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Malanda Lodge Motel
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

I continue to be amazed by people who complain about this motel. My wife & I have been regular patrons of this premise for several years with both past owners and the present owners. if great food & accommodation are what you are looking for with happy, smiling and very friendly customers service make a booking with these lovely people.
If you want to complain and leave your rooms in a trashed state, then you might want to think about going to the tip for your stay.
The meals are amazing and so filling. Even when the restaurant is closed on Sunday nights Peter and Robin offer room service, We can't wait to come "home" again for a fantastic holiday.

Room Tip: Any room in the motel has its own comfort &view
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Gale W
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

It has been a long time between drinks at "The Lodge" having spent many nights there on business almost a decade ago.

Peter and Robyn (new owners) offer excellent fare from the kitchen and are all out to do what they can to make your stay enjoyable.

The rooms are in need of an update which Peter and Robyn have on their radar. Housekeeping will improve following our constructive criticism I am sure - interesting to read previous review to support this.

Will only stay at the Lodge when in the Tablelands.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
Thank Mike R
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Peter and Robyn J, Owner at Malanda Lodge Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2013

Hi Guys, We enjoyed having you visit us , and we are looking forward to the next time you stay so we can sit and chat about past times.

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Reviewed 1 September 2013

This is the worst accommodation I have had in years. Dirty,dark,and in need of a make over. The bed and pillow were terrible - unable to sleep. The bathroom was dirty as was the crusty spoon I stirred my coffee with. Too dark to see until too late. The TV remote worked only at random. I cannot believe anyone would think this was good. I do like to support independents but I should have realised this was not going to be good by the flowers in stale water on the reception desk and the dirty ,untidy private kitchen through the dooway.
Also there always seems to be only one room left. Not true. NEVER AGAIN!

Room Tip: Beware of advertising that features too much on one aspect of the establishment . IT is usually meant to compensate for something like a good room.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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5  Thank zerofunds
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

Just had the best motel experience. We were treated to the best meal ever. The chicken supreme was incredible, as was my char grilled steak. The fire place created a lovely atmosphere. The staff were friendly and helpful. Our room was clean and had a lovely view of the gardens. We woke to the morning calls of the kookaburra. We will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank 53yr
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

Had a terrible experience with this motel. Quite sad as we are locals who have stayed a number of times. Different people taken over perhaps? We booked in at reception to our prebooked motel rooms. To be told she had to shuffle rooms around to fit us (how when we were prebooked days in advance I don't know) than we made a reservation for the restaurant. Arrived at restaurant to be told the family had to have separate tables and couldn't be seated together. They seemed busy, took a while to take our order. Lady gave the kids a stuffed animal to play with which was nice, Kids meals came out fairly quick, 20 minutes later after kids finished (1 and 3 year olds) we received one main meal, which was unsatisfactory as steak didn't taste right, we decided to leave as kids were over it and they didn't offer to replace the meal, just didn't charge us for it. Tried to charge us for the other meal we didn't receive and also didn't get drinks we paid for with kids meals. So we left hungry and very disappointed. Sad to see such a good motel go down hill so quickly. Locals who definitely won't be back and hope others don't receive such dodgy service.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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2  Thank bubblea87
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