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131 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, Victoria 3909 Australia
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#11 of 17 hotels in Lakes Entrance
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Finding an ideal hotel in Lakes Entrance does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Banjo Paterson Motor Inn, a nice option for travellers like you.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as New Works Historic Area (0.9 mi) and Myer Street Jetty (0.9 mi), guests of Banjo Paterson Motor Inn can easily experience some of Lakes Entrance's most well known attractions.

Rooms at Lakes Entrance Best Western offer air conditioning and a refrigerator.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including room service, 24 hour check-in, and baggage storage. Guests of Best Western Lakes Entrance are also welcome to enjoy a pool and an on-site restaurant. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

While in Lakes Entrance be sure to experience local ribs favourites at Lakes Entrance Bowls Club - Zephyr.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular parks like Nyerimilang Heritage Park and Lakes Entrance Apex Park, which are all a short distance from the hotel.

Banjo Paterson Motor Inn looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Lakes Entrance.

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Free parking
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Bicycle rental
Tennis court
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BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Parking
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Outdoor pool
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
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Air conditioning
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Private balcony
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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Debbie W wrote a review Nov 2022
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I left my backpack in the room and was unable to go back. Ken, who was friendly and professional during our visit did not hesitate in offering to post it back to me. I will definitely be going back to Banjos on our next visit!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tabitha A wrote a review Sep 2022
Kangaroo Flat, Australia322 contributions172 helpful votes
Lovely service, very clean, very comfortable, minimal noise, nice sized rooms, very good overall. Nice seating on balcony. Toaster, microwave, kettle & crockery provided. Small pool area also. Great location. On site parking (though does get full) Very happy to stay.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ground floor room, rather than upstairs as may be difficult with luggage
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Ms K n Friends wrote a review Feb 2022
Camperdown, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
This is no longer a Best Western. The room is fine - well maintained and cleaned. Just hope you never need to deal with the owner or require some additional help or service. In our case we arrived to find a spa in the room - unexpected bonus - then to realise it had been disabled. However when asking for a plug to use the bath tub (without jets) the answer was “no”. The owner was unidentifiable as a hospitality manager in his pyjamas and didn’t introduce himself when he came to the room to “help” us. If, like us, you’d like to use the tub, you can purchase bath plugs at the nearby supermarket
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lil_Traveller123 wrote a review Feb 2022
Melbourne, Australia123 contributions80 helpful votes
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Avoid this joint at all costs. Firstly I completely understand that hotels have had it tough during covid however it doesn’t excuse the dirty and poorly maintained rooms and still charging close to $200 a night for “budget” accom. There is construction going on too, and no comments on this when you are booking. There is drilling nextdoor starting at 7.30 am. The rooms are in such bad shape, tv or aircon don’t work, dusty, mouldy bathrooms, dirty windows, old facilities. Where do I start? We moved to another room due to our tv and aircon not working and moved to a room right beside a construction site. We unfortunately booked two nights with. I refund, however this is false advertising and j will be following this up with the establishment. I would have avoided this place for the construction and the sorry dirty state of the rooms AVOID
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid this place
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J W wrote a review Jan 2021
Altona, Australia271 contributions15 helpful votes
Firstly I’d like to state that we stayed here during the COVID pandemic and what would have normally been peak season for Lakes Entrance and Banjo Patterson Motor Inn, which was heavily booked and perhaps a little more expensive per night than I thought it should have been, but these are unprecedented times. I commend the establishment for how clean the room and premises were, for the contactless check in and out and the little “token system” they had in place for contactless communication during your stay, which is basically you placing a different coloured token on the front of your door based on what you needed, fresh linen or to check out, for example. I would recommend this place if you are passing through town on the way to somewhere else and need somewhere to stay the night, or if you plan on staying multiple days but don’t plan on being in your room for very long: it’s a place to shower and a place to sleep, that’s all. There is a pool but beyond that there isn’t too much else to do on the premises, which was a shame for us because unfortunately the weather was not on our side and we were bound to our room for much of our stay. This is not the fault of the motel by any stretch, it’s just a reality you’d have to face should you find yourself room-bound. We did have a small issue with the television not picking up any stations at times which made being forced inside a little more tedious, but these things happen. The bedding is more comfortable than you may assume and the location is absolutely perfect, you’re pretty much right in the middle of everything and after just a short walk you are wherever you want to be. At the end of the day Banjo Paterson Motor Inn delivers what it promises and that’s really all you could expect.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Cat T wrote a review Nov 2020
Melbourne, Australia26 contributions7 helpful votes
Spa Bath didn't work and when I asked if I could have a plug he basically told me the spa was disabled due to Covid, Very disappointing , Hairdryer didn't work. Restaurant was not open and according to previous reviews, it hasn't been open for quite some time, the restaurant was one of the reasons we booked this motel. Property was old and owner showed lack of interest. Contactless check in because of Covid19 but really just an excuse to do not much. Don't just take my word for it, read other reviews
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Backpacksandbevs wrote a review Oct 2020
Warragul, Australia7 contributions1 helpful vote
Location was close to the Main Street, so we could easily walk down there. Rooms were very clean and spacious. Pool and bbq area were nice. Pool was a bit on the chilly side and the bbq took a while to heat up. But other than that, super cheap affordable place that is clean.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Maie D wrote a review Mar 2020
Drouin, Australia85 contributions51 helpful votes
Renovated and clean and comfortable only complaint is that there is no housekeeping done over weekends and Monday pubilic holidays.No more tea/coffee topped up no clean cups etc very disappointed so don’t stay there over weekend only during the week
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dave T wrote a review Mar 2020
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So much potential but didn’t feel quite clean enough for me, musty smell and coffee rings from past guest in bathroom. Add to that no toilet paper and the basin blocked it all added up to be a tad disappointing Price was good - that’s about it
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Kramax wrote a review Mar 2020
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia790 contributions201 helpful votes
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We were only staying one night at Lakes, so I went for price over star rating. I expected a stay reminiscent of my childhood, that is, pretty basic. We arrived at 2pm, check in time and the owners were still cleaning, no problem, we returned 20 mins later and I was given our door code. The bed linen is of very high quality, the towels good quality. No extra pillows, can I recommend a spare or two be put in each room for leaning on bedhead to watch TV? There was a dining table for two, a walk in wardrobe, a spa bath which was not for use, only for the shower over it. The TV was good. The pool and grass needed attention but no issue for us. The owner was very friendly and helpful. The room was spotlessly clean. A really enjoyable stay, thank you.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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PRICE RANGE
US$75 - US$120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western lakes entrance, lakes entrance best western
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
BEST WESTERN Banjo Paterson Motor Inn
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaGippslandLakes Entrance
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about Banjo Paterson Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Banjo Paterson Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Griffiths' Sea Shell Museum & Marine Display (0.03 km), Esplanade Mini Golf (1.0 km), and Blackball & Basket Mini Golf (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Banjo Paterson Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Banjo Paterson Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Banjo Paterson Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Banjo Paterson Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Banjo Paterson Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Floating Dragon, Nick's, and Albert & Co.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Banjo Paterson Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Banjo Paterson Motor Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Banjo Paterson Motor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting New Works Historic Area (1.5 km).
Is Banjo Paterson Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.