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Shady Rest Motel

17 Violet Street | off the Bruce Hwy, Gympie, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 5 Gympie B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Queensland, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was ok, it was pretty much what you would expect from a motel. The hotel staff were absolutely lovely, very kind and helpful. The room was not to bad for a quick stop over however the quilt covers just made the room look a little cheap. The room size was good and great for two friends who don't... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very clean and well maintained. Can't speak highly enough of the owner's attitude and helpfulness. Waited up for me as I was going to be late even though he'd left the room unlocked. Very friendly place.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Beautfully clean,very comfortable beds, quiet. Ex hosts wes and judy make it home away from home. would be number one in our travels around qld Very helpful and know the area well and points of interest.s Thank you both allan & peggy

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Newcastle, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This recently-renovated motel was great value for money for a nights stop-over. Situation only one street back from the highway with new tiles in the bathroom, fresh paint, and new carpet, along with Foxtel movies and sports channels. The only down-side was the air conditioner unit appeared to have missed out on the update - it was an old 'window... More

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macleay island
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

asked if grandkids could visit while staying to use pool .could not be more helpful made our visit to gympie to see our grankids a wonderfull weekend.thanks again shady rest.bed and room were great will stay again

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Wollongong, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Good large room for 3 blokes on a road trip with convenient access to the main road but pretty basic. Expect no bells or whistles and a really basic construction with poor finishes. The shower was the highlight.

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Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

If there is a worse motel in Gympie its hiding. Overpriced and under maintained. Flat screen TV's have made it to Queensland but apparently not to this motel. Old shower recess, as was everything else in the bathroom. Clean but dated and as I said well overpriced for what was offered. Try somewhere else.

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Northern Victoria
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13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Lovely clean basic motel room, owner very friendly and helpful, would happily stay there again! We found this motel on trip advisor and decided to stay here on the reviews and the motel was fairly full! Room service of home cooked meals was offered by the owner. Could hear the trucks on the main highway during the night as it... More

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I stayed at this motel for 5 nights a week for just over 2 months as I was working in Gympie. Judy and Wes are lovely people and take good care of their motel. They cook MASSIVE dinner meals that were a great thing to look forward to at the end of the day. I highly recommend eating their meals... More

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Byfield, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We were tired and looking for somewhere to stay at 8:30 pm at night ,I rang a couple of places in Gympie and with no luck and some rude responses. Any way from the first time I spoke to Wes on the phone to the time we left you couldn't find a more help full nicer guy. Would recommend this... More

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Address: 17 Violet Street | off the Bruce Hwy, Gympie, Queensland, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Gympie Region > Gympie
Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Gympie
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