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Taft Motor Inn
Ranked #4 of 7 Glenelg B&B and Inns
American River, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very Happy”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

We were delighted to be able to secure ground floor accommodation at such short notice and whilst I realise that was was pot luck and nothing to do with excellent service the manner in which i was greeted and accommodated was lovely. When I walked through the door the welcome was so warm and friendly, I was instantly at home and that was indeed excellent service.. The apartment was clean, tidy and everything we needed for our overnight stay. Such a great location, close to lots of lovely restaurants and of course the beach.
I have stayed in lots of overnight accommodation and this rates as one of the best. Simple, lovely and comfortable.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2014

Nothing flash but for the money you get a clean an Ok sized room, a light breakfast which can be delivered to your room the night before, free parking and a 200 m walk to the shops, restaurants, tram stop. For $5 you also can get onto the internet.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Location is great ... close to the tram, shops & restaurants. While enjoying our stay in this modest motel, I questioned what size the queen size bed in our room was, as it seemed closer to a double size. It was certainly comfortable, but not quite wide enough for my husband & me. Lovely housekeeping staff who should be in reception.

Room Tip: The ground floor was perfect for driving right up to the door of the room. No stairs for older guest...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Canberra, Australia
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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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Adelaide, Australia
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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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Kingston SE, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Property: Taft Motor Inn
Address: Motel 18 Moseley St, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Glenelg
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Glenelg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Taft Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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Best Western Glenelg

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