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“Restaurant not open on Sundays ....” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Gidgee Inn Motel
Ranked #1 of 4 Cloncurry B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bundaberg, Australia
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231 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Restaurant not open on Sundays ....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

We decided to pay extra and stay at the Gidgee for its location, slightly out of town, but with a restaurant. We then found that the restaurant, being a Sunday was closed, and only a 2 choice takeaway menu available to rooms, so we had to go into Cloncurry to get some food. The room itself was spacious and nicely furnished though the mattress on the bed certainly needed replacing and there was extremely limited TV reception with only a couple of channels available. We later found out that only some rooms were affected this way. Parking was undercover and outside your door but there was nowhere to sit outside apart from going to the pool area where there was a bbq and table and benches.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Ann W
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Townsville, Australia
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120 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

When I knew I was staying in Cloncurry for the week (as part of a work group - we had 15 rooms) I didn't expect much from the hotel - but I was very wrong! While it's not a big city 4 star hotel - it was definatley a wonderful place.

The rooms where a great size and the bed and beeding appeared new and were very comfortable.

The bathroom was good - although the toiletries are not single use but on the wall - this is not a bad thing, its just not my preference.

All the rooms are on the ground floor and most have a carpark out the frount of the room - there is a roof so a 4x4 with a roof rack may not fit under. There is also a large vacant block next door for any larger cars or cars with caravans etc.

Staff were very friedly and couldn't do enough to help - although there was no real issues fo rthem to deal with on our behalf.

The conference room was a bit of a small let down - it wasn't very large (we had a max of 25 people), the aircon really didn't keep up and we had to go and ask to have the tea/coffee/ water taken care of rather then the staff coming on a regular basis.

We ate daily in the resturant for breakfast. Standrd breakfast but they did try to have an additional dish to the standard hot breakfast daily - this was a nice touch. We only ate at the resturant once for an even meal and the selection and quality was a lot higher then expected.

Overall a great stay

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marika V
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Batemans Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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93 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

Well what a disaster we had been there a couple of times before and the restaurant was ten out of ten, but this trip it had to be closed for what reason we are not sure.Sorry they said the Rodeo was on thinking everyone will eat at the rodeo,Hello we won't there for the Rodeo so find your own food,not impressed anyhow we are over it and as far as rooms go spacious,big shower,basic .

Room Tip: Take your pick out the back,quieter.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Merv J
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Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

Overnight stay day two on a trip from Brisbane. Room clean an nicely furnished. Big shower to wash away the trip dust and aches. Enjoyed a lovely meal in the in-house restaurant where friendly staff promptly served our meals, even with the demands of a bus load of other patrons. Meals were of a high standard.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 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
      Service
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Thank Derek05
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Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
69 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

An interesting complex built in part with recycled materials, the rooms were spacious, well furnished with most of the facilities that one would expect in a country motel. There is a large restaurant as part of the motel complex with a variety of offerings; the focus with many of other visitors that have commented has been the steaks that certainly were good although the four in our group did not share the superlatives by some other visitors commenting in this forum and thought that they were somewhat overpriced. Certainly a place to stay again in a future visit bit it will be worth exploring some of the other eating places in town.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank geodali
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Darwin, Australia
Level Contributor
39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

Stayed for one night en route Brisbane and would have done the same on the return trip but the hotel was full booked. The rooms (2) were fine, albeit not cheap, but tortally clean and comfortable. The restaurant was absolutely superb, two of our party had steaks which they declared were the best ever, I had a chicken dish and made the mistake, or not, of choosing a fresh mushroom sauce with it- they did as ordered and joined in the hilarity when I christened the dish "Chicken A La Bitumen" it did not look too flash but melted in the mouth. The Wine menu was a mite overpriced but the house wine very acceptable. Restaurant staff charming, efficient and immensely cheerful. A very good meal which makes you forget the prices. The place is a bit special due to its mainly rammed earth brick construction, the restaurant a bit cavernous still the food was excellent. Did'nt have time for breakfast but one would always go back.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank sydnpolly
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Mount Isa, Australia
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2013

At $155 per night for a double room, this place is hardly good value with its paper thin pillows, barely-there tv reception and tired rooms.
However, the attitude of the owner/manager was the worst I've ever come across. We had a dessert sent to our room which consisted of a mass produced cold caramel tart, cream from an aerosol can and caramel ice cream topping (aka butterscotch sauce, allegedly). When checking out I mentioned to the receptionist that the dessert was very ordinary, who then promptly told me that I was wrong and that it was really nice. The owner heard this conversation, strolled over and loudly declared 'I don't give a [--]'. He went on to tell me that he owns many motels which are all successful, his restaurant is regularly booked out and that he 'doesn't give a [--] what I think' and proceeded with a quite aggressive and bullying rant declaring his opinion of my opinion. He swore at me many times and stated that he doesn't care / doesn't give a [--] on several occassions. It was quite astonishing, I've never encountered such a display in customer service before.
We then went and had brekky at a lovely locally owned cafe (Cuppa's - you rock) which sweetened our previously unsavoury experience at the Gidgee.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Davina C
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Additional Information about Gidgee Inn Motel

Property: Gidgee Inn Motel
Address: Matilda Highway | Intersection of Railway St & McIlwraith St, Cloncurry, Queensland 4824, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cloncurry
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Cloncurry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Gidgee Inn Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A touch of 4 star outback luxury! Cloncurry's premier destination for accommodation, dining and functions. 40 spacious rooms including Executive, Queen and Twin with ceiling fan and air-conditioning. Cool down at the end of a hot day in our crystal clear, salt water pool with BBQ facilities. Relax, enjoy your meal and take in the atmosphere in our open plan jarrah timber and rammed earth inn. We strive to make every visit a unique and enjoyable experience. Whether it be a business or social event, we offer a range of room, equipment and catering options to suit your requirements. We are committed to making your event a success. ... more   less 
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