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Rocky Gardens Motor Inn

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292-306 Lower Dawson Rd, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Toowoomba, Australia
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff, clean room but small. The restaurant food is way over priced ($33 for a steak, chips and vege) and nothing special. Location is ok with a park over the road and convenience store next door.

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Kay H, Manager at Rocky Gardens Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Samantha Thank you for your review. It is disappointing that you did not find 'Ferns Restaurant' up to standard. Our research shows that our prices are on par with other local restaurants, and we also pride ourselves in serving one of the best steaks in town. I do hope you passed on your comments to the staff in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

A great weeks stay with good customer service ,John and Margret went to extra lenghs to make us feel at home Great service , clean and tidy rooms Restaurant on site good food Thanks for a great week John and Margret we will be back

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Kay H, Manager at Rocky Gardens Motor Inn, responded to this review

Good Morning Thank you for such a great review. John and Margaret are our relief managers and do a wonderful job in our absence. We will ensure you comments are passed on to them. with Kind Regards Kay and Ray Managers More 

Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

Rooms were moderate size, comfortable to stay a few nights. Bathroom was new and fresh looking, nice finishes. Highway noise was very minimal. The crowning glory is their restaurant- the steaks are unbelievable and you can slice through them with a butter knife (not exaggerating, it was that tender). Chef came out afterwards to check on the meals. Good selection... More 

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Kay H, Manager at Rocky Gardens Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for such a favourable review and your recommendation. Its always nice to hear that guests have had a pleasurable stay. It would be wonderful to welcome you back any time you are back in Rockhampton. With regards Kay and Ray Managers More 

Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

El noisey-o overpriced drabs ville- first of I will say it was clean and tidy, friendly staff, wifi was a bonus....however , imagine pitching a tent next to the Bruce highway and trying to sleep. Well I may as well have done that. Specifically asked for a quiet room up the back, but got a window view of the highway... More 

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Kay H, Manager at Rocky Gardens Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear "fluffyfeet" Thank you for your feedback. It is comments like these that ensure we are aware of what our guests are looking for and what their needs are. All of our family rooms are situated at the back of the motel in the same area and are usually very sort after. We are disappointed that you were not comfortable... More 

Fernvale, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I stayed at this motel and found the grounds and gardens well maintained and neat. The rooms were spacious and spotlessly clean and I loved the fact that there was a large window in the room to allow lots of light and fresh air into the room. Rooms are serviced daily. The restaurant is lovely and the menu quite extensive... More 

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Kay H, Manager at Rocky Gardens Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Lisa K Thank you for your wonderful feedback. It is our pleasure to ensure that all our guests are looked after in a friendly welcoming manner. It was also a pleasure having you stay with us. We would love to welcome you back. With Regards Kay and Ray Managers More 

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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I stayed two weeks at the above Motel they could not do enough for us it was a very busy time for everyone who worked there but they made our stay very comfortable room was nice and clean and tidy - good size rooms. The restaurant the staff great the food good and breakfast too. The road noise a little... More 

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Kay H, Manager at Rocky Gardens Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Ann We appreciate your feedback. It was a very busy time while you were here and to have such positive feedback in regards to the service of the staff and quality of meals shows us that we have a great team committed to provide the best possible service. We are approx. 3klm from the main areas of Rockhampton, but... More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Grounds: Neat, well kept gardens and grounds; sparkling pristine pool Reception: Welcoming, friendly, helpful, great local knowledge. ( Fresh milk for your fridge, a rare but lovely gesture.) Room: Large with lots of natural light, spotlessly clean with modern furnishings, aircon, free WiFi, fridge, microwave, tea coffee making, toaster, utensils and a sink. Restaurant: Hearty breakfast with a multitude of... More 

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Kay H, Manager at Rocky Gardens Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Megelle Ensuring that our guests have a memorable stay is what we are all about at Rocky Gardens Motor Inn. Your wonderful feedback reiterates the fact that we are succeeding, from the helpfulness of our front of house staff to the willingness of our back of house staff to do everything they can to keep up with our standards.... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I stayed at the Rocky Gardens Motor Inn and found the staff and the accommodation very good. The Meals at both breakfast and the evening dinner meal first class not found in many motels. I would highly recommend any one wishing to stay at this motel.

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Kay H, Manager at Rocky Gardens Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments Bob N. We are very happy to hear that Your stay and meals we of such a high standard. We do also suggest a room further to the back of the motel for our guests that tend to be light sleepers, so thank you for adding the room tip in. with Regards Kay and... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is NOT just another motel, its clean, they're welcoming and the food is amazingly good. Kay and Ray could not do enough to make my stay more comfortable, they have constant smiles on their faces and it would seem that they really enjoy being wonderful hosts. The rooms are clean and neat with all amenities functional and well maintained,... More 

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Kay H, Manager at Rocky Gardens Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear LadyJane We really appreciate such wonderful feedback from you. It is such a pleasure for us knowing that we have provided a welcoming environment for you. We also believe that we have a hidden gem with our restaurant and ensure our staff are aware of how much they are appreciated. with Regards Kay and Rau More 

Adelaide, Australia
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I stayed here for 4 nights on business. The rooms were comfortable and clean and the laundry facility was good. Whilst the bathroom has a window, it would have been better if they were fitted with an exhaust fan as traffic can be noisy from the early hours of the morning. The Fern Restaurant is sensational and served some of... More 

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Kay H, Manager at Rocky Gardens Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Rose R Thank you for your feedback. In particular such positive comments about our restaurant are appreciated and welcomed by all staff involved in making the restaurant what it is. Your comments in regards to the noise and the possibility of exhaust fans has been taken on board. We are always looking at ways to ensure a good nights... More 

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