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River Esplanade Motel

3.0 of 5
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98 River Esplanade, Mooloolaba, Queensland 4557, Australia
1 room 1 adult
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed there over the weekend and the room was fresh and clean. It is in a perfect location and is less than a 5min walk to the esplanade. It is very quiet and ideal as a central base. We will certainly be staying there again if needed.

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of 5 required overnight accommodation in Mooloolaba during the Christmas School holiday period (January 2016) but didn't wish to pay the high prices charged by many of the larger unit complexes in Mooloolaba (most were $400+ p/n). So we were very happy to have found this little gem! Whilst certainly nothing flash, the River Esplanade Motel was perfectly... More 

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The room was a delightful surprise, spacious, modern, looked freshly painted and upgraded. Loved the swan folded towels a nice, personnel finishing touch. The location is great. Walking out of one side of the property was a lovely river front park and marina. The other side was on the main road to the beach and town. It was easy to... More 

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Lapstone
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I was expecting quite a small motel from the picture provided on a booking website, but in fact the property stretches from the River Esplanade right through to the busy Brisbane Road, nearly all ground floor blocks accessed by a long brick paved laneway. No great views from the rooms which look out on to individual car park bays. Even... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Value for money. Feels a little old and dated. Could use a few extra amenities.Overall was ok, close to everything and was able to park the car and walk around. Staff were very friendly and helpful.The grounds were clean and tidy and the pool looked great . Rained the whole time we stayed but not enough to stop us walking.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

First impressions were good, receptionist was friendly and room was basic but value for money. When my partner went to brush his teeth at night, he found a large cockroach on the sink. He went to reception and reported it, and we were moved rooms. Later, I went through to the bathroom in the new room, and saw another (albeit... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We were looking for something cheap, clean and comfortable for a one night stay in Mooloolooba and this place fit the bill. It was a small but clean and comfortable room, with a comfortable bed. A bit noisy in the early morning with other patrons leaving the very close by camr park.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

My sister recommended this motel for the location and friendly atmosphere. We normally wouldn't stay in motels, but am glad we did. This sweet little place has the basic essentials, it's clean and tidy and very affordable for the location. A stroll up the road to great breakfast places and can be in the ocean in under 5 minutes walk.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Great location, good off street parking and easy access to ground floor accommodation however the room could have been cleaned properly! There was dust on benches and the vanity/sink was dirty. Close to amenities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Checked in here for a few nights on the Sunshine Coast. Very central to all the must see sights of Mooloolaba! Room was very neat and tidy, free Foxtel is always a plus! Bathroom was a little small, but suited us for the 2 night stay. Definitely recommend as great value for money for a short trip away!!!

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