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Motel Mount Gambier

115 Penola Road, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290, Australia
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our group of 30 people stayed at Motel Mount Gambier as part of a charity bicycle ride from Adelaide to Melbourne in early April 2015. Les was very good to deal with ever since we met him during a reconnaissance trip in November 2014, and very accommodating to our large group of people. The hotel is in a great location,... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This was advertised as 3 star motel. More like 1 star. Very tired and threadbare room and beds. Shower and bath were circa 1985. We had to ask for milk for our morning coffee (instant) and that was milk poured into a steel jug with plastic wrap on top. Only positive was that it was quiet but then again we... More 

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

Hello Peter B We are sorry to hear that you feel we did not meet the standards but we are rated by the same organisation that rates all other accommodation venues right around Australia - namely Star Ratings Australia. Your local motoring organisation (RAA, RACV, NRMA etc) can explain how they rate us. One of your comments has me a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I stayed here for 5 nights with my husband and baby. It's clean and close to the main city center without the noise. Mount gambier marketplace is a great place just up the road to get your supplies. The living area is a great size, the bathroom is small but clean.

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

Hello Elizabeth J Thank you for your feedback. As I have stated so frequently we work hard to keep this place clean, neat and tidy, and it is good that you took the time to write this review and say this; therefore much appreciated. It is also heartening to hear that others find our location as nice and central /... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

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
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
23 helpful votes 23 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 

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