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Southern Cross Motor Inn

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96 High St, Ararat, Victoria 3377 Australia See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Kitchenette
Housekeeping
Breakfast included
3 Star accommodation
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All reviews spacious room blue duck the double glazed windows the main highway walking distance minute walk opposite the railway station off street parking room service great accommodation large shower cannot fault central location great place to stay good size per night would stay again
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Situated on the main highway though you wouldn’t know it due to the double glazed windows, hardly any truck or vehicle noise. Close to most eateries and amenities. Clean and neat large rooms that have been modernised. Decent sized TV, shower and bathroom. $140 per...More

Thank Steve A
Response from Joanne R, Manager at Southern Cross Motor InnResponded 16 June 2018

Great to hear that you enjoyed our stay with us Steve. Thanks for your review.

Reviewed 10 May 2018

We are from Adelaide and wanted a place to stay midway between Melbourne and Mt Gambier. Southern Cross Motor Inn was the perfect place. Three of us stayed. Staff were very pleasant. The room was modern, relatively quiet (being on a busy road) and very...More

Thank KellyA1831
Response from Joanne R, Manager at Southern Cross Motor InnResponded 11 May 2018

Thanks Kelly for posting that review regarding your stay with us here in Ararat. Lovely that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again when travelling through.

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Good clean hotel. Good room service (breakfast). Staff were very nice and very accommodating. Cheap hotel. Would stay again if i needed accommodation in Ararat again. Would recommend if looking for cheap but nice hotel.

Thank Katharine K
Reviewed 25 March 2018

It's been a few years since we have stayed.... we were passing and had have enough driving.. stay in queen room facing the side street.. it was very quite.. and have everything you needed a table and chairs, and a great little kitchenette. The place...More

Thank old-me
Response from Joanne R, Owner at Southern Cross Motor InnResponded 27 March 2018

Thanks for your feedback after staying with us here in Ararat. Lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stopover & found everything to your satisfaction. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 20 March 2018

My Wife & I attend the Ararat Jail House Rock & Roll Festival every year. Every year for the last 10 Years, we have chosen to stay at this Motel. It is very clean, very comfortable, well maintained. Rooms have a little "Kitchenette". Crockery, Cutlery...More

Thank geoffrod51
Response from Joanne R, Owner at Southern Cross Motor InnResponded 23 March 2018

Thank you for your great review. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back for the next Jail House Rock & Roll Festival.

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About
Description
Centrally located, close to shops and restaurants. Opposite the Visitor Information Centre and railway station and bus terminal.All our units have kitchenettes, quiet split system airconditioning, More individal instananeous gas hot water systems, double or quadruple window glazing. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Microwave
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
9
Price range
US$104 - US$113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Orchid City Motor Inn
Location
Australia > Victoria > Grampians > Ararat
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
9
Price range
US$104 - US$113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Orchid City Motor Inn
Location
Australia > Victoria > Grampians > Ararat
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Questions & Answers
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John W
19 February 2015|
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Response from Joanne R | Property representative |
Dear John, No, we do not have a pool on our premises. But, the local heated indoor pool is one block from us. Kind regards Barbara
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Room Tips
"Central Position. Easy walk to shops etc."
geoffrod51
20 Mar 2018
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"Liked our room which was Room 3"
Aroney
1 Mar 2018
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"Any would be fine"
403peteh
3 Feb 2018
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"All rooms are identical only small complaint close to a busy road although did not trouble us with the noise"
heathery71
19 Oct 2016
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