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BEST WESTERN Southgate Motel

175 Commercial Street East, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290, Australia
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place looks like it was built in the mid-90s and probably hasn't had much of a clean or upgrade since then. Grotty rooms and bathrooms. Despite the hotel being half empty, I was put in a room next to the motorway so spent the night wide awake while trucks rumbled by. After we stayed a night here we were... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for business, was clean and comfortable. Bathroom was a bit old as expected. Can hear the roaring trucks coming down from the highway. Service was good. Overall a comfortable stay and would consider staying here again in the future. Free wifi was a bonus

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I will start by saying you do get what you pay for although we were after budget accomodation. So not expecting a lot for a $149 a night last minute booking we were pleasantly surprised. Check in took only 30 seconds and the guy was super friendly, we got an upstairs room (next time downstairs would be better but not... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Whilst it is not the newest motel, it is an excellent relatively modern designed motel in a good location - handy to most things in the city. The facilities were of a good standard, the room was spacious, warm and inviting as well as of good quality. We enjoyed our stay in the motel and would recommend it to anyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Had a standard room for four nights. Room was clean, and spacious. It included a two seater lounge suit and small table and chairs for in-room dining. There is also a small sink for washing dishes which was handy. Good security with swipe card entrance into the building and rooms. The motel has an internal atrium with swimming pool which... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Stayed here on our anniversary. Got one of the Executive Rooms which was at the back of the hotel and quite large. Only thing was, the "back" of the hotel was actually facing the main road through town. The room was double glazed but you could still occasionally hear the exhaust brakes of trucks. Not a big deal though. Restaurant... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We received a warm and cheerful greeting and went to rest in our Standard room. Everything was ready, clean and in order. The motel is close to food shopping. There is a restaurant onsite, as well as a fast food outlet and other hotel options close by. There is a pleasant central courtyard with a pool and spa. Our room... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

I'm lying in my room now reading through the reviews. When we first arrived the building and reception was nice and staff were friendly. When we got into our room it did have a strange smell and so did my parents and sisters room as well. The carpet was dirty with crumbs and stains and also I noticed on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We had booked online, not sure what to expect as we had not used online booking before. However we were pleasantly surprised by the warm friendly reception by the manager upon arrival. The room was very clean and quiet as promised. The manager arranged for us to book into the excellent restaurant next door so that we could relax after... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Good size and spacious room, except appears to be under staffed for a big motel. Reception was managed by the manager on Good Friday who returned from elsewhere after the attendance buzzer was rung 3 times. Wi-Fi was good on the first day, but was unusable on 2nd night.

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