It started well. We arrived very late by small motor Inn in Western Queensland standards (we phone ahead to warn them of the likelihood of this), after 9pm. They had left the keys in the room, some lights on and the airconditioner running. It was a welcome relief at the end of a long summer drive. The room was spacious and inviting with warm restful colours. There was a jug of cold water already in the fridge and a set of both wine and water glasses. The carpet and bed linen were clean and in good condition.
Unwrapping the apparently clean water glass was the first disappointment. A (unattractive) pink lipstick stain was very prominently still on the glass. Worse I think I can assert that she had long dark hair as these hairs were also to be found in the bathroom sink and the shower. The hand towel was thin and had a hole in it. Now I can kind of forgive missing a lipstick stain once (although this was a particularly vibrant pink that seemed to me hard to miss anywhere), but the next night when I returned to the room it was still there despite the glass having been rewrapped and returned to the fridge as though washed. The same dark hair remained stuck to the wall of the shower. It left me uncomfortable with the standards of cleanliness.
This wasn't helped by a positive siege of invading ground insects on the second night. Fortunately they supply a can of insect spray.
For a tourist its location is excellent, close to the highway (but quite enough you can't hear it) and within easy walking distance of both the Stockman's Hall of Fame and the Qantas Founder's Museum (even in the heat). A great cycling / jogging / walking trail runs along out the front of the motel too.
The staff I encountered were reliably helpful and friendly.
The restaurant was attractive and the food reasonably good.
The pool looked inviting but I never got the opportunity to try it out.
If it hadn't been for the residual traces of the (not terribly stylish) previous guest that did not get removed this would definitely have scored a 4 star mark.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 56 ground floor units, Reverse-cycle Air-conditioned rooms with undercover parking in front of each room. Austar Television in each room. 3 guest laundries on site. Fully licensed restaurant and bar on premises. Large resort style pool, with kids pool and cold spa attached. Located close to Australian Stockmans Hall of Fame, Qantas Founders Outback Museum and Longreach Airport. Reception hours are from 7am to 9pm, internet kiosk available. Set in unique bush surroundings. ... more less
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