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Allan Cunningham Motel
Ranked #32 of 43 Hotels in Toowoomba
Whanganui, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

3 night stay was enjoyable. We had an older room which was very comfortable but also dark. The rooms are currently being renovated and lined with white tile board. Whilst the room was described as self contained it had a fridge and microwave, but no plates cutlery or wine glasses. Breakfast, although included in the room rate, was at 7am and not a moment before. If you are travelling early, you would probably forgo breakfast. Alhough beside main road there was little noise.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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ACM02, Owner at Allan Cunningham Motel, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Thank you for your review and good rating.. We enjoyed the New Zealand families and welcome you back. To clarify though, the room you stayed has never been advertised as self-contained. Our guests are always free to ask for wine glasses for the standard rooms.. Your room was a standard room and advertised with Tea and Coffee making facilities and also a microwave for your convenience. It is noted for these rooms, plates/cutlery are available at request. We advertise free continental breakfast from 7am - 8.30am in the Restaurant.
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

Recently stayed two nights here & found it to be very clean & tidy, & the owners to be very friendly & accommodating. The motel is situated in a convenient location & close to facilities such as shops & fuel. Despite being on the main road, there was no road noise in the unit. While we did not have dinner there, the free continental breakfast menu had a good variety of choices (a choice of fruit would have been even better).
Work was being done on some of the units but this did not affect us. Our unit appeared to have been recently refurbished & it has been well done. Only negative was that there were no bedside tables or clocks & thought should be given to include these items.
The owners were very friendly & informative on the local area & places to go.
We would certainly recommend this motel to our friends & would stay there again when we next visit Toowoomba.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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ACM02, Owner at Allan Cunningham Motel, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Thank you very much and please you enjoyed your stay. The bedside tables are on order for new rooms and will be in place very soon. The extra's will also be attended to. You are always welcome.
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Toowoomba
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

My family and I have recently spent a couple of nights at the Allan Cunningham motel and what a mistake that was! The previous owners that we had spoken to were absolutely accommodating, friendly and a pleasure to talk to.
The new lady owner however was constantly hostile, rude and somewhat aggressive in her approach towards us when members of our family asked for simple items such as clean towels and clean bedding. There was dirty linen laying in the walkway and our room certainly wasn't clean enough for what they were portraying and does not look anything like the website photo's! There was absolutely no customer service and we did not at all feel comfortable during our stay.
We will NOT be recommending this motel to any of our friends and family who choose to visit Toowoomba in the future. I am very disappointed and overall disgusted with our stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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ACM02, Owner at Allan Cunningham Motel, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Again this review is from the same family end October/start of November.. Sadly vindictive - they were trouble makers and what they have written here is false of our Motel. They were a very difficult family. this person reviewing here had good conversations with us and as you read this review, they have made it up - it is absolutely false.
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Young, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2013

On a recent trip I stayed at this motel I found it to be grubby.The dirty linen is stored in the open stairwell.Our room was not serviced at all the whole of our stay, the sign on the wall told people to clean up after themselves isn't that what we pay for not to make our own bedsThe filtered waters filter was last changed in 2010 so not real fresh. The powerpoint in our room was hanging off the wall and I have photos to back this up There was a piece glass on the floor from the time we arrived till we left.No clock or hairdryer as advertised on the web page.The shower constantly run not dripped the whole time thought housekeeping might of picked up on that??? especially when they advertise people to be water conscience The owner tells everyone that they are going through refurbishments and are only new owners but surely after 8mths they would be up to date with their cleanliness and housekeeping regime.I notice that since my stay several people have commented on the cleanliness of the rooms mine WASNT. Maybe they have new housekeeping staff now .

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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ACM02, Owner at Allan Cunningham Motel, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
Again, this review comes from the same family of 1st weekend of November. There are some really great “success with attitude” courses. Something DW would greatly benefit from to put a smile back on her face. This family consisted of drunks and have shamefully lied. They could have made their stay an enjoyable one, but were difficult people, troublemakers over minor issues. They are not speaking truth and because they didn't achieve what they wanted, they have turned vindictive with lies to blacken a great business. In reply: This review is merely an attempt to back up other reviews from this family. We went out our way to assist this family in the best possible way – Some rooms taken by this extended family had extra persons without advising management which is against the policies of most motels. They were a disrespectful family and what should a motel management do to handle them? It’s a tough one, but thankfully, people like this family are rare. surely DW belongs to a more superior clan! Where’s the smile on your face – you were here to enjoy a wedding for goodness sake.

