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Ipswich, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here one night for business. For the classification of motel this is, it is very good. My room was neat and very clean, and the bed was comfortable. The hosts are friendly and helpful, all up a pleasant stay.

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Thank Peter H
Longreach, Australia
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125 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Owners are very helpful. Rooms are a bit dated but are very clean and spacious. They have biscuits and a toaster which is nice. The bed and pillows were a let down. Both were very hard and quite uncomfortable unfortunately. It's a budget motel and in a relatively quiet area.

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Thank LG12363
Gold Coast
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33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stay in this motel at least once a year. It is impeccably maintained and run by wonderfully friendly people. While you can see it from the main road it is actually one street back which makes it much quieter than some of the other Gympie properties. The beds are comfortable, then linen is always fresh & soft. The rooms... More 

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Thank GCBusinessTraveller
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You cant beat friendly owners that go that extra mile to help you out ! The Shady Rest was just that when my car broke down stuck in gympie left my ph charger in car at the merchanics . They went out of their way and got me a ph charger, i was lost with out a charged phone. Room... More 

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Thank Paul Z
Brisbane
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22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I have stayed at the Shady Rest many times and it is always interesting to see how well places keep up standards over time. The Shady Rest is a typical motel with all the standard amenities. After a long and hard days work the shower, which is more like standing under a waterfall, was most welcoming. We did not have... More 

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Thank mamafuaman
Agnes Water, Australia
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105 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Don't expect this to be the stay of your life. The motel is a 70/80's vintage with not much done to it BUT the room we had was spotless and the warm and welcoming hosts made the stay a pleasure. Basic facilities but they all work, good hot water and pressure, small tv, but then you are not here to... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Wes and Judy were very welcoming and friendly. Their breakfasts are great value. Their premises is clean and the room was good with good entertainment options. The bathrooms are good with good water pressure. Judy shared her local knowledge with us and we really enjoyed our stay.

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Thank Tim L
Townsville, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

After having an awful experience at another Gympie motel; Wes stayed up late to check us in & was absolutely lovely. Hot shower, Immaculately clean room and Comfy bed & definitely helped us out! Would stay again in a heartbeat! The hospitality we received at the very last minute helped us two very tired campers!!!

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Thank morganj92
Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at Shady Rest for three weeks on a business trip. From the moment I checked in, the hosts Judy & Wes Hickman, instantly made me feel at home. Such a rare thing to find these days especially when their hospitality is 100% genuine. The room was comfortable, quiet, very clean, free wi-fi helped enormously and the breakfast on... More 

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Thank Brookster75
Buderim
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244 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The standout about the Shady Rest Motel is the friendliness and helpfulness of the owners. This is a comfortable, budget friendly motel. I stayed in the spa room and it is spacious with a couch for watching tv and a separate table and 4 chairs.

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Thank Boyd J
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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge

Additional Information about Shady Rest Motel

Address: 17 Violet St | off the Bruce Hwy, Gympie, Queensland 4570, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Gympie Region > Gympie
Price Range: $89 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shady Rest Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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