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Shady Rest Motel
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

Stayed in a family room with my in-laws over the weekend. Room was clean and spacious, operators were friendly, and was a good location near the center of town. Would definitely stay there again and recommend for anyone needing a place in Gympie.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Ashtree_28
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

this would have to be the nicest pair of operators this side of brisbane, north bound. Last minute notice, I was in a spa bath within minutes. As the spa filled, Wes came up with breakfast menu and nothing was too much trouble.

What a fantastic spa, sleep and rest. Breakfast had me going until an early dinner, go the steak, Wes has a gift.

Great unit, no traffic noise and a view of the mountains if you would like a cigarette with that glass of red.

Solo Traveling female, the gravel driveway was a nice sound of extra security, not that you needed it here.

Room Tip: Make sure you use your Nat Sav to get there, it's well worth looking for the service road entrance
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank LizaMila
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

We stayed at Shady Rest for 2 nights when we visited Gympie to take the Mary Valley Rattler experience. The Motel is a short drive to the Rattler Railway Station.
The motel is situated in a side street off the main highway and we were not bothered by traffic noise. The owners, Wes and Judy, are friendly, warm people who offer great service. The rooms are very clean and well appointed offering air-conditiong, free WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities, a toaster and a small fridge. A microwave is available in the family room and in other rooms on request. The bed was extremely comfortable.
This is not an up-market motel but it provides everything it advertises at a very reasonable rate. Everything is in good working order, there is undercover parking and a pool although we did not use it at this time of the year. There is plenty of information on offer about the local area and Wes was happy to provide us with a mud map and cheerfully gave us directions.
We were very happy with the accommodation and would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank martyQueensland
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Reviewed March 25, 2012

Wes and Judy have been making me welcome at the Shady Rest on a yearly basis for the past five years - and even if there were a higher "rated" place in Gympie, would never even consider it. These days service is few and far between and people are generally happy to pay more for it.

These guys make you feel welcome, FREE wifi (which a ridiculous number of large hotel chains do not offer, stooping to charge 25-30 a day for it!) and a fantastic breakfast delivered on time, with a smile it is worth stopping off for. Not to mention the good air con for both hot months or cold months, a comfy bed and lots of bench space for work on the road, and all this is without talking about the lowest cost, high quality accommodation you will find this side of the black stump!

Room Tip: Ones closer to the free way will have more noise, but generally it is still quite fine.
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled on business
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3  Thank David Q
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

This is an original,a motel that doesnt smell of curry with a really friendly owner who wants to help even though you only want one night.We booked the wrong date ,realising at ten pm we called the owner who was so helpful and only charged us for one night when he was within his rights to charge two.
An Australian original.

  • Stayed: October 2011
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2  Thank Grandadd
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