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Whyalla Foreshore Motor Inn

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Watson Terrace, Whyalla, South Australia 5600, Australia (Formerly Derham's Foreshore Motor Inn)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am torn with this motel. Firstly, they are doing renovations, so this review is not accurate for all rooms (hopefully). Secondly, the only reason I am not giving a 1 or 2 star is because of dinner on the restaurant, which was excellent. It was very good servings, reasonably priced and very tasty. Now the bad bit. The room... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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18 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

thank you for a lovely stay i stayed in the renovated room which was amazing! the sofa and bed were super comfy and the bathroom was amazing! the shower pressure was awesome! the decor in the room was very nice and every effort had been made to make this room very comfortable and modern! i loved it! the highlight of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This motel is right down next to the beachfront park, but it's an older building with a poor design. Most rooms are at the back (but some have views over Ada Ryan gardens) while the "seaview" rooms look across a footpath, a patch of dirt, a road, then a low wall, then the park to the sea - OK but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Fairly basic motel, with great restaurant! The ocean view room was large and comfy, if a little dated. Clean with great views, and a comfortable bed. The bathroom was clean, however it's very small and needs updating. Room air-con was the old type - wall mounted above the door - and fairly noisy, however it did the job and wasn't... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A basic hotel, quite outdated, although the bathroom has been recently upgraded. Clean and tidy with a nice view of the Whyalla foreshore. The owner was nice and did his best to ensure that my partner's breakfast request for crispy bacon was proper crispy (which it was!). If only the room had a spa! Would stay there again, though probably... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Good comfy room and bed. Friendly staff. Has a restaurant and bar if you dont want to venture back into the main street. Would be awesome in summer as its right on the beach. Hint - if you have antennas on your 4wd that might interfere with the 2.7m clearance at reception.. Duck through the carpark on the beach side... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Probably the best location in Whyalla, overlooking the sea and only 5 mins walk to shops. Our garden room was a good size, clean and functional. The bathroom is small and could do with updating. The main door fitted where it touched, which wasn't in many places. A small continental breakfast is included and all staff were friendly and efficient.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

Unaccustomed as I am to staying in motels, a breakdown in our motorhome landed us in the Foreshore Motel. What a pleasant surprise. The recently renovated sea view rooms were a delight. Clean, refreshed daily and a shower that pins you to the wall. Add the fabulous Waters Edge restaurant and Ben and Bev have Whyalla sown up. Congratulations.

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Sydney, Australia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We arrived after checking out of our previous accomodations due to how poor they were compared to the website. The guys here couldn't have been better. the Hotel is a little dated, but the staff are great and they could not have been more helpful. If I am ever back in Whyalla I will definately be staying there.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I have stayed there five time for business throughout this year. Each time the staff (groundsperson,housekeepers, restaurant, office and admin) are exceptionally friendly, courteous and accommodating of guests needs. the beds are comfy.Rooms exceptionally clean and maintained. All have recently had a makeover of new linen, soft mattress underlays, bedcovers making beds even more cosy. There are some newly renovated... More 

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