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“Nice Motel, Good Location, Great Value.”
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Glenelg Motel
Ranked #2 of 8 Glenelg B&B and Inns
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Small recepton office, very friendly staff check in quick and easy, nothing to much trouble, a short Cab ride to and from Airport or take the bus. 10 min walk to Jetty Road shops, bars, beach and the excellent tram service to the CBD attrractiions. The room was large clean and had all we needed. Our 4 night stay was a pleasure, We used the Laundry which was very efficent and enjoyed the pool. The only problem we had was with the Wifi as the repeater near our room was not working and we had to stand out in the car park to get a signal. Great value for money, Glenelg is a great place to stay as an alternative to downtown when visiting Adelaide. The mark of a good place is when you are sad to leave, as we were.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

Looking a bit tired now (very grubby carpet in our room) but offers value for money if you just want a reasonably priced place to lay your head overnight.
It is motel style with parking right outside your room. You can get a breakfast on site but I didn't try it so can't comment.
Rooms are reasonably sized and have a comfortable bed.
Decent value for money but you get what you pay for so don't expect anything grand.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Tyke4885
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

This motel was an excellent choice. Not brand new, but had everything we needed: plenty of room in the units, very clean, fantastically comfortable bed, friendly helpful owner, and very reasonably priced. It is an easy walk to the beach and cafes, and has a pool if you feel like a dip. Very good air con in rooms for hot Adelaide days and nights. Only a 10 min drive from airport and half an hour on tram into city.
We loved staying out at Glenelg instead of in the city and would definitely stay at this motel again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank candi2008
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

I've previously stayed here over 10 years ago and while the place is showing the wear and tear of time it is still very clean and functional. Friendly and fast check in. We stayed in a deluxe spa room with queen bed. The spa area is actually in the bedroom area with the bathroom separate. This was great as the very large TV could be angled to be seen from the spa. Towels are provided for the spa and for the bathroom. The shower recess was very roomy and the water hot. There is a heated pool on site and for once we found that the pool was indeed warm, often not the case in other places we've stayed.

This motel is close to everything you could need, Jetty Rd is a 1km walk away with all the shops and cafés and access to the tram (that goes into the city), Harbour Town outlet shopping centre is a 5 minute drive away and the airport is only a bit further away from that. There are some beautiful beaches a short drive away from here too.

The only issue is the access into the motel as it's off a main road which is one way when you want to go out and can get quite busy during peak times. During the day the rear gates are open so you can drive through to the back streets taking you to Glenelg pier and beach.

We found this place to be reasonably priced for the time of year (the motel was completely booked out I noticed) and we really enjoyed our stay. We'll be back!

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
3  Thank Christine J
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Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

Great older style motel within walking distance of all glenelgs attractions.Staff went out of their way to help with anything. Very clean and i liked that there was plenty of tea and coffee. Kids enjoyed the pool which was open from 7.30 am to 9 pm. Towels were provided for the pool. All in all a very relaxing laid back place. We will be returning for a longer visit when we can.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
3  Thank mikepaynter
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

The staff are excellent as are the cleaners, nice little pool and Barbie , Very easy walk into glenelg and supermarket, no need to use the car and this is locked in at night, these rooms are not flash but nice and clean and plenty of space clean towels everyday Glenelg is a great holiday location great beaches and lovely little town we enjoyed our time there

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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank JakeyCheshire
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

My sister and her friend stayed here last night, within a couple of hours of checking out this morning, they realized that they left their alcohol in the fridge. They rang to advice that I would collect it, when I got there, the cleaner had taken it home!!! Score was the ladies words!! Geez could have waited at last 24 hours before steeling it!! TIP don’t leave anything by accident in this place cause the cleaners will take it home!!! POOR attitude....

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Glenelg Motel

Address: 41 Tapleys Hill Rd, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Glenelg
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Glenelg
Price Range: $79 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Glenelg Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
39 Clean Affordable Units With Friendly Staff And Close Proximity To Jetty Road,restaurants, Shopping Centres, Major Hospitals, Morphettville Race Course, Airport & Golf Courses ... more   less 
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