Awards for excellence

Wendy-Jane Saywaker with her awards from TripAdvisor, Hotels Combined and
Wendy-Jane Saywaker with her awards from TripAdvisor, Hotels Combined and

The Vineyard Motel Cowra, owned and operated by Ken and Wendy-Jane Saywaker, has received an outstanding four (4) Award Certificates in 2018, for Excellence in Hospitality, making it one of the most awarded motels in the Central West and the State and in the top 10 per cent of hospitality providers worldwide. 

  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence with a score of 4.5/5 together with
  • TripAdvisor’s new Hall of Fame Certificate for receiving these awards for five (5) years in a row
  • gives a Rating of 9/10
  • Hotels Combined has also issued a Recognition of Excellence Certificate, ranking The Vineyard Motel 8.9/10

These results are from the analysis of guest reviews in the public domain. Ken and Wendy-Jane are absolutely thrilled and delighted with these awards and it is a true testament to their motto – Enter as Strangers, Leave as Friends.

“We believe that hospitality is a way of being and we genuinely enjoy our guests and strive to offer our customers a memorable, relaxing and enjoyable experience,” Wendy-Jane said.

“A heartfelt and very grateful thank you to all our guests, especially those who have posted such wonderful reviews on sites such as TripAdvisor,, Review Pro etc and those who keep returning.

“A most sincere thank you also to the local families and business community who have recommended our Vineyard Motel to their family, friends and business associates.”

The Vineyard Motel on Chardonnay Road, Cowra, NSW, is a small, intimate, very quiet, licenced, six room, motel style/B&B accommodation, with spacious ensuite rooms with a country home-away-from-home feel and wide verandas, situated on the edge of town with view to forever, inviting travellers to stop and relax awhile.

Guests with pets are particularly delighted to stay here, as some of the rooms are pet friendly and a suitable room may be available with advanced notice. This wonderful property is for sale as Ken and Wendy-Jane would like to retire and they are looking for people-friendly new owners.