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Shady Rest Motel

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The nicest host I've come across with our travels for the last 3 months.We arrived after hours and air conditioning was on for us light left on and everything clean and tidy. We will definitely stay at this little gem and recommend to friends and family. Thank you

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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

The motel room was lovely and spacious and clean and comfortable. The owners were friendly and could not help you enough. The only downside is if you are a light sleeper the noise of the traffic if you have a room towards the front may disturb your sleep however if you sleep well you may not notice this. I would...

Thank JCS196024
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Basic accomodation clean and tidy with a comfy bed and terrific shower, great wifi provided. Under cover parking for the car keeping it out of the hot sun. Not to far from the Main Street. Hosts were very welcoming and helpful.

Thank simtuck110
Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Wes and Judy are both lovely and helpful, and the apartments are clean and tidy. Close to the centre of town and just off the main road, makes this a great little place to stop off for a night or two.

Thank jabrook
Surfers Paradise, Australia
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Our family of 7 stayed at the Shady Rest Motel after visiting Australia Zoo on our way to Bundaberg. The motel is located just off the main highway with basic clean rooms that don't have that musty smell. The pool was a refreshing way to end a long hot day at Australia Day. Judy and Wes were very welcoming, lovely...

Thank Jen Q
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We stayed overnight whilst driving through, and were greeted by very friendly staff. The room was nice and clean, with comfy beds and outside our room had lots of parking for our car. Didn't have a microwave, but other than that, it was lovely, and would definitely would stay here if I was going through Gympie again.

Thank 1993Kiwi
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Lovely friendly folk run the place, they even gave us a lift to the function we went to down the road @ Kensington House. Room no 11 is a bigger than average room at the back of the motel, it has a two person spa bath and seperate toilet. Would be no good if you don't like showering in front...

Thank gusontheroad
Lake Macquarie
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We stopped here overnight only. A very friendly lady welcomed us. We were very pleased with the cleanliness of the room. We opted for the Continental breakfast. It was delivered the evening before, all fresh and ready to go.

1Thank Johnmdub
Tannum Sands, Australia
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed overnight at the Shady Rest Motel on a family holiday road trip. Owners of the Motel are very welcoming and friendly. Rooms while modest are clean and very comfortable with all requirements met for a family needing a good nights rest. No hesitation in recommending this motel for an overnight stay in the Gympie area. We will definitely return.

1Thank Craig S
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is a nice little motel room, which is all you need when you are on a business trip. Plenty of room to park and heaps off room to park trucks, all it needs is microwaves in the rooms. Real comfy beds for a budget motel room.


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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge

Additional Information about Shady Rest Motel

Address: 17 Violet St | off the Bruce Hwy, Gympie, Queensland, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Gympie Region > Gympie
Price Range: $125 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shady Rest Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms towards the back of the complex away from the main road would be quieter.”
jenq2013, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room no 11”
gusontheroad, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Request a unit not at the front to avoid highway noise”
Hotabbots, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Spa Room is spacious”
boydj395, 14 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Room 19 is at the back of the complex and would be quieter that those at the front.”
ChrisG932, 11 Mar 2015 | Read review
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