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“Regional QLD comforts”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Colonial Motor Inn

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Colonial Motor Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Monto
Moore Park Beach, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Regional QLD comforts”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

I stayed for a business trip and have to say the owners are just wonderful - can't do enough for you. The meals are enormous, could have feed my whole family had I have had them with me. The rooms are basic but comfortable and clean, more importantly for me as a light sleeper - there is no highway noise!
It may look different to what you expect in the cities or regional centers but give it a go :)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Maryborough, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

We arrived in Monto later at night after an accident and had not booked ahead. The owners were very nice and made up a room for us. They also provided dinner in the restaurant and there were quite a few other travellers enjoying a meal and a drink.
The owners were very friendly and helpful, the food not cheap but good value for money and the rooms very clean and seemed to be recently refurbished. Very pleasant experience and a beautiful atmosphere in the restaurant/bar area which almost matches a country museum.
Definitely a keeper for future trips.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bribie Island, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

Our room was very clean and comfortable. The owners were very helpful. We had an evening meal in the lovely restaurant and the food and ambiance was fabulous. When you first looked at the Motel you would never know they could offer such fabulous food. I would recommend this Hotel to everyone. Very spacious rooms.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

This was our second night on a two week trip and we arrived in Monto on a Sunday (must not forget that on Sundays in country towns EVERYTHING is either closed all day or after 12pm lol!!!!!!!!) So when we got to town we were starving and had no where to stay, The Colonial Inn didn't look much from the outside but upon going in to talk to someone, it was a family run business and they could not have been nicer, unfortunately the on site restaurant does not open on a Sunday (BUGGER).... We got a family room, 3 adults, it had a queen and a single in the one room and a shower and toilet off to the end...

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

I planned to stay overnight in Monto to break a long drive. The Motor Inn is easy to find, well signposted and from the outside, looks to be the pick of the motels in Monto. This property is marketed as a country style Motor Inn and does bring the charm of Country decor and old fashioned hospitality. Barry, one of the owners, checked me in quickly and was there to serve a drink behind the bar and take my dinner order. the dining room / bar area was quite large and as the fire hadn't been lit on what was quite a cold evening, most guests congregated in the small area around the bar where a radiator heater had been plugged in. The room was clean and functional, although lacked a hair dryer which could have been provided if there was a note in the room to let me know. No internet or wi-fi access is available and the bed was a little hard, however, other than those small things, the stay was pleasant enough and value for money at $90 for the night. If I find myself travelling through Monto again, I would probably choose this property to stay at.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Colonial Motor Inn

Property: Colonial Motor Inn
Address: 6 Thomson St, Monto, Queensland 4630, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Monto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Monto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Colonial Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Historic Monto Colonial Motor Inn is Under New Ownership! Georgie & Warren are thrilled to Welcome You to their Historic Motel & Restaurant. Upgrades to the property are well underway- including Free Wi-Fi to ALL Rooms, Breakfast is now available in either Restaurant or Rooms from 6.30am, and Dinner is available to In-House Guests from 5-7pm . Enjoy Delicious Country Style Home Cooked Meals from our new Menu including Slow Cooked Monto Beef Ribs,Crispy Skin Atlantic Salmon with Hollandaise,and Delicious Monto Rib Fillet Steaks with choices of Roast Vegies,Garden or Greek Salad. ALL MEALS $25. We look forward to meeting you. ... more   less 
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