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Atlantic Tower Motor Inn
3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   760 Anzac Highway, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia   |  
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Ranked #4 of 8 Glenelg B&B and Inns
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Found on last minute website, comfortable room on the 10th floor great view, free continental breaky & parking which is a bonus. Close to the marina, beach & shops. They have a restaurant on the top floor with revolving floor to see the sites of Glenelg don't bother with that better restaurants on the marina, we had high tea there service wasn't great for the price, not sure if it is run by the same people though.
Overall great motel would visit again & recommend to others.

Room Tip: Go for floor 10 or higher
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Craig L, Manager at Atlantic Tower Motor Inn, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Thank you for the great review. Yes, the Top of the World Revolving Restaurant is a separate business to the motel.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We had a room overlooking the marina which had stunning views.Room and bathroom were clean and recently renovated.Continental breakfast in the dining g room was included in cost as well as free parking. Great value for money for mid range hotel.would definitely return and recommend to others.

Room Tip: Facing marina is great
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Craig L, Manager at Atlantic Tower Motor Inn, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Thank you Sandra for the fantastic review. The view overlooking the Marina is fantastic, remember to ask for this view next time you stay!
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Port Pirie, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

On a previous visit I thought I had booked here through Wotif but for some reason it didn't go through. Reception were very good at trying to track back our booking, but the fact was they were fully booked. He was able to find us some accommodation at another nearby Hotel (last room there). I have returned to stay at the Atlantic Tower and it is convenient with free parking and a great location. They are not the best rooms but they are fine to sleep in, so get out and enjoy Glenelg!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Craig L, Manager at Atlantic Tower Motor Inn, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Thank you for the review Reg. I'm glad our Receptionists were able to help you.

I'm not quite sure which room you stayed in, but I can only assume it was one of the two rooms that we have not yet refurbished. The majority of our rooms have had a complete overhaul in the last couple of years with all new fixtures and fittings. We are consistently making upgrades throughout the property to improve the quality of our rooms and service.
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

From the 11th floor we can see from the ocean to the city, with a cooling breeze to offset 40 degree weather. Walking distance to Jetty Road Glenelg, the beach, and the walking paths in both locations. The room is spacious with table, chairs etc for eating in the room. The only thing which lets this hotel down is the continental breakfast. Instant coffee, canned fruit and not much choice. But still, will stay again, and appreciate the free parking.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with water views.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Craig L, Manager at Atlantic Tower Motor Inn, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide some feedback on your stay. I agree that Glenelg is a fantastic place to stay and a great alternative to staying in the CBD. Having the walking path's and the beach on our doorstep is definitely a drawcard.

We provide a basic continental breakfast to all our guests for free as an alternative to having to buy breakfast. We are the only motel in Glenelg to offer this service... saving our guests money. The continental breakfast includes a selection of cereals, toast, fruit salad, fresh juices and tea/coffee. For those guests who prefer that little bit extra, we also offer a cooked breakfast selection from as little as $10 per person. Choose from bacon, eggs, sausages, tomatoes, baked beans and spaghetti, all served on toast and delivered hot to your table.
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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

I booked a 10th floor spa room for a surprise weekend for my partner's birthday. We loved the 1960's architecture. The rooms appear to have been recently refurbished The spa rooms have a 2 person spa and you can plug your mp3 player into a socket in the bedroom and pipe the music through speakers above the spa. The mood lighting is nice additional touch. Being on the 10th floor, we also had spectacular views from the balcony of the Adelaide Hills, CBD, Airport and Beaches. The staff are very helpful and went the extra mile to ensure that a gift I had had delivered to the motor inn prior to our stay, was placed in the room, ready for our arrival.

Room Tip: Recommend paying the extra for the 10th floor spa rooms.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Craig L, Manager at Atlantic Tower Motor Inn, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Thank you for your feedback, we’re glad you enjoyed your stay. It was our pleasure to assist in setting everything up for your special night. The Premium Spa rooms are our flagship rooms. A lot of thought was put into the design and features of these rooms. So far all the feedback has been very positive.
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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

The Atlantic Tower Motor Inn has been a Glenelg icon for at least as many years as I've been alive. Known largely for the revolving restaurant located at the top of the hotel, the shape of the hotel is also a bit of a novelty. On first impressions the hotel is tired and in need of some TLC to inject some life into it. Attention to the small gardens along the driveway/reception as well as the signage would be a good start. There is one lift servicing the hotel which contains photographs of the hotel rooms, restaurant etc...sadly these are also old and do little instil confidence in the heart of the first time visitor.

I was pleasantly surprised though when entering my room to find that the decor did not match the photographs. Efforts have been made here to bring the furnishings up to date. Complete with Mini bar (at affordable prices), the room had a balcony and amazing almost 180 degree views of the city. The bathroom is roomy enough and clean. My only comment here is that there are no blinds on the window allowing morning sun to stream in..not a problem if you're an early riser, so if you are, remember to close the bathroom door before going to bed.

Breakfast was included in the price of the hotel. While I am happy with a simple breakfast - cereal and toast are fine for me, the cereal was very basic and the bread also lacked imagination. A hot breakfast could be bought for an additional $10.

Overall, a comfortable hotel with no airs and graces. Great for the budget minded traveler looking for a 'base'.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Craig L, Manager at Atlantic Tower Motor Inn, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to provide some feedback on your stay. The uniqueness of the hotel and restaurant is definitely a drawcard.

The front gardens were upgraded a year or two ago. We chose natural plants and shrubbery that would stand up to the harsh Adelaide summers with little maintenance. Not long prior to that we also installed some new external signage with our new branding.
The lift signage is something that is on the list of things to be upgraded. This will take place once we have finished refurbishing the last few rooms which are currently in progress, and can get photography done of the new room types. We are pleased with the positive feedback on the rooms which have been updated.

We provide a basic continental breakfast to all our guests for free as an alternative to having to buy breakfast. We are the only motel in Glenelg to offer this service... saving our guests money. The continental breakfast includes a selection of cereals, white, wholemeal and multigrain bread for toast (not really sure how we can get more imaginative with our bread selection), fruit salad, fresh juices and tea/coffee. For those guests who prefer that little bit extra, we also offer a cooked breakfast selection from as little as $10 per person. Choose from bacon, eggs, sausages, tomatoes, baked beans and spaghetti, all served on toast and delivered hot to your table.

At the Atlantic Tower Motor Inn, we separate ourselves from the other brand name hotels in the area by being different. We offer modern rooms with additional features not found elsewhere, personalised service and value for money (free continental breakfast, free parking, reasonably priced mini-bar and WiFi).
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Naracoorte, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

I obviously picked a busy weekend to stay in Glenelg with my friend, there was not much accommodation available but thanks to wot if I found this comfortable little treasure. I normally stay at the Grand for a treat but was quite surprised by this motel. We got there and the receptionist was lovely. I think his name was Russell??? He was very inviting and booked a room in the restaurant for us. The rooms are neat and tidy and ours had a nice little balcony. The breakfast room did feel like we were going in to the wrong place as it was very small and not sure where the kitchen was. We upgraded our breakfast for $10 which turned out to be quite nice. All in all a lovely stay

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Craig L, Manager at Atlantic Tower Motor Inn, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. We’re glad that you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you back the next time you're in town.
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Address: 760 Anzac Highway, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Glenelg
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Glenelg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Atlantic Tower Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the Atlantic Tower Motor Inn we offer a broad range of accommodation catering from corporate guests to romantic getaways. With 36 rooms including private balconies up on the 9th, 10th and 11th floor, the views are spectacular in any direction. ... more   less 
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