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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 July 19, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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

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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