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Arkana Motor Inn & Terrace Apartments
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Mount Gambier
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Saint Arnaud, Victoria, Australia
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Great place to stay!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

Travelled to Mount Gambier for a special Speedway meeting and was staying for one night. I chose Arkana based on reviews and was not disappointed. We were pleasantly greeted by Josh, who was very helpful and polite! Our room contained a queen and single bed, it was very spacious and very clean. The split system air conditioner was silent but hardly required as the room was so well insulated - a welcome relief on a 39 degree day. The grounds were green and lush and nice compared to the excessive concrete noticed at other places of accommodation. The pool was indoors, so kept the sun off the kids.
I would highly recommend and would stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Horsham, vic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

This is our 2nd time staying, last time was a spa room, this time was just a standard queen room and it was perfect, couldn't ask for more. very good sized room, has everything inside you could need even cutlery... Pool was a great bonus on the hot days, had pleasant sleep cant complain with any road noise, owners friendly what more could you want, must be one of the top places to stay. We indulged in breakfast one morning and weren't let down, was generous serving and very tasty. highly recommend staying here, close to everything you could need.. also recommend the pub up the road The south eastern for food its great and well priced.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

This is the second time I have stayed at the ARKANA MOTOR INN after my first enjoyable experience 3 years ago and I was not disappointed! This time we stayed in the self-contained rear apartment. The kitchens are brand new complete with modern stove, with a good supply of pots and pans, electric frypan, toaster, microwave, dishwasher, etc.

There is a comfortable Queen size bed in the main bedroom and 2 single bunks in the second room. 2 comfortable 2 seater couches in the lounge room area, with a flat screen TV and also BLY-RAY/DVD player, which also has a USB input that supports AVI and MP4 files! There is a CIVIC video store 100 metres up the road also.

The bathroom comes with a shower and 2 person spa, and just outside the back door there is a lawn area with tables and chairs, and undercover heated pool and communal BBQ - what more could one want?

The apartment was clean, quiet and spacious, serviced daily and conveniently located with a WOOLWORTHS and DAN MURPHY just up the road, and a bar and bistro 150 meteres down the road that serve reasonably priced typical pub meals (and as an added bonus if you show your room key, you receive 10% off the food bill)!

With the BLUE LAKE, UMPHERSTON SINKHOLE close by, I would highly recommend this venue and your place to stay when next visiting MOUNT GAMBIA!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

We drove from Adelaide to Mt. Gambier and put up 2 nights' stay in this motel. We booked a Back Terrace Apartment facing the indoor heated pool & Spa. We were happy with the facilities provided and the comfort of the apartment. Better still is the close proximity of this motel to all the other places of interest to visit.

We would surely recommend this place to others wishing to put up a night in Mt. Gambier.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

Stopped by Mt Gambier on the way from Adelaide to Melbourne & stayed overnight at Arkana Motor Inn & Terrace Apartments. We got ourselves a family room, it had a queen bed & 2 single beds in it. The room was clean & comfortable. The bathroom is a bit small but was functional & clean. Great location, about 500km from wollworths supermarket & town centre is not far away. Overall it was a very comfortable overnight stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

Friendly service, comfortable room and great shower. Was going to watch a DVD I'd purchased that day, but there was a $10 charge for a DVD player, so I used the free wi-fi and watched Foxtel instead. Would be happy to come here again.

Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

Just a one night stand on our way to somewhere else. The 2 bedroom unit was a bit pokey and rather old fashioned but given it's age could have been a lot worse. The bathroom had been modernised. We found it comfortable- a couple of things would have improved the stay. Somewhere to put suitcases- its either the bed or the floor and you can't sleep in a bed with a suitcase on it. The parking was awkward and tight, I'd suggest sacrificing a bit of the garden.

Overall though it was OK, the place seems well run and the heated pool and spa got the thumbs up from the family. I'd have no problem returning.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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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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