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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

For needing somewhere to stay overnight while in toowoomba it was very close to shopping, had comforts and set up needed for a comfortable stopover. Firm bed, heater could work too well. Turned it off during the night as room on top floor held great well. No noisy traffic levels.

Stayed: August 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Sue-Ellen J
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Di G, Manager at Downs Motel, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2018

Thanks Sue-Ellen J, for taking the time out to review our beloved Downs Motel.

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again when in Toowoomba.
Safe Travels
Di

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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Our stay at the Downs Motel was fantastic!
The room was average size with a queen bed and single bed. Mattress was a little hard - but I’m a bit of a princess hahaha!
Bathroom was great - renovated, huge shower! Room was very clean and was way more than I expected for the price I paid!

Stayed: August 2018, travelled with family
Thank Rachel A
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Di G, Manager at Downs Motel, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Hi Rachel, Thank you for your comments. Yes our bathrooms have been renovated and our rates are very reasonable. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and I'm sure we will see you again at the Downs Motel. Kind Regards Di

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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

I stay in country motels all the time, and this was the worst. I chose this based on it’s superb ratings on the Internet. I am not sure how they got these ratings.

Cost me $120, which is standard motel price in any country town....seriously compared to the average motel in any country town, it should have been $60 per night, and at that price, you would pay for what you get and expect.

I am reluctant to bag them too much, nice people trying to make a buck...but I value the tripadvisor community, so here goes.

1. located in a retail homemaker centre (ie: next to baby bunting, repco, and 20 other retailers in a block) So ambience is not too great
2. I was on top (of 2) floors- wooden stairs creaky and moved when you walked on them
3. outside of room decking moved and creaked - Yes I did think it might give way
4. floor in room creaked and made noise like a 120 year old cottage floor needing restumping
5. shower must be at least 50 year old fibreglass install
6. could not have been updated since 1970’s
7. Bed WAS clean, but rest wasn’t including marks on toilet (which itself looked at least 40 years old)
8. no cutlery, other than 2 teaspoons which were dirty
9. fridge froze my stuff (ice from water dripping)
10. Surfaces were dusty and clearly had not been wiped down for months (For example look at the photo of the sliding door lock and the dust all over the top, and if they can’t wipe this part down, imagine what the higher surfaces look like
11. See some photos attached.
12. On a positive they provide you with a free can of Coke, a free small orange juice, and a free small bottle of water.

Hope this helps.

Stayed: August 2018, travelled on business
Thank The-Mong
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Di G, Manager at Downs Motel, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

Hi The Mong and thanks for your review.

We are glad you loved the complimentary minibar, its been a big hit for our guests.

Your right, there has been more dust around lately due to the courtyard paving, our apologies for this.

We strive to exceed our guests expectations based on true value for money keeping our rates well under the average 3.5 star motel in town - hence our great review rankings.
This does include the recent refurbishment of many of our bathrooms on the ground level which we would love you to experience upon your next stay.

Thanks again for your time to review.
Di and the housekeeping team

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Reviewed July 16, 2018

Fantastic mattress so obviously we had a great nights sleep. Lovely big modern bathroom with huge shower...reverse air conditioning.....spotlessly clean..... and very friendly staff. Motel was on main Ruthven Street but could not hear any traffic noise at all.
No cooking facilities as such but there was a microwave, toaster and coffee and tea making facilities and a very nice surprise in the fridge of fresh orange juice, can of soft drink, two little chocolate bars and fresh milk...….all complimentary. Will definitely recommend this motel to anyone heading to Toowoomba...excellent tariff also

Room Tip: Dont assume quality is not the best when it is a budget motel because that is not always the case as we found with this motel.
  • Stayed: July 2018, travelled with family
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Thank Maxine W
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Di G, Manager at Downs Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

Hi Maxine
thank you for your review. I'm glad we have ticked all the boxes for you and we hope to see you again at the Downs Motel.
Kind Regards Di

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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

This motel is nestled amongst shops but what a find! Great value for a spotlessly clean room. Lovely crisp white linen and great pillows (as mentioned by another reviewer - such a luxury to find lovely pillows!). And the mini bar with a selection of goodies (free) were the cherry on the cake!

Easy secure parking. Good aircon. Generous sized room. Great WiFi. And a good nights sleep. You can’t ask for more!
Wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank kolleyflower
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Di G, Manager at Downs Motel, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2018

Hi Kolleyflower,
We go out of our way to make everyone's stay as comfortable as possible and it's nice to know we are doing a great job! Thanks.
Hope to see you again the next time your in Toowoomba.
Kind Regards Di

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