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Taft Motor Inn
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Taft Motor Inn
Ranked #4 of 8 Glenelg B&B and Inns
Reviewed 21 April 2013

If you want to be close to the beach and close to the main strip of Glenelg, then Taft is for you.
It is about 2 blocks back from the beach (maybe a 3 min walk), and just off the main strip enough that you dont get all the noise.
The Taft was quite basic, but clean. The bathroom was a bit small - with the toilet wedged in the corner.
Our biggest problem was not having anywhere to hang our beach towels and swimmers etc anywhere in the room or nearby (although there is one clothesline on the grounds available for guests)
We had very little to do with the office staff, so cannot comment on that.
A big plus was that it had free parking, athough the spots are very tight and if one person doesnt park between the lines, it does stuff up everyone.

Room Tip: If you are meant to get free breakfast, you will need to go to the office daily to pick up the form...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 February 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights after a last minute decision to go to the beach and our usual haunts were fully booked. The couple who run the place are incredibly friendly and helpful without being overbearing and indeed all the staff seemed to constantly smile. The units are clean and well equipped and the main pool made a delightful place to relax. There is also a very shallow toddler pool which was great for our youngest child, coupled with swings and big grassy area that is fenced off for kids to run about in. There is a beautifully warm spa and full barbecue facilities. While the hotel is not actually on the beach it is barely a 2 minute walk and being that block back it was quieter than other places we have stayed in the evening. We will definitely be returning!

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

stayed in a standard room.everthing was clean and tidy with everthing you needed supplied.
Good position to walk to shops restaurants etc on jetty road.Not a high standard of motel but ok if position and price are what you are looking for.Lady on desk not very friendly.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

Have just arrived back in New Zealand after spending a week with friends at the Taft Motor Inn in Glenelg.
We could not fault this place. The accommodation was great with our own kitchen facilities, great staff and the daily service for clean towels and anything else we required we just left a note and it was done.
Very handy to all shopping, trams and buses into town and of course the beautiful beach and cafes.
Definately would stay at the TAFT again.

Room Tip: We were upstairs and it was great.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 February 2012

The room was fine, asked for a quiet room and got the room right at the back. Nice to have a little kitchenette. However, during the night we were both woken up several times by very loud thunderess noises that were probably caused by rattling windows. There were trucks driving past and parked in front of our room at all hours even though it seemed like a quiet street. In addition, the curtains are badly designed so that even when they are closed (one you couldn't actually open) you can see straight in the bed from the street. Mattress was not great either. Not impressed.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Reviewed 23 October 2011

During our recent driving tour of South Australia and Victoria we found this was about the best accommodation we had. It could not be faulted in any way: location, friendliness, cleanliness (spotless!), layout, price, etc, etc. The beds and furnishuings generally were excellent. We would definitely always stay there and recommend it unreservedly to others.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 March 2010

We recently attended a wedding and were in need of accommodation for one night (a public holiday on the monday) and all the other hotels in glenelg wanted a 2 night minimum so they were good in the fact that we could just stay the one night. The rooms are a little outdated but ok for a quick place to sleep. Our parents babysat the children at the hotel while we attended the wedding. The staff can provide portacots, highchairs and baby baths which was also a bonus. Checkin was at 2pm however as we had the wedding to attend we were able to get in at 12pm without extra charge. The beds were only doubles which were a little small i thought that it was ok comfortable wise but my fellow travellers didnt like the beds at all. Apartments included kitchen with stove, microwave, kettle, toaster etc. Great location, Great service and good value but if you were staying for a long time i would reccommend another newer apartment complex in glenelg.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with family
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Address: Motel 18 Moseley St, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Glenelg
Amenities:
Kitchenette
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Ranked #4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Glenelg
Price Range: £76 - £98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Taft Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
Best Western Glenelg

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