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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Burra Motor Inn

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Burra Motor Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Burra
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“CAN'T COMPLAIN”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

After reading some of the reviews i was wondering what the motel was going to be like. And learning from experience find out for obese self.
We arrived in the afternoon. And our room was No 15. We were both pleased with the size of the room and the king size bed. Having a disability the bathroom was great.
My husband also took advantage of the swimming pool. With was very clean and relaxing .
We found the managers very helpful and obliging .
We went to the Royal Exchange Hotel for tea. The service and meal was excellent. The prices were reasonable.
Would stay again.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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victor harbor
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

When ringing for a booking we were put through the 3rd degree to make sure we were legit.
On arrival we found the proprietors were not as friendly as we would normally experience - made the stay a little uncomfortable.
All that said the room was spacious, clean and well appointed. View out to adjoining creek area which is highlighted as a feature was unkempt. Small things needed some t.l.c. - screen door didnt lock and car parking area really needs some upgrading. Restaurant was not available
Whilst we enjoyed our stay in Burra it appears lack of competition has a part to play in this accomodation being as it is. Pity as it has so much to offer.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

When we arrived at 3.00pm we could not book in for 30 minutes as there system was down so we were told to come back in 30 minutes which we did an were told to come back in 20 minutes which we did an after 5 minutes we finally booked in.The room has cracks in the bathroom walls and is in need of a makeover.Puting our breakfast menu in we were told that we could not get breakfast as they had no staff,we had booked through Golden Chain so they didn't advise us about this even in an up date email.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Wayne S
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BurraMotorInn, Manager at Burra Motor Inn, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Thank you for your feedback, Wayne. We apologise for having to wait to check-in - due to the system outage, we were unable to view room allocations for a short time. Regarding breakfast, we do not advertise a cooked breakfast, and are offering a continental breakfast whilst our kitchen staff are on leave (they usually take time of during the quieter months, ie Dec or Jan, especially during Christmas). A cooked breakfast can be obtained from the Mobil service station, about 500m away.
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2013

Found the accommodation very good - only one complaint - no power points at the bedside - these were behind the bed in middle of wall - so i had to roll the bed out to gain access to this - not a problem as bed rolled easily - power point to enable me to boil water in kettle - above fridge - bit awkward for small person reaching - Fridge hidden nicely behind sliding doors and these had to be slid back & forward to access cupboard for cups etc - not a problem - but mine were sticking and didn't run smoothly - so i was having a nice time. last minor thing - which i reported was the plug on the electric blanket had wires showing - not bare but the blue & brown showing - next stop copper Only reason i noticed this was because i had to roll the bed out. - but staff very friendly -
i notified them of bare wires by writing on back of breakfast docket - no notepaper avail and i didn't have any - but yes i would stay there again - Was expecting wifi but none avail or i forgot to ask about it - Oh i needed power point close to bed as i have a sleep apnea machine

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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BurraMotorInn, Manager at Burra Motor Inn, responded to this review, December 18, 2013
Thank you for your review.
The electric blanket was immediately replaced and the sliding cupboard door attended to. Kettle can be plugged in to easily accessible power point in bathroom, and as mentioned, power points behind bed can be accessed by rolling the bed back - feel free to ask for assistance from reception if needed, we are more than happy to help.
Vouchers for WiFi are available free of charge from reception.
We appreciate your feedback and are glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you next time.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

The hosts were exelent and made us all vey welcome upon arrival. We had three rooms, one for my wife and I, one for my dauhter and one for my son who was visiting from the U.K. We had kindly been upgraded to king-sized rooms at no extra cost for which we were very pleased with. The only negative comments they I would make is that the rooms were somewhat "tired" and the carpets either needed a thorough clean to remove many stains or replaced.The bed-spreads were well past "thier sell-by date" and had very little colour left in them. The creek had been drained by the local coulcil for cleaning so there were no water views available (no fault of the Burra Motor inn I hasten to add). The location is superb close to the town for pubs etc., and the in-house Jumbuck Restaurant served exellent food. Being off season the spa pool heater had not been tuned on so after a long day out visiting the local sights it was a bit dissapointing when we took a plunge to find it cold. The follwoing day we asked for for it to be turned on and by the time that we returned it was nice and warm to relax in. So all in all a pleasant stay but the rooms do need a bit of attention.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

The Burra Motor Inn is a great place to stay. The peace and quiet is what first impressed me, along with the clean and well appointed rooms. Great king size bed.

