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3.8 out of 5

"Very clean, comfy beds " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 26 Feb 2022

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Hotel Description

Miner's Retreat Motel places you steps from Eureka Hall and within a short 5-minute stroll of Eureka Aquatic Center. Highlights at this motel include free in-room WiFi.

This business-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and a picnic area. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available on weekdays between 7:30 AM and 10 AM and on weekends between 8 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Sights within a short walk of this 3-star Ballarat East motel include Eureka Centre and within a 15-minute walk you'll find Ballarat Wildlife Park.

King Room (Hidden bunk bed available on request)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Superior Family Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Superior Twin Room (Hidden bunk bed available on request)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

2-Bedroom Cabin

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Miner's Retreat Motel ratings based on 50 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Miner's Retreat Motel

Everyone (43) Couples (3) Family (4)
5 out of 5
Very clean, comfy beds

Posted by on 26 Feb. 2022

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Mar. 2020

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 23 Feb. 2020

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4 out of 5
Was nice and clean but the bed was like a concrete slab

Posted by on 15 Feb. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Feb. 2020 by Manli

Dear Guest, Thanks for your time reviewing your stay with us. All our beds are pillow-top mattresses and we do have couple beds are softer than others. If you would like to stay with us again, we are more than happy to swap room to suit your need when possible. Cheers, Manli

4 out of 5
The beds are great and bathrooms have been renovated but wish they had microwaves in rooms

Posted by on 5 Dec. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 27 Oct. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 27 Oct. 2019

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4 out of 5
The location was idea for us. The only problem we had was a lack of hot water.

Posted by on 14 Jul. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 7 Jul. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 6 Jul. 2019

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Property Features

Miner's Retreat Motel offers its guests a garden, a picnic area, and room service (during limited hours). WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Ballarat motel.

  • 1 floor
  • 24 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Train station: Ballarat Station (3.7 km / 2.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Miner's Retreat Motel offers 24 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary toiletries. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads. This Ballarat motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in September 2018.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave available
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast on weekdays from 7:30 AM to 10 AM and on weekends from 8 AM to 10 AM.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Saturday: 8 AM - 9 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

This property's front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Saturday: 8 AM - 9 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 15.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 15.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

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.

This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

  • No lifts
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Smoke detector
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • Property does not offer on-site COVID-19 testing
  • Property does not require health documentation at check-in

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 6 and AUD 30 for adults, AUD 6 and AUD 30 for children (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 15.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 15.0 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2.6 percent

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

Hotel Names

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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.