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Golden Reef Motor Inn

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Minibar, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds

Overview of Golden Reef Motor Inn

Golden Reef Motor Inn

4 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast available
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
186 McIvor Road, Strathdale, VIC, 3550

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBendigo Club6 min walk
  • Popular LocationGrassy Flat Reservoir Bushland Reserve13 min walk
  • Popular LocationBendigo Fun Factory4 min drive
  • AirportBendigo, VIC (BXG)6 min drive

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About this area


Golden Reef Motor Inn is located in Bendigo. Bendigo Club and Bendigo Art Gallery are cultural highlights and Bendigo Botanic Gardens is a popular local attraction. Bendigo Fun Factory and Discovery Science and Technology Centre are also worth visiting. Guests appreciate the motel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Bendigo Club - 6 min walk
  • Grassy Flat Reservoir Bushland Reserve - 13 min walk
  • Golden Dragon Museum - 3 min drive
  • Bendigo Town Hall - 3 min drive
  • Bendigo Fun Factory - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Bendigo Station - 4 min drive
  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) - 93 min drive


  • House of Khong - 3 min drive
  • Star Bar - 3 min drive
  • Bendigo Wholefoods - 3 min drive
  • Piyawat Thai Restaurant - 3 min drive
  • Sim'r - 3 min drive

About this property

Golden Reef Motor Inn

4-star Bendigo motel in Strathdale, near Bendigo Club
An outdoor pool, a snack bar/deli and a spa tub are available at this motel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, dry cleaning and tour/ticket assistance are on-site. All 26 soundproofed rooms feature DVD players and minibars. For a bit of entertainment, LCD TVs come with digital channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like fridges and coffee makers.
Golden Reef Motor Inn offers 26 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with DVD players and minibars. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and coffee/tea makers.

Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. 38-inch LCD televisions come with digital channels. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Motorhome/coach/lorry parking (free) on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9 AM
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Hot tub

Family friendly

  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • DVD player
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower


  • 38-inch LCD TV
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar
  • Fridge


  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are available for AUD 5.00 per night

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 5.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession, within the meaning of Article 155 of the French Tax Code
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 90 out of 174 reviews
5 - Excellent 52%
Rating 4 - Good. 76 out of 174 reviews
4 - Good 44%
Rating 3 - Okay. 7 out of 174 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 174 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 174 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Large clean and tidy room
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good motel
Really nice manager, location within short drive of shops/restaurants/gallery. Fun little pool with spa. We had horrible noisy guests in the room next door which ruined our stay but that’s not the motel’s fault. Overall a great motel which I’d recommend and stay at again.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Enjoyed our overnight stay at this Hotel. Rooms are spacious, clean and tidy and surprisingly quiet, even though on the Highway. The room had everything we needed, Friendly service and good location, as not far to drive to nearby shops, cafes and restaurants. Good to know that some eateries deliver to the Hotel, so we enjoyed a quiet night in with a delicious pizza delivered to our room. Would recommend.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Really nice place and friendly staff
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Most comfortable bed. Want to change our new mattress to theirs. Great nights sleep. Great breakfast
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021