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River Esplanade Motel

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   98 River Esplanade, Mooloolaba, Queensland 4557, Australia
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Ranked #15 of 21 Hotels in Mooloolaba
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing fancy here. The bloke who greeted me was actually really friendly but for one night only, all I needed was to be left to my own devices. I think I paid $110 for a night, and once in the room, it was apparent that the space you are in isn't conducive to lasting relaxation. It's a small room, it's... More

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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed 14th-17th of September 2014. Ideal place to stay if using the Mooloolaba Bowls Club,opposite the entrance to the motel on Brisbane road. The bedroom//bathroom are very clean, you park between the units as they are laid out. Price is good and therefore you get a basic room,as others have commented on! The walls are thin and you take pot... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Okay, Mooloolaba is expensive and you are looking at cut price accommodation, then look no further because this place is run on a shoe string and boy will you discover it. Clean enough (ish) but a real basic box of a featureless room and nothing more. Communal kitchen (need I say more) Bed firm (because they're cheap and last the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Nice room (number 8) and friendly staff with a convenient location. fishermen can wet a line in the canal located next door.Expect to catch bread and butter species (Bream flathead and whiting).use the smallest long shank hook you can find and a tiny piece of peeled prawn.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you're looking for somewhere affordable/clean/comfortable. This is the place, not any luxuries but it provides a comfortable stay. Clean rooms & bathrooms , friendly service & easy to access restaurants & venues. Parking provided, and it was a very safe place. For a motel, I think it exceeds most expectations. Would definitely stay again.

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Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We needed a one night stay for a workshop. This was well priced and well located. Quiet spot such a short walk form the main beach. Clean and it looks like the tiling in the bathroom was new. What more do you need for a stay like this? The manager at reception was friendly and there is a car park... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

It is a nice location, about 5 mins walk to the beach / surf club. It has 2 entrances, 1 off Brisbane rd, the other off River Esp. The Brisbane Rd entrance takes you to a service station about 100m where I bought ice. Maccas & other shops aren't far across the rd. Rooms a nice, bathroom small but it's... More

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Brisbane, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We stayed there over Easter weekend, and for the price, we weren't expecting anything flash, or good, but we were pleasantly surprised. Whilst basic, the rooms were very modern, very clean, and well maintained. The location was superb for Mooloolaba, and the staff were very friendly as well which was a nice touch. The only thing I can criticise about... More

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Melbourne, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

just got home late yesterday after spending 4 nights in this motel .We usually stay in high rise apartments , but are sick of the constant banging of doors and the lifts .this motel was lovely and quiet and no traffic noises we stayed in room 10 which was in the middleMotel is in a .great location one minute walk... More

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Booked budget motel last minute for 1 night but stayed 2. Great value for comfortable queen bed with mini frig and good shower. So peaceful and quiet and walking distance to Surf Club and other restaurants. Air conditioned and would definitely stay again. Also has a pool. Note: Bring soap with you as no toiletries and unless you like International... More

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Address: 98 River Esplanade, Mooloolaba, Queensland 4557, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Mooloolaba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — River Esplanade Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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