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“usual country motel”
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Gateway Motel
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Carnarvon
Katherine, Australia
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“usual country motel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

I stayed here last minute during my 1500km drive from Perth to Karratha. I stayed in a single workman’s room, which I assume would be different to the majority of the other motel units. The room had a comfortable QS & single bed with satisfactory (mismatched) linen & pillows. The air conditioner worked fine, although was a bit noisy. I am not sure if you could open the window. The carpet was worn, as too the curtains. The room was tired and could do with a re-vamp. There were sufficient power points throughout the room. A small table & chairs in on entry, followed by a large TV was set on a desk, then a luggage bench and at the end, a separate desk area with bar fridge beneath. The ensuites bathroom was adequate: basin, toilet & shower recess. Soap bars and shampoo/conditioner are supplied. The bath linens were well worn & could do with replacing. The tile grout was dirty. Water temperature took a long time to regulate and water pressure was less than desirable.
I was only there a night, so am not sure about what services were offered. I ate at the reception restaurant buffet, which was fine. There are bbq amenities throughout the motel grounds. And there is a swimming pool. I had full Next G mobile phone and internet reception. I know that amenities (an ATM, restaurants, bars and shopping) are located close by.

I will note the reception staff were very friendly and helpful given my last minute need for accommodation. I would recommend staying here if passing through, but not sure I would recommend for a longer stay – remembering I stayed in a single workman’s room.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2011

Would not recommend this motel even as a last resort. It was dirty, rodent poo up the walls. Bugs running around the fridge seals. Furniture and decor broken and dated. Towels were rough and the bed linen was stained and dirty.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2011

The Gateway Motel is a typical country town Australian motel in a town with few services for tourists, except for the caravan (trailer) parks. The room was clean, and the best part was that there was plenty of light. It was bright, which we have found over the years isn't typical in motels such as this. Wireless internet was $20 for 24 hours/100 MB, whichever came first. Don't do your heavy websurfing here. There aren't many places to eat in Carnarvon. The Gateway Motel offers a themed buffet every night. It is actually good value for the price ($30/40, depending on the night). Breakfast is also offered, but we carry along our own breakfast supplies. The room includes a refrigerator and tea and coffee making supplies.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2011

The room had a kitchen lounge a large area but the sofa had a split in it. It was two bedrooms. One had a good size double and a single in it. The other had two singles. These are very narrow and no good for anyone over 12 years of age. It was clean but needed a deep clean in the corners. Only stayed one night oh and you can park directly outside which was good.

  • Stayed July 2011
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2011

The Motel is situated right on the main road entering into carnavon and has up to 60 different units. We stayed in one of the family rooms, which was a rather cheap but not overly nice experience. Rooms were not very clean with more than outdated and dirty interiors. You would most definetly not want to sit down on of the sofas, so we sticked to the dining table all the time. Another anecdote is the family of frogs that will live in the sewer of most of the units. So once you flush the toilet you will most likely see 5-8 frogs happily surfing the waves... ;-)

Overall suvivable for a one night stay, however the motel defintely needs refurbishments in some of the major parts... We nicknamed it Gates Motel afterwards as it was one of the least desirable stays on our trip throughout WA...

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Gateway Motel

Property: Gateway Motel
Address: 379 Robinson Street | PO Box 358, Carnarvon, Western Australia, Australia
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Carnarvon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Carnarvon
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,658 - ₹ 9,438
Hotel Class:3 star — Gateway Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Gateway Motel is a great budget motel ideal for over night stays or long term business accommodation for companies.Our premises has great parking for buses, trailers and trucks.We have a 7 day buffet restaurant and are fully licensed.All rooms are air-conditioned with TV and tea/coffee facilities. ... more   less 
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