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Shelly Beach Motel

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510 Esplanade, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Urangan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014
Anja_Rudz Brisbane, Australia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a few nights while visiting Hervey Bay. The room was basic but clean and had everything we wanted. We choose this place because all rooms have a balcony looking at the water. Owners were very friendly and willing to assist us. We will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My wife spotted the Shelly Beach Motel on TripAdvisor.....and we are delighted with it. Spent 3 nights here late Sept and toured Fraser Island and did Whale Watch....both excellent. Thanks for your homely welcome and all your help. Roger and Linda Keynes, touring from Portsmouth England.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Spent my birthday here in 2012 & the owners are fabulous and helpful! They helped my partner book a whale watching tour and organise a beautiful breakfast. . We stayed on the ground floor and it was perfect.

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Toogoom, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Moving to Tasmania, we made a booking at the Shelly Beach Motel for our last night in Queensland after living here for nearly thirty years. Always driving past nearly every second day, it looked okay but quaint. Actually staying there, was an extremely pleasant time. We got a room with a queen bed and two single chairs with foot rests... More 

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Eidsvold
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Despite this being one of the older motels along the beach, it's still a great place to relax & enjoy the area. The rooms are spotlessly clean and have undergone some great upgrading since our last visit . The price is kept low by the owners decision not to service the rooms daily, rather to ask guests to let them... More 

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Laidley, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

An older motel, I'm guessing early 70s, but in just as good a condition as when it was first opened. Good size rooms, comfortable bed, pleasant owners and just over the road from the beach. Large grassed area out the back and a communal BBQ area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

After having felt anxious,traveling from one motel to another, booking on a day by day basis it was great to find one we were happy to stay for a few days together. Situated on the esplanade and only 50 meters from the safest swimming beach, north facing, Tina and Deb made us very welcome. The rooms are clean, well appointed,... More 

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Lake Geneva
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We spent a night at Shelly Beach on our way out of Fraser Island. We had a very comfortable room with a nice view on the sea, and had dinner in a good Italian restaurant only minutes away (Santini's). The owner of the Shelly Beach was very friendly and welcoming, and even took us to the airport the next morning... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

During our stay in Harvey Bay we stayed at this hotel. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Although it's a bit outdated the room is large and clean as is the carpet and bathroom. The room has a LCD TV and air conditioning. The bed and pillows are good as well. The beach is across the street of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stayed there for a night before leaving to Lady Elliot Island. The room is not really worth mentioning - clean, big enough, but nothing special. The owner however was really friendly and she gave us a great tip where to go and have something to eat - the coast restaurant.

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