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Oval Motel

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  • Ashburton
  1. An example of the room interior at Oval Motel, with bright yellow and blue accents.
    Photograph: Supplied | Oval Motel
  2. An example of the desk and office area of a room at Oval Motel.
    Photograph: Supplied | Oval Motel

Time Out says

Oval Motel’s trump card is its prime location in the heart of Bendigo. You can’t miss the distinctive red and green retro-inspired signage en route to any of the city’s most-loved sightseeing spots. Nestled in amongst Bendigo’s central precinct, Oval Motel is just a hop, skip and a jump away from the train station, cathedral, Capital Theatre and Rosalind Park. This is your hub for exploring everything Victoria’s gold rush capital has to offer.

You’ll be greeted by superstar hosts and local legends Carolyn and Gary before heading to one of their mood-lifting, colour-themed abodes. The couple took over the motel in 2016 and have since painstakingly refurbished the joint, from the aforementioned colour co-ordinated décor to Smart TVs, new beds and a delightful guest patio where you can enjoy your hot or continental breakfast.

Top off your visit with a short stroll to Harvest. Whether you’re taking your coffee to go or settling in for a leisurely brunch, this place is known by locals for its mouthwatering menu and house-baked goods.

Looking for more to do in the area? Consult our guide to spending the weekend in Bendigo and its surrounds.

Written by
Carolyn Huane


194 Barnard St
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