3.8 out of 5

"This is a cheap hotel so we weren't over expecting when we got there. The room was well set up - a king bed that was very comfortable. The cleanliness ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 02 Apr 2018

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Hotel Description

At Morphett Arms Hotel you'll be 1.2 km (0.7 mi) from Morphettville Racecourse and 3.2 km (2 mi) from Glenelg Beach. Highlights at this hotel include 3 restaurants, 3 bars/lounges and free self parking.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and all 12 rooms feature free WiFi, coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Additionally, fridges and desks are available.

Lounge Bar is open for brunch, lunch and dinner. Sports Bar is the hotel's own sports bar, serving drinks along with breakfast and lunch. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a terrace and express check-out. Continental breakfast is available daily between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM.

Places within a 15-minute drive of this 3-star Glengowrie hotel include Henley Beach and Adelaide Central Market.

Double Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$100 per night

Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Morphett Arms Hotel ratings based on 19 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Morphett Arms Hotel

Everyone (17) Couples (1) Business (1) Family (1)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 12 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 May 2019 by accommodation

Thankyou for your score

2 out of 5

Posted by on 2 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 May 2019 by Admin

Hi there, can you please inform us what we could have done to make your stay better.

4 out of 5
Close to the races, friendly helpful staff at booking in counter

Posted by on 14 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Apr. 2019 by Admin

Thankyou for your review. We are very convenient for anyone going to the races. We are also glad to hear the staff were helpful.

5 out of 5
Very friendly service The room was clean and the food was great.

Posted by on 10 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Apr. 2019 by Admin

Good food and a clean room makes for a great stay. Thankyou for the review

4 out of 5

Posted by on 9 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Jan. 2019 by Admin

Thank you for your kind review.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 17 Dec. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Jan. 2019 by Admin

Thank you for your kind review. We hope to see you again soon.

3 out of 5
This is a cheap hotel so we weren't over expecting when we got there. The room was well set up - a king bed that was very comfortable. The cleanliness of the room was good. The main problem was that there was no pressure in the shower so one couldn't really use the shower - which for me is one of the three things you sort of need in a room: bed, toilet, shower. We reported it and they said they'd look at it before they booked it out again. So if you want a cheap hotel in this area it was ok - but I'd probably check if the shower works before I stay there again.

Posted by on 2 Apr. 2018

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5 out of 5

I am very happy with the quality of my stay

I am very happy with the quality of my stay. The only thing that could of been better, was the mattress as it was extremely firm and rather painful the day after

Posted by , from Adelaide, SA on 8 Sep. 2017

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4 out of 5

Accomodation

Pros: The staff the rooms and the ease of getting around to my appointments.
Cons: Put in a lift
Location: We didn't do any sightseeing.
Everything was lovely and clean and the staff and meals were excellent. The only thing that was not good for me was the fact the rooms were on the first floor with only stairs. I can't do stairs. My fault, and will have to make sure I ask for ground floor accommodation in future.

Posted by , from Mount Gambier on 2 May 2017

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2 out of 5

Harassed by staff and awoken by swearing workmen

Pros: Not much
Cons: Mattresses, noise in the rooms by fridges outside, need ear plugs to be able to sleep. Walls thin can hear everything going on in next door room.
Location: Morphettville racecourse, relatively close to city.
I stayed for two nights. I found the room clean, tidy, but old. At the moment the hotel is being upgraded and downstairs has progressed and looks fantastic. The rooms of which there are approximately 12 need up dating, especially the well worn past their use by dates mattresses. On my first night staying there, i took a 5 minute stroll approximately 10.45pm on a Wednesday night i walked approxmately 100 metres from one entrance to another which led me upstairs to my room. Whilst walking along i heard some noise and noticed kitchen staff emptying rubbish into a bin area behind some gates, i continued on my way in the well lit walkway area and someone called out to me "are you right there", i looked over in the direction of the voice, and saw the two approximately 20 yr old kitchen staff looking at me, one of them again yelled "are you right there", then the other laughed and then they both laughed. I was appalled that whether i was a resident there or a customer didnt seem to matter to these two idiots, they just wanted to harass a woman walking alone on hotel grounds. I did report there actions the following morning and heard nothing more. My checkout was Friday morn, and i was awoken to what i thought was a fight going on in the hallway, i could hear yelling and clanging of ladders. Every 4th work was f..k or f...n, work on building sites by law begins 7 am, they started well before 7am. I would suggest the hotel close the rooms rather than guest endure this. Disgraceful

Posted by , from South Australia on 25 Mar. 2017

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Property Features

There are 3 restaurants on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly Morphett Arms Hotel also features a terrace, a fireplace in the lobby, and express check-out. Free self parking is available. A complete renovation of Morphett Arms Hotel was completed in December 2016. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Glengowrie hotel.

  • 1 floor
  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • 3 dining venues
  • 3 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1947
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Train station: Adelaide Oaklands Station (2.6 km / 1.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Morphett Arms Hotel offers 12 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a shower. This Glengowrie hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM.

Lounge Bar – This tapas bar serves brunch, lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Dining Room – This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Sports Bar – This sports bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday-Saturday: 9 AM-3 PM
  • Sunday-Sunday: 9 AM-noon

Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

This property's front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Saturday: 9 AM - 3 PM
  • Sunday - Sunday: 9 AM - noon

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: AUD 7.50 for adults and AUD 7.50 for children (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Morphett Arms Hotel Glengowrie
  • Morphett Arms Hotel
  • Morphett Arms Glengowrie
  • Morphett Arms
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You should know

  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.