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Tanjil Motor Inn

384 Main St, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875 Australia
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#9 of 13 hotels in Bairnsdale
The Tanjil Motor Inn offers guests clean and comfortable accommodation centrally located in Bairnsdale. The Tanjil Motel is located close to the CBD, restaurants, hospital, clubs and sport venues. A home away from home where you'll always find friendly service and country hospitality.All rooms contain at least a queen bed, bathroom, air-conditioning, heating, LCD TV and DVD, Free Foxtel, WiFi, toaster, kettle &microwave.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Outdoor pool
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Bottled water
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Meg M wrote a review Apr 2021
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions2 helpful votes
I was made to feel very welcome during my five-night stay. It's a quiet, older-style motel run by a friendly couple. The rooms are clean, the location is handy, room rates are good value and the owners were super helpful. They also have a really cute dog. I'll be back.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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I'MAWAY wrote a review Nov 2020
Inverloch5 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed three nights and found the Tanjil Motor Inn to be clean, comfortable, conveniently located, with friendly, very helpful hosts. Generous amount of complementary tea, coffee, biscuits and milk supplied. We would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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rob m wrote a review Mar 2020
Melbourne, Australia131 contributions35 helpful votes
Very clean and tidy older style motel that is obviously being progessively updated. Friendly and helpful host who seemed to have a good grasp of the services available in town. Bed was very comfortable and even though fronts onto main street road and traffic noise was minimal
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Date of stay: March 2020
rachandphil wrote a review Dec 2019
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions3 helpful votes
We booked in due to being evacuated by the east Gippsland fires not for pleasure or business. Our property is under threat and we stand to lose it. We booked x 2 rooms with family visiting from Perth. Upon arrival we were meet by the manager who was strangely very rude, arrogant, very grumpy (for no apparent reason??) and appointed us to our rooms. We just assumed he was having a bad day.. In one room the aircon would not cool, it was 44 degree and the aircon had been on for over two hours - and was blowing very warm boarding hot air. We asked him to come see it and he was so unbelievably aggressive, told us it was fine and to leave it for another 40 mins and go back to pool. We did and then went back - the air was getting warmer. When he went back he said there was nothing wrong, waving his hands around stating it’s fine and to just leave it. It was 44 degrees outside and we have children including our infant daughter. He moved us to another room to which the air con worked great - he became increasingly more rude and agitated (if that’s even possible?!) later that evening I asked for the trundle bed he had offered us to which He then went into a Loud rant accused us of being intoxicated, spoke over the top of me and demanded we be gone be 10am the next day and that we had caused him So much trouble for merely reporting a faulty air con. He complained we had used the room and he couldn’t re let it now however the only use had been that it had our luggage sitting in and that’s it as we were using the pool the keep cool ! The pool was afloat with plastic and quite dirty, the rooms had copious amounts of filth under the couch cushions including matches and lighters and old food and the worst was the pubic hair on the fridge of all places. We are locals and have lived in this area for over 50 years.. we have nothing to gain whatsoever by writing a bad review but I’ve never come across this in our home town in all these years. We were very stressed and tried to make light of it for our kids. Never have we ever been spoken to and treated like this by anyone. We were so polite to the point of trying to see if he was ok but not even that helped. We had no other accommodation options and had already paid for the night so we had to stay there. We wish this had not been the case but to be accused of being drunk, being a liar, spoken over the top off, told that there is no warm air it’s just us and told to leave not a minute past check out for merely reporting a faulty air con in ONE of our rooms / especially in our circumstance - is beyond appalling. Our kids were all quite unsettled with the blackening skies and we were trying to make light of staying in a hotel. I will never stay here no recommend this hotel to anybody based on the manager not the actual hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jayjepsi wrote a review Dec 2019
28 contributions17 helpful votes
My family and I booked two rooms during the recent bushfires in East Gippsland and this was possibly the worst stay we have ever had to experience. One room was not well cleaned (rubbish and lighter under the lounge cushions) and the other had an airconditioner that wasnt working. On calling in to the manager to ask for assistance with the AC, he was very rude, dismissive and uninterested. I waited another hour at his request for it to cool down (on a 44 degree day) and it still hadnt. On asking for further assistance, he stormed about the room complaining I had used it and how could he sell it again, this not being my issue I asked for another room. Later on when we enquired when they would be delivering the extra trundle bed he accussed us of ‘drinking’ and thats why we complained about the AC. The pool was filthy with plastic floating amongst other rubbish. On check out I explained to the manager that his behaviour toward us was appalling and unwarranted.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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USD 64 - USD 77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tanjil Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Tanjil Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include St Mary's Catholic Church (0.7 km), Bairnsdale Camping and Outdoors (0.8 km), and Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tanjil Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Tanjil Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Tanjil Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Tanjil Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tanjil Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Earth and Soul Pizza, The Main Hotel, and The Grand Terminus Hotel.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tanjil Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Tanjil Motor Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Bairnsdale.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tanjil Motor Inn?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tanjil Motor Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Tanjil Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.