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“Great basic motel off the beaten path”
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Alice Motor Inn
Ranked #7 of 13 Hotels in Alice Springs
Heaven
Level 6 Contributor
172 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great basic motel off the beaten path”
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This rather small motor inn, located on the outskirts of town, has a pool and BBQ equipment. There is a restaurant and a grocery store within a 10 minute walk of the property. Room was dated but comfortable with plenty of amenities for a short overnight stay. Price was reasonable and very quiet at night. The receptionist was very helpful. Breakfast is self-service in the breakfast room located across from Reception. Bus is available hourly. There is a bus stop in front of motel; bus schedule is posted at reception desk.

  • Stayed April 2016, travelled solo
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8 Thank George O
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AliceMotorInn, Manager at Alice Motor Inn, responded to this review, 29 December 2016
Thank you George for your review of our property, we enjoyed having you as our guest.
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Calgary, Canada
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 24 December 2016

This motor inn is a little bit (15 mins) far to walk from downtown in Summer. It is in desert region; temperature can get up to 36 degree. The inn is kind of old. The inn keepers are friendly and helpful. The inn even provides a community kitchen for you to cook meals. It is not a bad place, just a bit too far away.

from business for me.

  • Stayed December 2016, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Helen19922228
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AliceMotorInn, Manager at Alice Motor Inn, responded to this review, 26 December 2016
Thank you for your review of our property.
we are approximately a 15 minute walk from town, with good walkways over flat ground, which makes it suitable for people of all ages.
our guests are appreciative of our kitchen area, where you can cook as well.
safe travels.
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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4 Thank 215Lisa215
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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
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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

Room Tip: Down stairs is easier
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  • Stayed December 2016, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank peterelliottart
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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
Level 6 Contributor
250 reviews
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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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6 Thank Neil646
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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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Additional Information about Alice Motor Inn

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): $88 - $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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