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Mary River Motor Inn
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

Hi

Modern motel on highway with nice patio area and pool where we enjoyed a sundowner. Comfortable room but I prefer individual soaps, shampoo instead of the dispensers. Somewhat gloomy unless lights switched on

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank disappointedKiwi
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

We stayed at this motor inn on our way back from Brisbane. It was very comfortable and John and Mary the managers were lovely people. The motel is relatively new and modern. We had breakfast in the motel dining room which was delicious.

Room Tip: all the rooms were good the windows have double glazing, very quiet
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank sueb050
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

This is not a cheap motel, but it is very clean & comfortable. We requested a quiet room, and this is what we got. The bed and pillows are fine, and the bath towels are a decent size. The shower rose is a little low, but the shower cubicle is very spacious. There are no fiddly tubes of toiletries or little blocks of soap to juggle. All toiletries are in dispensers mounted on the wall, allowing for more bench space. Unfortunately the restaurant was closed on the day. We will stay here again.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank ozyboxers
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Deanhenry, General Manager at Mary River Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2013

Hi

Many thanks for your review and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us, we are under new Management now so we will be making a few good changes in the months to come for our guests.

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us.

Regards
Dean

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Reviewed December 19, 2012

I spent 3 nights a this establishment and I was very pleased by the friendliness of the hosts, especially John's engaging personality. The food was consistently better than most fancy over-priced establishments you'd find around Australia. The rooms were clean and although I had a room closest to the very busy highway, there were no noises creeping into my room. Bed and mattress was soft and kept clean daily. Great value for your money.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Thank supramsk
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Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Rooms spacious, bed very comfortable. Service extremely good with unusual attention to detail, such as fresh milk in fridge, along with a free bottle of cold water. Pleasant mugs for tea and coffee (rather than piddly cups) and high quality iron and ironing board to make life a little easier. Dining room very inviting and breakfast menu provide a wide choice with interesting options. The use of fresh rather than frozen spinach in the 'vegetable patch' option its indicative pig their attention to detail.
Overall, remarkably quiet given its proximity to the Bruce Highway.
Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

we recently stayed here & as far as the cleanliness was concerned we couldn't fault it. It is nice & new but sadly, we had a room towards the front & the traffic was constant, but it is right on the Bruce Highway so can't really expect different. The only suggestion i could make is it seems to be run by a family which is commendable but a little more proffessionalism is needed. Firstly, you simply don't shout across the room to patrons to confirm what they want for breakfast & dressing a little more proffessional would be a good idea. I am not meaning to pick but working in a proffessional industry, this is something that makes quite an impression. Otherwise generally a nice hotel.

Room Tip: request a back room
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

From reading reviews on Mary River I thought we would give it a try. The property is quite new, I think around 2 years so expected enthusiasm, and a willingness to please. The welcome was average, more of a formality. Staff can walk past you and not even anknowledge you. The rooms themselves are nicely decorated but I do feel the road noise is a real downer on what could otherwise be a nice stay. The breakfast was a bit on the basic side which is surprising given the dinner menu which I cannot comment on as we ate out. Dont know if we expected too much from a country town but at the end of the day rates here are certainly city prices if not more.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Mary River Motor Inn

Address: Cnr Oak St & Bruce Highway, Gympie, Queensland 4570, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Gympie Region > Gympie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Gympie
Price Range: $122 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the best Gympie has to offer. Stylish accommodation, Conference and Function Facilities, Little Mary's Bar and Restaurant. Delicious food and fine wine mixed with modern, comfortable surrounds and friendly staff make for a memorable stay. See you soon. ... more   less 
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