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“Convieniant Location” 5 of 5 stars
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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
Sydney
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145 reviews 145 reviews
55 hotel reviews
Reviews in 79 cities Reviews in 79 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Convieniant Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

The Hotel has free parking however you must obtain a ticket from reception. It is a short walk to the beach and all the great restaurants at the marina.The room on 9th floor had great views and had modern decor. The breakfast was basic however satisfactory and included in the room rate . You could pay $10 extra for a cooked breakfast.The hotel is also close to the airport if you have an early flight.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Craig L, Manager at Atlantic Tower Motor Inn, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Thank you for the fantastic review. We really are lucky to have such a fantastic location; walking distance to the beach, shops and cafés, and only 10 minutes from the airport. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Rating summary
  • 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

WE just went to this hotel for belated Valentine's and the spa room was very nice...couldn't get the radio on for music but the most upsetting thing was the BREAKFAST! I have never been to any hotel, even the cheap ones back in the USA that did not serve BREWED coffee! WE paid over $200 for the night and breakfast consisted of: CANNED fruit...not even real fruit! Dry cereals and cheap toast with INSTANT coffee! I couldn't get over this! The room itself was very nice. I did plan on using the internet that was listed but come to find out they do NOT have this and the guy at the front desk looked up other places for me and turned the screen around...I couldn't research what I wanted to for the next day. Nice little walk to the beach, but I think next time we will try the ones RIGHT on the beach so we can see the sunset and be closer to REAL food. :)

Room Tip: Our room on 10th floor was nice but it was too noisy from the street to leave the sliding patio door...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Craig L, Manager at Atlantic Tower Motor Inn, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. 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. Yes, the continental breakfast selection is basic, however this is how we are able to offer it for FREE. All guests have the option of upgrading to a cooked breakfast from only $10 per person, or there is selection of around 50 cafe’s in Glenelg, all within walking distance.

In regards to the internet, we advertise having ‘WiFi available’, nowhere do we advertise having an internet kiosk.

$200 for a Premium Spa Room is CHEAP (especially with free breakfast, free parking and free Foxtel). The big guys on the foreshore would charge over $500 a night for a similar spa room... Then expect to pay $30+ per person for breakfast, $15 per night for parking and $10 per movie!
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
18 helpful votes 18 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
31 helpful votes 31 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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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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