Formerly known as ‘Lenwin on the Lake’, this budget motel in Hamilton is ideally located off the Glenelg Highway, overlooking beautiful Lake Hamilton. The city centre is a short 10 minute walk away and guests will also be within walking distance of the skate park, recreation park and Ansett Museum.
Budget in price, but nothing else.
There are 12 comfortable units available, including: single rooms (sleeping 1 person), couple rooms (sleeping 2 people), twin rooms (sleeping 3 people), connecting rooms (sleeping 4 people) superior couples rooms (sleeping 2 people) and superior twin rooms (sleeping 3 people). We also have a honeymoon suite with deluxe spa for those special getaways.
All rooms at this accommodation in Hamilton are equipped with microwaves, refrigerators, split system heating and cooling, DVD players, televisions, coffee and tea making facilities, in-room telephones, complimentary high-speed internet and 4 movie channels.
Budget “On The Lake” Motor Inn also offers a dry cleaning and laundry service, complimentary BBQ area and self parking. They also have a country-style garden to be explored. Cooked meals and breakfasts are available. Along with espresso coffee, these can be delivered direct to rooms for guest convenience.
Please note that this motel is a smoke free property.
Food & Wine Experience
Henty Winery, established in 2003, which produce high quality wines that have received acclaim from critics and is only 6km from town. Darriwill Farm specialises in unique and exclusive gourmet food, giftware and boutique wines.
Staying at the Motor Inn
When staying at this motel in Hamilton, take some time to explore towns in the surrounding area, including: Digby, Penshurst, Dunkeld, Coleraine, MacArthur, Byaduk, Balmoral, Heywood and the Grampians.
If you have decided to stay at the Budget “On The Lake” Motor Inn, we’re sure that you’ll be on the lookout for some things to see and do. No matter your interests, Hamilton has plenty of attractions to enjoy.
Want to get outside and breathe in the fresh country air? Hamilton is the perfect place to explore. We recommend Hamilton Botanic Gardens (developed by William Guilfoyle), Lake Hamilton (surrounded by 25 hectares of parkland), Wannon Falls, Nigretta Falls, Mount Napier National Park, Community Parklands (which cover 221 hectares), HIRL Parklands & Bandicoot Enclosure, and the volcanic plains (including the Byaduk Caves and Mount Rouse).
Art & Culture
The region is rich with culture and history, so be sure to take the opportunity to see the town from a different light. Check out the Hamilton Art Gallery (one of the finest in Australia), Elizabeth Arthur Fine Art, Hamilton History Centre, Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, Campe’s Motor Museum, Hamilton Pastoral Museum. Mary MacKillop, who is best known for establishing catholic girls’ schools in Victoria, is also buried in the local cemetery.
A number of events are hosted throughout the region each year. If you happen to be in town, we highly recommend that you check them out for yourself. Some of the major events include: Sheepvention (the region’s biggest farming event held annually), Green Triangle Beef Expo (held annually in February), Hamilton Cup Carnival (held annually in April), Promenade of Sacred Music (held annually in April) and Hamilton Rotary Art Show (held annually in October).
If you are interested in learning more about the Aboriginal people who first inhabited this land, Hamilton is the perfect location. There are many artefacts that were used by the tribes in the area that are still in existence, including: grinding stones, fish traps, sharpening stones and stone axes. Canoe trees, with bark missing from where canoes have been cut out, can also be found throughout the region. Tours are also available for a more hands on approach.
Hamilton is located in the heart of the Henty wine region, which has been named after the Henty family who settled in Portland in 1834. Over the years the area has become known for its aromatic white wines, sweet dessert wines and intense red wines. Some of the nearby wineries that are open to the public include Bochara Wines, Corea Wines, Henty Estate, Hochkirch Wines, Pierrepoint Wines, Stonefield Estate and Tarrington Vineyards.
Located about 30 minutes drive from Hamilton, you’ll find the popular Grampians National Park. The park is perfect for camping, climbing, scenic drives, bushwalks and nature study. The area also has a rich Aboriginal heritage and is home to a number of important rock art sites. For some of the best views in the region, head to the Reeds or Boroka lookouts. The iconic MacKenzie Falls are also worth the trek (about 1.9km return).
As Reviewed on Google...
By Sally Watts
May 27, 2016
Room was clean and ready as I arrived right on check in time. Owner was extremely pleasant and helpful. Received free breakfast for mothers day. Would recommend to others.
By Steve Flack
January 3, 2016
Really nice location! Small but cosy rooms! The owners are very friendly! Would recommend!
By Amanda Stone
August 1, 2014
Extremely nice owners, very welcoming, very friendly and very clean. Good priced rooms and is in a nice area on the lake. Very happy with my experience here.
By Lenis Wells
July 19, 2014
The motel is close to, but not on, the main road so there is no noise from passing traffic. The atmosphere is friendly, the rooms sparkling clean and very comfortable. There's real milk in the frige, room service meals are available and there are some very good eating places within a few minutes drive. A great place to stay
By A Google User
November 13, 2011
Fantastic service, friendly owners. Spotless rooms. So many extras for such a low price. Best bit? None of those terrible little milk things! The owners give you an ACTUAL bottle of milk and refill when u need it!
By A Google User
October 24, 2011
Very clean motel rooms for reasonable pricing. Owners are friendly and accommodating, flexible with check in arrangements. Milk in a bottle was a real surprise, and very close to hamilton lake. Great place to stay overnight
By A Google User
March 12, 2011
Friendly and quiet. The lake has great running track.
By A Google User
June 27, 2009
Quite surprising, spotlessly clean, reasonably priced, very friendly and helpful owners, and the little extras, (TV Guide, Car window washer, mini bar 'non alcohol', new beds, workable Air Conditioner Pay TV ), made our overnight stay enjoyable.
We recommend and will return here when next in Hamilton