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The Sands Motel

198 Glen Osmond Rd, Fullarton, Adelaide, South Australia 5063 Australia
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#2 of 2 hotels in Fullarton

Welcome to The Sands Motel, your Fullarton “home away from home.” The Sands 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.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer air conditioning and a refrigerator, bringing comfort and convenience to your visit.

Plus, The Sands Motel offers a pool, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While visiting Fullarton, you may want to try some schnitzel at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Arkaba Hotel Bistro.

The Sands Motel puts the best of Fullarton at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Free parking
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Peter K wrote a review Jan 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
I have had the pleasure of staying in Room 11 of this outstanding Motel since 14th August 2019. I have found the hosts Harry and Mandy to be most obliging at all times. Always available to assist me with any requirement. Very comfortable accommodation at reasonable prices. Thanks again for your hospitality. Peter Kellner
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Shannon 🌞 wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions
Booked a night at this motel around 10am, although check in wasn’t till 2 I phoned to ask if we could arrive early and use the pool, the man was very friendly and said of course and he would get our room ready for us early too! Had the pool to ourselves for the afternoon, room was nice and clean. Bed was very comfy! amazing value for money. Would definitely stay here again 😁
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
juliemE6249UR wrote a review Feb 2018
Naracoorte, Australia40 contributions30 helpful votes
What a great little motel with easy access to nearby Arkaba Hotel and other take away/ restaurants within walking distance. $85a night a double is great value. Also quick taxi ride to the city if you didn't want to take the bus . There is a bus stop at the front of the motel. Room very clean even though a little tired. Has toaster, kettle and microwave. Sue the owner is very friendly . She preordered the taxi on 3 occasions for us as I had medical appointments and it always arrived just prior to nominated time. On our 3rd day we only needed the room until about 3 pm and she adjusted the tariff accordingly which we thought was very generous as there was certainly no shortage of house guests during our stay.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from MandyDHA, Owner at The Sands Motel
Responded 4 Oct 2019
Thank you for reviewing us.
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136sandy wrote a review Nov 2017
Plaistow, New Hampshire15 contributions4 helpful votes
This hotel was very very dirty, No tissues in bathroom, no hair dryer and NO phone. I know that most people have cell phones, but what if your battery was dead. No phone is just not right. The carpet was filthy and so was the couch. I would not stay here again. The price was not cheap either. I would sleep in my car rather than stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2017
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: nothing to help travelers except don't stay here. Nasty place.
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Response from MandyDHA, Owner at The Sands Motel
Responded 4 Oct 2019
Thanks for your response. The Sands Motel is now under the new management. Next time in Adelaide, Please stay with us and you will not be disappointed. Cheers👍
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freetolive wrote a review July 2017
Singapore, Singapore132 contributions46 helpful votes
Sands Motel is a value Stay that is just 15-20 minutes by the bus away from Rundell street which is the main pedestrian street mall of Adelaide. They have got really hot showers with a good heater.Especially nice when you visit Adelaide in winter. Beds are on the soft side.A basic wardrobe is provided. The inn keeper was very accommodating to our request for first level rooms as we couldn't climb the stairs. It's a basic no frills motel but the rooms come with extras like a microwave oven,toaster and refrigerator which I thought was a nice touch. The inn keeper remembers request.We had a request for a taxi in the early morning and all that was arranged for promptly. Located just less than 200 metres from the nearest bus stop where you have buses 861 and 864 that gets you to town and Chinatown. Reception closes at 8pm though. There is no room to room telephone. Basic cleaning daily.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
4 Helpful votes
USD 61 - USD 130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustraliaSouth AustraliaGreater AdelaideAdelaideFullarton
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Sands Motel
Which popular attractions are close to The Sands Motel?
Nearby attractions include Z Ward (0.7 km), Adelaide Hills Wine Centre (1.0 km), and St Raphael's Catholic Church (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Sands Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at The Sands Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Sands Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Singapore House, Hispanic Mechanic, and Cork & Cleaver.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Sands Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Sands Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Fullarton.
Are there any historical sites close to The Sands Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Adelaide Oval (4.6 km), Carrick Hill (3.4 km), and General Post Office (3.6 km).
Is The Sands Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.