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Bright Colonial Motel

56 Gavan Street, Bright, Victoria 3741 Australia
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Finding an ideal family-friendly motel in Bright does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Bright Colonial Motel, a nice option for travelers like you.

Guest rooms offer air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette, and Bright Colonial Motel makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

In addition, guests can enjoy a pool and barbeque facilities during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

Apex Lookout (1.3 mi), located nearby, makes Bright Colonial Motel a great place to stay for those interested in visiting this popular Bright landmark.

If you like seafood restaurants, Bright Colonial Motel is conveniently located near Rok Salt Fish and Chippery, Bright Takeaway Food, and Bright Fuel.

If you’re looking for something to do, Canyon Walk (0.2 mi), Huggins Lookout (0.6 mi), and Howitt Park (0.3 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Bright Colonial Motel.

Bright Colonial Motel puts the best of Bright at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary tea
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Private check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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M J wrote a review Mar 2021
Canberra, Australia245 contributions97 helpful votes
The rooms in this motel are excellent models for a country motel. It is minimalist, with clean design lines and everything you need but nothing you don’t need. The uncluttered design makes for ease of cleaning and the motel room was sparkling clean. No soul really – but who is looking for soul in a country motel. I wouldn’t want to spend a week there. It seems well set up for large groups (cyclists?). We got some TV noise through the walls from the room next door at night.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Daryn C wrote a review Feb 2021
Newport, Australia53 contributions12 helpful votes
This is a beautiful small townhouse style layout motel. Our room was small, but well appointed, with a comfortable bed and nice bathroom. Outside the room was an open deck with tables and chairs, where we could sit and enjoy a wine. Access to the village Centre was only 200m away, which was excellent as we didn’t have to drive. This is a great place to stay in Bright.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Phil M wrote a review Feb 2021
Melbourne, Australia17 contributions26 helpful votes
It was a last minute decision to travel to Bright for a couple of nights. We wanted somewhere close to town and not too expensive and based on Tripadviser reviews we chose Bright Colonial. Even before we got to our room we were saying "what an amazing place". There are areas set aside for guests to sit and relax. The "communal kitchen area" was extremely well fitted out and overlooking the pool. Very close to town, river, bike and walking paths. Woolworths and BWS not far away. Our room was exceptionally clean, quiet and the bed was very comfy. Staff were very friendly. We had bikes so took advantage of the secure bike storage shed. So glad we chose Bright Colonial Motel and will definitely stay here on our next trip to Bright.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Room Tip: We chose a budget room which was perfect for us but there are others with spa, separate...
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Louise G wrote a review Jan 2021
Melbourne, Australia17 contributions18 helpful votes
We were very impressed with the location and the amenities offered at this motel BUT, we stayed there for 5 nights and they refused to service the room citing Covid as the reason! This was nonsense because we have just done a 4 week road trip around Victoria and every single place we stayed at was fully serviced. When I complained they very grudgingly sent someone in to clean the bathroom. She did it in two minutes and complained that she should not have been doing it. They did offer us clean towels if we took the dirty ones to reception. For what we paid for a five night stay this was quite ridiculous and extremely unhygienic during a pandemic !!!!!!
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Date of stay: January 2021
Sleep Quality
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Response from Kate Tracy, Owner at Bright Colonial Motel
Responded 26 Jan 2021
We are glad that you enjoyed the location and amenities on offer during your stay. Operating an accommodation business during the current pandemic has been very challenging, and responding to changing government restrictions has made it a very interesting few months. The current government advise reads as follows: "Minimise worker entry into customer rooms, leave items to be delivered to customers (e.g. towels, room service) at door to minimise interaction between workers and customers." So while you stay we are refusing to service rooms, we believe that we are following the government guidelines perfectly in order to protect both staff and guests. It is clearly advised on email to all guests prior to arrival that this is the case, as well as displayed in the room. Our cleaning staff are checking in on each guest daily to see if they require any fresh towels/linen/guest amenities, and if they miss you in your room, they are leaving a note to let you know you missed them, and that you can contact Reception if you need anything delivered. We are happy to provide anything that you require, at the door, following guidelines. This has nothing to do with cost, and all to do with maintaining safe social distance between guests and staff, which is very difficult to do in a motel room. Upon check out, our cleaning staff are spending upwards of 2 hours to sanitise, disinfect and clean every surface in our guest rooms. Again, we do this with all precautions in mind. We ensure that doors and windows remain open during our time in a guest room to provide adequate ventilation and our staff wear correct proective uniform. In terms of hygene, our staff are cleaning all communal areas and shared surfaces a minimum of twice daily, again as per the guidelines. We are sorry that you couldn't survive 5 days without fresh sheets.
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hendrix988 wrote a review Jan 2021
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions1 helpful vote
Could not fault a single thing. Excellent facilities, very reasonable rates, scrupulously clean, great beds and shower, beautiful pool and laundry. nothing was too much trouble for the owners. Will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: January 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: we had room 22 and it was fine
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Response from Kate Tracy, Owner at Bright Colonial Motel
Responded 26 Jan 2021
Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bright Colonial Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Bright Colonial Motel?
Nearby attractions include Canyon Walk (0.4 km), Howitt Park (0.5 km), and Cloud9 Cinema (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bright Colonial Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Bright Colonial Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Bright Colonial Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Bright Colonial Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bright Colonial Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gum Tree Pies Bright, Tomahawks, and Dr Mauve Bar and Lounge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bright Colonial Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Bright Colonial Motel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Bright.
Is Bright Colonial Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.