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Kalbarri Motor Hotel

Grey St, Kalbarri, Western Australia 6536 Australia

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#1 of 1 small hotel in Kalbarri
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Welcome to Kalbarri Motor Hotel, your Kalbarri “home away from home.” Kalbarri Motor Hotel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

While staying at Kalbarri Motor Hotel, visitors can check out Hawk's Head Lookout (0.5 mi) and Meanarra Hill Lookout (0.5 mi), some of Kalbarri's top attractions.

Rooms at Kalbarri Motor Hotel offer air conditioning.

Guests of Kalbarri Motor Hotel are also welcome to enjoy a lounge, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

Travellers looking to enjoy some oyster can head to Finlay's Kalbarri or Gilgai Tavern. Otherwise, you may want to check out a cafe such as The Gorges Cafe, Pelican's Cafe & Restaurant, or Black Rock Cafe.

Should time allow, Blue Holes is a popular reef that is relatively easy to get to.

Kalbarri Motor Hotel puts the best of Kalbarri at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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corry d wrote a review Oct 2023
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This place has a huge outdoor area but does not allow dogs dam ridiculous no pub or bar allowed dogs only at Finlay's restaurant were they were more than happy to allow dogs and even brought out a bowl of water for our dog great place very nice indeed staff super friendly , would not consider Kalbarri very dog friendly at all
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Susan B wrote a review July 2023
Perth, Australia8 contributions
Went for dinner. Asked the staff what to order, shanks and Vietnamese chicken curry. Blown away two shanks in his serve and my Vietnamese curry maybe not authentic but delicious a beautiful gravy. Chicken cooked on the bone delicious. Surprised and impressed. Don’t judge a book by a cover.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Noush P wrote a review May 2022
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We have been here a few times 2 years ago and it was ok pub food. Came this year and I would recommend this place if you enjoy mediocre toppings on cardboard loosely labeled as Pizza, frozen fish coated in something resembling Batter or frozen chunks of beef shin heated up in the lamb shank sauce instead of the beef peppercorn sauce, or steak so well done (after ordering rare) you could throw it someone’s head and knock ‘‘em out cold, then this is the place for you. We were silent on all issues except the frozen beef shin which was ordered from the Asian menu but reheated in the lamb shank sauce. Tried to calmly and politely ask chef to defrost my meal, which was done, then upon eating it realising that this was actually the wrong meal, told ‘it was fine!’ with no discussion at all. Only positive is the little sauces at the front counter. If you coat everything in as much sauce as possible you may be able to chew, swallow and then keep it down. But this is only maybe. Save your $300 and seriously go to the Tav down the road. Or even IGA - pies are half price at the end of the day…. (and mate I don’t even eat pies)
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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anonymous wrote a review Jan 2021
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Very disappointed in the Thursday night karaoke. We were so excited all week of our holiday to sing at karaoke just for our song to be skipped, but other people got to sing 3-4 times when we put our song request in hours ago. Tried to speak to the staff that ran karaoke but they couldn’t give us a legit reason, the bar staff were lovely and very friendly. But Wouldn’t recommend going.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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patrick2042016 wrote a review Jan 2021
Perth, Australia780 contributions111 helpful votes
Peak summer holiday season. Unfortunately, not too many food outlets are open at 7.30pm for dinner. This place was crowded and had Gourmet Pizza! Gave it a go. Definitely, not gourmet! Had the meat lover’s pizza - good crispy base but that’s all. Cheap ingredients and oily. Pink Snapper fish and chips- fishy. Found a review later - ? fake pink snapper. Could be true or not fresh. Food $57. Beers $10.50 a pint!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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fmome wrote a review Nov 2020
Western Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed in the motel part of the Kalbarri Motor Hotel recently and left disappointed. The accomodation was affordable but ultimately did not represent good value for money. The motel rooms whilst pleasant and clean are aged and lack modern facilities like wide doors and accessible bathrooms. The service received by staff was acceptable, but only just. It ultimately lacked respect and friendliness. The accomodation experience may have been okay back in the 1980’s, but in 2020 it is not, particularly in the tourism hotspot that Kalbarri is. Without improvements I would choose to stay elsewhere.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Annie F wrote a review Oct 2020
Perth, Australia53 contributions24 helpful votes
Spotlessly clean accommodation across the road from the beach. The only issue is the noise from the pub at night, especially if you intend rising at 5am to walk in the gorges and need a good night's sleep. A toaster, chopping board, plates and cutlery and a good sized bar fridge are provided in the room - handy for making breakfast and lunches. Good place to stay for a couple of nights
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Nicole W wrote a review Sept 2020
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We went here early for a family meal expecting a yummy pub meal and that is not what we got. Their beer and cider was not cold from the tap. The chips were dry like they had been sitting for a week. The steak was cold and grissely, could have been covered over with a hot gravy, but no, that was tepid as well. The salad was limp and not fresh. I definitely would not recommend this pub for a meal. Also spoke with the manager, what an ignorant rude person. Major let down
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ainsworth1981 wrote a review Aug 2020
Perth16 contributions3 helpful votes
It’s after Covid and I understand that they are short staffed BUT if they are short staffed, then they should have a maximum capacity on the people they let in vs the staff they have available . I wish we had listened to the lovely lady and the gift shop and gone else where . We walked down at around 430 as we were told after 5pm we wouldn’t get a table. There was our family of 4 plus 2 friends. The boys pints were $25 for 2 which I think is expensive. They had run out of espresso martini’s on tap and only had wine on tap and no sparkling wine. They said we could go to the bottle shop and buy a bottle and they’d supply us with an ice bucket. We asked is their any additional charge to which the bar staff replied no. Well there was an additional charge of nearly $10 for corkage! They didn’t even open our bottle of champagne. We had to. At 530 I got up to order the kids food. The line was HUGE!!!!! I didn’t have my phone with me so I couldn’t alert hubby or our friends that we should order our meals too as the line was getting longer by the second. Finally they came looking for me to see what was taking so long. Before that , the grey nomad behind me was so close I could feel him breathing on me. I politely asked him if he could please practice social distancing and not stand so close to me. (Not going to get him any quicker to the front of the line!!), he sighed and rolled his eyes at me. He then told his wife when she arrived loudly not to stand near me 🤣 We waited in line 35 minutes to order them almost 1 hour for our food. Kids were tired and grumpy , took forever for the boys to order beer... this place needs to have social distancing in place and have maximum capacity in place as they can’t handle the influx of people. Much nicer places to eat with better service and cheaper food.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Paula M wrote a review Aug 2020
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Rooms are clean and beds are comfy and the amenities are satisfactory. But if you want to actually sleep make sure your room is as far away from the bar as possible. Especially on Thursday night, which is karaoke night. No chance of sleeping trying to drown out the wailing with the TV.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kalbarri Motor Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kalbarri Motor Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Kalbarri Pelican Feeding (0.4 km), Hawk's Head Lookout (0.1 km), and Meanarra Hill Lookout (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kalbarri Motor Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Kalbarri Motor Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kalbarri Motor Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kalbarri Motor Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Upstairs Restaurant, Buddha's Bites, and Finlay's Kalbarri.
Is Kalbarri Motor Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Kalbarri.