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Arkana Motor Inn & Terrace Apartments

3.5 of 5 Motel   |   201 Commercial Street East, Mount Gambier, South Australia SA 5290, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 18 hotels in Mount Gambier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, South Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I can only speak for the room we had - front terrace apartment - but it was well above the average motel room: very clean, nicely furnished, well setout with the 2nd bedroom separated fronm the main bedroom by the living and kitchen area. Seriously huge bathroom with spa bath. Helpful owner re: local restaurant tips etc. Well worth the... More

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GCArkanaMotorInn, Owner at Arkana Motor Inn & Terrace Apartments, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed your stay. More

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good hotel and service, heated pool it was very good for kids. But towel was not there. apartment is amazing, it has every thing. very good. all the major attractions are very near. the information center is very close.

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GCArkanaMotorInn, Owner at Arkana Motor Inn & Terrace Apartments, responded to this review

Good to hear the kids enjoyed the pool, it is definately a winner. Sorry there were no pool towels for you, they must have been all used and in the wash. I have since replenished out towel stocks so hopefully won't run in to this problem again. More

Darwin, Australia
2 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Between work and holidays I manage to stay at many hotels and motels across the country. The Arcana was a pleasant surprise, with a big room, superior cleanliness, friendly staff, fresh milk, quiet room and spa bath. The Arcana is located on the main St of Mt Gambier and many amenities are within walking distance. I recommend the Arcana to... More

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GCArkanaMotorInn, Owner at Arkana Motor Inn & Terrace Apartments, responded to this review

Appreciate the positive review, would you believe we have sunshine here today. Thanks again and hope to see you in the near future. More

Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely motel with all the facilities that you could want. A great spa bath and comfortable bed. Clean and fresh. We enjoyed our stay very much and we will definitely return to the Motel. In fact we are thinking of staying there for a family reunion in October.

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Great to hear from another happy guest. Hope to see you for your family reunion in October. More

Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a very spacious Executive King room with bed, couch, table and chairs as well as good work desk (if you really have to work). Very friendly staff. Very clean and tidy. No restaurant on site but 2min drive to town centre or 5mins to The Barn for great steaks. Has a microwave. Also could walk short distance... More

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GCArkanaMotorInn, Owner at Arkana Motor Inn & Terrace Apartments, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to write a great review. Number 13 would have been the room you stayed in, room 14 is the Deluxe spa room. We would love to have you back on your next stay, hopefully we'll see you then. More

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I travel with work and stay at quite a few Motels throughout the state, the Arkana is one of the better motels I have come across and have no hesitation in staying there again whilst in town. Reception personal are friendly and quite welcoming, the prices are very reasonable which i then rate them as being excellent for the cost,... More

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GCArkanaMotorInn, Owner at Arkana Motor Inn & Terrace Apartments, responded to this review

Fantastic review thank you very much. Always good to have you, look forward to seeing you on your next trip. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We enjoyed 4 nights at Arkana Motor Inn. The room was clean and roomy. We slept 4 comfortably at a very good price. The staff were friendly and helpful and one room attendant went out of her way to find a thin pillow for my daughter. The kids loved the pool. It was heated and indoor which helped during the... More

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Thanking you for your great review, the pool is definately a winner with the kids. Hope to see you again. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Each year we venture across the boarder to Mt Gambier for the annual Eisteddfod and stay at Arkana Motor Inn. It's a home away from home for us. The owners are friendly and most accommodating of our needs. The bathrooms are always spotless, the kitchens well equipped and also very clean and the bedrooms spacious with fabulously comfortable beds. We... More

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GCArkanaMotorInn, Owner at Arkana Motor Inn & Terrace Apartments, responded to this review

Good to have you back, glad you enjoyed your stay again. I'm sorry you couldn't find the extra blankets in the room, they are located in the built in wardrobe. They definately come in to use as it is very cold in Mount Gambier this time of year, brrr. More

Adelaide
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

I always stay at the Arkana Motor Inn when in Mt Gambier. Great rooms at reasonable prices with helpful friendly staff. Centrally located, easy access to the local shopping precinct, tourist information and dining facilities also close by. The standard rooms are well appointed with queen bed, microwave oven, tea & coffee Free WiFi and pay TV. Rated as 3... More

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GCArkanaMotorInn, Owner at Arkana Motor Inn & Terrace Apartments, responded to this review

Cheers for the review, great to have you stay once again. The standard rooms do not have a microwave in them but they are available fro free on request. Look forward to seeing you next time. More

Adelaide
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We drove into my gambier around 5:30pm from adelaide. After viewing the family room/ suites for two other local places I almost felt like going home. After viewing the arkana I was more than happy to pay $145. Room lovely and very clean, plenty of room for 2 adults & children. Nothing broken. The heater worked beautifully to keep the... More

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GCArkanaMotorInn, Owner at Arkana Motor Inn & Terrace Apartments, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review. We do apologise about the hard pillows, would have been more than happy to replace them if you asked. Hope to see you again one day. More

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Address: 201 Commercial Street East, Mount Gambier, South Australia SA 5290, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Mount Gambier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arkana Motor Inn & Terrace Apartments 3.5*
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