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“excellent stay - they couldn't have done any more”
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Tin Can Bay Motel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Tin Can Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
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87 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“excellent stay - they couldn't have done any more”
Reviewed March 6, 2012

The rooms are good with modern tv and mircowave fridge.

Cassandra and Duncan are very accommodating...great people who take of you.

We were flooded in and they put on a BBQ.

Would return everytime

Room Tip: All rooms are good some can accommodation a family
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank lovereignoverme
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tincan10, Owner at Tin Can Bay Motel, responded to this review, March 23, 2012
Dear lovereignoverme,
Thank you for the review.
We are glad we could turn a potentially miserable situation into such a great couple of days.
It was so nice to see everyone having a great time.
Thanks again for your review and we hope to see you two back again soon.
Kind Regards,
Duncan and Cassandra
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Sherwood Park, Canada
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2012

This review is long overdue as we visited in December 2010! We were a party of 10, two families travelling together and we still talk about our stay. The rooms were large, bright, clean and affordable. The location was quaint, quiet and located very near Norman Point and the dolphins. The owners went above and beyond in terms of being accomodating. We sat up into the wee hours of the night visiting and sharing stories of Canada and them of Australia. We will never forget Duncan's rendition of Michael Jackson' s Billy Jean on the acoutstic guitar! Our oldest son was thrilled to jam with Duncan and we had a wee sing along. Sandra was so helpful in advising us on our next stop, Fraser Island and helped us organize amazing accomodation in Harvey Bay for our nights before and after our Fraser Island adventure. Cleanliness and comfort are important to us and these criteria were fulfilled, but even more importantly to our families travel is about meeting people and making memories. Our night at Tin Can Bay Motel is something we all remember so fondly whenever we reminisce about our Australia adventure.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Kevin M
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tincan10, Owner at Tin Can Bay Motel, responded to this review, March 23, 2012
Dear Laurie M,
Your reveiw is wonderful - Thank you.
Duncan and I are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. It was great sharing stories and songs, we had a wonderful time. We feel so lucky being able to learn about other countries and meet such great people. Thank you for sharing, thank you for your kind words and thank you for the jam session!!
Duncan and Cassandra
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2012

Full marks for the 11.00am checkout - lets hope the rest of rural Australia soon follows their lead.
Large clean room -,great value
Our room needed new curtains & an extra bed side table but at $90 a night it's going to take a while to upgrade the facilities
Pool & barbie area was good too
Owners making an effort with extra services like pool towels, cooked breakfast & room service if room notes correct.
Ablebto visit dolphins & come back for leisurely breakfast because we didn't have to move out by 10.00am :)

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank elestoban
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tincan10, Owner at Tin Can Bay Motel, responded to this review, March 12, 2012
Dear Elastoban,
Thank you for the review. Coming from someone that is clearly a seasoned traveller, it really does mean a lot.
Promoting a casual atmosphere at our motel is important and not having to rush out the door by 10am does make our guests feel even more relaxed.
We do still have work to do on the motel and there are four rooms that still need new curtains but we are getting there and as you say, it will take some time to renew everything given our low rate.
Many of our guests take advantage of having breakfast cooked for them and we also offer a CYO (cook your own) breakfast with provisions supplied along with an electric frying pan. This is becoming popular too and works really well with the 11am check out.
Thanks again and we hope the rest of your trip was wonderful.
Cassandra and Duncan
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Ashmore, Australia
1 review
Reviewed February 4, 2012

quiet, clean, newly renovated, great managers. How could anyone not enjoy this?

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jill B
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tincan10, Owner at Tin Can Bay Motel, responded to this review, March 12, 2012
Dear Jill B,
Thank you for your review.
It's great that you enjoyed your stay so much.
Come and visit again soon.
Duncan and Cassandra
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Hervey Bay, Australia
1 review
Reviewed February 4, 2012

From the very second I pulled into the drive way, it looked perfect. Neat and tidy, relaxing pool area and a beautiful, shady front garden.
The staff are wonderful, always smiling and are always willing to lend a helping hand where need be, or to even just have a chat!
The rooms were great, clean and presented beautifully. The bed was very comfortable, so was the air conditioning!
It's the perfect getaway when you just want to relax. I'm so glad I chose to stay there.
Thanks guys, you made my break complete!

  • Stayed January 2012
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Thank StephanieLeigh
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tincan10, Owner at Tin Can Bay Motel, responded to this review, March 12, 2012
Dear StephanieLeigh,
Thanks!
We are very glad that you enjoyed your break.
Rupert missed all of the attention after you left!
We hope to see you again soon.
Cassandra and Duncan
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bundaberg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 2, 2012

I might be expecting too much. We arrived at the room and were desperate for a cup of tea after a long trip. Only one cup in the kitchenette.
How about a warm shower to freshen up. Sorry no soap supplied. Shower head sprayed water all over the room.
Lets use the wireless internet connection advertised as provided. Unable to log on without the security code pin. 7,30pm at night went to the office to get the pin codes. Office in complete darkness. No way available to contact manager, no phone in room to contact manager.

The Tin can Bar Motel web site advertised a full size fridge so we had brought enough food for three days only to find a small bar fridge with a freezer that was completely full of ice.

No radio or alarm clock in the room. Bed side table on only one side of the bed.

As I said, the room was clean and the air cond. cold but that was about all. We left after one night and it would take vast improvements to bring us back here. We came here after recommendations from previous comments on Tripadviser. I don't think I will be placing too much weight on these in the future.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank ian n
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tincan10, Owner at Tin Can Bay Motel, responded to this review, March 12, 2012
Dear ian n,
We appreciate your time in writing the review and we are very sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay with us.
As I tried to explain to you while you were here, Duncan had been admitted to hospital twice in the few days prior to your arrival. This did mean that some of the checks we usually do weren't done such as your one coffee cup.
Some of your complaints are unfair and I have to say untrue as we always supply soap, there is a number on the reception door clearly displaying our contact details and all of the rooms have alarm clocks!
Our larger family rooms do have a full size fridge but as you booked a Queen room for two nights your room had a bar fridge. All of our previous guests have this satisfactory.
We believe the comments made on tripadvisor from experienced travellers are valid and should certainly be taken in good faith.
Duncan and Cassandra
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3 reviews
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

I stayed for one night to see the dolphins and was really happy with how friendly and helpful everyone was. The room was very clean and was a good place to unwind and get away from it for a little bit.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Thank tashamouse
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tincan10, Owner at Tin Can Bay Motel, responded to this review, February 2, 2012
Dear Tashapotamus,

Thanks for your review.

We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. It is a shame about the circumstances with Duncan being in hospital during your stay, otherwise I would have taken you out kayking myself. Thanks for being so understanding.

Tin Can Bay is a wonderful place to relax and escape the city for a little while. The Dolphins are just magical.

Hope to see you again soon.

Kind Regards,
Cassandra and Duncan
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Property: Tin Can Bay Motel
Address: 11 Mitchell St, Tin Can Bay, Queensland 4580, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Gympie Region > Tin Can Bay
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Tin Can Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Tin Can Bay Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pet-friendly motel (conditions apply) set on one acre of luscious, landscaped gardens. 100 M to the water. Quiet location. On-site management offering personalised service. Small kitchen in large, clean units. Reverse cycle air conditioning, self contained kitchenette and flat screen TV. ... more   less 
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