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Koorawatha Homestead Motel

4 Reed Bed Rd | just off the Bruce Highway, Bororen, Queensland 4678, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

It absolutely breaks my heart that such a wonderful family are having to move on from the Homestead. You guys done a wonderful job making the place the way it is now especially doing it all on your own. Especially the beautiful renovations in the top block! It will be really sad to see you leave. And we will miss... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Although the rooms are a little old school, everything else was amazing! The food was amazing especially their T-bone steaks. Alan and Michelle would do everything possible to make your stay the best possible. I've stayed a few times for work, but now want to take my family to Gladstone to stay here some more.

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Bororenmotel, Owner at Koorawatha Homestead Motel, responded to this review

Hi Kane, Thanks for your wonderful review. Can't wait to meet your family! Let me know when you are heading back up this way so we can stock up on those T-Bones & Diane sauce for you!! Thanks Again Al & Michelle More 

Emu Park, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We stayed at this hotel on our way back to Emu Park from Brisbane to break the journey. We found the room to be very comfortable if a bit dated. We were the only guests that night and found the staff to be very obliging and efficient. We ate in the restaurant and the food was very good although the... More 

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Bororenmotel, Owner at Koorawatha Homestead Motel, responded to this review

Hi Vicki, Thanks for your review. Sadly, Yes, due to the long weekend, everything was closed & we were unable to replenish stock. We are so glad you enjoyed out meals. It's certainly something we pride ourselves on. We hope to see you again! Allan & Michelle More 

Rockhampton, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My stay here was booked and arranged by my company I work for, so took this as it came. In short, the basic rooms (I was booked into a basic room, not an exec suite or anything fancy) are tired and dated, and some aspects of the bathroom are stained from years of work and probably hard water, but the... More 

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Bororenmotel, Owner at Koorawatha Homestead Motel, responded to this review

Hi Hamish, We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would just like to clarify that the staining in the bathroom you mentioned is from extremely high calcium bore water. We have recently found a product that works in removing the calcium deposit, but sadly takes time & seems to make it worse before it gets better,... More 

Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Was not expecting to find somewhere to stay away from main town but chanced on this and found it to be clean andcomfortable if a bit dated. Restaurant served good quality meals and the service was good.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Again pleased to break the long drive north the Bruce Highway. Pleasant rural setting, amiable welcoming host, lots of room, especially for parking, a star lit sky, lovely moon rise, excellent dinner in the restaurant. Good basic motel and a comfortable night's sleep. OK, so it is bit dated, happens to all of us with age, and yes, there is... More 

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Bororenmotel, Owner at Koorawatha Homestead Motel, responded to this review

Hi Mick, Thanks so much for your wonderful feedback. Its very much appreciated. It certainly was amazing to watch the blood moon on such a clear night! Thanks Again for the review. Allan & Michelle Koorn More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We didn't expect a lot but we're blown away by their fantastic service and hospitality in their little restaurant too. We had freshly made pumpkin soup that was to die for, with home made garlic bread. And a great glass of red wine. Perfect on a winter's night.

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Bororenmotel, Owner at Koorawatha Homestead Motel, responded to this review

Hi Rita, I am absolutely thrilled that you loved the meal so much. Comments like these just keep you going! Thanks for your wonderful review! Michelle Koorn More 

King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

When we initially booked in thought we were in for a disappointing night as motel looked dated. We were wrong, owners were fist class people who couldn't do enough for you. Yes as in previous reviews rooms are dated but they are clean. Linen was spotless, room smelt fresh and we slept well even though noise from railway and highway... More 

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Bororenmotel, Owner at Koorawatha Homestead Motel, responded to this review

HI Gunster, Thanks so much for your wonderful review. Its amazing how much Cream & Butter make EVERYTHING taste better! Lol. We hope to see you again one day! Michelle & Allan Koorn More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

We had a great night's sleep - that is what is always important to us (or number 1 criteria actually). It is on the highway - but it set back enough that the road noise was only slightly noticeable - but nothing rattling, more of a low hum. This place hasn't grown up from the 80's décor that reined supreme...... More 

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Bororenmotel, Owner at Koorawatha Homestead Motel, responded to this review

Hi SoreLegs, Thanks for taking the time to review our motel. We have been working on rooms (With 22, it can be a long, slow process) We have recently upgraded 6 of our rooms, but with being heavily booked for the foreseeable future, we haven't had the spare rooms to work with. As for your note about the carpets, we... More 

Birregurra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I just wanted to say thank you to the hosts, Michelle and Allan, for your kind hospitality during my Queensland trip. Your efforts at making guests most welcome were much appreciated. The rooms are clean and well equipped, including pay TV and the beds are comfortable. The food whether in the restaurant or as room service was magnificent. Your information... More 

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Bororenmotel, Owner at Koorawatha Homestead Motel, responded to this review

Hi Noel, We are delighted that you had a great stay with us. The local wildlife certainly put on a show for you!! We look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

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