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Garden City Motor Inn

718 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We often stay here for a weekend stopover in Toowoomba. The motel is in a good position being close to all Toowoomba's main shopping spots. It is also only a short walk away from the local Club where one can get a selection of meals. The rooms are in excellent condition and one could not ask for more....they have everything... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The Garden City is one of your older-style variety of motel. It probably could be said it has seen better days. So, for starters, it is competitively priced (though it must also be said competition between motels in Toowoomba can be intense). My room was clean and of more or less a standard size and amenity, with comfy queen-size bed,... More 

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Ipswich, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My time at this hotel was great, friendly staff unlike other hotels which were usually very rude and unapproachable, excellent customer service were positive attributes. Very spotless, clean rooms. Barbeque area and smoking area were a plus. Price of the rooms were very reasonable and swimming pool area was a nice addition to my stay. Gardens were nicely trimmed and... More 

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Bacchus Marsh, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We stayed at this motel for one night in February, 2015. The room was adequate but was a little cramped with the extra unused single bed. The car park was steep and a bit limited. There was reasonable free WIFI reception available. The accommodation was suitable for our short stopover but the traffic noise was very loud and the location... More 

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Stayed 2 nights while in Toowoomba on business. Depressing and noisy. I must have been the only non-smoker, all other guests sitting outside rooms puffing away. Disgusting. Smelly. No room service. On main highway, so very noisy. Pool very unappealing, situated at the front facing the busy road. Poor WiFi, slow and limited. And wasn't cheap.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We booked through a booking site and this place was advertised as having spacious family rooms and a pool. When we got there the "Family room" was a normal double with two double beds squashed into a small space and a shower only bathroom last renovated about forty years ago. The pool was literally green and "closed for winter" (we... More 

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Gympie, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The rooms here were average and parking was a bit of a problem. Access to the road was hampered by a huge tree which you could not see past. No restaurant or bar but breakfast was available. Close to town.

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Coolangatta, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The place is pretty reasonably priced compared to other motels ive stayed in Toowoomba. To be honest its probably one of the better motels ive stayed at for its price. Its about 1.7km walk away from the city centre. Bernys fish and chips, the spar, bakery, kebabs and Chinese is only a 200m walk. Which I found handy. Bernys fish... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The pool was closed for cleaning which was a huge disappointment for the kids. The rooms were small and dated, the kids room was like a prison cell. The bathroom must have been last renovated in the 70's and was very grimy. Kept awake all night by the TV blaring from next door and constant coughing.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This Golden Chain motel is located only a few minute drive, to the main shopping centre and also to a large variety of restaurants and other attractions. Although located along a main road, the motel was very quiet and we did have a good sleep. Adele and Ben are very welcoming, friendly and keen to have a chat when not... More 

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