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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As per other reviews great location and whilst the building is a bit on the older side, the rooms are good, clean and tidy. If you don't mind something a bit older, then this hotel is good value for money and allow you great access to Glenelg restaurants and beach.

Thank blc11
GlenelgManager, General Manager at Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites, responded to this review

Hi blc11, Thank you for your kind review; we love feedback from all our guests as it helps us exceed their expectations. As you mentioned, our location does provide great access to nearby restaurants and the Glenelg beach. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Adelaide, Kind regards, Rob General Manager More 

Alice Springs, Australia
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267 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This motel is in a perfect position with regards to entertainment, restaurants, trams and beach. The staff were excellent and helpful and there certainly was no complaint with service. I did notice after I left, I had been charged for breakfast however this was supposed to be included in my price. (Did not have breakfast on my second morning thank... More 

Thank Xanerin
GlenelgManager, Owner at Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites, responded to this review

Hi Xanerin, Thank you for your review. We appreciate all feedback as it helps us exceed out clients expectations. Thank you for highlighting our great location, service and excellent security. It appears we may have inadvertently charged you for a breakfast that maybe was part of a Bed and Breakfast package. Please contact us on 08 82945822 and ask for... More 

Canberra, Australia
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38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a never ending wait at reception as the receptionist answered call after call whilst she apologised I thought I would have been a priority to check in.. My Room was clean and comfortable however a little old fashion although the location certainly makes up for it! Check out wasn't easy I had to leave early and it was tricky... More 

Thank Sarah C
GlenelgManager, General Manager at Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites, responded to this review

Hi Sarah C, Thank you for your feedback as it helps us meet our clients expectations. We apologise for the delay in checking you in but the front desk does get busy from time to time and we appreciated your patience. As you mentioned, our rooms are clean and comfortable and our location is brilliant. Checking out is easy as... More 

Sydney, Australia
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73 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Yes, from the outside this motel looks like the last 40 years have passed it by but it is in a fabulous spot, only a minute from the beach, Jetty Road, trams, restaurants etc. Our room was fine, a reasonable size and very clean, with a comfortable bed and extra pillows, and double glazing and block out curtains so quiet... More 

Thank Vandrhen
GlenelgManager, General Manager at Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites, responded to this review

Hi Vandrhen, Thank you for your review. We are pleased you found many of our features to your liking, such as our block out curtains and double glazing which enhance your sleep. Also our clean rooms, comfy beds, extra pillows, new bathrooms, great hairdryers, free Wi-Fi, and hot breakfast also got a rave review from you for which we are... More 

Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place looks like it is stuck in the '70s, but don't be fooled. This was a last minute booking for business and I was concerned that the place was going to be horrible based on the photos. I was pleasantly surprised. Yes, it is outdated and the décor is very old BUT what is important to me when travelling... More 

Thank Miranda R
GlenelgManager, General Manager at Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites, responded to this review

Dear Miranda R, Thank you for your review. We appreciate all feedback as it assists us in exceeding our clients expectations. Our building was built in the mid seventies but it has been renovated every few years, the last being 2010. Gloss Cherry wood was all the rage then in interior décor but design changes every few years. Our next... More 

Sterling, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I highly question whether some of the reviews here are "inside jobs". This motel is terribly outdated. Be warned and deserves no more than 2-2 1/2 stars at best. Basically the quality of Motel 6 or Super 8. Bed is very uncomfortable. Toilets were clean but was afraid to take socks off on the stained, ancient carpet. Nice location on... More 

Thank Frank P
GlenelgManager, General Manager at Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites, responded to this review

Hi Frank P, Thank you for your review because here at the Ensenada we value all feedback as it helps us meet our customers expectations. We are disappointed we did not exceed your expectations. Our property is fairly rated as 4 star and was totally refurbished in 2010. In addition, all our reviews are submitted by like TripAdvisor members just... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We stayed at the Ensenada for a 3 night getaway from our rat race. What a gem. From the first contact by phone to the lovely Julie who helped me out with a technical glitch when I was booking through a 3rd party website. We were welcomed by a friendly fellow and escorted to our suite (no.42). The room was... More 

Thank Vanessaaussie
GlenelgManager, General Manager at Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites, responded to this review

Thank you Vanessaaussie for your feedback. We're pleased you loved the self-contained suite and the large bathroom and towels. We aim to do all those old-fashioned services like cleaning car windows as we feel it is part of hospitality, at least here at the Ensenada Motor Inn it is. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit... More 

Canberra, Australia
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217 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I can't tell you the last time I've been 'escorted' to, and guided around my room by a hotel receptionist! Such an old fashioned little motor inn located just off the end of the tram line in Glenelg, it was just what we needed for a bed to sleep and a place to shower for the weekend. The beds were... More 

Thank Ronni68
GlenelgManager, General Manager at Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites, responded to this review

Hello Ronni68, Thank you for your review. We love it when clients take the time to submit a review as all feedback assists us in meeting our clients expectations. Yes, we are a little old-fashioned in our service area; that is we still love to exceed in giving good service. It's better to show a guest to their room rather... More 

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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Room was very clean facing the street across road from the coast of Glenelg. Queen size bed the rooms are accessed by stairs as there is no lift and free secure car parking at rear Bed would have been more comfortable if the bottom sheet had fitted bed and could have been tucked in. Two bus coaches running at 5... More 

Thank Tricia L
Bonalbo, Australia
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72 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I spent four nights at the Ensenada. The rooms were very well equipped, always spotless and comfortable. The staff were excellent, very helpful. patient and friendly. I recommend this motel which is a very short walk to the beach and close to all facilities in Glenelg. On top of this the prices were very good value.

1 Thank Peter W
GlenelgManager, General Manager at Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites, responded to this review

Hello Peter W, Thank you for your review. We appreciate your positive feedback as it help us exceeds our customers expectations. Our location is recognised by many as one of our great features and we our most pleased to hear that our staff were helpful, patient and friendly. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Adelaide,... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Ensenada Motor Inn & Suites has a selection of accommodation including Executive & Deluxe Motel Rooms, Self-contained Suites and two bedroom Holiday Apartments. •FREE Wi-Fi available in all motel rooms, suites and holiday apartments. •FREE secure parking available onsite. •Holiday Apartments are located nearby at 16 & 29 Colley Terrace. We are ideally situated opposite picturesque Colley Reserve, only a one minute walk to the golden sands of Glenelg Beach and adjacent to Moseley Square, famous for its cafes, restaurants and tram service to the Adelaide City CBD. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites

Address: 13 Colley Tce, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia (Formerly Best Western Adelaide)
Region: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Glenelg
Price Range: $147 - $314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 39
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Also Known As:
Best Western Glenelg
Glenelg Best Western
Ensenada Motor Inn And Suites Glenelg, South Australia
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#4 Luxury Hotel in Glenelg
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“Get a back room, no view but not facing a busy road”
 of 5 bubbles blc11, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the beach side may be a little noisier with windows opened, but you do get ocean glimpses!”
 of 5 bubbles Vandrhen, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Suite 42 can be a little noisy but we didn't find it a real problem”
 of 5 bubbles Vanessaaussie, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“A higher floor is always my preference”
 of 5 bubbles R8613XHpeterw, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“avoid room 13 at all costs”
 of 5 bubbles F5134PDmarier, 29 May 2016 | Read review
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