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4.3 out of 5

"The Whaler's Rest is exactly what you want in a motel. Well priced, clean, spacious, and the owners are very friendly. The rooms are not fancy with d ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 29 Dec 2020

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Hotel Description

At Whalers Rest Motor Inn you'll be 3 km (1.9 mi) from Whale Viewing Platform and 3.5 km (2.2 mi) from Nuns Beach. Highlights at this motel include in-room free WiFi, free Internet, and Smart TVs.

All 13 rooms feature TVs with digital channels, and you can enjoy coffee/tea makers, hair dryers, and phones. Refrigerators, microwaves, and room service make in-room dining convenient, and minibars provide refreshments. Irons/ironing boards, desks, and free toiletries are also available.

This business-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a garden. Other amenities include barbecue grills, a picnic area, and express check-out. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 3-star Portland North motel include Bolwarra H45 Bushland Reserve and Bolwarra H44 Bushland Reserve.

Deluxe Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$84* Per night/room 2 Mar. - 3 Mar.

Deluxe Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Two Bedroom Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Family Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Two Bedroom Suite - RM6

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Deluxe Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Whalers Rest Motor Inn ratings based on 184 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Whalers Rest Motor Inn

Everyone (96) Couples (38) Family (50)
1 out of 5
I booked through wotif and unfortunately the state of Victoria went into lockdown so i was unable to go. I called wotif and spoke to laksham and requested a refund and explained the situation. He stated he would escalate the matter and i should get a result in 24 to 48 hours. I called the Whalers Rest Inn Motel and they told me that wotif dont pay them until 3 days after my payment. It has been close to a week and i have had no response and no refund either. Wotif has been very unhelpful and i STRONGLY SUGGEST EVERYONE NOT TO BOOK ANYTHING WITH WOTIF. THEY BASICALLY JUST STOLE MY MONEY!! Once again Do not book through wotif!!! Better to just burn the money rather than book with wotif. Never again. Worst experience ever!

Posted by on 16 Feb. 2021

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1 out of 5
Dnt stay there hopeless service and horrible place.

Posted by on 15 Feb. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Feb. 2021 by whalers Team

Hi guest we apologies , but could you please contact us via phone to share your concerns as we are not sure what is your name, which room you stayed at our motel, and what was the issue. we are unable to rectify the issue and make a improvement . so i would really appreciate if you could call us . Regards Whalers Team

4 out of 5

Posted by on 6 Jan. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Jan. 2021 by Whalers rest motel

Thankyou

5 out of 5
The Whaler's Rest is exactly what you want in a motel. Well priced, clean, spacious, and the owners are very friendly. The rooms are not fancy with designer fittings but that's not an issue because have everything you need: kettle, microwave, TV, tea & coffee, AC/Heating and, of course, beds. There is also free guest wifi and a breakfast service available. The bathrooms include a hair dryer and a daily towel replacement service (or you can opt to reuse your towels if you wish). The Whaler's Rest is about a 5min drive from the centre of town which makes it a quieter location. There is a well stocked service station 2min down the road for basic items. There is also a pleasant walk towards the ocean and down to Dutton Way if walking is your thing. I would very much recommend the Whaler's Rest and won't hesitate to stay there again when I'm next in Portland.

Posted by , from A.C.T. on 29 Dec. 2020

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5 out of 5
Nice, clean place. Very friendly staff. Nice quiet location, handy parking.

Posted by , from Wodonga on 22 Dec. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Dec. 2020 by Whalers rest motel

Thank you so much

4 out of 5
It had all the usual amenities you would expect such as a microwave, toaster, small fridge and kettle. I liked the shower head that changed colours, that was different.

Posted by , from Point cook on 6 Dec. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Dec. 2020 by Dill

thank you Rodger for you kind review, we really appreciate it

5 out of 5
Very nice motel on the left going into portland. Very clean rooms. Tv.mircowave.kettle.toaster.air cond..electricity blanket. Very comfortable to sleep and pillows very comfortable. Also had a bbq area.

Posted by , from Melton on 22 Nov. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Dec. 2020 by whalers rest motor inn

thank you Jayne for your kind review, we really appreciate it

4 out of 5
Clean and friendly staff, check-in and check-out was quick and easy

Posted by on 26 Feb. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Mar. 2020 by Dill

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

5 out of 5

Posted by on 15 Feb. 2020

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4 out of 5
I did like the location out of town And our bathroom was 5 star

Posted by , from Grove dale vic on 12 Feb. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Mar. 2020 by Dill

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

Property Features

Whalers Rest Motor Inn offers its guests tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and a garden. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly Whalers Rest Motor Inn also features a picnic area, concierge services, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Self parking is free. This 3-star Portland North motel is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 13 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1983
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Whalers Rest Motor Inn offers 13 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and coffee/tea makers. 32-inch Smart televisions come with digital channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. This Portland North motel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Smart television
  • Digital channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 8:00 AM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 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 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 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 8:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 20.00 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 10.00 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit 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.

This property accepts credit cards and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. 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. Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

  • No lifts
  • UnionPay
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not 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 not available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Early check-in fee: AUD 25 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: AUD 25 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 20.00 per day

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

Hotel Names

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  • Best Western Whalers Rest Mtr Inn Portland
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  • Whalers Rest Motor Inn Portland
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  • Whalers Rest Motor Inn Portland Victoria Australia
  • Whalers Rest Motor Inn Motel
  • Whalers Rest Motor Inn Portland North
  • Whalers Rest Motor Inn Motel Portland North
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*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.