Best Western Hotel Colonial Motor Inn,  Bairnsdale

4.5/5  - based on 148 guest reviews.
335 Main Street, 3875, Bairnsdale, Australia - See map
+61 3 51521988 +61 3 51521987

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The Best Western® Colonial Motor Inn is a family owned and operated property featuring 14 rooms of varying type offering comfortable and friendly accommodation in Bairnsdale. Situated close to Bairnsdale Hospital, Bowling and RSL clubs and within one kilometer of shops, restaurants, bars and cinema it is the ideal location when visiting Bairnsdale. The railway station is a pleasant 900 meter stroll or a quick taxi ride away. Free Wi-Fi and a dedicated car parking space for each room is included in the tariff. Each room features a sofa, flat-screen TV, DVD player, reverse cycle air conditioning and kitchenette including microwave, refrigerator, kettle, toaster, crockery and cutlery. Complimentary tea, coffee, biscuits and fresh milk are provided with an additional selection of soft drinks, water, wine, beer and snacks from the reasonably priced mini-bar. Room service is available for breakfast from menu. You can access chargebacks from a selection of local restaurants with some offering delivery of meals to rooms seven evenings per week. For warm hospitality and a convenient location in Bairnsdale, make a reservation at the Best Western® Colonial Motor Inn today! Enjoy your stay.

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Best Western Colonial Motor Inn,Bairnsdale
  • 5
    « Clean & Comfortable. »

    Once again my stay at this motel was very pleasant. The room was spotless and comfortable. I would recommend this place to anyone who is travelling to Bairnsdale and wants a reasonably priced but good place to stay.

    5
    « Comfort at The Colonial »

    Friendly, comfortable and clean accommodation with undated decor. Knowledgeable and helpful with recommendations for places to visit and the best eating options. Very obliging with meal requirements too!

    5
    « Comfortable and very spacious »

    The owners made us feel welcome and the room itself was very spacious. There were nice little touches like chocolates in the tea cups and minties on the table. The kitchen area was well equipped and the whole unit was very clean and well planned. The bed was comfortable. Internet access was provided and was simple to access. The breakfast menu (which we didn't use) looked very comprehensive and was well priced. Would certainly stay here again.

    4
    « A friendly and comfortable stay. »

    The owners go out of their way to be of assistance. Fast internet speed. And easy to log on The rooms are clean and airy. Air con very quiet. They have a very good breakfast selection. Will definitely stay here again.

    4
    « Good spot »

    Stayed here for two nights on our way down the coast. Very clean and comfortable and terrific management. Responded to request immediately and were very friendly. Very comfortable bed. Tidy property and spacious rooms. Barbeque available with all the gear you need. Good location with quick access to local areas and roads to go exploring.

    4
    « Spacious »

    Lots of room to move within the room and bathroom. Our room was at the front on the highway, so the noise was noticable...but didn't keep us awake! Breakfast was delivered on time. Staff were friendly. All rooms on ground level. Would stay again.

    5
    « Big space »

    Lovely big room with a comfortable bed and large couch and plenty of space to move around Good size bathroom and walking distance to the rsl. Whilst on the highway noise wasnt an issue.Beaut breakfast and very friendly owners mad for a really good stay.Would stay again.Very good value for money

    5
    « Very comfortable hotel »

    On our way to Sydney and broke our journey here. Had booked direct and on arrival we were pleasantly surprised by the size, cleanliness and layout of our room. Plenty of storage space for suitcases etc. Our room was well located for quietness and was comfortable. A very generous bowl of seasonal fruit salad made for an excellent breakfast. Debbie and Ian were very welcoming and helpful.

    5
    « Very comfortable motel »

    Got the last room late afternoon. This room was situated at front on highway and we wondered if we would get any sleep. No probs, trees/shrubs at front kept any road noise out and with the very comfortable bed and surrounds, we had a wonderful sleep. Large room, very good provisions, comfy bed. Hosts Ian and Debbie were very welcoming and made our stay very enjoyable. Would stay again.

