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“Very Disappointing, Noisy” 2 of 5 stars
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Apollon Motor Inn
15 Torrens Street, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia   |  
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Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Victor Harbor
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6 hotel reviews
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“Very Disappointing, Noisy”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We stayed for one night the cost was $120.00 for a standard room which was a rip off for a small room still in the 70's. The TV had bad reception, and don't plan on a sleep in because you can hear every little noise and conversation outside. The room was very clean and reception was really friendly but the motel need a major facelift.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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apollon12, Owner at Apollon Motor Inn, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
We can always address issues as they arise if you have a problem, by speaking to Reception during your stay. 99.9% of our guests leave happy. Hope that 2013 is a good year fo you.
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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

I have been coming to Victor Harbor for many years over the Christmas period and after trying a few different Hotels, I always come back to the Apollon Motor Inn. The owners always make us feel welcome when we arrive. Our rooms have always been very clean and tidy, comfortable and quiet. The kids loved the pool and it is also just a quick walk to the shopping district and the beach. I can't fault this Motel or the staff! I fully recommend staying here if your visiting Victor Harbor.

Room Tip: We have stayed in a few different rooms but we liked the upstairs balcony room. We sat out there and...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We have just spent a week here in Jan 2013 and found it very neat and comfortable. Although a little older our room was large and had everything we needed in good working order, clean and tidy, being upstairs the room was quiet from street noise and other guests coming and going. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Location is fantastic for walking to all attractions, shopping/eating out. Kids enjoyed the indoor pool when it was too cold/windy to swim at the beach. Overall enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning for another affordable break.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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apollon12, Owner at Apollon Motor Inn, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Thank you for your positive feedback we try our best to look after our guests, and look forward to having you and your family stay with us again. Everybody loves our location. Have a great year.
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Berowra Waters, Australia
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I stayed here for two nights with my family. One word can summarise this piece of crap, and that is disgusting. The gas heated pools generator was next my my room, and gave a relation in my family possible carbon monoxide poisoning. The service was poor, and overall a shabby hotel. I would not recommend this hotel to a single person on this earth. The room I stayed in had no windows in the main living area, with an overall awful appearance. I cannot believe how they charge the amount they do for what I experienced. For your own health, do not stay at this Hotel.

Room Tip: Do not choose this hotel. Forget the room.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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apollon12, Owner at Apollon Motor Inn, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
We are disappointed to read your negative review of which is so inconsistent with the majority reviewed. Possibly you are remembering a different "Hotel" as we are a "Motel" and our rooms are nowhere near our pool gas heater as you described, and gas does not give off carbon monoxide, motor vehicles do.
Many of our other guests have mentioned the "really friendly and accommodating staff" and the "large and well appointed rooms" which are "sparkling clean".

We always appreciate really constructive ways in which we can improve our "Motel" and we have had brilliant happy guests this summer. Always contact Reception during your stay if there is a problem.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We are a family of 5 and we stayed her overnight in July 2012. The reason we chose the Apollon was because it had a heated indoor pool for the kids, and it was close to shopping.
The reservation process was fast and easy, the staff are really friendly and accommodating to your needs.

However, the hotel is run down, you have stairs up to the room and outside they are concrete a little worn and slippery from the air conditioners when they are run over night, which run onto the steps. I actually fell up one of the concrete steps because the first step is a little high off the ground and I miss-judged.

Also, It was winter when we stayed and the air conditioner was the only heating and it didn't work properly it mainly blew colder air around the room, we were freezing all night with only one blanket for the beds.

I wouldn't recommend this to the elderly or family's with small children or children with disabilities as the steps are steep and not very well maintained.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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apollon12, Manager at Apollon Motor Inn, responded to this review, August 28, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback.
If you had contacted Reception at the time of your stay, some of the issues could have been addressed there and then. Always a good idea.
Obviously the Air Conditioner was on the wrong setting and there are always extra blankets provided in the wardrobe. We do have a lot of families and seniors coach groups stay with us on a regular basis.
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Canberra, Australia
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23 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

The staff were very welcoming and accommodating; our room was large and well appointed. Although am older motel, it was in excellent condition. The location is great in the middle of all the action -and short walk to all the attractions. But...it had the smallest TV high on a wall. As the Olympics were in full swing, it was impossible to actually see what was going on. Also, TV was restricted to 5 channels!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

I have stayed at the Apollon Motor Inn twice in the past year and each time I have had a fantastic time. The owners are very friendly and looked after me as family which was a welcome change and made my stay on both occasions memorable. The rooms are very clean and were serviced daily to a standard usually only found in premium 5 star hotels.
The Apollon is located the centre of town with Victor Harbor's main shopping centre only 100m down the road. All of Victor Harbor's fantastic restaurant’s and speciality shops are located across the road making for a fantastic afternoon of shopping and a stroll to the main town beach and granite island tramway is a must. The bus from Adelaide stops just across the road making the Apollon the perfect place to stay if you’re travelling without a car or you want a weekend away without having to drive anywhere.
Travelling solo around this great country can sometimes be a lonely experience and a star rating doesn’t guarantee a happy stay. I would recommend the Apollon to anyone and believe the friendly atmosphere and clean rooms will make your stay a happy and memorable one.

Room Tip: All rooms a clean with comfortable beds.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Apollon Motor Inn

Address: 15 Torrens Street, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Victor Harbor
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Victor Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We Specialise in 'BABY BOOMERS' accommodation, and the Apollon Motor Inn is a major player in the motel industry in Victor Harbor on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Offering comfortable accommodation, indoor Heated Swimming Pool, family Games Room, and Convention Centre. Located in the heart of Victor Harbor, close to most attractions, including shopping & beaches, a short walk to Granite Island to see the Fairy Penguins or ride on the Horsedrawn Tram 1894 style, and boat cruises to the Murray Mouth and Kangaroo Island. We are members of the Golden Chain Group.We welcome our visitors with a homely genuine friendly service and show our guests an appreciation of Victor Harbor. Off street parking close to the rooms. COME & STAY WITH US!! ... more   less 
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