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“Complimentary room included in day tour to Uluru”
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Alice Motor Inn
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Alice Springs
Sydney, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Complimentary room included in day tour to Uluru”
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Alice Motor Inn is located a bit more off track than other accommodations in Alice but it is rather quiet at night and it only takes 15min by foot to reach the city center and other attractions.

The whole property is styled like an American Motel with cars spaces in front of the rooms.
Located in the middle of the big building is the tinny reception where I was greeted by some very friendly staff that could give a non local some appreciated advice on snake encounters.

A small and clean looking pool is located right across the reception if you ever do want to cool down a bit.

Starting in the very early morning you can enjoy some basic breakfast in the community kitchen. They offer toast as well as some cereals. You will also find a microwave in here.
It is a pity that some guests do not seem to clean up after themselves as requested though and leave the dishes in the sink.

I was staying in a double bed room equipped with a small kitchen area (water boiler, mini fridge and some coffee & tea to enjoy) and an ensuite bathroom with bathtub/shower.
The place did not seem to be the cleanest with some spider webs on the walls and at the ceiling but I would have imagined worse for this price range. According to the staff the room has just been through some pest control and I did not see any creepy crawlies during my two night stay.

A good way to travel from and between the airport is with the shuttle you can book right after landing. They will make a stop right in front of the gates and bring you back to the airport with some time to spare for your flight back.
If you prefer to get a taxi, you will also find a free taxi phone in the community kitchen with the transport prices at display.

Room Tip: Rooms at the top level get less noise from arriving or departing guests
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  • Stayed December 2016, travelled solo
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AliceMotorInn, Manager at Alice Motor Inn, responded to this review, 23 December 2016
Thank you for your time in commenting on our property.
We try very hard to make all our guests as comfortable as possible during their stays with us.
We apologise for the one cobweb we found in Room 17. it must of been overlooked, and yes we try very hard to keep our rooms free of "Creepy Crawlies".
The community kitchen is a great meeting place for guests to catch up and exchange some friendly chit chat, travel advice etc, while enjoying our free continental breakfast.
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Needed a double bed in Alice, this was reasonably priced. Very friendly welcome, large older style room, comfy double bed. Found the front gate at night confusing. Breakfast was very basic - cornflakes, toast & coffee. Wifi only works in kitchen. Quiet, not noisy, a little out of town & very secure. Would go again

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  • Stayed December 2016, travelled as a couple
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AliceMotorInn, Manager at Alice Motor Inn, responded to this review, 12 December 2016
Thank you for your review. We are sorry about the confusion with our car and pedestrian gate. we are pleased you enjoyed your time with us.
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Evergem, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here as a base for 5 nights with our 3 kids. Was a little disappointed that the 'family suite ' was in fact just a big room with a basic kitchenette. Room is basic and a little tired but spatious clean and airy.

Staff are very friendly and helpful and there is a nice clean pool to help with the heat.

Breakfast is basic and you need to get there early on busy days to ensure you and some choice.

Overall as good budget option for a short stay.

Stayed December 2016, travelled with family
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AliceMotorInn, Manager at Alice Motor Inn, responded to this review, 6 December 2016
Thank you for taking the time to write your review.
We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us.
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Spacious accommodation, clean, and well presented. Comfortable & quiet nights sleep.
Light breakfast included...fruit juice, cereal, toast, coffee/tea in the kitchen.

Staff were friendly & helpful...bags securely stowed away during camping trip to Ularu.

Supermarket/bottle shop available about 5mins walk away.

Extraordinary good value!!! Highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2016, travelled as a couple
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AliceMotorInn, Manager at Alice Motor Inn, responded to this review, 6 December 2016
Thank you for your overview of our property and surrounds.
We are glad your stay was memorable.
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

You should not expect a 5 star hotel but it is quiet and clean. The air conditioner works great and you will need it while in Alice Springs, especially during this time of year. But the one thing that sold me on this place was Marilyn, the owner. She is such a nice, friendly person and so willing to help. She volunteered to make a call for me about my transportation. She is very knowledgeable about the area and can put you in touch with any of the tours of the area.

  • Stayed November 2016, travelled as a couple
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AliceMotorInn, Manager at Alice Motor Inn, responded to this review, 24 November 2016
Hi Boyd,
I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
i am more than happy to help our guests in any way possible to make your stay in the Red Centre as enjoyable as possible.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels.
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Property: Alice Motor Inn
Address: 27 Undoolya Rd, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
Region: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Alice Springs
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Alice Springs
Price range (per night): $91 - $123
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Alice Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alice Motor Inn - Quality budget en-suite motel rooms with great pool and barbecue area overlooking the rugged MacDonnell Mountain Ranges. Home style comfort, aircon and fan. Airport shuttle and town bus stop out front. Reception has the best tours to Uluru. 600 metres to the Town Mall; 400 metres to a supermarket/liquor store; Italian, Indian, Thai, & Chinese restaurants/takeout plus fish & chips. Free wireless internet. ... more   less 
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