On our recent road trip from Ayr, North Queensland to the Sunshine Coast in the South East, these are the findings:
Ayr – Parkside Motel:
Good location, comfy beds. Restaurant and bar is handy to have. Brad is very friendly and helpful. He helped us with the guest laundry and hosted at the bar.
We wanted to check in a little early, but were told we couldn’t due to a ‘big clean’ however there were several hairs around the room – both long and short.
Rockhampton – Palms Motor Inn:
The room is large and well appointed, even boasting a walk-in robe and fancy coffee machine. It is just across the road from the Leagues club which has beautiful food at reasonable prices.
The AC in our room didn’t work well and after a few hours of arguing with it I went and told the host. He quickly checked it, then moved us into another room.
The breakfast was great quality and a generous serving.
The motel is just across the road from the Leagues club, which is definitely worth a visit.
Rockhampton Leagues Club:
The whole place is well set up, sleek and modern. The staff are lovely, the menu is varied and there are good specials.
I had barramundi fillet with half a Moreton Bay bug and char grilled prawns served on cauliflower puree and asparagus. It was cooked to perfection and at $29, the price was reasonable.
Gympie – Mary River Motor Inn:
From the moment we arrived Linda was terrific. She set us up with a great room with a bath and terrace. The bed was at the back of the room so we were less likely to be disturbed by early cars. We ate dinner and breakfast in the restaurant. Both were very good quality. I highly recommend the Shiraz called Dandelion, Lionheart of the Barossa.
The only hesitation I have is the room we had keeps no secrets between its occupants. The bath and bedroom is open plan and the toilet door is frosted glass which is all good until you turn the light on when all the mystery vanishes.