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John Pirie Motor Inn

166 - 174 Warnertown Road, Port Pirie, South Australia 5540, Australia (Formerly Comfort Inn)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Canberra, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
41 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was greeted by a helpful woman at the front desk who had me in my room quickly. The room was spacious, clean and reasonably up to date. The bed was firm and comfortable - I had a good sleep. The flat screen TV was a good size. My only gripe was the snail pace of the free wifi Still... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Please either give me a call or email regarding the less than satisfactory Wifi strength. This is the first complaint about the service and we will test and rectify this ASAP. Thanks again. Andrew Spier, G.M. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Apparently this is the only place one would like to stay in at Port Pirie and I have to agree. It's no Shangri-La but not bad for a motor inn. They have repainted rooms so are now bright, rooms are an impressive size with all the amenities one would expect. Free wifi but I had my own dongle so didn't... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I do apologize about the silly response from our staff. Our housekeeping staff are viligent, during the day, regarding insects etc. Please see our reception staff to assist you further. Regards, Andrew Spier. G.M. More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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172 reviews 172 reviews
67 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The motel room is spacious, with a large fridge, comfortable bed, aircon, and clean bathroom. All fine. We thought the restaurant looked ok but what a mistake! We waited over an hour for our food, even though there was only one table of eight ahead of us. I chose the special of the day....prawn and halloumi salad. When it eventually... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I do apologize that our restaurant did not meet expectations bu am glad everything else was satisfactory. Regards, Andrew Spier, G.M. More 

Melbourne
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133 reviews 133 reviews
26 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Lovely accommodation in Pirie. There are a range of room types but the queen/ executive rooms are spacious, clean and the beds are comfy Pirie is popular mid week with sales reps & service workers so BOOK EARLY here or you won't get a room! Prices are a bit higher midweek too because of its popularity. Most of the rooms... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We hope you'll visit us again soon. Andrew Spier G.M. More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Room was huge with a bed to match it! Shower and bathroom were clean with plenty of towels. The pool was extra clean and a welcome relief from the heat after a long day driving. A decent walk into town for dinner but again was good after all day in the car. However the restaurant was there in case we... More 

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

Thank you for your review, very much appreciated. We hope to see you again soon. Andrew Spier, G.M. More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Friendly greeting and good location close to highway if for quick overnight stay. A very basic small room, even at $99 a night. Hot shower and large fluffy towels made up for hard bed. Only use for quick overnight stay

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

Thank you for your review. Our standard rooms are great for an overnight stay and they are our smallest rooms available but they do have nearly all of the features of our other rooms, suites & apartments. Being well off the road & opposite our in-ground swimming pool they feature a new queen beds & FREE: Foxtel TV channels, Wifi... More 

Whyalla, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We decided to stay her as it was in close range to the concert. The room was neat and tidy and the reception staff were very friendly. It must be a good place as the band stayed at the same place as we did and got to have an early morning chat to him,

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

Thank you for your review. The concert at Globe Oval, next door to our Motel, was a first for us too. It was staged there because of the then current football season were using the usual grounds used for local open-air concerts. We were a bit nervous about late loud noise etc but everything went well and all quiet by... More 

Perth, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Best room service steak dinner EVA!!!! Not a lot of fancy, but everything necessary for an overnight stay!! Parking out the front made it a lot easier for unpackin & repacking car securely. Room service is thru a little "window" so u can take ur trousers/bra off & relax & eat in!!!!

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

Thank you for your review. I hope that you have a wonderful and safe Christmas. See you soon. Andrew Spier G.M. More 

Reynella South Australia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
21 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We have stayed here before finding it the best in Port Pirie. This visit due to a wedding we were offered one of the spa cabin rooms, for the same cost as our ordinary room. We took the offer, however found the cost to be more than we pay for a spa room in the Clare Country Club, in the... More 

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

Thank you for your review. It's great to hear of customers experience's in our motel, good and bad. Our tariffs fluctuate on a daily basis according to demand but are usually well under our full retail price. I hope that you understand and that you'll return for another night to try us again. Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A mixed bag this last visit. I have been here before and seem to remember it being very good. It's still a good motel, it's just a few things that went amiss this time around. Mainly a couple of housekeeping things, one of which was rectified immediately upon me bringing it to the attention of reception, which is appreciated. Comfortable,... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I appreciate your comments and I hope that next time we'll be better for you to enjoy. Sincerely Andrew Spier G.M. More 

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