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4.3 out of 5

"The property had everything we needed for 1 night. It was comfortable. The only complaint I have would be the noisy air conditioning. Overall a good e ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 08 May 2022

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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.

This business-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a terrace. Added amenities include a snack bar/deli and laundry facilities. 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$86* Per night/room 10 Jul. - 11 Jul.

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 196 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 (102) Couples (41) Family (50)
4 out of 5
The property had everything we needed for 1 night. It was comfortable. The only complaint I have would be the noisy air conditioning. Overall a good experience.

Posted by on 8 May 2022

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5 out of 5
Love staying here always a good experience. Staff are very friendly and accommodating. Always my first choice on our regular trips to Portland with or without the kids :)

Posted by on 25 Apr. 2022

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1 out of 5
room was average , bbq was rusty and dirty . the only good part was the bed , very commfey

Posted by on 13 Apr. 2022

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5 out of 5
Easy access, clean and comfortable, no hassles!

Posted by on 1 Apr. 2022

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4 out of 5
neat and clean room very friendly staff will stay there again

Posted by on 6 Mar. 2022

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4 out of 5
Very helpful staff

Posted by on 7 Feb. 2022

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Jan. 2022

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4 out of 5
Great quiet location

Posted by on 14 Nov. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Jan. 2022 by whalers team

Dear Guest Thankyou for your Positive Feedback. we appreciate it Regards Whalers Team

4 out of 5
Very quiet and cosy,very nice and would recommend.

Posted by on 7 Nov. 2021

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 17 Sep. 2021

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Property Features

There's a snack bar/deli on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at the business-friendly Whalers Rest Motor Inn. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Portland North motel is smoke free.

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

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • 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. Guests can surf the web using the 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 PM

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 7:30 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. At check-in, guests must provide either a negative PCR COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination. The negative COVID-19 test result requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up, and test must have been administered no more than 48 hours prior to check-in. COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up; guests must have received complete vaccination at least 1 days prior to check-in.

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 7:30 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 20.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 10.0 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 Visa, Mastercard, debit 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; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas for unvaccinated guests. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. At check-in, guests must provide either a negative PCR COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination. The negative COVID-19 test result requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up, and the test must have been administered no more than 48 hours prior to check-in. COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up; guests must have received complete vaccination at least 1 days prior to check-in. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

  • No lifts
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are 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 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 available
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • Masks are compulsory at the property for guests without full COVID-19 vaccination
  • Guests must provide health documentation
  • Guests must provide a negative COVID-19 test result
  • Guests must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Negative COVID-19 test result must be of specific type(s): PCR
  • Negative COVID-19 test result must have been issued within a specific period before check-in: 48 hours
  • Minimum age for negative COVID-19 test result requirement: 12
  • Minimum age for proof of COVID-19 vaccination requirement: 12
  • COVID-19 vaccine must have been received a minimum number of days before check-in: 1
  • Property does not offer on-site COVID-19 testing

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-in fee: AUD 25 for check-in between 8:00 PM and midnight
  • Late check-out fee: AUD 25 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 20.0 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2 percent

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
  • Best Western Whalers Rest Mtr Inn
  • Best Western Whalers Rest Mtr
  • Whalers Rest Motor Inn Portland
  • Whalers Rest Motor Portland
  • Whalers Rest Motor
  • 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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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.