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Beagle Motor Inn
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Katherine
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
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“Unforgettable service and hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

The Beagle Motor Inn offered us warm hospitality, exceptional service and very comfortable accommodation.
We stayed in a King Room with the breakfast package. The room was modern, spacious and clean, the beds were very comfortable. The on-site laundry facilities were spotless and fully functioning.
The motel has a restaurant which served lovely home-style breakfast and dinner. It was great to have our meals sorted, in a town with limited dining options, to free up more time for us to explore this beautiful region. They were also able to cater for my vegetarian diet.
The property is located a few streets from the town centre on Stuart Hwy, so it was convenient yet quiet. We stayed for 3 nights, and visited Katherine Gorge (0.5 hr drive), Edith Falls (0.5 hr) and Mataranka Hot Springs (1 hr).
The managers, Joanne and Sam, were brilliant hosts. Prompt and responsive with our email enquiries and booking, they also assisted with our Katherine Gorge activities planning. Also, when a little mishap resulted in a visit to the local hospital, they packed our lovely dinner into a takeaway bag so we could enjoy the meal off-site . We can't wait to stay with them again when we're next in the region.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lordmike14
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Joanne W, Manager at Beagle Motor Inn, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Hi Lordmike14,

Thank you so much for posting your experiences and views on your recent stay with us.
We really enjoyed both of your company and we hope to see you up in Katherine again.

It was great for you to share with others the local attractions that you visited and the distances from the motel.
Our home-style cooking is quite popular and it was absolutely no trouble to assist you with your Gorge Tours or with your special meal requirements.
Most importantly, we hope you have recovered fully from you little mishap and that all is well.

Take care and best wishes,
Joanne and Sam.
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

We had just spent 5 nights in a (supposed) 5 star in Darwin and it was hideous - we come to the Beagle Motor Inn and not only was the service better, but many aspects of this extremely clean and comfortable 3 star were too. I didn't realise how bad the pillows were in the other place until I laid my head down at The Beagle and the newly renovated shower was divine. Great size rooms, flat screen tv and truly comfortable bed.

We turned up early and rooms were instantly juggled to ensure we could book in - wow. I was just letting them know that we would be back late that evening but nothing was too much trouble for Jo. She ensured we had keys and could store our luggage before we trotted off to the gorge.

The breakfast was ample, well cooked and tasty - staff were friendly. Incredible value for money.

Thanks for a very restful night.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Joanne W, Manager at Beagle Motor Inn, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Dear Meowclops,

Thank you kindly for sending in your comments and thoughts. It is great to hear that you had a great stay with us.
As part of our continual improvement strategy, we have recently purchased new pillows for all of the rooms and they are very comfortable.
We do try to accommodate early and late arrivals and departures as best we can for our guests such as yourself. Sometimes it is just a simple matter of taking the time to move our reservations around. We can't always do it but we can always see what we can do. Thank you for noticing that.

Many thanks again for staying with us and we wish you happy travels in the future.

Kind Regards,
Joanne and Sam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

The Beagle is an old-school courtyard motel, with parking in front of each except those blocked by pool. Pool was clean for winter and water temperature not bad after traveling in hot weather all day. Rooms a taken up mostly with the king size bed (a luxury) not leaving much maneuvering room or luggage storage. We managed. The overhead fluorescent lights are a bit harsh, but fortunately already on the manager's list for upgrade.

From the parking lot, we watched the very cool exodus of 1000s of flying foxes heading out for a night of foraging nectar and fruit.

The breakfast was excellent to the point that I wonder if they can sustain the effort. 5 of us had eggs, bacon and toast, and 6th had cereal, yogurt and fresh cut fruit. Excellent.

The place is up and coming. Keep the manager!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank rogerbowman
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Joanne W, Manager at Beagle Motor Inn, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Dear rogerbowman,

Thank you for staying with us and for posting your thoughts and comments on Trip Advisor.
It is great to hear that you enjoyed the breakfast which is always cooked to order. It was no trouble to prepare the fruit for one of the ladies in your travelling party as we do try as best we can to accommodate different requests and dietary needs. Although we have a very simple and basic restaurant, we try. Thank you for noticing.

We are continually improving all areas of the motel and we have recently installed some softer down lights in some rooms. As our budget allows, we will continue to work on the ambiance of the rooms.

We chuckled at your comment "Keep the manager!". We have a great team and our property wouldn't be anything if it wasn't for all our staff. We are also very fortunate to have wonderful owners who are a huge support and with this whole combined team, we can keep improving this beautiful little motel.

We certainly hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Australia and wish you safe future travels.

Kind Regards,
Joanne and Sam.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

The Beagle treated me like part of their family and served a huge breakfast. It is a great place to stay in Katherine. Yes, the rooms are dated but they are comfortable and provide a good night's rest.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank JohnnyBfromFlorida
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Joanne W, Manager at Beagle Motor Inn, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Dear JohnnyBfromFlorida,

Thank you for staying with us recently and for posting your comments.
Our breakfast is definitely a big hit and a great start to the day when you are travelling.
We really hope you continue to enjoy your "Australian Experience" and we wish you happy travels.

Kind Regards,
Joanne and Sam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

This surprise great find is sure to keep improving, as the new owners and new managers seem to be on the ball. It is a typically un-aesthetic motor inn, with painted concrete block walls and plastic furniture etc. However it is exceptionally clean, despite the old fittings.
Our bathroom was huge, and shampoo and soap were provided. The room also, was spacious.
The complementary breakfast was great, with supplies of cereal, toast, juice, tea,filtered coffee, and bacon and eggs cooked for you immediately on your arrival to the table!
The managers were very helpful and friendly.
With a pool, and set a few blocks back from the main crazy drag of Katherine, this is a great, quiet stay with all the simple things you need, at a good price.

Note to owners: may I suggest a table lamp or standing lamp in the room for a bit of ambient lighting, maybe get the fan in the bathroom running a bit more quietly, installing a small fence between the lawn and the car park to stop kids and cars colliding, and a REAL coffee machine?
Look forward to staying next time.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Joanne W, Manager at Beagle Motor Inn, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Dear Monkerai,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Motel and for making some suggestions.
As you noticed, we are continually improving things in all areas as best we can within time and budget limits.
We are fortunate to have owners who are very supportive and active in reinvesting in their property which is really essential with this type of business. We are very grateful for this.
We have taken your comments regarding lamps, the fan, fencing and coffee and we will be discussing this in our next meeting.

Thank you once again and we wish you well in your future travels.

Kind Regards,
Joanne and Sam
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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

We had a pleasant stay at the Beagle Motor Inn, staff were friendly and helpful. The room was clean and bed was very comfortable and good value for money. I would highly recommend the Beagle if you are staying in Katherine. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank fifiandgigi
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Joanne W, Manager at Beagle Motor Inn, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Dear fifiandgigi,

Thank you very much for posting a comment online. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you thought your experience was good value for money.

We hope you continue to enjoy your trip and we wish you well for the future.

Kind Regards,
Joanne and Sam.
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

My wife & I just had 3 weeks away mostly in the NT. Stopped at the Beagle and very pleasant stay. Friendly greating by manager Jo and later her husband Sam. Room was very clean, well presented and very comfortable. Had dinner & breakfast and food was good portion, very tasty and value for money. Jo & Sam did the rounds and offered some advice about local attractions - very friendly and helpful but not intrusive or pushy. Been home now a week and can say of the 6 cabins and 4 motels we stayed in, this was by far the best of the lot. Well done and look forward to dropping in again in the future.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ian S
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Joanne W, Manager at Beagle Motor Inn, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Dear IanS,

Thank you for staying with us recently and for taking the time to post your thoughts on Trip Advisor.
It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our "home-style" cooking which is very popular with our guests and especially after a long day travelling.
Sam and I have only just been able to visit a couple of the local attractions in the area as we have been so busy working on improving this wonderful motel.
We love to share what we have done with the hope that it may help visitors to explore these wonderful places.
It is great to hear that our motel rated well in comparison to others on your trip.

Thank you again, safe travels and we hope to see you again if you are visiting Katherine.

Kind Regards,
Joanne and Sam
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Property: Beagle Motor Inn
Address: 2 Fourth St, Katherine, Northern Territory 0851, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Katherine
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Katherine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Beagle Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
320 km south of Darwin The Beagle Motor Inn is the perfect Katherine motel accommodation for your next trip to this picturesque region of the Northern Territory and Kakadu National Park. We are a short 500m stroll from the centre of town yet remain in a quiet spot set amongst the gardens with a pool and spa. Whether you are touring to visit the magical Nitmiluk Gorge or for work purposes we have the solutions for you. We have a mix of 39 units starting with Deluxe Double rooms with KING size beds. Need to share? How about a twin room with a Queen and King Single bed, or for a family of up to 6 – the Family Room. Hard working tradie? There is a clean, comfortable and affordable option for you ... more   less 
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