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Ensenada Motor Inn

13 Colley Tce, Glenelg, South Australia 5045 Australia
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Bowling offsite
Water park offsite
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Secured parking
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
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Self-serve laundry
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
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Iron
Minibar
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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KLene wrote a review Nov 2023
Singapore, Singapore477 contributions176 helpful votes
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We stayed 5 nights a day from Tues to Sun. We were here for a work trip and picked this hotel because of the free parking. Boy, we were very happy with our choice. The location is very very good. Near to beach, ferries wheel and all the restaurants. It's also near outlet mall. Luckily we did not stay in the city. We arrived late nearly 11pm. The staff, a gentleman was very kind to stay behind and waited for us for late check in. He also helped me with my luggage. Luckily we had 2 rooms facing inside (the carpark). If you have street views, you might be awaken by the buses in the mornings. To get in at night, you have to tab your key token at the side entry (at the carpark). 1 thing to note, the toilet would get very cold during the cooler weather due to the ventilation when you turn on the light. Another thing to know, I did not opt for housekeeping services. But the housekeeper still left new towels at my room every night. Hope the hotel will be more eco-green in future.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Pick a quiet room, facing inside with carpark views will be better than being awaken by buses at...
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Kate N wrote a review Nov 2023
Canberra, Australia58 contributions3 helpful votes
Very good, seemingly recently renovated rooms. Very clean and well appointed. Microwave, small fridge, plates, mugs, glasses, one teaspoon and knife provided. Reception staff pleasant and friendly. My room wasn’t in a great location - by the stairs and overlooking a carpark. As a result a bit noisy.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Great location for shops restaurants beach.
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Winksters wrote a review Apr 2023
Mullaloo, Australia112 contributions19 helpful votes
Perfect location Walking distance to beach cafes harbour Free and easy private parking Room was ver clean and pleasant, comfortable bed quiet stay vert clean and tidy. We stayed one night but would’ve been happy to stay longer had we had time
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Great location Easy parking There are several steps to enter the hotel
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Not_a_camperPerth wrote a review Apr 2023
Perth, Australia15 contributions8 helpful votes
The best feature of this hotel is the location: walk to the beach, cafes, restaurants, shopping, the pier, and the tram to the city. The staff are friendly and helpful. Yes, there are stairs, but this is made clear on the website. The room had tea/coffee making facilities, as well as a toaster, microwave and bar fridge. The room was a good size, with a comfy couch and a decent-sized wardrobe. The bathroom was quite small and dated. I would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Try to get a room that faces Colley St.
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irena d wrote a review Dec 2022
Aranda, Canberra36 contributions32 helpful votes
It took just the first few moments following our arrival at Ensenada to colour our whole stay. From the carpark to Reception was a very steep flight of stairs. Exhausted after a long drive, we clambered up to register and were given a room on the same floor- the first floor of the three-storey building. Our stay was longer than one night, so we had several pieces of luggage. I inquired about a lift and was told that there wasn't one. There was no offer of help with moving our luggage from tha car to the room. I had booked a room overlooking a courtyard; the courtyard turned to be the Ensenada carpark. Our room had a comfortable bed, plenty of pillows, god natural light and was quiet, but it was too small for all the furniture in it. The bathroom had seen better days: cracked foor-tiles, the bottom edge of the mirror was badly tarnished, there was something like mould at the bottom of the shower - inside and out.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Be aware that the three-storey building has no lift.
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MartinBlackDuck wrote a review Nov 2022
Hunter Valley, Australia117 contributions37 helpful votes
The room was quite small and overlooked the car park. No park view here. Steep stairs for access (this is on their website). We found the staff to be friendly and helpful. Not sure they are all expert in hospitality management as we had to ask for a few things that were missing from the room, like basic cutlery and wine glasses. As a base for Adelaide it's good with the tram, and the shopping strip will give you an hour's entertainment. Plenty of restaurants and cafes too, many of which are very good. We encountered a cyclonic storm while we were there and the staff did not seem to know how to handle the flying tree branches, 100kph winds and rain.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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kazpenna wrote a review Aug 2022
Bendigo, Australia37 contributions7 helpful votes
If you have any mobility issues whatsoever, a bad back, large or heavy luggage this is not the place for you. Sharp steep steps to reception, also to your room, also to the carpark. My room faced the building next door but I was grateful for that as the amount of hoon traffic on that street at night is loud. Thank goodness for double glazed windows although the glass was filthy. The room itself was quite good with the exception of the very worn out split system heating - I simply froze the first night and reception has closed early, slept with multiple layers of clothes on and seriously considered moving somewhere else. Asked the cleaners the next morning for more blankets. Room climate was in very stark contrast to the Reception area which was extremely well heated. Yes this is in a great position - One of the best in Glenelg but it seriously has really bad access, reduced reception hours, and heating needs replacing.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Despite overlooking the foreshore don't request a front facing room
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GCONTOUR wrote a review May 2022
Benowa, Australia85 contributions13 helpful votes
Great location in Glenelg. Walking distance to beach, shops and many places to eat. Rooms are small but have all that you need. Old fashioned quality service from all staff at all times. On site breakfast is available as well as onsite parking
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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FBHC240 wrote a review Apr 2022
Victoria, Australia6 contributions8 helpful votes
Although staff at reception were friendly and helpful, management need to allocate more resources to cleaning (as I’m sure the limited staff do what they can with the time they are allocated to clean each room). The state of my room was disappointing to say the least. Rubbish was left from the previous occupier in the bathroom cupboard and with the tea/coffee supplies. The floor looked like it had not been vacuumed. The thick layer of dust along the top of the bed head was unbelievable. It was warm in the room but the ceiling fan was filthy and therefore I didn’t want to use it. Thankfully the toilet, shower and bedsheets were clean but I honestly thought about leaving within 5 minutes of my arrival! The small on-site parking is handy, but it’s tricky to manoeuvre into and only available if you’re in early. The website photo of the executive room suggests it overlooks the park. Sadly, a view of the car park was for us, but the good thing about this was that it reduced the noise from the street. I will not stay at Ensenada again. I will avoid Glenelg as well - too noisy (late night bars), too busy, and quite grubby overall.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bill B wrote a review Jan 2022
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Very comfortable room and very quiet considering it's location - well soud proofed We really appreciated the advice of staff and the closeness of the venue to Jetty Road meant the we walked to meals in the precinct Also the presence of the light rail within less than 200 meters meant that we left the car and used public transport to Adelaide city
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Date of stay: January 2022
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AU$162 - AU$215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ensenada Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Ensenada Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Glenelg Beach (0.2 km), Glenelg Pier (0.2 km), and Bay Discovery Centre (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ensenada Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Ensenada Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Ensenada Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Ensenada Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ensenada Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include SheShells Restaurant Pty Ltd, Cardone's, and The Wharf.
Is Ensenada Motor Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Glenelg.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ensenada Motor Inn?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Ensenada Motor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Gum Tree Reserve (1.3 km), Historic Cummins House (1.9 km), and Dunluce Castle (4.0 km).