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3.9 out of 5

"Entrance way has 18 steps up to landing with no lift which makes it difficult to take luggage to your room. No face-to-face contact with staff. Very l ... " More

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Hotel Description

At Balcony On Sixth Lodge you'll be within a 20-minute stroll of Lavender Federation Trail Trailhead and Rocky Gully Wetlands Walk Trailhead. Highlights at this hotel include free continental breakfast and free self parking.

Flat-screen TVs with digital channels are featured in all 12 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, sitting areas, and DVD players. Ceiling fans, irons/ironing boards, and desks are also available.

This business-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a library. Additionally, you'll find coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Places within a 30-minute walk of this 3.5-star Murray Bridge hotel include Long Island Recreation Park and Murray Bridge Golf Course.

Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$128* Per night/room 5 Dec. - 6 Dec.

Executive Family Villa

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Executive Spa Suite

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Upper Deck Superior Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Single Room, 1 Single Bed

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Balcony On Sixth Lodge ratings based on 95 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Balcony On Sixth Lodge

Everyone (43) Couples (41) Students (1) Family (9)
3 out of 5
Entrance way has 18 steps up to landing with no lift which makes it difficult to take luggage to your room. No face-to-face contact with staff. Very limited (1 vehicle only) secure parking is behind the building with access via a very narrow laneway which means you need to tuck your car wing mirrors in and have to undertake a tight 3 point turn to exit. No washing up facilities in the kitchen area. Communial bathroom and kitchen OK otherwise.

Posted by on 3 Sep. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Sep. 2021 by Nigel Snow (General Manager)

Hi Geoffrey and Thank you for your feedback. Yes we do not have an elevator but the building has been here for over 100 years and we have coped very well without one. We are never far away so please do call us if you require assistance and we are happy to carry your suitcases upstairs at checkin or downstairs apon checkout, this service is totally free of charge! Yes our driveway is narrow but our carpark can fit 3 cars, without blocking the driveway. Or more if the vehicles are part of the same group. No washing up needed, please leave your dishes in the white tray next to the mircrowave oven and our cleaner will take care of that for you! As well as the 2 communial Bathrooms for Men and Women we also have a number of rooms with private ensuite if you prefer, and the exec spa suite has a full kitchen, lounge and dining area with dining room table and a Spa Bath in the bathroom, as well as 3 bedrooms.

5 out of 5
The property was historic and had also been renovated. Contactless check in was great. The property was very clean. We did however pay for a continental breakfast but did not receive .

Posted by on 15 Jul. 2021

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23 Aug. 2021 by N T Snow (General Manager)

hello and thank you so much for your feedback. Our complimentary Continental Breakfast is free for all guests. Unfortunately due to directives from the SA Police we are not allowed to serve the free breakfast as part of our COVID19 Safe Plan so it is on hold temporarily until we are allowed to serve it again. We apolagise that you missed out but we must comply with current regulations and I can assure you it was free and you should not have to pay any extra for the complimentary Continental Breakfast

4 out of 5
No comment

Posted by on 26 Apr. 2021

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2 out of 5
Booked a room with shared bathroom down the hall by mistake,(my fault) on arrival had alarm bells ringing with the entry area up stairs to a long hallway, just an old pub with rooms each side, were shown the upgrade room even before our booked room which was really nice, when we looked at the room with shared bathroom we went straight on to the upgrade room for an extra $50, nothing wrong with booked room just as all old pub rooms are, it is a bed in a room, $160 for our room in the end was pretty steep for the place, pretty noisy from downstairs as well.The pic in the ads is the upgraded room, which was what I saw first and went on to book without noting the detail, good location but possibly better accom for that price around town.

