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“Appearance Deceptive” 2 of 5 stars
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Naracoorte Hotel Motel
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   73 Ormerod Street, Naracoorte, South Australia 5271, Australia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Naracoorte
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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25 reviews
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“Appearance Deceptive”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Unfortunately we booked on the look of the photos shown on the website. The room we stayed in was nothing like the photos. It was pokey and dated. The bathroom was minuscule and in poor condition. The picture of the 'rose garden' (which was on of the biggest attractions to us) was also completely different. There wasn't even seating outside. All in all pretty disappointing.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Andrew B, Owner at Naracoorte Hotel Motel, responded to this review, April 1, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to review the Naracoorte Hotel Motel. We were disappointed to hear that your stay was not as you expected. We strive to provide clean and comfortable motel rooms at reasonable prices. We have recently undertaken to improve our Rose Garden area and hope that this comes up well in the coming months.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

Had a return trip to Naracoorte last week for their annual show and the "Coonawarra" Barrel sale, and booked in for three nights. It appears to be under new management over the last few months and I can say we really enjoyed the experience. Our room had been renovated, new bed and designer linen and a view overlooking the creek to boot. We dined in with friends over the time we were there and enjoyed the experience. The meals are by no means expensive and there is plenty of it plus a great fresh salad and vegetable bar. We enjoyed some lovely local wines from an extensive local cellar (Majella-sensational) at very reasonable prices and a nice touch was the beautiful wine glasses that were available to us not the usual pub wine glasses. Nice touch! We found the staff very friendly both in reception (big plus) while the food and drink staff went out of their way to meet our needs. Well worth a look at for value and quality if staying in Naracoorte. .

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Andrew B, Owner at Naracoorte Hotel Motel, responded to this review, April 1, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to review the Naracoorte Hotel Motel. We were pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcolming you back for your next stay.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2011

Just terrible. The room was dirty, the matress had no base, just a stack of 3 old matresses. When we complained they moved us to a different room, and old sticky tape and dirt stuck onto my feet. Matress slightly better. We had dinner downstairs. we wern't looking for anything special, just a decent pub meal. It was probaly the worst meal I've ever had. My parter had a lamb shank which came out swimming in a bowl of oil. I had a medium rare steak which came out well done and covered in old oil. The salad bar was really just the worst. They obviously re-use the salad on consecutive nights which was old tired and no doubt a health hazard. I couldn't even eat the bread which came with margarine, not even some butter. I have no doubt than when we brought our meals back the lamb shank just went back into the pot for the next person. The manager didn't like our complaint either, saying that lot's of people ate there so obviously there was no problem!

Unless you want to try one of the worst meals in the world. Don't go here!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Andrew B, Owner at Naracoorte Hotel Motel, responded to this review, April 1, 2012
Thanks for reviewing the Naracoorte Hotel. This property is now under new management from June 2011 - note you stayed in April of 2011. Since then we have undertaken a soft refurbishment of the motel that has included new beds, linen and curtains. We have also upgraded the menu, made changes in the bistro and we are excited about the new look in Billy Macs. We hope that you might give us the opportunity to showcase the changes we have made under the new ownership next time you are in Naracoorte.
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Additional Information about Naracoorte Hotel Motel

Address: 73 Ormerod Street, Naracoorte, South Australia 5271, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Naracoorte
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Naracoorte
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Naracoorte Hotel Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located three and a half hours by car South East of Adelaide, the Naracoorte Hotel/Motel is your number one stop accommodation in Naracoorte. Incorporating Limestone Coast Cellars, Thirsty Camel Bottle Shop, Billy Mac’s Bistro, Sports Bar, Gaming Lounge, Accommodation and more, the Naracoorte Hotel/Motel offers superbly located South Australia accommodation adjacent the main square in the heart of the town, and within walking distance to a variety of services. The Naracoorte Hotel/Motel offers 14 comfortable Motel Rooms which have recently enjoyed a facelift, each with small en-suite bathroom. Budget Hotel Rooms with shared bathroom facilities are also available for backpacker accommodation or the more budget conscious traveller. The famous World Heritage listed Naracoorte Caves are located nearby the town, along with other local attractions such as the Naracoorte Nature Park and Swimming Lake, the Naracoorte Golf Club and the Tiny Train Park & Mini Golf. The team at the Naracoorte Hotel/Motel look forward to welcoming you & making your visit to the township of Naracoorte an enjoyable one that will keep you coming back! ... more   less 
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