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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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Perth, Australia
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My room had all the basic needs a hotel usually provides. The management made their utmost to make the stay hassle free. Great restaurant across the road able to charge and deliver to your room for lunch/dinner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not many choices in this town. Lovely Young couple took over this establishment and are committed to making guests feel at home. No booking made just drive into town- searched TripAdvisor and Bkue Shades came up tops. Whilst this is an old motel rooms are clean and spacious. I eve got a free upgrade to a " business " room... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quiet, well organised motel, run by very capable managers - who couldn't be nicer or more helpful. The rooms are clean and comfortable, I was in Room 36, set well back from the road, at the rear of the property - very quiet. Nothing was too much trouble for the couple managing the property. Highly recommended.

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Letika R, Manager at Blue Shades Motel, responded to this review

Damon Thankyou for your kind words and great review, we pride ourselves on making our guests feel welcome and always to uphold a high level of customer service. We are glad we were able to make your stay as enjoyable and stress free as possible , we hope to see you in the future. Kind Regards Letika Manager Blue Shades... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed at the blue shades in an Executive Suite. Room was large, clean and value for money. Water pressure was great in the shower and the bed comfortable - we had a great night sleep. Motel had already accommodated the rooms with extra pillows and blankets and we didn't have to ask! Fridge, microwave, toaster and kettles in... More 

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Feilding, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very clean motel having stayed there on a couple seperate occasions in differing room types. Quiet location for main road with negligible road noise. Handy and friendly pub / restaurant across road with charge back and great food. Wifi signal was extremely weak and could use some attention.

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Letika R, Manager at Blue Shades Motel, responded to this review

Thankyou Aaron M for your review, we take all our customers reviews seriously and we are currently in the process of changing internet providesr, this will improve our Wifi speed and hopefully make your stay even more enjoyable in the future. Its a pleasure having you stay with us and we look forward to seeing you in the future. Kind... More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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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
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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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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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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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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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