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Red Carpet Motel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very clean and air con worked well,the owner is very hospitable and we would definitely stay again,next time we would like to try the renovated room.Good value for money and all you need when having a short stay.Thank you Joy...

Pluses....Clean and tidy room comfortable bed Air con good looks like room had been recently refurbished didnt use any of the other facilities dinning room and Pool available looked ok. Service could be a little better no towels first day even though they said they would bring some up so had to go down next morning to get some. Room wasnt serviced second day. Other things though not a big deal no tissues in room and no telephone. But for school holiday time was very good value for money.

Rooms probably need a bit of refurbishment but overall, a clean and comfortable stay. Nice and close to the beautiful Umpherston Sinkhole and Blue Lake. There’s also a friendly galah bird in the reception area which was cute.

The hotel was awful. I walked into the reception area and the carpet was full of dirt. Not a great first impression! The room was also dirty, the sheets and towels didn't smell as if they were clean. There was a blood stain on the bed. When I asked for a refund I was told that wasn't possible, whilst the lady smirked. Luckily I found alternative accommodation last minute.

A large group of motor cyclists stayed for several days at The Red Carpet. We were treated as community members by the staff and made to feel at home from before we arrived. Rooms are clean and tidy, there is free WiFi and a pool/bbq area. Joy, the manager is approachable and wants each guest to be as comfortable as possible. If you have any special needs, let her know beofre arriving and she will do all she can to accommodate, I am mobility impaired and stayed in a room thet made my stay very comfortable. Reasonabley priced and close to all the attractions we will be returning.

On an overnight stay in Mount Gambier in September, my husband and I stayed at the Red Carpet Motel. This is basic accommodation, but the room was clean and comfortable and for the price, I think we got good value. The staff were very pleasant, and the motel was within walking distance of "downtown" dining, and very nearby to a good café for breakfast the next morning. No complaints.

Would never stay there again, old, tired and dirty. Air conditioning didn’t work, cobwebs in the corners, mould and hair in the shower, stains on the carpet, cracks in the walls. Because the air conditioner didn’t work had to have the door open and then had to put up with the smokers on the balcony. All the pot plants were dead on the balcony which I think indicates the lack of TLC in this establishment.

Stayed overnight at The Red Carpet Motel. Clean room and small but serviceable bathroom, fridge, microwave, toaster and tea/coffee making facilities. Crockery stored in the microwave. TV with good reception, reverse cycle air conditioner that worked well. This is a motel so all the room doors are external, we parked right in front of the room. Only a few hundred metres to Woolworths and less distance to the local pub. We slept well despite noise from other guests, the bed was comfortable. Water pressure in the shower was very low.

Good motel for the tariff we paid. Room we stayed in was clean, however the unit needs a bit of TLC, comfortable beds. Well situated and within walking distance to CBD, Cave Gardens and Umpherston Sinkhole, 8 minutes drive to Engelbrecht Cave and10 minutes drive to the Blue Lake.

This motel is excellent value for the price with clean rooms and it's quiet. I stay often in Mt Gambier and for the price I think this is the best value option in town. Check in always easy and quick. If your expectations are aligned to the price then you will be pleased with the red carpet motel.

193 Commercial Street East Mount Gambier SA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

Red Carpet Motel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Mount Gambier Central and Vansittart Park. This 3-star motel welcomes guests with 40 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's near the airport and also close to Olympic Park and Blue Lake Reserve.


For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


All 40 air-conditioned rooms feature refrigerators, electric kettles, and ironing boards. TVs come with digital channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Red Carpet Motel enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Additional amenities include a garden and barbecue grills.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

61.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 133 reviews