    5
    « spacious room »

    A very spacious room equipped with a kitchenette, good bench space with a two seat couch and coffee table. A really nice touch was mints on the table on arrival. When we went to make coffee, we found a chocolate in each cup. Helped make our stay extra pleasant. Hosts were welcoming and friendly. Close to town and good Wifi.

  • 4
    « One night in October »

    On the way to Melbourne and broke my journey here. Booked in advance in UK through Expedia. Good value. Friendly staff. Good size room. Well appointed room with good amenities. Free WiFi. Didn't have breakfast. Close to town and possible to walk to shops

    5
    « Very kind owners »

    The room was very comfortable with a kitchenette which was very handy as my partner wasn't well. The owners who run the place were very helpful with directions and giving us the extra time to depart which I appreciated very much. Ian, even helped with installing a GPS that I bought. It was certainly extra service beyond the normal. The room was very spacious and had a couch as well. It would be comfortable for more than a couple of day's stay.

    4
    « Comfy Bunsiness Trip »

    This is the perfect place for a business trip with clean comfortable rooms and internet access. The size of the room was great as well with space to spread your work out if needed. The staff were very welcoming and happy to assist with anything required.

    5
    « My stay »

    Though it was brief the rooms are very well presented and the managers of the venue are great and easy to deal with. Breakfast is served to your room and an amazing feed if you like a big breakfast. Good parking close to rooms and wifi internet. Great value and highly recommend this place.

    5
    « Good nights rest »

    As per normal i had a good night's rest. Very good motel highly recommend. The beds are very comfortable and the services is excellent. Breakfast was on time and hot. I stay in in a lot of motels for work and this one is up there for value and service.

    5
    « Fantastic Hotel worth every cent »

    We stayed at this hotel last night and I am very happy to recommend it to everyone. Very clean, NO mould in bathroom, carpets look like they have just been cleaned and it smelled clean. There were so many extra little things that made this hotel so much better than others I have stayed in, makeup wipes, shower caps, good quality shampoo and conditioners, good quality toilet paper, and toilet spray in the bathroom. In the little kitchen there is a tray with a teapot and loose tea, a coffee pot with fresh coffee and little mints to have. As well as the usual assortment of tea and coffee. We will be staying here on our way back home. I am not sure if everyone is aware, but hotel owners have to pay commission to trivago and the like, it helps them if you book with them directly. No I do not have any association with this or any hotel. But I do support good quality family businesses.

    5
    « Really great accommodation in rural Gippsland »

    Stayed at the Best Western Colonial Motor Inn on a work trip. The room was very spacious with a really comfortable couch, a coffee table and numerous work spaces/benches. A well equipped kitchen sported cups, mugs, wine glasses and tumblers. A variety of teas, coffees, hot chocolate and biscuits were available and replenished daily. Little treats of mint chocolates were found in the cups and a couple of minties were in a bowl on one of the desks. There was a king sized bed which was extremely comfortable and had an electric blanket that you could set on a timer. The bathroom was spacious and included all the niceties. The whole place was meticulously clean. Management were very friendly and helpful and overall the stay was very pleasant.

    5
    « Excellent place to stay »

    I totally enjoyed staying at Best Western. Management and staff were very friendly and helpful. Everything was lovely and clean, great wifi access, bed was very comfortable and enjoyed a lovely breakfast each morning. Would recommend anyone to stay there.

    5
    « Best Western Colonial Motor Inn, Bairnsdale »

    The room was spacious. It had Foxtel TV and a DVD player. As I had a continental breakfast, the meal was put in my room the night before. I could have breakfast when I was ready. The room had a comfortable lounge suite and a desk. As it was only a few dollars more than the town's normal motels, it was worth it for the extra comfort. It was within walking distance of the RSL club, but over a kilometre to the town centre (OK with a car).

    4
    « Overnight stay »

    We had two single rooms booked for an overnight stay / the owners went out of their way to help and are really lovely. ( their dog is gorgeous! ) The rooms are spotless, beds very comfy and both rooms had a large bathroom, the kitchen is sufficiently stocked that we were able to have take away for dinner ( bowls plates cutlery etc) and use our own breakfast cereals. I would definitely recommend staying here / the only down side is the traffic noise at night for the rooms closest to the road but most hotels in Bairnsdale are on the main drag.

