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“A very pleasant stay!” 4 of 5 stars
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Princes Lodge Motel
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   73 Lefevre Terrace | North Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia   |  
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“A very pleasant stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I very much enjoyed my stay at Prince's Lodge. The price was right in a clean and comfortable room. I stayed in room 22 in the coach house. Flat screen TV with FoxTel, FREE continental breakfast, and a very private and quiet location. I stayed in a single en suite room. Bathroom was a little cramped, but no big deal. I would recommend this place to everyone.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Andrew_and_David, Owner at Princes Lodge Motel, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Dear JenniferB27. Thank you for posting a review and glad you had a pleasant stay. I would just like to clarify for others that we do not have Foxtel. Our TV's receive all free to air stations some of which show programs that are also on Foxtel.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

The Motel smelt musty the carpets were torn the bedside lights did not work and the bed was most uncomfortable. The motels was in the flight path of landing jets very noisy . On leaving I informed reception re lights not working and they seemed uninterested.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I stayed here as a single female traveller for 16 nights and felt very relaxed, safe and comfortable in the motel at all times. The building is full of character - high ceilings, period light fittings and decorative wallpapers and carpets, making a real change from a lot of modern motels.

Being on a tight budget and staying for some time, having breakfast included every morning, a fridge in the room and guest laundry facilities was very useful. The hosts David and Andrew couldn't have been more helpful.

The North Adelaide area itself is really nice, with lots of houses dating from the early 1900s and I enjoyed wandering through the residential streets as a change from the tourist spots. The walk into Adelaide CBD is about 25 minutes and is a pleasant walk but the free bus does stop just down the road from the motel.

I found Princes Lodge to be great value for money, I had a fantastic stay and would definitely return if looking for accommodation in Adelaide again.

Room Tip: I was in a budget double in the main building (Room 13) and found it extremely spacious with a good...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

This is a beautiful residence late 1800 early 1900 as is most of the places around this part of north Adelaide. The motel is basic but comfortable, we stayed two nights and loved it. We got basic brekkie both mornings. There is a free bus that goes to all the tourist spots in Adelaide e.g zoo, museum Rundle Mall and the stop is only metres away from the hotel. o'Connell st shops are a block away with so many yummy places to eat. To be honest we had Fasta Pasta and it was yummy. If you are only wanting a comfy quiet place to rest your head and be close to everything then this is the place. Be aware it is an old building and there are stairs, but the staff are lovely. Would have loved to know more about the history of the building, I am sure there are some wonderful stories.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Our family of five stayed in two rooms for several nights over the Christmas break and were impressed with the friendly way in which Andrew and David ran this quirky lodge in one of Adelaide's prime locations. We had two light and airy and spotlessly-clean rooms - one with three beds and the other a queen - each with their own bathrooms and fridges and tea/coffee facilities. There's parking aplenty, free breakfast and a lovely location across from Adelaide parklands, complete with trees, horses, playground, nearby restaurants and a free shuttle bus into the city centre (although it is only a 20-minute walk away).
The lodge was a welcome relief from the usual boxy, small and airless rooms that are the hallmark of most modern accommodation. Although there was air-conditioning, we could also open windows and let in the fresh air and birdsong.
And just when we thought it couldn't get better, our hosts cooked us and our fellow guests a hot Christmas breakfast of eggs and ham/smoked salmon, with champagne for adults and chocolates for kids. On the house!
We will definitely return and will encourage friends to stay there too

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bishops Stortford UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

This was a good find. Situated in a relatively quiet street in North Adelaide with parkland opposite and (when we were there) flowering jacaranda trees everywhere. The free shuttle bus into the city stops a few metres down the road and it is a two block walk through delightful streets to one of Adelaide's "eat streets". So, location, location!
The two guys running the lodge were very friendly and helpful and the big old house still has some fine public rooms and a super staircase. Our room was a little quirky since it was obviously half of a divided large original room. It was a bit long and narrow and had a high ceiling but was perfectly adequate for our 3 night stay and was clean and reasonably well equipped. Breakfast was a bit basic but there was plenty of it and certainly enough to set you up for the morning.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pt Augusta
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I have stayed with them twice in 2012.
Both times we had large rooms, and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
The location is great, close to the CBD but very quiet with lovely views of the parklands and a playground across the road.
Breakfast was a continental buffet, refilled as needed, with plenty of choice.
Plenty of parking on the property.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 73 Lefevre Terrace | North Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
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Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Adelaide
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Adelaide
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Princes Lodge Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As a grand private residence converted to motel style accommodation The Princes Lodge Motel is a unique place to stay. We offer clean and comfortable rooms for single travellers, couples and families. All room rates include a modest buffet style continental breakfast in the dining room and we have space to park vehicles free of charge. We are only 2 kilometres from the CBD with many transport options to get you there including the free commuter bus that leaves from a stop only 300 meters from the front door. If you choose to walk you will pass historic homes and can take in the vista of the city and Lake Torrens that the elevation of North Adelaide offers.The main house is two stories accessed by an impressive staircase rising from reception. A balcony on the first floor has views across parklands to the Adelaide Hills. Our guest lounge offers a place to relax with a good book or one of our many magazines. During summer our rose garden is in bloom and our rear garden offers a shady spot to relax.Your Hosts David and Andrew look forward to welcoming you when you are next in Adelaide. ... more   less 
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