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Strath Motel
4.0 of 5 Motel   |   4 North Parade, Strathalbyn, South Australia 5255, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Strathalbyn
london
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“New, clean friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2010

Most travellers in Australia will be familiar with the tired, jaded 70s built motels that are the norm in this part of the world. Not so with the Strath Motel. It is only a year or so old. Rooms are bright spacious and very well equipped. Site is very well planned and the motel is in a convenient position on the corner of town.

We had originnally planned to stay just one night but is was so comfortable and friendly we extended for a second night. The manager and his wife run a tight and happy ship - everything is spotless. They know everthing there is to know about the town and the suurounding area and gave us some very good advice and a couple bottles of superb local wine. When we return to SA we will put Strathalbyn on the itinerary.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
    • 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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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2010

When making the reservation over the phone (my first dealings with The Strath) I felt I could ask lots of questions and I was no trouble. We were offered a great rate, but then given further discount for belonging to an automobile club, bonus!
Upon arrival, were greeted by such a friendly receptionist, were offered a tray of crockery/cutlery ( all very clean) to take to our room for breakfast. Given directions and options for an evening meal (including vouchers for a "freebie").
The rooms are new, so furnishings are very nice. The king size beds were so comfortable, (just what is needed after a long day travelling.
When checking out next day, were given brochures and maps and a suggested route of travel . The only down side, we couldn't stay longer!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2010

We stayed one night at Strath motel en route and wished we had stayed for a week. You can't miss it - it is an arhitectural eye opener of wood and metal situated on a corner just out of Strathalbyn. Strahalbyn is a charming, beautiful small town well worth a visit - must be the prettiest town in Australia - didn't see one better. The Strath motel is new with 21st century comforts. The room is large, the bathroom well designed with an external glass brick wall allowing plenty of light. It is spotlessly maintained. Gail and her team welcomed us like old friends and gave us masses of help and information. I would rate this motel 5 star.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2009

The only reason that I haven't rated this motel the full five Tripadvisor stars, and it is only a minor quibble - not enough light in the room to read a book or newspaper in the evening, and needing a car to drive into Strathalbyn town. Energetic types might enjoy the walk, so, it hardly rates a mention..

Happily, cups, glasses etc are brought fresh to the room - important to me that they aren't washed in the bathroom sink, and dried on somebody elses towel - as happens in a lot of places. Yes! really! The cooked breakfast came exactly as ordered - top marks.

There are some really nice drives in and around this area. The wineries and restaurants of McLaren Vale - so many to choose from, you might need a chauffer. We ended our stay with a trip down to the Willunga Farmers Market which was a great place for local produce.

The staff were very pleasant, and we can thoroughly recommend this motel.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2009

This is a brand new motel (constructed July 2008) on the edge of historic Strathalbyn, about 25 miles south of Adelaide.

It has 23 rooms, 4 of which are family rooms.

My husband, 9 year old daughter and I stayed there on 3 separate occasions in December 2008 and January 2009 whilst visiting relatives in the town.

The motel is very clean and tidy with modern decorations and furnishings. Our family room consisted of a large bathroom with bath and large separate shower, a bedroom/lounge with a king sized bed, sofa, dining table and chairs for 4, microwave, toaster and coffee/tea making facilities and a separate twin bedroom for 2 children. Both bedrooms had a plasma tv and reverse airconditioning which means you can either cool the room down or heat it up!

The room was cleaned daily and fresh linen put on both beds.

The managers, David and Gail Mills (also known as Fawlty and Sybil!) were really friendly, helpful and a great asset to the place. Nothing was too much trouble.

Breakfast in your room can be ordered the day before although we found it just as easy to make our own as ample facilities to do so were provided.

There is ample parking on site and it is only a short walk to the town centre.

I wholeheartedly recommend this over any of the other places to stay in Strathalbyn. We visited the Victoria Hotel for dinner one night with our relatives and quite frankly wished we hadn't. The food there was mediocre and the decor in the bar/restaurant area decidedly dated. I can only assume the bedrooms are the same. My husband likened it to "Donk's Bar" in the film Crocodile Dundee!

If you stay there tell them the Major sends his regards!

  • Liked — The size of the room and the frequency it was cleaned and tidied
  • Disliked — Nothing!
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Strath Motel

Address: 4 North Parade, Strathalbyn, South Australia 5255, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Strathalbyn
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Strathalbyn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Strath Motel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Near new motel, all ground floor units, all king beds, LCD TV, microwave, toaster, bath & separate shower, tea & coffee facilities, bar fridge, iron/ironing board, outdoor balcony to each room. Close to cafes wineries, art trail, craft shops and lots more. ... more   less 
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