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McLaren Vale Motel & Apartments
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in McLaren Vale
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Expensive but solid”
Reviewed 5 January 2012

We spent four nights here and given the rates we paid, we were initially disappointed with our room and location (very near the pool). After four nights of very restful sleep and a good stay in a great area, we changed our tune somewhat and we would certainly stay again. The pool area is fantastic - especially for kids; there are lovely gardens for an evening glass of local wine with some cheese or gourmet items bought from just down the road. McLaren Vale itself is wonderful - stones throw from excellent beaches (Maslins, Port Willunga) & walking distance to terrific coffee (important for Melburnians! Our pick was the Blessed Cheese cafe), great restaurants, some nice shopping and, of course, excellent wineries. We stayed in a queen room and my parents 'an executive apartment' (which really was a large motel room with a spa, cooker and washing machine - handy after beach trips). I still feel mixed about the prices paid BUT the staff were friendly & helpful and the location is excellent.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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MDV65, Manager at McLaren Vale Motel & Apartments, responded to this review, 20 March 2012
Thanks for your review and great comments on our region and property and now with more great place’s to visit we hope to see you back again soon. The week between Christmas and New Year is our peek high season and the rates and our costs are higher at that time compared to normal season.
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Reviewed 27 December 2011

We were in McLaren Vale for a wedding and chose this as a base to stay. The location is near the Visitors Centre and an easy walk to some restaurants on Main Road for dinner, if you are drinking with your meal.

The motel itself is adequate, it is not boutique nor 5 star but simple, clean and comfortable. It would be a good choice for families looking for this sort of lodging. Staff are friendly and helpful with maps, recommendations and also have discount vouchers for some restaurants so do drop into reception before going out for dinner. The guy at the front desk was really nice and super helpful. Plenty of off street parking right outside your room.

One advantage of this place that we liked was having basic kitchen facilities.

  • Stayed December 2011
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MDV65, Manager at McLaren Vale Motel & Apartments, responded to this review, 20 March 2012
Thanks for your review and great comments.
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Reviewed 21 November 2011

We spent 2 nights here and just wish we could have stayed longer. The area is lovely with the wineries and great beaches. The motel is excellent. Our room was very spacious with huge bathroom (his and hers showers) and it was spotlessly clean. Staff are very welcoming and very knowledgable about the area and the wines. We had breakfast delivered and it was excellent and arrived on time. I can only find good things to say about this motel and wish all our experiences in Australia had been so good. Wi-fi was realistically priced and the free laundry facilities were a bonus. Cannot recommend this place high enough. They also proved a 20% off voucher for the Tin Shed restaurant and we had a very good meal there.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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MDV65, Manager at McLaren Vale Motel & Apartments, responded to this review, 20 March 2012
Wow thanks for the excellent review, we hope next time you have more time to explore our wonderful region. Cheers
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Reviewed 14 November 2011

We stayed here in two separate groups (of 4 people) in early November for the night before our wedding (in McLaren Vale) and were not disappointed. Rooms were spacious and tidy, motel staff friendly and accommodating to our needs. We desired a late checkout due to our wedding ceremony being in Clarendon just after lunch and the staff were more than willing to cater to our needs. The grounds were picturesque for pre-ceremony photos and made a lovely setting to get prepared. We even managed to avoid each other for the whole morning! The girls absolutely loved their spa-bath!

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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MDV65, Manager at McLaren Vale Motel & Apartments, responded to this review, 19 November 2011
Thanks for your review. We were glad we could do some juggling of rooms to for fill your needs, which is not always possible. We hope your wedding day was a success and hope to see you back for an anniversary.
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Reviewed 12 November 2011

Booked this room from the trip advisor reviews and was not disappointed. We had a large room very clean and cosy, everything worked and the pool and barbecue area did look inviting.
The free use of washing machine and dryer for the guests was very well received.
We also enjoyed the dinner at the local hotel. Overall very pleasing stay.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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MDV65, Manager at McLaren Vale Motel & Apartments, responded to this review, 19 November 2011
Wow, Thanks for your review. So much more to see and do in McLaren Vale so we hope to see you back again. I will pass on your review to my Staff.
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Property: McLaren Vale Motel & Apartments
Address: Cnr Main Road & Caffrey St, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > McLaren Vale
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in McLaren Vale
Price range (per night): $127 - $218
Hotel Class:4 star — McLaren Vale Motel & Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 44
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