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Best Western Kimba Lodge Motel

177 John Street, Maryborough, Queensland 4650 Australia
Hardly a valued guest if the internet won't even work!
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4.5
#2 of 9 motels in Maryborough
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
Travellers' Choice
Located in Maryborough,QLD, the Best Western Kimba Lodge Motel is sure to provide a peaceful and comforting home away from home for any traveler. Each Best Western hotel provides free internet access, giving guests the opportunity to check emails and surf the web, all from the comforts of their room or the business center. With cleanliness and value being our top priority, we ensure a restful and productive stay. On top of that, our superior customer service will ensure that we meet all your needs and go beyond your expectations.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Internet
Pool
Breakfast in the room
Babysitting
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Parking
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Refrigerator
On-demand films
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Languages Spoken
English
278Reviews2Q+A61Room tips

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GoldCoastJane wrote a review Aug 2020
Gold Coast84 contributions52 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at The Best Western Kimba Lodge overnight when we couldn’t find accommodation in Hervey Bay, and what a great choice it was! It only took us 25 minutes to drive to Hervey Bay, it was so easy.. The room was renovated and comfortable. The bed was extremely comfortable the shower was hot and the bathroom modern.. It was so nice to have a room with more than 1 chair, we had 2 desk chairs and a occasional chair in our room. Most hotels only have 1 chair so someone has to sit on the bed. They offer tea ,coffee and fresh milk in the fridge, plates, cutlery and a toaster . There is a pub next door or a Woolworths within a 5 minute walk away. We stayed in Room 101 on the ground floor and would happily stay here again and highly recommend this Motel to other travellers.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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185mal wrote a review July 2020
Mackay, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A very clean and tidy motel with good solid old fashioned service. It is in an ideal position close to site.
Beds are very comfortable and the rooms have been fitted with good quality "quiet" air conditioning.
Shower water is hot ! They also own the quiet hotel beside which has recently been newly renovated with a large restaurant to serve the motel - food and service top quality and affordable!
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Pantherboy wrote a review Dec 2020
Georgetown, Australia3,631 contributions804 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed 3 nights. Room was a good size, bed comfortable and bathroom clearly looked like it had been refurbished quite recently. Bathroom very clean, shower has great water flow. Plenty of powerpoints in room for electronic devices and charging. Coffee making and other facilities (plates and cutlery, microwave, iron). Nice pool. Pub with good restaurant next-door, as well as a nice restaurant (Sails) across the road. Local bus service to Hervey Bay (route 705) passes out front (bus stop about 100m away - ask at reception). Overall a nice comfortable stay and will stay again next time I'm in Maryborough.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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DocBud wrote a review Jan 2020
Mackay, Australia115 contributions67 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The motel is only a short distance from the CBD, but only a block away from Queens Park which fronts onto the Mary River, and the Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre. We stayed in the two-bedroom apartment which was very clean, quiet and spacious. There is a tv in each bedroom as well as the lounge, Foxtel and free Wi-Fi. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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emilymelville wrote a review Jan 2021
Darwin, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Travelling for over a month and the beds and shower were just amazing...

The staff were super friendly and extremely accomodating.

The parking was available off street and felt secure, there is a bottle shop and pub next door which are owned by the same owners or hotel.

Location was central and close to most things
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Date of stay: January 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Cat D wrote a review Jan 2021
Tamborine Mountain, Australia121 contributions70 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Travelling north for a holiday away we pre booked to stay here. Apart from minor issue of shortage of car parks we were well satisfied. The room was comfortable, excellent air con & fan, spacious bathroom. We sat outside in the late evening but did not use the pool. Pleasing to find a more than decent bed to sleep in. Limited food options, well it was Christmas Day but Hervey Bay is not far away and we found a friendly Indian restaurant that did decent food at a moderate price. Overall we would stay here again. Thankyou.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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alicat_au wrote a review Jan 2021
Brisbane, Australia10 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was lovely, clean and has nice decor. The bed and pillows were super comfy (and my kids loved the bikkies and milo)!

The hotel was in a great location, being walking distance to Woolies and to Queen's Park so we could get some daily exercise and also some knowledge of Maryborough.

