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Cranbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just come after staying a week in this fantastic Motel. From checkin to checkout the staff and service was fantastic. When inside the room there is a sliding door out to the lake, where we were created by 2 black swans, what a treat to just sit outside and watch them and some ducks swim around. We ate... More 

Thank itskip
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Over the last couple of months I had the pleasure of being a regular visitor to the Stawell area, and chose to stay at Magdala motor lodge, very nice rooms and surroundings , the staff are very friendly and the meals are second to none, I had the pleasure to meet the owners and staff and to watch the two... More 

Thank Tony M
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the roominess of this motel even though it was probably built in the 70's and needs redecorating. The room was clean and had everything we needed. We liked the view over the lake with just a few mozzies hanging about.

Thank Fastidiousgirl
Nhill, Australia
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168 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Going up & down the Western Highway so many times over the years, I had watched this property being built but had never stayed there. This weekend I had the opportunity to do so for a night & I could see that over the years it would have been the hi light of Stawell township but noticed that the property... More 

Thank Classyofnhill
Melton, Australia
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We loved the outlook of this motor lodge which is why we chose it. The room was spacious and clean with a rear door out to the lake area. Wild life ducks and birds a plenty. the owner was very welcoming, our breakfast was on time and delicious. Eggs and Bacon of course.

Thank Neitzy
Adelaide, Australia
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49 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is a standard 70s style motel - a large room with bare brick walls. A small TV that probably needed some tuning to remove the red colour cast on the picture but we were not there to watch TV. It was a pit stop to break up the drive between Adelaide and Melbourne. The bathroom was large but basic.... More 

Thank Sallys_View
Bairnsdale, Australia
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69 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Free wifi .... We stayed here for two nights during winter, thankfully there was two heaters in the room. my children loved being able to see the kangaroos across the lake & feed the ducks. we had a back room & it was not noisy. Staff are friendly and helpful. Downsides: far from town centre, no foxtel, tennis court &... More 

Thank melinda s
1 review
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights and our favourite part was the restaurant. Could not fault it. Great service, very accommodating with our young children, awesome food and great price too. Our room was clean. Staff were very helpful in accommodating our requests. Grounds need some work though to make more family friendly.

Thank Kim M
Adelaide Hills, Australia
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on way to Melbourne over long weekend. Booked spa room, which was dearer than the others.. These rooms unbelievably were closest to the main road, so even wearing earplugs at night, you could still hear trucks going by all night. Dinner in restaurant was overpriced- my partner ordered steak and specifically said she wanted more medium than rare...... More 

Thank TG2BT
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Lovely big room, quiet, clean, tidy, neat. Restaurant food was lovely. Generous serves. Lovely to see only local wines available on the menu. Above all, the service we received from Hayley (front of house and reception), Charmaine and Andrea (Chef) in the kitchen was outstanding. We were made to feel very welcome. Will stay again.

Thank Bobby B

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Magdala Motor Lodge, located two and a half hours from Melbourne's central business district and five hours from Adelaide, is an excellent stopover between the cities and an ideal destination from which to explore the Grampians National Park, and the world renowned vineyards and wineries of the Grampians and Pyrenees. Set on 20 acres, Magdala Motor Lodge is the quietest motel in Stawell. Set on 20 acres, the Magdala Motor Lodge offers excellent food, accommodation and services for the corporate person, holiday makers and tour groups. The management and staff will be delighted to give you all the information you need to take advantage of the attractions of the area. Located on the outskirts of Stawell, the Magdala Motor Lodge consists of 28 units and a restaurant all overlooking a man made lake and rural land. The motel is variously described as 'The one with the moat', or 'The one with the ducks'. Our wild black ducks are so accustomed to people that they nest in the car park, gardens and tap on the windows in the morning to encourage guests to feed them. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Magdala Motor Lodge

Address: 3149 Western Hwy, Stawell, Victoria 3380, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Grampians > Stawell
Price Range: $116 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Magdala Motor Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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“All rooms look out onto the mote but there is no safety for toddlers from room to waters' edge.”
 of 5 bubbles Classyofnhill, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Our room was at the end of the drive way. We could hear some trucks late at night but it was very peaceful.”
 of 5 bubbles Neitzy, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Standard single story row of rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Sallys_View, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good. Mostly all quiet with a view of the lake. Rooms 1-5 are probably closer to the road but get a better view of the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles GaneshN767, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Looking over the lake”
 of 5 bubbles 414patt, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
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