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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I are currently backpacking around Australia - this has definitely been our favorite place so far! We stayed in a 'cell' and had plenty of room. The whole place is so interesting - it's great just to look around. The facilities are five star - great kitchen and lounge area. I would recommend to anyone.

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our cell was very quite first night, second night we had some other people trying to figure out how to use showers/lights in bathroom. Once they figured that out it was quiet again. Staff/owner was very nice and showed us around. Enjoyed the shared living area and kitchen. Thank you for a great stay in a very clean room.

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Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only needed a room for one night on my way from Melbourne to Adelaide, and when I came across the Mount Gambier Gaol on google, I figured, why not?! When I arrived, James opened the door and checked me in, then gave me a quick tour. He also told me to feel free to walk around the grounds and...

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at 3 bedroom unit which is located outside the Gaol. All bedrooms are very spacious. It has good size lounge and separate kitchen and dining area. All the facility you would need for family holidays. Warm welcome from host on arrival.

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Thank Tejas P
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The owner and his father were very welcoming- What great people who are passionate about their Gaol. Nothing was too much trouble. Free Wifi, great spaces within the grounds and ... haha obviously..... secure. A novel and different thing to do - love the common areas, and nooks and crannies around the grounds.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 1 night and we were so impressed with how welcoming our host James was. Gave us so much information on what to do during our quick visit and gave us some background info on the gaol! Really glad we found this little treasure.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Stayed here for one night as part of an organised tour in September 2016. We arrived and dropped our bags off in the rooms and were then given a tour by James. He's obviously passionate about the place after all the time, money and effort that his family has spent to rennovate and get the gaol up and running as...

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South Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Though we only stayed one night, it had a lasting positive impression. The owners were very welcoming, and gave us a mini-tour when we got there, as well as pointing out all the local attractions on an annotated map. Also, the business supports marriage equality, so it is good to know that it is queer-friendly :)

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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were so down when we arrived in the Old Mount Gambier Goal. The hotel had been booked in the last minute by the campervan's agency after several break down on my road trip. The owner Mel was very kind with us, she did all her best to put back the smile on ours faces or to...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Recent visit to mount gambier and got a chance to explore and live in this old gaol, and happy to say that I spend one night there, accomodation with a difference! Not a usual kind of motel but worth visiting and spending a night!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our gaol journey all began with a vision to turn an old debilitated building into a vibrant community asset. We originally hoped to create a new atmosphere that was warm, inviting and both community and family focused.We, along with our two young boys, own and run our family business; we are blessed with the ongoing assistance of our fabulous staff and wonderful family. We have much love for the old building, her history and our spectacular Limestone Coast region and for this reason have opted to remain an independent accommodation provider.We love to travel, enjoy new experiences and meet refreshing people; running the old gaol is allowing us as parents to raise our sons in a beautiful part of Australia whilst still meeting amazing guests from all over the world. Every day we see new faces, are moved and excited by guest’s travel adventures whilst living in an old English prison!We are a young business with many more fun ideas and improvements yet to unveil. We have spent the last three years creating and establishing our business. We are now excited to move onto further promoting who we are and what we have to offer!The Old Mount Gambier Gaol was a functioning 'English Prison' from 1866 to 1994.In 2010 we opened the gaol doors for a new venture. We had a vision to create a place where our community could relax and enjoy various events and where travelers could combine a comfortable stay with a unique experience. Almost three years later we are still pursuing that dream. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Mount Gambier Gaol

Address: Old Goal 25 Margaret St, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290, Australia (Formerly The Jail)
Region: Australia > South Australia > Mount Gambier
Price Range: $74 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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