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“Basic and over-priced” 2 of 5 stars
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Murray Bridge Motor Inn
5341 Old Princes Hwy, Murray Bridge, South Australia 5253, Australia   |  
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Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Murray Bridge
Perth, Australia
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Basic and over-priced”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

If you're thinking of staying in Murray Bridge, I'd explore other options first.

This place is clean enough, but badly in need of updating and has REALLY basic accommodation - a tiny tv, small room and old-fashioned decor. On arrival, the owner tried to give us a room which he admitted had a power problem, with it being impossible to run the air conditioner and kettle at the same time! Needless to say, for $110 a night, this is in the realms of a Basil Fawlty experience. As it was, the air-conditioner in the room we did take was a window unit that was extremely noisy and a little concerning health-wise as it looked so old. At least we could stay cool, make a cuppa and watch the tiny tv without worrying about the power cutting out....

Location-wise, the motel is a fair way out of Murray Bridge and feels quite isolated - it's apparently next to an army shooting range! - yet there are a surprising number of heavy trucks that could be heard from the road outside. Perhaps just as well the air conditioner was so noisy!

For $70 or so, this place would be acceptable, but for $110 we definitely felt ripped off. I know the owner is supposed to be updating the motel, but until all rooms are done, he needs to drop his prices... this place isn't a patch on the two previous places we stayed in, yet they were cheaper!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Roman R, Owner at Murray Bridge Motor Inn, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
It is obvious reading this review these people are ill informed about pricing.They booked through a booking channel that charges us 12.5% commission.If the guests wanted cheaper accommodation they should have tried a pub or caravan park.Of all the guests we have had in the room mentioned these 'whingers' have been the only ones to complain.I normally don't respond to vexatious reviews but could not let this one go unchallenged.The woman concerned did not even look at the room first offered her.If it is too taxing to comply with a request to boil water separately then maybe you want to look at your own attitudes.As for Basil Fawlty I am quite fond of the sitcom Fawlty Towers.I am sure Basil would have had something to say to these guests.
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  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

First problem was finding it, 3rd exit not 2nd from Adelaide. It seemed a long way out of town which is ok if just passing through. Very basic, old style, motel but clean and functional. Can of insect spray provided, but not needed. Service friendly & helpful. Bed was very comfortable, tea/coffee making and soft drinks available at reception. No food but a variety of dining options in information folder. Short drive into town.

Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2011

We stayed at the Murray Bridge Motor Inn for a very short night (arrived at 02:00am left at 08:00am on our way to Kangaroo Island (from Melbourne),

The service was great and friendly, the bed was comfortable and the room was clean. If it wasn't for the many bugs found in the bathroom (shower area) I would have rated this stay as near perfect for our needs but since we had to leave without a shower, I am not sure that I will pass by there again.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Roman R, Owner at Murray Bridge Motor Inn, responded to this review, March 6, 2012
Diana & I took ownership of the Murray Bridge Motor Inn in October,2011.We have been upgrading and improving the motel since then.Our emphasis is on clean and affordable accommodation in a relaxing environment.We will continue to strive to improve the facilities.What took place prior to our tenure is out of our hands but the comments are duly noted.
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Address: 5341 Old Princes Hwy, Murray Bridge, South Australia 5253, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Murray Bridge
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Murray Bridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Murray Bridge Motor Inn has 18 comfortable and clean ground floor units set in lovely native bush surroundings.Plenty of off street parking for your rig or auto.A warm smile welcomes you at reception.Our motto is clean and affordable accommodation.Murray Bridge Motor Inn is your 'home away from home' ... more   less 
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