After a drive of 600 kilometres towing a caravan in 40 degree heat, my partner suggested that we get a motel room with an air conditioner. I hesitated but after such a long & exhausting drive and the the prospect of spending another night in our non air conditioned van I suggested she enquire at the reception to see if they would have somewhere to park our caravan. My partner returned telling me that this was no problem. Of course it wasn't when I found out later that the cost for the room was $165/ night.
The room is smaller than the hot caravan that we vacated so it works out to be a pretty expensive cost to enjoy air conditioning for 1 night. This area caters to the mining industry so the big wages allegedly being paid to the workers obviously has a follow on effect, not only for the room price but the prices being charged in their 'restaurant.' I would actually hazard a guess that the bills are being paid by the mining companies which would explain the blatent rip off being perpetrated here. For the unwary, tired traveller, this motel, which seems like an oasis in the desert, is more akin to a den of thieves waiting in the shadows to hijack your wallet. This is Halls Creek for goodness sake, yet I didnt see any Aboriginal workers being employed. Like another reviewer I did see plenty of foreign workers though, performing the cleaning tasks.
Shame on you Best Western!!
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