The staff were all very helpful and friendly.
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Allison W wrote a review Feb 2021
Brisbane, Australia138 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I absolutely love this motel. The lady in the Office is just lovely, we have had great chats and she has been in the business for many, many years. We stayed in December 20 and February 21. We feel like family !! The rooms are small compared to some, but beautifully designed and decorated (what more do you need) ? The beds and pillows exceptionally comfortable and nice to snuggle into. The rooms are very clean (we did find someone else’s dirty socks behind the curtains on our last visit - unfortunately they didn’t fit us.... 😆ha ha); but the room and bathroom were very clean. The pool is clean and a godsend in the hot weather. The motel is so close to parks, shops, waterfront and all the local attractions- the staff are most knowledgeable and helpful with ‘what to see and do’. My husband and I cannot recommended this motel highly enough. A big thank you to the staff for being so friendly and‘accommodating’ when we had to cancel due to having the flu - for transferring our fee and rebooking a week later. This was so appreciated and a load off!!! We love Maryborough and will only stay at Kimba Lodge on our return Visits.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Carolyn H wrote a review Sept 2022
Sydney, Australia30 contributions34 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Reasonable room, clean. However, loud expellair when light turned on in bathroom. Door to unit would not stay open. No big glasses and no mugs. Food in pub next door very average. Don’t forget to hand in the keycard as they charge $60 if forget to leave it in the room.
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Date of stay: September 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Good average accommodation.
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Response from Ann Nelson, General Manager at Best Western Kimba Lodge Motel
Responded 3 Sept 2022
Hi Carolyn, Thank you for your review, the $60 charge is only charged if you lose the card not if you leave it in your room.
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PanCanada wrote a review July 2022
Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada70 contributions62 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I would firstly like to commend the reception who were very friendly and helpful.

Unfortunately, the commendation stops there, my experience was not at all a good one as I have outlined below.

The internet was virtually non existent, I required it for work and communication during my stay but I tried to connect with three mobile devices and NONE of them would connect to the internet due to the very poor signal.

When I see internet advertised its expected that it will actually work.

When I see a notice in my room regarding the internet which reads 'The connection is limited deliberately to provide a fair share of bandwith for all users', it doesn't give me a lot of faith in the establishment that they have the best interests of the guests.

Also the property was advertised as a non smoking but when I entered the hallway it stank of cigarette smoke. The room also had obviously had a smoker in it prior to my arrival as it also smelled.

I requested a partial refund in the light of my experience and was offered $25 which I feel was grossly inadequate given the degree of frustration and inconvenience caused.

Would I stay here again: NEVER!
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Date of stay: June 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Don't stay here!
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Response from Ann Nelson, General Manager at Best Western Kimba Lodge Motel
Responded 16 July 2022
Thank you for your review regarding your stay with us last month. We pride ourselves on providing the best experience to our guests and are very sorry to hear of your experience whilst staying at our motel. It is correct that our internet has a restrictive band in place to prevent people using excessive amounts of data for things such as downloading multiple movies and people who are heavy gamers, but this should not have restricted your internet access for work purposes. Our cleaners take care in providing clean, fresh rooms so I am very sorry that in this instance, you found your room not up to standard. Had you informed reception of your issues while you were here, we would have been happy to assist and would have provided an alternative room and looked into the internet issue promptly. Once again I apologise that we did not meet your expectations.
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1961Cate asked a question Oct 2017
Camperdown, Australia35 contributions13 helpful votes
do you allow dogs in the rooms
Answer from ShazMW26
Sunshine Coast, Australia31 contributions13 helpful votes
I don't think so. maybe worth checking?
Answer from AnnNelsonManager
1 contribution3 helpful votes
Hi sunshine4551, thank you for getting in touch. We can happily reserve a parking space for you. All our rooms are very quiet as the motel is situated back from the road. Look forward to welcoming you on your arrival.
Global traveller wrote a tip Mar 2023
8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The restaurant at the White Horse hotel books out every night so if you want to dine in, best to book as soon as you arrive at the motel"
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Carolyn H wrote a tip Sept 2022
Sydney, Australia30 contributions34 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good average accommodation."
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CheekyJohn wrote a tip Aug 2022
Canberra, Australia19 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ground floor room we had was quiet"
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PanCanada wrote a tip July 2022
Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada70 contributions62 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't stay here!"
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Calum wrote a tip July 2021
Toowoomba, Australia24 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay up stairs"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$131 - AU$168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandFraser CoastMaryborough
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Kimba Lodge Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Kimba Lodge Motel?
Nearby attractions include Queens Park (0.3 km), Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum (0.7 km), and Story Bank (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Kimba Lodge Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Best Western Kimba Lodge Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Kimba Lodge Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Kimba Lodge Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Kimba Lodge Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Portside Cafe & Restaurant, Alowishus Delicious, and French Hot Bread.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Best Western Kimba Lodge Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Best Western Kimba Lodge Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Story Bank (0.7 km), Mary Ann Steam Locomotive (0.8 km), and Maryborough City Hall (0.5 km).
Is Best Western Kimba Lodge Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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