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Hervey Bay Motel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   518 Charlton Esplanade | Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia   |  
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Ranked #19 of 23 hotels in Hervey Bay
1 review
“It was everything our group planned for and more Link”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

Our hosts were more than kindness itself and very obliging making sure that our stay was in a very friendly atmosphere. This friendship we made will stay with the Toowoomba War Widows forever. This is our second visit to this motel and it is this kind of courtesy and friendship which has brought us back again.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane Queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We recently had the pleasure of staying at this motel in Hervey Bay for three nights. The location is at Urangan on the esplanade - right across from the beach.

We found the room very clean and comfortable and parking right outside the door was a bonus for us as we had asked for a downstairs unit. We couldn't even hear anything from adjoining units - not even water in the plumbing from other units which you often hear when staying in motels and hotels. In the grounds there is a pool area with tables/chairs, plus another area which has a gazebo and barbecue. There is plenty of room for turning/backing your car and the area is not cramped at all.

I can't express how much we were impressed with this motel - it would have to be one of the best motels we have used anywhere in Oz.. The bed was very comfortable, with a number of different size pillows on each bed (queen bed and king single bed in the room).

The room itself has a small kitchenette which has a full size frig, microwave, cutlery, crockery, pots and plans, toaster, frypan and a number of other utensils including washing up liquid. The motel also provided cheese and biscuits in the frig, as well as a number of varieties of tea bags/coffee sachets - and also even Milo sachets, and small personal packs of plain biscuits. Even the size of the soap in the bathroom was twice what is normally provided in motels. All these little "extras" probably cost very little in money terms to provide, however makes such an impression would probably help to generate return business and promote the motel to others via word of mouth.

When we asked about Wi-Fi access to our computer, the owner came across and helped to set it up in our room, as they only had a temporary solution available at the time we were there. I understand that within a few days of us departing, a permanent solution was to be provided by the service provider.

I highly recommend this place as a welcoming comfortable and hospitable place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012 via mobile

Best place we've stayed since we've been in oz! Great location close to shops, botanical gardens and beach straight on your doorstep. Lovely family couldn't of done more for us! Highly recommend staying here! Would go back in a flash! A++++++

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

I can't express how much I loved this motel. From the moment we arrived until we left, the owners of this motel made us feel very welcoming, hospitable and helped us book our trips to Fraser island. This is a family run business who are passionate in what they do and you can see this from the cleanliness of the rooms and the amenities they supply. They have laundry facilities for you to use should you need too. And a full kitchenette in your room. Clean towels and fantastic shower. Small swimmimg pool but people tend to head to the beach which takes you around one min before your feet are touchimg the sand. Large ample parking should you have a car.Bus stop is outside the motel which can take you into the promenade...one every hour but a 20-30 min stroll along the beach is a better view. Very peaceful friendly town. Not much happens gone 2100 and most restaurants close early. Quite handy for you to have a car in Hervey bay so you can explore. A must is the trip to Fraser island. Tours will pick you up outside the hotel and will drop off later in the day. if you want to go to lady Elliott island book before you arrive! Highly recommend this motel.

Room Tip: All rooms have chairs to sit outside. However preferred the top floor
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

Stayed here recently for three nights, good location oppositte the lovely beach, friendly and helpful staff, nice pool area with table and chairs and bbq area. Oppositte bus stop for Fraser island pick up which is quite convenient and also near enough to shops and restaurants.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2011

We stayed here before and after our two day trip out to Fraser Island and thought it was perfect for what we needed. The owners were helpful, you could walk to restaurants, run or walk along the beach and it wasn't far from the pier. The bus for our trip out to Fraser Island picked us up at the door. Our room was clean, the bed comfortable and we had everything we needed.

Room Tip: We could see the water from our second floor room.
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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2010

We had a deluxe bedroom with a double and single bed..very spacious, well equiped kitchenette area with hob, microwave, fridge/freezer,...small breakfast bar with stools.....Toileteries adequate, free internet access, air con as well as a ceiling fan . Iron and board folded in the wardrobe, with extra blankets, and clothes airer...For some reason ..no hairdryer....Our room off an up stairs outside balcony/corridor had minimal view of the sea...Decor clean and modern. Newly refurbished to a very high standard.....access to beach straight across the road. Seating outside every room and communal out door seating with table at the back of reception. Lovely pool with jaccuzi built in, blue taupaulin blocks passing traffic from viewing the pool and it's sunbathers...well kept and clean...laundry and smoking area available....would recommend...

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 518 Charlton Esplanade | Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Hervey Bay
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Hervey Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hervey Bay Motel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This is a place where you can relax and enjoy home grown Australian hospitality, family owned since 1981 - built on a reputation of being that - home away from home. We invite you to share our 18 affordable units and swimming pool with inbuilt spa. Located approximately 1.6 kilometres from the Urangan Pier with beach less than 90 seconds away, the perfect location for visiting Fraser Island, Great Barrier Reef and whale watching. ... more   less 
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Hervey Bay Motel Fraser Coast

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