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BEST WESTERN Whalers Rest Motor Inn

3.5 of 5
714 Henty Highway, Portland, Victoria 3305, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked on line and received an instant confirmation. We arrived in a quite, clean and comfortable room, was better than expected for a motel. Stayed in Queen room and has reasonable size bed, tv, microwave, mini bar fridge, couch and a table. The motel is only less than 5 minutes drive to Portland Centre and it is close to... More 

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Dubbo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked last minute, special offer price on Spa room. Reception very welcoming and helpful with local information on eating out and directing us to get to nearest restaurants and town centre. Convenient parking right next to room. Room was exceptional clean and spacious, spa was very relaxing. Definitely recommend ★★★★★

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Sydney
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26 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here recently while in Portland on business. OK so it wasn't 5 star with all the bells and whistles but the price wasn't neither. I think for cost/value ratio it is a pretty good place to stay while stopping in Portland. the room was spacious, a little old fashioned but they have modernised it with newer furnishings. Large bathroom... More 

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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Our room would have to be the cleanest motel room we have ever stayed in. The online booking was easy and the owners are lovely people. I ordered a cooked breakfast for 8am and it was on time and was better than some of the 5 star restaurants breakfasts. A little road noise, but overall excellent.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Very clean and comfortable. Staff are helpful and friendly. Great big breakfast. The place to stay if visiting Portlalnd. Centrally located. Peaceful setting. The facilities is located close to all amenities and only a short distance from the centre of Portland. Visit Bridgewater while there.

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Ballarat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Best motel in town! I stay there often with work staff are great rooms are great, wouldnt stay anywhere else. Free wifi and excellent room rates. The rooms are largy and tidy, easy access to the motel and quiet surroundings.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Happily surprised by this little find. Very clean, had everything you could possibly need. We travelled as two couples and had two rooms. There are bbq facilities outside and it is near the cobboboonee forest and just the right distance from town. Great spot for travelling as a group and to stay away from the noise of the city. Staff... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

After a long drive on the great ocean road we came across this motel after being turned away from several others and what a delight it was. Cleanliness was top notch as was comfort of the bedding, the spacious room and parking at your door. Staff were friendly and went out of their way to accommodate us. Would stay again... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Located at the end of the Great Ocean road this is a great little stopping place or starting depending which way you are going. Located in on the main routes it is an easy drive to Mount Gambier and the Grampians and wine regions. The Motor Inn was great value, clean, quiet and with a large room. The bathroom was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Stayed there over the weekend for a fishing holiday with family. It's a very tidy, clean and affordable motel with ultra friendly staff. There were 4 of us staying in the one room and it wasn't too cramped. A positive is the fish / bait freezer located on-site which allows you to keep all the mess out of your room.... More 

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