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The Sands Motel

198 Glen Osmond Rd, Fullarton, Adelaide, South Australia 5063 Australia
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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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Peter K wrote a review Jan 2021
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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
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Shannon 🌞 wrote a review Feb 2020
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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
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juliemE6249UR wrote a review Feb 2018
Naracoorte, Australia40 contributions31 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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Responded 4 Oct 2019
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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
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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, Singapore138 contributions46 helpful votes
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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
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Kerri P wrote a review Apr 2017
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Stayed at the Sands Motel for 8 nights and found it to be everything we could have asked for. Clean and comfortable with aircon and a fabulous shower! The staff were all so lovely, offering a full housekeeping service each day, helping us to order taxis, suggesting places to see within the city. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommended this Motel to any friends and family travelling to Adelaide. Thank you ladies!
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mary-Anne R wrote a review Apr 2017
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I rang some days prior to my two night stay asking about wifi availability, she said none. Got there and it was available. The woman had no idea. TV (which was small) reception was awful. Carpet was filthy (walked in bare feet for 10 minutes and ended up with dirty feet), giant cobweb in main tiny room, lighting was awful, hot water came out brown, bathroom basin full of chips, towel rail ready to fall off, door lock dodgy (had a chain but found door ajar on the first morning, police were in attendance 2nd morning) and the pool was dirty. It took three rings of the bell for the not really friendly woman at the desk to respond. My rating is ZERO. DO NOT EVEN THINK OF STAYING AT THIS EXCUSE THEY CALL A MOTEL.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 4 Oct 2019
Hi Mary-Anne, I am very sorry that you had such a bad experience. This motel is now under the new management. We provide excellent service to all our guests. When in town next time, give us a go and you will be pleasantly surprised as compare to your past experience. Cheers
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Amanda B wrote a review Jan 2017
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Absolutely disgusted in the service at this place. The lady was rude and horrible! The key we were given wouldn't work properly my partner was locked out of the room with our 4 month old baby in the middle of the night he tried to wake the lady up and she comes and and abuses and swares at him for waking her up! She wouldn't accept that her key was faulty do not recommend this place to anyone!!.
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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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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Kay D wrote a review Oct 2016
Adelaide Hills, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed for 15 nights. Comfortable bed - soft but didn't give me any back problems. Fridge was the quietest I've ever had in a motel room (Fisher Paykel). Super clean - even window sills & skirting boards. Pool looks beautiful (wasn't hot enough to use while I was here but looks clean & sparkling). Decor is definitely dated but that didn't worry me - what can you expect for bargain rates!
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Date of stay: October 2016
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Room Tip: I had Room 9 on the ground floor - which is away from the traffic. Room 10 is the last room on...
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Rosie210881 wrote a review Jan 2016
15 contributions7 helpful votes
Mattresses on the beds need updating, could feel the springs as I slept in the singles There were cobwebs in both the main room and bathroom Upon arriving there a lunch hole in the door and two more holes on the other side of the door We found a black hair in 2 of the coffee mugs when we went to use them when we first arrived The mirror and shelf in bathroom and badly faded and need updating No screens on the windows so if ou didn't want to use the aircon you ran the risk is someone being able t break in And false advertising that there's a pool here but no able to use for customers on kept for personal use for owners I believe Basic but not happy in the slightest
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Date of stay: January 2016
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Responded 4 Oct 2019
Thanks for your response. That was such a terrible experience. This motel is now under the new management. We provide all our guests comfortable stay. Cheers.
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PRICE RANGE
AU$135 - AU$137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaSouth AustraliaGreater AdelaideAdelaideFullarton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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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 Fumo Cafe.
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.