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Strath Motel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Strathalbyn
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 23, 2011

This is a very nice motel. Good quality fittings throughout - very impressive for the price. Internet access was a bit quirky, but in the end it worked. Pillows could have been better, but OK. Friendly staff. Easy access to local attractions, eating and shopping.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 23, 2011

We stayed for 2 nights in "Strath Motel" in January 2011.

On arrival, we were given a room facing the street, but asked immediately for a change to one of the rooms in the courtyard to have it quieter. It was no problem. The owners are nice and friendly.

Every room is on the ground floor with a private outside deck. Those rooms facing the street have a deck to the street, the courtyard rooms have their private deck to the rear side with a fence just 2-3 metres away. The motel seems to be quite new, so maybe in some years, when plants have grown denser, it might me a bit nicer.

The room itself was spacious and clean. We chose the hotel because of its good reviews on Tripadvisor and used it as a basis for a trip to the Langhorne Creek Wineries -we really liked the "Newmans Horseradish Farm and Winery" -nice cellar door overlooking fields and vines and an excellent and tasteful (vegetarian) platter!

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank TravelSiMa
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Reviewed January 22, 2011

Stayed in room 21 which was large, comfortable, clean and quiet. Initially had trouble getting connected to their cabled internet connection. The owner took my little problem seriously and did his best to help. In the end found that I had to temporarily disable my Norton Internet Security 2001 suite and bingo straight through.
I would not hesitate to recommend this charming almost brand new motel to anyone. Congratulations to the owners for being so attentive.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank PaulinVence
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Reviewed January 16, 2011

So why write a post you ask. I just wanted to praise the motel. There are so many lessons that other owners/managers could take on board. The welcome is warm, the rooms simple, large and clean and the bathrooms ( and for the bath lovers there is a bath) light and airy. What a delight. We ate at the Victoria both nights because we enjoyed the food so much.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank BaygirlAdelaide
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Reviewed July 18, 2010

Most travellers in Australia will be familiar with the tired, jaded 70s built motels that are the norm in this part of the world. Not so with the Strath Motel. It is only a year or so old. Rooms are bright spacious and very well equipped. Site is very well planned and the motel is in a convenient position on the corner of town.

We had originnally planned to stay just one night but is was so comfortable and friendly we extended for a second night. The manager and his wife run a tight and happy ship - everything is spotless. They know everthing there is to know about the town and the suurounding area and gave us some very good advice and a couple bottles of superb local wine. When we return to SA we will put Strathalbyn on the itinerary.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled with family
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3  Thank RobMason
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Reviewed June 8, 2010

When making the reservation over the phone (my first dealings with The Strath) I felt I could ask lots of questions and I was no trouble. We were offered a great rate, but then given further discount for belonging to an automobile club, bonus!
Upon arrival, were greeted by such a friendly receptionist, were offered a tray of crockery/cutlery ( all very clean) to take to our room for breakfast. Given directions and options for an evening meal (including vouchers for a "freebie").
The rooms are new, so furnishings are very nice. The king size beds were so comfortable, (just what is needed after a long day travelling.
When checking out next day, were given brochures and maps and a suggested route of travel . The only down side, we couldn't stay longer!

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with family
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1  Thank Wil1965
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Reviewed February 25, 2010

We stayed one night at Strath motel en route and wished we had stayed for a week. You can't miss it - it is an arhitectural eye opener of wood and metal situated on a corner just out of Strathalbyn. Strahalbyn is a charming, beautiful small town well worth a visit - must be the prettiest town in Australia - didn't see one better. The Strath motel is new with 21st century comforts. The room is large, the bathroom well designed with an external glass brick wall allowing plenty of light. It is spotlessly maintained. Gail and her team welcomed us like old friends and gave us masses of help and information. I would rate this motel 5 star.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Strath Motel

Address: 4 North Pde, Strathalbyn, South Australia 5255, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Strathalbyn
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Strathalbyn
Price Range: $108 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Strath Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Near new motel, all ground floor rooms, all king beds, Digital TV, microwave, toaster, bath & separate shower, tea & coffee facilities, bar fridge, iron/ironing board, outdoor balcony to each room. Close to cafes wineries, art trail, craft shops and lots more. ... more   less 
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