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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After being quoted ridiculous amounts for two (2) other motels in Gympie, we stumbled upon the Great Eastern. What a find. Derek (host) could not have been more welcoming. Got us checked in for, what we thought was, a very reasonable nightly rate. The room was was basic, but very clean. The bathroom / toilet (separate) has recently been refurbished... More 

Thank Sandra R
Level Contributor
29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Accommodation was booked by the office; it's not a resort destination and it's on the highway (easy to find) but there is traffic noise; rooms are ok. It's the hospitality of the owners that stands out, I'd stop there again.

Thank Skysurferau
Andover, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We have stayed at this motel 3 times in the last month while looking at property in the area. We have returned to the Great Eastern Motor Inn because of the excellent service we have been given on each occasion. Our stays have been totally comfortable, relaxing and also fun. The rooms are superior. They are very clean and contemporary.... More 

Thank ChristineZUK
1 review
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Been here a few times now and all around a great experience, try the meals highly recommended. I've been in a few different rooms so if you have 4 or more they can look after you. Looking forward to both staying and dining there again.

Thank Peter M
Level Contributor
27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Beware..... These are very rude people that will charge you for services that you never asked for..... Stay anywhere else.... There is a reasonably nice looking place up on the hill that is closer to town, go there...

Thank Stephen B
Derek C, Owner at Great Eastern Motor Inn, responded to this review

Your actions by accepting someone else’s breakfast were not only opportunistic but inconsiderate – shame on you Stephen! More 

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Caloundra, Australia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

On arrival the proprietor was very patronising, I object to being called 'love' at every opportunity. I had asked for the handicapped room as I was travelling with a 92 year old only to be told it was taken and the comment 'I can't please all the old women who come here'. Or words to that effect. I paid in... More 

Thank Robin B
Tathra, Australia
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128 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

OK, so I rated this place 5 stars & no it is not the Ritz or a salubrious waterfront apartment but it was just what we needed as the evening grew dark en route to Hervey Bay. Due to Brisbane traffic we were an hour behind time so started looking for somewhere to stay running the gauntlet of 'its Noosaville,... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We got off to a bad start with the Great Eastern because my ancient TomTom couldn't find Geordie Road, and the on-site manager wasn't much help on the phone. ("Sticks out like dog's balls" and "You can't miss it" is not very helpful information when you are completely lost). If you are a light sleeper I would strongly recommend you... More 

Thank Steven S
Derek C, Owner at Great Eastern Motor Inn, responded to this review

Yes thanks for your note and yes won't be so frank in future when we are on the "Bruce" just a shame you didn't speak to me direct "ZZZZZ"S"! In future try the P/Way. More 

Hobart, Australia
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We arrived after dark and it was difficult to find the hotel. It is very close to the Bruce highway which was very busy. We ended up ringing the hotel for directions. The room was large and the bed was comfy. It was noisy - you could hear people in adjacent rooms talking, showering etc and there was quite a... More 

Thank clockers9999
Derek C, Owner at Great Eastern Motor Inn, responded to this review

Yes we are too, we have spoken to the Council and they very sorry, also the people next door a young couple showering together they say - please let us know when next through and your accommodation is complimentary. More 

Highfields, Australia
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40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

This is a nice motel for an overnight stay.Very clean and neat and the bathroom was quite modern. Excellent shower. Not luxury but adequate for our needs. Didn't get to try the restaurant which I have heard is very nice. There was no foxtel in the room.

Thank Barbara T

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Great Eastern Motor Inn

Address: 27-29 Geordie Rd, Gympie, Queensland 4570, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Gympie Region > Gympie
Price Range: $114 - $1,089 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Great Eastern Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Best Western Gympie
Gympie Best Western
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