  • 4
    « Great motel on main street of Bairnsdale. »

    Modest walk from shops and eateries. Very well run, clean, quiet and comfortable. Good breakfast delivered exactly on time. Very friendly couple run this establishment. DVD player was a bit high mounted (a problem for the vertically challenged!) but is apparently getting fixed.

    5
    « Two nights in Bairnsdale »

    Great motel located a 10 minute walk from the RSL (overpriced) & the rest of downtown. Very well run by people that make travelling a joy. The motel itself is very good value and impeccably clean. The free WiFi is fast & faultless and the HD flat screen makes for a pleasant night in. Very good sized rooms with a kitchenette, comfortable beds and silent a/c. Our new 2nd home I'm Bairnsdale.

    5
    « Comfortable and quiet. »

    The husband and wife team who run this Motel go out of their way to make you feel at home. Room service breakfast is delivered on time and always good quality. The room is beautifully clean and comfortable and you don't hear any noise from adjoining rooms. A very pleasant place to stay.

    5
    « Great staff and room »

    Very pleasing to find staff who are actually interested in the person and doing the best deal with the client. Rooms were spotless and quiet. The effort that both staff I dealt went to to assist was unexpected but welcomed after a long day driving.

    5
    « Fantastic »

    Me and my daughter stayed over night and it was one of the best sleeps I had in a motel. We had the 2 bedroom room which had a living room and a small kitchen. The main bedrooms bed was very comphy. I went to sleep and slept all night, fantastic. The kitchen had a good size fridge. We had a bbq at the motel which also was really nice as the night was very warm. The owners also were fantastic. We asked if we could book in early and they were able to put us in at 11.30am instead of 2pm. I would absolutely go back there next time I'm passing through Bairnsdale.

    4
    « Overnight Stay in Bairnsdale »

    A very well presented Best Western small motel (14 units) with everything needed for a short stay. Courteous and pleasant proprietors and staff. Good tariff. Well located in a very popular holiday area. Close to beaches, lakes and mountains. Recommended.

    4
    « Great Location »

    Ideally located in the main street. It's a 10 minute walk to the main shopping area and about 5 minutes in the other direction to the RSL. I thought the traffic noise may have been an issue as we were in one of the front rooms but I didn't hear a thing and slept like a log. Staff are fantastic and nothing was too much trouble. If you book directly with the motel you may get a discount. Would recommend if in the area

    5
    « Friendly and first rate »

    Stayed one night but would return again if in that part of the world. Staff friendly and welcoming and helpful. Clean and classy for the modest tariff. Room and furniture very clean and comfortable. Bathroom/toilet clean and well stocked with quality products and quality linen in contrast to one from the same chain we stayed in for the previous two nights. On the main highway but we didn't notice any traffic noise. A healthy but do-able walk to the town centre - probably 15 to 20 minutes by foot.

    5
    « Brilliant »

    we booked this hotel as we were driving from Melbourne to Sydney and needed a stop over for the night. We were welcomed in by the friendly receptionist and given the keys to our 2 rooms. they were both clean and comfortable and we felt this place was great value for money. The following morning when we checked out we were greeted again by the friendly receptionist and her husband who both gave us lots of advise on the rest of our drive to Sydney. Great place and if we ever did the trip ahain definitely stay here.

    4
    « Comfortable and well equiped rooms »

    Our overnight stay was comfortable and relaxing after having travelled all day in other areas. Our hosts were very friendly and the complimentary Continental breakfast was pleasant given that many now charge for this. Our room on the road side was a little subject to road noise however with the curtains drawn at night, all my wife heard were the ZZZ's coming from me.

  • 5
    « Family Room »

    Good space for 3 kids and parents. Clean room. Worth for money. 1 queen and 2 single beds equipped with heated blanket. Sofabed on request with an additional cost of $15.00 Enough towels for whole family!

