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KamChoon
Australia

Not a place I would recommend ..

2.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 Jan 2021
Stayed for 2 nights on vacation 18-20Jan. Very disappointed with the accom in many aspects.
Pros : Bedsheets are clean. Shower is clean. Towels are clean.
WiFi works well.
Price is reasonable
Cons : Sofa chair is dirty / dusty and you can see a thick layer of dust at the edge near the backrest. Arm rest is dirty
Windows need a new coat of paint for sure
Fridge in the room is TINY .. smaller than a bar fridge
Common kitchen / BBQ area has NOTHING there other than a microwave and an old BBQ set. There are NO taps or basins for you to do any washing up. Chairs and table is in need of replacement and dirty.
Aircon was old and noisy .. the ‘window-unit’ old fashion type.
For a visitor who enjoys a bit of fishing - there is NO place for you to wash your gear or to clean your fish, if you caught any. I did not bother with fishing after finding out this lack of facility
You would think that the owners would use the slack period during the Covid lockdown to do some of these basic upgrading / renovations, or, even some thorough cleaning. But none of that happened, unfortunately.
Date of stay: January 2021
Room Tip: Rooms away from the main highway
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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    Reviewed 22 November 2020 via mobile

    We stayed at the whalers rest motel in portland for one night as we were visiting family in portland.
    We had a room for two adults and one child.A single bed and a double bed,must say these are the best and most comfortable beds and pillows we have even had in a motel,also they have electric blankets.
    Very clean room and clean bathroom.
    TV,microwave, kettle,toaster.
    BBQ area...check in was fast and easily.
    Very nice place to stay and its the very first motel on left driving in to portland from Melbourne.
    5min drive to beach and shopping centre...
    Sorry but I forgot to take a photo

    Date of stay: November 2020
    Trip type: Travelled with family
    Thank Jane G
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    Reviewed 15 May 2020

    It was away from buzz therefore its pretty quiet. Room 1 was huge and clean. We had peaceful sleep the night we stayed there. It was a bit dim in the room but still ok. Staff was friendly. We will stay again.

    Date of stay: May 2020
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Reviewed 19 January 2020

    The location was quiet despite being just off the main highway. The room was very spacious, clean & well equipped. The beds were comfortable, good quality linen & toiletries provided. Definitely value for money. The hosts were friendly & helpful. Will stay again anytime.

    Date of stay: January 2020
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    Reviewed 25 November 2019

    The Whalers Rest is on the main highway into Portland so is easy to find and only 5 min drive to town centre where there are a variety of dining options. The rooms are very clean and comfortable beds. The rooms are set well back from road and there is no traffic noise. Great overnight stop at a budget price. Recommend.

    Date of stay: November 2019
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    Reviewed 6 October 2019

    Reasonably priced, excellent bed, wonderful block-out curtains and decent shower pressure, what more could you want?! It was blowing a gale outside and we were snug and warm in our cozy brick room. :-D

    Date of stay: October 2019
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