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“do not be tempted by the name”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Indian Ocean Hotel

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Indian Ocean Hotel
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Scarborough
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“do not be tempted by the name”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2009

you cannot see the indian ocean
the room we had booked was to have a pool view it did but unsightly
the pool was unable to use due to the debris at the bottom
the tables and chairs were stacked in a corner broken
the noise from the bar (live music 4 nights a week) was incredible
the noise from the late night revelers was also incredible
although clean towels were left daily there was no cleaning of the room
we never ate a evening meal here but had a good name localy
we did pop in once for a refreshment at night and soon left as our (shoes, no flippies allowed) were stuck to the threadbare carpet that was saturated with alcahol
this place needs refurbished or knocked down and rebuilt

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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kimberly
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2009

Im a Geo with Blina Diamonds in the Kimberley,and work 5 and 1 and travel all over on my time off.Found the Indian Ocean Hotel on Wotif at $95 per night which included breakfast.This was great value,with good service and great Restauraunt and bar. The bar always had something happening and was a great place to meet people,and enjoyed some cracker bands.The Car park has lock up gates and plenty of free parking and wireless internet is available.I will use the Indi as my Perth stopping point.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled solo
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Busselton
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2009

My Girl friend and I stayed in a Deluxe Room looking towards Scarborough Beach in the peak of the Perth summer and we had a great time.The hotel is a older style hotel but had all the amenites we needed.Pool Spa great Restauraunt and great Bar with some good live music.Met some cool people down the Bar and its a 400m walk to the beach.Overall great value.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne,
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2009

Only stayed here one night. When i rang and booked it was suggested that we have an renovated spa room 302. I have no complaints about the room as it was adequate. Worth $180? No. The Hotel itself is a dump. It needs to be torn down. Its a relic from the 70's The pool and spa, if you dont mind being ogled at by the people who frequent the pub, by all means use it! On booking the lady who I spoke to told me that we would receive a welcome basket, yep, still waiting for that one. The staff at the front desk clearly need to be given'hospitality' training. Worst place I have ever stayed within Australia or Overseas. Its a disgrace.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
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The reason I stayed there was that everything else in Perth was fully booked and had no choice. It is far away from everything else if you need to be in a city it is not a good choice. Room was dirty and staff especially in the pub on the first floor was not helpful or smiling at all. Also saw a corpulent lady in her thirties yelling at two staff at the car park :O
Room was not worth it`s price at all, avoid staying there!!!

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  • Stayed February 2009, traveled on business
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2009

This hotel is without doubt the worst we have ever stayed in. We were bitterly diassapointed at the travel agent (Discover West) who booked us in here. I am in agreement with another reviewer, demolish this beast of a monstrosity!

Do not stay here if you want peace and quiet, comfort and a decor that is restful, as all the above are the worst you could imagine. The hotel rating on the old delapidated sign that sits above the 5th storey says 3 1/2 stars. Even back in the 70s when it was built, that would have been hard to imagine. We had 2 very unpleasant nights here, fortunately it was the only two of our 3 week trip.

The rusty old air conditioner was louder than the jet engine on the plane we arrived on and I am not exaggerating!! The bar below was more than noisey, it was extremely loud. I could go on for ages.....

What a dump! This hotel is an embarresment to West Australia and the tourist industry as a whole.

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  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2009

I can barely call it a hotel. Was more like a giant, dirty, dorm room with a nightclub outside my window. Music was very loud and often went on until 1 am in the morning. The pool was dirty and I don't even think it could be called a backpackers hotel. The hotel is old, dirty and the staff are unfriendly. Someone had charged their bar account to my room and the staff expected us to pay for it even though we hadn't been to the bar. Staff were very unhelpful in resolving this issue. I would not reccomend this hotel to anybody!

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  • Stayed September 2007
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Property: Indian Ocean Hotel
Address: 23 Hastings St, Scarborough, Stirling, Western Australia 6019, Australia
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Location: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Stirling > Scarborough
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Scarborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Indian Ocean Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Free Wifi. Free secure parking. Free continental breakfast, with delicious hot cooked available for a small fee. Free Movie Channels. 24/7 Reception with refreshments and convenience items available for sale. We have an outdoor Swimming pool and heated spa. There is a Bistro and Bar on site for food and refreshment. The Indian Ocean Hotel is a friendly, family owned business one street back from famous Scarborough beach. With family friendly parks, beach walks, cycle tracks and surfing all available to you, it's the perfect place to stay. Come and enjoy some good old fashioned Scarborough hospitality with our team at the Indian Ocean Hotel ... more   less 
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