfast in the room. Clean and very acceptable. I doubt if you could find anything more reasonable and well located in Ballarat.

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Additional Information about Miner's Retreat Motel

Address: 604 - 610 Eureka Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Price Range: $94 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“any room I think would be ok all flat ground, parking at your door”
 of 5 bubbles adequate5510, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There are no good rooms here.”
 of 5 bubbles 1fleet, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Motel room was fine, they also have family units. I was on the street side and it was not noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles suej161, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If staying with a family, I suggest one of the cabins the have on offer, rather than the family room.”
 of 5 bubbles Holidayprincess74, 16 Mar 2015 | Read review
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