The review dilemma is: does one compare it outright with other motels? Or does one give special consideration for special circumstances? As a motel it doesn't quite cut it: the room had a fridge, cups, spoons, coffee and sugar but no kettle. The state of the building and the bathroom reminded us of an Alfred Hitchcock thriller. I do understand there are other rooms with very nice spas etc.
But if one is a realist and considers that the place is cheaper then a backpackers it comes into a whole new light. The lady who runs the place, Therese, is lovely, and confirming what other reviewers said, the linen is good, clean and fresh. And there's a simple, but free breakfast included too.
Would I come here again? If I was traveling with my grand mother or with infants probably not. But if I was traveling with a few mates and just needed a clean bed for a night; yeah why not?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Railway Motel and Deco Guesthouse provides a cheaper accommodation option with character and a slightly dilapidated charm. The old hotel has been converted into delightful en suite rooms with large bathrooms and spa baths while the motel units are cheap, clean and comfortable. All the en suite rooms have reverse cycle air conditioning, television, fridge, microwave, kettle and hot drinks. The en suite rooms include a light self serve breakfast in the foyer of the old hotel, which is often quite a social event. The motel does not provide evening meals but guests need only walk 200 metres to the local hotel which provides a range of hearty meals or takeaways. There is also a guest kitchen and a barbeque if guests prefer to prepare their own meals. ... more less