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“Fawltey Towers in SA” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites

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Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Glenelg
Certificate of Excellence
pakenham, Australia
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24 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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“Fawltey Towers in SA”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

this place is charming. The staff dont give the best Welcome, prefering to ignor you while they complete what they are doing for someone else. A "Hi, be with you in a moment" would go a long way. But once you are being served all is fine. Staff walk you to the room and explain everything. The rooms are good, comfortable and very clean. The decor in hallways and reception is right out of 1970's and I expect Basil Fawltey to come out at any time. I do enjoy my stays here as it is a good location, and quite quaint. regards, Peter

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Canberra, Australia
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36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

We stayed here for a weekend in May/June 2014 and although it is an older hotel, it is kept incredibly clean and the staff are very friendly. The room is a good size, the bed is comfy, it has foxtel, is located in the middle of Glenelg and the staff allowed us to keep our car parked there when we checked out as long as we needed, so we could explore Glenelg some more. Finally, for where it is located, the price is very good.

We would/will stay here again when we are next in Adelaide.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Goolwa, Australia
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158 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

My husband and I celebrated our 48th anniversary at Ensenada. We were in room 6, an executive queen room which was recently refurbished to a great standard.
A couple of negatives, one is the annoying step from the bedroom to the bathroom which one needs to be aware, and two, the toilet area is very small, especially at night. Also, with the reception just outside our door, this meant unfortunately that we could hear conversations from the desk. We were also kept awake with the grating noise from the garage door every time someone came in. So, all in all, not a memorable night to remember!
The location is fantastic however, with great places to eat,within walking distance, plus retail therapy abounds, also, it is close to transport, jetty and beach!

Room Tip: Not near reception. Upstairs would be quieter.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

Husband and I stayed last weekend (2-3 May) for 2 nights. It is in a great location and close to everything in Glenelg. Parking onsite. Staff were friendly and very helpful with anything we asked, even directions to where we had to go for our family birthday lunch. Lots of choice on breakfast menu and was delivered promptly at arranged time to our room. Room was big enough for us and not noisy at all and we were right near reception. Will definitely stay again when in Adelaide.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

Very good location, room a bit small but adequate and had been recently renovated, very clean and staff very helpful. Had the corporate deal which is very good value. Hotel close to everything. Breakfast very good and in room. Recommend for families or corporate. Only negative room access via 3 flights of stairs and no lift due to age of building. Secure carpark a bonus.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Adelaide, Australia
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24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

I have passed this hotel many times and noticed it as it stands out from the outside. We stayed here on a Saturday night and would recommend it, given its location, it was not too noisy at all (but we did have the fan on all night) rooms have been refurbished and the beds are amazingly comfortable. The sink in our room appeared to be the only thing not replaced. Staff were friendly and helpful. The place is very secure at night time. The location is fantastic, and the photos on their website don't do the rooms justice.

I would definately stay here again

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

The outside a little dated, but it is managed very well.

The room I was in suited me well for the purpose of my trip.

I will not hesitate in staying there the next time I visit Glenelg, and the surrounding beachside suburbs.

Thanks Ensenada
Regards
Brendan

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites

Property: Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites
Address: 13 Colley Tce, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia (Formerly Best Western Adelaide)
Region: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Glenelg
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Glenelg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ensenada Motor Inn & Suites has a selection of accommodation including Executive & Deluxe Motel Rooms, Self-contained Suites and two bedroom Holiday Apartments. •FREE Wi-Fi available in all motel rooms, suites and holiday apartments. •FREE secure parking available onsite. •Holiday Apartments are located nearby at 16 & 29 Colley Terrace. We are ideally situated opposite picturesque Colley Reserve, only a one minute walk to the golden sands of Glenelg Beach and adjacent to Moseley Square, famous for its cafes, restaurants and tram service to the Adelaide City CBD. ... more   less 
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Best Western Glenelg
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