I stayed at the Garden Court Motel for three nights In March 2014.
We needed somewhere inexpensive to stay and this place did all that was expected of it. Only being a couple of blocks from the main street of Albury made it very convenient in terms of getting to cafes and the cinema, and the pub on the next block was great for dinner on our first night, too.
The room was on the small side but it was fine, and the bed was comfortable. The bathroom did all it needed to.
There was one very odd feature to this place, though. Our room (and I assume most, if not all of the others) had a small private courtyard at the rear. It was made very clear by signage - and by the rear sliding door being set up so it could only be opened a couple of centimetres (literally) - that these courtyards were out of bounds.
It was clear that the fences between the courtyards didn't go all the way to the rear fence, meaning it would be possible to walk through from one to another. I assume this is why we weren't allowed to use them. But having recently stayed at the Belvoir Motel in Wodonga and made use of the private courtyard there, this seemed a loss, especially as the weather was very warm.
The other problem with the rear door being only able to be opened a tiny bit meant that it was virtually impossible to get fresh air into the room at night, which in turn meant wasting electricity and using the air conditioner (which made odd noises, incidentally). Surely it would be possible to make the courtyards inaccessible (if this has to be) and still make it possible to open the window to let in some air.
We didn't have breakfast at the motel so I can't comment on that.
By the way, if you have two cars (as we did) do let the owners know. We didn't let them know and were subtly reprimanded on check out...
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Albury
- Albury Best Western