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“A wonderul hideaway to discover”
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Tin Can Bay Motel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Tin Can Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
“A wonderul hideaway to discover”
Reviewed March 21, 2012

I recently stayed at this motel with my partner as we had booked a dea through Scoupon and it was such an amazing place to stay. It isn't often you can say that a hotel is perect but my partner and I just adored our time whilst here and everything was so modern and yet affordable. We just can't wait to go back and have another holiday as we were both so relaxed from the amazing beds and ample sized rooms and nothing is better than lying in bed in the morning and feeling that beautiful ocean breeze. This hotel is a must for anyone who stays in Tin can bay and you must especially check out the fish and chip shop advertised in your rooms booklet as it was exceptional. Thanks Cassandra, Duncan and the very adorable Rupert for a lovely stay.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kylie L
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tincan10, Owner at Tin Can Bay Motel, responded to this review, April 20, 2012
Dear Kylie L,
Duncan and I are so glad that you enjoyed your time in Tin Can Bay,it's the perfect place to relax. Rupert is also glad that we own a motel and is never unhappy about welcoming anyone into HIS home!
I'll pass on your comments to Janelle and Warren about their great fish and chips.
Thanks for the review and we hope to see you again.
Kind Regards,
Cassandra and Duncan
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed March 19, 2012

We booked here for 2 nights through Scoopon. Like all before us have mentioned the rooms are large with king size bed, kitchenette and very clean..with a back problem I don't usually sleep well in other beds but this was a very pleasant exeption! Being a smaller motel was a definate plus which meant a more personalised and intimate stay...Cassandra, Duncan and Rupert (dog) were very welcoming to their little piece of paradise and should be commended on what they have achieved so far since taking over this much older motel...cleanliness is a major point for me and of all the 4 and 4.5 star hotels I have stayed in this by far surpassed these hotels! Would happily recommend to all those considering a stay in Tin Can Bay and it will be our choice of accomodation when we come back! Thank You again Cassandra, Duncan and Rupert for making us feel so welcome! From Jenny, Darrin and Jack (dog)

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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tincan10, Owner at Tin Can Bay Motel, responded to this review, April 20, 2012
Dear Jenny C,
Thanks so much for your review.
If you do something you love, you'll never work a day in your life and this is so true for us. We enjoy being able to offer our guests a clean, comfortable and relaxing holiday. Being able to spend a little time with them is just another great aspect of our daily life.
Thank you for your assistance with the dead battery. This just goes to show that Tin Can Bay Motel just attracts lovely people :)
We hope you will come and visit us again soon.
Many thanks,
Duncan, Cassandra and of course Rupert.
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Maroochydore, Australia
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Reviewed March 19, 2012

I booked this motel from necessity and ended up having one of the nicest experiences I have ever had at a motel after many years of travel. The hospitality was unbeatable. The room was cleaned to perfection and was equipped with a modern TV, fantastic Air-con, a nice bed and modern kitchen facilities... There were many small things that made the experience great. A later check out as standard (11am), managers that turned into great friends by the end of the stay, a nice pool and BBQ area, tucked away in greenery, well maintained, recent renovations down well and a very positive vibe all round.

As I mentioned, I had to stay there from necessity but I will now be going back with my partner this time for a nice break in a great motel.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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tincan10, Owner at Tin Can Bay Motel, responded to this review, April 20, 2012
Dear Ben M,
Thanks so much.
It's not a nice feeling to be stuck somewhere as you were. The BBQ turned out to be a lot of fun and it was so nice that everyone had a great time.
Perhaps we will have another BBQ next time you visit!
Thanks for the review, it means a lot.
Many thanks,
Cassandra and Duncan
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed March 13, 2012

We booked accommodation here for 4 nights through Living Social. The rooms were big and everything was clean and tidy. The beds were comfortable. Duncan and Cassandra were very accommodating to all our requests and made our stay very pleasant and comfortable. They certainly add the personal touch and made the most delicious breakfast and dinners/room service. We were able to take along our little dog, which was great. We also have a eight month old baby and we were worried that our neighbours may complain, but they didn't hear anything. All in all a great experience and we will return.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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tincan10, Owner at Tin Can Bay Motel, responded to this review, March 26, 2012
Dear TheAussieCookies,
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your time in Tin Can Bay.
Being a pet friendly property has been very rewarding for us. It's lovely when the whole family can come on holidays and this often shows in the happy faces of our guests.
Your requests were very minimal so there really isn't any need to thank us-it's just what we do.
Duncan and I look forward to seeing your family again in the not to distant future.
Kind Regards,
Cassandra
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Laidley, Australia
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Reviewed March 10, 2012

Duncan and Cassandra are wonderful hosts and take pride in what they offer their clientele. Large clean rooms with kitchenette, and the most comfy king sized bed. A quiet, personal environment with everything needed for a wonderful long weekend. Great jumping off spot for Fraser Island tours too. We have nothing but praise for this young couple and their endeavours to provide others with a wonderful holiday experience. But don't just read this - try it out for yourself!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank travelbugbitten10
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tincan10, Owner at Tin Can Bay Motel, responded to this review, March 23, 2012
Dear travelbugbitten 10,
Thank you for your review. Your kind words remind us of how lucky we are to have such wonderful people stay with us.
We are proud of what we have achieved so far.
Glad you liked your Fraser Tour. Perhaps next visit you’ll think of going whale watching!
Duncan and I hope to see you back again soon.
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Brisbane, Australia
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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

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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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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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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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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