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Cattleman's Rest Motor Inn
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Charters Towers
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
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“Friendly but average motel”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

Friendly people at this motel just outside the town centre. The room is fine but slightly outdated. The lights in the bathroom were fallen down so probably some attention needed. But it is clean and you can get a cold beer at the reception so was happy.
The restaurant though is not recommended. I had one of the specials for 35 bucks but it is a relatively small dish and although the steak is pretty decent the whole was very salty and tasted the same. Maybe bad luck but I don't think you should charge people extra for vegetables! That is really not done these days!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stanley, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

At last an update to the menu! Good selection of steaks etc. unfortunately the good piece of eye fillet that I received was over cooked by the use of iron / sizzle plate. Rooms comfortable though a bit basic. Friendly service.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Warragul
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Room was ok, clean but impossible to fill the electric jug from the wash basin. Had to use the shower? No toster facility.

Went to the restaurant and found the service was bad, was asked 3 times over an hour if I wanted a drink, and I kept saying it was ordered but it never arrived until the meal was finished and we wanted to leave. Ordered one dozen oysters and only 6 turned up. Main meal was overcooked and unpleasant. Advised I would put the meal on my room and then told them I would meet at the front desk to pay before I went to bed, but they didnt turn up so I had to leave it until the next morning. A totally bad experience in comparison to other motels we stayed at on our trip.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed August 21, 2012 via mobile

Badly in need of maintenance. No sleep all night walls paper thin. Breakfast cold. When we complained we were physically threatened. Will never go back or recommend. Worst hotel ever. Do not stay there

  • Stayed January 2012
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Mackay, Australia
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

Stayed there overnight with my family. I had booked this hotel three days before my arrival. At the time of booking on the telephone the receptionist took my credit card details but did not book my room(??????). Fortunately there was a vacant room. Few of the rooms are recently renovated - we were lucky to get one of those. Nice new bathrooms, AC, fridge. New clean linen. Reasonably sized room. Free parking. I could not find this hotel on Booking.com.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Cairns, Australia
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

We stayed here after arriving into Charters Towers after 9pm. The reception was open until Midnight. The room was basic, but was sufficent for a sleep and a shower. Price wasn't outrageous. Staff were friendly and helpful.
Would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Canada
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Reviewed March 6, 2012

The Cattleman's Rest is an older hotel, with brick interior walls and somewhat dated furnishings. An attempt has been made to improve the decor by using a blue and white theme on the taps, cupboards, switchplate covers, bathroom fixtures, etc. (See pictures) The room was clean and spacious. My only suggestion would be to replace the bedspeads. They are "tired". A white (or pale blue) cover would look fresh and brighten up the room which is a little dark because of the brick walls. I was very impressed with the young lady at the desk. She was very friendly and efficient and cheerfully answered questions and provided directions to local sights.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Cattleman's Rest Motor Inn
Address: 1 Bridge Street | Cnr Bridge & Plant St, Charters Towers, Queensland 4820, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Charters Towers
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Charters Towers
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Hotel Class:3 star — Cattleman's Rest Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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