Glenelg Motel is located on a main suburban road in Glenelg, about 10 mins walk from the town centre, and about 10 mins drive from Adelaide Airport. The motel site is set back from the road, so there is no problem with road noise, but is near the airport flight path, so does suffer from occasional aircraft noise from departing jets, which can be obtrusive in the early morning.
The property consists of several older single-storey motel blocks with free off-road parking immediately outside each room. The property also offers a small swimming pool and a breakfast room, neither of which we used.
We had quite a spacious 'deluxe' room with a queen bed and single bed, sofa and coffee table, desk/dressing table and two chairs. The ensuite was of average size with a shower. Decor and furnishings were perfectly serviceable, if a bit tired. There was in-room WIFI Internet available for a fee, but we found the range of time and usage options both expensive and confusing. In-room WIFI should be a standard free feature these days, as it is in many similar motels. One drawback of the room was the absence of iron and ironing board provided in the room - one of the very few cases we have met. We did find the room walls very thin, so we could hear conversations and TV in the neighbouring rooms. The room was clean and regularly serviced.
The front desk staff were friendly and helpful and gave us maps and local information to help with our stay.
Overall, we found the Glenelg Motel a reasonably comfortable location for a short stay, without really standing out from the crowd.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 39 Clean Affordable Units With Friendly Staff And Close Proximity To Jetty Road,restaurants, Shopping Centres, Major Hospitals, Morphettville Race Course, Airport & Golf Courses ... more less
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