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“Efficient,clean and affordable” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Blue Shades Motel
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Maryborough
Certificate of Excellence
Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Efficient,clean and affordable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2012

We stopped at the Comfort Inn on our way to Airlie Beach - after many hours of driving it was a welcome relief to check in and relax. From check in to check out I was impressed with this hotel. The rooms were spacious, clean and tidy with everything you need for a short stay. The second television in the bedroom was a huge hit with the kids as they were able to get "out of my hair" for a while. I would highly recommend this hotel for singles, couples and families. Definitely worth the money.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank clairebear074
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DazeOffMaryQld, Owner at Blue Shades Motel, responded to this review, 7 October 2012
Hi Clairebear074
Thankyou for taking the time to post a review. We strive to give our guests the best experience we can and when we receive wonderful reviews like yours it gives us more drive to ensure all our new and regular guests have a great experience also. Thankyou for acknowledging our motel in such a positive manner, it really means so much to us. We hope to see again someday.
Trudy Miller
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2012

After reading many positive reviews about this hotel on Trip Advisor, we booked in for a one night stay on our way to Bundaberg and were very pleased we did. Very comfortable and clean room. Front desk staff were very friendly and even kept breakfast open for us after we failed to put our order in the night before. Very nice continental breakfast too.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Leigh F
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DazeOffMaryQld, Owner at Blue Shades Motel, responded to this review, 7 October 2012
Hi Leigh F,
Thankyou for your review. It is a priveledge as motel owners to ensure our guests receive the best service and comfort we can give. Wonderful reviews like yours really help our business going forward. We are so glad we could extend breakfast for you, our saying is.... If it can be done, it can be done and our motto is your home away from home. Enjoy your travels and maybe one day you'll pass by again.
Trudy Miller
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2012

I stay here every three months whilst in town for business. I had stayed in a number of other hotels in Maryborough prior to staying at Blue Shades for the first time in 2000 and since then have not stayed anywhere else. The staff are very friendly and are more than willing to assist with any reasonable requests. The rooms are comfortable, quiet and very clean. The restaurant is great, after being on the road for a month at a time it is lovely to have a meal that is fresh and tasty. I would recommend this hotel to anyone travelling in Maryborough.

Room Tip: The rooms at the back of the motel are a little quieter.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank mike_kosl
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DazeOffMaryQld, Owner at Blue Shades Motel, responded to this review, 15 September 2012
Thankyou for commenting. I am so pleased you have been happy here for more than a decade. Thats pretty good testiment. See you on your next visit.
Trudy Miller
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Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

We returned to this motel whilst touring Australia in August. Staff friendly and helpful the facilities great and room best so far in way of large room with comfortable chairs and 2 large televisions which had a selection of channels which worked. The free wifi accessible from our room was a must for our teenage daughter. We've been staying in motel after motel and this was the best at a reasonable price compared with all the others we stayed at.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Jo A
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DazeOffMaryQld, Owner at Blue Shades Motel, responded to this review, 28 August 2012
Thank you Jo A for your thoughts. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Comfort and a good night sleep is definetly what it is all about when travelling. Enjoy the rest of your travels.
Trudy Miller
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2012

I have had the pleasure of staying Comfort Inn Blue Shades on many repeat visits to Maryborough. Over the past 8 years this has been my accommodation of choice. The wonderful service, the ease of booking and confirming, the flexibility of travelling with a group and at each visit being so welcome, truly makes it a place to return to. Thank you Trudy and Damian for all you do to make each trip so easy and comfortable.

Room Tip: Larger rooms available for groups travelling together.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Jodie L
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DazeOffMaryQld, Owner at Blue Shades Motel, responded to this review, 8 August 2012
Thankyou JodieL for your great comments. We hope to see you coming back for another 8 years.
It is always so warming to hear our guests have had enjoyable experiences with us.
All the best
Trudy and Damien Miller
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Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2012

We stayed here on our way to Townsville. The staff were very friendly and helpful. (we had a baby with us) and they couldn't do more to make us feel welcome. We had one of the business rooms around the back. It was very clean and tidy and very quiet. Trust me after some of the motels we had stayed at this a welcome relief. The rooms aren't ultra modern but that didn't matter. Because we were tired we had room service for dinner and breakfast. Wow what a feed! Will definitely stay here on our way back! Couldn't recommend it more highly.

Room Tip: Business rooms around the back are excellent.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank nelle62_12
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DazeOffMaryQld, Owner at Blue Shades Motel, responded to this review, 8 August 2012
Thank you Nelle62
I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We have so many positive comments on our quality home cooked meals so i am thrilled that we were a great stop over for you to rest and refuel. Will be lovely to see you on the way back through.
Trudy and Damien Miller
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Biloela, Queensland, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2012

I stayed at the Blue Shades Motel, Maryborough, Qld for approximately four weeks as part of my employment. I found the owners Damien and Trudy to always be friendly and welcoming. The room was clean and comfortable and the breakfasts that I ate were of a high standard. If you are looking for good quality accommodation at reasonable rates look no further than the Blue Shades.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Kim S
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DazeOffMaryQld, Owner at Blue Shades Motel, responded to this review, 23 July 2012
Hi kim S, thankyou for posting your thoughts on your stay. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Damien, myself and our 2 staff always strive to ensure our guests are not treated like a number and keep the relationship as friendly and honest as though we've known you forever. I hope to see you back again one day.
All the best
Trudy Miller
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Additional Information about Blue Shades Motel

Property: Blue Shades Motel
Address: 35 Ferry St, Maryborough, Queensland 4650, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Maryborough
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Maryborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Blue Shades Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blue Shades Motel is now under NEW MANAGEMENT! We are making some changes and important improvements for our guests as we move into 2017. The Blue Shades Motel is on the Southern entry to Maryborough, about 250m on your right once you have crossed the Mary River over the Lamington Bridge. Its on the corner of Queen and Ferry Streets. The Motel consists of 35 rooms ranging from Standard to Executive, with several Family sized room options also available. Wifi and parking are complimentary for all guests. Room service breakfast is available, or you may choose to have breakfast our the dining room (reopened on 23 December 2016 for Breakfast). Dinner is available across the road and charged back to your room. A BBQ near the pool area is available for use. If you are thinking of a function or conference we have a large conference room with a courtyard available as well. We are happy to assist with any of your queries and look forward to welcoming you on your next stay! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Maryborough Comfort Inn
Comfort Inn Maryborough

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