This motel is named after a pioneer woman. Canadians will know what we mean when we say it reminds us of the Okanagan in the 1960s. The manager was friendly and helpful. Our large room with kitchenette was basic, clean and quiet but had no toiletries.
Get out of the City holiday
Pat339on 24/02/2017 04:16
We were made welcome by James who booked us into a room furtherest away from the main street. It was a large, self-contained room also suitable for guests with disabilities. The bed and flatter style pillows was very comfortable and the room was very quiet. The shower was great and the mirror in the bathroom had good lighting. We did not make use of the stove as we ate out.
In the centre of Augusta
PeterJT46on 20/01/2017 10:06
This 1960's style motel, "Augusta's Georgiana Molloy Motel" has clean rooms but the managers seem to be more reactive than proactive in keeping the verandahs clean and heaters and bbq's in working order.
Staff are friendly and very helpful and parking is convenient.
It is only a short walk to town or the bakery.
The front and back veranda's need sweeping and the cobwebs removed, especially from the bbq's. Shrubs near paths to units need cutting back and the small bbq's need maintenance, it wasn't until we got to the third bbq that we got one fully functioning and then it wasn't super clean. Lighting in the rooms seemed to be provided by 40 watt globes.
One of the power points wasn't working.
The units are not air-conditioned and in our unit the power point that the fan plugged into didn’t work. There were two heaters in our unit, but we had to do some shuffling to get them connected to functioning power points. We couldn't get one of the heaters working.
The motel boasts daily room servicing, but this didn't happen while we were there. We had to ask for the towels to be replaced and one of the replacement towels had blood on it.
Sound proofing of rooms is not great and you can enjoy, or not, your neighbor's choice of TV show or music depending on the volume they select.
Despite being built in the 60's or 70's it is a clean and convenient place to stay, even though they don't provide tissues. We would stay here again.
Theresa Hon 07/12/2016 12:34
This motel has some good points but the bad outweigh the good, there appear to only be two hotels in the town so maybe it's not necessary to update or improve because choice is limited. Rooms have a kitchen area that includes an oven, microwave, fridge, toaster and kettle plus some crockery, cutlery and saucepans which came in handy for use as eating out choices in the town are also limited. The bed with sheets and blanket was very soft and not very comfortable, heating comes in the form of an electric oil heater and cooling comes in the form of a wall mounted fan, wifi was terrible and a code is required from reception but can only be used on one device. Lighting in the room was inadequate and the bathroom was dated and not very clean, the owner was friendly enough when we had a brief chat with him but didn't advise on check out time or any facilities that might have been available. Overall we found the motel to be disappointing
NeilandBarbaraon 05/12/2016 21:51
We called in here as it was getting late after visiting the Lighthouse. It looked fine from the outside, and the check in was efficient, but the room was quit tatty and really needed an upgrade. It was very cold and we struggle initially to get the heater working. It was Ok for a one night stay, but dated.