    4
    « Old-fashioned hospitality »

    Very warm welcome given by hosts who could not be more helpful Comfortable room with all necessary amenities Well located and surprisingly quiet Great local advice, especially on local restaurants Minties in the room were a special touch

    5
    « Great service, great rooms! »

    We had a fantastic one night stay. We arrived late but the room was heated and a light left on to make us feel welcome. The room was huge, clean and very comfortable. There were lovely little touches like electric blankets, fresh milk, proper coffee and mugs, not tiny teacups! :) thanks to Debbie for being a great host.

    4
    « We were staying over night due to commitments spread over two days »

    This motel has two of the friendliest people I have met running it, the rooms are a good size comfortable beds, a small lounge to sit on kitchen amenities and good shower. Very clean, and a mini bar available. There is a small pool and spa should you wish to indulge. We would definetly stay there again.

    5
    « Great Stopover »

    We stopped over for a night and found the stay great. Nice staff who were very helpful with advice on where to eat and how to get there. The room was clean and comfortable with some nice touches like tea leaves, treats and coffee for plunger. Good bathroom products and parking at the door. This is a traditional motel with the bare brick interior popular in the 70s. My only small complaint was the walls are thin and the people next to us were talking loudly to 3am. That in no way has anything to do with the managers who were horrified when I mentioned it to them. They advised me I should have rung them and they would have dealt with it. Either way I really would recommend this motel and will return on my next trip south.

    5
    « Neat Clean And Tidy »

    On arrival I was greeted with a smile,and no trouble checking in,at this time i was also given the key/password for the free internet.Plenty of room for parking even though the guests were aplenty.The room was as clean as i have ever seen,not a spek of dust anywhere,the carpet was clean and no stains,There was nothing I could fault.The bathroom was spotless ,everything worked as it should.The bed was very comfy,All the staff were friendly,the breakfast was terrific[hot and huge].This is a Motel I would happily stay at again.Also cable movie channels free of charge.

    5
    « Very good value »

    Stayed for one night and would certainly use this motel again. Rooms were more than ample size and had all we needed, hosts Ian and Deb were most welcoming and clearly committed to good customer service, shower had good pressure and, perhaps best of all, the bed was extremely comfortable. As well, there was very little traffic noise considering it is on a major road. We walked to the RSL for dinner, an easy stroll. All in all, a fine first impression.

    4
    « Crappy internet »

    Came in for a one night stay. Excellent service and getting at front counter. Rings were clean if dated but comfy enough. My biggest complaint: the crappy internet. I was trying to send out sooner documents for work and the internet was so painfully slow I had to switch on my data roaming. Attached speed test pics.

    4
    « Value and comfort »

    Comfortable rooms with good bathroom amenities. Internet is ok and cable movie channels available without charge. Nice breakfast reasonably priced and make sure you try the coffee specially made and gets your morning of to a great start.

    4
    « Great Place to stay »

    A one night stay proved to be all we could wish for lovely hosts spotless rooms very comfy bed super shower and amenities well stocked bar fridge and kitchen. Close to shops a pleasant stroll. Even though our room was at the front traffic did not worry us at all. Our delicious breakfast was served on time and reasonably priced. Would definately stay again and recommend a visit to meet Travis the hosts beautiful boxer he is so cute.

  • 4
    « Good motel »

    We stayed for one night, arrived quite late and left early next day. The room was comfortable and with a parking place directly in front of your door. The price was very reasonable. Overall, exactly what you would expect from a Best Western Motel. The lady at the reception was very nice and immediately made us feel welcome.

    5
    « Comfy stay »

    Lovely clean, comfortable room, fabulous welcoming owners. Great shower!! (Very important) No hassle stay. Very reasonably priced. Short walk into town. Would recommend to anyone thinking of staying in Bairnsdale.

    5
    « Very well located »

    Very clean rooms comfortable beds toiletries. Loved our stay here have stayed here before will always stay here whilst visiting bairnsdale vey nice owners feel very welcome would recommend a stay here for sure

    5
    « Not to be missed »

    We stayed for three nights. The rooms are very comfortable and although it is right on the main road the traffic noise is not excessive. Great bed, spacious room and bathroom. Owners, Steve and Karen are very friendly and thoughtful, with little things such as a squeegee for each car park spot to clean your windscreen before heading off for the day. Free WiFi is handy. We will not hesitate to stay here again.