**POSITIVES – Great bed (king size), large 39” TV, Healthy Hotels regular program for all mattresses, pillow and carpets, 31/2 star Motel Accommodation, Fresh sheets and bedding, Fresh Filtered Water with all current filters attached (changed 2013, not 2010) giving you a taste of fresh rain water, large size bar fridge, Balcony Breeze, Free Continental Breakfast, Microwave and all Tea Making Facilities, Sofa Lounge, A wonderful hot shower with a brand new shower head to make your experience in the shower an enjoyable one. Serviced rooms (and with a complimentary extended service on Saturday afternoon by the management as they wanted to be sure when you returned you would smell a fresh fragrance in the air – 3 hrs of video footage to show the owner going in and out of your rooms.), A team of cleaners to make your bed and pick up the small piece of glass your planted behind the rubbish bin, an attempt to clean around your messy room, strewn with all your belongings. Privileged to have management clean and change your wine glasses for you, And best of all, a large family around you to have fun, laugh, and enjoy ready for the much longed for wedding day. Come on DW, What have you got to complain about? Again, there are some really great “Success with Attitude” courses. Something you would definitely benefit from to put a big smile on your face! Come on, SMILE and be passionate about doing the right thing.as success comes with a Great Attitude!
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

I would thoroughly recommend this motel not only for it poximinty from the friendliness of owner/staff to the unit we had was very clean and tidy a nice kitchen for longer stayovers or those wishing to do their own thing seperate bedroom which is very handy when one wants to sleep in . and the other up and about
Obviously a lot of work going on to refurnish the units all takes time but it of no inconvenience while staying there being very quite NO road noise
The restaurant meals nice and plenty of variety on the menu
Free Continental breakfast had more than enough variety also hot breakfast very good should so desire
If anything would like to see a little more color in units added although understand why these colors are chosen
Look forward to when all is completed and the gardens done I have had 34 years in the hospitality industry covering hotels / motel in Qld and after staying here personally and reading the bad review I would not have even let them stay this sort of behavour is so unnecessary but these sort of people do not appreciate and do not deserve to be allowed to stay as it usually only upsets the appreciative tenants /visitors to the area .
As I had booked over the telephone and when the owner saw us (1 recuperating from a broken leg)and realized we were Seniors she quickly and happily booked us into a downstairs unit
look foreard to omy next stop over
Marion

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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ACM02, Owner at Allan Cunningham Motel, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
thank you for your detailed review. You are always welcome.
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

On Saturday 9th November a group of us stayed at the motel. The service was fantasic, rooms were tidy and comfortable, continental breakfast was as good as any. The owners were so helpful right from booking time until departure. Would highly recommend this motel to anybody wishing to stay in Toowoomba

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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ACM02, Owner at Allan Cunningham Motel, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
We thank you for your positive review, so much appreciated. You are welcome back anytime.
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Brisbane
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

We are so glad we stayed here! This motel is a pleasant place and we found our room to be quiet. The staff were friendly and went out of their way to assist, undercover carparking is great, close by to large shopping centres and other venues. When next in Toowoomba, this is where we will stay. The swimming pool and free continental breakfast is a bonus!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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ACM02, Owner at Allan Cunningham Motel, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and you are welcome anytime. Thank you for your positive review, is much appreciated.
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Property: Allan Cunningham Motel
Address: 808 Ruthven St | (808 New England Highway), Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Toowoomba
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 43 Hotels in Toowoomba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Allan Cunningham Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Motto, “Friendly Service with a Smile” – “We Welcome You”. A family owned Motel, as new owners since earlier this year, we have had many of our guests leave positive feedback with us at reception, as 2013 has been one of exciting change. The achievements made at Allan Cunningham Motel in a matter of eight months, have been substantial as we work our way through rooms to remake, renovate and re-decorate. We look forward to 2014 and beyond. A priority of this motel is cleanliness; we are a part of the Healthy Hotels Program with regular sanitizing of mattresses, pillows and carpets to ensure your stay is a good one. Our motel is also treated by Professional Pest Control. We are from a rural community in the Western Downs, and know what it is to offer good old friendly, country service. We have been associated with Toowoomba for over 10 years with each of our 4 children attending Private College. You are welcome to have a chat, enjoy our free continental breakfast and undercover parking, or even ask us for a complementary Cappuccino - a real Cappuccino made with real beans! ... more   less 
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