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Best Western Alexander Motel Whyalla
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Whyalla
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Reviewed 16 April 2013

Never having been to Whyalla I was quite looking forward to my stay. I liked the town, but this motel is pretty ordinary and a long way from the centre of town or any attractions. Upon arriving I was greeted by a (male) receptionist who had barely more than 2 words to say and I'm sure would rather grunt than actually speak. The adjacent room had a number of workmen in it who appeared to be having a meeting and I was overwhelmed by all the swearing and cussing going on.
There is a sign in the room that indicates that the rooms are being refurbished, but all I could see that was done was that the bathroom had been re-tiled. All the surrounds were still unfinished. I think there was new furniture in the room, but dark wooden furniture in an already dark room doesn't increase the attractiveness much! As a business traveller I have to work at night - you can't see! There is a desk with no desk lamp, and the overhead lights are virtually useless in lighting the desk, so if you have to work at night, good luck. The cupboard isn't big enough for the fridge and the doors bang together when you try to open the fridge.
Outside is very unappealing and the gardens are unattended and in a poor state. The place looks and feels unloved!

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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

This motel used to be very good for business travellers but its standards have dropped and its prices increased. They have refurbished showers and have left open brickwork all around the shower surround. New fridge in the cupboard is too big for the space and the cupboard door does not shut properly and the hinges on the fringe rub up against the edge of the door damaging the wood. Bed head is loose and bangs up against the wall with the slightest movement. Gardens are all dead. BBQ areas is sadly neglected with weeds and rubbish lying around. Very disappointing and top dollar charged - won't be staying here again!

Room Tip: We can only speak for Room 20 - but I suspect all rooms are in the same state - and the gardens are...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

Found this Hotel to be a pleasant suprise whilst nothing special from the outside I was impressed by the room . Stayed in a twin room with family found the room to be of a very good standard ,very clean, with comfortable beds.Everything needed was at hand and TV with DVD was was of great benefit for the children.Definitely would stay in again.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 January 2013

We were in town for an engagement party. Arrived in the afternoon and found reception underwhelming and smelly. With no alternative accommodation available we moved on to see our room and were pleasantly surprised. Quite clean, although there was an artificial smell, possibly el cheapo fly spray, in the room, but it was not too bad. Other rooms were occuped by tradies who were fairly noisy during the afternoon but it was very quiet when we arrived back after midnight.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 December 2012

I've stayed at the Best Western Alexander Motel a number of times and it's the place I choose if I need to stay in Whyalla. The staff are wonderfully helpful, the dining room provides a lovely (if somewhat ye olde) atmosphere and the rooms are of a good standard. Don't expect the swimming pool to be functional, but overall it's a reliable, quality place to spend the night.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 October 2009

I reckon this is the best Motel to stay in while in Whyalla. I have been to others. It was quiet, friendly, efficient and clean. Internet was free at reception. Facilities were great. Staff were happy to help out and went the second mile. I spent a week there and the bed was very comfortable to sleep in. Thanks for the great service!

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 September 2009

As above!

Clean, pretty basic but wireless internet, aircon tv and cable as well as a free breakfast all for $150 cant ask much more for that really.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Best Western Alexander Motel Whyalla

Address: 99 Playford Avenue, Whyalla, South Australia 5600, Australia (Formerly BEST WESTERN Alexander Motor Inn)
Region: Australia > South Australia > Whyalla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Whyalla
Price Range: £75 - £88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Best Western Alexander Motel Whyalla 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Best Western Alexander Motel offers top value Accomodation in Whyalla.Our deluxe rooms are clean and comfortable with the best showers in town. Relax in our pool and sauna and enjoy our FREE WI-FI. Our onsite restaurant is open for breakfast 7 days a week and Dinner Mon-Sat or treat yourself to room service. Great Country Hospitality. ... more   less 
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