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4.2 out of 5

"Shower pressure was amazing! Nice pool area to sit and enjoy the ambience of the environment. Room décor a bit dated and very dark. Bed was comfortabl ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 10 Oct 2021

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Hotel Description

At John Pirie Motor Inn you'll be within a 20-minute stroll of Ellen Street and Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery. Highlights at this Colonial motel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and a bar/lounge.

All 43 soundproofed rooms feature flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards. Weekly housekeeping is available.

The steakhouse, Angus & Co Bar & Grill, serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a free manager's reception, and coffee/tea in a common area. Each morning continental breakfast is served between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM.

Places within a 30-minute walk of this 3.5-star Solomontown motel include Port Pirie National Trust Museum and Northern Festival Centre.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$102* Per night/room 2 Nov. - 3 Nov.

Family Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Spa Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Kitchenette Spa Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Executive Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Executive Spa Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

John Pirie Motor Inn ratings based on 253 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for John Pirie Motor Inn

Everyone (118) Couples (77) Business (2) Family (58)
4 out of 5
Shower pressure was amazing! Nice pool area to sit and enjoy the ambience of the environment. Room décor a bit dated and very dark. Bed was comfortable. Very quiet environment.

Posted by on 10 Oct. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Oct. 2021 by AS

Thank you for your review and feed back.. These rooms are waiting to be renovated with new plastered walls, lighting and painting etc. I hope you'll stay with us again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Spier, G.M.

2 out of 5
The bathroom window had a huge cobweb right across it . The window sill was full of dust & there was mould where the shower wall met the floor. I have owned & ran a hotel & this motel did not come up to accommodation standard. Plus the price doubled because of the soccer carnival.

Posted by on 30 Sep. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Oct. 2021 by AS

Thank you for your review. Please accept my apologies for any discomfort you endured. We hope to see you again one day. Regards, Andrew Spier, G.M.

4 out of 5
The staff were friendly , the room was clean and pleasant, how ever I wasn't happy about the sofa bed my son was on in the photos it does show a single bed and thought thats what we would get butno fine fine print said sofa bed had i realised wouldn't have pick that at all , and room supply a toaster but no knife or little plates or bowls , or even a microwave. So had to eat out every meal. But apart from them little issues it was clean , quiet , pleasant , But would i stay there again im not sure , was a little expensive for what it was.

Posted by on 26 Sep. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Sep. 2021 by AS

Thank you for your review. My apologies for any misunderstanding of the bedding provided. We have a number of rooms featuring cooking facilities for any future booking you may require. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Spier, G.M.

4 out of 5
Our room was clean and comfortable for our overnight stay. Like a lot of country/rural motels that we have stayed in, the main area has been mostly updated but the bathroom has not. Not a problem-it is still clean and fit for purpose.

Posted by on 25 Sep. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Sep. 2021 by AS

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Andrew Spier, G.M.

3 out of 5
Quiet motel but food not so good

Posted by on 29 Aug. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Sep. 2021 by AS

Thank you for your review. I'm disappointed that you didn't enjoy your meal and would like to hear more about it, please contact me direct. We hope you'll stay with us again. Sincerely, Andrew Spier, G.M.

4 out of 5
Very good

Posted by on 6 Aug. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Aug. 2021 by AS

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Andrew Spier, G.M.

4 out of 5
Room's where great and bed's very comfortable , was a pity that we had Noisy Workers placed in the room near to us

Posted by on 6 Jul. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Jul. 2021 by AS

Thank you for your review. With any disturbances we should be able to resolve for your comfort and others. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Spier, G.M.

4 out of 5
Very comfortable and welcoming

Posted by on 26 Jun. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Jun. 2021 by AS

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Andrew Spier, G.M.

4 out of 5
A spacious and quiet room with pleasant dinner on a rainy night.

Posted by on 21 Jun. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Jun. 2021 by AS

Thank you for your kind review. We hope you'll stay with us again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Spier, G.M.

4 out of 5
Great location, comfy bed and great size room.

Posted by on 16 Jun. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Jun. 2021 by AS

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Spier, G.M.

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A free manager's reception is offered on select days. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this motel measures 364 square feet (34 square meters) and includes a meeting room. An outdoor pool, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at the business-friendly John Pirie Motor Inn. This Colonial Port Pirie motel is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 43 guestrooms or units
  • 364 sq ft of conference space
  • 34 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1982
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

John Pirie Motor Inn offers 43 accommodations with hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. 26-inch flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available. Housekeeping is provided weekly.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Electric kettle
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

The motel hosts a free manager's reception on select days.

Angus & Co Bar & Grill - This steakhouse specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 6:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 5:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

This hotel’s reception is open from 2 PM to 8 PM on Sundays and public holidays. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in.

This property's front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 5:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 15 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 15 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, and JCB International. Cash is not accepted. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • No lifts
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Second check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Second check-in time ends at 5:30 PM
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: AUD 15.95 for adults and AUD 15.95 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-in fee: AUD 30 for check-in between 8:30 PM and 6:00 AM
  • Late check-out fee: AUD 65 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 15 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 15 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.3 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • John Motor Inn
  • John Pirie
  • John Pirie Motor Inn Solomontown
  • John Pirie Motor Inn
  • John Pirie Motor Inn Port Pirie
  • John Pirie Motor Port Pirie
  • John Pirie Motor Solomontown
  • John Pirie Motor Inn Motel
  • John Pirie Motor Inn Solomontown
  • John Pirie Motor Inn Motel Solomontown

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently asked questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.