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John Pirie Motor Inn

3.5 of 5 Motel   |   166 - 174 Warnertown Road, Port Pirie, South Australia 5540, Australia (Formerly Comfort Inn)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The room we booked was comfortable and clean, which is all we hope for in a motel. We looked round the town but couldn't find anywhere to eat so decided to try the motel. So pleased we did! Since moving to live in Australia from the UK we have been consistently disappointed by the poor quality of restaurants across the... More

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ajs2483, General Manager at John Pirie Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you four your kind review. Our Chef is certainly proving his reputation of producing quality meals. We have introduced a 7 course degustation menu on Saturday nights which is proving to be popular. The John Pirie Motor Inn is an ideal spot to stay whilst traveling through. Very quiet location at the base of the spectacular Flinders Ranges. Regards,... More

Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room here was a great size. It had a kitchen which was handy. The room featured a desk, table and chairs, couch and a comfortable bed. There was a spa also. We decided not to try the spa, as the bathroom wasn't very clean. Little bits of paper and wrappers on the floor. Hairs on the tiles. This establishment... More

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JPMI, General Manager at John Pirie Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your review. Please accept my apologies for this abnormal condition/occurrence of the bathroom. It was most gratifying & pleasant to hear that you enjoyed everything else about our property. I hope you'll give us another try again soon. Regards, Andrew Spier. G.M. More

Malmsbury, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a family suite which with 3 kids (2 teenagers) was great, they could have a room to themselves on a "real" bed, not a bunk. Beds were extremely comfortable. Room was nice and clean. Having the bath was a bonus. Would recommend John Pirie Motor Inn to anyone travelling this way.

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JPMI, General Manager at John Pirie Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay. The family suite is ideal for the larger family and also features a spa bath. We hope you return soon. Our Bed & Breakfast package is very popular & when a booking is made online you can save almost 35% off the buffet breakfast! Regards, Andrew Spier, G.M. More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had the family room. Very spacious and comfortable. Breakfast was awesome and plentiful. Our waitress Viking was helpful and pleasant with a great sense of humor. We could only stay one night..... we would return again.

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ajs2483, General Manager at John Pirie Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. Our buffet breakfast is plentiful and good value especially when booked with our Bed and Breakfast rate. We hope to see you again very soon. Andrew Spier G.M More

Rockingham, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Comfy bed, spa was really nice and a great size. At time of booking, the spa room was only about $10 more than other rooms in town so I opted for a spa over no spa. Heater was really good. Ordered room service for dinner, food was pretty good, though my one piece of fish was very small.

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ajs2483, Front Office Manager at John Pirie Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi. Thank you for your response. I'll look into our serving size of the meal ordered. Hope to see you again soon. Andrew Spier G.M More

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The accommodation was adequate - tired and worn out but clean and quite comfortable. I would have been happy enough with this if it wasn't so overpriced. We had a "family suite" but didn't end up using the second room because the kids were too scared to sleep in it (it had one small, high window & had the feeling... More

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JPMI, General Manager at John Pirie Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi, we apprciate your response, thank you. We are constantly up grading our rooms to ensure they are quiet & comfortable. Just recently we have installed split system reverse cycle air conditioners to a further 50% of the property and Ipod/Ipad compatable clock radios. Thanks again & we hope to see you again. Andrew Spier G.M. More

Reynella South Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We have stayed at this property previously, however found it very mediocre. This vist has altered that opinion. The greeting at the desk was friendly and warm. the room clean and well presented. the fridge has been replaced from an old rattler to a new one large enough that you can actually put it bottles in it. In general although... More

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JPMI, General Manager at John Pirie Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind response. We hope to see you again soon. Andrew Spier. More

Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Ok motel, reasonable price, only shame about the bed, bit hard. Pleasant staff, loved getting morning paper. Would come back. Noticed that the power plugs bit loose, could do with a bit of maintenance. Would have been nice to have a microwave. Over all it was a good for the price we paid.

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JPMI, General Manager at John Pirie Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have reviewed all power cords etc and tidied up. Hope you'll re-visit us again. Andrew Spier. More

Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Large modern room with everything I needed. Staff were friendly. The restaurant is open morning and night and the food is fantastic. Got room service which was prompt and great value. Will definitely stay again.

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JPMI, General Manager at John Pirie Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Andrew Spier G.M. More

Zurich
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

John Pirie Motor in Australia - Port Pirie - A PLACE TO AVOID Rude reception. Cleaned room for a new guest? March 2014 - After working, late trying to go into bed to sleep. Opening the bed cover..... and surprise! The sheets and pillowcase looked too shriveled. Didn't look fresh at all. Opening the sheet, surpise surprive, plenty of body... More

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JPMI, General Manager at John Pirie Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Sir, I am dissapointed with your stay and your treatment from a rude staff member. Please accept my apologies. I am available 24/7 as I live on-site and can resolve any issue at any time. We hope to see you again soon to ensure this doesn't happen again. Regards, Andrew Spier, GM. More

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Address: 166 - 174 Warnertown Road, Port Pirie, South Australia 5540, Australia (Formerly Comfort Inn)
Location: Australia > South Australia > Port Pirie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — John Pirie Motor Inn 3.5*
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Colonial style property conveniently located on the main road (Warnertown Road) & at the entrance to Port Pirie, coming from Adelaide. When arriving from the North (Port Augusta) on Port Germien Road we are located at the T intersection with Warnertown Road. Our property is surrounded by manicured gardens & feature paved courtyard/carpark adjacent to all guest rooms. Free wireless internet to all rooms. We also feature an inground swimming pool & free BBQ area for our guests. JP's lisenced restaurant is open for breakfast & dinner serving a wide range of dishes for the discerning palette. Room service is also available during restaurant hours. ... more   less 
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