Werribee motel matches ratings with the elite

Seb and Rae Malone, managers of Best Western Werribee Park Motor Inn. Picture: Damjan Janevski

A Werribee motel has been ranked alongside some of Melbourne’s top hotels.

Best Western Werribee Park Motor Inn has made the Star Ratings Gold List, which showcases the top 10 hotels, motels, serviced apartments, caravan parks and self-catering properties in each Australian capital city.

The motor inn came in ninth on the Melbourne list, behind hotels such as The Langham and Crown Towers.

The Gold List is determined by aggregating online consumer ratings and reviews from more than 100 traveller websites.

The Werribee Park motor inn had an overall rating of 9.1 out of 10.

Managers Rae and Seb Malone moved from Bendigo just over four years ago to take over the 24-room site and were thrilled by the announcement.

“When you see who we’re up against, it’s great,” Mrs Malone said.

“It was a big deal for us. We work really hard and do the best we can for our guests. We don’t always get it right, but we try.

“You need those guest reviews and to get feedback. If you can’t learn and grow from feedback, that’s just silly.”

The Malones took on Werribee Park as a challenge.

“It needed work,” Mrs Malone said. “We renovated the bathrooms, put in new linen, new heaters and air-conditioners and we’re in the process of getting new bedding. It’s ongoing.”