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Derby Boab Inn

100 Loch Street, Derby, Western Australia 6728, Australia
Derby Boab Inn
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  • 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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Narooma, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would recommend this place especially after having to walk away from a place we had booked months earlier. Basic comfortable rooms good bar area good cold draught beer and quality meals. Rate this as exceptional value. Great after our earlier experience elsewhere.

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Boab_Inn, Manager at Derby Boab Inn, responded to this review

So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us here at the Derby Boab. We look forward to being able to service your accommodation requirements in the future. More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose this place for its convenience. So pleased that we did. Against some of the reports here, I chose the beef with Guiness pie, my hubby had a boab burger. As an entree we had the lemon squid. Superb, so tender, served with a lovely fresh salad. My pie was incredible, beautiful flavour and the meat was so tender.... More 

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Boab_Inn, Manager at Derby Boab Inn, responded to this review

So glad to hear you enjoyed your meal at our Lalgardi restaurant. I will pass your comments on to the chef. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

When traveling in this part of WA there are limited options of where to stop for a night. The Boab Inn, was fine for a one-night stop over. The staff were friendly and the check in / out process simple. The room was small, clean and very basic, with no extras. There was substantial noise of what appeared to be... More 

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Derby, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This place was the best place to eat in Derby had a great menu but now it's changed and so have the chef. I know as I'm a local. Wife had a beef and Guinness pie $20 which was flavourless and disappointing. I had a Parma $27 which had been deep fried till black then cheese and ham slapped on... More 

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Derby, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Went there with friends recently. Lunch was typical pub meal and priced accordingly. Room for improvement compared to last year. Wouldn't say no to going there again but will wait for feedback in due course.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

On a recent trip to Derby we were fortunate to stay at the Boab Inn. Don't know if all the rooms have been renovated but the double we were inn was beautifully renovated and presented. Cost was reasonable compared to all the others. By the way, the pool was really neat! Recommend it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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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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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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