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“Good value. Enthusiastic helpful staff. Great breakfast. Clean. Central.”
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Downs Motel
Ranked #15 of 43 Hotels in Toowoomba
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Reviewed September 8, 2011

We stayed here for one night and it was great value for money. We checked in at 8.30pm and the lovely hostess was ready and waiting for us. She was so helpful, telling us about local restaurants and shops. The breakfast was yummy and the furniture was modern and clean. Digital tv in room and heater/air con. Not fancy, but basic value for money budget accommodation with excellent service. Thanks Petula :)

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

I'd never stayed in a Shopping Centre before I stayed here, had to take a second look driving in but yep, it's in the middle of the shopping centre. A nice little place, the hosts greeted us as we walked into the reception introduced herself and offered both myself and my girlfriend a complimentary cold drink from the fridge and we had a chat to her for a while about our travels.

The room was neat, clean, tidy and quiet with everything we needed, there's plates, bowels and cutlery available from reception if needed.

Although parking is limited ( 20 rooms and 17 spaces ) it was suggested we park our trailer in the undercover parking away from prying eyes and park the car out in the carpark for the shopping centre. It is safe out there the host parks her car there every night and it's right under her bedroom window.

Would Recommend this place to anyone who needs a bed in Toowoomba.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 22, 2011

My wife and I stayed here for 1 night for convenience as we came to explore Toowoomba for a couple of days.

The room was ok, definitely not 5 star luxury but good enough for what we needed. The bed was very springy and felt old. The room decor could be down with an upgrade and the tv reception, especially with the cable channels were terrible. The free to air channels were ok though. The position of the tv was poor and could have been bigger for the size of the room. I'm probay just being picky now.

Breakfast was included in our price ($105) which was quite nice.

Overall an average motel but at least it was clean and quiet. I wouldn't pay mire than $100 a night in future.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Reviewed November 15, 2010

This is my second time to Toowoomba for work. I stayed somewhere else on my first trip and this time I stayed at Downs. I found this motel to be fantastic and would recommend staying here again. The owners were really friendly and helpful. I got a good rate through www.wotif.com and the location was good too. It is just on the edge of town and is conveniently found off a major street. The room was clean and had everything you need. Although the location was just off a main road, I didn’t hear any noise at night. They serve dinner at night until 7:30pm and they can serve cooked breakfast in the morning.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 10, 2010

We stayed at the Downs to have a night away from the city and to have a look around Toowoomba as we had not been before. The $115 'Meals Deal' including Dinner and Breakfast and a drink on arrival for 2 was fantastic value. All in all we had a relaxing break and came home very refreshed - would definitely recommend the Downs to anyone staying in Toowoomba. Good quiet spot, friendly hosts and Austar in the room and room was very clean.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 6, 2010

The Downs motel has newly renovated rooms on offer, of which you would be hard pressed to find better anywhere else.We were very happy with the cleanliness and value for money.All of which was topped off with such a warm welcome from motel owners Peter and Petula. Our next stop over in Toowoomba will definitely be spent at the Downs motel.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 16, 2010

We needed a simple overnight stay in Toowoomba and booked Downs Motel online after reading a number of positive reviews of the place.

The location is pretty good, close to the CBD but curiously located within part of an "out of town" shopping centre complex (at least this means it's fairly quiet at night). The main road on which the motel sits is reasonably busy but our unit towards the rear of the motel didn't really suffer from road noise at all.

The unit itself was adequate for our stay, if somewhat dated. Everything we needed was supplied and we had a comfortable night. There seem to be more units than there are carparks, but there is plenty of parking at the shopping centre just out the front of the motel anyway.

Check-in and check-out were easy, friendly affairs and the rate of $89 can't be argued with for value.

In summary, a basic motel at a basic price with no obvious downsides for a short stay.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: 669 Ruthven St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Toowoomba
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 43 Hotels in Toowoomba
Price Range: $77 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Downs Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Downs Motel offers a level of comfort and style for guests in search of quality accommodation and friendly attentive service. Featuring 23 modern and traditional style motel rooms offering single, double and triple bedding options, the Downs Motel is proud to be affiliated with the Healthy Hotels programme so you are sure to experience a clean, comfortable and peaceful stay with us. All rooms feature 32" Digital flat screen TV with a range of Foxtel channels including 3 sport and 3 movie channels, All rooms have ensuite bathroom, fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, tea/coffee, reverse cycle air-conditioning & have FREE wi-fi internet access. Downs Motel is conveniently located in the CBD and is one block to the City centre. 250m walk to Restaurants, cafes and shopping centres. Walk to the City Golf Club, and Toowoomba Base Hospital or only a short drive to the main sporting grounds and fields, University of Southern Queensland, the Empire Theatre, Function Centre and much more. For your added convenience, there is ample off street parking & guest laundry available. Why not take advantage of our in-room dining service for breakfast and dinner and choose from our delicious range of hearty home cooked meals. Lunch packages are also available on request. Office hours are 7:30am – 7:30pm however a 24 hour check in service is available. ... more   less 
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