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“Very disappointing”
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Motel Strahan
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Strahan
adelaide
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40 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very disappointing”
Reviewed February 15, 2010

I booked this motel after reading the reviews here. I was so disappointed. The carpets were badly stained and the sealant round the bath was rotting and filthy. We could not use the bath because it was so awful. There was a cigarette butt in the ashtray on the table in the tiny patio out back when we arrived and it was still there two days later when we left. The room had not been cleaned properly as I noticed on leaving that there was a soft drink bottle (not ours) under the bed. As all alternative accommodation was booked out in Strahan there was no other option.

On check out I mentioned these points to the Manager and he agreed that they were valid but said that it was difficult to get workmen to come up the west coast of Tasmania. He was totally indifferent to my concerns but said that he looked forward to seeing my adverse comments on Tripadvisor. I cannot understand why this property is four star and am sure it has deteriorated since gaining this rating.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Clearwater Beach, FL
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266 reviews
189 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2009

The other reviews are accurate - I have no additional information to add.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Australia
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56 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2009

We enjoyed our stay at motel Strahan and would return.
Easy to find, although everything is in Strahan. Located 10 - 15 minute walk from the main shops/restaurant, unfortunately the path isn't lit for most of the way.
The rooms were spacious and well appointed. All rooms have a king bed which was very comfortable and electric blankets were appreciated on a winter night.
Austar, a good heat inverter and a bath were all important in giving us a lovely few nights. Fresh coffee in the fridge and a coffee plunger was also a nice touch.
On checking in we filled out the form and were quickly told where our room was but no real further service was provided.
Small breakfast basket was in the room, we were provided with bread for toasting and some cereals and jam. Jams seemed to be out of date however, and the bread on our first day was not fresh, although once toasted was fine.
Overall the room was nice to spend time in, and provided the perfect base for exploring Strahan. It was also rather cheaper than the most basic Federal Hotels accommodation.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Bacchus Marsh, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2009

Good value accommodation in an area with lots of choices of accommodation. We enjoyed our visit to Strahan and found Motel Strahan clean, comfortable and the service was great. We would stay here again next time we are passing through Strahan.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2008

Motel Strahan is a nice and neat place. The facilities are new and clean. The toilets are painted blue with blue tiles, and it gives a very homely feel. Very well maintained. The location is not near the harbour. However it is situated at a safe and quiet lane, with sufficient privacy.

There is a small "garden" balcony at the back of the room which is properly fenced up to ensure privacy. Checking in and out is also hassle free. Its comfortable to stay here and is value for money. I will recommend this motel to other travellers!

  • Liked — Well maintained and clean
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Motel Strahan
Address: 3 Andrew St, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Strahan
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Strahan
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Hotel Class:4 star — Motel Strahan 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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