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131 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed two nights as we were in town for a wedding. The staff are really friendly and the room came with complementary coke and orange juice. the rooms are a little dated but you get a very comfy bed, free WiFi and TV has some foxtel channels. If I am ever back in Toowoomba I would definitely comeback.

Thank Peter P
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54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in one of the ground floor units on the left, it was a large room but needs updating. Bathroom tiny with horrible lighting after dark. Noisy aircon unit made it hard to sleep. The bed was comfy with nice linen so extra point for that! I would shop around at others in this price range first.

Thank FuudTrip
Di G, Manager at Downs Motel, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your feedback. It's frustrating for motel owners and managers when we aren't told about any issues you may have while staying with us. This sort of thing could have been brought to our attention and we would have happily up-graded you to one of our queen studio rooms. More 

2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful little motel. Friendly staff and we took advantage of the free continental breakfast on offer. And yes..complimentary timtams and cold drinks in the fridge. What a great touch. Highly recommend.

Thank Margaret B
Di G, Manager at Downs Motel, responded to this review

Hi Margaret and Bob Thanks, we enjoyed having you stay with us. See you next you visit Toowoomba. More 

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48 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed here as part of a work function/ staff party , and I have to say looking at it you would probably think just another hotel but the little things are what impressed me , yes it is basic but what do you really need?! Very clean , friendly staff at reception, and the complimentary mini bar was jus... More 

Thank Steveinthebay
Carly S, Owner at Downs Motel, responded to this review

Thakns for your great feedback Steveinthebay. We do pride ourselves on clean, modern rooms in a great location with all the extras such as free minibar, wifi etc... Looking forwrad to welcoming you back next time. Carly More 

Cooroy, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Highs: Excellent comfort all round (especially the bedding). Great TV selection. Finally I found a motel with Air Con that actually works. Very friendly and helpful staff. Easy access to CBD Lows: Could do with more cutlery and crockery.

Thank bibleman2016
Carly S, Owner at Downs Motel, responded to this review

HI bibleman2016 and thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, we have improved all our bedding with premium mattress toppers which is great to see you loved it. Looking forward to welcoming you back next time. Carly More 

Gold Coast, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Went and stayed at the downs motel last weekend. Great location as its only down the road from town and the nightlife. Room was clean, dainty, good for the weekend and the reception lady was lovely and very helpful. Would definitely stay again. P.S The free tim tams in the mini bar were after a long night out

1 Thank greatday2016
Carly S, Owner at Downs Motel, responded to this review

Hi greatday2016 Glad you enjoyed our cute little play as much as we do. We love providing the greatest value for money in Toowoomba and just let us know when you come back, we'll add some extra tim tams.. Carly - manager@downsmotel.com.au Owner More 

Glen Innes, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Shower not clean. Hard to find. No one there on arrival and no one there on departure sign saying open but door locked on both times. Phone was dirty I would have loved a can of glen 20 after picking it up used my phone to ring reception to get wi fi password. Air conditioner did not work just blew... More 

Thank csharman9878
Carly S, Owner at Downs Motel, responded to this review

Hi Csharman and thank-you for your feedback. Our location is set back from the main rd (Ruthven St or New England Hway) which ensures our guests enjoy a quiet night stay. We have gone into every room to test the heaters and did notice one particular room was set on timer which has now been reset. All rooms are thoroughly... More 

Bright, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Stayed in this hotel for business and family,it is centrally located which I found appealing as not knowing Toowoomba it was easily recognisable from highway. Free mini bar excellent,our room had been updated with new linen and bedding and was very comfortable ,reception was very friendly and accommodating when requesting information of surroundings.

Thank barbara P
Carly S, Owner at Downs Motel, responded to this review

HI Barbara and thanks for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay including the free minibar and the premium doona's. Please let me know when you come back and we'll ensure you are upgraded to a room with a luxury mattress topper which is a big hit ! Regards Carly More 

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71 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for the second time and found this motel to be very cheap and exceptional value at $105 per night inc a free basic minibar with Tim tams, Coke, juice water etc.. Great country breakfast and staff were friendly and helpful with a local map. Will be back!

Thank NeverBloodyHome
Townsville, Australia
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406 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

We struggled finding this motel as it is built in the middle of an industrial estate. The car park is tiny but there is plenty more parking at the warehouse shops next to it. Staff were polite. Room was very small and bed was hard. It was clean and had a microwave and toaster. They say it is a free... More 

Thank karos1
Brett M, Owner at Downs Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review regarding your recent stay with us at the Downs Motel. As we are located within the Bernoth Shopping Centre, the location is not what you expect for a motels location however the majority of our guests do comment that it is much quieter opposed to being located on the main... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Downs Motel offers a level of comfort and style for guests in search of quality accommodation and friendly attentive service. Featuring 23 modern and traditional style motel rooms offering single, double and triple bedding options, the Downs Motel is proud to be affiliated with the Healthy Hotels programme so you are sure to experience a clean, comfortable and peaceful stay with us. All rooms feature 32" Digital flat screen TV with a range of Foxtel channels including 3 sport and 3 movie channels, All rooms have ensuite bathroom, fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, tea/coffee, reverse cycle air-conditioning & have FREE wi-fi internet access. Downs Motel is conveniently located in the CBD and is one block to the City centre. 250m walk to Restaurants, cafes and shopping centres. Walk to the City Golf Club, and Toowoomba Base Hospital or only a short drive to the main sporting grounds and fields, University of Southern Queensland, the Empire Theatre, Function Centre and much more. For your added convenience, there is ample off street parking & guest laundry available. Why not take advantage of our in-room dining service for breakfast and dinner and choose from our delicious range of hearty home cooked meals. Lunch packages are also available on request. Office hours are 7:30am – 7:30pm however a 24 hour check in service is available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Downs Motel

Address: 669 Ruthven St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Toowoomba
Price Range: RM326 - RM388 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Downs Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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“Unit 9. Slept like a baby. (More suited towards a couple).”
 of 5 bubbles bibleman2016, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are very comfortable”
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“down stairs”
 of 5 bubbles 458tomr, 15 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Our Room No.5 was very quiet . Didn't even hear our friends in the next room.”
 of 5 bubbles 685warrenn, 25 Sep 2015 | Read review
“We have always stayed in a Ground floor unit and have never had an issue with noise”
 of 5 bubbles 705laurieb, 18 May 2015 | Read review
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