We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Central Motel

Certificate of Excellence
56 Sackville St, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia
Hotel amenities
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Central Motel
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Central Motel
Central Motel
Central Motel
Write a Review

135 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    43
    54
    31
    6
    1
See reviews for
19
72
6
5
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (24)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (135)
  • Mar-May only
    (49)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (9)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (34)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (43)
All months
Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
56 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for one night as part of our road trip from Adelaide to Melbourne. It is indeed in a very central location up a driveway surrounded by beautiful gardens. Jo at reception was very helpful and gave us a street map and marked out places to see and eat. We scored Room 2 on the ground floor at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aldinga Beach, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far the most expensive Golden Chain Motel we have ever stayed in and the smallest room we have ever stayed in. The room had no view and its only window looked directly into a boundary fence. Would not stay in this motel again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
47 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 9th stop on our trip around Australia and we chose to stay here due to it's location and the reviews on TA and were not disappointed. We note the following: * Really benefited us with the central location, being right in the middle of town we were in easy walking distance of the main area of Port... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Centralmotel, Owner at Central Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Scarlett for your favorable review of the Central Motel. Yes, our location is perfect. Port Fairy has so much going for it - fantastic shopping, a great selection of restaurants and cafes as well as the beaches and river. All are within easy walking distance of your room when you choose to stay with us. You won't need... More 

Canberra
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service from Kristy when we booked in, and some great local advice for dinner, breakfast. The room was immaculately clean and comfortable, and we slept like logs. The gardens at this hotel are gorgeous, and the location is really convenient. We recommend it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Centralmotel, Owner at Central Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Catherine for your positive review. We really appreciate hearing back from our guests after their stay. Our staff take pride in their jobs and go out of their way to make your stay with us and in Port Fairy pleasurable. We treat our guests just like we'd like to be treated when we are travelling; friendly, polite and... More 

Ballarat, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We have stayed at the Central Motel Port Fairy a number of times and the owners are always very friendly and helpful. The rooms and very comfortable and clean and the motel is right in the heart of the lovely little town of Port Fairy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Centralmotel, Owner at Central Motel, responded to this review

Hi Jill, Thank you for your fantastic review. It was a pleasure having you stay with us again. For all our prospective guests we are right in the heart of our gorgeous town. You won't need to drive anywhere. Don't forget if you book direct you will save money. We will beat any price you see online. We also give... More 

tasmania
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

wife and i stayed here for just one night but really enjoyed the stay, the motel was very conveniently located right in the centre of town (well named), and is close to some very nice eateries, would definately stay here again, staff were also very friendly and helpful

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Great location in the heart of town but away from noise & traffic. Our room was great, very comfortable, cleanliness exceptional, free wifi, lovely garden setting. Good parking. Close to all shops, cafes etc

Was this review helpful? Yes
Uppermill, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The place is spotlessly clean and comfortable. The outside area's are well maintained. No grumbles at all. Gentleman on reception was friendly and helpful. Only reservation would be the price, based on other motels I have stayed in it could be considered a little bit on the high side. However I did enjoy my stay.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Centralmotel, Owner at Central Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. You mentioned that you thought our price was a bit high. Port Fairy is a very sought after and popular coastal town and because of this it does attract higher nightly tariffs. Here at the Central Motel we have actually maintained our rack rate for the last three years and you will find us to... More 

Perth, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The manager/owner was friendly and welcoming. The rooms are comfortable and well appointed with everything you need. The motel is ideally located in the Main Street with restaurants and shops close by. Thanks Peter for a very pleasant stay.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canberra, Australia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Yes thanks for the discount Peter! Room very comfortable and clean. Free wifi a bonus and it worked without any difficulty connecting etc. Bed was the best... Most comfortable travelling from one side of Australia to the other and back on a really short timeframe that we've had so far. Certainly stay here again and appreciate the late booking hospitality!... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

28 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (15)
Viewed
Room/suite (8)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (13)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Other (10)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities