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“Quiet and enjoyable stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of John Pirie Motor Inn

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John Pirie Motor Inn
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Port Pirie
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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524 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Quiet and enjoyable stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

This motel is a couple of kilometres out of town. The units are attractive behind their verandas lined with white wrought iron lace. Our unit is one of a pair set apart from others, and is appealing because it has windows on two sides. The main room is large with all usual features, although no microwave or even a toaster. Come on guys! The adjacent en suite has a large modern spa bath, and smart decor. I enjoyed my morning shower. There are lots of tea and coffee provisions, and nice biscuits. Plenty of soaps etc in the bathroom too. Lighting is adequate but only just: I do like bright bedside lights to read by. The rom has a ceiling fan, and also extra blankets, electric blankets and air conditioning - good for the cold nights. The motel has its own restaurant and swimming pool. We had two problems: the kettle wouldn't reboil until it cooled right down, and we couldn't get normal TV on the television set. Both resolved by the obliging staff, but a note in the motel folder would have made life easier. A quiet and enjoyable stay in a high class motel room with a couple of minor deficiencies.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Paul S
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JPMI, General Manager at John Pirie Motor Inn, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Thank you for your review. It is good to hear that you enjoyed your stay.
Our kitchenette rooms & suites are fitted with toasters & microwaves as well as other cooking appliances & are suitable for longer stays with a more defined cooking area. I'm glad to hear that our staff were able to assist you in locating the Foxtel channels on your TV.
Hope to see you again soon.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

This is a good motel with helpful staff and the best meal in town. They will also do a pretty reasonable cappachino at breakfast for a modest charge. Rooms are well heated and the bed was comfortable. The only negative was the 3 and a half percent surchage for using American Express to pay. This was an unpleaant surprise on checkout.

Room Tip: The normal rooms are warmer than the suites.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank SteveT01
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JPMI, General Manager at John Pirie Motor Inn, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. We do pass on the credit card fees for American Express & Diners Card to our guests who choose to use. We don't pass on the fee for MasterCard or Visa as these on costs are negligble. I do apologise if you were not given the oppotunity to change your payment method. Hope to see you again soon.
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Hervey Bay, Australia
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88 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

We arrived late and very tired and the staff were wonderful, gave us great room which was spotless and roomy - loved the shower water pressure. The bed was comfy and we had a room down the back with no outside noise at all. Thoroughly recommend this motel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Sue L
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Countryclubs, General Manager at John Pirie Motor Inn, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. Our 4 star rooms & suites at the rear of the property are certainly the quietest with a little bit of luxury as well. Hope to see you again. Andrew Spier, General Manager.
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Moonta, Australia
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42 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

Great service. Fantastic rooms, clean and updated . Comfortable beds, meals available. Reasonable rates for families. Great place to stay if you can handle a little road noise with trucks through the night.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Opal2011
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Countryclubs, General Manager at John Pirie Motor Inn, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again.
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sydney
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66 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

One of the best of its type in this industrial river port- easily found on the main road into town, had excellent meals in the on site restaurant , and the rooms are well furnished with a blissfully good showerhead.
I found the naked lightbulbs gave a harsh glare and at night made the room dismal. I must say decent lighting is very important to me. I also had a room with an old noisy airconditioning unit , but my colleagues had better ones; otherwise this is a fine place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank archangelosSydney
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Countryclubs, General Manager at John Pirie Motor Inn, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Thank you so much for your review. We strive to make every thing right for our guests, so we really appreciate any review. We are renovating our rooms as quickly as possible with new lighting and the air- conditioners are on definatley on the list. Regards, Andrew Spier General Manager.
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Hillside Victoria
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199 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

We stay for 3 nights & were accommodated in a Family room. It is very hard to get a good priced room for 5 but we found one here.We had a queen size bed, 2 single & a fold away. I twas a little crammed but still comfortable.
The only fault is that the rooms were only half serviced each day. I have always thought that servicing the rooms meant making the beds??
Other that this we WILL stay here again as it is the best place to stay in Port Pirie & we do go to Pirie a lot as I am from there.
Thank you for making room for us all.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank pies1990
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Countryclubs, General Manager at John Pirie Motor Inn, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Dear Guest The team at John Pirie Motor Inn are delighted that you enjoyed your recent with us and thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards Andrew Spier, General Manager
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Esperance, Western Australia, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

on enquiry the prices we the cheapest in town the rooms were great slept really well. The staff were great and this place is a well maintained place . I recommend this place if you are looking for a place to stay in pirie

Room Tip: all rooms are very cosy and comfortable
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Michelle K
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Countryclubs, General Manager at John Pirie Motor Inn, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Dear Guest Thank you for your TripAdvisor review, we really appreciate it. We hope you visit us again soon. Kind regards, Andrew Spier, General Manager.
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Property: John Pirie Motor Inn
Address: John Pirie Motor Inn 166 - 174 Warnertown Rd, Port Pirie, South Australia 5540, Australia (Formerly Comfort Inn)
Location: Australia > South Australia > Port Pirie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Port Pirie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — John Pirie Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Colonial style property conveniently located on the main road (Warnertown Road) at the entrance to Port Pirie, arriving from Adelaide. When driving from the North (Port Augusta) on Port Germien Road we are located at the other side of T intersection with Warnertown Road. Our property is well lit, secure and surrounded by gardens and palms. Free wireless connection is available to all rooms. Featuring a paved courtyard and off-street car-parking adjacent to all guest rooms. Our in-ground swimming pool is the perfect place to relax after a long drive with BBQ facilities for you to enjoy. JP's licensed restaurant is open for breakfast & dinner serving a wide range of dishes for the discerning palette and a fine selection of wines from the Clare valley and other districts. Room service available during restaurant hours. ... more   less 
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