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Arkana Motor Inn & Terrace Apartments
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Mount Gambier
Certificate of Excellence
Australia
Level 6 Contributor
187 reviews
185 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
“Good value - reasonable room.”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Stayed in one of the motel rooms for 2 nights.

Good location - set far enough back from the highway not to suffer from too much truck noise. Clean room with renovated bath room. The room was quite large. Had a wall mounted flat screen TV. The bed was reasonably comfortable.

The air conditioner was a box in the wall style that made quite a bit of noise but produced limited temperature relief. The room faced the rising sun and the drapes had quite a bit of light spill waking you up relatively early.

The motel is set in a strip of other motels on the highway walking distance to shops and a local pub. The tariff was good value. From experience in Mount Gambier you can spend a lot more on a room and get a whole lot less than what the Arkana offers.

I would stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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London
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

We stayed in a back terrace apartment so that we could self cater and have plenty of room to spread out. The apartments are separate from the motel which was nice. Small kitchen, comfortable lounge which looked out on to the pool area. Two comfortable bedrooms. On the outskirts of town so it was quiet but close to shops and attractions. We were pleasantly surprised and enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mackay, Australia
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

2 bedroom Apartment facing street was very well appointed and comfortable. Washing machine and dryer in bathroom were great and made our 2 night stay a joy. Apartments had a back door as well as a front door which was good for ventilation and car parked right at your front door. Easily catered for ourselves with ample equipment in kitchen, but also enjoyed a most enjoyable meal out at the local RSL club. Bed was very firm and assortment of pillows to suit individual needs.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Tried to book into an “apartment” for two nights but they were booked out for the first night. We were placed in a deluxe twin for the first night and then moved to an apartment for the second night without a problem. Both rooms were large, well heated, clean and tastefully decorated. Both rooms had crockery, cutlery and micro-wave as well as the usual to toaster, kettle and fridge. The apartment has the extra bonus of a stove. The pool although small is heated and clean. Towels are supplied for pool use. As a whole the visit was thoroughly enjoyable and we will definitely use this motel when we next visit Mount Gambier.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Victoria
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

This was the best place we stayed on our Great Ocean Road trip. We didn't plan, where we were going to stay, so we just took a chance and choose this motel... We got the apartment since we wanted 2 separate rooms, it was a little out of our price range, but when we got inside the apartment, it was perfect. It literally had everything we needed and more... The place was close to Safeway, walking distance, about a 5 to 10 minute walk. So we could get our dinner and cook a BBQ. We didn't check out the pool but it was heated and indoors, and looked pretty good, since we were only staying one night, we didn't have time. The staff were really helpful and let us know what to do around the area!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

We hadn't planned to stay in Mt Gambier, but our stay at the Arkana made us glad we did. The room was faultless and were equipped with plates, toaster and a new TV. Excellent value for money on every level.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Naracoorte, Australia
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Reviewed April 30, 2012

Well priced, spacious rooms with a modern feel in an easy to get to location.
Breakfast was yummy and pool looked inviting but we ran out of time

  • Stayed April 2012
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Property: Arkana Motor Inn & Terrace Apartments
Address: 201 Commercial Street East, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Mount Gambier
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Mount Gambier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arkana Motor Inn & Terrace Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the Melbourne end of Mount Gambier's main street, the Golden Chain Arkana Motor & Terrace Apartments offer comfortable, quality motel and apartment accommodation for a relaxed stay in the Blue Lake City. Catering for all travellers, we have standard single motel rooms through to deluxe 2 bedroom self contained units with spa baths - all at a price to suit your pocket. Take a dip in our indoor heated pool, watch free cable TV in your room or take a short stroll to the South Eastern Bistro for a superb meal. We also offer beautifully cooked or continental breakfasts delivered to your room. The Golden Chain Arkana Motor & Terrace Apartments is your number one choice for accommodation in Mount Gambier. ... more   less 
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