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“4 Night Stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Port Arthur Motor Inn

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Port Arthur Motor Inn
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Port Arthur
Launceston, Australia
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5 reviews
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“4 Night Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

I was down for a 4 night stay with my Mother for work commitments. The room was very neat and tidy-clean. It was very comfortable and suited to all our needs, A great place to stay when you are out and about for most of the and exploring the historic site particularly as it is literally over the fence!
Parking is quite tight so I would suggest if hiring a car to have a small one! Although there is suitable parking for larger cars which is placed just outside of the rooms, but it is barely a walk at all so you needn't worry too much.
The staff were very kind and friendly. It does say that breakfast is LIGHT, and it is. A collection of cereal,toast and peaches although on one of the mornings of our stay we were presented with bacon and eggs which was really nice to have a more substantial meal.
We booked to have dinner for one of the nights and were very pleasently suprised, the meal was very very good and well presented!
All up we enjoyed our stay, the beds were comfortable and very clean. A great place to stay when you are touristing!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 305Hannah
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Marcus L, Manager at Port Arthur Motor Inn, responded to this review, December 2, 2012
How kind of you to take the trouble to leave positive feedback, I am so glad you found your stay pleasant and the staff friendly, I hope you will come again some time. Marcus
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

On fitting with the convict theme, this hotel really offers some extra features. The hard bed really makes you think you are sleeping on the floor and the hessian towels were an extra special touch. We only had dinner at the restaurant. The burnt parmigiana with tinned tomatoes and laden with cheese was disappointing as was the garlic bread with freezer burn.
Excellent location, glad it was only one night with the facilities.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Victoria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

The room was basic, but clean, if a little dated.
Location to the Port Arthur Historic site was great with the ability to enter via the gate using your room key.
We made a booking at the restaurant for 7pm, but due to a phone call we arrived at 7.15pm to be told by the woman behind the bar that she had sent the kitchen staff home!
When I asked her what the options were for dinner she laughed and shrugged her shoulders.
Fortunately we'd booked a ghost tour and were able to get a meal there.
Not a great way to treat your guests.
Breakfast was basic, and would suggest that the tinned fruit be replaced with fresh fruit.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank OzzieMelbourne
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Level Contributor
148 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

The proximity to the Historic Site is great; especially if you do the Ghost Tour. However, the room was meant to be a refurbished room - but the stained bed cover and carpet had clearly been omitted from the refurb as had the bathroom. Tasmania has great food but the breakfast here - tinned peaches as the only fruit option, cardboard bread and hair in the muesli - the exception. The chipped paint work and dirty ceilings in the dining room left one feeling dirty. This place needs some serious investment.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TheAmershanReviewer
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Brunswick Heads, Australia
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38 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

The motel shares its boundary with the Port Arthur World Heritage site. This is very convenient as you can pay your entry fee at the motel and enter the site through a gate next to the motel. No parking worries, plus the convenience of returning to your room anytime during the day. The staff were very friendly and the restaurant and bar were good value. This establishment offers great value for money for convenience, views overlooking the Port Artur site and on site restaurant and bar. Would definately stay again.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank chicko7
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Devonport, Australia
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

We booked for 1 nights accommodation the ghost tour dinner and breakfast. The complete package. When we walked into the room the room had a very strong unpleasant odour. My husband turned the bed down to take a short nap and discovered the bedding was grey instead of white and the bed had a strong smell of body odour and some other unpleasant smell so he got up we remade the bed and left. Definately lacking cleanliness as far as we were concerned.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Maree D
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Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

This motel has been refurbished and first looks dosnt seem much. The rooms are clean and fresh with good service the queen room we had had a nice view over the grounds of the port arthur and you can leave your car at the motel and use there gate to access the port arthur grounds. They have there own resturant with excellent service and the food is priced well and very good sized .

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ngcroker
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Additional Information about Port Arthur Motor Inn

Property: Port Arthur Motor Inn
Address: 29 Safety Cove Rd, Port Arthur, Tasmania 7182, Australia (Formerly Comfort Inn Port Arthur)
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Port Arthur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Port Arthur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Port Arthur Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Port Arthur Motor Inn is amazingly situated in the Port Arthur Historic Site precinct, it is this location which makes the hotel unique. Walk to all your tours direct from the hotel. Our Dining room has the finest view over the historic site, relax by the fire in winter and out on the terrace in summer. We cater for most budgets, with our Guard row rooms and our Officer row rooms. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Comfort Inn Port Arthur Hotel Port Arthur
Port Arthur Comfort Inn
Port Arthur Motor Inn Tasmania

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