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Shady Rest Motel

17 Violet Street | off the Bruce Hwy, Gympie, Queensland, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at Shady Rest for three weeks on a business trip. From the moment I checked in, the hosts Judy & Wes Hickman, instantly made me feel at home. Such a rare thing to find these days especially when their hospitality is 100% genuine. The room was comfortable, quiet, very clean, free wi-fi helped enormously and the breakfast on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The standout about the Shady Rest Motel is the friendliness and helpfulness of the owners. This is a comfortable, budget friendly motel. I stayed in the spa room and it is spacious with a couch for watching tv and a separate table and 4 chairs.

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Biloela, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights in September 2015 to attend a local meeting. The Shady Rest is located just off the highway at the northern end of Gympie. Price $115 per night for myself. Was given a lovely warm welcome by Judy who gave me some milk and indicated where my room was. There was ample allocated undercover parking for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We were a party of 7 people who booked the disable unit, a family unit and a double unit for our stay on the weekend. All rooms were very good, clean and the disable room / shower was a good size. The owners were very accommodating and friendly. Thank you Wes and Judy for an enjoyable stay!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We stayed here for our anniversary in the spa room which is competitively priced. The owners were the friendliest people we had come across in this industry and couldn't do enough for us. The room was nice and clean, the full cooked breakfast was delicious and nothing was too much trouble for the owners. The spa was spacious, my 6'4"... More 

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Ipswich, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had checked out Tripadvisor re this motel and was satisfied with what others had written. We found the people running the motel to be bright, cheerful and helpful. The unit was clean, the bed perfect (including the pillows which sometimes can be a problem). Breakfast good and value for money No complaints at all. Verdict? Recommended.

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Queensland, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Had to get a room for early morning train trip, looked on trip advisor and saw the photos and thought for the price it looked good value. Got the key to room 6, the room had a definite odour, the air-conditioner rattled and vibrated, old painted walls(looked like asbestos)-no bricks as in the pictures, dated bathroom with stained floor tiles.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

2nd stay at this motel nearly 3yrs apart to the day. The most friendly lady lovely and friendly. The motel was clean withbeautiful fluffy fresh towels, off the street so nice snd quiet. Beds where comfy, enjoyed our rest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

We were in Gympie for a friend's wedding and we chose the Shady Rest because it was only a couple of kms away from the wedding venue. I was concerned that we wouldn't be able to checkin until 2:00pm (like a lot of city hotels) and that it would not give us enough time to get ready and shoot off... More 

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Strathmerton, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Paid $115 no cutlery plates, table too sticky to eat from. And only international roast for coffee. Toaster but no plates. Towels were tied and definitely not soft and fluffy. We have stayed in cheaper motels and had much better rooms.

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