Friday the 4th of October was never going to be a great day for myself or my Husband. We had to drive from Melbourne to Adelaide for a family Funeral on the Saturday. We were faced with finding some where to stay, during school holidays, that wasn't going to cost us the earth, but was close to where the funeral was being held as we didn't know the area at all.
Along came David and Andrew to the Rescue. Yes, of course we have a room for you. Standard Double? No problem, Just one night? Absolutely.
With just one phone call all our issues were solved.
We arrived around 8pm on the Friday night, to find our room information taped to the door as Andrew had told us it would be. All information regarding our Room, Continental breakfast and any other needs we may have had was right there in print in front of our eyes. Very handy when your old and forgetful like myself.
Our Room was perfection. It was in the Coach house behind the main house. It wasn't huge but it was exactly what we needed. It was clean and comfortable, a television on the wall, A heater that worked, a bar fridge with milk in it, tea and coffee making facilities right at my finger tips and the Bed was magnificent.
A small ensuite finished it all off for us, making it possible for those many up in the night visits that seem to plague us as we get older.
The next morning we were up early as we had to get ready for the Funeral, only to find that My husband had forgotten to pack a tie. PANIC STATIONS!.. Off I ran to the Main house and straight to Andrew, asking if he knew of somewhere close I could go to buy a Tie for my husband, explaining the funeral and how quickly It had to happen.. BINGO.. Andrew and David to the Rescue.. David said No problem, I can loan you a tie, just drop it off after the funeral.
Now I ask you, Where else can you stay that the owners are so helpful they will actually loan you a piece of their own wardrobe if needed in an emergency? NO WHERE , thats where.
I can't find enough words to express just how amazing these two hard working gentlemen are. The time they put into the upkeep of the Motel, the comfort of their patrons and the basic contentment of all and sundry is priceless.
My husband and I will most definitely be coming back. We have already decided that we want to stay again, and will ask specifically for Room 2, at the top of the stairs. ( They know why ).
I can see many an adventure to Adelaide about to happen in our lives and Its all because Andrew and David know how to make people feel like family.
You guys are the Bomb. We loved Princes Lodge and we love you guys for all the help you gave us.
Thank you again for being you.
Rose and Brad Lemon.
- 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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