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4.3 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

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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.

All 43 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, free newspapers, and hair dryers. Minibars provide free refreshments, and room service is also available. Additionally, irons/ironing boards, desks, and free toiletries are available.

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 bar/lounge. Added amenities include 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 Northern Festival Centre.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$90* Per night/room 21 Feb. - 22 Feb.

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 228 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 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 (107) Couples (70) Business (2) Family (49)
5 out of 5
Very friendly staff, all amenities in good condition. Close to town if you need more. Parking outside your room with plenty of room for high vehicles.

Posted by on 31 Jan. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Feb. 2020 by AS

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

3 out of 5
Room was clean and staff were friendly. Pity the restaurant was closed as we would have like to eat there.

Posted by on 12 Jan. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Jan. 2020 by AS

Thank you for your review. My apologies for the closure of our kitchen due to renovations. We hope to see you again. Regards, Andrew Spier, G.M.

5 out of 5
Great location & place for my family to stay overnight on our way to Perth.

Posted by on 4 Jan. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Jan. 2020 by AS

Thank you. Have a safe journey home. Happy New Year! Regards, Andrew Spier, G.M.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 15 Dec. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Dec. 2019 by AS

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon. Have a safe and merry Christmas. Regards, Andrew Spier

4 out of 5
Friendly, clean, reasonably priced accommodation. I would rate this 4.5 out of 5.

Posted by on 8 Dec. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Dec. 2019 by AS

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

5 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Dec. 2019

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10 Dec. 2019 by AS

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

5 out of 5
The staff were lovely. The room was spacious and clean. Shower was amazing Bathroom slightly dated but nice and clean. Drinks and munchies free in the room was a lovely touch!

Posted by on 14 Oct. 2019

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15 Oct. 2019 by AS

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

4 out of 5

Posted by on 7 Oct. 2019

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7 Oct. 2019 by AS

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

5 out of 5
We stayed for two nights and it was excellent. The service was excellent and the staff were so hospitable and friendly. We would certainly stay again. Well Done John Pirie Motor Inn we have a great stay.

Posted by on 30 Sep. 2019

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3 Oct. 2019 by as

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

4 out of 5

Posted by on 8 Sep. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Sep. 2019 by AS

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again. Regards, 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 daily. 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. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This Colonial 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
  • 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
  • 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) (228.2 km / 141.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

John Pirie Motor Inn offers 43 accommodations with free minibar items and complimentary newspapers. 26-inch flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. This Solomontown motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Stocked minibar (free)
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Electric kettle
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • 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 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.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

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 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 guestroom reservation. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • 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
  • 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.
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