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Blue Lake Motel

1 Kennedy Ave, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290 Australia
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3.5
#6 of 12 motels in Mount Gambier
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Value

Welcome to Blue Lake Motel, your Mount Gambier “home away from home.” Blue Lake Motel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Anglican Church of Mount Gambier (1.2 mi) and Adam Lindsay Gordon (2.0 mi), guests of Blue Lake Motel can easily experience some of Mount Gambier's most well known attractions.

Rooms at Blue Lake Motel provide a refrigerator and air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

In addition, Blue Lake Motel offers barbeque facilities, which will help make your Mount Gambier trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While in Mount Gambier be sure to experience local oyster favourites at 1862 Wine Bar & Grill.

Plus, during your trip, don’t forget to check out some of the popular parks, such as The Railway Lands and Valley Lake Conservation Park.

Blue Lake Motel puts the best of Mount Gambier at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Private check-in / check-out
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
2.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Centrally Located
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greg n wrote a review Feb 2023
Brisbane, Australia72 contributions72 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Thanks to the owners
Please can you ring council about dog noise.
No road noise better than the other motels in the area.
Room was clean but not aircon screen full of dust. Put the filter under the shower then dry it.
Rooms need a full matress protector and extractor fan plumbing noise needs fixing,
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Date of stay: January 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: It has electric blankets. Try to get a room not next to anyone.
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geniegal wrote a review July 2022
Melbourne, Australia572 contributions207 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
High on a hill, this property is good value. Our room had a very comfortable bed, good sofa, long desk with chairs, microwave and toaster. The water was steaming hot and the WiFi was good. Parking is immediately outside the units and we had a lovely view over Mt Gambier from our room. We didn’t use the communal kitchen but I did take a quick look. Very well set up with a full stove and all the equipment you could want. There is a full size dining table as well. The motel is quiet and within a short drive of the Umpherston Sinkhole, Engelbrecht Cave and the Blue Lake. We would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JoshStephen wrote a review May 2021
13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed in the Deluxe Queen Room. Clean room which was presented nicely. Definitely recommended if you're looking for a cheaper place to stay. Some things a little outdated but these are easily forgiven for the service received.

Shower worked well in a large, clean block - plenty of room and easy to access.

Very quiet room, barely any noise from room next door.

Heater only blew warm air on max temperature at 30 degrees, but heated the room enough (outdated).

Kettle, microwave, bar fridge and toaster supplied.

Room attended to each day for cleaning - stayed for 3 days.

Mattress was okay, a bit lumpy and the pillow had been worn flat. Bedding very clean and comfortable.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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judycrisp wrote a review May 2021
Melbourne86 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked in again for another four night stay.
Once again I was not disappointed and was made very welcome by Chris the owner and even though I was offered an upgrade I am just as happy in my choice of "A Room with A View" Rooms are always spotless and provide me with all I need during my stay.
This Motel certainly delivers on value for money and once again I enjoyed my stay there immensely.
No hesitation to return.
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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judycrisp wrote a review Dec 2020
Melbourne86 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent four lovely night's here recently and once again have no negative comments. Very friendly Manager and I am also going to give a warm thank you to the two house keepers I met as the rooms are always immaculately presented. Well equipped with Microwave, tea/coffee, fridge and toaster plus crockery/cutlery. There is also a very well equipped and spotlessly clean community kitchen which is ideal if travelling and cooking your own meals.
I highly recommend this Motel and I will continue to stay there on all my trips to the Mount.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Room 3 had lovely views and I enjoyed the darkness of the room in the mornings.
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Gillian W wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Bedding was so warm and comfortable, shower hot with great water pressure. TV really good size for a budget room. Coffee, tea provisions plentiful. Clean and well maintained. WIFI was fast and unending. What more could you want?!
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Kathryn J wrote a review Feb 2023
Brisbane, Australia60 contributions52 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfectly fine for a 1 night stay. Staff were friendly and helpful, room was very basic but for the price, perfectly acceptable. I’m glad I didn’t book through a booking site as when we arrived seeing a vacancy sign they gave us a cheaper deal to book directly with them. Name’s a bit deceptive as we thought we would be near the blue lake but it’s not far to drive and see.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Steviej wrote a review Mar 2020
Margaret River, Australia45 contributions15 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is great. The room was half the price of most places and was very clean and comfortable. We just left the 5star Ibis in Adelaide and this was cleaner, the room was bigger, the bed was a queen and not a tiny little double in a closet like the ibis. I’d recommend this place because the value for money, staff and the rooms were excellent. Stay here and have some lovely SA oysters for dinner with what you save. 👍🙂
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Travelbug wrote a review Aug 2022
Ulverstone, Australia449 contributions149 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The room had a very comfy bed and we didn’t even put any heating on in the night (in August). Handy the room had microwave, toaster and kettle. Was within walking distance to eating places with a 15-20 minute walk to centre of town but no traffic noise heard in room. Room had recently been refurbished with new carpet and soft furnishings but bathroom was dated but perfectly functional
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Naterob93 wrote a review Dec 2021
Woodside, Australia10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked in here for a cheaper budget hotel and didn’t expect much from it. The room are kept nicely and we were extremely surprised with the quality of this place. Staff were friendly and helpful. Has to be one of the best budget hotels I’ve stayed in
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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BinaOnABudget wrote a tip Oct 2023
Greater Hobart, Australia454 contributions57 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms have a fridge, microwave, cutlery and crockery so an easy and affordable option was to grab a couple of microwave meals and dinner was covered."
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Joe wrote a tip June 2023
31 contributions21 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"You should be able to check out room before staying and if not as per photos, then get a refund to choose something elsewhere."
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greg n wrote a tip Feb 2023
Brisbane, Australia72 contributions72 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"It has electric blankets. Try to get a room not next to anyone. "
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Lawrie Edwards wrote a tip Mar 2021
Adelaide, Australia15 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good view southside looking at Mt. Gambier"
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judycrisp wrote a tip Dec 2020
Melbourne86 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 3 had lovely views and I enjoyed the darkness of the room in the mornings."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$84 - AU$114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaSouth AustraliaMount Gambier
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Lake Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Lake Motel?
Nearby attractions include Umpherston Sinkhole (1.2 km) and Vansittart Park (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Lake Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Blue Lake Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Blue Lake Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue Lake Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Lake Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include South Eastern Hotel, Limestone Coast Pantry, and Federal Hotel.