We spent three days here, started by welcoming service from the front staff and share the local information at the surrounding area, good. The room was spacious, clean bathroom, free wifi, flat TV, comfy beds, quiet and decent sleeps, at affordable room rate. A bit too far but still OK at a walking distance to Glenelg Jetty and Adelaide Tram Service. Not too far from airport, taxi less than $20 to/from airport. Happy stay.
Although the Glenelg Motel is on a very busy road, the design of the property means that the rooms are very quiet. The rooms are big, clean and well maintained. The generous block of land means that the forecourt is also big, allowing plenty of space for manouvring the car. It is close to the airport, which is why I chose it – but, if the noise of planes taking off late into the night and early morning bothers you, take my advice and stay somewhere else. Personally, I love the sound of planes, so it didn’t bother me.
My main criticism is the bed, which was not the most comfortable I’ve slept in, and I did wonder if it was past it’s use-by date. The pillows DEFINITELY need replacing – hard as a plank, and very thin. I’m still getting over the neck problems caused by the lack of support from the pillow.
There are tea and coffee making facilities in each room.
The noise insulation between bathrooms is non-existent, so I lay in bed in the morning listening to the occupant of the room next door showering – and actually had to open my eyes and check that they weren’t in my own bathroom!
Breakfast was served in a dining room overlooking the property entrance and while not flash, was quite adequate – cereals, cups of fruit, three or four different types of bread to self-toast. I could’ve had a cooked breakfast, but on this occasion I didn’t have the time. The staff in the breakfast room were friendly and helpful.
A bit nippy for me to try the swimming pool.
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Ask for a room at the back of the motel maybe, though we were in 37 and road noise was not bad.