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"Nice venue, dated furnishings and no hairdryer. Hot water took 10 minutes to heat up to a decent temperature. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 08 Oct 2018

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Hotel Description

At Cardigan Lodge Motel, you'll be 7.5 km (4.7 mi) from Mullawallah Wetlands Nature Conservation Reserve and 9.6 km (6 mi) from Ballarat Golf Club. Highlights at this motel include a restaurant and free self parking.

Places within a 15-minute drive of this 3-star Cardigan Village motel include Flax Mill Swamp Wildlife Reserve and Haddon Common Bushland Reserve.

Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Cardigan Lodge Motel ratings based on 33 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.3 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Cardigan Lodge Motel

Everyone (31) Family (1) Other (1)
4 out of 5
Nice venue, dated furnishings and no hairdryer. Hot water took 10 minutes to heat up to a decent temperature.

Posted by on 8 Oct. 2018

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10 Oct. 2018 by DC

Thank you however there is a wall attached hairdryer in all bathrooms. Sorry about the hot water, will look into it.

3 out of 5

Posted by on 3 Oct. 2018

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10 Oct. 2018 by DC

Thank you

1 out of 5

Worst hotel ever

Booked through wotif many times, the place was disgusting, room was filthy, heater nobs missing, door handles missing, only three lounge chairs in a family room for four ppl and the weekend manager said in his opinion it's less than a three star rating... had to leave our key on doorstep as we left as specified on a note at the front locked reception door... pathetic

Posted by on 13 Jul. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Jul. 2018 by Dc

Thank you for your comments Rachel, the heater with missing nobs never worked - your heating is the split system unit on the wall. The signage on the door explains that if the door is locked, the staff are working around the motel - a bell is next to the door for attention.

2 out of 5
The staff was friendly, polite. The beds were on wheels... on a smooth, flat surface. We rolled ALL OVER THE ROOM. The joke wore thin pretty quickly. My daughter fell off her bed a few times. The beds were so slippery they were near impossible to sleep on. There was also only one blanket between two sheets - not suitable for this area in winter. We were cold. The WiFi password didn’t work for the internet. No value for money.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 12 Jul. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Jul. 2018 by Donald

Good Morning Sarah, apologies on bed rolling around. I will ensure that appropriate measures are taken to stop it happening again. We do have spare blankets in the drawers. WiFi is an issue with Telstra NBN at the moment, hope they ratify the problems soon.

4 out of 5
Nice hotel room was good and had a good sleep no real traffic noise, the shower was a little slow to get hot but was ok

Posted by , from Strathalbyn on 2 Jul. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Jul. 2018 by DWC

Thank you Irene, good to hear you had a good sleep. As regards the shower, a new system is being sourced.

5 out of 5
Price versus quality i this motel is good. Very friendly and flexible staff.

Posted by on 11 Jun. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Jun. 2018 by Donald

Thank you for your review. We try to please as many guests as we can.

3 out of 5
Inexpensive, off main track, no fuss, all that was needed for short stay.

Posted by on 22 May 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 May 2018 by Donald

Thank you John... nice and quiet... and cold.

2 out of 5
Very run down. Staff could not issue me a receipt for the full amount paid as we were told a commission was to be paid to website who advertised. This has not happened at any motel we have stayed at previously.

Posted by , from Nsw on 29 Mar. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Apr. 2018 by Donald

As explained when requesting receipt, we can only issue you one for what WE are being paid by the OTA's. The full receipt should have been issued from them when you did the booking. Would be wrong for us to state you paid us that rate when you obviously did not.

2 out of 5

Quiet motel

Pros: We liked the fact that it was in a rural setting and the beds were comfortable and the linen clean. Bathroom was very clean.
Cons: Milk, crockery and cutlery provided.
Location: Ballan Farmers Market on Saturday morning. Ballarat Begonia Festival. Ballarat Art Gallery.
We were disappointed with the facilities. We were lucky to be provided with half a glass of milk which was not replaced. There was 2 cups 2 mugs and 2 sauces and 2 teaspoons, a toaster, jug and microwave. No plates for toast. Microwave had to be moved to reach power point.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 14 Mar. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Mar. 2018 by Donald

Thank you Valmai for your review. All those items as you found out are available on request. If we had to fill ALL the rooms with them, the rate of replacements will impact on room rates which currently is still lower than our competitions.

4 out of 5

Great hospitality

Great location just out of Ballarat, clean & comfortable, very friendly staff, a very affordable price

Posted by , from Horsham on 5 Nov. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Dec. 2017 by Donald

Thanks for response I am glad you enjoyed your stay

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. The business-friendly Cardigan Lodge Motel also features a seasonal outdoor pool and a garden. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Ballarat motel.

  • 27 guestrooms or units
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Garden
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Dining venue

Parking

Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Cardigan Lodge Motel offers 27 accommodations with complimentary toiletries. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Food & Drink

Cardigan Lodge Motel has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include a seasonal outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9 PM.
Guests arriving after 9 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: AUD 20.00 per pet, per day
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds. This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. Cash is not accepted.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Pets allowed in specific rooms only
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: AUD 20.00 per pet, per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.