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Presidential Motel

154 Jubilee Hwy W 152 - 156 Jubilee Highway West, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290 Australia
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#11 of 17 hotels in Mount Gambier
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3.5 Star rated property
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Property amenities
Free parking
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Car park
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.5 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English, Arabic
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JScarlett33 wrote a review Aug 2023
Adelaide, Australia2 contributions
Recommend the refurbished rooms only. Motel is spotlessly clean, refurbished rooms are large and well appointed. High standard of furnishings and bedding, very well done and maintained. Con: Towels. They need to be replaced and laundering looked into, ‘white’ towels are all VERY grey, looking like they are used for cleaning. Is quite off putting. Many other properties use white towels and manage with correct laundering to keep them white. This needs attention and is my only complaint on an otherwise outstanding property.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Cass F wrote a review Mar 2023
Adelaide, Australia25 contributions2 helpful votes
I loved my stay here, our room was so spacious and the couch was so comfy we felt really rested by our stay here the bathroom was so modern and the tv in the bathroom was a much appreciated touch, I had a lovely long soak in the tub while watching tv, this felt like a luxury hotel and i would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Suzanne M wrote a review Mar 2023
Adelaide, Australia8 contributions2 helpful votes
Spotless accommodation. Big room with all manner of extras - and with all that I needed. Nothing was too much trouble - the staff really care and I appreciated their very "can do" positive approach. Plus I saw evidence of that towards other clients re how pleasant and helpful they were as I was waiting in the foyer for my taxi on the last day. Seems they have many regular business clients who consistently stay and re-stay at the Presidential Every staff member I met was very helpful - I needed their advice as this was my first time visit to Mt Gambier. The food was fantastic. On my last day I had to check out very early - that was no trouble for the staff. They were consistently pleasant on all occasions. My travel agent suggested this place and he was definitely correct
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Room Tip: the staff are very familiar with places to go and what is on and where
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Brett Choice Hotels wrote a review Dec 2022
Adelaide, Australia
Some colleagues and I enjoyed 2 nights of dinner at the newly renovated Presidential for a work trip to Mount Gambier. Simply, we were blown away with the quality of the food. Prior to the meal we were given a small selection of assorted seeds (sunflower etc.) to whet our appetite - such a simple yet effective idea that just suggested we were in for a treat. On the first night I enjoyed an eye fillet cooked rare which was simply perfect in taste, texture and temperature. It included some beautiful mushrooms and roast potatoes that were lightly seasoned with the "jacket" being a perfect level of crunch and chewiness - divine! On night two I enjoyed a pulled pork dish that was melt in the mouth and a cheesecake dessert that is presented in a dome-shape with a very elegant "P" (logo of the hotel) tab of white chocolate on top. The base was delectable - I thought they'd added sultanas to the "biscuit" base but I was told it was actually cranberries - either way - chewy and a taste explosion for the senses! The restaurant looks really upmarket and modern without feeling pretentious - the staff are very friendly and welcoming as you would assume for a family run business and it just has a lovely ambience to it. It IS an upper market experience that would be perfect for a romantic dinner, a business meeting or a wedding/corporate function and you just feel as though you've stepped into an experience you just know you'll enjoy - quite simply - I couldn't fault the quality of the food, the standard of service and the new-look renovation - if you're in Mount Gambier and you want a quality food experience, look no further.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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424judithc wrote a review Dec 2022
Adelaide, Australia75 contributions56 helpful votes
We stayed a night at the Presidential Motel in Mt Gambier. The rooms are particularly large, clean and well appointed. The bathroom also hs bath, separate show and all the regular amenities. It was quiet and comfortable, at a very reasonable price. Thanks and well done!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There is a courtyard to facilitate parking at your unit door. Very convenient.
