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Alice Motor Inn
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Alice Springs
Adelaide, Australia
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great motel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2012

Great motel, old decor but huge room, clean with great facilities. Breakfast help yourself with lots of choice. Owners incredibly helpful. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank claire b
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, Manager at Alice Motor Inn, responded to this review, 29 June 2012
Dear Claire,

Thanks for your review.
The family room that you stayed in is due for a refurbishment.
Most of our family rooms have been updated.
I'm glad to hear that you still enjoyed your stay and I would love to welcome you back in the future!

Best wishes,

Marcia Reberger - info@alicemotorinn.com.au
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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51 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2012 via mobile

This is an elderly motel,which is run by people who really make sure that everything is clean and tidy at all times. The rooms (we had a deluxe) was spacious and well kept, although the carpet could certainly be replaced,as it is really old and a bit shabby. We expected the complementary breakfast to be small and more for the sake of beeing mentioned in the hotel description. Wrong! four sorts of cereals, two sorts of toast, coffee, milk,butter,jam. Very surprising. The owner is very kind and helpful,and the pool looks impeccable. The location is an about 10 minutes walk from town, grocery shop just around the corner, and a great walk too. There us a kitchen for common use,which is cleaned at least twice a day and is really a pleasure to use. If you are on a budget and still want great value for your money,this is THE place for you.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tigurus
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, Manager at Alice Motor Inn, responded to this review, 29 June 2012
Thank you for leaving a kind review.
I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here.
A few of our Deluxe rooms are currently being upgraded with new carpets.
In case you decide to come back to Alice Springs, I would be glad to welcome you back.
This time without any stains on the carpet!

Kind regards,

Marcia Reberger - info@alicemotorinn.com.au
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2012

Swift, superbly efficient service when we first arrived. Room pretty well spotless, and equipped with WiFi, a TV, tea/coffee making facilities, towels and flannels, shampoo & soap, fridge with chilled water. We were doing a 3 day camping trip, and it was fine for us to leave our luggage in the storage cupboard while away, even though we weren't paying for those nights. We got back to find our bags had already been moved to our new room, and Marcia(?) was offering to book a taxi for us before we'd even considered we needed one ourselves! She was very helpful our entire stay. Lovely clean swimming pool, with a nice lounge area beside it. Good, clean cooking facilities and BBQ, plus a complimentary breakfast with plenty of choice of cereal and spreads for toast. Tea and coffee available in the kitchen all day. The walk to town took around 15 minutes and was perfectly managable. Altogether I would definitely recommend Alice Motor Inn to anyone, especially families, as a quiet, clean, and mostly backpacker-free environment!

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank PickyParakeet
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, Manager at Alice Motor Inn, responded to this review, 29 June 2012
Thank you for taking your time to write a review.
I'm glad you had an enjoyable stay and it is especially nice to hear that you will recommend the motel to your friends. Looking forward to welcome you back in the future.

Kind regards,

Marcia Reberger - info@alicemotorinn.com.au
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012

Location is close to town around 15 mins walk. Big, clean room. Equipped with a refreshing swimming pool, full kitchen facilities with self serve nice breakfast. Staff are very friendly and helpful, this place is my first choice in Alice Springs!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Elaine F
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Whitehead, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

Got a large room and a self service breakfast for a cheap price. Took a short walk to a nearby club that served well priced dinners and beer. Hosts welcoming and pleasant to talk to. Would strongly recommend this motel.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Roy M
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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

This is a long delayed review. We stayed at Alice Motor Inn in early Nov last year.

After reviewing a few traveller's comments, we chose this place because its close to town, has fully kitchen facilities and within our budget. Some comments mentioned about the noise issue, especially for the rooms near motel's exist and entrance. This place does sit on a busy road, and right next to an intersection. After made the booking, I emailed the owner to make sure a room away from the road.

However, upon our arrival, despite previous assurance from the owner, we were still given a room which is right next its exist gate. Mary had assured me the street is really quite at night. and offered an option to switch to another room. Later, after found out we have used the bathroom, she is a bit reluctant to offer the alternative room. It was an upsetting start.

After first night, I got to say. There ain't many traffic after 8pm or 9pm. (this is at the central Australia we talking about) But the noise does pick up early, about 7 or 8am. It didn't create too much trouble for us, as we need to get up early anyway. In fact, its the next door neighbour made too much noise when they were checking out, talkin on the phone or smoking outside their room (but right next to our window). Our second night stay was much better (the noisy neighbour had checked out!!)

I do need to say Mary and Rob does a terrific job in maintaining their family business. The common room kitchen has limited space, but well maintained and very clean. The pool is definitely a bonus; relax your body after a long hot day.

They offers complimentary breakfast. It's basic, but for such small business, i still surprised by the choices they offered. Even though, we bought some groceries earlier, still cereal and egg.

After all, this place offers great value!! And Mary and Rob has travelled to many places around Alice Spring. Don't forget to ask for some travel tips. Saved lot of time to do research.

Room Tip: All family room is on ground floor. Room1 next to the exist gate, Room 4 next to the shared kitchen...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Amon029
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

Mary and Rob were such wonderful hosts, also their friends Caroline & Richard, nothing was too much trouble. We have never had such welcome as we did at the Alice Springs. The use of the kitchen was a great help. The swimming pool was well maintained and clean. Room very clean (needed a little tlc from the owners) not a complaint though. We had a tour round the town organised for us with no problems. Didn't want to leave.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Jennifer130147
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Property: Alice Motor Inn
Address: 27 Undoolya Rd, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
Region: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Alice Springs
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Alice Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Alice Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alice Motor Inn - Quality budget en-suite motel rooms with great pool and barbecue area overlooking the rugged MacDonnell Mountain Ranges. Home style comfort, aircon and fan. Airport shuttle and town bus stop out front. Reception has the best tours to Uluru. 600 metres to the Town Mall; 400 metres to a supermarket/liquor store; Italian, Indian, Thai, & Chinese restaurants/takeout plus fish & chips. Free wireless internet. ... more   less 
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