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“Mediocre motel”
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The Atherton Motel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Atherton
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

After reading the good reviews this motel had we stayed here one night on our way through the Tablelands. The rooms might be alright for just a couple but for 4 people it was very tight for space. The cutlery in the kitchen was virtually non existent to the extent we had to borrow some from the dining room even though a toaster is supplied in the room. We enjoyed watching the Lorikeets feeding from the bird feeder outside. The view however didn't live up to expectations. You have to look over the busy road and between trees and houses. There are much better views just driving around the Tablelands. However, surprisingly you don't hear much traffic noise at all from the room. You do hear neighbours either side of you however, especially if they have their TV on. We luckily had got a good deal to stay there, and glad we did as we would not have wanted to pay more.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 September 2012 via mobile

It is a 3.5 star hotel. Good service. Thin walls and a bit out of town but that allows it quietness and some views. Breakfast was simple and hearty. The owners obviously care for their guests. Nice sitting area outside of the room.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

For a family of 4 we were disappointed with the room. We were crammed in one room with the kitchen, double bed, single bed and a bunk bed all squashed together. The bunk beds were terrible mattresses as they were super soft so you could feel the springs underneath. Woke up with a sore back from the bad posture all night from the bed. There was a sink in the kitchen and that was about it for kitchen facilities. The receptionist was also quite vague and not all that friendly. Wouldn't go back.

But if you are staying in Atherton make sure you go to Platypus creek at dawn or dusk to see some platypus! We really enjoyed seeing them!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

I stayed in the motel for 3 months while working on the tablelands. The room was great, the food was excellent and the owners, Rob and Carolyn were only to happy to make our time at the motel extremely comfortable and nothing was to much trouble for them. I would definitely stay at the motel again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 June 2012

Carolyn and Andrew have their hands full with this older property, but what it lacks in style is certainly made up for by the generosity of the owners. It was an absolute pleasure to stay there it bought us country folk back down to earth after staying in 5 star in Cairns, support these smaller motels as they are the salt of the earth.

Room Tip: Just go you'll enjoy it.
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

My wife and I stayed here 10th-12th June, as walk ins. They could not have been more helpful,
a great base for the Tablelands.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 March 2012

I booked this motel for two nights getting a great deal on Wotif (room with two double beds for 80 dollars/night) and had a great time. Initially the decor looks quite old school, but the rooms are spacious, good hot shower, spotless throughout, good selection of tv channels, free wifi and most of all the great view from all the rooms made it well above par. It's two mins into Atherton town centre and there's also a Chinese restaurant that's above average next door, you can eat in or take out. Would stay again definitely.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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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: £71 - £89 (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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