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Alice Motor Inn
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Alice Springs
Reviewed 25 December 2013

We stayed here twice for two nights each time, sandwiching a tour to Uluru. Brilliant place to stay.

Great value for money with large rooms, a really pleasant pool area, free-to-use barbecue,fully equipped kitchen and complimentary wifi as well as a complimentary breakfast. Note that breakfast is set up and available from 4am to cater for the high proportion of visitors that depart early on tours. Nowhere in Australia have we found so much for the same price, nor with the thoughtfulness of the early breakfast.

Gee, the owner, was also a really nice guy and was exceedingly helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much hassle and we were made to feel welcome and safe. A 10 minute walk from town, a small supermarket and bottle shop less than 5 minutes away. What more could you need/want?

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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5  Thank Ashley B
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Reviewed 16 December 2013 via mobile

Booked the Alice Motor Inn as well as a 3 day/2 night tour of Ayers Rock with Emu Tours. The tour itself was booked via Alice Motor Inn which provided 25% discount off one of the nights as well as free storage for my suitcase while I was away on the tour.
I was pleasantly surprised by the standard of the room, which was roomy, had a good bathroom and reliable air conditioning (which is useful in 40 odd degree heat!).
The staff were very friendly and more than willing to offer advice on the local area. There are plenty of food options nearby and the centre of Alice Springs is approximately 15 minutes walk.
I highly recommend this accommodation which was great value.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
3  Thank OK1967
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

We stayed for two nights after a 10 day trip through the Red Centre, driving up to Alice from Adelaide in a campervan. I wanted somewhere comfortable to relax for a night or two before flying back to Sydney, and this fitted the bill.

The motel is old-style. It reminded me of visiting a favourite maiden aunt - everything spotlessly clean and comfortable, but a bit faded. Our family room was huge, and the kitchenette had all the implements we needed.

We had plenty of food with us after our camping trip, but there is also a kitchen with toast and tea-making facilities for all guests. We were able to leave our unused food andother supplies in the kitchen for other travellers passing through, as had those who had gone before.

The weather was hot (for winter) and we were tempted into the pool. It was lovely and clean but we realised that, while the day-time temp might be 29 degrees C, at night it's still cold and the water was freezing! It was pleasant lounging beside it, though.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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4  Thank KitBull
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

I spent three nights here in October, and fell in love with the place. Rooms are basic and clean, there is a shared kitchen on site where you can have breakfast (they supply cereal, bread, tea, coffee etc.). Good kitchen facilities, and guests leave supplies they do not want to bring with them when moving on so there was plenty of things like ketchup, mayo, butter etc. There is a large laundry room with washing machines, dryers, ironing board etc. Also an out doors clothesline. There is a small but very nice pool area with sunloungers around it, and a large outdoor BBQ for guests to use. We cooked on this on our last night and sat outside to eat and it was just lovely. The hotel manager Gee (pronounced "G") is smashing and helpful. I didn't like Alice Springs itself, but as a base for sightseeing it is perfect. This place was great fun, I actually enjoyed it more than some of the "fancier" hotels we stayed in on our big Oz adventure.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank mskirstylou
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

This place is a little far from the main city center - about 20 mins walk, but it is quite spacious. They provide complimentary breakfast, which is not extravagant, but keeps you going till lunch time. It is an ideal pick up point if you are doing the red center tour. Gee is very friendly, provides lots of good and sound advice, is very knowledgeable about the area and can be a real help if you are stuck for anything. We enjoyed staying here and would recommend it.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank nimonika
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

We arrived and were booked in to a room on the first floor, unfortunately there was a problem with the toilet not flushing. We reported this to the duty manager who came had a look and then moved us to a different room on the ground floor as it was not possible to fix that day.
The rooms were clean and fully furnished, breakfast was provided in the community kitchen every morning from 4 am this was to ensure those undertaking trips to the 'Rock' could get breakfast before leaving. There was always plenty of bread for toast as well as cereals and milk.
The pool was kept clean and looked inviting although it was cold despite the 40 degree air temperature.
No complaints would of rated higher if the furnishings had been more modern, good value for money and approachable and friendly manager.

Room Tip: Rooms on the ground floor are good and we were never disturbed by noise from the rooms above all roo...
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank holiday-view23-7-11
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

The Alice Motor Inn is a nice place in Alice Springs. It is a little bit old but still in good condition and clean. They have a kitchen which can be used 24/7 by everyone and a BBQ grill. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Probably the best price/value ratio for any traveller in the outback when you do not search for a 5 star hotel.
Special thanks to Gee for his support and information.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank elschakal
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Additional Information about 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: £47 - £68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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