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Runaway Bay Motor Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Runaway Bay
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Stinks.. Seriously”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

This place stinks.. Literally
I mean it.. The musty stench in room 9 is almost unbearable.. We are contemplating sleeping outside with the mossies and tomorrow morning demanding our money back.. Bulldoze the dump

  • Stayed April 2014
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

Laying in bed now at 1:00 am, with only three cars in the car park, listening to next door snoring. Same issue with the air con remote - confiscated! Why we would have neighbours when there are only three cars in the whole place, I do not know. The walls are as thin as I have ever encountered. First it was coughing fits, now that lovely drone from the snorer, obviously enjoying his/her sleep. Arrived during consistent rain, to find every ground floor unit vacant, but our booking is up the slippery stairs, leaving us to lug the luggage up for no reason. Not a happy camper - wait, I am not supposed to be camping! I am in a motel!

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Glen Innes, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2013

My husband and I stayed here recently. We have stayed here a number of times previously and never really had any problems. Nice clean room, great little kitchenette and comfortable beds.
This time however, we were so disappointed and disillusioned. The air-conditioning was set at a certain temperature, which we thought was rather high, so we looked for the remote to change the setting to cool the room. No remote could be found. We asked the front desk "Where is the remote?". We were told that all remotes have been taken out of rooms, you cannot control the A/C, they are all set at the same temperature, that's the policy. Great, so nothing we could do about that apparently. So we turned off the A/C and tried the ceiling fan, which, was a poor substitute, as it seemed to be on the one speed, couldn't make it go any faster. It too, it seemed to be in the control of the motel. We travel quite a lot and have never had our comfort level (particularly as it was so hot and humid & it was the early hours of the morning until we were able to sleep) controlled by someone else. Its a real shame as we travel to see our children who live on the Northern end of the Gold Coast a lot. We won't be staying here ever again!!!!!

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2012

Stayed here for 1 night (Saturday) - extremely difficulty to get single nights accommodation in the Runaway Bay area. Whilst decor a little dated, very clean with all ammenities. Staff extremely friendly and efficient.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Toowoomba, Australia
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Reviewed 18 October 2012

Good location between theme parks. We went to Sea World on Friday and Wet n Wild on Saturday and only 15 mins drive to each. We booked a private spa unit on the ground floor and enjoyed the outside spa. It was very private, the room was very clean with all amenities. Very quiet location yet just 2 minutes to Harbour Town. Room contained queen bed and two singles. My daughters loved the pool and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. We ordered a continental breakfast which was delivered to our unit the night before - very reasonably priced.

Room Tip: Ask for a ground floor room if you have young children.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Mackay, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2012

Booking made on line via discount site,Upon arrival welcomed by friendly staff. Had a room on the second floor. Room was clean and tidy.
We had 5 in the room with a fold out bed and as requested was already set up upon arrival.
Kitchen had all you needed to make coffee / tea and small meals (Breakfast, light lunch etc)
Only 15 mins to Movie world and a bit more to Dream world. Also a short drive (15 mins outside peak times) to Surfers Paradise main beaches etc.
Made to feel welcomed and kids had a good time in the pool.
Lots of food outlets and shops nearby.

Room Tip: If you have lots of luggage / bags etc ask for a room on the ground floor. Otherwise no issues
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2012

We stayed a few weeks ago on a Saturday night, for business. While it's nowhere near the water, it is in a reasonably central location - just a short drive to Harbour Town shopping centre. The motel is large but quiet, with generous sized rooms and comfortable beds. Our family room had a queen bed and two singles, with plenty of extra pillows & blankets. The decor is extremely dated and the shower in our room was a bit bizarre (noisy, with slippery tiles in the shower floor!), but the room was spotless. Well done housekeeping! The three biggest drawbacks were that the air conditioning in our room didn't work, the restaurant was closed (on Saturday night!) and they charge an additional fee for late check-outs, even if it's just 30 minutes.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Runaway Bay Motor Inn
Address: 429 Oxley Dr, Runaway Bay, Gold Coast, Queensland 4216, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Runaway Bay
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Runaway Bay
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Hotel Class:4 star — Runaway Bay Motor Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 41
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