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RebeccaLuce
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Very overpriced...

Review of Central Motel
3.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 Jan 2020via mobile
The gentleman who checked us in was lovely. The room was fine; well equipped with cutlery, ironing board etc. It was however a bit tired and the bathroom was a tad on the small side, however the room itself was spacious with convenient parking directly outside.

Only downside was the price. It was the most we had paid for one night the entire trip, and was almost the most basic room. There was a Hotrod event on in the town which may have reflected the inflated cost.
Date of stay: January 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Centralmotel, Owner at Central Motel, responded to this review
Responded 13 Jan 2020
Hi Rebecca,
I agree with all you say and thanks for the compliment about me at check in-You came to us via a 3rd party booking platform and their commission form your tariff was $36. Others who booked direct paid considerably less.-our biggest challenge is to educate guests to book direct-if you view my responses to reviews I keep talking about it.
I believe most people check reviews before booking so my hope is that we can have some success this way. As to your tired comment-that is partially correct-our rooms were re painted recently. I did read an article in an accommodation magazine that said many of the Sydney accommodation providers were subject to the same comment and the reason given was that with the pressure on price from commissions and Gst (25% all up of tariff) and the drive down in price to stay competitive with other providers, there is no fat left in tariff revenues to do timely renovations. We do our utmost to keep up with guest expectation by providing immaculately clean rooms, comfortable beds, neat and tidy outdoor areas and good showers at a rate considerably below our competitors. As a bonus our location is the most desirable in the town.
I conclude by saying at high times the tariffs are greater to cover for the very lean winter months where visitation drops and you can stay with us for $120.00pn

Again book direct for the best possible price
Regards
Peter
Owner
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Reviewed 3 January 2020

This motel was great and had everything we needed for our 1 night stop over. It was clean and comfortable. Owners were very friendly and helpful. Would recommend staying here if you are planning on stopping in Port Fairy.

Date of stay: December 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Centralmotel, Owner at Central Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2020

Thank you for your positive review. We have been her 15 years and although sometimes I feel akin to Basil Fawlty, we still strive to deliver rounded friendly service throughout your stay.
Now where is Sybil ????
Remember to book direct and speak to us about best price.
Thank you
Peter
Owner
03 55681800 or stay@portfairymotel.com.au

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Reviewed 1 January 2020

Booked 2 rooms side by side rooms were spacious clean and well appointed x give outdoor sitting areas x walking distance to every thing we walked to lemongrass Thai slid very nice x would highly recommend this motel

Date of stay: January 2020
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank SUSAN j
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Centralmotel, Owner at Central Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2020

Thank you for highlighting some of the genuine positives about our property. We work hard to ensure our guests realise the most enjoyable stay possible.
Booking direct with us will always deliver the best price possible 55 681800 or stay@portfairymotel.com.au
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Peter
Owner

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Reviewed 18 December 2019

Right in the centre of town, close to cafes. The room was upstairs and quiet. The room and bathroom were spotless. The bed was really comfortable and the shower was good and hot. And the host, Peter was friendly and helpful. We couldn't ask for more. We happily recommend the Central Motel.

Date of stay: December 2019
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Reviewed 15 November 2019

Motel situated off Sackville St.,PortFairy's main street,close to everything. Rooms are good standard with plenty of hot and drinking water.Peter and staff are welcoming.Although just off Sackville St.we did not hear any traffic noise.I would certainly stay at this motel if visiting Port Fairy again.

Date of stay: November 2019
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Centralmotel, Owner at Central Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2019

Thank you for your positive review. We have filtered rain water taps to each room which is a welcome addition to the amenity here knowing the local tap water is a bore water treated.
Our central but off street location provides a quiet amenity for our guests whilst still in the heart of the cafe restaurant and business area of Port Fairy
We encourage all prospective guests to phone us direct (03 55681800) for the best rates available.
Regards
Peter-owner/Manager

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Reviewed 20 October 2019 via mobile

A group of 15 stayed at the motel. Its central location was
perfect for both a dinner and breakfast arrangement in nearby eating places. The rooms were perfectly adequate albeit on the pricey side for what they offered.

Date of stay: October 2019
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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