We have just spent a very pleasant and relaxing three nights at this motel.
We had initially booked a self contained garden view room but as the motel was only lightly booked we were upgraded to an ocean view room for no additional cost. We had room number one which being right at the end of the block is very private and has side as well as front windows all of which offer views of the ocean.
The lounge rooms are rather small and the showers do not have a base, which come from the time when the complex was a retirement home and this does lead to a constantly wet bathroom floor. Mind you having no fixed shower cubicle does allow for a large shower area.
However, the small lounge rooms are compensated for by an adjoining long kitchen area and reasonably sized bedroom and bathroom, which combined worked rather well for our three night stay.
The kitchen comes equipped with a microwave, electric frypan, portable two burner hotplate, half sized refrigerator and all the kitchen implements that one needs for a short stay.
This motel bases its business model on the overnight corporate trade so there are quite a few workers staying there and they may be a bit noisy, but just ask for a quiet room away from the business trade. Also, very little family trade and no pool so no yelling children.
So, small lounge, invalid style showers, but a great location, clean and tidy rooms and friendly owners.
Tips for the area:
A Woolworths supermarket is only five minutes drive away on the corner of Richmond road and the soldiers street and just off the main street ( Herbert Street).
There is a local butcher called Ritchie's that makes very tasty local sausages and hamburger patties just before the Woolworths store but still on Herbert Street.
Bowens harbour is only a few minutes walk away from the motel along the ocean front and has a sort of fish co-op that advertises fresh seafood straight off the boats.
A must see sight is Horseshoe Bay, but not a place to stay as it is crowded with tourists, vehicles and tourist accommodation. For a brilliant view take the 4.5 kilometre trail from the end of the car park but only walk about 15 minutes to a viewing platform at the top of the hill.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All rooms are fully furnished and self contained and come complete with separate en suite, bedroom, kitchenette and large lounge area. All bedrooms are fully air conditioned and ceiling fans are installed in the living areas. Facilities and Services: - BBQ & Entertainment area - All motel units are ground floor - Dedicated Disabled unit available - Generous room size - 8 channels of free Austar entertainment (including Nickelodeon) - Ample car & boat parking - Air-conditioner in bedrooms; ceiling fan in lounge room and bedroom - Kitchenettes in each room - Boat parking - The closest boat ramp is 100m - Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Eftpos accepted ... more less
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