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Motel Mount Gambier

115 Penola Rd, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290 Australia
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3.0
#10 of 12 motels in Mount Gambier
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
Motel Mount Gambier is a clean, spacious and affordable motel that is close to all the major attractions and city centre, plus we are the closest motel to the airport. We offer a wide variety of room types and all rooms are ground level. Good off street parking right in front of your room along with friendly and helpful service are reasons why many of our customers return when they are next in town.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Breakfast in the room
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Outdoor pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Sofa
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English
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Iluvtravel2016 wrote a review Nov 2020
Greater Adelaide, Australia11 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is your typical country motel - basic room and amenities. I had accidently booked incorrect arrival time through booking.com but they were able to put us into the 'deluxe' room and we were didn't have move to our 'basic' room for the other nights (I had booked the basic). The difference was a bigger bed, microwave and, most importantly, the room was the furthest away from the busy road. The bed was the biggest and most comfiest!! One person could jump around the other person did not move. Shower and ensuite were clean and staff were friendly.
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Date of stay: September 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Don't book basic room, go for the deluxe - the minor cost is worth it
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TravelDooey wrote a review Dec 2023
Melbourne, Australia308 contributions148 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Good location but few other positive things to say about this place. Bed was horrible. Don't think there was a single spring in the mattress & thought it would swallow me whole. Pillows were like massive bricks. Horrible smell that constantly permeated the room. Shower was the absolute worst! Terrible water pressure & would go from scalding hot to freezing cold over & over for no particular reason. Bathroom fan did not work & the toilet would refill with a trickle. Would literally take over half an hour to fill. TV had terrible reception. There was a fridge & Wi-Fi. No hairdryer. I do not recommend this motel.
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Date of stay: December 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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paul_mcmlix wrote a review May 2023
Newcastle, Australia31 contributions8 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sorry owners, but my stay here was less than enjoyable. While room was very clean, it was in serious need of some upgrades and maintenance. Doors don't close properly, and there was a freezing draught from the gap under the front door! Air conditioner was so noisy I had to turn it off, rendering it useless. Add the freezing draught and I was searching for anything warm to throw on the bed! Bathroom very outdated, and the showerhead sprayed everywhere but down. Other guests seemed to have no consideration, a couple having a headed domestic till 2am, and one group of tradies warming their truck up for 20 mins right out front. Not happy Jan! Chance of me staying again- very unlikely.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MissLea888 wrote a review June 2022
Adelaide35 contributions62 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Do yourself a favour and find somewhere else to stay.
Have a look at the reviews on booking.com and the way management responds to any criticism, by being abusive and degrading to customers. Clearly this lack of professionalism shows the way in which the motel is poorly run.
The motel is so dated and decrepit, it desperately needs a good clean and updating. The wifi sporadically works and when asked if there was a fix for it we were told “it should work”, we agree it should work but didn’t!
The rooms, linen, towels and reception all smell like Indian food. As much as we, as a family enjoy Indian food we don’t want our bed and towels smelling like it!
If you do stay please do not dare to offer any constructive feedback as you’ll be abused (after they’ve taken your money of course!).
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Avoid this establishment at all costs.
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Sublimejelly wrote a review Apr 2021
Melbourne, Australia34 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The check in was simple and polite milk was given at reception to make coffee/tea the room was large bigger then expected and immaculately clean and very well equipped with all amenities of a standard motel suite tea/coffee/biscuits/hand-wash/shower wash and towels etc.. The shower was hot and had good pressure and the bed was large (king) and very comfy. The Tv and Aircon were also a good size to make the room comfy My only improvement would be darker curtains that are really block-outs and a couple of cushions and a throw rug for the couch (a blanket was in the wardrobe) but these small items make a stay cozy.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Checkin is from 2pm :)
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Michael-4551 wrote a review Feb 2020
Caloundra, Australia5,458 contributions4,187 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed there on Friday 21st February for one night. I booked this room through booking com and posted a review on their site which said for likes - not a lot, it was cheap and nasty and for disliked - it felt dirty, toilet didn't work properly. Properties response was "Thanks for staying at Motel Mount Gambier we appreciate your feedback. You throw something in toilet and it was blocked for that reason. We didn’t hear any issues from that room before and has to call plumber to fix it which cost me more than you paid for room night. My response to their comment is all I can say is why would I report this fault if I threw something down the toilet. It is more probable that previous guest did it and the motel did not check all in the room was ok when they cleaned it prior to my arrival. I'll leave it to you to check other reviews on trip advisor and elsewhere and let you decide if you want to stay there, I certainly won't be coming back there.
