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“Lovely Dinner”
Review of Motel 98

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Motel 98
Ranked #14 of 35 Hotels in Rockhampton
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 July 2017

4 of us went to dinner after the Rockhampton races recently and were absolutely impressed by the dinners served.
2 had the most enormous serving of fish and chips in batter - , not oily or greasy . Fish was cooked beautifully and was moist and fresh with a very decent portion of chips , lemon wedge and tartar sauce.

the chicken was as you would expect from a restaurant - very tasty and very succulent.

the 6 course degustation is reasonably priced and has a great variety and range of foods from the menu.

Couldn't fault the dinner - the only improvement would have been to drink less at the races before dinner :)

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Janet K, Owner at Motel 98, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for your Review. We hope to see you back soon.

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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights.
The hotel is central to everything. Shopping mall across the road. Restaurants and pubs just a short walk away.
The pool could do with perhaps a sun lounge around it.
The owner is very friendly.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Cheriiel
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Cassidys98, Owner at Motel 98, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thank you for your comments. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Went for a special catch up last night and unfortunately the large crowd attending the wine and cheese presentation that coincided with our visit must have contributed to the downfall of what is usually delightful food.
We ordered fish, crumbed and unfortunately it was not fully cooked through, and served with a poorly presented salad with way to many chips, my friends Mortern bay bugs were however delicious.
For the higher prices charged at 98 I have always had a high standard of food I think the competition along quay street is now giving this long standing restaurant a serious run for the money.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Cassidys98, Manager at Motel 98, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

I am deeply upset that your meal was not up to the standard that Restaurant 98 usually achieves. If you were not happy with your meals at anytime you could have notified the staff we would have rectified the problem. Our prices are competitive with others and we pride ourselves with quality food and a high level of service.

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Reviewed 13 May 2017

This motel was clean, comfortable and staff were so friendly! The motel and restaurant are very dated and needs a make over but so clean!
I will definite be going back in the future. I hope that they can upgrade down the track but keep the lovely old fashion good service they now give.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Cassidys98, General Manager at Motel 98, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you for staying with us. We have a refurbishment plan that is happening but our quality and service will always stay the same. See you next time you are in Rockhampton.

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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

The the reply from management of motel 98 on my last visit was not correct. There was no discussion when I booked in on the hours of the restaurant so appreciate if your reply would be honest and correct thanks

Stayed: January 2017, travelled solo
Thank Ifuwant
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Cassidys98, Owner at Motel 98, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

I stand by my answer to your comments as honest, true and correct.
We advertise that the restaurant is open 7 days a week for breakfast and 6 days a week for evening meals (except public holidays). It is our policy to give our guests the restaurant times on arrival. Sometimes guests are in a rush and do not give us the time on checkin to explain, this is the only reason that I can think that would explained why you did not receive the information or the wifi password that was mentioned previously. I must point out that the restaurant times are also explained in the compendium in the room.
We are disappointed that Motel 98 did not come up to your expectations as quality and service is extremely important to us.

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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Business dinner, the staff were fantastic. The Morney bugs were very ordinary, I get, they were thawed out and cooked but were like rubber, needed plyers to get them out of the shell.
Main was fresh Barramundi, came out cold and was informed it was because of the breeze coming thorough the window"NOT". Not a pleasant night and a bad choice to impress client however the floor staff were faultless

Stayed: March 2017, travelled on business
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Cassidys98, Owner at Motel 98, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

We were disappointed that you did not enjoy your meal. The Morton Bay Bugs are our specialty and very popular with our customers.
It is true that we had a problem with the fish (Red Emperior not Barramundi), the kitchen was having a few problems as we were in the middle of a storm at the time but again I will say there was no excuse for you meal not to be perfect.
Thank you for your feedback and we hope you give us another chance in the future.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Great motel for passing through town. Easy to get to, off the highway, quiet area, king bed, room service and cheap. Only negative was the complementary bottles of shampoo etc in the bathroom were used and not restocked, so we put them in the bin both times we stayed. The bathrooms are very small but have a fabulous shower head.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Cassidys98, Manager at Motel 98, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Thank you for your review. I would like to assure you that the complementary bottles were not used and are replaced everyday. The bottles do look not quite full but this is how they were delivered from the manufacture.

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Additional Information about Motel 98

Address: 98 Victoria Pde, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Rockhampton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 35 Hotels in Rockhampton
Price Range: $126 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Motel 98 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Rockhampton's Riverfront precinct on the banks of the beautiful Fitzroy River, Motel 98 offers an oasis with tropical gardens, resort style pool and leading Rockhampton Restaurant Steakhouse 98. All executive king suites have been redecorated inlcuding pillowtop beds for a luxurious sleep. From our location we have a Coles & Target Shopping centre only 100 metre's away and then 3.4K's to the Rockhampton Airport and less than 40 minutes drive from stunning beaches and islands of the Capricorn Coast. A few minutes walk or a short drive will have you at major shopping centres or in the CBD retail precinct ... more   less 
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