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Grand Central Motel

6 Helen Street, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Shame that this review is the worst one of our road trip as the location was good & that was the only good point of our stay here. The building is tired & the rooms were very small to the point that the 2 of us could not move around it together. The walls were thin & we could hear... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Stayed one night in a twin share room. Excellent comfortable beds, good amount of room in bedroom and bathroom. Bathroom very roomy, with large hand basin (does have a few chips in enamel around the edges, but very serviceable): shower is excellent and very roomy. Best feature was whisper quiet near new Daiken air conditioner - couldn't hear it working... More

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Tasmania, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Unfortunately, this is a pretty tired motel from the 70's - the rooms are OK ..just - very basic & small with minimalistic furnishings. Our main complaint was the room maintenance - handle hanging from the bedside cupboard drawer (see pic), & the bathroom definitely needed a major makeover + one of the taps was loose in the shower. One... More

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grandcentralmotel, Owner at Grand Central Motel, responded to this review

This is impossible that you stayed here recently. The photo you supplied is from a very old website showing old bedspreads and bedside tables. We have new bedspreads and have so for 12 months now. Also the so called photo is of the family room with kitchenette and we have no broken handles. It is a criminal offence to write... More

Canberra, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I have to concur with a previous T/A review as we had noise issues with this motel also. The closeness of the vehicles parked in relation to the rooms was a problem with people coming & going at all hours but we also had issues with other guests standing outside of the rooms until late talking loudly - very inconsiderate... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Stayed in June through Booking.com - relatively small rooms with basic facilities but OK for 1 night. Biggest issue was the noise caused by the closeness of the parking to the rooms - we heard everything from people coming back late to people leaving at 5am where we felt like we were out there packing the car ourselves! Also the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Jenny, the owner, was very friendly and helpful, giving us fresh milk for tea and coffee and good recommendations for dinner and sightseeing. Excellent scrambled eggs and bacon breakfast. The motel is centrally located in Mount Gambier. We had a compact, older style room but very clean and adequate for what we required. Good value.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Checked in with my friend as a stopover on our way to Adelaide. Nice basic place to stay over night. The owner, Jenny, was very nice and friendly. Gave us a small carton of fresh milk for our coffee. Walking distance to eateries and the craters (i.e. blue lake).

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Camperdown Vic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I have stayed at the Grand Central for a couple of weeks now and it is a great spot to stay, right in the centre of the Mount. Yes, while the motel is aged and the rooms are small, but the beds are really good and the shower is spacious with lots of water. Pros. Very affordable tariff. Clean rooms... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This motel is centrally located in the CBD of Mount Gambier. It's close to the main highway to Port Macdonnell where we were scuba diving with friends. I found the motel on an internet booking site but booked directly with the owner, Jennifer. Our phone call was answered and we were told that we would be called back shortly. Jennifer... More

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Townville, South Carolina
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129 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

The motel is located in town which is a good location. We could walk to the cave garden. The motel is old and worn. The staff just functional and not very helpful. The room was basic, but worn. Don't think I would stay here again.

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Address: 6 Helen Street, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Mount Gambier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 23
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