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The Old Mount Gambier Gaol

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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Kitchenette
Breakfast included
3.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is such a different experience it's difficult to explain. If you are looking for luxury look elsewhere. If you are looking for a edgy experience choose here. How many of your friends can say they have slept in a gaol and one with a...More

Thank CranleighChatter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This an an interesting concept, turning a retired 19th century jail into accommodation. It delivers the quaint experience but lacks some of the creature comforts the tariff deserves. Communal showers are fine but the common areas need some TLC. The furniture in the cells/bedrooms are...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My usual accommodation in Mt Gambier was fully booked, so I googled for an alternative & came across the Gaol. I was immediately intrigued, so I booked a “cell”. The only one I could book was with shared facilities...for which I wasn’t too perturbed about....More

Thank lisa g
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

I have to start by saying that the owner James is extremely enthusiastic about ‘his’ home. I knew that I was booking a ‘goal’ experience and thought it would be fun for my kids. What I didn’t expect was for the energy of the place...More

Thank Monica S
Response from Finnrhay, Manager at The Old Mount Gambier GaolResponded 16 January 2018

Hi Monica, Absolutely not hurt at all as you cannot keep everyone happy and everyone is entitled to there own choices and opinions. We appreciate both positive and negative reviews as its the only way to learn how to improve your business. We dont pretend...More

Reviewed 27 December 2017

My friend and I tried to stay here on our first visit to Mount Gambier but unfortunately the place was under renovation. James advised us on alternative cheap accommodation which was much appreciated. We did not expect to be back but when planning our short...More

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Top amenities
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Free Parking
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Bar/Lounge
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USD 52 - USD 80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
USD 52 - USD 80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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"We had a family room with two bedrooms, one of which had bunk beds. Fully equipped kitchen, living room and..."
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"All is great!"
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"Choose a larger room, well worth it. Bring your own pillow."
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"the twin or double rooms are great, really quiet and very comfortable."
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