The very best thing about this Motor Inn would have to be the hosts. They are fantastic to spend time with. The guys are very happy to share information about the varied tourist attractions throughout the area and nothing is too difficult or too much trouble for them.

They also have a great restaurant which is packed full of wonderful Aussie memorabilia. The train stuff is GREAT.

A lovely place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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2 Thank Andy A
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BurraMotorInn, Manager at Burra Motor Inn, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Thanks for the review, Andy. It was great to have you back again, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

The room was clean and comfortable, but looked very tired. TV screen was so small! The ensuite bathroom badly needs a makeover - very outdated fittings, cracked tiles. Advertized as having water views (stream) from room, but no flow. Locals told us that it had not flowed for years. But it is close to town and the main copper mining heritage site (about midway).

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Bryan S
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BurraMotorInn, Manager at Burra Motor Inn, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Thank you for your review, Bryan. We are pleased to hear that you liked our central location 400m from the town centre, and our clean comfortable rooms. We are constantly working to improve our property, and In the coming weeks the carpark will be resurfaced. Whilst there are a few minor issues with a couple of the en suites, the feedback we usually receive is that our en suites are very clean and presentable and that the showers are great.

We promote our location as being tranquil or picturesque with an abundance of bird life. Although we don't promote it as a water view, the creek usually does have water in it. The Goyder Council published on their website on 2nd October, 2013 that "The draining of the Burra Creek has commenced to allow for maintenance and cleaning" and that the work is programmed to be completed by March 2014, at which time the water will return to the creek.

The bird life remains in abundance, and we hope you can return one day soon to see the water views.
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Property: Burra Motor Inn
Address: Market Street, Burra, South Australia 5417, Australia
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Location: Australia > South Australia > Burra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Burra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Burra Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Burra Motor Inn is a comfortable, well appointed motel situated alongside the tranquil, tree-lined Burra Creek with lovely views and abundant birdlife at your door. A short 350m stroll from Burra's town centre, Burra Motor Inn offers accommodation with air conditioning, heating, electric blankets, Foxtel, en suites, bar fridge, and tea & coffee making facilities. Our 20 modern, spacious motel units all feature a King or Queen sized bed. Conveniently located onsite, our well-reviewed Jumbucks Restaurant is a warm & inviting space that opens up onto a lawned outdoor area looking out across the Burra Creek. Admire the Rail Memorabilia and Australiana whilst you wine & dine in an intimate setting with locally sourced food & wine. Jumbucks Restaurant is open to guests and the general public from 6pm, Monday to Saturday. Cooked Breakfast is available in the restaurant by appointment, or a continental breakfast can be ordered to the room. Base yourself in the heritage township of Burra whilst you discover parks and wildlife, walk the trails of great men in history such as Sir Hubert Wilkins, General Douglass McArthur, Henry Bryan and pioneers of the Merino wool industry. Explore the beautiful Goyder region, and return to Burra Motor Inn in the evenings to relax in the heated spa. Stay a little longer and visit a few of the numerous attractions within an hour of Burra. Visit historic townships such as Mount Bryan, Terowie, Morgan, Mintaro, Peterborough, Eudunda, (and more). Experience the rail history of the region at Steamtown, and taste the wines at the Cellar doors of world-renowned wineries in the Clare Valley. Within the township of Burra, visit the Burra Regional Art Gallery featuring artwork from local artists, and purchase a Burra Heritage Passport from the Visitor Information Centre and enjoy access to numerous historic sites and museums for the duration of your stay. Visit us on Facebook and view our photo albums for photographs of the many attractions around our region. ... more   less 
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