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Motel Mount Gambier

3.5 of 5 115 Penola Road, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to stay, with clean well appointed rooms. BBQ and pool facilities were available and easy to use. Staff were friendly and the motel is situated close to the main town and shops. Drawbacks: no cooking facilities but the BBQ is good. Microwaves can be hired for a couple of dollars a day and wifi also comes at a... More 

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MMGIndependent, Owner at Motel Mount Gambier, responded to this review

Hello Bluesky 2325 Thank you for your feedback. Once again it is nice to see that people are noticing our clean and tidy rooms because when I hand you your key, I want to feel confident that something that I totally believe in personally - is what I provide. It is also good to hear that we provided you with... More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Motel Mount Gambier for two nights over the Christmas period. The motel was easy to locate and pretty close to town centre (although not walkable). The rooms were quiet, there was no noise from the highway and the rooms were clean, although it did look a bit tired and in need of some modernisation. Beds were comfortable... More 

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MMGIndependent, Owner at Motel Mount Gambier, responded to this review

Hello Peter C Thank you for your feedback Once again we are please to see that customers do notice the level of cleanliness that we maintain in this venue. As to the distance from the city centre, we are one and a half Kilometres away and for some this is an enjoyable walk (after sitting in the car all day... More 

Ocean Grove, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We found caring at this Motel and well worth the stay. The room was clean and found everything to our liking. The gardens and surrounds need attention . Before summer needs to fix the pool and BBQ area. Otherwise quite and comfortable for our stay. Would stay there again anytime.

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MMGIndependent, Owner at Motel Mount Gambier, responded to this review

Hello Lyn N Thank you for your feedback. It is good to hear that you were comfortable and as I am so well aware of, noise is not an issue here as our road is not the main highway that carries much of the truck and car traffic. The ability to assist customer queries is something that I am very... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Stayed there for just 1 night and we took out the shared rooms with 2 beds in each room. It was actually pretty good and the beds were comfy. The bathrooms were clean and had hot water and the heaters worked fine. Great location. Friendly staff. They were very helpful and informative. It wasn't 5 star but I think for... More 

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MMGIndependent, Owner at Motel Mount Gambier, responded to this review

Thank you Chamith P for posting a review. I have had many guests comment on how comfortable the beds are, but it is always good to know that others feel the same, and yes, I even had one family tell me the showers were like a spa, invigorating. This is exceptionally good news as all of Mount Gambier (houses, industry... More 

Robe, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is by far the worst motel I have ever stayed in worldwide. The carpet was filthy, the sheets had been slept in, hence the bed was not made properly. The headboard of the bed was extremely dangerous as it jutted out, thus I bumped my head quite badly. No microwave or toaster, cutlery or crockery except for two cups... More 

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MMGIndependent, Owner at Motel Mount Gambier, responded to this review

I am sorry to here that you bumped your head on the headboard, but short of removing the whole headboard I am not sure what I can do to prevent this. With regards to the sheets, I can assure you that they have been changed and I can only assume that the ultra soft feel they provide my guests with... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the 2 bedroom family room. Suits large family or group (up to 6). Exactly what we needed for an overnight stay during our driving holiday. Great shower and pressure which is important for us when you want to relax during lengthy drives. Kids loved the bunk bed! Staff very friendly and keen to ensure we were both... More 

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MMGIndependent, Owner at Motel Mount Gambier, responded to this review

Hello DrivHoli Thank you for your feedback. The 2 bedroom family suite is indeed a very special room, big and open, lots of storage, bigger than normal fridge (to cater for families) big 6 person table and chairs and the bunk bed set-up is truly unique, it was made in Italy and shipped out here. It is interesting you mention... More 

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We stayed in a standard twin room for AUD115. We felt it was over-priced and would have been more comfortable paying AUD 80 for this type of room. Tired 1970's décor, cold draught coming in under the door, worn carpet, wall mounted soap and body wash dispensers in the bathroom instead of bar soap and toiletries, 1-ply toilet paper that... More 

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MMGIndependent, Owner at Motel Mount Gambier, responded to this review

Hello Ecotourism Thank you for your feedback. The price that you quoted indicates to me that you stayed here during the "high" season as the twin rooms are normally a little cheaper than that, therefore the price reflects the level of demand for rooms. I am not sure what to say regarding the soap dispensers as in most peoples own... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
62 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights. There was always a car parked opposite reception. Fortunately, the motel wasn't very busy so you could still get in and out. The disabled room had a great external ramp with a rail. The bathroom had grab rails by the shower and toilet. The plastic garden chair was adequate in the shower. There was little water... More 

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MMGIndependent, Owner at Motel Mount Gambier, responded to this review

Hello Disabled Client Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that the road noise was upsetting but since the only disabled access room that I have is along the front their was not much that I could do to reduce that issue for you. Out of the 32 rooms in total that I have here, only 3... More 

Steeple Bumpstead, Essex, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Dirty, ripped-off, road noise from very early morning. Not a good place to stay and to think it was recommended by the local Tourist Information office is unbelievable. I haven't stayed anywhere quite like this in the last twenty years. The sights of Mount Gambier are well worth seeing but find somewhere else to stay.

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Booked this place sight unseen, couldn't be happier. Got a twin room situated at the front corner on the main road, but the road noise was so little it never mattered. Staff were helpful, our room was one of an interconnected set and the internal door between the two was left unlocked, this was fixed within 2 minutes of asking.

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MMGIndependent, Owner at Motel Mount Gambier, responded to this review

Hello Art S Thank you for your comments. I am glad you enjoyed your stay here and that the rooms in particular and the motel as a whole were clean neat and comfortable. As I have always said in the past, please approach me in person if you require something and I will always do my very best to provide... More 

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Address: 115 Penola Road, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Mount Gambier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Motel Mount Gambier 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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