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Highlander Motor Inn
Ranked #1 of 44 Hotels in Toowoomba
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

We have an extremely nice motel unit here. The only downside of the place seems to be its situation on a frenetically busy road! Jill on reception is friendly and helpful. The room is very spacious with a squarer design than the usual motel room corridor. The living area has wardrobe, full length mirror, desk, dining table with two chairs, and a large TV. We decide to rearrange the furniture so that we can watch the TV from the lounge instead of the more distant bed. The kitchen unit has fridge, microwave, sink and bench, kettle and toaster, and sufficient provisions. It is good to have a current TV guide. Adjoining is the Queen bed with brilliant lighting on the wall above and lamps beside. There is a clock: why does my wife always get the clock?! The separate en suite is next to the bed and contains toilet, enclosed shower over a spa, and a vanity unit with a square and very shallow basin - not very useful. The spa will be appreciated by some, but it does make having the satisfying shower more of a challenge. The unit walls are cream and brown brick, and the furnishings high class. The wifi is free, providing you don't abuse the privilege. We thought it was good receiving an extra milk on our second day; for some reason, this doesn't always happen in motels. This is a lovely place to stay, especially after a hard drive. One black mark: we didn't need to use the electric blankets, but the blanket plugs need some serious attention.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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highlanderminn, Manager at Highlander Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write such a full review which is most helpful for other travellers. Rest assured that with winter on our doorstep we have just purchased new electric blankets for many of our rooms.

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Reviewed April 26, 2013

After travelling with my work every month it was a pleasure to find the Highlander. The rooms are comfortable, clean and inviting. When I left I told everyone I knew about the amazing beds and pillows! It is one the best nights sleeps I have had while travelling.
The owners are friendly and helpful and were even able to sqeeze me in during a travel emergency. I will be recommending the Highlander to my team and friends.
Thank you so much for the great experience and I plan to return each month in the future.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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highlanderminn, Owner at Highlander Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review our motel. We really appreciate the fact that you loved our Premium Sleepmaker Pillowtop Pocket Coil Beds and Guest Fresh Micro Fibre Pillows. We are continually upgrading the motel and it's very pleasing to see that our customers appreciate our efforts.

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

We have stayed in many motels all over rural NSW and a few in rural QLD because our son plays tennis and travels a lot.
The Highlander Motor in was one of our favourites. The staff are friendly and helpful. We are a family of 5. We stayed in one of the self contained 3 bedroom apartments. The rooms are spacious, very neat and clean. The beds and pillows very comfortable. The kitchen is really well equipped with everything you need. The pots and pan are is excellent condition - no defects in the teflon coating as you would normally find in similar accommodation. Ice, cold water, milk and glasses in the large fridge on arrival.
We had dinner room service one night - the steak was fantastic! Perfectly cooked, tender and well seasoned. My boys - hot chip connoisseurs - thought they had some of the best chips ever!
The Highlander is perfectly positioned to get to anywhere in and around Towoomba within minutes. In spite of being on a busy intersection, we could hardly hear the traffic during the day and it was very quit at night. We highly recommend this accommodation.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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highlanderminn, Manager at Highlander Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2013

Thank you for your positive feedback about so many aspects of our business. In particular our chef is chuffed - he works hard to provide consistently good meals to our guests.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

The Highlander was a great place to stay as we were going back and forth to the hospital. It is close to the main shopping centre, Grand Central, Toowoomba Base Hospital and Margaret St which has lots of restaurants and eateries.

All the staff were kind, friendly and always helpful.

Will definitely stay here again when in Toowoomba.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

I stayed for three nights and was impressed with the cleanliness of the room and comfort of the bed. The meals I had were also excellent. The location is good, very close to the main shopping centres and right on a main highway.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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highlanderminn, Owner at Highlander Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2013

Many thanks for your kind comments. We're especially pleased that you liked our pillow-top, individual pocket coil, King sized bed. They have been a hit with others as well.

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Reviewed January 15, 2013

I had just spent a week in Coolum and whilst that was awesome the accommodation was no where near as well equipped as the Highlander and we only stayed 2 nights! We had enough of everything and did not have to ask for extra garbage bags etc. I had 3 adults and one child staying and we were placed in their 3 bedroom apartment which was perfect. Nice and roomy and quiet. I will be recommending to family for future stays.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Stayed two nights for a family wedding in Toowoomba, requiring 4 people to get ready for a wedding (3 females). Plenty of room to spread out. Mirrors in each room. Large bathroom. Plenty of room for our family of 5 adults the second night. Huge TV. Kitchen, fridge tea and coffee. Air Con and fans. Clean and tidy. Beds comfortable. Decor was pleasant and neat and tidy not old and tired. The grounds were very clean and tidy.
No noise from the street. People outside getting into cars from next door unit was the only noise, but you can't do anything about that. Close to city and all we needed to do for the wedding and reception. Free internet. Shopping centre close by.
Manager helpful and happy to help with directions and a map.
I was happy with the price for our adult family to all stay together, compared to other places in Toowoomba.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank MCC3303
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Additional Information about Highlander Motor Inn

Address: 226-228 James St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Toowoomba
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 44 Hotels in Toowoomba
Price Range: $103 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Highlander Motor Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located Motels and Apartments in Queensland's Garden City of Toowoomba. The complex offers Standard, Family and Executive Motel rooms (some with spa baths)as well as 1, 2 and 3 bedroom fully self-contained Apartments. Located a short drive to the City Centre, the University of Southern Queensland and with direct access to the Toowoomba Base Hospital. The Highlander Motor Inn is ideal for corporates, families, couples and groups. Plenty of off-street parking. ... more   less 
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