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Mineral Sands Motel and Colony Restaurant

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   75 Ferry Street, Maryborough, Queensland 4650, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014
Jason Y Toowoomba, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Toowoomba, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

A terrific value for money motel. The service is 5 star, efficient and friendly, the rooms are comfortable and very clean and the motel is really close to the CBD so you can walk everywhere and explore the place if you have a few hours to spare. Angie the manager pointed us into the direction of a gorgeous little cafe... More

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Hervey Bay, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

First of all I have to say this is the most friendly place I have been to ! I moved out of my home in december 2013 and two weeks later found myself , my 80 year old mum and two dogs Here ! In our travels we had to travel and at times a long way to get accom... More

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Bundaberg, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I don't often write motel reviews but feel compelled in this instance. Yesterday I was forced to do a last minute trip to Maryborough and stayed at the Mineral Sands Motel. I was late arriving but was greeted with a big smile and a friendly welcome by the manager who couldn't seem do enough to help me get settled in,... More

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Rockhampton, Australia
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I stay here when passing through for work. Motel has improved vastly since new management has taken over. The hostess is lovely and friendly and attentive to any needs and up for a good conversation at night in the beer garden. Makes those lonely travel nights feel like you are staying with family. Those discouraged in the past should give... More

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Mineral Sands is now under new management and well worth a second chance! New manager very friendly and obliging; great service and a genuine interest in the clientele. My room was large, clean and well set up - not often a family room has two bathrooms. Great location, close to shops and amenities. Easy parking. Will definitely stay again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Not sure why this has been given such a bad wrap by others. We had great service, they let us view the rooms before we booked. Clean & tidy, good location, a little noisy with a couple of big trucks but you can see that from the location so if you don't want noise then find a back street motel.... More

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Steve C, Manager at Mineral Sands Motel and Colony Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks Nancy, We were starting to think we did something in a previous life to deserve all the bad reports! We try and give good value and service so not sure why people have to write such reviews but I guess you can't please everyone. Thanks again, we really appreciate your review Regards, Steve More

Maryborough, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

stayed one night the room was not clean a god vacuum would not have gone astray sneezed all night from dust. $90 for a room double bed and small carton of milk given at reception on the way in. not one thing was offered by staff who were in need of a personality. Give it a miss up the road... More

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Steve C, Manager at Mineral Sands Motel and Colony Restaurant, responded to this review

Phil, all our rooms are serviced daily, this includes vacuuming, making the bed, cleanup, restocking of tea, coffee and biscuits. Yes, we also give guests a small carton of milk on arrival to go with the tea and coffee provided, as would 99% of other motels, what did we miss out on? Bacon & Eggs served up to your highness... More

Gladstone, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Lastminute had this motel rate at 4 star. It didn't live up to a 4 star rating - family room was tiny, bathrooms were ensuites (there is a size difference!), tiny airconditioner couldn't cool the room, no restaurant (many pictures of it in the advertising), the bed bows on the sides so that half of you hangs off the sides... More

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Steve C, Manager at Mineral Sands Motel and Colony Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks AllAroundTrip1, We are not, and never have, advertised our motel as a four star. Please take another look and have a good think before putting these reviews up for all to see. This motel offers 3.5 rated accomodation and is priced to the same standards as every other motel in the district. The restaurant has been closed for some... More

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I have stayed at my fair share of budget accommodation and I don't expect much, a bed and bathroom is really all I need, I don't care about the quality of showers, or the amount of room we have. But I booked here due to the extras we were offered on the website - free Internet, restaurant on site, tropical... More

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Steve C, Manager at Mineral Sands Motel and Colony Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks pulpful, Firstly let me say that we had a relief manager looking after the place while we were on break, so we sincerely apologise that our service wasn't up to the standards which we normally put in place. We haven’t been able to confirm what happened to your room not being cleaned but assume it was miscommunication as it’s... More

San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

This stay was in an older room and unfortunately the bed was not comfortable as I did feel the springs. The decor was fine, but area in the bathroom was limited, i.e. was a bit tight getting to the toilet, shower a nice size though. The room was clean, but the fridge had an odd smell.

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Steve C, Manager at Mineral Sands Motel and Colony Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks Ness C, We are a 3.5 rated motel so while we can't offer the same as the 4 star's, but most of our guests just want a nice clean room so thanks for your feedback. We just need to encourage our guests to fill out the feedback form rather that post a review on this site, that way we... More

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Address: 75 Ferry Street, Maryborough, Queensland 4650, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Maryborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Mineral Sands Motel and Colony Restaurant 3*
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With twenty air-conditioned rooms, a fully licensed restaurant, tropical beer garden and swimming pool, we will do our very best to ensure you have a pleasant stay and are completely relaxed during your time as our guest. ... more   less 
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