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Magdala Motor Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Echunga, South Australia, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended a dinner there last night for 32 Delegates from Wesern Victoria Association of Historical Societies. Booked for 32, set for 26 so had to move tables and add. Following our meal we had a Guest Speaker ( at this stage there were no other patrons in the Restaurant). While our Speaker was speaking, members of the staff and family...

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Thank Hillsgal
NSW Australaia
Reviewed 15 March 2017

From the nice lady at reception who speedily processed our check in to the waitresses who made meal times pleasant, the quiet rooms, easy parking and excellent facilities, our 3 night business stay at the Magdala Lodge was extremely pleasant. Always late, we did not faze the chef or the staff with dinner orders and the bar had a good...

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Thank FarmerJohn45
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 24 February 2017

You have to try the flower pot bread. It is a small loaf of bread baked in a flower pot served hot with nice butter. My wife & I shared one & it filled us up. I had the fettuccine pasta dish which was huge & very tasty. My wife had the penne pasta dish which she said was great....

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Thank Dazza857
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Pros - Big space outside for parking - Heated public pool for use very clean and large-ish - Pool provides new-ish pool noodles - Small quiet lake <5 meters from the back door - TV quite good, but does not provide a DVD player (there is a HDMI cable slot though) - WIFI internet is of a high quality Cons...

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Thank Doug M
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Stayed overnight with my 88 year old Father. The lady in reception and the restaurant was very helpful. Our room was large and overlooked the lake which helped with noise reduction from the highway traffic. Walking with a quad stick was difficult on the uneven brick path to the restaurant. Couldn't get over the step into the restaurant from the...

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Cranbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 November 2016 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...

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Thank itskip
Reviewed 15 November 2016 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...

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Thank Tony M
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.

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Thank Fastidiousgirl
Nhill, Australia
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...

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Thank Classyofnhill
Melton, Australia
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.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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: $126 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Magdala Motor Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Other guests stated nice clean comfortable rooms, no highway noise”
Hillsgal, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms further from highway would be quieter”
DisabledClient, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms look out onto the mote but there is no safety for toddlers from room to waters' edge.”
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.”
Neitzy, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Standard single story row of rooms.”
Sallys_View, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
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