Posted by on 14 Apr. 2021

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16 Apr. 2021 by N T Snow (General Manager)

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. The Buzzer in the front door stairway is to alert our receptionist that a guest is entering, as sometimes we are folding towels or watering the pot plants or taking care of other bits and bobs around the Hotel, so please don't be alarmed by the buzzer. We recommend that you read the room description when booking a room, anywhere not just at our hotel, so that you don't get any unwanted surpises and you can view pictures of the room that your are booking not another room in the hotel. We were very happy to offer you an upgrade, but on nights we are fully booked we are unable to do this, so we were very happy that you liked our Upper Deck Superior Suite room on the front of the hotel with balcony access. If you prefer a quiet room we do have King Delux Suite rooms at the back which are very quiet. All Our Queen standard rooms with a shared bathroom in the hallway are $89 and are very good value. the $50 Upgrade put you in an Upper Deck Superior Suite for $139. This is a very good Value room for Murray Bridge. We also have an Executive Spa Suite with Spa Bath and full separate lounge if you want to spread out in luxury and space!

5 out of 5
Loved the room and bathroom size also loved having a balcony

Posted by on 24 Mar. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Mar. 2021 by N T Snow (General Manager)

Thank you for your feedback and Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we sincerely hope to see you back again!

3 out of 5
The room was really nice and very clean but the smell of the room was not pleasant. Old musty smell. The stairs going up to the rooms were not ideal as they’re very steep and an elderly person or one with knee problems would have trouble going up them.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 2 Feb. 2021

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3 Feb. 2021 by N T Snow (General Manager)

Hi Niki and Thank you for your feedback. Please tell us immediately if there is anything amiss in your room, we could have changed you to another room or taken steps to make sure your room smells nice. We are sorry to hear that you had a musty smell in your room. Rooms are sprayed with Lavender nice smelling spray after they are cleaned and surfaces wiped down and we also regularly check/clean our drains in the bathroom which sometimes can cause a smell, we also have carpets steam cleaned on a regular basis to keep them fresh and clean, anyway we apologise if your room smelled bad we will make sure this is checked prior to check-in, especially if a room has been empty for a few days. If any guests have difficulty with navigating the staircases please give us a call we have staff available to assist with carrying your suitcases down to your car at check-out or carrying them up when you are checking-in. The reason we do this is because our Historically protected building does not have an elevator, it is original, just the way it was 101 years ago.

2 out of 5
Unfortunately the experience we had wasn’t as we’d expected. Whether it was a fault of Wotif or the property itself, I’m not sure. When we booked the property, our search was set for 2 adults and 3 kids. Wotif’s offer also mentioned free continental breakfast. Not only was breakfast not included, we got there to check in and were staggered to find that we had to pay another $90 for the children. Check in was phoning a number and getting a code which I’m fine with, however there was a staff member readily available at 9:30pm to knock on my door to tell me that the card I’d given for the safety deposit had failed. Whilst the $150 safety deposit was refunded in a timely manner, it seemed excessive and wasn’t mentioned when booking. I can’t fault the room, but the experience with the staff has put me off returning.

Posted by , from Warrnambool on 12 Dec. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Dec. 2020 by N T Snow (General Manager)

Dear Guest Firstly Thanks for your comment "I cant fault the room" This is a positive comment about the 3 bedroom Executive Spa Suite with a Spa Bath, 2 single beds, 1 Queen bed and 1 King bed. It has a separate lounge with couches, Huge Flatscreen TV with DVD Player and surround sound system and a separate dining table with 6 chairs for the family to share a nice dinner, a full size kitchen with flat glass top 4 cooker stove, a full size oven and a Large family size refrigerator/Freezer. We are very sorry to hear that you were unable to have the complimentary Continental breakfast, unfortunately this directive is from SA Police that we can no longer serve free continental breakfast as part of our COVID19 Safe Plan. If we dont follow this directive, then as a business, we can be shutdown but more importantly someone could accidentally pass on a virus. With regards to paying extra for the 3 extra guests in the apartment. You made a reservation for 2 people. Two Adults. The reason you paid $90 extra is because you made a reservation for 2 people and you showed up with 5. When you are making a reservation it is very important to be honest and accurate. You don't get on the bus with 5 people and buy 2 bus tickets? Same in a Hotel. If you are a family of 5 people, make a reservation for 5 people, not 2 people. If there is a fire and the lights are off and its dark a member of our staff or even a Fireman may enter the room and drag out 2 people. What will happen to the 3 other people left inside??? because they were not recorded on the reservation? The Safety of our guests is of Paramount importance to us. I use Expedia/WOTIF to list my Hotel as a Supplier. I also use WOTIF to book Hotel rooms as a customer /Guest. When you make a booking there is a drop downlist where you have to select how many people are staying. If you had selected the correct number of guests in your party you could have paid the correct amount and a staff member would not need to charge you $90 more at checkin. Just to explain. the reason a staff member had to come to your room was because your card did not work. a $150 security deposit has to be paid at checkin, this is refunded on the day of checkout. There is NO point in having a card that does not work as a security deposit. If you had consumed a bottle of wine from the minibar, there is no point to charge a creditcard that does not work. So once again, use a card that works, not just with us, but with any Hotel that you are staying at, and then you will not be disturbed by Hotel staff. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us.

