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“Only if your starving” 1 of 5 stars
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1 Orr Street, Queenstown, Tasmania 7476, Australia   |  
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Ranked #3 of 5 Queenstown B&B and Inns
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“Only if your starving”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

The Mt Lyell Motor Inn and Restaurant. Fortunately we only ate here because my guess is that the accommodation is just as bad as the restaurant.

Once we realized that in order to eat here all conversation was going to be punctuated by the noise from the slot machines we were probably 50% of the way to realizing that this is an establishment we were eating at out of a desperate need to survive rather than a culinary experience.

The ‘Prawn in Garlic Sauce’ at least had prawns but clearly the kitchen had run out of garlic. Once again I was reminded that Chefs and in the case of this establishment I use this term in the loosest possible way have a very mixed understanding of the term ‘Rare’ when applied to steak, my previously well butchered piece of beef found reincarnation as an indication that the Chef would have been better employed at the local crematorium.

Probably better to be smug not eat here and claim that your on a diet

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Mt_Lyell-0364171888, Front Office Manager at Mt Lyell Motor Inn, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Sorry for your dining experience, we obviously got it very wrong. But on the bright side things do change and you might see from later reviews we are attracting praise for the meals.
Please come back and let us make it up to you.
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2011

We stayed one night on our way from Hobart to Cradle Mountain, via the bottom end of the National Park at Lake St Clair. We knew it was just a place to sleep and that Queenstown was not going to be an attractive place as a declining mining town, but our experience was so bad, for the 1st time ever we wanted to post a review and warn others off. The place is in a 1970's time warp (and that's probably being generous). It smelt foisty and grubby. The bed linen was probably clean but very old. We could not bring ourselves to use the shower as the room smelt damp and dirty and the towels looked so elderly. The place recently changed hands so we asked the owner what his plans were for the place, assuming he'd say he wanted to do a complete make-over but he said he was quite happy with it as it was as it made enough money for him and the guests seemed happy - we seriously doubt that is the case and we are not sure how he knew this as there were no feedback forms to complete.

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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Mt_Lyell-0364171888, Front Office Manager at Mt Lyell Motor Inn, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
We're sorry for your experience. Not sure why anyone would have said that the new owners were happy with the quality of paint, linen etc, they weren't and there's been many changes. We're still a mining town and the time-warp comment will remain applicable (but we're a little proud of that).
Please come back and see the changes.
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Additional Information about Mt Lyell Motor Inn

Address: 1 Orr Street, Queenstown, Tasmania 7476, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Queenstown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
true country hospitality, fantastic food (ours is the restaurant the locals come to), great rooms and very fair pricing in the capital of the West Coast ... more   less 
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Mt Lyell Motor Inn Queenstown, Tasmania

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