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Seacombe House Motor Inn Port Fairy

22 Sackville St, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284 Australia
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#3 of 11 hotels in Port Fairy
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Select from a range of accommodation options at Historic Seacombe House, circa 1847. Port Fairy is arguably one of Victoria's most historic and beautiful towns. Situated at the ocean end of the main street in a quiet garden setting, only minutes to the shops, boutique cafes and restaurants, five minutes walk to the historic wharf and Moyne River, and ten minutes walk to the beaches. Our unique property is spread across three buildings and provides a variety of accommodation options including historic cottages, stylish appointed motel suites and a comfortable guest house. The original Bluestone building also features a beautiful restaurant, along with conference and function rooms. Our heritage listed cottages have the added indulgence of open fires & large double spas. Named after historic local sailing vessels, two of the cottages offer a second bedroom & kitchenette. If stylish contemporary is more your thing, then why not try our Seacombe House Motor Inn motel suites. The ultra modern Executive Suites, & the Premier Suites all feature wide screen TVs, DVD players, satellite TV ,and are beautifully decorated. A complimentary guest laundry, parking subject to availability , beautiful gardens, minutes to boutique cafes restaurants and the historic port are just some of the reasons our guests return again and again.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Horseback riding
Fishing
Highchairs available
Conference facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor furniture
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Radio
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
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PDMM_Gourmands wrote a review Feb 2024
Queanbeyan, Australia774 contributions312 helpful votes
We booked last minute…it was $250/night and the TA reviews looked very positive and the place seemed a bit more upscale. When we arrived, we were greeted by a very polite, helpful and engaging receptionist. We got a room upgrade to one that had the bathroom reno. The king family was indeed large, the bathroom/toilet was nice and new, but the shower’s water pressure was low. Regrettably, the carpet was dirty, stained and smelled. The towels were clean, but old and frayed and the wifi reception was very poor. The walls have poor insulation…we could hear our neighbours speak and their TV also. The bed was, however, very comfortable. We had a few dead and live crickets in our room - a visit from pest control could handle that in an environmentally friendly manner. Overall, we were just disappointed with the hotel…it has the potential to be so much more. We are well travelled and have stayed in a broad spectrum of accommodation types, even family hostels, so we are being very objective with this review - feel free to read more of our reviews, especially recent ones.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Christine Roeger, General Manager at Seacombe House Motor Inn Port Fairy
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Guest, Sorry I do not know your name. I am saddened that you thought our property did not live up to reviews. Looking at the tariff this was a very busy time in Port Fairy and this is why the rate would have been slightly higher than normal. I am surprised by your comments but we take all comments seriously and do our best to rectify any issues. In regards to the crickets we do have a pest control program but this is their breeding season so are very active. It happens in February and March and again we do our best to keep them out of the accommodation. I hope that we do see you again at Seacombe House Take care and Travel safely from Christine & The Team at Seacombe House
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FyingKiwi wrote a review Jan 2024
Christchurch, New Zealand948 contributions357 helpful votes
Reception on arrival was brilliant. A very effervescent Katherine (who is also the residential Manager) provided a very warm welcome and was able to negotiate through an error (of my own making) effortlessly regarding our booking. Plenty of advice given regarding local facilities and amenities and made to instantly feel welcome both to the accommodation and the community. The room was in the historical part of the building, downstairs. While the occasional footsteps could be heard above, it never became an issue. While not overly large, the room exuded comfort, and while within a historic building, also exuded a style commensurate with four-to-five-star accommodation. It contains a large comfortable bed along with a table and chairs from which to be able to work. The bathroom was large and very well provided with complimentary toiletries and a shower with two shower heads providing one with a choice as to what (and what not) to wash. Excellently located within the small township allowing for a variety of options to be explored for whatever meal or refreshment was desired.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Christine Roeger, General Manager at Seacombe House Motor Inn Port Fairy
Responded 28 Jan 2024
Hi Arend, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing and lovely review for us. And to also take the time to put the review on Booking.com You were both an absolute delight and I am just so happy we had a room for you the night before you were actually booked in. It all seemed to work out beautifully. It made be very happy to be able to make your stay a lovely experience. I hope that we see you again sometime in the near future Take care Christine [ Katherine is pretty close ha ha] and the Team at Seacombe House Port Fairy
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Sharon B wrote a review Jan 2024
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The most stylish, comfy motel room in a lovely garden setting with the most helpful friendly staff! A lovely little restaurant with great coffee adjoins Seacombe House. Perfectly placed in the Main Street but away from the bustle. Wonderful! We plan to return again!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 5 Jan 2024
Hi Sharon, Thank you so much for such a beautiful review. It was so lovely to have you stay with us again We are so lucky to be located where we are and as you say is the perfect quiet location to stay anytime of year. We look forward to having you stay with us again Take care Christine & The Team at Seacombe House
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Rob B wrote a review Nov 2023
Brisbane, Australia49 contributions20 helpful votes
We stayed here last night.The accomodation was very modern inside and clean.The pricing of our room was also good.The woman that booked us in and the woman who checked us out were both very helpful.The town of Port Fairy is lovely we wish we had stayed longer but had more accomodation booked else where on our holiday.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 Dec 2023
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was such a shame you could not stay longer but hopefully you will be able to next time when you return to Seacombe House Port Fairy. Take care Safe travels Christine & The Team at Seacombe House.
