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Nightcap at the Ship Inn

8 Albert St, Busselton, Western Australia 6280 Australia
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#11 of 17 hotels in Busselton
Nightcap at the Ship Inn is one of Busselton's oldest pubs, dating back to the early 1840s. Our rooms are perfect for short or long stays with spacious apartments complete with the luxury of fully contained kitchens and balconies. All are conveniently located within close proximity to the hotel's pool, with easy access to all of the hotel facilities, such as our family friendly bistro, Public Bar, Restaurant Beer Garden, and Lounge Bar. Situated in Busselton, known as the gateway to the Margaret River wine region, guests are a short walk away from a host of activities such as the town's shopping precinct and local movie theatre.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
Washing machine
Paid wifi
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Renae wrote a review Oct 2021
Nusa Dua33 contributions12 helpful votes
The hotel backs onto the worst carpark in Australia with language and behaviour worse than a Jerry Springer show.. the pub had a wedding reception that night and the quests stayed at the hotel Absolutel foul mouthed gutter trash Very dissatisfied and way over priced 290 dollars for Saturday night Oh And yes its the smallest bathroom ever
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Oldtable wrote a review May 2021
Brisbane Region, Australia263 contributions211 helpful votes
Ample space for two, in this one bed two story apartment with kitchen & laundry Clean with few knocks here & there. Really nice bed but pillows poor, linen was fresh & quite new Good location 500m to town, 1km to the jetty There is a pub next door but didn't use it. Likewise there is a poo, but it wax closed, I assume covid reasons , but it was cold so wouldn't have used it.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Mishelle101 wrote a review May 2021
Perth, Australia10 contributions2 helpful votes
First time staying at the ship inn, please be aware that they take money out of your credit card 24 hours before you arrive but they say it’s in their terms and conditions! Well it’s not on your confirmation email does not state that at all! During this pandemic I have never come across a hotel that takes your money before you arrive, we have travelled a state of W.A. for the last year when the borders are open and I believe all hotels take the payment when you arrive due to the fact if the borders get closed it’s too messy to do all the refunds. Secondly the rooms are self-contained a very nice apartments but the downfall is because it’s right next door to the pub you get the young ones about 11:30 pm to about 1:30 pm yelling fighting in the car park on a Friday Saturday night so make sure you request a room away from the car park, they should’ve put double glaze windows in and insolation in the walls I would never recommend anybody to stay here on a Friday or Saturday night. Food of the restaurant was nice and not too expensive the service well not as good as what I expected, I ordered a house red 250 mil glass I handed a $20 note over she handed me six dollars back after I realised the next day that that was a very expensive glass of house red. Check out is at 10 but they cut the internet off at 8 am ! House keeping came on the Saturday and they didn’t do a thing no making of beds, no filling up of milk, no fresh towels nothing! I think the staff need to be trained a bit they don’t seem to care about their customers when I checked in it was just like I will that’s our terms and conditions it’s not your terms and conditions it’s not written in a confirmation email we are in a pandemic everywhere do not take anything out of your credit card and to you arrive otherwise there’s a lot of credits going back into peoples accounts which can take up to months as we’ve seen with travel agents and airlines. Would I stay here again would I recommend it the answer is no even though the location was perfect they just don’t seem to have that nice friendly touch or even care it’s all about the $$$$$ I have sent off two emails on Friday to 2 different email addresses and by Sunday I still not had an answer to my emails not very good customer service, so my advice would be to think very hard about staying here.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Jill P wrote a review Jan 2021
Perth, Australia157 contributions16 helpful votes
We stayed in unit 3....first 2 nights no problem...units are good clean and enough of what you need..then came Friday night 12am pub turns out lots of young drunk patrons...car park turns into a public toilet many doing their business up parked cars.. Then the Olympic start who can destroy the fences, hurling themselves at it . Cars and taxis playing dodge the drunks...them they find the pool area...had to ring the pub got giggling girl thought it was funny...NOT...security did show up and kicked them out... Took till 1.30 to finally feel our vehicle was safe in public car park. This place needs urgent security upgrade for all units (ie security locked gates ) At $220 per night well over priced for what you get, Never again and would not recommend staying there at Weekends or function nights.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
jackie sharp wrote a review Dec 2020
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accommodation was nice and clean, had everything you needed, if i was to come again i would ask for rooms away from Dan Murphy's and the pub carpark, as it was very noisy till about 1.00 am with patrons screaming and shouting
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Date of stay: December 2020
Room Tip: don't stay by Dan Murphy's
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US$98 - US$165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustraliaWestern AustraliaMargaret River RegionBusselton
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nightcap at the Ship Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Nightcap at the Ship Inn?
Nearby attractions include Tracie Anderson Ceramics (0.4 km), St Mary's Anglican Church (0.4 km), and The Handmade Marketplace (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Nightcap at the Ship Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Nightcap at the Ship Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Nightcap at the Ship Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Nightcap at the Ship Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nightcap at the Ship Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Urban Coffee House, Al Forno, and Spice Odysee - The Hidden Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Nightcap at the Ship Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Nightcap at the Ship Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Busselton.
Are there any historical sites close to Nightcap at the Ship Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Historic Moreton Bay Fig tree (1.4 km).