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“Won't be to everyones taste”
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New Norcia Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in New Norcia
Reviewed September 13, 2013

Reviewing this hotel is very difficult as I can fully understand the reasons behind others not enjoying it. We stayed here for 1 night as we wanted a place to stop off and be able to do the monastery tour etc. We had a great time in the bar tried the Abbey Ale, Abbey Wines and the fortifieds too. We had a great nights sleep as the bed was very comfortable and quiet. The bathrooms in the hotel are all shared and seem to have been modernised and are well maintained. The rest of the hotel, including the bedrooms are pretty much falling apart, the decor within the rooms is incredibly dated and the whole place could do with a massive refit. However it does have a certain charm and I still have fond memories of my stay there, it isn't often you get to experience much history in Australia so I made the most of it here. The hotel maintenance is carried out by volunteers so they can be commended for that. I wont ever stay here again but thank you for the fond memories!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Robanov
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Very basic. 3 showers for 16 rooms. Food wholesome. Service outside of bar area non existent. No servicing of rooms on our two night stay. Help yourself to "continental" breakfast from a not particularly well stocked buffet which didn't appear to have been restocked overnight.

Room Tip: One on the front gets a good sunrise and you have the balcony to sit on.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

The ambience in the Hotel Bar is great and so is the food. In fact it is very good and represents excellent value. Do go and eat there! But don't stay at the hotel. The rooms are small, badly furnished and filthy. The walls are full of cracks and badly need repainting. It's nice sitting out on the balcony because át least you aren't in the room. Breakfast is included in the room rate and is just like the room: very basic. The place looks great from outside. Enjoy the view, have a meal and travel on.

Room Tip: stay elsewhere
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank 1relax
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

While holidaying in Perth my friend booked us into the New Norcia Hotel , North of Perth.
It was so old and grandeur with a wide staircase. Lovely antiques and very good service. The rooms were basic but clean and comfortable. No ensuites a bathromm down the hall. But it added to the experience of yesteryear. The food in the hotel was delicious and the whole atmosphere of the New Norcia Town was amazing. The town of New Norcia was settled by Spanish Monks in the early 1800s. There are only 9 monks and 1 novice now. Next time I would stay in the Monastry. People staying there said it was lovely. &80 a night including 3 meals a day. We had a private audience with one of the monks and he was delightful and had a very interesting and exciting life. The buildings are wonderful. The tour of the town was a real eyeopener to the talents of the early Monks. This is one not to miss. Going back one day.

Room Tip: Be prepared for basic rooms. Ask for rooms facing front of the building as you have doors opening to...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

The hotel was built to accommodate visiting parents of students. It is an old style hotel, with shared facilities at both ends of the hotel. Ask for a room facing the balcony. It was very pleasant to have a cup of tea on the balcony, watching the sun set.

The rooms are very basic but comfortable. No tv, radio, clock or phone. A basic continental breakfast was provided. The only eating place was at the hotel or the roadhouse . Both had the same menu. I don't recommend the beef and onion salad as it was richly coated in mayo and too sweetly. The steak sanger and other meals were quite nice. Ask for no dressing if you don't want your salads plastered in mayo. There was no wi-fi, nor radio or tv. In the bar, there was a large screen tv and pool table. So if you are desperate, you could watch it there. I found the peace and quietness of the place really enjoyable.

Do go for a morning service, even if you are not religious. Do go for tour and the museum.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

New Norcia Hotel has a captive audience. There is nowhere else close to stay of any quality.
The rooms were like being in a kids holiday camp. The furnishings were like they were from the junk shop. The paint was peeling off the window ledges and the windows were covered in cobwebs on the outside. No central heating - only an old oil heater. It was a very cold night.The communal bathrooms were something you used only as a necessity, old but clean.
It was like being in the wild west. I was apprehensive about dinner as well. The dinner was really excellent. We all gathered in the bar for warmth and it was cosy. The heater worked well and when we got back to our room it was cosy. There is no TV or entertainment. We went to bed early and slept in that little double bed like babies. The continental breakfast was quite good. I am glad we did it. It was cheap enough and it helps the Monks to keep restoring the town.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank jetaway08
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Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

There aren't many places to stay in New Norcia so options are thin on the ground. The hotel itself looks like something out of Gone With The Wind and I think that's the last time the rooms were redecorated. You don't get ensuite bathrooms and the rooms are not the biggest in the world. It's pretty basic to be honest but the pub food on site is excellent and the service is pretty good too. Its also close to everything you need to go to. New Norcia is certainly worth a visit but don't expect anything glamorous. It's a glorified back packers so be prepared!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Additional Information about New Norcia Hotel

Address: Great Northern Highway, New Norcia, Western Australia 6509, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Avon Valley > New Norcia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in New Norcia
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1927 and nestled beneath gum trees overlooking the township, the Latin word Salve - Welcome - on the threshold tells you this is no ordinary country pub. The New Norcia Hotel was originally a hostel for the parents of the boarders at the New Norcia colleges, but is now a practical expression of the Benedictine tradition of hospitality and the Hotel's classic style will take your breath away as you approach the double front doors. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available and whether you are after a quick snack on the run or a more relaxing meal, the Hotel will be able to cater for you.Seasonal menu's are prepared and range from fresh soup that is prepared each day to larger meals or even a good old fashioned burger. Sunday night is pizza night and all bases are cooked in New Norcia's wood-fired oven. Open daily for lunch between 12:00 - 2:00pm (2:30pm on weekends) and for dinner between 6:00 - 8:00pm (8:30pm Friday and Saturday) Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day. ... more   less 
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