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The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn

Anderson Street, Goondiwindi, Queensland 4390 Australia
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#4 of 5 motels in Goondiwindi
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Welcome to The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn, your Goondiwindi “home away from home.” The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Close to Riddles Oval (2.0 mi), a popular Goondiwindi landmark, The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn is a great destination for tourists.

The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn is a family-friendly motel offering a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The motel features room service, newspaper, and a picnic area. Plus, guests can enjoy a pool and a lounge, which have made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Goondiwindi. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

If you like cafes, The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn is conveniently located near Laurenz, Urban Quarter 4390, and The Larder.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Gunsynd The Goondiwindi Grey (0.5 mi) or Holy Trinity Church (0.8 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn puts the best of Goondiwindi at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
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Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
BBQ facilities
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Private check-in / check-out
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
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Room service
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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VIP room facilities
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Iron
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Chill H wrote a review Dec 2023
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Our stay here was not as good as we expected. We arrived on a hot day, room is tired with many fittings broken, AC is very poor. Restaurant closed until further notice, as it was nearly 2 years ago last time we stayed. Staff are friendly on phone, but not welcoming on arrival. Outside, pool is clean. But it is pet friendly.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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NickRG wrote a review Sept 2023
Reading, United Kingdom11 contributions
The Jolly Swagman is conveniently located in Goondiwindi for travelers in southern Queensland. The motel was quiet but the rooms are looking tired and in need of some updating. The room we stayed in would benefit from a deep clean. We were disappointed to find that the onsite restaurant was closed until further notice
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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trevor j wrote a review Aug 2023
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this is without a doubt the worst motel i have stayed in.the fridge and carpet are something you would see in abandoned shearers quarters.the man behind the desk had a open flannelet shirt on and a dirty singlet. i went back to the office to get wifi password and there were now two of his mates sitting beind the desk with him-all dirty.when i asked for the password he did not say a word but wrote it down on a book ,ripped it out and gave it to me .he said nothing.how people could stay here is beyond me.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Dave C wrote a review July 2023
Melbourne, Australia15 contributions8 helpful votes
Travelling with pets over long distances always comes with its problems. Trying to find a pet friendly motel is one. We stayed at the Jolly Swagman in Goondiwindi with our dog. An ideal location just off the highway, and opposite a park, for a walk. Les is a friendly host, and provides a well maintained establishment. The rooms are clean and well equipped, the bed very comfortable and a good choice of pillows. (Very important!!). Unfortunately, being a Sunday, the restaurant was closed.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Leslie Kronk, Owner at The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn
Responded 13 July 2023
Thank you sorry about the restaurant
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Wendy G wrote a review June 2023
Buderim, Australia18 contributions2 helpful votes
Travelling with fur baby, this motel ticked all the boxes. Country style motel. Quiet, on edge of town but with direct access down Marshall street to shops. Wi-Fi. Very clean. Comfy beds and a variety of pillows. Pool, mini tennis court & nice little 'smokers' garden. Ordered room service dinner both nights of stay - really good quality food - country sized portions. My only negative comment is that the garden needs a weed - but hey! the gardener is probably comming next week! Manager and staff a delight. My third stay with Jolly Swagman. When next in Goondiwindi, I'll stay again. Thank you for a lovley stay and lots of laughs together. Wendy (Oh! nearly forgot, restaurant wasn't open at the time of this review, but room service was great. Also.... forgot to take photos.)
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Room Tip: My only tip is: Be kind to people you meet on your journey.
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Response from Leslie Kronk, Owner at The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn
Responded 14 June 2023
I am pleased you had a good time and see you again soon.
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MichaelandAnne wrote a review June 2023
Bribie Island, Australia526 contributions1435 helpful votes
June 2023 - Not quite what we remembered. Restaurant not open anymore. It is a bit out of town so a short walk to a top pub. Pet friendly and good parking. Quiet. Shower and bathroom good. Close to Maccas should you be so inclined.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Pet friendly. Restaurant not open.
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Response from Leslie Kronk, Owner at The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn
Responded 8 June 2023
Thank you and as soon as we can get a chef the restaurant will be back to full operation.
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WendyH28-1 wrote a review May 2023
Cowes, Australia22 contributions6 helpful votes
This motel has 4 dog friendly rooms, we stayed in a room on the way up to Brisbane with our dog, the room was a bit small with not a lot of room to move around in. On our way home we had a room with only 2 beds in it which gave us a bit more room for us & our dog. The rooms are clean & only had a microwave, kettle & toaster. Service was good & cleaning staff very friendly. Good thing to was when you park your car in front of your room it’s undercover which was great as it was raining when we arrived for our stay overnight on the way home to Melbourne.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Room Tip: Small fenced in area to let your dog of the lead
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Adrian B wrote a review Feb 2023
Aldinga Beach, Australia91 contributions21 helpful votes
Stayed on way to Yeppoon for a night. Late notice, lovely manager, great room, even better in house meal. Very comfy bed and air con. Then return trip, even nicer room, manager such a champion and great night sleep
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 13 Feb 2023
Thank you so much I am glad we were able to look after you.
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Noah S wrote a review Jan 2023
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The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn is a great place to stay for a night’s sleep after a road trip. We (a family of 3) stayed in room 51, great room, quiet rooms, and friendly staff. I read a review of rude staff, but we found the opposite - he was great, and the front desk cat was very friendly, 10/10 would pay again. We are staying there again tonight - very excited - if you need somewhere to stay, this is great.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kylie W wrote a review Oct 2022
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Filthy rooms with bugs and dirty and cracked shower tiles. Rude man in the office has no people skills . He claims to run a highly reputable business yet has no idea how to deal with people. Don't waste your time and money on this dump.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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AU$165 - AU$168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Gunsynd The Goondiwindi Grey (0.9 km), Goondiwindi Botanic Gardens of the Western Woodlands (4.4 km), and Customs House Museum (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include New Dynasty Chinese Restaurant, Cascades Restaurant, and Victoria Hotel.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Goondiwindi.
Are pets allowed at The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Is The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.