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Devonport, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fairly old and basic, but all the important things were right. Comfy bed, effective heating and shower. Room had plenty of bench space and more power points than most old motels. Owner/manager was pleasant and obliging. Reasonably central location too. Aircon and ceiling fan could do with a bit of a clean.

Thank Darryl B
Peschiera del Garda, Italy
Reviewed 7 March 2017

In the vicinity of the lake. Some lake views. Stayed one night but managed to walk around that lake! Room comfortable. Spa bath a decent size and the shower separate. Stand alone room, so quiet over night but to be fair the whole complex was quiet anyway. Basics like a microwave, toaster, kettle, tea, coffee, etc supplied. TV reception was...

Thank SeaclffSA
Perth,Western Australia
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We stayed here one night to escape the wet weather and to dry some wet clothing out after a couple of wet days on the road in a small camper. It suited this purpose and we liked that the room had a microwave and lots of tea & coffee & milks. The room itself is a good size and had...

Thank Goannago
Ballarat, Australia
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Stayed one night. They had off street parking and are situated in a quiet area. They have a breakfast menu and evening meal menu, both are room service. Microwave, kettle toaster and some tea, coffee and super are provided.

Thank Baz555
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Each time we travel to Geelong we stay at Budget on the Lake. We have never been disappointed. It is close to the town and alongside the Lake, which is worth spending the time to walk around. Staff very helpful,room cosy and comfortable, breakfast good value.

Thank Hilary G G
lenwin, Owner at Budget on the Lake, responded to this review

I am so glade that you liked the motel and keep coming back. Budget on the Lake is dedicated to keeping a good clean and comfortable motel

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Decided to stay at this Motor Inn for the Ansett anniversary. Writing this review only because of viewing the last couple of negative reviews this Motor Inn received. Would like to support them by saying we got a really good deal for an overnight stay. Very clean. OK, so it is not up there with the updated furnishings, but everything...

Thank 508Barb
lenwin, Owner at Budget on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for the really nice words. This was much appreciated. Thank you so much for the Idea as well with the brekky pack and will defiantly look at implementing this. We hope to see you again

Wagga Wagga, Australia
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We were given the contact details of this motel by the local tourist info people. We were travelling with our pet border collie pup, so needed 'pet-friendly' accommodation. The room was reasonably spacious and of the standard you would normally expect of budget accommodation - quite good. Location is just a short walk from the local lake (about 3 mins)...

Thank gm256
lenwin, Owner at Budget on the Lake, responded to this review

I am glade you liked the room and your stay. There are 2 pet friendly motels in Hamilton nether of witch allow pet in our rooms. but both are the only ones in town that let pets on the property and there is a covered veranda around the motel for shelter for the dog, this is where we get pet...

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Lovely little motel about a 5 minute walk from town and right by the lake. Front desk was friendly and helpful. The rooms were much more modern than I had expected. Very clean and exceeded expectations.

Thank No12345122
lenwin, Owner at Budget on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kinds comments. we try very hard to give our customers the best experience we can. I'm so glade we did this for you

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Reception ok, room itself was clean & tidy but below par for the price. Location convenient to our needs. Central to Hamilton and easy access to everything. Room cabinetry in need of an upgrade. Parking in front of our room was a tight fit for our 4 wheel drive vehicle.

1Thank Liz L
Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Great little Motel on Lake Hamilton stayed one night for a Rowing Regatta on the lake. Well positioned, easy walk to lake, about 800m to town centre. Clean and comfortable. Free and Fast WiFi. Would definitely stay here on a return visit

Thank MCKnK8

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Budget on the Lake

Address: 2 Riley St, Hamilton, Victoria 3300, Australia (Formerly Lenwin On The Lake Motor Inn)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Grampians > Hamilton
Price Range: RM337 - RM510 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Budget on the Lake 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Spa bath: room 12 .Light and airy. Quiet. Patio with good views of lake.”
SeaclffSA, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Quiet motel, but don't take your dog if you expect him to be allowed into your room”
gm256, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Motel convenient to Hamilton CBD”
284lizl, 8 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are in a great location!”
99Britt99, 6 Mar 2015 | Read review
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