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4.2 out of 5

"We have stayed here many times and it’s always consistently clean and comfortable. " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 01 Sep 2018

Hotel Description

At John Pirie Motor Inn you'll be within a 30-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.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and all 43 rooms feature free WiFi, free newspapers, and hairdryers. Minibars provide free refreshments, and room service is also available. Irons/ironing boards, desks, and free toiletries are also available.

The restaurant, 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 bar/lounge. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a free manager's reception, and coffee/tea in a common area. Buffet breakfast is available on weekdays between 7 AM and 9:00 AM and on weekends between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM. There's also the convenience of free RV/bus/truck parking.

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

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$99 per night

Family Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Suite, 1 Bedroom

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 210 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 (98) Couples (68) Business (2) Family (43)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 23 Apr. 2019

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23 Apr. 2019 by Andrew S.

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5 out of 5
Rooms were clean, and the complimentary mini bar that is refreshed each day, is a welcome return to the room each day. Room service is quickly served, and meal sizes very generous. Recommend

Posted by on 23 Apr. 2019

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23 Apr. 2019 by Andrew S.

Thank you for your kind review. We hope to see you again soon.

5 out of 5
The room was very tidy and the bathroom was very modern

Posted by on 17 Apr. 2019

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19 Apr. 2019 by Andrew S.

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

5 out of 5
The location was central & easy to locate. Staff were friendly & helpful at all times.

Posted by on 16 Apr. 2019

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19 Apr. 2019 by Andrew S.

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

4 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Apr. 2019

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3 Apr. 2019 by Andrew S.

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

5 out of 5
Loved it all - so homely and the free mini bar was a nice bonus!

Posted by on 26 Mar. 2019

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26 Mar. 2019 by Andrew S.

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2 out of 5
I asked not to be disturbed on my first night and asked multiple times for a do not dusturb sign to hang on my door, but was assured multiple times I didn’t need it... cleaners woke me early and I was very displeased after driving many hours the day before. I asked for my room to be serviced and I found my bed did not have fresh sheets, the cushions were all over the floor, pillows were not fluffed up more put correctly on the bed, and my bed was thrown together without straightening my sheets. I asked ( in my booking details) for EXTRA toiletries but did not get them. I was not given a bath mat for my floor until I used a towel so I would not slip on the tiles. I wasn’t happy with the cleanliness of my room. Furniture is not moved when vacuumed and dust is very visible around the bed and bedtables. The room smelled bad. It smelled like rotting fruit. I will not return to the John Pirie ever again. I stayed 4 days and paid $666 and I feel the room was way over priced.

Posted by on 20 Mar. 2019

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27 Mar. 2019 by Andrew S.

Thank you for your email. I am disappointed that you did not enjoy your stay with us. I'll take your comments on board and discuss them with my team. Thank you very much for your feed back. Please let me know if you'd like to stay with us again to ensure the best stay. Sincerely, Andrew Spier, G.M.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 14 Mar. 2019

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2 Apr. 2019 by Andrew S.

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4 out of 5
nice and comfortable bit dated good stop over point didn,t use dining room .

Posted by on 6 Feb. 2019

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7 Feb. 2019 by Andrew S.

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4 out of 5

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2 Apr. 2019 by Andrew S.

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A free manager's reception is offered daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this motel measures 364 square feet (34 square metres) and includes meeting rooms. An outdoor pool, a BBQ, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly John Pirie Motor Inn. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3.5-star Solomontown 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
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • 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
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking , Parking (limited spaces) , Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Airport: Adelaide, SA (ADL) (228.8 km / 142.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

John Pirie Motor Inn offers 43 forms of accommodation with free minibar items and free newspapers. 26-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Solomontown motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Stocked minibar (free)
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Electric kettle
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

The motel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Angus & Co Bar & Grill – This restaurant specialises 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. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM, please contact the property in advance 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. Please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM.
Guests arriving after 8 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting 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 30.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 30.0 per night.

Pets

  • 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 are 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 guest room reservation.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No lifts

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AUD 25 for adults and AUD 12.5 for children (approximately)
  • Early check-in fee: AUD 150 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: AUD 150.00 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 30.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 30.0 per night
  • On-site 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 Pirie Motor Inn Port Pirie
  • John Pirie Motor Inn
  • John Pirie Motor Port Pirie
  • John Pirie Motor Inn Solomontown
  • John Pirie Motor 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.