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John Pirie Motor Inn

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Standard Room | Outdoor pool
Standard Room | Desk, blackout curtains, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
Two Bedroom Apartment | Desk, blackout curtains, soundproofing, iron/ironing board

Overview of John Pirie Motor Inn

John Pirie Motor Inn

3.5-star property
3.5-star motel with outdoor pool, near Ellen Street

8.4/10 Very good

444 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
166-172 Warnertown Road, Solomontown, SA, 5540

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Solomontown

Getting around

  • Whyalla, SA (WYA) - 112 min drive
  • Adelaide, SA (ADL) - 151 min drive


  • Happy Birds - 11 min walk
  • Pizzario - 11 min walk
  • Hungry Jacks - 14 min walk
  • Domino's - 17 min walk
  • Sanctuary Corner Cafe & Gifts - 19 min walk

About this property

John Pirie Motor Inn

Enjoy your visit to Port Pirie with a stay at John Pirie Motor Inn. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Angus & Co Bar & Grill, which serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. Other highlights at this Colonial motel include a bar/lounge and a garden. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and restaurant.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Gloves available
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 43 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM and 2:00 PM until 5:30 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open Monday - Friday (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM) and Saturday - Sunday (10:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 5:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • This hotel’s reception is open from 2 PM to 8 PM on Sundays and public holidays. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs
  • Free reception (selected days)

Travelling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference space (364 square feet)


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Built in 1982
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 26-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Cot/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Angus & Co Bar & Grill – This steakhouse specialises in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately AUD 15.95 for adults and AUD 15.95 for children
  • Late check-in between 7:00 PM and 6:00 AM can be arranged for an extra charge of AUD 30
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of AUD 65 (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.3 per cent

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for AUD 15 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for AUD 15 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


<p>The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.</p><p>Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.</p><p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p> This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly). </p><p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.</p> <p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

John Pirie Motor Inn Port Pirie
John Pirie Motor Inn
John Pirie Motor Port Pirie
John Pirie Motor Inn Solomontown
John Pirie Motor Solomontown
John Pirie Motor Inn Motel
John Pirie Motor Inn Solomontown
John Pirie Motor Inn Motel Solomontown

Frequently asked questions

Does John Pirie Motor Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, John Pirie Motor Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at John Pirie Motor Inn?
As of 1 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at John Pirie Motor Inn on 24 February 2023 start from €64, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at John Pirie Motor Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at John Pirie Motor Inn?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at John Pirie Motor Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at John Pirie Motor Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at John Pirie Motor Inn?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of AUD 65 (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at John Pirie Motor Inn and nearby?
John Pirie Motor Inn has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near John Pirie Motor Inn?
Yes, Angus & Co Bar & Grill offers local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Happy Birds (11-min walk), Pizzario (11-min walk) and Hungry Jacks (14-min walk).
What's the area around John Pirie Motor Inn like?
John Pirie Motor Inn is a short 18-minute walk from Ellen Street and 19 minutes' walk from Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery. Travellers say that this motel is in a good location.



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8/10 Very good

Room was clean and staff were really helpful
Katherine, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Peter, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Very clean and coimfortable, but more expensive than we would prefer.
Graeme, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great for work
Great place to stay, room was nice and spacious.
Ricardo, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Alan, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

No one at reception on arrival
Peter, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

John, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Natalie, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

I booked through won’t if while I was travelling.I got confirmation so I the motel to let them know I was going to be late and what do I need to do. The receptionist said had not got my booking yet to ring back in 1/2hrwhich I did and still no joy.the girl couldn’t allocate a room as she hadn’t conformation..I said I would pay for room now as it was getting late and we would sort it out later.. she a key would be left under mat for when I got there.then in morning found out that reception didn’t open till 10am so I had to be on the road by8am so I’m still out of pocket by paying twice for room The room was excellent just a hiccup over booking and reimbursement
Penny, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Keeshia, 1-night trip
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