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“A Gem in the Bay”
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Shelly Beach Motel
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Urangan
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“A Gem in the Bay”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

Thanks to the wonderful sisters who run this delightful motel, your friendliness and kind hospitality will ensure we will be back again . I am on crutches at the moment, so a careful look reassured me all would be well, although care needed to be taken with the front and entry step and the shower entry.
The position was great for our needs, all rooms have a view of the bay, and the gardens and grounds are fabulous, beautifully maintained ! Good work . Our room was homely, clean and spacious, with some very lovely touches to make you feel at home. The linen was crisp and fresh.
We did not avail ourselves of the very reasonably priced breakfast, however we went to dinner at the boat club which was just a short distance away.
no need to pay big prices on accommodation, this was as lovely as we have stayed at and about a third of the price. Our room was ample for an overnight or a month with all you need on hand.

Room Tip: We stayed ground floor for convenience, and heard no traffic noise, although I guess level one would...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

We stayed here for one night in a queen room, cost $87. We arrived in the evening and left early the next morning so didn't spend a lot of time here. However, we found this motel served it's purpose for this short stopover well. The room was large, with a good kitchenette. Furnishing were dated. The bathroom windown couldn't be closed so it was cold. The two ladies that run the motel were very friendly. The motel is located a short drive from the town centre. The price was reasonable for what you get.

Would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kingscote, Australia
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

Hi we stayed at this motel in July last year and had a fantastic stay. The sisters are the best hosts. The location, the rooms, the BBQ area were perfect for our stay. Just by chance i revisited trip advisor and saw the review from from around the same time we visited, that family couldn't have been at the same Motel as us. We have just booked to come again in July 2012 and are staying longer. Great Motel, Great Hosts, Great Location

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Zurich, Switzerland
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35 reviews
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Reviewed April 2, 2012

We stay two nights at the Shelly beach motel and it was a good surprise.
The staff (i think she is the owner) was very friendly and helpfull.
The room is big, clean and well decorated.
In the room there is a big kitchen with lot of tools at disposal, in the garden there a BBQ for the guests.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rockhampton, Australia
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Reviewed February 26, 2012

I have stayed at this motel a few times over the years mainly for a complete rest and recharge. The owners, two lovely vivacious sisters, are always so helpful.......nothing is ever too much trouble.
The beds are very comfortable and the rooms well self contained......a full sized fridge, frypan etc. It is an older motel but the rooms are spacious and have new televisions with user friendly remote controls. The rooms are air conditioned and also have fans which for me is a must.
The back area has a huge well kept lawn and garden with lots of space for boats and extra vehicles. There is also a well self contained gazebo with barbecue.The motel is opposite the beach, perfect for a swim or stroll.
I can't recommend this beautiful, quirky little motel highly enough for the price.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Gold Coast
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

My family and friends hired out this motel for my wedding recently and could not have been happier. The rooms were clean and tidy and had a real homely feel. Yes this is an older Motel but it is value for money on the beach! I have stayed all over Australia and no where can you get a room for around $100 on the beach front? We had a fantastic time there taking advantage of the amazing rotunda with fully equipped bbq and fridge they have on grounds, that we could use to cook the fish we caught whilst on our fishing charter.
I am disapointed someone could write such bad reveiw on such a great motel, they are not a 5 Star motel and that is what is so great about it, take the advice of the 4 other people that enjoyed it like myself and stay at the Shelly Beach Motel

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Carlsbad, California
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163 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2011

Cheap it was, but, definitely one of the worst rooms we've EVER stayed in. I feel bad about saying this because the owners were so nice but you need to know what you're getting yourself into. To say the rooms were dated, is an understatement. Even the blankets looked like they were from the 70s. We arrived late due to traffic and planned to leave early to go on a whale watch cruise. When we arrived, we put the kids into their beds fully clothed and, in the morning, told them to use the bathroom, wash up and go right back into the car (still in the same clothes) so they didn't have to touch anything. Also, it was a chilly July night and there was no heat in the room. The bathroom window was stuck open and it was freezing in the room all night. Yes, the location is wonderful but we still had to drive to the dock and pier. I thought all the rooms had been updated but, perhaps, the larger family room was the last. Either way, we still had to pay $110 for this horrible hotel - $20 more than a double. In short, STAY SOMEWHERE ELSE!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Shelly Beach Motel
Address: 510 Esplanade, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Hervey Bay > Urangan
Amenities:
Beach Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Urangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shelly Beach Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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