I was most impressed when I recently stayed with my grandaughter at Toolooa Gardens. Last year I booked my daughter and grandaughter for a 2 night stay into one of the apartments and because she was extremely happy I made the decision to give it a try. It is not always easy to find accommodation in Gladstone, particularly accommodation that is well priced. Our room was spacious and well set out with a queen bed on one side and a large single on the other. There was a comfortable sofa and lounge chair, a microwave, small fridge, toaster, kettle and crockery & cutlery and plenty of bench space which is quite often lacking in hotels and motels. There was also an iron and ironing board and a large wardrobe for guests having an extended stay and who want to unpack their suitcase. The TV could be viewed from both bed positions. My grandaughter took lots of activity items and even when these were strewn on the floor there was still plenty of room to move around them. There is a BBQ for guests to use. The grounds are lovely.
The bathroom was old and definately in need of updating but is was clean and complimentary toiletries were provided so I would not really call this a negative. The fan over my bed did not work and because I do not like airconditioning I found this annoying.
On one morning I was woken up very early by the sound of vehicles leaving the premises and a petrol tanker filling the tanks at the petrol station accross the road. There would be few accommodation facilities in Gladstone these days that do not have workmen with trucks and utes staying at them and who leave for work early - not much that can be done about this situation unfortunately.
The room was nicely decorated and modern. It was also very clean. All staff were extremely helpful and friendly.
I will definately stay here again and recommend it to others.
P.S. My sister booked into a very well known hotel chain and paid much more and received a lot less. She too will now be staying at Toolooa Gardens.
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- Toolooa Gardens Motel and Apartments is centrally located in Toolooa Street on the southern entrance to the beautiful harbour city of Gladstone. Toolooa Gardens Motel and Apartments consists of modern air-conditioned rooms and self-contained apartments located in a tropical garden setting. ... more less
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