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Mineral Sands Motel and Colony Restaurant

75 Ferry Street, Maryborough, Queensland 4650, 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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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The description here needs updating as this motel has come under new management and no longer has a fully licensed onsite restaurant. Room service meals are available Monday to Thursday however i didn't partake so can't comment. Room service breakfast is also available. The owners are friendly and complimentary wifi along with a complimentary bottle of water or can of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

always stay here when I go to maryborough much better with the new owners room is always clean free WiFi and a can of drink on check in. old but kept in good shape. some rooms have microwaves so it's good if you want to reheat a meal. over all for 100-110 a night it's worth it for a good... More 

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Forster, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We had been on a dive live aboard for the past week and really needed to get some proper sleep. The Mineral Sands motel did just that. The owner was very friendly offering us free Wi Fi and a bottle of water or soft drink each. She was also very helpful in giving us suggestions as to where to get... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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
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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
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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
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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
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

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