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“A home away from home....without the housework”
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Karri Forest Motel
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Pemberton
Bunbury
1 review
“A home away from home....without the housework”
Reviewed January 3, 2011

Are you sick and tired of driving hundreds and hundreds of miles to get to you holiday destintation? Are the kids bored from the lack of activities and are you tired and irritated from their constant nagging of "are we there yet?" Well my teenager daughter and I just travelled from Bunbury and stayed at Karri Forest Motel, in Pemberton, WA. There was none of the above as the journey down provided a variety of activities for the kids from mazes and playgrounds to activities for the adults from nature scenes, wineries and art galleries.
The motel itself was like a home away from home...it provided us with an affordable place to relax and have fun around the pool yet still afford to go sightseeing around the soutwest region.
The staff were always friendly, efficient and very helpful and the restuarant was superb for those nights that you just wanted to be pampered, with local produce and wine.
I would recommend this motel to anyone and look forward to going again soon.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 2, 2011

The room service was fine however there was a hole in the blanket covered up with a tatty bed runner. There was a small terrace out the front overlooking the pool with a fence separating it from the grassed area. Access to the pool and the grassed area however was via the car park as there was no gate in the fence and a sign saying not to climb over the fence.There was a plastic table & chairs on the terrace however they were covered in spiderwebs. The award winning restaurant wasn't open and the manager was unable to tell me if and when it would be open. The spa in the swimming pool didn't work.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed December 22, 2010

I was worried already before travelling as the Trip Advisor reviews indicated that this motel was showing problems. But because many others in the area had a minimum 2-night stay requirement and we only wanted to stop over for 1 night, we took the 2-bedroom apartment.

First impression was already bad as the room door was not oiled and difficult to open. There were cobwebs at the corners of the door. On opening the door, you step straight into a small table and chairs area with the small master bed all in the same space. A small bedroom and bathroom toilet are further in.

We knew this was no 5-star hotel but to our horror, later that evening, we saw a few black BUGS crawling out from the bed and the chairs!!! We ended up moving most of our luggage back into the car and sprayed all the beds with our insect repellent before attempting to catch a quick sleep. We had no problems waking the kids up the next morning and we checked out real early!!! Certainly the worst hotel in the 5 we stayed in during our 10-day trip to South-west Australia.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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Perth, Australia
1 review
Reviewed December 13, 2010

recently stayed here with a few friends location was great the hotel itself is nice and stylishly furnished , rooms were nice and well equiped bathrooms i found to be clean and very modern the service was a100% could not have asked for better the pool area was great and lovley area to just chill and relax by the staff very friendly and willing to help with all our needs. food was nicely presented and the choices were fab all round excellent value for money and we will definatley be returning there for another vist thanx a gain guys for making our vist a truely wonderfulll time also theres a gym there of which didnt use but looked fine to me

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Albany, Australia
1 review
Reviewed December 11, 2010

i enjoyed my stay at the karri forest motel its an older style accommodation which suites the area my room was spacious and clean with a full kitchen/dinning provided..the manager was very helpful with the knowledge of the town and provided a good range of books and dvds at no extra charge..My stay was very relaxing and refreshing as i relaxed by the pool and walked around the grounds admiring the gardens which were in full bloom .. i would recommend it a place to stay in pemberton

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
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perth
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Reviewed December 10, 2010

I enjoyed my stay and cant wait to go back the staff were so helpfull and made me feel very comfortable.The restuarant was very nice the food was very delicious for once i wasnt waiting for ages to get my food the service was terrific.The best thing for me was doing a workout in the gym then relaxing by the pool what a perfect way to unwind.Its nice and quiet the perfect place to go if you need to unwind from a hectic working week i cant fault this place and i cant wait to go back.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 26, 2010

badly managed motel, turned up and no one was at the reception, had to drive around town for an hour.. that was the start. the rooms are ok , bathroom mould on tiles. the resturant , a tin of chum dog food would have tasted better

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Karri Forest Motel
Address: 20 Widdeson Street, Pemberton, Western Australia 6260, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Pemberton
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Pemberton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Karri Forest Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the historic town of Pemberton, on 2 acres of cottage gardens, around pool & BBQ area, this 3.5 quality motel is just the place to center your visit to WA's South West. National Parks, Bibbulmun Track, Gloucester Tree, Tree Top Walk (1.5 hrs drive), 4WD & River Tours, World Class Wines and local arts and crafts all on your doorstep. Also award winning Silver Birch Restaurant on site - an experience in itself. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Comfort Inn Pemberton
Pemberton Comfort Inn

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