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Date of stay: August 2019
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: don't stay here
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honeypoodles666 wrote a review Jan 2022
Melbourne, Australia10 contributions3 helpful votes
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Old, smelly room. Dirty comforter, reused cutlery bag, crockery and condiments in a plastic tub. Hand soap and shower jell in dispensers, no shampoo or conditioner. Noisy taps and toilet door in room next door. Old and dated! Would not recommend this hotel regardless of being locked down due to covid. Make more of an effort! Very, very disappointed after having travelled from Melbourne.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid this hotel at all costs! Looks nothing like the pictures!
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Response from Gurpreet singh, Owner at Motel Mount Gambier
Responded 5 Jan 2022
Thanks for staying Motel ,Yes this and old building but the rooms are upto 3 star Australian standard. Also plz check the price you paid for a night , people like you want everything for free which is not possible in this world
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Russell M wrote a review Apr 2021
Perth, Australia214 contributions180 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Avoid this place at all costs. Our room was dirty, failure to clean properly is a covid breach so avoid. Walls were very thin, all the noise from adjoining could be heard as well as every time they used the facilities as the waste water rushing through the pipes was clearly audible. No breakfast was available, located on a very busy road and cars could be heard all night. Simply avoid.
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Date of stay: April 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Simrat Singh wrote a review Feb 2020
Adelaide, Australia45 contributions43 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed there for 2 nights. Our room was nice and clean. All the basic amenities were there. The owner of motel is a Punjabi family. They are very warm people and do not hesitate to go one step further to make your stay comfortable. I am writing my review bit late but I wish them good luck for their future.
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Date of stay: October 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Carolyn M wrote a review Feb 2024
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Checkin felt like an imposition. Pet friendly room had carpet which didn’t seem clean! Bathroom too small to even shower in. Small TV was in the corner of the room.
No soap in the shower, dispenser was above the basin. Bed was very comfortable.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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MissLea888 wrote a tip June 2022
Adelaide35 contributions62 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid this establishment at all costs."
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honeypoodles666 wrote a tip Jan 2022
Melbourne, Australia10 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid this hotel at all costs! Looks nothing like the pictures! "
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Sublimejelly wrote a tip Apr 2021
Melbourne, Australia34 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Checkin is from 2pm :)"
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GorokeBloke wrote a tip Mar 2021
Milang, Australia16 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room set up for singles, couples and families."
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Iluvtravel2016 wrote a tip Nov 2020
Greater Adelaide, Australia11 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't book basic room, go for the deluxe - the minor cost is worth it"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$84 - AU$112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaSouth AustraliaMount Gambier
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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Frequently Asked Questions about Motel Mount Gambier
Which popular attractions are close to Motel Mount Gambier?
Nearby attractions include Umpherston Sinkhole (3.3 km), The Blue Lake (3.9 km), and The Valley Lake (3.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Motel Mount Gambier?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Motel Mount Gambier?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Motel Mount Gambier?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Motel Mount Gambier?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Motel Mount Gambier?
Conveniently located restaurants include Metro Bakery and Cafe, Cafe Melzar, and Bay Blue Espresso Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Motel Mount Gambier?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Motel Mount Gambier have airport transportation?
Yes, Motel Mount Gambier offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Motel Mount Gambier?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Motel Mount Gambier offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.