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“Good location, basics covered”
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Dog Rock Motel
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Albany
Level 3 Contributor
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“Good location, basics covered”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Came for a business trip. So this got chosen for us. Very 70s. :-)
Fairly close to day trip to porongorups or the stirling ranges. I would recommend going to the lookout on the hill. Great views. Close to shops and supermarkets, and there is an on site restaurant, which I didn't try, but other reviews speak well of it. I couldn't find any vegetarian places close by.

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Perth
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

I stayed in one of the older rooms, it does need to have a bit of a revamp, but you certainly can't fault the cleanliness.
Staff were very helpful, location is excellent, right in the centre of town. It would have been nice if the outside porch light were a little dimmer, and I found the mattress to extremely hard.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

Our Executive room was very spacious. Although there were the tell-tale signs that the motel is older than it looks, our room had been refurbished to a very high standard, bringing it up to 21st century standards. The Lime 303 Restaurant at the motel is absolutely outstanding for dinner but it is very popular, so if you want to eat there you would be well advised to book a table when you book you motel room. The hot buffet breakfast in Lime 303 is good rather than outstanding. We found the desk staff very helpful, they gave us plenty of ideas about what to see in Albany together with detailed directions.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

I travel to Albany for work every 3 months so have stayed in a few different places. So far the Dog Rock Motel is the best I've found. It's pretty basic, but staff were nice and it is right in the centre of town.

The shower was very pitiful with no power at all, but the bed was comfortable and the room was clean.

They boast that they have the best buffet breakfast which I would definitely disagree with. I asked for freshly cooked eggs and was told that the eggs had only been cooked "about 5 mins ago". When I tried to eat them they were cold and tasted awful. Next time I would definitely pop just down the road to Dome and have my breakfast there.

Room Tip: The Executive Rooms aren't that much more expensive so I would pay the difference
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Bunbury, Australia
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Our first night in Albany was spent at the Best Western Motel & Apartments in an executive room. The following night we booked in at the Dog Rock in a deluxe room and it proved to be a much better option - although both reasonably expensive. The rooms are nice and refurbed, everything worked, good comfy bed but air con a little noisy when the compressor cuts in and out. It appeared to be a quiet location and we didn't hear any noise from the neighbours. We had a room with city views, although I wouldn't spend extra $$ for the view but certainly would for the refurb. We ate dinner in Lime 303 (see review) and had breakfast in the restaurant the following morning. Loved Breakfast! A nice selection to choose from - continental and cooked. We would stay here again.

Room Tip: Go for the refurbished rooms unless on a tight budget.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

We had a newly refurbished Deluxe room, which was spacious, very clean, modern and well equipped. The location is nice and central. The exterior is rather uninspiring, but the comfortable room was all that mattered to us. They still use old fashioned blankets. . a bit surprising. Minor complaints include thin walls, but fortunately the neighbours were well behaved. The shower hot water disappears when the neighbours use water at the same time (pressure balancing valves are not so expensive!) The aircon has a clack sound when the compressor kicks in and may keep light sleepers awake. Otherwise it was all excellent. Remember to switch the bar fridge on by the internal switch and don't assume it is on when you arrive!

Room Tip: Refurbished rooms are excellent
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Rockingham, Australia
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

i enjoyed my self at the hotel the bed was very nice to sleep in so i would go there again and also breakfast was nice at the Lime 303.It was at Albany that we stayed and it was central to where ever we wanted to go and you could just relax in your room after you had come back from where ever you had gone to,.

Room Tip: rooms on the south side are quieter.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Dog Rock Motel
Address: 303 Middleton Road, Albany, Western Australia, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Albany
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Albany
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dog Rock Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 81
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family-run business with friendly service in the heart of the city, just opposite the famous local icon, the natural granite Dog Rock. ... more   less 
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