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“The Motel is Fine but the Food is Fabulous” 4 of 5 stars
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The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn
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Andersen Street, Goondiwindi, Queensland 4390, Australia   |  
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Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Goondiwindi
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“The Motel is Fine but the Food is Fabulous”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

Check the restaurant! The menu is diverse and the food is as good as i have ever tasted, and I visit a lot of Melbourne restaurants

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

Recently stayed overnight in double room. A blast from the past it is a typical country motel. Complete with breakfast hatch and drive to the door parking

Room Tip: Good traveling motel not a destination resort.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2010

My husband and I stayed for 2 nights recently while he did some work in Goondiwindi. We'd booked the "Jolly Swagman" after looking at it online (which needs a little polish by the way) and were not disappointed!

What stood out from the other Motels in Goondiwindi was that this one had a large Spa in the bathroom and a small courtyard out the back. The Spa was indeed large and lovely but the courtyard looked a bit like an afterthought and with trucks thundering past directly behind the rooms several times a day sending up great clouds of dust, it was a bit disappointing.

The room was quite large with queen size bed, small kitchenette (looked new and did not have any equipment in it yet), medium size flatscreen tv, large cupboards and a small table with two chairs - all looked fairly new and very clean. Bathroom has no storage however and needs a small cupboard or some drawers!

Our first night (being quite tired from travelling) we decided to try the room service (nice menu with large selection - little expensive though for where it is). The service was excellent and very quick, the food was quite good (ordered soups and breads) and delivered by a lovely lady who tried to help us with the wireless broadband (more on that later). The second night we bought some take away from the Chinese Restaurant in town and it was very good!

Now to the biggest failing at the "Jolly Swagman" -- the wireless Broadband. After paying a small fee at reception and then being told that it probably wouldn't work (as we were right down the end of the complex) we started up my laptop and sure enough it didn't work. I later got it to work by sitting my laptop on the workbench in front of the small service door (open just a crack as it was COLD) but even then it only worked that night, not at all the next day. I understand they do have boosters in place but they may need something stronger!??

Overall, our stay was very good and we'll be back (can't wait to see the changes made by the new owner - who was staying in the room near us)!

GOOD : Price, Cleanliness, Food, Service.

BAD : Noise and dust from trucks behind and lack of Internet.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn

Address: Andersen Street, Goondiwindi, Queensland 4390, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Goondiwindi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Goondiwindi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 55

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