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Ewan R wrote a review Nov 2023
Bordeaux, France4 contributions
Beds are absolutely wonderful - it was sleeping on a cloud! The room is spacious, the bathroom is really modern and highly functional, with an interesting garden (smell the Children's Rose, and check out the rooftop terrace). Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 11 Nov 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. It was an absolute delight having you stay and isn't it wonderful to be able to smell the roses. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the comfort of our beds and our facilities. Safe travels and hopefully you can return to Seacombe House again one day from Christine & The Team at Seacombe House.
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richard o wrote a review Oct 2023
Sydney, Australia9 contributions
We enjoyed our night at Seacombe House in Port Fairy. We chose to stay in Gun Alley, which is one of the original rooms dating from when the building was a pub. The room is very spacious and features the original ceiling of hand cut boards. The bathroom is excellent, very modern and well designed. The building is old and therefore a bit noisy but we enjoyed it for what it is.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you want quiet and totally modern I suggest you choose one of the newer free-standing rooms
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Responded 11 Nov 2023
Hi Richard, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. It was lovely having you stay, and I am so pleased you loved the charm of Gun Alley and Seacombe House. Yes it has its quirkiness, but it is so wonderful to experience the history of Seacombe Houses the original building built in 1847. If only the walls could talk! Take care and I hope we see you again soon Christine & The Team at Seacombe House.
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Tinderry15 wrote a review Oct 2023
Sydney, Australia27 contributions6 helpful votes
An old property with a newer motel style wing. We stayed in this wing. The room was well appointed and quite large. The staff were very friendly and quite helpful. The location is excellent as it is walking distance to the shops, cafes and restaurants. There is onsite parking but under trees which dropped sticky ‘stuff’ onto the car. After that we parked on the street. There is free washing / drying facilities and that was very helpful midway through our holiday.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 11 Nov 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review for us. I am so pleased that you enjoyed Seacombe House. We are in a fabulous location as you say so close to everything. Seacombe House has accommodation to suite everyone's style from Old to New but with all of the modern facilities. Sorry about the neighbour's tree which does drop fruit only at this time of year over onto our car park. Sadly, this is out of my control. As you say we have plenty of free street parking. Take care and I hope that we see you again in the near future from Christine & The team at Seacombe House.
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justjen63 wrote a review Oct 2023
Bangalow, Australia10 contributions4 helpful votes
Charming quaint historical motel in an equally charming quaint seaside village. Excellent location, staff very friendly. Rooms a tad small but that is in keeping with an old building. Great rates, definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 18 Oct 2023
Thank you for such a lovely review. It was a delight having you stay with us. As you mentioned the room you stayed in in the Hotel section is cosy and small but great value. We have other accommodation in the Motel, Historic Cottages and two houses available which are all very spacious. I hope that you can stay with us another time in the near future. Contact us directly, we can always explain the different room types that we have available Take care from Christine & The Team at Seacombe House.
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Sharon Lee wrote a review Oct 2023
Perth, Australia71 contributions34 helpful votes
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This hotel/motel is definitely worth a look. I originally booked to stay in a room in the older part of the hotel but was offered an upgrade to the newer motel room. It was fabulous! Giant comfy bed, new bathroom with sensor lighting and double showers. Lovely charming gardens and lovely welcoming owner.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking available and close walk to great food
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Responded 15 Oct 2023
Thank you so much for such a beautiful review. It makes my heart warm to hear that you enjoyed Seacombe House so much. It was so lovely to share it with you. We are very lucky to live in such a beautiful town and the best part is being able to walk everywhere, to restaurants, beaches, river precinct and much more. I have a wonderful team that work with me at Seacombe House Port Fairy Take care and I hope that we see you again soon Christine
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Robert H wrote a review Sept 2023
New York City, New York7 contributions1 helpful vote
We were going to arrive by car after the front desk was closed, but they worked out a way for us to check in after hours. This was so helpful to our family after a weary drive. They couldn’t have been any nicer, helped us find good places to eat and explore the next morning, and we’re very interested to have engaging conversations with curious Americans
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 20 Sept 2023
It was such a delight having you stay with us at Seacombe House and am so happy that you felt relaxed, were comfortable and enjoyed your time. We have a fabulous Team at Seacombe House and are all very passionate about our workplace and guests alike. It was wonderful sharing it with your family Take care and I hope that we see you another time at Seacombe House Christine
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PRICE RANGE
AU$179 - AU$221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
comfort inn port fairy hotel port fairy, port fairy comfort inn
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Comfort Inn Port Fairy
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaPort Fairy
NUMBER OF ROOMS
36
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Frequently Asked Questions about Seacombe House Motor Inn Port Fairy
Which popular attractions are close to Seacombe House Motor Inn Port Fairy?
Nearby attractions include Blarney Books and Art (0.4 km), PORT FAIRY FARMERS MARKET (0.4 km), and Evolve Lifestyle (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Seacombe House Motor Inn Port Fairy?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Seacombe House Motor Inn Port Fairy?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Seacombe House Motor Inn Port Fairy?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Seacombe House Motor Inn Port Fairy?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Seacombe House Motor Inn Port Fairy?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blakes, alexo Pizza & Bistro port fairy, and Bank St + Co.
Is Seacombe House Motor Inn Port Fairy located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Port Fairy.
Are any cleaning services offered at Seacombe House Motor Inn Port Fairy?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Seacombe House Motor Inn Port Fairy?
Many travellers enjoy visiting George Dodds Reserve (0.5 km), Battery Point (0.7 km), and Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives (0.4 km).
Is Seacombe House Motor Inn Port Fairy accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.