We stayed here in January 2014 for 2 days. We never checked any reviews as we have stayed in many similar parks around SA and never had a problem with any of them. Sure, some are better than others but they all had the basics. This place was the most depressing, bleak, dirty and run down that I have ever experienced. Stayed with my wife and 2 kids. Just the look of the place from the road says it all. Don't take my word for it, look at it yourself before you stay. No need to book as they will always have rooms.
We stayed for 2 nights in a 2 bedroom unit. Some facts : the place is very old and has clearly seen better days. Maintenance seems to be limited to essential services only. The bitumen is cracked and patchy everywhere. Everything looks well used and abused and just made to function. The site situated on a steep hill. Kids can’t ride bikes or scooters or boards. No undercover parking. No air conditioning. The unit did have a heater. Dirty bathroom (ran a tissue on the floor and it was black). Cobwebs in kitchen and bedroom. Plastic chairs (the type you would use outside) inside as your dining chairs. The room had a terrible smell, it reeked of being closed for months.
I spoke with the desk person the next day and mentioned the smell and cleanliness issue and the result was a torrid of excuses about everything from the weather to the government. We paid upfront for two nights and seriously considering leaving that day and forfeiting our money as it was that bad.
The main issue here I think is that it is marketed as a holiday resort which it clearly is not. The owners should be more honest in how they present the accommodation. We paid 150 a night and this is way too much for what you receive. It needs to be advertised more as a budget, backpacker type of place as this is the type for market that it is suitable for. Trying to pass it off as anything else is asking for more reviews like this.
I’ll sum it up this way, I would not stay here again even if I was offered the accommodation for free, let alone at any price. Our holiday experience was ruined by this stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Limestone Coast Tourist Park is located in a quiet rural setting 3km from the centre of Mount Gambier. The park is set well back off the highway and affords excellent views across Mount Gambier. Offering a wide range of accommodation from overnight en suite brick cabins to large 2 & 3 bedroom family units. The park provides a fully equipped camp kitchen (ideal for school groups, clubs, coach tours). Other facilities include a fully equipped laundry, undercover barbecues, children's playground, basketball and kiosk. ... more less
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