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Ensenada Motor Inn

13 Colley Tce, Glenelg, South Australia 5045 Australia
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view from Oceanview Apartment - two bedroom apartment located 10th floor at 29 Colley Terrace
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Easy walk to the beach too
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites provides guests with a variety of options for accommodation in Glenelg - South Australia.
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Property amenities
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
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Iron
Minibar
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
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Helen T wrote a review Apr 2021
151 contributions105 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic location. Walking distance to a variety of restaurants and cafes. Walking distance to the beach. Walking distance to the wharf and tram. As I have said position perfect. Accommodation average. Rooms acceptable. Bathrooms needs revamping. Attention by cleaning staff is hit and miss. Rooms have the usual kettle, toaster, tea and coffee. But once you use the cup and saucer, the cleaning staff would take them and not replace them. On three occasions I had to ask receptionist. To be told sorry we are short staffed. One the forth morning I had enough, went to Kmart and purchased my own. Facility has coin operated washers and dryer’s.Fantastic. The car parking is limited. First in best dressed. We had a wonderful time in Glenelg, but unfortunately chose the wrong accommodation for us.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from , Owner at Ensenada Motor Inn
Responded 7 May 2021
Hi Helen T, We're delighted you enjoyed our great location but are disappointed our room service wasn't up to our usual level. We apologise for the repeat shortage of cup and saucer and have taken steps to ensure this is not a a re-occurrence. Please give us another try when you're next in Glenelg. Call me direct and we'll give you a great rate, Cheers Rob
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Coopem_23 wrote a review June 2020
Mildura, Australia48 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed here twice in the past twelve months (happened to be in the exact same room both times) & it never fails to impress!
We stayed in the deluxe double room which is very basic, but lovely. For the amount of time you spend in the room, it has everything you need (except cutlery & a bottle opener - but reception staff were happy to help with these things when needed).
The location is the absolute best thing about this place! It is just metres from Jetty Road, The Beachouse & the beach. Top spot!!
Staff are lovely & helpful. Will definitely stay again - the location for the price is just too good to stay somewhere else!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from , Owner at Ensenada Motor Inn
Responded 15 June 2020
Hello Coopem_23, Thank you for your review. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and our great location. We look forward to seeing you again soon, Regards, Rob
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Not_a_camperPerth wrote a review Apr 2023
Perth, Australia15 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Try to get a room that faces Colley St.
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FBHC240 wrote a review Apr 2022
Victoria, Australia6 contributions8 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Beth W wrote a review Aug 2020
Mount Gambier, Australia48 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great couple of nights away. Clean and well presented.
Staff showed me to the room and ran through things, generally unheard of in Australia now, fantastic touch.
Staff were friendly and helpful.
Location is perfect for those wanting to explore Glenelg or catch a tram, with everything within a 5 minute walk.
Room had double glazed windows.
Only downloaded was I was right next to the after hours entrance and opposite the staff entrance to their reception, quite noisy for someone not used to it. Staff did apologise and advised to request not to be in that room next time.
Will definitely return. Would be handy and quite affordable to get to city/showgrounds as well being a stone's throw away from tram.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from , Owner at Ensenada Motor Inn
Responded 30 Oct 2020
Hello 662bethw, Thank you for your review. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again soon, Regards Rob
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kazpenna wrote a review Aug 2022
Bendigo, Australia37 contributions7 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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MartinBlackDuck wrote a review Nov 2022
Hunter Valley, Australia117 contributions37 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Kate N wrote a review Nov 2023
Canberra, Australia59 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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KLene wrote a review Nov 2023
Singapore, Singapore479 contributions176 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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KLene wrote a tip Nov 2023
Singapore, Singapore479 contributions176 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pick a quiet room, facing inside with carpark views will be better than being awaken by buses at the bus stop every morning "
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Kate N wrote a tip Nov 2023
Canberra, Australia59 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great location for shops restaurants beach."
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Winksters wrote a tip Apr 2023
Mullaloo, Australia112 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great location Easy parking There are several steps to enter the hotel"
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Not_a_camperPerth wrote a tip Apr 2023
Perth, Australia15 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to get a room that faces Colley St."
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irena d wrote a tip Dec 2022
Aranda, Canberra36 contributions33 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be aware that the three-storey building has no lift."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$166 - AU$231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western glenelg, glenelg best western
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Best Western Adelaide
LOCATION
AustraliaSouth AustraliaGreater AdelaideGlenelg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
39
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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, The Wharf, and Indian Spice Authentic Cuisine.
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), St Peter's Anglican Church (0.2 km), and Historic Cummins House (1.9 km).
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