Port Arthur Motor Inn
…where history and hospitality go hand in hand
Covid-19 Status: We are open for business
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2022 Port Arthur Motor Inn Recognition of Excellence
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Note: Please book direct by calling (03) 6250 2101 or emailing us at contact@portarthur-inn.com.au.

booking.com Reviews

  • Peter
  • Australia
  • 9.0
  • January 2024
  • Pleasant, comfortable room with a beautiful outlook

Beautiful view. Nice room. Lovely meal at restaurant.

  • Lauren
  • Australia
  • 9.0
  • January 2024
  • Adored the cosy comfy stay

I loved how friendly the place was and the food was absolutely delicious! I didn’t realise the parmi’s were jumbo, and OMG talk about bang for your buck! Never seen anything like it and it was soooo good! Location was incredible, right near the Historic Site which is why we were there and it was perfect, a small cosy friendly place.

  • Angela
  • Australia
  • 9.0
  • August 2023
  • Fantastic location if you intend to visit Port Arthur Historic site and very helpful staff!

The location of the property adjacent to the Port Arthur Historic site was perfect! We could come and go from our accommodation into the historic site as often as we liked. The lady in charge/owner was brilliant. She was very helpful and friendly.

  • John
  • New Zealand
  • 9.0
  • January 2023
  • Superb

It was wonderful to go for dinner, sit at the table and realise that you are basically in the prison site.

The view was fantastic.

  • Raechel
  • Australia
  • 9.0
  • January 2023
  • Highly recommended as clean, comfy, friendly, convenient, well located option

The location right next to Port Arthur was incredible with “back door” access if you had tickets to the site. Convenient parking right near our room and restaurant on site that had lovely and very generous meals. I had a stuffed chicken breast with veggies and the serve was too large for me to finish. Two others had enormous parmie and chip meals and my daughter decided to have the entrée serve of lemon pepper calamari (which was generous) and a side serve of veggies (only $6 for the side and it could have fed 3 as a side). Great to be able to get a nice serve of veggies when travelling! Beds comfy and clean. Bathrooms dated but also very clean. Staff were super friendly and helpful. Lovely view from restaurant. Simple and very affordable continental breakfast next morning with lovely fruit salad and gluten free toast offered. We had adjoining rooms and I was impressed at how little sound travelled between the rooms once both connecting doors were closed. Had everything we needed. [Please note that direct access to the Historic Site from Port Arthur Motor Inn is not always available due to Covid restrictions.]

  • Janiexox
  • Australia
  • 9.0
  • January 2023
  • Location Perfection

Right at the rear entrance to the main tourist attraction and staying here gave you access. So parking issues when visiting the penitentiary! Had a lovely meal at the restaurant. Rooms adequate and clean. Staff extremely helpful.

  • Amelie
  • Canada
  • 9.0
  • December 2022
  • Recommended

The location right on the historic site, very clean, comfortable! The air conditioning, the fridge and the kettle, the laundry room (4$ per wash/dry). Good restaurant on the premises with a great view of the historic site. Friendly and helpful staff! Good value for the price!

Trip Advisor Reviews

  • Kug
  • October 2023
  • Recommended

Definitely recommend. We stayed one night. Good price. Clean and comfortable. Directly next to the ruins. Staff are extremely friendly & helpful. Beautiful views.

  • Tony R
  • Hobart, Australia
  • August 2023
  • We NEED to return SOON!!!

Clean, comfortable and inviting. Not just the room, which is simple but all you need to rest your head after a busy day, but the restaurant serves good hearty meals that are full of flavour and beautifully presented. Take time to hit the public bar. The locals add that extra welcoming charm, and they will treat you as one of their own. We WILL be back. Can't wait.

  • Diantha W
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • April 2023
  • Location can’t be rivaled

Phenomenal location behind the historical site. Clean and bright rooms with great views. Great dinner and huge portions. Convenient breakfast. We’re visiting from abroad, so seeing wallabies race across the lawn and wake to a chorus of birds was an extra treat.

  • lper3
  • Sydney, Australia
  • January 2023
  • Great Location for Those Visiting the Port Arthur Historic Site

The check-in/ check out process was beyond some five star accommodations in bigger town would extend. We find that the receptionist who welcomed us during check in was very knowledgeable of the area with lots of recommendations.

We booked an interconnecting room with us being a family of 4 and the bedding was comfortable, sheets were clean and the room reasonably supplied with coffee, tea, milk and biscuits and complimentary water.

The Inn also has a restaurant that offers an amazing view of the Port Arthur Historic Site grounds. The Port Arthur grounds are next to the Inn and the room keys allows to open the gate through the grounds , so it’s so comfortable especially if you’re only staying for an overnight.

Overall, it was a beautiful stay and we would recommend any travellers to stay here. And the Inn is also within reach a few must see places to visit. We would not hesitate to stay here again next time we visit Tasmania.

[Please note that direct access to the Historic Site from Port Arthur Motor Inn is not always available due to Covid restrictions.]

  • Teneille D
  • September 2022
  • Excellent place to stay

Location fantastic as it's so close to the Port Arthur historic site. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. The room was super comfy and spacious. Good bed and pillows. Price was excellent! Also has a brilliant pub attached that served great food at appropriate prices. This is the first place in Tassie we have been to that you can get a decent glass of wine for under $10 or get a great feed for under $30. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be back again!

  • Anna Y
  • Adelaide Hills, Australia
  • August 2022
  • Fantastic Location

Definitely a good location for visiting Port Arthur with back entry into the Historic Site. The room was large, clean with a nice outlook. The restaurant has amazing views over the historic site. Parking was easy with a ramp to rooms. Food was excellent but several menu items not available. Happy to recommend and we would stay again. [Please note that direct access to the Historic Site from Port Arthur Motor Inn is not always available due to Covid restrictions.]

  • Craig S
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • July 2022
  • Great Location - Friendly Staff - Great Facilities

Great value for what you pay. For its location (Port Arthur) the accommodation and facilities were great value for money. We had a room that had obviously been refurbished and it was extremely comfortable for our 2 night stay. We ate at the on-site bistro one night and the food was amazing (both in quality and cost). The staff in Reception, Restaurant and On-site bar were extremely friendly. If we revisit Port Arthur, we will definitely stay there again.