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Port Lincoln Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Lincoln Highway, Port Lincoln, South Australia 5606, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Port Lincoln
Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Superb stay.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We stayed here for two nights in a 6th floor ocean view room. Everything was outstanding. We arrived early and, not unexpectedly, the room was not ready. Reception phoned us when the room was ready. The room was spacious and well appointed. All staff were friendly and helpful. We had an excellent dinner in Sarin's with great service. Breakfast was also good. The hotel is nicely situated for walking access to facilities in the town and a great base for more extensive touring. There is some wonderful scenery very close to the town.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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portlincolnhotel, Public Relations Manager at Port Lincoln Hotel, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Dear DCM51,

Thank you for coming to stay with us here at the Port Lincoln Hotel and sharing your experience with everyone on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to hear that you and your partner had such an enjoyable time.

We often experience guests arriving early and our housekeeping team do their best to make sure we have rooms ready as soon as possible for early check ins.

The staff across the entire hotel are an asset to us and I am very pleased you enjoyed your dining experiences in Sarin's.

We offer guests tourist information on booking or check in, promoting all the things you can see and do in Port Lincoln and beyond. There is wonderful scenery as you said, so please tell your friends and come back to visit again soon.

Best wishes and safe travels,
Diana Williams
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boca Raton, Florida
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We stayed 2 nights as part of the Calypso Star Shark Dive Package. The room was nice, the staff was very helpful and the in house restaurant was reasonably priced and offered a good menu. I would recommend staying here if your going on the shark dive.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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portlincolnhotel, Public Relations Manager at Port Lincoln Hotel, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Dear Rob R,

Thank you for writing about your recent shark cage dive package with us at the Port Lincoln Hotel. I am so happy to read that you enjoyed your shar dive - isn't it amazing to do? They have been seeing seven or eight sharks at the moment, so we are lucky to have happy guests returning from their big day out on the ocean.

We take pride in the way our staff present themselves, help guests and strive to provide an experience for every guest, so thank you again for your feedback.

Best wishes, hope to see you back here again with a group of friends who are inspired after seeing your photos and hearing about your shark cage dive adventure!

Diana Williams
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canberra
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We visited Port Lincoln to sample the famed local seafood and to enjoy a short break at a seaside location. Had 3 enjoyable nights at this hotel in an ocean view room. The ocean view rooms are worth the extra money. It was great to wake up to panoramic views of Boston Bay. But a word of caution if you are not fussed about the view then perhaps a room on the other side of the hotel might be better. The downside of the ocean view rooms is that you might be woken by noise from patrons leaving the night club downstairs. We were woken Fri and Sat nights at 2-3am. If only the hotel could do more to manage the noise of patrons leaving then the hotel would almost be perfect.
Sarins Restaurant in the hotel was great and good value for money. The Seafood Platter was a highlight. The staff were very attentive and informative as to the dishes on offer .

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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portlincolnhotel, Public Relations Manager at Port Lincoln Hotel, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Dear Raider 1 Canberra,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Port Lincoln Hotel on Trip Advisor.

I am pleased to hear that you stayed in an ocean view balcony room for three nights, enjoyed our hospitality and dined in Sarin's to enoy our signature dish of the Seafood Platter. It is filled with a selection of Eyre Peninsula seafood and we are proud to promote the local produce on our menu.

Thank you for your feedback in regards to the noise coming from Sharky's Bar. It is an area of constant concern for us managing patrons leaving our premises when the bar/nightclub closes and ensuring our guests in hotel rooms have a comfortable and pleasant stay. We do our best with staff, managers and security guards all present to safely and responsibly move groups of people away from outside the hotel at the end of the evening, to avoid the noise carrying. At times, the noise level is hard for us to control, so I do apologise that you were invonvenienced during your stay.

I hope you will join us again in Port Lincoln when you next visit. Please let me know if you are returning so we can try and secure an ocean view room that looks up the Northern coast and is the opposite end to the bar. We try to advise guests on booking and check in that there may be some noise, so again, I am sorry this dampened your stay.

Thank you agian for the feedback, I will be delighted to pass on your comments to the kitchen staff in regards to your dining experience.

Best wishes,
Diana Williams
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Cranebrook NSW Australia
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16 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights. The Hotel is perfectly situated overlooking Boston Bay. We booked an Ocean view Balcony Room which was spotlessly clean and quite large in size. The breakfast in the restaurant was reasonably priced and enjoyable. Check In and Check Out were easy.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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portlincolnhotel, Public Relations Manager at Port Lincoln Hotel, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Dear Terry,

Thank you for your Trip Advisor review after you recent stay with us at the Port Lincoln Hotel.

We are perfectly situated over looking Boston Bay - with suites and balcony rooms enjoying ocean views.