    5
    « Return visit. »

    Three years on, we made a return visit to Best Western Colonial Motor Inn. Deb & Ian were very welcoming. The room was very comfortable & clean. Wi Fi excellent. As we were catering for ourselves that evening, I was very pleased to find extra crockery & cutlery provided, & also a covered bowl for microwave cooking. Added touch of minties & chocolate mints were welcome. They cook an excellent breakfast. Well done Deb & Ian.

    4
    « Well presented »

    This motel is very well presented and the owners are very welcoming. Whilst some of the fittings are dated the owners have done a great job in updating the rooms with new couches, bed covers etc. The rooms are well fitted with a sink, crockery, cutlery,coffee plunger and microwave.Lovely fluffy towels. Bed was comfortable and room quiet. We would stay here again

    5
    « Clean and freindly »

    My first time in Bairnesdale and found this motel trip adviser. Very clean and well appointed. The staff were very friendly and helpful. No on site restaurant but there is plenty of places to eat near by, they do offer a great in room breakfast menu at realistic prices. Bed would be one of the most comfy ones I've slept in in a long while and I'm on the road a lot for business. Bathroom colour is a little dated but still kept very clean.

    5
    « Wonderful hosts »

    Deb and Ian the owners make this place! There is nothing to much trouble for them. Their motel is conveniently located on the highway which I expected to be noisy but surprisingly no it's quiet and cozy. There is a reason this hotel is number 2 in Bairnsdale I will be back

    5
    « Good Break »

    The hosts/owners were forthcoming with suggestions with places to eat, (there is a terrific Thai restaurant in town). The position right on the highway may put some off but the rooms were very quiet. As the owner said to me, "they sell sleep." That's a great way to look at running a motel. The rooms are what you expect in a basic Best Western with everything working and clean. There is complimentary tea and coffee with biscuits and even chilled water in the fridge which we both enjoyed. There is the 'world's smallest' swimming pool for a cool plunge, a basic but adequate BBQ area and a spa room at additional cost. The only real problem we encountered was when we reserved our room by phone. My wife and I had received a Best Western gift card. We decided to apply it to break our journey from Melbourne to Batemans Bay. After booking we never received an email confirmation as requested and another phone call a few days later reassured us they indeed did have our booking but again we received no email confirmation as promised. Despite this small hiccup we had a really good stay at the motel.

    5
    « An excellent place to stay with a family »

    The owners are very friendly and helpful, the place is immaculate and the facilities are excellent. We stayed in the 2-bedroom family unit, which was very comfortable. Third year in a row and it continues to improve. Kitchen area is great, complete with minibar and supplies. Pool is great. Good value for money. Highly recommended.

  • 5
    « Brilliant »

    I was warmly greeted on arrival and felt like I was genuinely appreciated. as a guest.I was given a spacious family room as I had booked for 2 nights which was a pleasant surprise.Room was immaculate,as was all of the site.Nothing more required.Highly recommended.

    4
    « Well Located, Clean Hotel »

    Great hotel with very hospitable operators. Rooms are getting a little tired and a couple of things need a little maintenance and decor could do with a bit of a tart up. Bathroom floor has fair fall on it and could be a challenge to anyone not wary. Other than that the hotel is clean quiet and comfortable. Price was a bit more expensive than I would expect for a hotel of this quality.

    5
    « Surprise, large spotless and well appointed. »

    Stayed two nights. Rooms are much larger than expected, all the little extras that make a stay welcoming. Not a large establishment so owners give the personnel touch. On highway BUT no road noise. Great bed. Highly recommended.

    5
    « Spacious, clean and comfortable »

    Location easy to find on the main street, single storey and car park outside room. Room was very spacious, big bathroom, everything we needed and appreciated little extras like a coffee plunger with ground coffee & proper coffee mugs (not little tiny cups). Staff very friendly and happy to accommodate additional bed at the last minute.

