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Meningie Waterfront Motel
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Great short stop for an overnight stay. Rooms a little small to stay any longer than one or two nights.The motel is a little outdated and could use a little TLC and some new carpet & paint.
Highly recommend to pay the little extra and have the front lake view rooms.
Fantastic view, as long as there is water in the lake.
Did not eat there as the restaurant was closed on a Monday.

Room Tip: Pay a little more and take a lake front room.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank OutbackPhantom
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

We stayed here for one night on our trip from Adelaide to Melbourne. We had a waterfront room with great views of the lake and the pelicans. The room was small but neat and tidy. The bed was a little wobbly and the blanket could have been a bit fresher. However for one night's stay this was an ok place and the manager was helpful suggesting places to eat etc.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Luingxstitcher
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

We booked 2 units having viewed the website pictures but DO NOT BE FOOLED; the rooms were totally unsuitable for 2 elderly ladies and 1 gentleman as the bathroom was accessed via one bedroom. However we moved into 2 separate rooms when we requested this and paid extra. The motel was very quiet and the management would have done himself a favour by showing some customer service and moving us at no extra charge.
The motel is extremely tired looking as are the rooms. The restaurant is closed and we were advised to look to eat in other places, preferably before 4.30pm which seemed to be closing time!. The beer garden is in need of demolition! The bar is also closed! GIVE THIS MOTEL A MISS!

Room Tip: Fine another hotel!
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank Jill-Jack
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

We stopped at Mengingie just for one night and the choice on hotel rooms is small here. So we decided for the Waterfront Motel. The location on the waterfront of Lake Albert is excellent. The people who were in charge for the place during the manager's absence were very friendly and helpful.
The rooms are extremely small, no room to store more than one suitcase, no real wardrobe, all rather shabby and worn out, but at least clean at the second look, and all this for $ 122.–, a microwave-cooked breakfast on cold plates included.
We can understand the manager's difficulties in these times with a "small business" and that "it all takes time and money" but did he ever think about a price/performance ratio? We rather assume he takes a benefit from the shortage of hotel rooms in the city in the meaning of "demand determines supply". We travelled quite a bit around Australia during two months and didn't mind staying at modest places, but never at such a unreasonable price!
Vreni, André, Michèle, Erwin

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Verena53
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

What a gem. This little motel is situated right on Lake Albert with the rooms about 5 steps away from the water. You can sit up in bed with your morning coffee and watch the waves.

The rooms are very small and a little dated in their decor but everything is super clean, good water pressure, ok towels etc.

We arrived in the middle of a storm but the hosts were very obliging and got us into a waterfront room quickly. The wind howled all night with lashings of rain up against the window but the room was cosy and warm with the added benefit of electric blankets.

I read the other reviews and felt a bit sorry for the owners, yes an update would be good but commercial reality needs to kick in and some of these city folk need to understand that things are pretty tough in the bush and money does not grow on trees.

The other benefits of the hotel plus the lovely owners made for a very pleasant weekend. Yes it's old but think about the location, a stone's throw from the waters edge. Just think what you would pay for that view in Sydney.

Room Tip: ask for a waterfront room. Only a few metres from the waters edge. Sit in bed and drink your coffee and watch the waves
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank mollyduke
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waterfrontmotel, Owner at Meningie Waterfront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2012

Thank you for your comments. Its nice when someone appreciates your efforts and also understands the difficulties being experienced by small business at this time, particularly in the tourist trade.

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