We have stayed here for so many years that Deb and Teena recognize our names when we book. We live in the States but my husband grew up in Maryborough and Hervey Bay so we come back to visit every year. Nothing changes at Shelley Beach Motel which is wonderful. It is an old fashioned Aussie motel so don't expect the latest trendy decor of a soulless contemporary hotel. It is personalized and a bit quirky. Lots of times we get the cat room but this time had the fruit and veggie room.
The rooms are well equipped with dishes and utensils so we can make some meals in the room. It can be challenging to find good places to eat in the area and it is no hardship to sit outside on the patio looking at the ocean while you have a meal. We have even taken our coffee or tea over to the beach to sit and watch the sunrise. There is a big barbeque area that guests can use and a laundry with lots of magazines and books to read if there is ever a rainy day.
While we don't have a pet to take along, I like to see the dogs that come there to stay. The resident cat came to visit us a few times on our recent stay and even typed a message to a friend of mine when it jumped up on my laptop.
It all makes for the friendliest place we have ever stayed.