Located in the town centre, this budget motel in Stratford offers guests quality accommodation, a welcoming atmosphere and all the comforts that you would expect of a home away from home.
There are 11 comfortable, non-smoking units available, including: standard rooms (with a queen bed), family rooms (with a double and single beds), and a self-contained one bedroom apartment (with fully enclosed spa). This accommodation in Stratford can cater for all travelers, from couples and families to groups and clubs.
Each of the rooms offers a number of amenities, including: wireless internet, air conditioning and iron. Cots can be made available in your room upon request, and the Stratford Motel also caters for pets (please enquire prior to booking to ensure that your four-legged friend can be accommodated).
Enjoy a selection of cafes, local food outlets and find restaurants in the area. Visit Avon Ridge Vineyard for award-winning, handcrafted boutique wines.
The Stratford Motel is set amongst a spacious garden, which guests are invited to enjoy. Barbeque facilities (all equipment supplied) and relaxing outdoor furniture is also available. There is plenty of parking for cars, trucks and buses.
If you have chosen to stay at this motel in Stratford, we hope that you will also explore the surrounding area, including: Sale, Bairnsdale, Maffra, Meerlieu, Paynesville, Traralgon, and Rosedale.
When staying at the Stratford Motel, you might be surprised to learn that there are plenty of things to see and do. Whether you’re travelling with the kids, your significant other or by yourself, there will be something to keep you amused.
If you are interested in learning more about the history of Stratford and the surrounding region, we recommend the Sale Historical Museum (which showcases local history and artefacts), the Criterion Hotel (built in 1865 and one of the oldest in Gippsland), St Mary’s Catholic Church (built between 1913 and 1937), the old Bairnsdale courthouse (built in 1894), and the Gippsland Regional Maritime Museum (located in Port Albert, the region’s very first port).
Those who love the great outdoors will also find plenty to see and do during their stay, including: the Lake Guthridge Parklands (which incorporates two lakes and the Sale Botanical Gardens), Sale Common State Game Refuge (which covers 300 hectares), Holey Plains State Park, McLeods Morass State Game Reserve (which covers 520 hectares), and the Mitchell River National Park (with an impressive 18km – one way – walking track).
As Stratford is actually quite close to the coast, no visit to the region is complete without checking out the beach or lakes. From nearby Sale, visitors can access the southern part of Ninety Mile Beach (via the Marine National Park). From nearby Bairnsdale, visitors can access Gippsland Lakes (the country’s largest inland waterways). Boating and fishing are incredibly popular in the area, whether you set up on the lake bank or you hire a boat.
The region is also known for its delicious local produce, so ensure that you sample a delicacy or two during your stay. Molly’s Lolly Shop offers a trip down memory lane with childhood favourites like Big Bosses and Gobstoppers. There are also a number of wineries in the area, many of which with cellar doors and restaurants open for tastings. In particular, we recommend Avon Ridge Vineyard, Blue Gables Vineyard, Glenmaggie Wines, and Nicholson River Winery.
Those more interested in the town’s art and culture should visit the Stratford Courthouse Theatre & Gallery (the gallery showcases works from regular feature artists), Gippsland Art Gallery, East Gippsland Art Gallery, Forge Theatre & Arts Hub (including the Brabuwoolong Gallery, which showcases modern indigenous art), and Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place (a museum for the history, heritage and culture of the Aboriginal tribes that lived in the area).
The region is also home to a number of events, which draw hundreds of visitors to Stratford each year. If you happen to be in town, we particularly recommend checking out the Gippsland Show (the oldest agricultural show in the region), which offers a number of competitions, demonstrations and exhibitions. The Gippsland Great Outdoor & 4X4 Expo is also worth a look, as is the Producers Market (which is held in Sale on the third Saturday of every month).