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“great location average room” 3 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
Australia
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147 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“great location average room”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2010

The room was stock standard motel and the bar seemed to be the watering hole for local bogans but I'd be happy to stay here again because I thought the location was great. You just slip in through a back gate into the Port Arthur ruins. We came back and forth several times even at night after the ghost tour.
The room, although uninspiring, was clean and the beds confortable. For the price paid everything was more than adequate.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank jlw1810
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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
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bargara, Australia
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31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2009

The rooms were clean and well serviced, free continental breakfast included for a really cheap Australian Defence Force rate of $80 per night. Dinner in the motel restaurant simple but good. Take bottled water though as the tap water tastes dirty even though it is ok to dringk.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Ursula_7
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NSW
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30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2009

I booked our stay almost 3 months in advance thinking that the location was ideal after a day at the site. I was advised to pay extra to get a better room with a great veiw over the historic site. Our package included dinner and a fully cooked breakfast the following morning.
On arrival, the receptionist was less than welcoming and we were informed that there would be no ccoked breakfast, only cereal and toast and that $20 had been deducted from our tarrif.
Upon entering our room, i was shocked and extremely disappointed. I had been in caravans with more room and there was NO veiw over the ruins at all.
I informed the receptionist the following morning that our accomodation was nothing like what i had seen on the website and that i felt i had been misled. I refused to pay the agreed tarrif and took $50 off the price myself. I will never stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank Kigu
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Tasmania
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2009

We stayed for one night in the spa suite with the day and night package which included the room, breakfast, 24 hour pass to port arthur, ghost tour and chocoaltes int he room. it wasn't cheap but for a speacial occasiuon it was worth it. the staff were really lovely in reception and at breakfast. you can go to the site from the hotel without having to drive, very convenient. it's not flash but we had a great time!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Charlotte P
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Bangkok, Thailand
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30 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2009

Comfort Inn at Port Arthur in picturesque Tasmania is located next to the historic Port Arthur site. The drive to Port Arthur from Swansea was beautiful.

Location is picturesque, rooms are good sized, functional with required amenities. Our room overlooked the lawn area that was green.

The reception staff was impersonal and not helpful in providing information about the place. Restaurant ambience was good however impersonal. We had to stand in a queue to place the order and for the drinks we had to go to the bar. Food was good. They had pool table, wish had some more indoor games.

The best part was that it had an access to the historic site from
the hotel complex.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Staff attitude
  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Narayantravelogue
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westernport
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2009

my daughter and i stayed there for the two night package including the ghost tour apart from a not so friendly bar maid we found it great rooms were fine meals were great and the position of the motel very handy this was the second time i had stayed there and would not hesitate to stay there again

  • Stayed July 2008
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank jaywesternport
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ararat
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44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2009

turn around and find somewhere else to stay. had we known how cold the room was going to be i would have brought my snow gear . the heater did not work the electric blanket did not work. the only good thing about this place is the location and the breakfast.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank michelle m
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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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Port Arthur Comfort Inn
Port Arthur Motor Inn Tasmania

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