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The Menai Motel & Function Centre

20 Edwardes St, Burnie, Tasmania 7320 Australia
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#3 of 3 motels in Burnie
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We can’t offer you the moon and the stars at The Menai Hotel, or a gown and slippers. What we can promise you though is a comfortable, clean room with reliable hot water, free WiFi, Foxtel, LCD TV, microwave oven and a bedside alarm clock radio, all within easy reach of most things that brought you to this part of the world. Every room also provides a refrigerator, tea and coffee facilities, a private bathroom, heaters and electric blankets as well as a writing desk. Toasters, irons and hairdryers are available on request. Some rooms have satellite TV. Our rooms are perfects for the business traveller, for a getaway for two and also for families in need of somewhere to rest their heads while they make their way around our beautiful island. Ample free parking is provided in site. The Menai restaurant is open 6 nights a week (Monday – Saturday) for evening meals, commencing at 5:30PM. Guests enjoy discounted meals, with 50% off on Monday to Thursday, and 25% on other nights. Loi’z Bar is the ideal spot to enjoy a cold beverage and friendly service. It offers a dart board and 8-ball tables as well as a cosy wood heater fired up on those chilly evenings. Counter meals are available six nights a week. We are just a 10-minute walk from the middle of town, where you can visit The Burnie Arts and Function Centre, or an extra few minutes will take you to the waterfront boardwalk where you can watch the Penguins returning to their nests any evening around sunset. By car we are about: 5 minutes from Fern Glade Reserve 15 minutes from Emu Valley Rhododendron Gardens 20 minutes from Guide Falls Alpaca and Animal Park Cradle Mountain is about an hour and a half away, as is The Tarkine Wilderness region. A slightly shorter drive will take you to The Nut at Stanley. Brochures are available to help you plan your next tour and it may be worthwhile to have a chat with your host, Leigh Newman to pick up some of the finer points about the island home he knows so well.
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Free parking
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Breakfast available
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20 Edwardes St, Burnie, Tasmania 7320 Australia
The Menai Motel & Function Centre
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Jesse M wrote a review Sept 2023
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Unfortunately I needed to stay due to a temporary emergency... Unfortunately it was so bad I went back to sleep in my car. Bedbugs riddled the beds. (Was given an upgrade and that had bedbugs too! So I checked out) Filthy vents, room smells like cigarettes and musky... very poor lighting even with lights on so dark. Carpets stained with who knows what all over the hotel. Questionable people staying there... Worst hotel experience. On a positive I did get refunded the nights I didn't stay. Place is almost non salvageable but they aren't even trying to keep up with basic hygiene.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Melissa B wrote a review Feb 2023
Howrah, Australia20 contributions4 helpful votes
The menai has long been a Burnie staple, and back in the day, it was the place to be to see some of the biggest Aussie bands of the time. As happens in many towns over time, it blurred into the background of Burnie and lost some charm. So when we visited family for a weekend away and heard the Menai was doing breakfast and offering a month of buy one brekky and get one free, we thought we'd give it a go. Well... A revamp/Reno of the bar into a fabulous restaurant/Cafe style space with beautiful views of bass straight, and fabulous service, gave us good vibes and happiness for our morning feels. But nothing could have prepared us for how incredible the food would be. Apart from the fact that 4 of us ordered food that included the Chefs award winning (best in Tasmania 2022) sourdough bread, which was absolutely fresh, flavourful and authentic, the meals were incredible and had us all (group of 6), captured, and planning our next visit. Our 5 year old raised her arms halfway through her crepes and a hashbrown to exclaim " best food ever!" Highly recommend and cannot wait to go back !!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Plenty of parking and great location
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jack m wrote a review June 2019
Burnie, Australia5 contributions
Old, overpriced, cold, musky. They put making money above anything else. The music is so loud of a weekend good luck sleeping. It’s sad to see because someone with half a brain could make it half of what it has to be and they’d be laughing. Clearly management are out of touch and behind the times.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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maurgold wrote a review Jan 2019
Hobart, Australia10 contributions3 helpful votes
We recently stayed at the Menai. It was last minute, and we didn't have much choice of accommodation due to a family emergency. We arrived at 1.45, check in was 2.00. the sign said Reception upstairs, but the doors were all locked, we tried the door to the bar, locked as well....this was over the Christmas holiday. I rang the number on the door, said to the manager we were there to check in, only to be told he'd gone out for lunch and to come back at 4.00. When we did eventually check in I was shown where breakfast was and told help yourself the milk is in the fridge and the cereal is in the cupboard...for $5.00 per head. The room was small and smelt musky, the fridge hadn't been turned on. The bathroom was sooo small. That night all we heard were trains, and were woken very early by trains. Couldn't shower because it took over 5 mins for the hot water to become just luke warm. I'm not quite sure if there were bullet holes in the bedhead or just really big holes where screws had been. If you feel like staying in the Bate's Hotel from Physco then this is the place to go. It is definately not worth $110 per night.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Paul wrote a review Dec 2018
Hobart, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
Recently stayed at this place and, judging by the pics and the $110 a night, assumed it would be pretty good... boy was I wrong. The licensed restaurant and Bar/lounge were closed for the Christmas/New year period, as was reception!! Check-in was noted as 2pm, however when we got there and found a phone number to call, the caretaker informed us that he was out to lunch and wouldn’t be back til 4. 2hrs later we finally got our rooms, only to find them tiny, run down & tired, with a bathroom the size of a closet, and a small bar fridge from the 70’s that wasn’t even turned on. We quickly dumped our stuff and went out for the evening. When arriving back that night we struggled to sleep due to the train that seemed to be outside our window, and the yelling & arguing from the room down the hall. Thank god we were only there 1 night!!
