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Caloundra, Australia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The place is calm and quiet. Has privacy. About 500m to beach. They have covered parking. TransLink buses are also available at door step. Recommended for back packer vacation and also for casual work+ vacation.

Thank Pasan I
Level Contributor
31 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Alright value for money, they kindly allowed me to check early and the room was clean. Free Austar and also the best shower for pressure and heat I've come across in a motel. I was unhappy they didn't provide shampoo or conditioner, these are included even in budget motels in my small town so I presumed they would be here.... More 

Thank Laura C
Bundaberg, Australia
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Stayed overnight in preparation for the Sunshine Coast Marathon Festival the next day. I have stayed here before so I knew what to expect. The rooms are very basic and minimal essentials are provided, but was clean and tidy, The motel is located within walking distance to the beach, shops and restaurants. Would chose to stay again for an overnight... More 

Thank Marv1965
Cronulla, Australia
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91 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Close to Mooloolaba shops, beach and restaurant. Far enough away from the city centre to avoid any noise. WiFi is ridiculously expensive at $7.50 an hour. Bare essentials in the room. No tissues, iron, ironing board, shampoo or conditioner, hair dryer, but at $110 a night you get what you pay for.

Thank Geoff333_13
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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

I stayed for one night on Sat 14 May 2016. Could have happily stayed for more. Tucked away and close to everything. This is a good value, exceptionally clean venue. I was pleased to find the standard of cleanliness was 5 Star. Thank you. The swan towel design on the bed was appreciated and demonstrated the standard of presentation. I... More 

Thank ma12belle
Armidale, Australia
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94 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Mooloolaba is not known for inexpensive accommodation which is what makes the River Esplanade Motel so great. I haven't stayed here for two years until this Easter, but it's still spotless, still close to everything and still excellent value. The designated parking spot is a huge win because you can forget about the car and enjoy all Mooloolaba on your... More 

1 Thank EF982
Mackay, Australia
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

One night stay at the River Esplanade Motel. The manager is very friendly. We paid $110 for a small room booked just a few hours before which I found to be a great price, especially as it is in a central location. Unfortunately when we got to our room we discovered that the aircon wasn't working and the filters were... More 

1 Thank Gemma C
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29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Good parking, there was easy access from two roads and the motel s very affordable. Friendly enough service and was nice to get a card for the bowls club, and close location that we could walk to the beach comfortably. The motel was affordable but many things led to what is ultimately a 2 dot review: - upon arrival we... More 

3 Thank Bellocchi
Mooball Australia
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73 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Made a late booking for $110 and were pleased to find a clean and comfortable looking room, recently spruced up, and friendly service at reception. Easy short walk along the river (Esplanade) to the main beach and food outlets, or to The Wharf. Bedding was clean and the bed was comfortable. Shower worked well, as did the TV. Took us... More 

1 Thank CowTails
Brisbane, Australia
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228 reviews
116 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

We spent just the one night at this motel and found the rooms simple but adequate. The Manager was friendly and efficient. A card was included to enable entry and access to meals at the Bowls Club which was adjacent to the rear entrance. Many other food outlets are in walking distance. Only cups, saucers and glasses are provided along... More 

1 Thank deejay17

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The River Esplanade Motel is a family-owned motel run by the Thompson family for almost 20 years. We specialize in quality accommodation at an affordable price. We are located in beautiful Mooloolaba which is only 1 hour north of Brisbane and are only 400m to the world famous Mooloolaba Beach making us a perfect destination for families, tourists and business travellers. We have 20 motel rooms and a 3 Bedroom Apartment, Outdoor swimming pool, shared kitchen facilities all set in amongst beautiful gardens. ... more   less 

Additional Information about River Esplanade Motel

Address: 98 River Esp, Mooloolaba, Queensland 4557, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Mooloolaba
Price Range: $93 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — River Esplanade Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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River Esplanade Motel Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast
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#5 Family Hotel in Mooloolaba
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“Doesn't matter, all rooms are much the same with no view.”
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“Cheap, affordable, ideal location”
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“I stayed in room 10, but they are all great rooms i'm sure.”
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