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Taft Motor Inn

Motel 18 Moseley St, Glenelg, South Australia 5045 Australia
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#3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Glenelg

Welcome to Taft Motor Inn, your Glenelg “home away from home.” Taft Motor Inn aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as St Peter's Anglican Church (0.3 mi) and Old Gum Tree Reserve (0.9 mi), guests of Best Western Glenelg can easily experience some of Glenelg's most well known attractions.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Taft Motor Inn offer air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including a concierge, express check-in and check-out, and newspaper. Guests of Best Western Glenelg are also welcome to enjoy a pool and barbeque facilities, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

While in Glenelg be sure to experience local tempura favourites at Tomiko Japanese Steak House or Simply Sushi.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Glenelg Pier (0.3 mi), Moseley Square (0.2 mi), and Glenelg Visitor Centre (0.8 mi), which are all within walking distance of the small hotel.

Taft Motor Inn puts the best of Glenelg at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Outdoor pool
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Marie L wrote a review 6 Apr
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This “Motor Inn” was very well advertised on bookings.com and even on their own website, boasting an in ground pool “accessible” to all patrons, reception staff willing to help in the “staffed reception area from 9am-8pm”.....all of this information was “FALSE ADVERTISING”....we had MULTIPLE communications with staff via email and phone call prior to check in and NOT ONCE were we told that the pool was being renovated and the part about “reception staffed hours” was also FALSE as there was NO reception area and the staff were managing the facility remotely. We stayed in the 2 bedroom apartment for 3 nights. Outdated interior, musty odour upon entry possibly from previous guests who smoked in the rooms, but the senses adjusted after day 1. Information about guest stays in the room stated “daily towel changes” and followed the instructions to leave in shower for cleaners, so presumably we thought this would happen...IT DID NOT! We ran out of toilet paper (family of 6) and rubbish bags (only one supplied lined the bin in the kitchen) on our second day and had to CALL AND TXT the manager who eventually replied saying “ Hi sorry we do not do daily services, at the end of your stay we ask that they be put in the shower. We also do not have a reception area, we are not a motel I’m sorry. I will get someone tomorrow to replace your towels Thanks” ....obviously this txt did not talk about toilet paper so we had to get our own supply. I sent the manager multiple photos as proof of the false advertising and I got a txt back saying “I’m so sorry, we don’t have that area anymore, it should have been taken off the booking.com as we had requested, it has had many changes at the Taft & I am new & trying to sort things out I do apologise again”....when I informed her the information and photos were from their direct website she stated “ What they definitely shouldn’t be on there, I have asked they be removed too, obviously still I need to get changed that hasn’t been done”....I asked for the owners contact details and was not given a reply. Needless to say we were extremely disappointed with the service. Positives about staying at the Taft would be location and that’s about it. If you plan to stay BYO toilet paper, rubbish bags and towels as it is NOT a “motel” as stated by the manager.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
travel_bug8287 wrote a review Nov 2020
Naracoorte, Australia42 contributions5 helpful votes
Stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment and was really happy with everything. Room was neat and clean and very close to Glenelg foreshore and shops. 5 minutes walk and your in the main st. Very quiet during the night. Great place to stay and at a reasonable price
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
craigmoody19 wrote a review Jul 2020
Port MacDonnell, Australia27 contributions2 helpful votes
I thought this was great value and also an awesome location only 200 meters from Main Street of glenelg,the rooms were clean and more spacious than the one I stayed in the previous night which was almost 3 times the price
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
J R wrote a review Dec 2019
Australia193 contributions32 helpful votes
The motel room was clean and tidy although a bit dated. The location was great and within walking distance to Moseley Square and Glenelg beach. I was on the first floor, which was fine with me, but could cause some concerns for people with mobility issues. I noticed people smoking outside their rooms, which did waft into my window.
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Date of stay: November 2019
LynneSusanne wrote a review Nov 2019
Australian Capital Territory, Australia277 contributions53 helpful votes
Faultless from time of booking to departure, when we rang to book one of the rooms had not been taken off as booked, lovely lady offered us an alternative at the same price. 10 out of 10 for cleanliness and presentation great location very little traffic noise. Highly recommend
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
USD 74 - USD 108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Taft Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Taft Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Glenelg Beach (0.4 km), Glenelg Pier (0.4 km), and Bay Discovery Centre (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Taft Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Taft Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Taft Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Taft Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Taft Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cardone's Seafood & Grill, Zest Cafe Gallery, and SheShells Restaurant Pty Ltd.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Taft Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Taft 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 Taft Motor Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Taft Motor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Gum Tree Reserve (1.5 km), Dunluce Castle (3.6 km), and Kingston House (6.3 km).