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Tea Gardens Country Club & Motel
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Me and my lovely wife stayed here a couple of months ago. In fact it was the name "Tea Gardens'" that attracted us to purchase the voucher stay.My wife's father is a tea taster and she has an attachment to tea and tea estates. I believe these were erstwhile tea estates! In any case, the property is cut off from the maddening world outside, and the "bush setting room"' was simply great. We would open the door out to the bush and sit on the bench and sip a cuppa or cappu in the mornings, whilst birds whistled and sang. The owner said earlier Kangaroos used to visit guests' but not anymore. It was perfect for bird watching and the whole atmosphere was so serene. The conty brekky was good to have and the onsite parking was a convenience. The Owner's were a friendly couple, especially the gentleman, who gave us a history of the place and introduced us to his dog, Zach(A Gordon setter) who was equally friendly. He let me hose my car down, which not many folks have let me in all my tours. There was a pool, but it was a bit nippy for a swim. Dvd's could be hired on gold coin donation. The rooms were not the best we've been to, but it wasn't too much of a complain for 2 nights. The mattresses could do with a change and the toilets are a tad old. But, we enjoyed our stay and the hospitality,more than made for lacking in other areas for us! Definitely,will go back.

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Shibu & Sabena
Sydney

Room Tip: Try and get a room in the back that doesn't face the parking lot. When cars drive in, they make a helluva lot of noise on the gravel. The backside rooms are near the bush, and they're the ones to ask for.... very silent!!!
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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clubinn, Owner at Tea Gardens Country Club & Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2013

Well what a lovely review. We work very hard to maintain a neat and clean motel and receiving reviews such as yours makes the long days and hard work so worthwhile. As we always say when we are approached to advertise our motel. It is not our motel which brings people to Tea Gardens but the beautiful surroundings. We are just a place to lay your head of an evening to prepare for the next day of adventure!

For people to be able sit outside and enjoy the birds and other wildlife while sipping a cup of tea of coffee or a glass of wine is exactly what we want ... for them to relax and unwind.

We do still have the occasional kangaroos graze on our back lawns and this brings great joy to our international visitors. We also have a large family of magpies (up to 11) and a smaller family of kookaburras (about 9) who regularly turn up looking for a meal.

We are pleased you enjoyed our hospitality, and regularly daily visits from Zak. He is very sociable and loves the attention.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Robyn Henshaw
Owner

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Reviewed April 6, 2013

We have stayed in this motel previously and returned again for one night. It is comfortable and close to a club where you can get some reasonably priced Chinese food. Rooms at the back have a good outlook to the grassy area. Would recommend.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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clubinn, Owner at Tea Gardens Country Club & Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2013

Thank you so much for your review. A majority of our guests are repeat guests who have enjoyed our motel and hospitality in the past and return time and again to relax and unwind. Our deluxe bushland spa suites are perfect for this as they are away from the carpark and of course our location next to the Tea Gardens Country Club with the Sun Tea Gardens Restaurant means our guests can have a great meal and couple of drink and walk home.

Once again thank you for your review and we look forward to your next visit.

Robyn Henshaw
Owner

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

We recently stayed at the Tea Gardens Club Inn motel for 3 nights. The room (Bushland) was adequate for our needs - we wanted a quiet place to relax after a game of golf. The spa was a welcome addition to our stay. The rooms are a little dated, but the bed was extremely comfortable. The owners of the motel are warm and friendly and very knowledgeable about the local area. The chinese restaurant in the Country club was very good value. Restaurants in Tea gardens at the time of year we visited were not all open but the boat shed was a highlight of our visit to Tea Gardens. We wil return one day

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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clubinn, Owner at Tea Gardens Country Club & Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our Motel. .

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. The deluxe bushland spa suites are lovely and quiet ... just the place to relax and unwind.

The Hawks Nest Golf Club is a hidden treasure and being a sand-based course it is one of the few golf courses around where you can play regardless of the weather.

Although our motel is an older style motel we try to ensure that all appliances and facilities are well maintained regardless of age and that the rooms are spotlessly clean.

As a small coastal town we are well serviced for restaurants etc however the off-season does mean that many of them reduce the hours and days they are open. The Boatshed Restaurant is quite exceptional and we are always receiving comments on how good the meals are. We receive similar comments about the Sun Tea Gardens Restaurant.

We are pleased our staff were able to assist you with their knowledge of the local area and we look forward to welcoming you back again.

Once again thank you for taking the time to write a review of our Motel.

PS We love having people from Canberra visit as that is our old home town and we enjoy catching up on what is happening.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

We paid for our stay through a "daily deals" site online, so price was ok, As with other reviews, we agree about the low lighting and privacy when curtains are opened to air the room out. Bathroom was ok, clean.The toiletries supplied were 2 shampoos and 2 small bars of soap. The breakfast supplies that were part of the deal were 4 slices of bread ( thought should have been 6 or 8 between 2 people for 2 breakfasts) 3 butters, vegemite, jam and marmalade (1 of each) enough tea & coffee sachets, though 1 only biscuit pack for 2 people for 3 days. Would have preferred milk and juice jugs be covered, milk jug didn't pour without spilling. Fridge didn't seem very cold, adjustment made no difference. Bed too hard. Ceiling from glass doors to right over bed very mouldy looking, so might explain the odour other reviewers mentioned. Agree with reviews about "thin walls", voices and banging cupboard doors made for sleep deprivation.

Room Tip: Our tip for choosing a good room is to find a hotel with better reviews.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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clubinn, Owner at Tea Gardens Country Club & Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2013

Thank you for the time you have taken to write your review. I am pleased that you found the price acceptable.

With regard to your comments:

1. We have installed energy efficient lighting in accordance with Government guidelines and requirements;

2. There are both block out curtains and sheer privacy curtains in all our guest rooms. Sheer privacy curtains are required to be on all external windows for us to achieve a 3.5 star AAAT rating;

3. With regard to breakfast supplied, the breakfast is a “start up” breakfast to get you up an on the go and to enable you to enjoy a beautiful morning tea or lunch on the waterfront;

4. As with my response to other reviews, it is very difficult to satisfy all personal preferences with bedding but we do try to ensure that our beds are replaced on a regular basis;

5. There are double brick walls between all our rooms. Unfortunately we have found that some guests have a lack of respect to other guests when it comes to noise. We always try to not put guests side by side if possible but when the Motel is busy or if guests book particular types of rooms this is not always possible.

We do hope that you will come and visit again and we will try to ensure that we do not put any guests in rooms next to you.

Robyn Henshaw
Owner

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

A good size room with all the facilities as described. Very friendly staff happy to answer all your questions. There is a good quality asian restaurant just outside the hotel. The food was excellent.

Will definitely recommend to all my friends.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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clubinn, Owner at Tea Gardens Country Club & Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2013

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that our rooms were exactly as you expected them to be.

We certainly get good comments about our staff and how helpful they are.

We are also pleased that you enjoyed your meal at the Sun Tea Gardens Restaurant. Our guests are often pleasantly surprised as they are not expecting such good quality food in a country RSL club.

Once again thank you for taking the time to write a comment and we hope to see you again soon.

Robyn Henshaw
Owner

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