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Best Western Melaleuca Motel
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Robe
Certificate of Excellence
Bilbao, Spain
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113 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Fair motel. Good value.”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Well, considering Australian standard, this place is probably the best option to stay some days in Robe. It is very well located, close to the beach, port and city centre. Our room was really big, with a full kitchen, private spa and it was really clean. The building is a little old, but everything is working. The only problem we had was the poor quality of the (free) WiFi connection, but this was probably not fault of the property but the internet provider. The manager was absolutely friendly, helpful and professional with us.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Morolian
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Martin S, General Manager at Best Western Melaleuca Motel, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Hi Morolian, Thank you very much for your review of our motel. Yes it is an old building but as far as cleanliness & maintenance is concerned we believe we achieve a very high standard. Our apartments are very large as you mentioned and there is a full kitchen in each of them. We have had a few issues with our free wifi but we believe that we now have that ok. Thanks once again.
Kind regards
Martin Stanley
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

We stayed here for 1 night as part of our Melbourne - Adelaide trip. Martin is a great host. Very welcoming, friendly and offered us information about restaurants and walks. The room is basic but very clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank MumintheSun21
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Martin S, General Manager at Best Western Melaleuca Motel, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Hi Muminthe Sun21,
Thank you for yout review of our motel. We understand that our buildings are of the older type but as you say we keep them very clean & well maintained. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our town & we hope to see you again. Kind regards Martin Stanley
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Melbourne
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

We had a lovely stay, we had 2 apartments one for us and our 2 children (age 4), large lounge full kitchen and 2 bedrooms and my parents who had a studio apartment. We stayed for 4 nights and had a wonderful time. The apartments were very very clean..most impressed. Martin & his team looked after us very well. Great central location to the shops/ restaurants and the beach and the children`s playground. Martin thanks again and please pass on our thanks to the rest of you team.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank William J
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Martin S, General Manager at Best Western Melaleuca Motel, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Hi WilliamJ, Thank you very much for your great review of our property. We believe it's important to have three things in our business being Service, Cleanliness & Maintenance & we try very hard to achieve those things. Even though our buildings are older we do keep them as best we can. We are delighted that you & your family enjoyed your stay & we look forward to seeing you again.
Kindest regards
Martin Stanley
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Very kindly hosts. We got informations about restaurants, the surroundings and some ice for the fridge. The Room was big, clean with a small Spabath and also comfortable. ( Room 14) This Best Western Hotel was one of the best we ever had in Australia.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Martin S, General Manager at Best Western Melaleuca Motel, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Hi wfritschi, Thank you for your review of our motel we really appreciate the feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us & we hope you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday>
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Martin Stanley
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

The A/C was on and our room was nice and cool when we arrived. There is some filtered rain water waiting for you so your coffee won´t taste like crap from the tap water. The location is superb in Robe. And the owners are friendly and helpful. I´m not sure how you could go wrong.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank snabelfisk
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Martin S, General Manager at Best Western Melaleuca Motel, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
Hi snabelfisk, Thank you so much for your lovely review of our motel. When it's hot we always turn on the airconditioners so that the room is comfortable for the guest and similarlly we put on the heaters when it's cold. Our filtered rainwater is put through two filters and an ultra violet scanner so it is very pure water & you are right the tea & coffee tastes great. We are in a great location with only a couple of minutes to the beach and or restaurants. Thanks once again & we hope you enjoyed your time in our lovely country. Kindest regards Martin
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

I recently had an overnight stay in Robe SA and was very impressed by the mangers of the Melaleuca Motel and apartments. When I booked, I advised that I would be travelling from Kangaroo Island. Trudy provided me with a rough travel time which was accurate. The Motel also provides discounts at local establishments which was also nice.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Desmond H
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Martin S, General Manager at Best Western Melaleuca Motel, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
Hi DesmondH, Thank you for your review of our motel. We get a large number of guests coming from Kangaroo Island and most do not realise that it is a very long drive. By us telling them the approx time it helps them pland their day better. (it's called service). WE do have a good arrangement with a couple of the local restaurants where we have vouchers for a discounted meal & again it's all about service for our guests. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay & we do hope to see you again. Kind regards Martin
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for one night, the manager is very friendly and enthusiastic. He really wants to make you feel like at home. He has a huge DVD collections to watch a movie, but we were so tired after a long drive that we just went to bed. The rooms are clean but a bit too old, like from the 80. We just a huge flat screen with digital channels and a DVD player but furnitures are bit too old. He is trying his best! He also gave us good tips for the road, where to stop and where to eat. Good place to crash for a night on our way to Kangaroo Island.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Blanca F
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Martin S, General Manager at Best Western Melaleuca Motel, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Hi BlancaF
Thank you for your review of our motel we appreciate the feedback. One of the problems we have in Australia is that many of our motels are leased and the owners are reluctant to spend money on updating the property. We have done our best by offering exceptionally clean rooms and very good service which are the two things most people want. Thank you once again for staying with us and for your review. Kindest regards Martin
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Property: Best Western Melaleuca Motel
Address: 20 Smillie St, Robe, South Australia 5276, Australia (Formerly Best Western Melaleuca Motel & Apartments)
Location: Australia > South Australia > Robe
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Robe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Best Western Melaleuca Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Arguably in the best position in Robe with a short walk to the CBD, beach & restaurants we have rooms to suit all travelers from our standard rooms to spacious family 1 and 2 bedroom suites. All rooms have FREE WIFI, FREE Fox sports, FREE DVD Library, queen sized beds & air-conditioning; some with spa baths. Get in quick & come and stay at the best location in Robe; it’s so easy to walk everywhere from here! Rated number 1 in Robe by TripAdvisor. ... more   less 
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