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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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Camden, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent two nights at the Foreshore Motor Inn on a business trip recently. Although dated, the rooms are tidy and beds comfortable and the bathroom had recently been renewed. The excellent food, outlook and friendly staff more than compensate for the older rooms. Would definitely recommend staying here, worth taking some time out to go for a walk along the... More 

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Ben V, Owner at Whyalla Foreshore Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thanks Steven for the great review , renovations have begun so exciting times ahead More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very comfortable place to rest, in a superb location by the seafront. With a wonderful hotel restaurant on the doorstep, there is however no need to explore further unless you want to! I stayed for a night prior to an interview. The atmosphere was perfect for both working and relaxing. Ben was an excellent host, friendly and accommodating -... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We had one of the newly renovated rooms, which was well equipped and had a great view of the sea. The breakfasts are good, with cooked options, but it can take some time to locate everything you need, especially the coffee which was in a far corner of the room. Highly recommend the evening meals. There is an excellent museum... More 

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Ben V, Owner at Whyalla Foreshore Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind review , so glad you found the coffee More 

Adelaide, Australia
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22 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We stayed overnight on the way to Pt Lincoln. The location is fantastic and the owners are slowly renovating. We had an older room but the bed and linen had been replaced and we had a great sleep. Still had a 1970's bathroom but have to say the motel was very clean and it was a good stopover ! A... More 

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Ben V, Owner at Whyalla Foreshore Motor Inn, responded to this review

Yes it will be great when renovations are completed They did eventually build rome Full Renovations begin in February , can't wait More 

Shepparton, Australia
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13 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

A ageing motel in a very good location, that is well maintained. The views from the ocean facing rooms are well worth specifying. We were mystified as to why the double story section of the motel didn't face that direction. The restaurant is very good for dinner although breakfast was a little limited and disappointing. Overall a good place to... More 

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Ben V, Owner at Whyalla Foreshore Motor Inn, responded to this review

You think your mystified , we bought the place All rooms will be getting a facelift over time as we commence renovations in February More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Wonderful accommodation especially when it is coupled with the best restaurant in Whyalla - The Water's Edge. Great accommodation with lovely cool sea breezes in the afternoon and evening and located in the best spot in Whyalla on the foreshore. Ben and Bev are brilliant hosts and the friendly atmosphere is like being a guest in a friend's home. A... More 

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Ben V, Owner at Whyalla Foreshore Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thanks d'Arcy , So glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us We try and treat our guests like family and are overjoyed at your kind words More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

The rooms we got were closer to the entrance (I think they might be the renovated ones). The beds were big and comfortable and the rooms were equally big. More than spacious enough for all our luggage. The motel itself is right in front of the beach so its especially good for these summer months ; more time and chances... More 

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Ben V, Owner at Whyalla Foreshore Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words , from memory I was pretty funny during your stay but you guys kept laughing which was kind of encouraging. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to the next time. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I last stayed in this motel 40 years ago for a few months when working in Whyalla so we decided to re-visit whilst in the area. My first impression was that it had not changed in all those years. The building is standard motel layout with a central car park / courtyard and with the room doors opening directly into... More 

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Ben V, Owner at Whyalla Foreshore Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thanks Stuart for taking the time to review our venue , we are very fortunate to have an excellent location and we commence renovations soon on all rooms which should leave no alternative but to stay ion the nicest rooms in town , with the best food and best location in the area. Yes breakfast does include coffee but to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

I'll keep it short and sweet. Rooms are terribly dated. The bathroom is grimey and smells of mould. The carpets are worn and smell musty. The air-conditioning blows warm air. Seriously not worth the $130- 150 bracket. Spend some money renovating please to carry this business forward.

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Ben V, Owner at Whyalla Foreshore Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thanks Vinnie for your review Yes some of the rooms are dated and we are very aware of that However this is not the case for all of our rooms We have reached an agreement with the landlords to commence full renovations on all rooms which begins in February , something we have been eager to do since we first... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

located at foreshore with surrounding parks and walkways. Sandy beach where one can go for a walk or run. In the late afternoon beautiful sunset with the Flinders Ranges in the background. An experience of the outback without breaking a sweat. Restaurant has good service with friendly staff and view.The meals are very very generous. Almost American style-had medium done... More 

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Ben V, Owner at Whyalla Foreshore Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thanks Richard for your kind words , we are very spoilt with our location and appreciate you taking the time to let everyone know. Looking forward to seeing you on your next visit. More 

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