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Nightcap at Federal Hotel

112 Commercial St East, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290 Australia
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#1 of 4 small hotels in Mount Gambier
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The pub is the heart of the community, and the people of Mt Gambier call Federal Hotel their local. It's a place for friends to meet, families to relax and everyone to enjoy themselves. If it's pub classics you're after, we've got that sorted. Our chef's pulled together a selection of pub meals you'll love, from great quality steaks to fish and chips, and vegetarian options in between. Sing out if you have dietary questions, we cater for vegan and gluten free options. Our bar is stocked with a range of non-alcoholic and alcoholic options for everyone to enjoy. Our skilled bartenders are whipping up the best refreshing beverages in Mt Gambier. The rivalry, the blood rush, the atmosphere. We love live sport! Come in to catch the latest in AFL, NRL, Rugby, Boxing, Cricket, NBA, Soccer & more. As an added bonus, we're the Official Home of UFC and you can guarantee we'll broadcast every PPV.
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Free parking
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Kids' meals
Highchairs available
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Amber F wrote a review Feb 2023
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The hotel was clean and presentable upon arrival. The gentleman that served us at the bookings window was warm and friendly. The shower facilities were amazing and the bed was super comfy. We went to the bistro here at the hotel for dinner and the service I could not fault. Angie was lovely, cheerful and extra apologetic when picking up our plates. Unfortunately the food was below standard. I ordered a medium rare T-bone steak that came out well done and there was no salad dressing on my salad. My mother had the roast Beef. It was so tough and chewy it looked as though it has been boiled and then roasted. The roast was also paired with 2 baby potatoes one half of a carrot and a mountain of frozen beans and corn. I work for the company and at a pub in Adelaide and I'm very disappointed with the food only.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Brett22 wrote a review Nov 2022
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From start to finish we had a great experience. Christina kept us informed with check in details and went over and above to make our stay a pleasant experience. The bar staff were friendly and the food is great too! They offer 10% discount when staying highly recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Federal Hotel Motel Mt Gambier, Owner at Nightcap at Federal Hotel
Responded 13 Nov 2022
Thank you so much for your feedback
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Nev B wrote a review Nov 2022
Geelong, Australia1 contribution
Dropped in for lunch and the Service given was 10 out of 10. Prices are good. Food Very good and low competitive priced. Very pleasant atmosphere. Absolutely gobsmacked with the service. Bar has everything, food has a menu for all including many choices of chicken or beef Parmi's. Pork belly, steaks etc. Acomodation is beautiful.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Federal Hotel Motel Mt Gambier, Owner at Nightcap at Federal Hotel
Responded 25 Dec 2022
Cheers Nev!
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Veronica M wrote a review Oct 2022
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What a lovely place to stay, was greeted by a friendly young receptionists by the name of a Christina I believe she was very polite and made checking in a breeze. Would highly recommend a staying here nice clean rooms with comfortable beds. Will be back next time I'm in Mount Gambier for business or pleasure.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Federal Hotel Motel Mt Gambier, Owner at Nightcap at Federal Hotel
Responded 29 Oct 2022
Thank you for your kind words! Christina does a fantastic job, and we will pass on the compliments. We look forward to your company again in the future!
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Jill Z wrote a review May 2022
Adelaide, Australia39 contributions45 helpful votes
Very comfortable and economical. Room was spacious and the bed comfortable. A little noisy being on the main road, but ear plugs were supplied. Added bonus was a voucher for a free drink from the bar downstairs. Had dinner in the Dining Room - only complaint was the lack of vegetarian items on the menu. Free on site parking. Would be happy to stay here again.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Federal Hotel Motel Mt Gambier, Owner at Nightcap at Federal Hotel
Responded 14 May 2022
Hi Jill. Thank you for your kind review. We are constantly looking at feedback from our customers, and making changes as we go. We recently had a menu change, due to supply issues, and items such as our Vegetarian Schnitzels have been increadibly hard to source. We will look to utilize the specials board to fill in some of the gaps moving forward, providing those additional options for customers! Cheers, Paul - Management
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SubmersibleHuman wrote a review June 2021
Brisbane, Australia235 contributions50 helpful votes
Very happy staying here for a few nights as we started our diving tour of SA. There was some confusion with our quoted pricing (through booking.com) being different to what the hotel was offering, however after some deliberation the price was confirmed. Great rooms - comfortable double beds (two) in the Twin rooms - good heating and spacious rooms. Stairs at the back could do with some more grip as they pass by the kitchen & grease trap - feel slippery when wet (as was the case - raining (usually sideways) for our three days!) Would stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: If possible rooms away from the kitchen - closer to the side steps.
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Response from Federal Hotel Motel Mt Gambier, Owner at Nightcap at Federal Hotel
Responded 19 June 2021
Thank you so much for your review, I will definitely have to take a look at those stairs! Glad you had a splendid time and we hope to see you again!
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Jane Dowling wrote a review Apr 2021
Geelong, Australia150 contributions105 helpful votes
We held a function (family catch up) there last weekend and it more than met our needs with good value menu options and plenty of them, drinks at good prices and the accommodation whilst not top end, is more than adequate as the rooms are very clean and beds comfortable and right at the back door of the restaurant and bar. The hotel is located centrally to the town, close to the Woolworths supermarket and handy to the service station and pizza bar. Bar service to the tables was a little poor and clearing away the dishes a little slow, but overall, not a lot to complain about, the good certainly outweighed the bad (and it wasn't actually bad anyway). Would happily recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Amy Ayres-Bromley, General Manager at Nightcap at Federal Hotel
Responded 2 May 2021
Thank you so much for your kind review!
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luckylynno wrote a review Mar 2020
Melbourne, Australia31 contributions8 helpful votes
We had a stop over on our way from Melbourne to Adelaide, and definitely picked the right place. Despite my reservations from the photos, the Federal Hotel was actually perfect in every way. The beds were Soooo comfy, the food was great and the staff lovely. We will definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 2 May 2021
Thank you so much! We would love to have you back
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dalken35 wrote a review Mar 2020
Mount Gambier, Australia75 contributions13 helpful votes
Went in here for evening meal and was amazed. The schnitzel menu I here was the best I've ever seen, in beef, chicken and vegan. Three different sizes, of which had the middle regular. It was big, with a good amount of salad and large amount of beautiful fries. Also was given free rein on a top salad bar. I had the Mexican version of schnitzel, beef which had the best to ayo sauce on top, then a beautiful guacamole, and jalapenos and corn chips. Cheap beer prices too added to make this a brilliant feed and night out.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 2 May 2021
Glad you enjoyed it!
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-Guzzis-are-ace- wrote a review Feb 2020
Melbourne, Australia1044 contributions139 helpful votes
Stayed here at the Federal Hotel. The price was great however the facilities for some rooms are shared which is not so good. Overall the room was clean etc but would prefer own facilities. The staff are very friendly.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nightcap at Federal Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Nightcap at Federal Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Cave Gardens (0.6 km), Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum (0.5 km), and The Riddoch & Main Corner Complex (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Nightcap at Federal Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Nightcap at Federal Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Nightcap at Federal Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Nightcap at Federal Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nightcap at Federal Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Metro Bakery and Cafe, Cafe Melzar, and Bay Blue Espresso Bar.
Is Nightcap at Federal Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Mount Gambier.