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Foreshore Motor Inn
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Whyalla
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“great location, amazing staff”
Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

We stayed there for 2 nights and i can not recommend this hotel enough. The room was very clean and comfortable, food excellent and the staff welcoming and very very helpful.It is in a great location right next to the beach.On leaving our car broke down and they let us keep the room at no extra charge until it was fixed, Thank you Ben and lovely girl at reception...:-) I highly recommend this clean, friendly and above all excellent customer service hotel....

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Ben V, General Manager at Foreshore Motor Inn, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Thank You so Much For Your Kind Words , We're Glad You Enjoyed Your Stay
More Than Happy To Go The Extra Mile For Our Guests
Proving That Some Places Still Have A Human Touch
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

This motor inn/motel sits quietly on the edge of the foreshore of he Spencer Gulf at the top north east end of the Eyre peninsula, surrounded on the north side by parkland. It has a justifiable. The motel is being updated and is reasonably modern with good size room and facilities which are spotlessly clean. The motel has and excellent, if pricey, restaurant overlooking the sea serving an excellent cuisine and wines. there is also a swimming pool.

The Whyalla Foreshore is away from the main centre of the town. Whyalla itself shows all the visible signs of a de-industrializing early 20th century town. The town's main purpose was exporting produce, and an iron and steel and ship building centre and these have all but vanished. Its left a legacy of low grade shops but one or two good old fashioned pubs. In spite of early efforts it has yet to reinvent and revive itself to fit comfortably with tourism and the modern economy. This background makes the Whyalla Foreshore standout as an attractive place to stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ben V, General Manager at Foreshore Motor Inn, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
WOW Colin ,
What a detailed review !! , Thanks for Posting Your Thoughts , We are in the Process of Renovations Which we Hope to Complete as Soon as we Can
It's a Stunning Location Which is a Real Surprise For Most Guests
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Reasonanly priced and perfectly located on beach front.....room decor was very average but fully equipped. Havent tried food...
Bonus ..there is a nice garden Ada Ryan gardens on one side.
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Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Ben V, General Manager at Foreshore Motor Inn, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Thanks for your Review
We are working hard to update our rooms to compliment the great location
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2013

Just spent two nights at the Foreshore. The room was clean and quite spacious and accommodated our family in a double and two singles. Had Foxtel on TV and a clean en-suite. The restaurant was excellent and I have reviewed it separately ("The Waters Edge"). While the place is not particularly attractive from outside it offered all we needed and was bsolutely fine. It's in a better part of Whyalla and has a good siuation right on the sea front which I am told has been newly redeveloped. Very good play park nearby for kids.

Room Tip: Ask for continental breakfast which we got and was great for young kids as they dont eat much.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Ben V, General Manager at Foreshore Motor Inn, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Thanks for your great review
Really appreciate the feedback , Glad you enjoyed the resaturant
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2013

I stay at the Foreshore for work, and think the owners Ben and Bev are hardworking and eager to please (as their staff). Yes, the rooms are dated but they are working at updating. Would recommend an 'ocean view' as that block of rooms are bit more modern. The restaurant is usually busy (with locals too), which says something about the quality. Head chef Bev runs a tight ship in the kitchen and it shows. I am happy to give my business to the Foreshore because of the effort (to make my stay enjoyable), friendliness of staff and restaurant. I will be back!

Room Tip: Chose an ocen view room (deluxe)
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Ben V, General Manager at Foreshore Motor Inn, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Thank You so much for your kind words , we work really hard to make sure our guests have the best possible experience
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Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

Ok the accommodation is old but it is clean and the decor isnt tacky.

The service here is great, it is obviously run by the owners.

The food was just divine, absolutely not what was I expecting way out in Whyalla! A little on the expensive side but worth it in my opinion.

I'd recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Ben V, General Manager at Foreshore Motor Inn, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
We like to surprise people , we are fast becoming a must do in Whyalla for dining which we are very proud of , thank you so much for your great review
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Hervey Bay, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2013

I have been staying at this motel for work on and off for awhile now. The rooms are clean and tidy. The service is second to none. Ben (the manager) and his staff couldn't be more helpful. The restaurant Is second to none. Haven't had a bad meal there yet!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Ben V, General Manager at Foreshore Motor Inn, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Thanks Ryan for your kind words , we hope all of our guests leave knowing that we have done everything we can to make sure they enjoyed their stay with us
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Property: Foreshore Motor Inn
Address: 12 Watson Terrace, Whyalla, South Australia 5600, Australia (Formerly Whyalla Foreshore Motor Inn)
Location: Australia > South Australia > Whyalla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Whyalla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Foreshore Motor Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Foreshore Motor Inn Whyalla is situated near the water, boasting magnificent gulf views and surrounded by beautiful park lands and gardens. Only a 2 minute drive from the city centre and just 3km from the airport. The motel commands the only beach position in Whyalla and offers second to none views and tranquil surroundings. Our dedicated staff pride themselves on their outstanding service, attention to detail and professionalism, making every visit a rewarding and special experience. Talented Head Chef changes our menus seasonally. From the waters of the Spencer Gulf, to the agricultural pastures of regional South Australia, we are proud to offer top quality produce, presented to the customer in a fine dining experience only available at the Watersedge Restaurant. Restaurant Opening Hours Breakfast Monday - Friday 7:00am - 9:00am Saturday & Sunday 8:00am - 10:00am Lunch Fridays From 12:00pm Dinner Monday - Saturday 6:00pm - Late ... more   less 
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