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Waltzing Matilda Motel

109 Margate Parade | Margate Beach, Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Proserpine, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We originally stayed because RACQ booked us in when car broke down. We loved it so much when we visited family again we came back back. Our first stay was 6 nights our second was 4 nights. This is older but so clean. Everything works the way it should and the staff were lively. We had great views of !... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed one night as we were going to a friend's party nearby. There are few, if any, other options in the vicinity and it's hard to imagine anyone would stay here if there were. It's the archetypical 1970's motel that time forgot. Cramped room, tatty furnishings, dodgy plumbing and an all-round feeling of neglect. There was a slither of... More 

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Margate, Australia
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I recommended this motel to friends of mine from Sydney,going on when I had stayed there many years ago. My friends stayed there just long enough to find somewhere else to stay,and when they showed me their room,i was just as disgusted as they were. Fire alarm was broken and only half of it was on the ceiling. Louvas/glass was... More 

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Coffs Harbour
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and I stayed with our 12 year old son overnight. Motel is well located, clean and comfortable. View is amazing from the upstairs balcony. Manager was friendly and the whole stay was very pleasant. Would definitely recommend and stay there again.

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Thurso, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Stayed here with my elderly grandmother, her needing the disabled facilities, so I am grateful that they were available. However all night long however was next door was flushing their toilet and it was so loud it woke us all up, and the plumbing clatter and banged for a good 10mins after the initial flush. Also a reading light didnt... More 

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Fraser Coast, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Stayed here after dropping son of at airport , save driving home late - friendly helpful managers , good $$ , old style rooms but clean and had a good night sleep , ocean view was beautiful to see in the morning while having a cuppa. Will stay again as pleasant stay .

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

Great location, scrupulously clean, but nothing is getting fixed. It seems as though the motel owners are waiting for the opportunity to redevelop. The shower is very low pressure, taps drip and are difficult to turn off, the basin was very rusted. No fly screens and the a/c was very loud. Having said that, it was relatively cheap for the... More 

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Dalby, Australia
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Ok so it's a bit old! But it is clean management are lovely. Was asked when I booked if upstairs was ok and if I knew about the place. I said so long as there is a bed, shower and toilet I am good. That's was I got and we are happy. I have paid more money for worse accomodation.... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

70s charm with a helpful, friendly atmosphere. A swim before breakfast and great sleep at night in comfortable beds with the sound of the sea. If you're going to stop off in Redcliffe, it's the place to stay.

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I wrote a review for this motel a few years ago. This property has had a few managers since then. One especially terrible one has moved on and the currant ones are trying very hard with what they have been handed. I have noted a few bad reviews, some even bagging the town itself which i feel is a bit... More 

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