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Comfort Inn on Marion
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   540 Marion Rd, Marion, South Australia 5038, Australia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Marion
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
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88 hotel reviews
Reviews in 87 cities Reviews in 87 cities
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
“Worst hotel I have ever stayed in”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2010

This is by far the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. It is in a dingey red light area south of Adelaide on a main road. Strip joints/XXX shops across the road. I thought I was going to get mugged when I arrived at 10.30pm. I felt like I was staying in a set from a horror movie.

I stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment, with 1 double and 2 single beds. Air conditioner (small one in the wall) did not work, and the fan was very noisy. Double bed very small and uncomfortable (the electric blanket controls were hidden under the sheets and woke me up a few times during the night when I rolled on them).

Bathroom smelt of raw sewerage, even with toilet seat shut. Shower was very good, but that was the only positive in the whole trip.

No wireless internet, only dialup through the phone line! TV has FOX SPORTS and a few other FOXTEL channels, but extremely poor reception (some channels unwatchable) with 2 channels (discovery and FOX Sports 1) not working at all.

Breakfast prices a complete rip off. Hotel staff failed to answer the phone for 30 minutes. I eventually got through after about 10 calls.

No gym on site, you have to pay to use the one nearby. Likewise, no restaurant, Dominos pizza next door.

Broken curtains so sun came in in the morning early.

Location is terrible, far from Adelaide city, long way from the airport and on a major road which is noisy.

I would never stay here again, even for the price. I would only recommend this place for families with many kids because it is cheap.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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English first
Townsville, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2009

Booked in here in the middle of a heatwave - 7 consecutive days above 36 degrees C. Thankfully my room faced south so no direct sun, there was a pool and the air conditioner was fantastic, also a ceiling fan in the bedroom. Not a great part of Adelaide but half way between the city and Glenelg so nice and close to everything. There is a bus outside the front door.

Motel has secure free undercover parking with swipe card access. The spa suite was small-ish, separate bedroom plus a single bed in the lounge, no lounge suite but a table and chairs. Extremely clean however, Foxtel channels included on TV, spa was lovely but seemed quite noisy! Water pressure average but that's an Adelaide problem not the hotel! Also had an outdoor setting on the communal balcony (not private, all rooms come off it).

Kitchen facilities provided including tea & coffee stuff, breakfast available or kettle & toaster provided (although I did think $10 for baked beans on toast was a bit pricey! I had Macca's 5 mins drive away on Anzac Hwy :-)) There is a notice in the bathroom which I thought was good saying if you leave your towels on the floor they will change them, if you hang them up they won't - good way to save water.

Position - great. Cleanliness - great. Room size - so so but they do have various configurations of suites, family rooms etc. Pool & air con - great. Overall a good stay.

There is also a charcoal chicken shop not far down Marion Rd southwards called Captain Chicken which has huge serves, good prices and is obviously very popular with the locals.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2009

We have stayed at this motel twice now. The rooms are a reasonable size. Comfortable and quiet. Close to attractions, easy access.
We have found the level of cleanliness has deteriorated over the two stays. Not vacuumed, towels taken for washing and not replaced. Dirty glasses put in the fridge. Microwave dirty. We requested non smoking room, the room had an obvious smoke smell when we entered. Also, some rooms can be difficult to access for elderly in the way of staircases.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2007

We stayed at this hotel in November 2006 for 2 nights as we were going up to Alice Springs on the train from Adelaide.

Unfortunately for us, a lot of events were taking place in Adelaide on the dates we were there, so the city centre was completely booked out.. We contacted a local travel centre and they arranged our stay at the Comfort Inn for us.

The location is not ideal for the city centre as it is a 20 min bus ride or 10 min car journey away but the bus service is pretty good.

The comfort inns are pretty standard rooms and ours was fine. What we remember particularly about the hotel is the very friendly managers of the property. They were welcoming and knowledgable about the area.

  • Liked — friendly staff
  • Disliked — location for our purposes
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Comfort Inn on Marion

Address: 540 Marion Rd, Marion, South Australia 5038, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Marion
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Marion
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Comfort Inn on Marion 3.5*
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Comfort Inn Marion
Marion Comfort Inn
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