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Grand Central Motel

6 Helen St, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290 Australia
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AU$108
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3.5
#7 of 12 motels in Mount Gambier
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Value

See why so many travellers make Grand Central Motel their motel of choice when visiting Mount Gambier. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a budget friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Nearby landmarks such as Anglican Church of Mount Gambier (0.1 mi) and Main Corner Complex (0.1 mi) make Grand Central Motel a great place to stay when visiting Mount Gambier.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and you can stay connected during your stay as Grand Central Motel offers guests free wifi.

The motel features newspaper and baggage storage. Plus, Grand Central Motel offers barbeque facilities, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, parking is available.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Mount Gambier's popular schnitzel restaurants such as Commercial Hotel, Jens Town Hall Hotel, and Macs hotel bistro, all a short distance from Grand Central Motel.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Cave Gardens (0.1 mi) or Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum (0.2 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

At Grand Central Motel, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Mount Gambier.

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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Saltwater pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
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Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Interconnected rooms available
Sofa
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
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K & L wrote a review Sept 2023
Gracemere, Australia24 contributions37 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The motel is very dated and lacks upkeep. The rooms very small, the shower surged between freezing and scolding hot. The beds were comfy enough though. The biggest let down was they didn't have a laundry despite advertising that one was available. All that being said it was pretty cheap and there was a pub within easy walking distance.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: They do not have a laundry, even though they list one as available.
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Judy W wrote a review Mar 2023
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Our room was clean, neat and tidy. It was good value for money for a one night stay. Motel was in a central location to town and shops, and it was an easy walk to some of the town's attractions. Reception staff were friendly and helpful. Motel was full, so parking was tight but manageable.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AussieTravellers555 wrote a review Nov 2023
Bonny Hills, Australia279 contributions79 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed a night and found the location to be the best thing about this motel.
Rooms are small dated and run down but clean and located very central to town.
Would recommend a ground floor room and parking out the front as room is limited.
Good for a short stay.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alyson B wrote a review Mar 2020
Ranfurly Newzealand91 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed here for a week the last three years , the staff a friendly and happy to help out when required . The units r clean and kept restocked . Beds r comfortable and with electric blankets extra bedding available , restaurants are close by
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ive always had a ground floor unit , which has been ideal
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Cheryl P wrote a review Oct 2022
Adelaide, Australia187 contributions155 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Unfortunately we were given an adjoining room & even though obviously the door between the rooms was locked, it didn’t block the noise from the other room where they were up until 2am talking loudly. It was an uncomfortable night & we didn’t get much sleep. Having stayed in various motels in Mount Gambier, this would be the worst.
It is in a good location however as it is easy to walk to the Main Street.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for a non adjoining room
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Rebecca P wrote a review Mar 2022
Adelaide, Australia14 contributions7 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I booked to stay two nights at this motel in March 2022. Andrew called me three days before arriving to confirm our stay and give us our room number. I confirmed and said we expected to arrive around 10pm. Nothing was said to suggest this was a problem.

When we arrived the place was closed and locked up. I called his mobile, apologised for disturbing but asking how we access the room. He was obviously angry at being woken up and inferred that I was being unreasonable for asking him to get out of bed and let us in. I was confused and stated that I had told him that we would be arriving at about this time three days ago. He became more annoyed when I tried to explain myself and told me he didn't have to come and open the room for us. He also kept angrily asking me when was I last had to get up late in the night for work. He kept saying that I should have called that day to confirm.

I can appreciate that he was annoyed about having to get out of bed. But I am confused about why the opening hours weren't explained to me, why we weren't told that arriving at that time would be a problem and why it wasn't explained that we needed to call on the day to confirm again. Had any of those things been explained, the situation would have been avoided. His anger and attitude that night was unnecessary and unjustified given the situation arose from a lack of information from him.

A very confusing and upsetting experience. Will not stay again, would not recommend
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Date of stay: March 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Tony R wrote a review Mar 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stop over. Staff very helpful, with rooms clean and hotel in such a convenient location, close to main street, enabling walking distance to restaurants and shopping.
Definitely be back for a longer stay.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Adoe4 wrote a review Jan 2020
Aldinga Beach, Australia194 contributions95 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is on the cheap end of the hotels on offer. The owner/managers are very friendly and honest. Shower pressure and heat was great. Very handy to a local pub which had a great salad bar. No issues with parking. Cosy rooms ... Good tv. Great for a stop over and would use again.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sharon F wrote a review June 2022
13 contributions15 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Grand Central was truly central to everything. Able to walk to a lot of attractions and eating venues.
The gentleman on the desk was lovely and very helpful. The room was very clean, with a good size fridge and hanging space for clothes. Would definitely stay again.
Extremely good value for money.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Giuseppe A wrote a review Feb 2013
Darmstadt, Germany152 contributions83 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This motel has stopped in the 70s. Small rooms - you cant move, litterally - and old bath. Friendly reception, but not fully competent on the details - like the wi-fi access. It would be worth for 20 dollars/night.
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Date of stay: February 2013
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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K & L wrote a tip Sept 2023
Gracemere, Australia24 contributions37 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"They do not have a laundry, even though they list one as available."
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Cheryl P wrote a tip Oct 2022
Adelaide, Australia187 contributions155 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a non adjoining room"
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Alyson B wrote a tip Mar 2020
Ranfurly Newzealand91 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ive always had a ground floor unit , which has been ideal"
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Jamesd1985 wrote a tip July 2018
Melbourne, Australia38 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Centre of Town!!"
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GavansGuide wrote a tip July 2018
Croydon, Australia55 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go for the penthouse"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$98 - AU$114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaSouth AustraliaMount Gambier
NUMBER OF ROOMS
23
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Central Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Grand Central Motel?
Nearby attractions include Cave Gardens (0.2 km), Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum (0.3 km), and The Riddoch & Main Corner Complex (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Grand Central Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, baggage storage, and complimentary tea.
Which room amenities are available at Grand Central Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Grand Central Motel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Grand Central Motel?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grand Central Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Metro Bakery and Cafe, Cafe Melzar, and Bay Blue Espresso Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Grand Central Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a saltwater pool during their stay.
Is Grand Central Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Mount Gambier.