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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Buffalow is an older motel but it seems recently refurbished. Clean rooms, good beds and great bedding. The service was exellent and the manager was ever so helpful with room allocation changes. The rooms could do with double glazing as it is on the main road to the beach, marina, restaurants and party precinct and on the flight pass.

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Southport, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this hotel for one night prior to interstate flight. Budget accomodation. Clean . However, asked for a quiet room and got a room on the main road into Glenelg... Very little sleep due to cars, couples arguing in the street and horribly noisey air conditioner. Wouldn't stay again

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Woombye, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made the booking on line and was pleasantly surprised on arriving to find a lass who was pleasant and helpful and appeared to be available right throughout out stay. Parking was readily available on site with no extra charge although we did have to carry our bags from the car and up a set of stairs to our room. The...

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Port Pirie, Australia
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We stayed at the Buffalo Motel prior to taking an interstate flight. Free parking onsite was a plus. The rooms were clean and nice. This particular room was upstairs only accessible via outside stairway. It was a block away from Jetty Road and the Glenelg beach. The Watermark Hotel All you Can Eat Buffet is right across the road and...

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GRE_Adelaide, Manager at Buffalo Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are pleased to hear that you found our rooms to be suitable and presentable for your short stay in Glenelg. Our location is a great asset, as we are within walking distance to many great restaurants and various facilities available in Glenelg. We look forward to welcoming you...

Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I booked three nights accommodation on the 19/7 through a online booking agency. I tried to cancel the accommodation booking on the 28/7 through the agency and was being redirected to another web page that has an error message. I then contacted the hotel directly to advise my situation. They emailed me back and told me I had to cancel...

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GRE_Adelaide, Manager at Buffalo Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It saddens us that this review has been posted on Tripadvisor. All Team members at this property provided advise to you as per Terms & Conditions of booking via a Third party site, and that is, that you need to Cancel the booking via the site you made the original booking -in this case Expedia. The onus is...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Arriving late, with dark approaching, I pulled into the buffalo motel with hesitation. The front desk was very welcoming and friendly. Being alone I only required somewhere to crash for the night, as I could not find my destination in time. I was surprised how clean the room was for the price ($95.00). Every thing you would need for the...

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2Thank Eric J
Kincumber, Australia
Reviewed 2 May 2016

This Motel is in a convenient location.Staff very friendly and rooms clean .Reasonably priced and quiet for being on a larger road. Only problem was the pillows were like rocks but the bed was very comfortable

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2Thank Robyn T
Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Easy to find and well-located for walking to restaurants--5 - 7 minutes to Marina ones and 10 - 15 to Jetty Road ones. Rooms are predictable--comfortable and with basic amenities. Free wifi. Staff could be better versed in where to find restaurants...

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Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

We were greeted warmly on arrival and our room was clean and tidy. Very traditional for a standard motel room and comfortable. Well located close to the shops and Glenelg beach with ample parking if needed. A perfect place for a short stay on a budget.

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2Thank Andrew R
Victor Harbor, Australia
Reviewed 19 February 2016

cheap night stay in clean tidy place with huge spa and great veiws of the park across the road, eazy walking distance to everything in glenelg and beach 3 mins walk away not to far away is plenty of very nice restaurants on the marina

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  • Free Parking
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in seaside Glenelg overlooking picturesque Holdfast Shores Marina and Wigley Reserve. The closest motel to the beach, just a short walk to the many cafes, restaurants and hotels and cosmopolitan Jetty Road Shopping. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buffalo Motor Inn

Address: 766 Anzac Hwy, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Glenelg
Price Range: ₹ 5,662 - ₹ 8,155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Buffalo Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 34
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“Make sure room is not facing the road.”
 of 5 bubbles U2Sisters, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Could request car park on ground level with room nearby!”
 of 5 bubbles austrav2015, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms downstairs are more convenient, and you can walk to all on offer.”
 of 5 bubbles EricJ916, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Top floor is probably better if possible”
 of 5 bubbles robynt357, 1 May 2016 | Read review
“ask for ground floor if you have heavy bags”
 of 5 bubbles BeirutMoores, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
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