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Gunnedah, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been up and down to Alice since the 60's. Glendambo was built as a stop between Pimba (Woomera) and Kingoonya Pub before Bon Bon and the Twins, then onto Coober Pedy. 50 years on, Glendambo is a nightmare and I wish the bitumen never happened.

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1Thank Mulgamagnet
GlendamboManager, Manager at Glendambo Hotel Motel, responded to this review

Hello, I've read your "review" a few times and every time I can not ascertain anything constructive from it. The purpose of this site is to provide feed back on customer experience. You have just stated the Glendambo "is a nightmare" Are you reviewing the Hotel, the Shell, or BP service station, or just the whole town in general? Did...

Lyndoch, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I last stayed over at Woody's in 1986 - it was at it's peak - earning much deserved State Tourism Awards - all freshly painted and clean, friendly staff and brand new Boy - how things can change - in 30 years I doubt if little has been done except clear out the money from the cash registers We just...

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GlendamboManager, Manager at Glendambo Hotel Motel, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. Yes a lot has changed in 30 years, so let me begin by addressing a few of your points: 1/ Arriving late for dinner: we cannot keep our kitchen staff standing around doing nothing but wait for people who arrive late in the night, our preferred option is to look after our customers...

Alice Springs, Australia
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Staff were great! Rooms are not! So much general maintenance that needs to be done! No fire alarm. Curtains ripped. Dusty behind beds (yes, we do check when you have two asthmatic people in your family), & so on.

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GlendamboManager, Manager at Glendambo Hotel Motel, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. Thank you for your kind comments on our great staff, it's much appreciated. Having said that we would have appreciated it if you had let us know about your issues whilst you were here so we would have had an opportunity to address your concerns or upgrade you to a one of our...

Reviewed 14 December 2016

We arrived late in the evening after a long day on the road, we stayed in a 'standard' room which was perfect for what we needed - comfortable bed, fridge and hot shower. Even though there was other guests in rooms next door it was still quiet. The hotel is impressive and full of history and things to look at....

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Faversham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Considering this is in the middle of a very harsh environment the standard is good. Lovely expected welcome from staff who make the stay as comfy as possible. Lovely airy restaurant attached to nearby cabins. Watch out for critters and keep door to cabin closed as much as possible. Second visit here Well done to the staff.

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Cooma, Australia
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

My father and I stayed here in April 2016 he been 86 just loved the place as I did. We would have liked to have stayed longer. I don't know what people expect our room was more then comfy and clean. Yes there was scale from bore water that's what happens. We had a burger for tea it was yummy...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Last night of our 2 week family holiday, just driven 9 hours, stopped in at Glendambo to see if they had a room for 4. No problem at all room was clean and fresh, went to bar for a nice cold drink, met the couple who was managing the place. They made our family feel so welcome, they even sat...

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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Camped last night in an unpowered site. Went to the pub for dinner and was very impressed with the quality and price of the food. The food being better than a lot of big city pubs. We will be back next time we are passing through!

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is far from being an "exotic oasis", but places like this in outback Australia need to be supported! The caravan park is open and spacious; ablution blocks need lots of attention (which seems to have been started) to match the great hot water! The pub needs a spruce up to match the great pub food (cooked by the receptionist,...

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Kerry S, Manager at Glendambo Hotel Motel, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your review, yes my receptionist is a little gem who is also a great cook and does a fantastic job when I am away! We are working on the job of upgrading our facilities which is a work in progress and takes time given our resources and location, but we are getting there, so thanks for...

Ulladulla, Australia
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We pulled into Glendambo, our site was good and quite level, it had enough room between sites. The generator was no problem. We went to the hotel for a drink with a couple we met there, it was very enjoyable and on the whole is just fine for a stopover

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  • Bar/Lounge
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Address: Stuart St | Glendambo, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Coober Pedy
Number of rooms: 40
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