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“Outback pub experience so don't expect the Ritz..” 3 of 5 stars
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Blinman Hotel
Main Road | Blinman, Blinman, Flinders Ranges National Park, South Australia, Australia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Blinman B&B and Inns
Adelaide
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“Outback pub experience so don't expect the Ritz..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012 via mobile

Recently stayed 1 night in the pub rooms. Don't expect to much bang for your buck. My bath towel should have been thrown out a long time ago.. Dinner at the pub was just OK.. And breakfast.. I didn't like room temp milk and long life juices.. But alas the beer was cold :-) local scenery Fantastic...

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Dropped into the Blinman Hotel twice for lunch, Prices were reasonable and serves generous. I can recommend the Blinman burger. They have James Squires 150 lashes on tap. Thanks to Lindsay for the quick and friendly service.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, South Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We stayed a couple of nights here - it's a friendly place with OK rooms (nothing special, but prices are reasonable for out here). The bar is a good place to be and the food is very well priced and suprisingly good. Friday nights for pizza is a hoot.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

We spent two memorable nights at the Blinman Hotel. The pluses: spacious, generally well-equipped rooms; good food (though not fine dining); hospitable, friendly staff; and, most of all, the opportunity to sit in front of the fire and yarn for hours over a glass or two with the locals, as well as other visitors. The minuses: yes, the towels are threadbare (apparently, it's the fault of the laundry service, but they really need to fix this); $15 an hour for wi-fi is very steep (though that was blamed on the expense of providing it in such a remote area); and the extra $10 for a mediocre breakfast (instant coffee!). However, for all that, I'd go back there again . As another reviewer has said, they do a good job in a very remote area; in the outback you have to roll with the punches. And what a beautiful area it is -- absolutely stunning We went on an all-day four-wheel drive excursion to Chambers Gorge with Sally Henery whose family owns the nearby Alpana Station (www.alpanastation.com). Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

$155 for a double room. Threadbare towels, sheets with holes, plus the 'resident' mouse. Mouldy shower and no exhaust fan in bathroom which came with inbuilt unpleasant odour. Mud wasp nest on the curtains. Wasn't advised that a booking was required the night before for breakfast so a nice breakfast was had at the general store, thanks guys. General store also has self contained accommodation which we will use on our next trip to the beautiful Flinders.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

We finally arrived in Blinman for morning coffee & found the local pub had the best coffee ever! The town is very interesting as it used to be a thriving mining town with a population of 1500 but today there are only 22.

The town began with the discovery of copper in 1859 and commencement of mining in 1862. The Blinman Mine is today a popular visitor attraction & there are tours available at the mining tin shed. The 4WD’s lined up against the Blinman Hotel made a fabulous opportunity for a great shot of an Australian Outback scene.

After our little coffee break we head towards Parachilna for lunch but after seeing all the 4WD’s let’s hope not everyone has the same idea about lunch.

We didn't stay here as we used Rawnsley Park Station as our base for exploring the Flinders Ranges & they have amazing luxury villas if one wants to spoil themselves.

Blinman makes a perfect stop for lunch or coffee if heading to Parachilna.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gisborne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

What more could you want, a bed, food in your belly, a beer and a beautiful view. To see the Flinders is a must do and this is a great place for a night or 2 stop. The staff do a good job with the resources they have, they are hours away from towns etc and they do a fab job to keep it all going!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Main Road | Blinman, Blinman, Flinders Ranges National Park, South Australia, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Flinders Ranges > Flinders Ranges National Park > Blinman
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Blinman

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