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The Atherton Motel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Atherton
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Basic motel, next door to Chinese restaurant. Breakfast was served to our rooms. And about the time we requested. (our groups 8 rooms all requested the same time) Basic fare. Rooms clean, owners very friendly and helpfull.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

The owners at the Atherton Motel were very friendly and accommodating. Frankly, they are the highlight. The walls between rooms are very thin and noises (TV) can be heard. The bathroom floor was sticky. The bathroom basin hot water did not work - but the shower hot water did. There is only a soap dispenser that provides foam. There is no shampoo. I think the foam is also for shampoo. The wifi is slow. However, the bed was comfortable and the TV had many channels. Despite the lovely owners and the budget price, I just cannot recommend the Atherton Motel.

Room Tip: Preferably, a room with neither room either side of you occupied
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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled on business
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RobMonk, Manager at The Atherton Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review The Atherton Motel.
I can only apologize our Luxury Rooms were fully booked out during your stay with us.
Clean, Quite and comfortable is what most reviews say about the Atherton Motel and we can only hope guest's will let us know any concerns so we can address them instantly or as this is the case write a review .
I am disappointed to read that we did not meet your expectations and i have shared your comments with housekeeping. Being of double brick cyclone proof construction makes room noise a rare issue for us but we will review your suite to see if this could be improved. I would very much welcome the opportunity to discuss with you in more detail and as such, please feel free to contact me direct - admin@athertonmotel.com

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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

My partner and I decided to visit friends on the Tablelands and we thought we'd have a night to ourselves. Of course we had to pick a weekend where most everywhere was booked out. And we are glad they were? I rang on a Friday and asked if they had any vacancies. Yes they did both normal rooms and deluxe room. I opted for the deluxe and wow am glad we did. Was abit worried when we pulled up outside our door as I must say the paint work needs a little TLC. But opened the door into our own virtual luxury (on a budget) retreat. The bathroom was huge and beautifully appointed. Big comfy queen size bed and a 42" 3D flat screen TV on the wall that impressed the other half big time. The room also had a round dining table with 4 chairs along with two comfy lounge chairs to sit in and still the room seemed big. The room was also spotlessly clean, which is a HUGE plus. The patio area out front of or room was a wonderful place to sit and have a cold beer watching the world go by and day turning into night. Great coffee and tea making facilities and a microwave. All this is lovely grounds that when night fell were lit up with colourful garden lights. Right next-door is the Pagoda Chinese restaurant - eat in or take away. All I'll say is yummo. To end a wonderful stay we had room service breakfast before we left and it was delivered on time, hot and delicious. As locals we will be staying there again

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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RobMonk, Manager at The Atherton Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

Thanks so much for your kind review.
After reading that i think i will check in there myself.
A lot of time and effort went into the construction of our Luxury rooms and comments or reviews like this make the effort so much more rewarding.

Thank you again, and we look forward to being able to look after you in the future.

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

If you want a lovely place to stay in Atherton, the Atherton motel is one of the best places I've stayed at, service from management is the best friendly people. Try there cooked meals you will not be disappointed.
Rooms are clean and comfortable, bed nice and soft, Perfect,
Keep up the great work guys. See you next visit.

Room Tip: Quiet and comfortable
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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled on business
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RobMonk, Manager at The Atherton Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

Thank you for the review.

Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Thanks so much for your kind words.

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Reviewed 5 September 2016

Atherton lived up to its reputation of being the cleanest and friendliest town in Northern Queensland when my husband was unexpectedly ended up in hospital there recently. I booked into the family-owned Atherton Motel for several days. The owners couldn't have been more kind and helpful, the room was quiet, clean and comfortable, it was reasonably-priced and the place was conveniently situated for the town.

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled solo
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Thank Mark C
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RobMonk, Manager at The Atherton Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

Thank you very much for you great review.
It was our pleasure to look after you . Hope your husband has fully recovered and we look forward to seeing you again.
Thanks again for your kind words.

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Additional Information about The Atherton Motel

Address: 102 Maunds Rd, Atherton, Queensland 4883, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Atherton
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Atherton
Price Range: $124 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Atherton Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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