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4.2 out of 5

"Great place for overnight stop, renovated room nice " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 08 Aug 2018

Hotel Description

At Budget on the Lake you'll be within just a 15-minute stroll of Ansett Transport Museum and Hamilton Golf Club. Highlights at this motel include free in-room WiFi.

All 12 rooms feature TVs with DVD players, and you can enjoy coffee/tea makers, ceiling fans, and hairdryers. Fridges, microwaves, and room service make in-room dining convenient. Phones and free toiletries are also available.

This smoke-free motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and dry cleaning/laundry services. On weekday mornings continental breakfast is served between 7:00 AM and 8:30 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 3-star Hamilton motel, you'll be 33.1 km (20.6 mi) from Grampians National Park.

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$113 per night

Deluxe Spa Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Family Room (2)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Single Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Budget on the Lake ratings based on 94 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 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 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Budget on the Lake

Everyone (55) Couples (19) Business (1) Family (18)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 20 Jan. 2019

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24 Jan. 2019 by Tam Weir Owner

happy you had a good stay

4 out of 5
Excelient position close to Hamilton Lake and set back from main road so no traffic mouse. Comfortable accommodation with microwave and bigger than normal bar fridge.

Posted by on 27 Dec. 2018

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28 Dec. 2018 by Tam Weir Owner

Thank you for you review. We are lucky to have the nice quiet Accommodation across the road from beautiful Lake Hamilton

5 out of 5
Wonderful, accommodating staff. I have stayed in a few motels in Hamilton and this is the best. The price is fantastic and the rooms are great. Definitely the place I’ll continue to go back to!

Posted by on 13 Dec. 2018

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14 Dec. 2018 by Tam Weir Owner

thank you so much for that wonderful review

3 out of 5
Very obliging owners. Room very neat, Linen good, bed comfortable. Perhaps bathroom could be revamped.

Posted by on 14 Oct. 2018

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17 Oct. 2018 by Tam Weir Owner

thank you for your nice review. we are currently renovating the rooms but can only do one at a time

5 out of 5
Great place for overnight stop, renovated room nice

Posted by , from adelaide on 8 Aug. 2018

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8 Aug. 2018 by Tam Weir Owner

Thank you for your nice review. We are very proud of the few renovated rooms we have completed and happy you enjoyed your upgrade. We are currently working on getting the rest done.

5 out of 5
This was a wonderful motel to stay in - our room was very clean and beautifully presented. Management were friendly and helpful and I would certainly stay there again.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 1 Aug. 2018

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1 Aug. 2018 by Tam Weir Owner

We have been trialling our newly renovated rooms off line and upgraded you when you booked in. We give smiles for free and love to help. Very happy you had a nice stay with Budget on the Lake and hope to see you back soon

4 out of 5
Good facilities inside room. Very clean and comfortable. A great locally own business. Definitely recommend people stay

Posted by on 20 May 2018

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20 May 2018 by Tam Weir Owner

thank you we do our best to make every stay as welcoming as yours

4 out of 5

Comfortable adequate motel

Pros: Easy to find, comfortable, very comfy bed, price. An older motel but modern black and white decor and bed quilt.
Cons: The folder that contains information about Hamilton/restaurants etc. Not much in it and out of date.
Think newly taken over as information folder contained little info on Hamilton and had info under the old name Leeuwin. Bed very comfortable, shower hot. tea/coffee etc all supplied. The room took a while to heat up as the aircon didn't seem to work well

Posted by , from South Australia on 20 Apr. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Apr. 2018 by Tam Weir Owner

Hi Heather thank you for you wonderful review on our little motel. We are a family run motel and have recently brought the free hold of the motel. Currently we are slowly doing up the rooms as you could see from the new quilt covers. We will be looking into redoing the compendium in the rooms as well. We appreciate the heads up about the A/C in your room and will be getting it looked at so other customers don't have the same problem.

2 out of 5

Close to lake

The room was dirty ,beds uncomfortable, and cockroaches. I would not recommend this place

Posted by , from mildura on 26 Mar. 2018

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14 Apr. 2018 by Tam Weir Owner

Our rooms are cleaned thoroughly upon the departure of every guest, and fully serviced when guests stay for more than one night. Our mattresses are all under 5 years old but unfortunately, everyone is different this is why we opt for a medium firmness for all our mattresses, to try and cater for all. We are happy to address any problem a guest has whilst in-house and will do our utmost to resolve any issues, when we are made aware of them.

4 out of 5

Fantastic staff

Staff were lovely Room was older than pictures indicated and rather noisy fridge but we just turned it off Very close to lake and water pressure was fantastic Had to fill kettle from shower as not enough room in sink to fill it there Needs some refurbishment but the staff made us feel welcome and room was very clean Would stay again

Posted by , from bellarine on 13 Jan. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Jan. 2018 by Tam Weir Owner

happy you had a good stay. we are in the middle of refurbishments on our rooms but we can only do one at a time. the pictures on our rooms are taken in the rooms and show the bench tops and cabinetry. but will go over them to make shore they are accurate.

Property Features

Budget on the Lake offers its guests a garden, dry cleaning/laundry services, and room service (during limited hours). WiFi is free in public spaces. Self parking is free. This 3-star Hamilton motel is smoke free.

  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Garden
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Portland, VIC (PTJ) (95.8 km / 59.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Budget on the Lake offers 12 forms of accommodation with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Hamilton motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling fan

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast on weekdays from 7:00 AM and 8:30 AM.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
Guests arriving after 8 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pets

  • 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 are 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available

Hotel Names

  • Budget Lake Motel Hamilton
  • Budget Lake Motel
  • Budget Lake Hamilton
  • Budget Lake
  • Budget On The Lake Hamilton, Victoria