    4
    « Overnight stay. »

    Friendly host, clean room, comfy bed. The common areas were pristine. We didn't have breakfast there, but the menu was vast, and the prices were reasonable. It was exactly what you would expect from a best western. Nice accommodation at a reasonable rate.

    4
    « Clean & Comfortable »

    When you drive in you can see this was going to be a nice place to stay. Gardens & lawns are immaculate which make this motel very inviting. Debbie was there to meet us & check in was very easy. The room was quite spacious with a comfortable 2 seater couch, small table & chairs, lots of space around for luggage & nice comfortable bed. Big bathroom & nice hot shower. About a 10min walk to the RSL which was a nice meal. Overall good spot to spend a couple of nights & good value.

    4
    « Great Stay »

    Friendly, helpful hosts. Spotless unit, well stocked mini bar and oh so comfortable bed. First time here but wont be the last. Would recommend to anyone! Close proximity to RSL Club which has a good restaurant, only 10 minute walk.

    5
    « Quiet And Comfotable »

    This is an excellent motel to stay at, very pleasant friendly greeting by Debbie on arrival. Stayed two nights in the Bairnsdale Colonial Inn. Our room king size Number 8 was just great a very spacious generous room with a good size bathroom. Service was excellent, room very clean with fresh towels everyday and the service bar well equipped. The king size bed was so comfortable had a great two nights sleep while there. Overall stay was excellent. Only trouble is the council need to attend to trees on nature strip as they obscure the entranceway and this could be disastrous as vehicles trying to enter at last minute on a very busy road. Thank you Debbie and David for a lovely stay. Highly recommend. We will be very happy to stay at this Motel again.

    5
    « good stay »

    The bed was absolutely awesome very comfortable, I would be very happy to stay with this motel again, it really good stay and I would encourage friends and family to stay. the motel was very close to the local RSL which provide a great meal and atmosphere, also the motel was close to the business I was there to see, so it was good to get back after work sit down and watch FOXTEL and relax.

    4
    « Very well equipped motel »

    Stayed for 2 nights in Bairnsdale at the Colonial Motor Inn. Friendly attentive welcome, room size was generous, with a queen bed and single. Impressed by the level of amenities. Microwave, mugs, cups, various tea bags, coffee and biscuits. Serviettes, wine glasses, plenty of blankets and pillows, plus all the standard items. Bit cold for the pool. Had a front room, little noisy from the traffic, but loved the afternoon winter sun coming in. Would have loved a chair outside in the sun. Bathroom has been renovated and is a cut above the usual 80's/ 90's motel style. Oh and breaky was great value.

  • 5
    « 2 nighter »

    Wonderful motel. Very clean with excellent service. Great breakfast and I loved how the room was replenished with clean towels, tea, coffees etc. The mini bar was great with plenty of variety. The hot water was really hot water. Will definitely stay there next time.

    3
    « Clean & Cozy »

    Could not find the motel from the road as it was blocked by some trees until really near the property. So be extra vigilant when looking out for it. Greeted by a very friendly staff named Debby who was helpful to check online for vegetarian menu of the nearby restaurants and offered to give out passcode for free WiFi. Cabin was small but clean and cozy with fully equipped kitchen. Cabin heater and water heater are sufficiently warm for the early winter. No heaters in room.

 

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·From: City Center. The Best Western® Colonial Motor Inn is 700 meters from the Bairnsdale shopping precinct along the Princes Highway (Main Street). We are in the heart Eastern Victoria, near the Gippsland Lakes. ·From: Melbourne City. Bairnsdale is 3 1/2 hours drive from Melbourne City (280 kilometers) via M1 and Princes Highway to the Best Western® Colonial Motor Inn. ·From: Sydney City. Driving from Sydney to Bairnsdale is an 8 hour drive via Canberra (731 kilometers) via the Hume and Monaro Highways. Alternatively travel via the NSW and Victorian Coast on the Princes Highway, a total distance of 750 kilometers and traveling time of 9 1/2 hours to the Best Western® Colonial Motor Inn.