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Tones07 wrote a review Nov 2022
Jan Juc, Australia11 contributions8 helpful votes
Very tired old motel room .Bathroom screaming to be dragged out of the 80s , chipped tiles , stained basin etc. Dirty carpets , old linen and then the road noise.. Mattress was ok but pillows not great.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Joanie D wrote a review Oct 2022
Belconnen, Australia14 contributions13 helpful votes
A Cautionary Tale In October 2022 my wife and I attempted to travel by car to Adelaide from Canberra via Bendigo and Mt Gambier. With much difficulty we made it to Bendigo through the Victorian floods and ruined roads. Travel advice made it clear we could not travel West and South through Victoria. The weather forecast indicated that even if we got to Adelaide we would be unlikely to be able to return to Canberra via NSW. I rang Presidential Motel apologising for not advising them of a cancellation within the required time but that we had delayed as long as possible in the hope of getting through. But it was clear that we couldn't.The receptionist thanked me for my advice but told me I would have to cancel via Booking. com. This I did. Next day Booking.com advised me that they had informed the motel of our circumstances but that the motel would not waive the cancellation fee. When I protested this to Presidential Motel they said that it was Booking.com's fault because they had a policy of immediately transferring part of the booked fee to their overseas principals. Somebody's fibbing But regardless: that Presidential Motel has so little regard and compassion for their clients says a lot about them. It also says how little they care about word of mouth assessments of them and their service policy. If the motel is right about Booking.com's cancellation policy why would any one book through them? Either way I shall use my discretion and advise no one to risk a booking of any sort at Presidential Motel. I'll check Booking.com's cancellation policy before risking using them again.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 8 Nov 2022
The best way to make a booking is direct with the property. When a customer chooses to book through a third party website, they accept the terms and conditions listed on that booking site. Please remeber that third party sites charge large commission fees, don't pay taxes or employ Australians, take hundreds of millions of tax free dollars off shore annually, and leave it to small business owners to deal with their mess. The moral of this story is to avoid third party websites and deal directly with the property to avoid problems. If you choose to book via a third party, you wear the cancellation policy.
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Nigel C wrote a review July 2022
10 contributions1 helpful vote
The rooms are incredibly spacious and comfortable. Parking right out the front door. Being on the main road through Mount Gambier the o ly time you here the traffic is when it is raining. WiFi a little slow at ti es but norji g that can not be dezlt with.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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karenalloyd wrote a review June 2022
Melbourne, Australia39 contributions12 helpful votes
I stayed at this Motel with my son as he was competing in a sporting event in Mount Gambier. We had never stayed in a Motel before and had visions of the grim ones you see on tv where a serial killer is lurking behind every door ! Our room (40) was fabulous. It had recently been upgraded I think as it was modern and clean and huge. The bed was comfortable as was the sofa. The bathroom was also large and refurbished with a great shower. Park right outside your room. We ordered breakfast for the morning which was delivered right on time. It wasn’t too hot as it had been brought from a kitchen somewhere (not sure where) but it was cooked well and was delicious albeit quite expensive ($25 for eggs on toast and extra for bacon etc). I think my breakfast was around $33 which was expensive. Very helpful lady on reception. Check in/out was very easy.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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SH wrote a review May 2022
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Stayed here recently for 3 nights in an executive twin and paid nearly $600 for the room. Found a charge of $4.64 on my credit card after checking out, for a can of coke from the mini bar which we did not take. When I contacted management at the motel about it, they said their cleaner recorded a can of coke was taken and refused to consider that a mistake could have been made and that as far as they were concerned it's the end of the matter. It's only a small amount of money but it's the principle of the matter. Why would I pay top dollar for a motel room and deny taking a $4 something can of coke ?? So, a word of advice to all the good people who are thinking of staying here, remember to check your mini bar daily and frequently lest something like this happens to you.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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PRICE RANGE
AU$124 - AU$155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
quality inn presidential hotel mount gambier, quality inn mount gambier, mount gambier quality inn
LOCATION
AustraliaSouth AustraliaMount Gambier
NUMBER OF ROOMS
53
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Frequently Asked Questions about Presidential Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Presidential Motel?
Nearby attractions include Umpherston Sinkhole (4.8 km), The Blue Lake (3.9 km), and The Valley Lake (2.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Presidential Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Presidential Motel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Presidential Motel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Presidential Motel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Presidential Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Metro Bakery and Cafe, Cafe Melzar, and Bay Blue Espresso Bar.
Are any cleaning services offered at Presidential Motel?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Does Presidential Motel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Presidential Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Arabic.
Is Presidential Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.