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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for two nights in the family accommodation next to the pool had plenty of room for 5 adults. Had a loft. New management very friendly. Undercover parking a bonus. Very clean and tidy and quiet

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New Oxford, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While enjoying a week-long sightseeing holiday in Queensland directly after Christmas, I happened upon the Blue Shades Motel. Luckily they had a vacancy so I booked a room for the night. That one night booking turned into 4 nights as I chose to satellite out of Maryborough to visit Hervey Bay, Fraser Island and Tin Can Bay. I also took...

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Kelli W, Owner at Blue Shades Motel, responded to this review

Hi David Thank you so much for your terrific review! As the new Owners we are pleased to hear we are on the right track. We look forward to welcoming you back in March. Kind regards Kelli and Michael

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Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

This is a great hotel. The service was fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble. Very accommodating and friendly. Rooms were very clean and fresh and whilst getting a little old in looks it was still perfect in condition. Extra large wide single bed in addition to the Queen which was a surprise. The singles are usually small. Overall very good.

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Bernie681, Owner at Blue Shades Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words . Harry ,Nicole ,Genevieve and Sastie really appreciate this great feedback,and we look forward to seeing you again Happy travels !

Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Great location opposite the real old Queenslander Hotel 🍻🍷The Lemington. Very friendly and obliging owners Harry & Glevervive. We had a one bedroom suite in the "Business Class" block 👍🏿 very clean and tidy - the only thing missing was a kitchen sink 😹. We enjoyed this motel so much and the history of Maryborough we extended a further day.

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Genevieve K, Owner at Blue Shades Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much Robert for taking the time to tell us ,and other travelers , that you enjoyed your stay at Blue Shades. We do try very hard to make sure that all is good here for our guests I seem to remember that we had a bit of fun didn't we ? Happy Travels !

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed October 13, 2016

The motel is over priced for the age of the place, it is past it prime, but it is still a nice small tidy place. Is a little overpriced for the size and condition of the rooms, but its location close to the Bruce Highway is it's draw card making it a good choice for an overnight staff when travelling...

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Genevieve K, Owner at Blue Shades Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your Review Cosie Firstly we are NOT a small motel .We have 36 rooms - Executive Rooms, Business Class Rooms ,Family Rooms sleeping up to 7 people, and Standard rooms that sleep either two or three people. You have stayed with us twice Cosie ,so when you speak of "the motel" ,you are speaking of your experience...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed October 3, 2016

Firstly hats off to Harry and the team. It was great to arrive late from Brisbane and everything being set just to collapse into bed at the lat hour. Nothing was too hard Really appreciated the room upgrade and to be able to see the boys at play in the pool without even leaving the room. We had a Family...

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Genevieve K, Owner at Blue Shades Motel, responded to this review

Hello Qld Travel Guru Thanks very much for giving us this feedback Its really very important to us that our guests feel welcome and comfortable, and actually the best part of having this business ,is meeting so many great people,and seeing that they are enjoying their stay See you next time - but book early for those pool rooms And...

Santiago, Chile
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Great motel! very nice people, and everything seemed clean. They offer breakfasts (not included), and have a laundry room and pool (did not see it, though). I have not walked around the town. Totally recommended for the price.

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Genevieve K, Owner at Blue Shades Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much Andres and family. Thank you for staying here at the Blue Shades Motel in Maryborough, and thank you also for this Review I hope you enjoyed the rest of your journey in Australia I enjoyed meeting such a lovely family,and I very much look forward to seeing you all in Santiago in 2017

Hue, Vietnam
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We happened upon the Blue Shades on our way from Brisbane to Rockhampton to visit family. Reception was well-organised and the staff very informative and helpful. Thanks Genevieve for telling us about the Heritage District and Port area. We need another day and will certainly be back. Our Standard Room 5 was perfect- clean and comfy, and we had the...

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Genevieve K, Owner at Blue Shades Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Narn for your kind Review Yes we have a great City here in Maryborough, and at the Blue Shades we do not like to let our visitors miss out on seeing whats here And yes ,I love Room 5 too ! We look forward to your return

Gosford, Australia
Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We Stayed here in Maryborough on an over nite business trip, great clean comfortable hotel and in a good location. Jen the owner was lovely and accommodating. The rooms are spacious and quiet. Definitely worth your time and money when I'm town. Check out their new website for pics and info.

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Bernie681, Owner at Blue Shades Motel, responded to this review

Hey Skye Thank you so very much for taking the time to tell everyone that you were happy with your stay here at Blue Shades Yes the best part of our work here is hearing that our guests appreciate what we all do. Looking forward to seeing you next time around Genevieve, Harry,Nicole and Sastie

Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

If anyone is staying Maryborough i highly recommend you avoid this hotel at all costs. A rude and drunk owner threw abuse at the 5 of us staying there. Tried to order room service for 5 men got abused because it was too late although the restaurant was still open and had many patrons. After the initial trouble of ordering...

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Genevieve K, Manager at Blue Shades Motel, responded to this review

Hello Joel Thank you for your interesting review .We have made a change on it's account. A Few Facts for you Joel My husband Basil is a Teetotler - a complete non drinker , he is in his seventies, has peripheral and night vision problems, and when he stumbled and dropped a meal, he was delivering food orders into your...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Blue Shades Motel is now under NEW MANAGEMENT! We are making some changes and important improvements for our guests as we move into 2017. The Blue Shades Motel is on the Southern entry to Maryborough, about 250m on your right once you have crossed the Mary River over the Lamington Bridge. Its on the corner of Queen and Ferry Streets. The Motel consists of 35 rooms ranging from Standard to Executive, with several Family sized room options also available. Wifi and parking are complimentary for all guests. Room service breakfast is available, or you may choose to have breakfast our the dining room (reopened on 23 December 2016 for Breakfast). Dinner is available across the road and charged back to your room. A BBQ near the pool area is available for use. If you are thinking of a function or conference we have a large conference room with a courtyard available as well. We are happy to assist with any of your queries and look forward to welcoming you on your next stay! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Shades Motel

Address: 35 Ferry St, Maryborough, Queensland 4650, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Maryborough
Price Range: $85 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Blue Shades Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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Also Known As:
Maryborough Comfort Inn
Comfort Inn Maryborough
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“Good for an overnight staff on a long drive, handy to the Bruce Highway”
 of 5 bubbles c0siec, Oct 13, 2016 | Read review
“hope no one ever whinges about this motel or service (if they did they should be banned from motels state wide”
 of 5 bubbles peterceola, May 19, 2016 | Read review
“Main entrance has security cameras”
 of 5 bubbles speedygal65, May 19, 2016 | Read review
“Room 36 or similar are 2 room, exeuctive rooms (not flash but large & very quiet loction)”
 of 5 bubbles DamonM384, Jul 10, 2015 | Read review
“Extra space in executive rooms nice for stay longer than one night.”
 of 5 bubbles 716aaronm, Jul 7, 2015 | Read review
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