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Derby Boab Inn

100 Loch Street, Derby, Western Australia 6728, Australia
Derby Boab Inn
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a fantastic meal at the boab inn on Friday 24th April 2015 of oven baked Threadfin in Salmon while enjoying a cold drink. The fish was cooked beautifully it was sweet and juicy. The bar staff were very helpful and efficient. Even though it's like travelling back to the 70's this pub had a real local feel about it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

March 2015 has brought a new chef at the boab inn and sadly meals are now really disappointing. In 2014 the boab was THE BEST pub to eat at in Derby, head and shoulders above the Spinifex (which is a lot flasher). The burger is a patty from the supermarket with craft singles for cheese (what?!), gone is the Parmi's... More 

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Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

You enter the Boab Inn by way of the bar and on first impressions, it looked as if it would be another rough meal, taken from the bar counter. However a local resident pointed the way through a side door into a plush lounge with the restaurant divided off on a higher level and surrounded by a low wall. An... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Not your 5 star motel so don't go there expecting it ! Great meals great service nice rooms good price great bar safe and secure . I stay there once a month and won't stay anywhere else in derby ! Spinifex very ordinary

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We stopped in here for lunch today whilst touring the historical areas of Derby. We were pleasantly surprised with the quality and size of the meals!!! Great value as well. 6 adults and 1 child ate various meals and no complaints from anyone. We were served by a very nice young german lady who couldn't do enough for us.....ice cold... More 

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Exmouth, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Although we weren't staying at the Inn, we went for a few afternoon drinks with friends, we decided we would return in the evening for a meal. After being shown to our seat, we were left there unattended while the 2 young girls, lent on, and chatted behind the counter. We had to approach them to ask, whether they would... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The positives are there is a small pool that is/was clean, the parking gates are shut at night making it harder for your car to be stolen/broken into (yes, it is a genuine issue in Derby). I stayed in a room for a few nights, and the best thing I can say was that the staff were helpful, but the... More 

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Orange australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

we were happy with the secure location and remote gates at the front of this motel. the room had all the basic needs and was clean. i also liked there was a fully equiped laundry for guests use as well. there is a restaurant eventhough we didnt go there. very little to do in Derby itself

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Canberra, Australia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

I suppose $205 per night for a single bed, pokey little room that is run down with an ensuite that is in desperate need of refurbishment in the middle of the Kimberley at the height of the northern tourist season is reasonable? Actually, no it's not. The positive side was a comfy and relatively new bed with soft and fluffy... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I booked in late in the afternoon and this was the only Motel/Hotel and I got the only room left. The room had two singles in what looked like old mine camp buildings. It was clean but badly in need of renovations. The single bed was comfortable - but the walls paper thin, the fellow in the adjoining room snored.... More 

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