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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donnapatriciah wrote a review Oct 2018
Sydney, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
Don’t waste your money, this is the worst accommodation we’ve ever stayed at! It started with a ‘Fawlty Towers’ moment following a sign to Reception but when we arrived another sign saying Reception upstairs, so upstairs we go only to find a sign saying Reception downstairs?? A man came through a fire exit & asked could he help? After check in we were shown to the room which was small, old & tired. The bathroom is ridiculously small, so small in fact that when you sit on the loo you can reach the toilet paper on the opposite wall! There was a few dodgy characters hanging around the motel & then you have the freight trains to contend with with horns blowing until late at night & starting before 6am next morning & we also had to turn the old fridge off as the motor was extremely loud. We could go on but basically if we hadn’t booked on booking.com last minute which was non refundable we would never had stayed but never again!
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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sianjani wrote a review Aug 2018
Burnie, Australia125 contributions55 helpful votes
The Menai is the perfect spot for our yearly reunions, and the staff is friendly and obliging. There is plenty of room at The Menai, we can spread out, relax and enjoy our evening with fellow students, some we have not seen for over 50 years!! Meal selection is great, drinks reasonable and the time just flew...we laughed and reminisced the night away with another night to remember at THE MENAI... And found out AC/DC played there back in the seventies, what a night that would have been!!! I am looking forward to our big 60th next year....Barry Saltmarsh
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Karen B wrote a review July 2018
Burnie, Australia9 contributions2 helpful votes
We are locals who eat out regularly While the restaurant food is good and value for money we won't be returning until summer. The restaurant is huge and cold. It needs to be sectioned off and either the heat pump cranked up or a good wood fire put in the fireplace.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Michael C wrote a review Mar 2018
Melbourne, Australia347 contributions51 helpful votes
I’m reviewing this as a business traveler and what is important to me when traveling. This hotel was dated but for the cost wasn’t expecting much more. The water pressure in the shower was ordinary. The bed was nice and firm. The pillows were dreadful. Really need to be replaced. Staff were very nice. Pub patrons on Saturday night/ Sunday morning very rowdy
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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6120 Betty wrote a review Mar 2018
Kyneton, Australia69 contributions32 helpful votes
Accommodation very yesteryear, Only one bedside shelving in a Queen room, Shower & hand basin need a good clean as did the Microwave inside, ,Top of light above bed thick with dust as was the tiny clock, no room to move one side of bed or bed end ,No room service on weekend not informed on booking, very ordinary, Dinner was enjoyable thanks to the young chef,
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Menai Motel & Function Centre
Which popular attractions are close to The Menai Motel & Function Centre?
Nearby attractions include Burnie Regional Museum (1.1 km), Burnie Regional Art Gallery (1.1 km), and Games On Board (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Menai Motel & Function Centre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Menai Motel & Function Centre?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Menai Motel & Function Centre?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Menai Motel & Function Centre?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Chapel, Indian Corner at Wilson, and Palate Food & Drink.
Is The Menai Motel & Function Centre located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Burnie.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Menai Motel & Function Centre?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Is The Menai Motel & Function Centre accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.