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4.1 out of 5

"The bed was very comfortable, the rooms were quiet and warm. There was also a lot of space, which meant using the room was also easy. The streaming ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 21 May 2022

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Hotel Description

At Southgate Motel you'll be within a 20-minute stroll of Cave Gardens and Mount Gambier Catholic Parish. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

The restaurant, The Gates, is open for breakfast and dinner. For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own lounge bar. Enjoy the sauna, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, kids' swimming pool, and pool loungers. A conference center and a business center are among the business amenities offered. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a snack bar/deli, and laundry facilities. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM. There's also the convenience of RV/bus/truck parking.

Places within a 30-minute walk of this 4-star Mount Gambier hotel include Mount Gambier Central and Olympic Park.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$150* Per night/room 6 Jul. - 7 Jul.

Deluxe Room, King Twin

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Premier Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Southgate Motel ratings based on 422 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Southgate Motel

Everyone (208) Couples (143) Business (2) Family (65)
4 out of 5
The bed was very comfortable, the rooms were quiet and warm. There was also a lot of space, which meant using the room was also easy. The streaming to TV was fantastic.

Posted by on 21 May 2022

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5 out of 5
The room was modern, clean, and spacious, with comfortable bed.

Posted by on 19 Apr. 2022

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3 out of 5
Rear rooms back on to main highway. Even though they are double glazed the frequent truck traffic is distracting. Windows are sealed so no fresh air.

Posted by on 28 Mar. 2022

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 18 Mar. 2022

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4 out of 5
Comfort and the pool, sauna

Posted by on 24 Jan. 2022

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3 out of 5
Bathroom was dirty and found a smelly towel wrapped around leaking pipes under the sink in the bathroom. Liquid soap container in shower was nearly empty

Posted by on 18 Jan. 2022

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4 out of 5
We enjoyed our bath on our and enjoyed the pool and spa area

Posted by on 4 Jan. 2022

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5 out of 5
The property was well situated in Mt Gambier. The rooms were clean and well looked after. We only met one staff member, but she was very friendly. We were disappointed due to the restaurant was not open for the 3 nights we were there. Very annoying, as this was the main reason we booked at this motel. Otherwise our stay was pleasant.

Posted by on 29 Sep. 2021

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3 out of 5
I did not like check in process as I got wrong locker password ,

Posted by on 1 Sep. 2021

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4 out of 5
Easy check in and check out. Quiet, clean and spacious room with a very comfortable bed.

Posted by on 30 May 2021

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Property Features

Southgate Motel offers its guests an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a children's pool. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. A terrace, barbecue grills, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Southgate Motel. Self parking is free. This 4-star Mount Gambier hotel is smoke free.

  • 52 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 80 sq ft of conference space
  • Deli
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Southgate Motel offers 52 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

The Gates - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or spa tub without adult supervision.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:30 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:30 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pet Policy

  • 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 may be 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 guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, and Eurocard. Cash is not accepted.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 48 hours
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 15 and AUD 22 per person (approximately)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

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

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in September and close in April.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.