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Brisbane, Australia
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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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...

Dubbo, Australia
Reviewed 24 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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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...

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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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...

Reviewed 13 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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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...

Bli Bli, Australia
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...

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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...

Australia
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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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...

Bundaberg, Australia
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...

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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...

Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

I recently spent some time travelling to Goondiwindi for business and would gladly return to this gem of a motel! From the moment we arrived until we checked out we received wonderful service from the welcoming and friendly staff who truly went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and welcome after a long day. We enjoyed a...

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

Hi Emily, Thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. We aim to provide Quality Customer service and do our best to ensure that our guests enjoy their stay at The Jolly Swagman so it's nice to know that we were able to make your stopover...

Gunnedah, Australia
Reviewed 2 April 2016

We visited the Jolly Swagman as a stop-point on our journey and were blown away by the exceptional customer service and hospitality. Les (Owner Manager) went out of his way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. We also had a meal at the Restaurant and Steakhouse with our family, and the food was fantastic. Great value for money and...

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Leslie K, Front of House at The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Melissa and Rob, Thank-you for taking the time to review our Motel, we appreciate your positive feedback and your recommendation of our Motel and Restaurant. 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 and your family again,...

Narrandera
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We were happy with our stay at this motel, the restaurant was excellent, room was reasonable size for an older country motel, but the bed was a bit hard for us, staff were very friendly. Undercover car parking in front of your room. Quiet.

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Leslie K, Front of House at The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi, Thank-you for taking the time to review our Motel, your feedback is so important to us. It helps us to ensure that we are meeting our guest expectations and providing the best service that we can. I am sorry that you felt the bed was too hard for your liking, if you stay with us again, please notify one...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service

Additional Information about The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn

Address: Andersen Street, Goondiwindi, Queensland 4390, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Goondiwindi
Price Range: RM436 - RM505 (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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“All rooms excellent.”
StephG34, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Good safe off street parking . Quiet location”
159traceyg, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms may have been renovated. Ours was not.”
  • Basic room , carpet was new.
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.”
mariafA2290BT, 21 Sep 2015 | Read review
“All rooms were ground floor and accessible. I have a physical disability and the room was great”
458maxinem, 17 Sep 2015 | Read review
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