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Cohuna, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at the Golden Reef on numerous occasions and are always very happy with the room and the service. The rooms are always very neat and always very clean. The motel is central to our needs and although situated on a busy road, there was no distracting traffic noises.

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Brooke B, Owner at Golden Reef Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Shirley for taking the time to review our property. It is wonderful to read that you enjoy your stay with us each time you come to Bendigo. Bendigo is a wonderful place to stay, we hope to see you again. Kind Regards Brooke and Eugene.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the Golden Reef Motor Inn overnight while in Bendigo for a function. Room was renovated with a nice bathroom and was quite spacious overall. Reception from the owner on arrival was friendly and welcoming. Room had everything we expected in terms of amenities (kettle, shampoo, conditioner, towels, mini bar etc) and the room and bathroom were clean. Would...

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Brooke B, Owner at Golden Reef Motor Inn, responded to this review

To Rachel, Thank you for taking the time to review the Golden Reef Motor Inn. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and the room had everything you needed. We hope to see you again next time you visit Bendigo. Kind Regards Brooke Brauer

Monegeetta
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Smooth easy check in and check out. We had breakfast one morning which was delivered hot and on time. The room was clean and comfortable with a mini bar. The bathroom had been renovated and was clean and bright. All usual appliances in the room and microwave available on request. Free WiFi and TV with some Foxtel channels. Bed was...

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Brooke B, Owner at Golden Reef Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Brooke and Eugene.

Broken Hill, Australia
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

We were staying only overnight in town for an event so this was the perfect stay for us. If you have a car it's fine for staying out of the centre of town which is only a few minutes by car anyway. Room check in was all over and done with within 5 minutes. Reception was lovely and friendly and...

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Brooke B, Owner at Golden Reef Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. It was wonderful to read that you enjoyed your stay at the Golden Reef Motor Inn. Bendigo is a wonderful place to stay, we hope to see you again. Kind Regards Brooke and Eugene.

Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Thank you for the great family room we stayed in last minute on ANZAC day weekend. We rang at 4pm and were able to get a 2 bedroom family room for that night. Very clean had enough space and heaps of towels which was welcome after racing at Heathcote all day. Our 2 children loved the spa bath too! Highly...

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Brooke B, Owner at Golden Reef Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for making the time to post a great review. We are glad your stay was enjoyable for you and your family. Our 2 bedroom family spa rooms are very spacious and we take great pride to please guests with great service, clean and comfortable rooms. Thank you.

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed just one night and found that although this was an older style property, the room we were in had clearly been renovated recently. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Bathroom was light and bright and had a lovely spa bath. Shower was great too. Tea and coffee making were also available. Check in was really helpful and...

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Brooke B, Owner at Golden Reef Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It is much appreciated. Our Spa rooms are very spacious with a large two seater corner spa in the bathroom. Which I am sure you would of enjoyed after the parkrun.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Overnight stay conveniently located for a function across the road. Very well maintained property with rooms of excellent size and standard. Clean and well serviced with a friendly and efficient check-in experience. A great base for business or personal trip to Bendigo

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Brooke B, Owner at Golden Reef Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are glad you like your stay with us we take great pride in maintaining the motor inn. With clean grounds and rooms and all facility's correctly working.

Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

An older but well kept property. We stayed overnight in a family room. Very clean rooms. Kids loved the spa & pool. Hosts were lovely. Well priced & conveniently located across the road from a local club/bistro. Would definitely stay again.

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Brooke B, Owner at Golden Reef Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We have just finished renovating one family room and about to do the second family room. Next time you come to stay with us please asked for one of the renovated family rooms. You will love it as we do.

Tarwin Lower, Australia
Reviewed 7 December 2015

When in Bendigo we have previously stayed elsewhere, but this time 'our usual' was booked & not disappointed at all that it was! Our room was exceptionally clean, very spacious, good amenities, comfy bed etc. Although there was breakfast available (we didn't use), the choices available were varied & the prices were reasonable. The room also had a mini bar....

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Brooke B, Owner at Golden Reef Motor Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad you found us. Your response makes us very happy. We love you where not disappointed. If you stay with us again we will be glad to provide you with plates knives and forks.

Wagga Wagga, Australia
Reviewed 7 November 2015

This is the second time we have stayed here and we will stay here again when we visit Bendigo. The rooms are very clean and well appointed. As the rooms are all set back from the road they are very quiet too. Location is good with a restaurant opposite and a bakery 50 metres away. Bathrooms are high quality with...

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Brooke B, Owner at Golden Reef Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us again. We are pleased that you enjoyed our services and facilities so much. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back on your next visit.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service

Additional Information about Golden Reef Motor Inn

Address: 186 McIvor Road, Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia (Formerly Sundowner Bendigo Golden Reef)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Bendigo
Price Range: $117 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Golden Reef Motor Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 26
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#3 Spa Hotel in Bendigo
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“Room 1 is next to the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles Pete_Mish1, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All ground floor, rooms to the right get morning sun (to the left afternoon sun)”
 of 5 bubbles travellerdianne, 3 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Deluxe rooms are very spacious”
 of 5 bubbles R2707JRdianem, 24 Sep 2015 | Read review
“All ground floor units, we had a one with 2 rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Aussie-Arthur, 17 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All ground level rooms with parking at the door. Back rooms away from highway so would be the quietest but think they would all be good!”
 of 5 bubbles amsfromaus, 3 Sep 2014 | Read review
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