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Alice Motor Inn
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Alice Springs
Reviewed April 5, 2013

good place to start or end your uluru trip.
the encounter was incredibly nice and you feel very welcome from the first second.
and after a short orientation you realize that location is also great and not far from city center, at all.
i got even upgraded to a family room. certainly great value, however, it is run-down to some degree and could use a make-over... still clean!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

In terms of price this place was cheaper than other similar in the Northern Teritory and for your money you get a clear room and Wifi. Simple breakfast of coffee / tea and toast and cereal in the communal kitchen is also included. The staff is very friendly and provided lot of tips on what to do in the neighbourhood (including wild wallabies' feeding place, thanks!)

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

We recently returned from a five nite stay at Alice Springs Motor Inn. The motel is nothing fancy but is well kept and great value for a place to stay while checking out central Australia. Gee, the manager, is very available and responsive to your needs. He will recommend things to do, places to eat, etc. and will get right on the phone and set it up for you. Tours, shuttle to the airport, everything was smooth as could be. Pool area is clean and well cared as well as the barbecue area. Coded security gate to ensure safety. I would stay again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We stayed only two nights in Alice Springs and were very happy we had booked Alice Motor Inn. Gee, the manager was very helpful and friendly with good recommendations for dinner and places to shop. When we wondered if the Didgeridoo show was running, he was quick to call and find out for us. Also, he checked with Emu Run Tours to verify they would pick us up in the morning. He really did look after us. The room was clean and well outfitted with everything you'd need, including good air conditioning and a ceiling fan. I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel - we loved it and we loved Alice Springs!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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AliceMotorInn, General Manager at Alice Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2013

Dear chrisKelowna_BC
Thanks for your wonderful review of our motel and glad you enjoyed your stay. I am very happy that I could assist you in enjoying the lovely outback and having a great time. I am allso grateful for your appreciation for my my services.It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us and I am thrilled that top contributors like you have identified the concept of value for money. We find most of our guests appreciate our fair prices, enjoy our service and little things like free breakfast and internet are a few added advantages we offer to the delight of our guests.
I look forward to another visit from you in the future and wish you safe travels as well.
Regards
Gee
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

After coming from the price gouging Ayers Rock, we were very impressed with the facilities and tidiness of the motel for the price. It was a little aged but everything we needed was there and the manager was extremely helpful and recommended a fantastic Italian restaurant for dinner. The kitchen was small but tidy with cereal and toast available along with tea and coffee. You would probably want a car to get around but you could walk to the shops easily if you were up for it in the heat - we weren't!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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AliceMotorInn, General Manager at Alice Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2013

Kia Ora Pohutukawa_Girl
Thanks for your review and appreciation for Alice Motor Inn. It was a pleasure having you stay with us. We are a 15 minute walk from town and at timess it gets quite warm and guests (especially the ones coming from cooler countries) find the Central Australian heat quite challenging. It is actually quite a good idea to hire a car in Alice Springs as that works out quite cheap and you can see all the wonderful places in and around Alice Springs.
Glad that you enjoyed the facilities and agree with our concept of value for money for our guests. We are also thrilled that you found the motel clean and comfortable. I am also grateful for your appreciation for my suggestion and I always try to ensure my guests have the best time and enjoy Alice Springs as it a wonderful place.
Please feel free to contact me for any queries and we look forward to another visit from you in the future.
Regards
Gee Rekhy
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Been staying at Alice motor inn regularly for work, and have found it very good. Its an older motel but the price reflects that. Communal kitchen is well stocked and very clean, pool area is imaculate, and includes a well set up BBQ area. Coded gates are shut at night which makes it well secured.
Overall a great budget hotel, great manager who with his family makes you feel at home here when you cant be with your own family.
I will in the future stay here when im travelling through Alice. Thanks Alice motor inn.

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AliceMotorInn, General Manager at Alice Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2013

Dear Shotgun283

Thanks for your kind review for Alice Motor Inn. It is a great honour when our esteemed guests who vist and stay with us regularly are happy with the facillities and service. It is a great pleasure having you stay here whenever you are in town. We look forward to your continued patronage and appreciate your time you have taken to post the review. Looking forward to your next visit.
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

As is said in a number of reviews the rooms are a little past their very best.
However the welcome from the Manager, the cleanliness, the facilities and the whole experience was First Rate. Absolutely 5*.
All the facilities were there - air con, bath and shower, cooker, microwave, kettle, coffee and tea, toiletries, free wi-fi access. And all for a real bargain rate.
Included in the basic room rate there was even included a continental breakfast available from 4am until 10am! Prepare i for yourself and wash up afterwards in the kitchen where there is even a free internet enabled computer.
I had a scrambled egg on toast one morning and a boiled egg with soldiers the next! And the eggs are from the chooks which are looked after by the Manager and his family.
The Manager has the time of day to make a big effort to make sure his guests receive not just the warm welcome, but well thought through advice tailored to their specific interests. He is proud of Alice and its attractions and is enthusiastic in his recommendations
I have never had such personal and kind attention from any other hotel and thanks again for an unforgettable experience.

Room Tip: If you are lucky you might be upgraded to a Family Room for the Deluxe Rate, but even if they cannot...
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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AliceMotorInn, General Manager at Alice Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2013

Dear CS2012-01

Thank you very much for your kind review. We feel very honoured when a senior contributor and experienced traveller like you not only appreciates our services and property but also highly recommends our place. We are a little motel and ensure our services offered are of the highest standards and we are aware that guests travel from all over the world to experience the magnificient Australian outback. We have gained valuable experience by interacting with our esteemed guests and our knowledge has constantly increased thanks to our guests and their experiences. Alice Springss is a very special city and we are very proud of its character. We get a great sense of satisfaction when we see our guests enjoy the experience.
Thanks for appreciating our breakfast and I am happy that you liked my service and suggestions. We look forward to another visit from you in the future and wish you safe travels.
Regards
Gaurav (Gee) Rekhy
Manager
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Additional Information about Alice Motor Inn

Address: 27 Undoolya Rd, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Alice Springs
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Alice Springs
Price Range: $63 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Alice Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alice Motor Inn - Quality budget en-suite motel rooms with great pool and barbecue area overlooking the rugged MacDonnell Mountain Ranges. Home style comfort, aircon and fan. Airport shuttle and town bus stop out front. Reception has the best tours to Uluru. 600 metres to the Town Mall; 400 metres to a supermarket/liquor store; Italian, Indian, Thai, & Chinese restaurants/takeout plus fish & chips. Free wireless internet. ... more   less 
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