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Atherton Rain Forest Motor Inn
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Atherton
Sydney, Australia
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“One night stopover”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

We stayed for one night on our way to Townsville and would most probably look for somewhere else next time. The room was clean, and comfortable, but the road noise was quite audible especially in the morning. We had dinner in the restaurant and it was okay, except a bit greasy. I would not classify it as "fine dining" as advertising states. The owners were not very friendly.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ballarat, Australia
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

We called in to see if they had 2 rooms for an over night stay. The owners were lovely ,they gave us a good deal.The rooms are clean and nice with 2 queen beds in each.Our friends were impressed also

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 19, 2011

The room was clean and fairly comfy even if a little basic. Re previous reviewer - we asked and were given fresh carton of milk every day but no way of telling if this was added to the bill.The problem came with the staff who were not as friendly as most people we met in Australia (apart from the NZ cleaner who was) Dinner in the restaurant was very annoying as, after consulting the menu for quite a while before anyone came for our orders, I ordered duck only to be told that it was off the menu, so I went for chicken - again off the menu. Maybe the waitress could have handed me the menu and said "Duck and chicken are off"! (McDonalds is just down the road!!). Another problem was breakfast is only delivered to your room between 7 and 8 am. A decent breakfast but far too early for a holiday! Get the feeling this motel was run for the benefit of the staff and the customers were secondary. An Australian Fawlty Towers?!!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 15, 2009

It's a motel room with ensuite, fridge, TV, iron, kettle, double and single bed - not a great deal of space left over. I came down from Daintree on the way to Atherton/Yungaburra and did a stopover here. The place wasn't full so I think they'd spaced guests out which was probably to maximise peace and quiet as I got the impression that the walls were thin and neighbours couldn't help but be heard. Contrary to their publicity you can hear traffic on the highway (it's a fast road, especially for the locals even in the pouring rain, and the turn-in wasn't signed well enough for me to take it first time, although I did have a Formula One would-be all over my rear end for miles before) but it's intermittent and not really disturbing. The rooms are showing their age and lack any consistency in stylistic considerations but they are functional. A small carton of milk is given to you when you check in - don't know if you get restocked if staying longer - and guests are required to book breakfast before retiring. Don't expect an insect-free environment. Ants on the worktop - seal up any consumables or put them in the fridge - and earwigs around the sleeping area needed to be escorted away.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with family
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Property: Atherton Rain Forest Motor Inn
Address: Corner of Kennedy Highway & Simms Road, Atherton, Queensland 4883, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Atherton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Atherton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Atherton Rain Forest Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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