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Atlantic Tower Motor Inn
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Glenelg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 20, 2013

The lady who checked us in at reception was not welcoming at all and I felt uncomfortable. We stayed in a Spa room and the bed reminded me of a hospital bed just plain white. The birthing unit at the local hospital is much nicer! There was no complimentary shampoo and conditioner only a shared body wash/soap. No bathrobes. Room service consisted of dinner only from either revolving restaurant or you have to ring the sports bar across the road then go and pick it up yourself. No option for breakfast room service and I didn't want to have to eat my breakfast in a room full of other people when this was meant to be a romantic night with my partner. I would never stay here again.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Julia D
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Craig L, Manager at Atlantic Tower Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to submit some feedback.

As we are a 3.5 star motel, in return for lower prices than a 5 star, we do not offer some services, such as complimentary bathrobes and 24 hour room service. Guests can however, order room service breakfast 7 days a week, as well as room service dinner from the Top of the World Revolving Restaurant, and room service lunch on weekends.

The type of room you stayed in has bedding with triple sheeting. This modern style of bedding is more common in higher class establishments, as opposed to the older style doona covers. If this style of bedding is not to one’s taste, then that is a matter of opinion. In the bathroom we offer wall mounted squeeze containers of hand wash, and in the shower: body wash, shampoo and conditioner.

We do encourage all our guests, if unsure of anything, or if having any problem, to contact the receptionist on duty. We would much prefer to see an issue resolved, and have our guests go on to continue enjoying their stay, than leave with a sour taste in their mouth, and post somewhat inaccurate statements on a review website.

I do apologise if you felt the receptionist who served you on arrival was unwelcoming. I will discuss this with the receptionist involved and implement further training if required.

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Reviewed October 17, 2013

A comfortable but basic room with newly renovated bathroom. Comfortable bed. Breakfast included in tariff, but was just toast and cornflakes and instant coffee and juice. Close to the beach with plenty of restaurants close by.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank ingrid08_11
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Craig L, Manager at Atlantic Tower Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We provide a range of different rooms from basic rooms on the first floor, to rooms up on the higher floors with private balcony and fantastic views, to premium spa rooms, for those looking for a luxurious romantic getaway. Whatever your travel requirements, we have rooms to suit. We provide a basic free continental breakfast for all our guests, saving them money by not having to buy breakfast. Cooked breakfast options are available from as little as $10 for those wanting a little extra.

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Reviewed September 15, 2013

This was my second time around at the Atlantic Tower Motor Inn, and it didn't disappoint. I highly recommend spending a little extra $$$ for a spa room. You can literally watch your large TV with Foxtel in the bath with speakers in there too :) Doesn't get much better than that.

Other great touches included free wifi (day limit applies), awesomely comfortable bed, free laundry facilities, balcony for fresh air and of course the stunning views. My room on the 10th floor overlooked the Glenelg marina on one side and Adelaide on the other. Was a wonderful welcome back to Adelaide.

The service was impeccable - friendly and efficient and nothing was a hassle. A big thank you to Craig and the rest of the team for making my stay in Adelaide very special. I can't wait to return again!

Room Tip: Pay the extra to get a Premium Spa Room. Trust me.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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Thank KJonholidays
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Craig L, Manager at Atlantic Tower Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2013

Thank you for the wonderful review. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay. The Premium Spa rooms are definitely something special. Perfect for a romantic night away. Look forward to seeing you next time.

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

We stayed for just 1 night in August but found it to have everything we needed.
Modern, comfortable, all mod cons, affordable, and the owner was very pleasant and helpful.
The hotel is nicely situated in Glenelg and close to all amenities.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank John-and-Rhonda
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Craig L, Manager at Atlantic Tower Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2013

Dear John, thank you for taking the time to submit some feedback. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Stopped over en route to Asia,10 mins from Adelaide Airport,lots of places to eat in Glenelg.Ask for view of the Marina,it's lovley, can also watch the in coming planes.Breakfast was included in tariff.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank homer000red_12
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Craig L, Manager at Atlantic Tower Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2013

Thank you for the lovely review. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

we were staying on the 10th floor in a wheelchair access room (104) that has rails for both toilet and shower with a shower chair. in terms of the bathroom, it was modern and very convenient for our needs. the bed was modern, it seemed bigger than a queen and very comfortable, also easily accessible for our needs. the room itself was ok, new tv. the room was very clean. would recommend this room for anyone who is in a wheelchair. a bit of a tight fit in the corridor leading into the room but we managed fine. breakfast was included in the price and was good. staff very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank jacksinthehouse
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Craig L, Manager at Atlantic Tower Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review these new rooms. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay.
The Disabled Access Tower Rooms are available with a King bed or two Singles depending on guest requirements.

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Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

Very nice and clean rooms. Fully nicely renovated bathrooms and comfortable bed with clean linen.
We used their free parking at the side for the night and enjoyed our stay.
Complimentary continental breakfast was served at level 9 and had a wonderful view.
I would stay again and request a higher level to enjoy the beautiful views.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank ZUSZUS
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Craig L, Manager at Atlantic Tower Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2013

Thank you for your wonderful review. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay. The view from our 9th, 10th and 11th floor rooms are fantastic. Especially the rooms overlooking the Marina.

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Additional Information about Atlantic Tower Motor Inn

Address: 760 Anzac Hwy, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Glenelg
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Glenelg
Price Range: $103 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Atlantic Tower Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the Atlantic Tower Motor Inn we offer a broad range of accommodation catering from corporate guests to romantic getaways. With 36 rooms including private balconies up on the 9th, 10th and 11th floor, the views are spectacular in any direction. ... more   less 
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