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Blue Shades Motel

35 Ferry St, Maryborough, Queensland 4650, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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40 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I stayed here for one night on business, the motel has recently come under new management and i was disappointed to learn there is no longer an onsite restaurant. There is however a bistro in the hotel next door and you can charge back to your room if desired. Alternatively there is a red rooster within walking distance. The motel... More 

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Colleen B, Manager at Blue Shades Motel, responded to this review

Hi Krish B, We loved having you stay with us! Just wanted to thank you for you constructive coments and let you know NEW TOWELS are on there way! Blueshades More 

Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
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42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

very clean and comfortable motel,beds were very comfortable, staff provided a very good breakfast at short notice to our troop train passengers.Very quiet rooms even though on main road,short walk to town.

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Adelaide, Australia
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This not my understanding of 4*. Room was clean but section we were in was very old style 60's sort of appearance. Staff were friendly however did not clean every day which we expect in 4* star rating in fact carpets were not vacuumed once in the four day stay. Compared to North America these premises would rate 2* or... More 

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Colleen B, Manager at Blue Shades Motel, responded to this review

Hi Chris, I am Colleen the new manager of the Blue Shades Motel, and I really appreciate your feedback. Systems have been now put in place to address these problems and we look forward to your feedback when next you stay with us. More 

Gold Coast, Queensland
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My husband stayed for business, Comfy bed, seamless check-in, breakfast was large and well priced, rooms clean and staff friendly. The pub across the road can room charge your meal. I will stay again.

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Colleen B, Manager at Blue Shades Motel, responded to this review

Hi Chris, I am Colleen the new manager of the Blue Shades Motel, and I really appreciate your feedback. Systems have been now put in place to address these problems and we look forward to your feedback when next you stay with us. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Blue Shades for a night on our way from Newcastle to Cairns and we can highly recommend it. The rooms are large, tidy and very comfortable. We will definitely stay here again next time. Thank you.

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Checked in this afternoon. Nice chat with the owner. Very friendly and approachable. The room is large and clean. Nice decor. There was even space to park the car undercover which is great with the rain up here!! Bed is comfy. Shower is hot. What more do you need. I'm sure l will stay again.

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Elimbah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We were looking for an overnight stop while travelling to Maryborough for a dog show. Very impressed with Blue Shades - the welcome was friendly and helpful, the air conditioned room clean and perfect for our requirements, VERY comfortable beds and loads of hot water. All at a competitive price. Whilst an older style motel, if you are looking for... More 

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Mackay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We have been staying at the Blue Shades monthly for a year on our visits from Mackay to Brisbane for medical treatment. It is a great country motel, friendly staff, clean and most comfortable rooms and the meals including a great breakfast cant be faulted. We look forward to our monthly visit to Blue Shades

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Brisbane
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Having stayed at this motel four or five times, I am always impressed by the excellent standard of both the accommodation and service that I find here every time I stay! Thank you Blue Shades! I travel a lot for work all over Queensland and this motel is a stand out for all the right reasons.

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Friendly manager. The family room was spacious and overlooked the small swimming pool. The room is in need of an update. Beds comfortable. Wifi is accessible for one device only and you get the password from reception. Location is on the main road into town but we had to get in the car to go into town.

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