4 out of 5
Very well positiined and suited or purpose. We were welcomed and the ac was on in our cool room

Posted by on 10 Jan. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Jan. 2020 by Nigel (General Manager)

Thank you for your feedback we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. When it is above 40 we try to leave the AC on for our guests to keep the rooms nice and cool.

5 out of 5
I stayed at this property with two children over a very hot weekend. This property is deceptively good! It's in an established heritage style old building and on first glance appears it will be tired and uncomfortable. Note there are steep stairs yet this was made clear before booking in so we were aware. The age and setting might suggest a downturn in quality. Truth is once you enter the rooms they are of an honest 5 star quality in terms of linens, shower facilities and cleanliness! We opted for the Deluxe King suite - as we'd read the description and knew this secured a private bathroom. There are ones with shared bathroom, which was still very very clean, however if privacy concerns you choose one with its own facilities. The cost is still very reasonable for such. The room was sparkling clean, the air conditioning and ceiling fans work extremely well even in 42 degree heat, and everything "quality". Sleepmaker mattresses. Tontine pillows. Crisp 100% cotton bedding. Lovely choice of Bremerton wines if mini-bar attracts you, and good crockery/cutlery. It did not feel like a low to mid range hotel once you're in the rooms themselves. Don't let the exterior deter you. It's truly a case of don't judge a book by its cover. Breakfasts are simple yet convenient. Staff are lovely and management very reasonable and understanding. Be an informed traveller here and you won't be disappointed. We loved our time here.

Posted by , from SA on 30 Dec. 2019

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30 Dec. 2019 by Nigel (General Manager)

Thank you for your feedback, we are very happy to hear that you found our facilities clean and that you enjoyed your stay here with us. Have a Happy New Year! and We hope to see you again next Year!!!!!!!

3 out of 5
Good location. Close to a good pub. Central in town.

Posted by on 12 Dec. 2019

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20 Dec. 2019 by Nigel (General Manager)

Thank you for your feedback. If there was anything amiss during your stay please do let us know so we can try to do better for next time!

About the Balcony On Sixth Lodge

Location 6 Sixth Street, Murray Bridge, SA 5253

Property Features

Free breakfast is available. WiFi is free in public spaces. An airport shuttle during limited hours is available for a fee. A library, a terrace, and barbecue grills are also featured at the business-friendly Balcony On Sixth Lodge. Self parking is free. This 3.5-star Murray Bridge hotel is smoke free.

  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • 3 buildings
  • Built in 1918
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Balcony On Sixth Lodge offers 12 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and irons/ironing boards. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas and include desks. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary toiletries and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Sitting area
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast. An additional breakfast is available daily for a fee.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 3 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 3 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 30.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 30.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


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 major credit cards, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. 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. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • No lifts
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Security system
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are 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 available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are 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 available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety


Optional extras

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

  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 170 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: AUD 50.00 (one-way), (from 2 to 4 years old)
  • Early check-in fee: AUD 20 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-in fee for check-in between 8 PM and 11 PM (amount varies)
  • Late check-out fee: AUD 20 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 30.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 30.0 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.

Hotel Names

  • Balcony Sixth
  • Balcony Sixth Lodge
  • Balcony Sixth Lodge Murray Bridge
  • Balcony Sixth Murray Bridge
  • Balcony On Sixth Lodge Hotel
  • Balcony On Sixth Lodge Murray Bridge
  • Balcony On Sixth Lodge Hotel Murray Bridge

You should know

  • Balcony On Sixth Lodge offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 48 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Children 3 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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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.