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“Basic budget perfection, genuine local taste” 5 of 5 stars
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The Bluff Palms Hotel
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Cnr North & Lucie Streets, Bluff, Queensland, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bluff
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“Basic budget perfection, genuine local taste”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2008

You would never know this place existed, let alone travel through the town of Bluff in a normal tourist scenario; however I am reliably informed there is the occasional Backpacker.
When it come to a budget stay I am very comfortable recommending this motel and for many reasons. The Bluff Palms is an independently operated Motel that, for me, represents many familiar and memorable elements that make staying a facility like this one regionally unique.

Bluff is a town of about 400 and it’s mainly known as a change over point for drivers and maintenance crews of Queensland Rail.

The accommodation at the main motel is a typical “drive up” style. The rooms are very clean, well appointed for basic comfort and needs. Carpets& beds are very good. Wireless internet access goes for $6.00AUD per 24hours, Cable TV in all rooms. There is a Pool and BBQ area.

At the end of the hotel walk, at the top of the driveway, is the Office and Dinning room/ Bar.
Food and Bar prices and class are truly a value package. Food quality very fresh and what you would expect of local fare such as Steak. Out back of the hotel are some basic “dongers” used by train crews trying to minimize all expenses. Without looking, you would no know they were there.

I had a great experience sitting around the bar with an eclectic group of locals swapping stories and jokes in a relaxed setting. This motel was the friendliest, and most hassle-free I have experienced in regional Australia in a long time. Recommended for anyone looking for what is best about local Queenslander, down to earth hospitality at a great price away from the main beat.
I would return in a flash. Good work!

  • Liked — the best at basic & wireless internet
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Cnr North & Lucie Streets, Bluff, Queensland, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Bluff
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bluff
Number of rooms: 27

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