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Whalers Rest Motor Inn
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Essex
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65 reviews
56 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2010

Booked a two bed room given I was travelling with a sibling. Was asked if we would be using both beds and after answering yes incurred an additional $15 room charge! Uncomfortable beds featuring a cartoon fish pattern bedding set which wouldn't look out of place in a child's bedroom.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 December 2008

A true motel, like in the 60s! It's like a leap in the past, but the place aged very well, rooms are in excellent condition, very clean, spotless and nicely furnished. I really liked the decor of red bricks, both inside and outside.

Staff was very friendly, both at check-in and check-out. I had an excellent breakfast brought to my room at the time I wished.

Location is perfect, on the edge of the main northbound road out of Portland, not less than a couple minutes from the city center.

Although we are far from an upscale 4-star facility, I really loved this place for the charm of the room and the friendliness of the staff. At AUD100 for one night, I absolutely recommend this place.

Photos attached were taken as I stepped into the room after check-in.

  • Stayed December 2008, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 January 2005

The Whaler's Rest is located about 4km out of Portland and is quite convenient if you are driving. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and while there was some noise from the nearby highways during the day, it died down around sunset and was quiet overnight.

Breakfast could be ordered the night before and is delivered to your room at the time you specify on the order form. The staff were friendly and helpful. They suggested tourist destinations to visit along the way and provided some brochures about things to do.

Its one drawback is that it is not centrally located, but we thought it was reasonable value for money.

While in the Portland area, make sure you visit Bridgewater Bay, the petrified forest and the blowholes.

  • Stayed January 2005
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Additional Information about Whalers Rest Motor Inn

Property: Whalers Rest Motor Inn
Address: 714 Henty Hwy, Portland, Victoria 3305, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Portland
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Portland
Price range (per night): $86 - $126
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Whalers Rest Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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Best Western Portland
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