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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booking.com Reviews

  • 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!

  • Jolene
  • New Zealand
  • 9.0
  • June 2021
  • Great Location

Couldn’t believe you could access the historic site here and walk in!

So useful!!

Audrey was amazing.

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

  • Godfrey
  • Australia
  • 9.0
  • June 2021
  • Fantastic Location

Older motel but well kept in an excellent location, rooms were large clean and comfortable with everything provided.

Bar and restaurant on site were excellent and much appreciated at the end of a long day (thanks to Tassie Roads).

Staff were very friendly and helpful.

Trip Advisor Reviews

  • 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.

  • Barry C
  • Tasmania
  • June 2021
  • Port Arthur's Finest

Nestled on the Tasman Peninsula, overlapping the Port Arthur Historic Site, the Port Arthur Motor Inn is the "jewel in the crown" of accommodation venues in Port Arthur.

For whatever reason for wanting to go to Port Arthur, be it in transit during a drive around the State, just a quiet get away, or maybe a business trip, it does not matter. The Port Arthur Motor Inn has it all for you.

Managed by a very courteous, friendly and extremely capable lady Audrey, you will find that all your needs will be met during your stay. The rooms are comfortable, clean and well maintained. There is an excellent Dining Room with a huge selection of dishes available and very well prepared and delicious, and there are comfortable lounges if you wish to avail yourself of a very inviting open fire. There is a small bar on site.

Sit outside and take in the spectacular view of the Port Arthur Historic Site in your very front yard! Who needs WiFi?