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Downs Motel

0.8 miles from Toowoomba centre
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669 Ruthven St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attending the swap meet I was after just a good clean comfortable bed, no frills, no fuss. Downs motel was the cheapest motel I could find on the net that was central, close to the Showgrounds and basic. The fact that previous guests had rated it well also decided us that we could afford this weekend away. The receptionist was...

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Di G, Manager at Downs Motel, responded to this review

Hi Adrienne thanks for taking the time to write a review. We like great stories. The swap meet weekend was great and we enjoyed meeting people from all over the country coming to find treasures. Kind Regards Di

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quick visit for a night only. Lady on reception very polite and welcoming ... had a nice chat and laugh like we'd met before. Basic room with ensuite and queen bed. Microwave, bar fridge, tea/coffee and toaster. Clean and functional. Little free extras in the bar fridge a bonus ... tim tams, small water, small juice and can of soft...

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Di G, Manager at Downs Motel, responded to this review

Hi Flemo69 We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. See you next time. Regards Di

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were so friendly and helpful when we arrived. They made my family and I feel very comfortable to stay here. The room was well presented and very clean, would definitely stay here again and recommend this place to others 😊

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Di G, Manager at Downs Motel, responded to this review

Hi Danielle Thanks for your kind words. We try to make everyone feel welcome and we are glad you had a pleasant stay with us. See you next time your in Toowoomba. Regards Di & Mike

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We (me n 3 year old son) were refused brekkie even though I mentioned about the advertisement online that says breakfast included. Noticed in the morning we were the only one who had no brekkie... oops figure that out so make sure you confirm before booking. You do not want to end up in the empty room and be told...

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Di G, Owner at Downs Motel, responded to this review

Hi Matina and thanks for your review. We will always match or beat any online deal, just show us when you walkin. I hope you enjoyed your upgrade and the complimentary minibar. See you next time Carly

Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 17 January 2017

It was one of the cheapest deals I could get and included a continental breakfast basic supply minivan and WiFi (that was very slow). It was close to everything that we intended to do and back far enough off the riadvto be quiet

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Di G, Manager at Downs Motel, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your feedback. Yes we've had some pretty good deals out there for people and our Free continental breakfast and mini bar are a nice surprise for many. See you next time your in Toowoomba. Regards Di

Whittlesea, Australia
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Not bad room was clean very helpful at the front desk close to shopping centre. The front desk was fantastic changed our room to a lower floor because we had a toddler The only problem I had was location which isn't the hotel fault.

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Di G, Manager at Downs Motel, responded to this review

Hi Melissa We aim to please and everyone has different needs. I'm glad we could help you with your toddler and find a ground floor room. See you next time your in Toowoomba. Regards Di

Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This motel is located in the middle shopping complex. From the outside it looks quite dated. Rooms were a pleasant surprise. Nicely renovated, clean and comfortable. It is far enough back from the main road to not hear any traffic noise. It is only about a 10 minute walk to town. Would stay here again. Excellent value for money...And free...

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Di G, Manager at Downs Motel, responded to this review

Hi Cheryl I'm so pleased you had a great time staying with us. See you next time. Regards Di

Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed two nights as we were in town for a wedding. The staff are really friendly and the room came with complementary coke and orange juice. the rooms are a little dated but you get a very comfy bed, free WiFi and TV has some foxtel channels. If I am ever back in Toowoomba I would definitely comeback.

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Di G, Manager at Downs Motel, responded to this review

Hi Peter Thanks for your feedback. Great to hear you had a good time here in Toowoomba and that our motel was up to your standards. Hope to see you again. Regards Di

Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed in one of the ground floor units on the left, it was a large room but needs updating. Bathroom tiny with horrible lighting after dark. Noisy aircon unit made it hard to sleep. The bed was comfy with nice linen so extra point for that! I would shop around at others in this price range first.

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Di G, Manager at Downs Motel, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your feedback. It's frustrating for motel owners and managers when we aren't told about any issues you may have while staying with us. This sort of thing could have been brought to our attention and we would have happily up-graded you to one of our queen studio rooms.

Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful little motel. Friendly staff and we took advantage of the free continental breakfast on offer. And yes..complimentary timtams and cold drinks in the fridge. What a great touch. Highly recommend.

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Di G, Manager at Downs Motel, responded to this review

Hi Margaret and Bob Thanks, we enjoyed having you stay with us. See you next you visit Toowoomba.

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Downs Motel offers a level of comfort and style for guests in search of quality accommodation and friendly attentive service. Featuring 23 modern and traditional style motel rooms offering single, double and triple bedding options, the Downs Motel is proud to be affiliated with the Healthy Hotels programme so you are sure to experience a clean, comfortable and peaceful stay with us. All rooms feature 32" Digital flat screen TV with a range of Foxtel channels including 3 sport and 3 movie channels, All rooms have ensuite bathroom, fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, tea/coffee, reverse cycle air-conditioning & have FREE wi-fi internet access. Downs Motel is conveniently located in the CBD and is one block to the City centre. 250m walk to Restaurants, cafes and shopping centres. Walk to the City Golf Club, and Toowoomba Base Hospital or only a short drive to the main sporting grounds and fields, University of Southern Queensland, the Empire Theatre, Function Centre and much more. For your added convenience, there is ample off street parking & guest laundry available. Why not take advantage of our in-room dining service for breakfast and dinner and choose from our delicious range of hearty home cooked meals. Lunch packages are also available on request. Office hours are 7:30am – 7:30pm however a 24 hour check in service is available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Downs Motel

Address: 669 Ruthven St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Toowoomba
Price Range: £62 - £79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Downs Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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#3 Best Value Hotel in Toowoomba
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