We take pride in the cleanliness of the rooms and our facilities, so thank you for commenting on this. Our reservations team try at all times to make check in and out easy, so I am glad to read this added to your positive experience with us.

I look forward to welcoming you back to the Port Lincoln Hotel again soon,
Best wishes,
Diana Williams
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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Stayed at this location for one night after reading some good reports On trip advisor . the rooms are extremely clean it's a good location and the bed was comfortable and the bathroom clean tidy with a large shower. The restaurant is conveniently located on the ground floor but found that the food was a little expensive apart from that the hotel is very good for business and very conveniently located and would recommend this to business travellers.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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portlincolnhotel, Public Relations Manager at Port Lincoln Hotel, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Dear Geoff,

Thank you for your Trip Advisor Review after your recent stay at The Port Lincoln Hotel.

The cleanliness of our rooms, comfortable beds and the location overlooking Boston Bay certainly add to the visitor experience and we often receive regular, positive feedback in relation to these things.

Our dining options include an A-la-carte restaurant as well as a casual area, with slighly reduced prices -but I thank you for the feedback.

I hope we can welcome you again to the Port Lincoln Hotel,
Best wishes,
Diana Williams
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Adelaide, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

This is my third stay for business and once again the quality and standard were top notch. Check in & check out were very quick & hassle free.I was upgraded to a suite on the top floor and the view out across the bay was outstanding. Room was very clean and had a good size bathroom. The only criticisim was the water pressure in the shower was a bit on the low side , other than that everything was first class. For those looking to do various activities whilst in Pt Lincoln such as shark diving or swimming with the tuna the hotel can arrange all of this for you. As I said in a previous review "The best hotel in Pt Lincoln by a mile".

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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portlincolnhotel, Public Relations Manager at Port Lincoln Hotel, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
Dear Race D,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Port Lincoln Hotel on Trip Advisor. I wish the reviews came through immediately, so I could thank you straight away - but now this is posted, I am able to formally thank you.

Feedback from guests is so important to maintaining the high standards you mention. We are proud of the hotel facilities, as well as the staff who strive to exceed guest expectations at all times. We often receive feedback from visitors that they did not expect such a quality venue given our regional location. With well appointed spacious rooms, outstanding views of the ocean and world class local produce, we are proud to exceed standards set not only by other hotels, but that of our city counterparts.

I appreciate your feedback about the water pressure in the showers and we are constantly looking at ways to maintain guests satisfaction, while still playing our role in important sustainability and environmental practices.

Thank you again for your comments. The staff appreciate being recognised for their hard work, as well as identifying areas for improvement. We hope to welcome you back to the Port Lincoln Hotel again soon.

Best wishes,
Diana Williams
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Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

This hotel is 5 star which is hard to come by in a regional area. Large lobby area. Quite fancy. A fantastic restaurant and 2 bars on the premises. Waterfront location. We stayed in an oceanfront balcony room. Marvellous view. There is a lovely outdoor pool but it was too cold to swim. My daughter and I really enjoyed ourselves during our stay. We would recommend this hotel to all Port Lincoln visitors.

Room Tip: Choose oceanfront rooms to avoid the weekend noise. Dine at Sarins restaurant.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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portlincolnhotel, Public Relations Manager at Port Lincoln Hotel, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
Dear MigrationAgt,

Thank you for coming to stay here with us at the Port Lincoln Hotel with your daughter. I am delighted to read you were pleasantly surprised with the hotel. We strive to provide 'city standard' facilities and service, but with the bonus of regional tranquility, ocean views and outstanding local produce.

We often have guests comment with shock on the entrance foyer! It is very large and certainly impressive for a regional hotel. The view from the rooms is also quite spectacular and I hope you are both able to come back and enoy a few more nights in the future.

Sarin's and Sharky's Bar offer delicious food and a comfortable environment for our guests, so I am glad you enjoyed your meals. I will pass this on to the kitchen and restaurant staff, as I will your other comments to each department.

Thank you again for your review. It's a great part of my job to be able to pass on feedback to staff as recognition of their hard work.

Best wishes,
Diana Williams
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Address: 1 Lincoln Highway, Port Lincoln, South Australia 5606, Australia
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Location: Australia > South Australia > Port Lincoln
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Port Lincoln
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Port Lincoln Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 111
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Port Lincoln Hotel overlooks Boston Bay with 111 rooms comprising of luxury and deluxe spa suites, ocean view balcony or town view rooms. Opened officially in December 2007, the hotel has a modern and spacious design, comprising of large public bar, bistro area and Sarin's restaurant that features locally produced seafood and non-seafood options.Perfect for families, leisure guests or corporate travellers - the Port Lincoln Hotel offers modern function facilities and dining options to suit. We also have tailored itinerary suggestions so our visitors can explore the Eyre Peninsula and enjoy land or water based tourist actitives during their holiday. ... more   less 
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