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4.2 out of 5

"No one at reception on arrival " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 30 Aug 2022

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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 free self parking.

The steakhouse, Angus & Co Bar & Grill, serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. For a drink, you can stop by the motel's own lounge bar. Conference space and a meeting room are among the business amenities offered. 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$143* Per night/room 3 Oct. - 4 Oct.

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 263 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 (123) Couples (80) Business (2) Family (58)
4 out of 5
No one at reception on arrival

Posted by on 30 Aug. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Sep. 2022 by Andrew

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

2 out of 5
I booked through won’t if while I was travelling.I got confirmation so I the motel to let them know I was going to be late and what do I need to do. The receptionist said had not got my booking yet to ring back in 1/2hrwhich I did and still no joy.the girl couldn’t allocate a room as she hadn’t conformation..I said I would pay for room now as it was getting late and we would sort it out later.. she a key would be left under mat for when I got there.then in morning found out that reception didn’t open till 10am so I had to be on the road by8am so I’m still out of pocket by paying twice for room The room was excellent just a hiccup over booking and reimbursement

Posted by on 17 Jun. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Jun. 2022 by Andrew

Hi, Thank you for your review. We have refunded your card for the double payment. Our apologies for any inconvenience. Regards, Andrew Spier, G.M.

1 out of 5

Posted by on 15 May 2022

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4 out of 5
Nice and quiet

Posted by on 28 Feb. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Feb. 2022 by Andrew

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

5 out of 5

Posted by on 7 Feb. 2022

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5 out of 5
Stayed open during corvid

Posted by on 2 Feb. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Feb. 2022 by Andrew

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

4 out of 5
Didn't like that there was no plates, bowls or cutlery but yet there was a toaster and microwave. There was no way to eat food.

Posted by on 23 Jan. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Jan. 2022 by Andrew

Thank you for your review. My apologies. Crockery etc is available from reception. Regards, Andrew Spier, G.M.

4 out of 5
Had a family show in Pirie is why we stayed. Staff were friendly and we left behind our baby blanket which they found and got it back to us.

Posted by on 2 Dec. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Dec. 2021 by AS

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

4 out of 5
Very comfortable and spacious. Would stay again.

Posted by on 18 Oct. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Oct. 2021 by AS

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

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.

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 conference space. An outdoor pool, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at the business-friendly John Pirie Motor Inn. Self parking is free. 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
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Conference space
  • 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
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

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. Bathrooms include showers. This Port Pirie motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided weekly.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Electric kettle
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • 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 7:00 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.