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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stays one night when passing through town. Room was clean and comfortable. The owners run the motel and the restaurant. Service was friendly and second to none. The steak for dinner was one of the best I've had. Outstanding.

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Thank Chris W
Mackay, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at the motor inn a bit late after travelling all day. The hosts were so welcoming it was like arriving at a friend's place. Nice touches like fresh milk and biscuits in our room. Room had everything we needed, nice comfortable bed and good bathroom. Would definitely stop there again.

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Thank Terry S
Leslie K, Front Office Manager at The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Terry, Thank-you for your lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, we try to make our Motel feel like a home away from home rather than just another Motel so it's nice to hear that we sometimes succeed. I'm glad our amenities were to your satisfaction and that you enjoyed our bed, a... More 

1 review
Reviewed 14 October 2016

My son and I were travelling from Victoria and after a couple of hard days on the road agreed that we'd stay at the first motel with 2 rooms for us and a restaurant. We were looking for the Reception and went to the restaurant by mistake where a waitress came out to see if we needed some assistance. She... More 

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Thank Dave D
Leslie K, Front Office Manager at The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Dave, Thank-you for taking the time to review our Motel and for your wonderful review and kind words. We so glad that you found our service to be of a high standard and that you were made to feel welcome by our staff. Our primary focus is to deliver the best Customer service we can so it's nice to... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2016

What is wrong with the bloke at reception? Let me tell you,arrogant,rude and doesnt make you feel welcome,Speaks to people like a sergeant from the army or a parent chastising a child.Wont be back to that place.The motel itself was quite and comfortable.

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Thank brettski60
Leslie K, Front Office at The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Brett, Thank-you for your review. Bad reviews are the only way we can know where we need to improve our service to ensure that we have customer satisfaction. I am sorry that you had an unpleasant experience upon Check-in at our Establishment. You are right about our Manager being like a Drill Sergeant, he was in the army for... More 

Dubbo, Australia
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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This motel is well set up with lovely swimming pool, undercover parking and off the highway. The manager seemed a little abrupt but softened after a little conversation, maybe needs a break. The restaurant provided us with a yummy meal and room service breakfast was great. Would definitely go back.

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Thank sylviajdunn
Leslie K, Front Office Manager at The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn, responded to this review

HI Sylvia, Thank-you for taking the time to review our Motel, we appreciate your feedback. You will be happy to know that our manager Les has just left yesterday on a long overdue break and we hope you will return revitalized and re-energized. We are glad to hear that you found our amenities to your satisfaction and enjoyed your meal... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Passing through from Port Douglas to Melbourne. Stayed one night rooms were fairly big nice and very clean. Had a meal at the restaurant. The meal was very nice but huge I couldn't eat it all. The owner was a great host and the rest of the staff were very nice. Definitely stay there again.

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Thank Owen D
Leslie K, Front Office at The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Owen, Thank-you so much for taking the time to review our Motel, your feedback is much appreciated. We are so glad that you found our motel to your satisfaction and enjoyed your meal in our on site Restaurant, we are big eaters in the country and try to fatten up all of our guests. We do hope on your... More 

2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Easy enough to find and close to the highway. The room was basic with an uncomfortable bed. It had limited equipment for eating breakfast (i.e. No bowls or spoons). Rate was stated as x and charged as x plus $10.00 so be careful. Expensive for what we received.

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1 Thank stueythebest
Leslie K, Front Office at The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Stuey, I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. I do apologise that you feel that you were over charged on a quoted rate, if you had come to reception with this information one of our friendly staff would of endeavored to remedy this to your satisfaction. If you ever decode to stay... More 

Bli Bli, Australia
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226 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

If you appreciate threadbare towels with trailing cottons, this might be for you. Our room was state of the ark. Everything was tired looking showing ancient reminders of cheap makeovers in days gone by. Old air conditioning, old furniture, old fittings, old carpet, old drapes, old paintwork. Noise carried from the courtyard to inside almost without diminishing. While reception was... More 

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1 Thank flapgum
Leslie K, Front Office at The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Stuey, I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. If you ever decode to stay with us again, please notify us immediately of your dissatisfaction, whether it be the bed or something else and we will move you to another room in an effort to make you more comfortable. Our beds are Beard... More 

Australia
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

After a long drive it was good to find a quiet and peaceful motel near town. Although there was a huge coach parked in the driveway, and the motel looked quite full, there was no noise or disturbance from other guests. Only a quick drive into town to get some takeaway food and a convenient place to stay.

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1 Thank widepanoramas
Leslie K, Front Office at The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi, Thank-you for taking the time to review our Motel, we appreciate your positive feedback and your recommendation of our Motel. It is always nice when a guest enjoys their stay with us. Les and the staff at The Jolly Swagman thank-you for your support. We look forward to seeing you again, until then, happy travels. Kind Regards Kylie Chandler... More 

Bundaberg, Australia
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

We have stayed here on a number of occasions, the rooms are very comfotable and of a consistent standard. Room service is excellent and we will try to make it to the restaurant next time. The meals have also been consistently good. The staff are always friendly and have an excellent knowledge of the area, I guess it comes from... More 

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1 Thank Christine S
Leslie K, Front Office Manager at The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Christine, Thank-you for taking the time to review our Motel , we appreciate your positive comments. We aim to provide a high level of Customer Service so it's nice to know that we are achieving this. Please do join us for a meal in the Coral-Le Restaurant with it's warm and inviting atmosphere, it will be a dining experience... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Additional Information about The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn

Address: Andersen Street, Goondiwindi, Queensland 4390, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Goondiwindi
Price Range: €101 - €106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 55
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Some rooms may have been renovated. Ours was not.”
  • Basic room , carpet was new.
 of 5 bubbles peterperfect2, 17 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Wnat to sleep in? Kids and adults alike love to spend time in the BBQ Pool area and enjoyment can equal noise.”
 of 5 bubbles mariafA2290BT, 21 Sep 2015 | Read review
“All rooms were ground floor and accessible. I have a physical disability and the room was great”
 of 5 bubbles 458maxinem, 17 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Accommodation fine, Restaurant, not for me.”
 of 5 bubbles Alby20142014, 14 Aug 2015 | Read review
“All ground floor rooms all accessible some bigger than others.”
 of 5 bubbles 519lindsayc, 10 Aug 2015 | Read review
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