Located only 11km from the heart of Adelaide and 30 minutes from the beautiful Barossa Valley, this budget motel in Pooraka is ideally situated for your next visit to the city. You’ll fall in love the Mediterranean charm and never want to leave!
There are 27 comfortable units available, including – single rooms (with a queen bed), queen rooms, twin rooms (with a queen and single beds), triple rooms (with three single beds), family rooms (with a queen and two single beds), and large family rooms (with a queen and three single beds). Interconnecting rooms may be available upon request.
Each of the rooms at the Pavlos Motel features an ensuite bathroom, television, heating and cooling, bar fridge, electric blankets, toaster, kettle, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, and a hairdryer. All linen is also provided and rooms are serviced daily for guest convenience. Cots can also be made available at an additional charge of $10 per day.
The Bridgeway Hotel is located on Bridge Road, 800m along Pratt Avenue. They offer great pub meals, pokies and a TAB.
The swimming pool and BBQ area is the perfect place to relax. The pool is open daily from October to April between 9:00am and 9:00pm (weather permitting) and BBQ utensils can be collected from reception.
Continental breakfasts are available daily; simply fill out the order form, return it to reception and it will be delivered to your room (either that evening or the next morning). The Pavlos Motel dining room (which comfortably seats 30 people) is also available on request for group stays. A common use kitchen is also available for group stays, however, charges do apply.
There is an onsite laundry that is available for guest use; please enquire at reception for more information. There is also ample parking available for trailers, trucks and other large vehicles.
When staying at this accommodation in Pooraka, we hope that you will take the time to explore the surrounding area, including: Port Adelaide, Two Wells, Elizabeth, Millbrook, North Haven, Gawler and Crafers.
If you’re planning to stay at the Pavlos Motel sometime in the near future, we’re sure that you’ll be interested in some of the local attractions. The good news is that there is plenty to see and do for visitors of all ages.
For a taste of culture, we recommend heading to North Terrace. This hub is home to the Art Gallery of South Australia (which has over 38,000 amazing pieces from national and international artists in its collection), Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery (which features more than 3000 artefacts), and the Adelaide Festivals Centre (which is host to a number of major events, including the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and the Come Out Children’s Festival).
If you happen to be travelling during the summer, we’re sure that you’ll want to hit the nearest beach to cool down. Some of the popular locations in the area include: Brighton Beach (walk along the cliffs for some spectacular views of the city), West Beach, Henley Beach, Grange Beach, Semaphore Beach, North Haven (which is also home to the boat marina), Sellicks Beach, Aldinga Beach and who can forget the most famous of them all, Glenelg (only 12km away).
Want to get up close and personal with the local wildlife? The Adelaide Zoo houses more than 300 different species of animal (be sure to checkout their star attraction, giant pandas Wang Wang and Funi). The Monarto Zoo is known for being the largest open range zoo. If you’re interested in a day trip, head to Kangaroo Island where you can walk through a colony of Australian sea lions or enjoy one of the many walks (suited to all skill levels).
If you want to learn more about Adelaide’s history, we recommend checking out the South Australian Museum, Migration Museum, Ayers House Museum, Maritime Museum, National Railway Museum, and the South Australian Aviation Museum. As Adelaide is also known as the “City of Churches”, you should also pay a visit to some of these masterpieces (such as St Francis Xavier Cathedral and St Peter’s Cathedral), some of which have survived since the 1800s.
When you’re looking for a little retail therapy, we recommend exploring one of the city’s markets or heading to one of the major shopping precincts. As for markets, the Adelaide Central Market is probably the most-visited but there are plenty of others to explore. Rundle Mall offers a unique shopping experience with over 700 retail stores, 3 major department stores and 15 arcades. If you’re interested in boutique shopping, we recommend heading to Glenelg.
Being located so close to the famous Barossa Valley, paying a visit to the renowned wine region is a must. There are a number of vineyards and cellar doors in the area, so be sure that you drop into one or two for a tasting. Some of the more popular ones include: Domain Barossa, Grant Burge Wines, Jacob’s Creek, Penfolds, Peter Lehmann Wines, Rockford Wines, Seppeltsfield, and Wolf Blass Wines. Pick up a bottle or two to take home with you!