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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 28, 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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Our second visit to the Shady Rest. This time we had my 87yo MIL with us and the owners recommended Room 12 which has been set up for disabled use. The access is great and the bathroom is massive. There would be no problems get a wheelchair around in there although we didn't need to. The staff are very accommodating... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I stayed for only 1 night at the Shady Rest whilst passing through Gympie. The location is okay, being just off the highway but elevated and on a side road, only the occasional engine braking of the trucks could be heard. The rooms are clean and well appointed, larger than most motel rooms and with a decent size shower /... More 

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Coomera, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Highly recommended Staff are very polite and extremely helpful. Room was very clean and well furnished. Breakky was awesome. Located close to all local facilities and tourist attractions Will definitely be coming back here to stay Keep up the great work

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I stayed here for 1 night and I must say that in all my stays at motels and even hotels around Aus (I travel regularly for work, working for a SME, my company can only put me up at motels and mid-priced hotels), the hospitality that the motel owners provide is wonderful. I was greeted by the friendliest voice over... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Left booking accommodation to the last minute so prices of all accom was a little inflated due to demand. Value aside; nice place just off the highway. Rooms clean & beds comfy, slept really well. Room was a disabled unit so bathroom set up was not ideal however if you are in a wheelie or a walker it would be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This little hotel is run by a lovely couple, who I think would do just about anything for you, The rooms are quite big, because of the rain I was stuck in one for a few days, and it was OK there is a table and chairs in the room and one outside too, it was a shame they let... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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