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“A necessary stop but nothing attractive”
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Silver Hills Motel
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Queenstown
Perth, Western Australia
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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“A necessary stop but nothing attractive”
Reviewed 15 January 2013

Queenstown is a mining town inland from the west coast of Tasmania and unfortunately I can't think of anything nice to say about it. The Silver Hills Motel gets its name from the denuded hills around the town where silver was mined, and now copper is the staple. The scenery is bleak, the motel is used during the week by fly-in miners, and the rooms are barely functional and barely clean. The only reason we stayed in Queenstown was because it is a long drive back to Hobart from Strahan and we wanted to stop at some places along the way (eg Lake St Clair).

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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silverhillsmotel, Owner at Silver Hills Motel, responded to this review, 15 January 2013
Firstly John, thanks for your review, altghough I get the sense that you feel that your whole visit to Queenstown was a miserable event for you, and not where you wanted to be. I guess tripadvisor is also probably the most convenient forum to disparage what I think is a fantastic historical and wilderness destination. It is a working mining town in a harsh and unforgiving, but very beautiful part of the world. Being a working mining town, the majority of my guests in December are corporates, and they choose the Silver Hills for the warm, clean rooms and the great food...aside from the scenery, service, price and location.
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Rome, Italy
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

Pros: Internet, friendly, attentive and accommodating staff, well priced

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This motel was a good find, thanks to the help of other reviewers on Agoda. Although we had booked a deluxe queen room, on arrival, James (the receptionist/manager) gave us an upgrade to queen +1 bedroom.
The room facilities were quite basic, yet sufficient. On arrival, we had some issues with the bar fridge not working properly, however it was replaced after it was brought to managers attention. The motel has a self service Laundry (coin based washers and dryers, ironing board). Washing powder was free. The room I stayed at was located on 1st floor. Some nights were cold. The beds are equipped with electric blanket if required. Also, there is a electric heater in the room.

The motel restaurant food was more on the expensive side. The initial night of checkin, we had dinner at this restaurant as we were not familiar with Queenstown. Later found alternative choices.

Limited choices in the Queenstown makes this motel a more suitable, convenient and useful accommodation than others.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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108 reviews
49 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 January 2013

Stayed there for one night as we needed a stop over between Strahan and Hobart. Nothing too special about the Room, but it was clean and had heating blankets (which it seems you will need most of the time in Tassie). The guy at the reception was vey friendly. We did not eat there as we like to support different businesses local when we travel - had dinner at Mahoney's which was fabulous. Liked the free wifi, too. Room for improvement: our bathroom window did not close properly - even though we closed the door when heating the main room, the lack of insulation causes an unnecessary waste of energy. Also, would have been nice to have a kettle to make some tea. I would have prefered that over the iPod docking station :) Oh, the continental breakfast was okay, but $12 is way too much. Next time we'd go to a local cafe.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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silverhillsmotel, Owner at Silver Hills Motel, responded to this review, 4 January 2013
Dear Nique, firstly many thanks for your review, and of course for staying recently. Im glad you found the room clean and well presented, and we actually DO have tea and coffee in every room, although it is located in the drawer under the desk in your room. Our tea and coffee selection features Moccona Classic coffee, as well as hot chocolate and complimentary biscuits.
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 December 2012

Arrived on a very wet cold late afternoon having prebooked, no one at reception but contacted them by phone in lobby, told our room number and that key was in the door!

Room was rather cold and chilly, however, plugged in the heater and the room soon got warm.

Wifi worked well when we eventually got the access code. Room was adequate and clean.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 December 2012 via mobile

The Silver Hills in Queenstown is a biker friendly destination in an area renowned for its tourist attractions and of course - the truly awesome rides throughout the south west of Tasmania.
The personal service and local advice offered by the new management team was really appreciated.
The Resturant provides a great selection of well presented dishes and the rooms are clean and well appointed.
I will certainly be coming back - for the rides as well as the accommodation! :)

  • Stayed December 2012
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Dubbo, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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Reviewed 19 December 2012

Stayed in Queenstown doing some work for a local company. The Silver Hills staff were very friendly and the restaurant serves a good meal. Irons are only available in the Laundry and the rooms are not over large. Found everything clean, serviceable and quiet (apart from a friendly possum who arrived home to the tree nearby about when I was getting up for work!) Would stay there again. Classic Summer weather in Tassy though - take a rain coat, hat and gloves!

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
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silverhillsmotel, Manager at Silver Hills Motel, responded to this review, 21 December 2012
Dear PeterS,

Firstly thank you very much for your review, and the positive feedback that you ( like others recently ) have left. We are now a year into our renovations and there are some major improvements in the rooms, restaurant, reception and grounds...though we still have a long way to go. In the end a great stay is often about more than a new coat of paint. We believe its about great food, great staff, warm clean rooms and a good night sleep. We believe its about value for money, and the small differences such as free Wi-Fi ...

So thank you for spending a few nights at the Silver Hills Motel, and I hope we can welcome you back sometime in the future.
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Queenstown, Tasmania, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 6 December 2012

What a great place to dine, the food was delicious, out of 10 of us everyone had something different and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal, what a great Chef, the service was fantastic and the views of the rugged west coast hills and Mt Owen are spectacular, highly recommended. We will certainly be going back.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Silver Hills Motel
Address: 3 Penghana Rd, Queenstown, Tasmania 7467, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Queenstown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Silver Hills Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This iconic Queenstown motel is not only the oldest on the Tasmanian West Coast, but also one of the largest. Featuring 57 motel rooms all with en-suites, heating and queen sized beds...as well as the largest restaurant in Queenstown with a fantastic fireplace and views over the ranges. An ideal (and well priced!) base to explore Queenstown, Strahan and the Western Wilderness.Now with free WiFi internet ! ... more   less 
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