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Marion Motel and Apartments
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Marion Motel and Apartments
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Marion
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
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“Poor quality unsafe family stay”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Stayed here for the location and never again! No lighting on first level of stairs so you had to guess where the steps where. The smell of the inter-connecting room upstairs was terrible and the carpets were badly stained! Very out dated and the attention to cleaning was poor. Gardens were very neat, but couldn't swim in the pool as it was dirty leaving the children very dissapointed! The windows opened the whole way and you could push the screens out, so we had to close them for the safety of our children. When this was all expressed to management, they were not interested and did not care that a child could fall out of the window if left open! Woke to no power. Management let themselves into my room without knocking. Had to enter the other inter-connecting room where family were sleeping to turn the two fuses back on to restore power. There was no question of why the power went off in the first place! Pavers were not level in the carpark and I had to pull my child away from nearly falling down a drain hole in the carpark that was not covered. Not safe for young children to stay here especially now that when we complained, management informed us that fire regulations prevent the doors from locking form the inside, which ment that my young child could open the door out to the pool area or main road during the night when i was sleeping!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Meningie, Australia
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Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

We could only find this motel on wotif because everywhere else was booked out.
Really nice rooms, were a tad concerned about shower water flooding toilet and then onto carpets but seemed to disappear back down drain. Nice comfy beds. The lighting that does stairwell is quite dark.
Loved the court yard and pool area.
Very secure undercover parking.
Will likely stay again.
Pizza bar next door and a gym.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

I stayed here for 2 nights in October on a business trip. I had a room on the first floor i assume this was a suit as it had 2 single beds and a queen in a separate attached was an en suite which was the only bathroom, the room was of a good size but the bathroom was small very small.
every thing about this place needs updating its old and looks and feels like it. the rooms were serviced and clean.
the first night i was kept awake by a female trying to cough a lung up from the unit below this went on for way to long. the second night i had the delights of a hysterical child until and its parents screaming at each other this went on until well after 1am i tried contacting reception but no one answered.
the area this motel is in is not the best either.
There is a takeaway pizza place and a fish&chip shop you can walk to. otherwise you will need a car.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Queensland
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

I booked the spa room for 4 night. When I got there the lounge and carpet was so dirty. No way in the world I would have a spa as the walls around it were covered in dirty hand prints. Yuck I would never stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

Stayed here recently as part of a group on a cricket trip. Had an interconnecting room and while it was OK it was simply just out of date. The sink in the en suite was cracked and the microwave did not work. Carpet was grubby and we all were not pleased with the bedding. Would not have stayed here had we had a choice. The only saving grace was the receptionist, Sarah who went out of her way to help with anything.
The rooms were dark and the ground floor windows were screwed shut so you could not open them to get fresh air.
The garden was manicured and was a pleasure to sit in but the pool was dirty.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Australia
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

I spent a week in a Standard room on the ground floor. 1 QS bed and one single. Beds were super comfortable. The bathroom was large with a big shower, good pressure and lots of hot water. No bath.

The staff were more than accommodating with any requests but for things that shouldn't have to be requested, like cleaning the pool, raising the tennis court net, cleaning our room and putting an 'out of order' sign on the washing machine.

We found what could be the best Chinese food ever down the road at Ginling and there is a very handy shopping centre across the road with a butcher, bakery, IGA, hairdresser and fish and chip shop to name a few. Dominos pizzas is right next door also.

I'm not sure if I would stay again.

Pool was great once clean and the BBQ is good too. Lock up car park is a bonus and the garden is beautiful.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2012 via mobile

I agree that you get what you pay for. At $100 I think it is a bargain! The room was clean and comfortable. Great wall mounted flat-screen TV. Good size work desk. 2 comfy arm chairs and a well stocked fridge of basics. I haven't come across a bargain like this for a while and there is no competition in this area.

Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Marion Motel and Apartments

Property: Marion Motel and Apartments
Address: 540 Marion Rd, Marion, South Australia 5038, Australia (Formerly Comfort Inn on Marion)
Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Marion
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Marion
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Marion Motel and Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Comfort Inn Marion
Marion Comfort Inn
Marion Motel And Apartments South Australia

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