Four Forgettable Nights - Absolutely Terrible.
19/08/2017 Aaron S, Queensland, Australia
Let me start by saying i travel a lot. And lately a great deal through South Australia. This is my third trip to Mt Gambier in 3 months and i've tried a few of the local accommodations. This was fa... more
Let me start by saying i travel a lot. And lately a great deal through South Australia. This is my third trip to Mt Gambier in 3 months and i've tried a few of the local accommodations. This was far and away the worst. I arrived after having booked an executive suite to have the 'suggestion' of moving to one of the newer (albeit smaller) rooms. I have to be honest i was already wary as this is a go to move of hotels to leave their bigger rooms open for others but i fell into the trap and agreed to it. Let's start with something that is far more than just a 'nice to have' in the world anymore, the internet. It was near non existent. Even if you could manage to pull of a miracle and actually connect, (I was in one of there 'new' rooms and could barely get one bar on any device and it would drop out constantly) regardless, I couldn't even get on to Google. Secondly the lighting, it's like living in a cave. If you choose not to open the curtains (as they open directly on to the parking lot and street) then the light is absolutely awful. However the absolute worst part of this hotel though is the huge booming noises that come from people moving around on the second floor. These were not just in the daytime but all night as well. I could not work or sleep due to the noise. As well as this the sheets were as rough and uncomfortable as i've seen at a hotel. If they had been washed, you couldn't tell, and i had to remove them due to how horrible they were to have on me. Also as a smaller issue, there is no parking up to the door (like 90% of hotels in Regional SA) which means you have to hike your bags through the hall ways in search of your room. Water pressure lasts for 30 seconds and then disappoints to a dribble. -- For the sake of fairness i will say the bed is comfortable and the heater works well. - Conclusion? Stay somewhere else. Anywhere else. If you are a business traveler you will be hugely disappointed with this hotel. less