Perfect layover motel - wonderful hosts and pet friendly too. Well equipped kitchenette, comfortable beds and pet friendly rooms seperate from non pet friendly rooms. Room service was excellent! And breakfast was tasty and rather affordable. Outstanding service all round. The pool area could do with a bit of TLC, however the pool was still refreshing on a hot summer's day.
Great refurbished rooms with a kitchette that has plates and cutlery which is a bonus. Super helpful and friendly owner operators. Impeccably clean rooms and very comfy beds, decievingly quiet for its location. If you want to experience great country hospitality stay at the Starline you won't be disappointed. Teegan & Alex will look after you.
Pros: Lovely staff, who were friendly and very helpful Room was very modern/updated in recent years Beds comfortable with a range of pillows Fridge had a little freezer (always helpful for travellers!) Good shower pressure and heat Modern quiet air con Has a resident dog that is friendly and cute! Cons: My dad thought the (twin) room was a little small, but he is a big guy and likes his space Smokers in front of a nearby room, so perhaps ask for a room away from smokers if you need
Stayed overnight. Teegan & Alex very friendly & helpful. Room was clean, comfortable,with comfortable beďs. Very well equipped kitchenette. Really enjoyed our cooked breakfast. It is very handy location.
OUTBACK TRIP - 2020 I’ll use the same intro for all the motels, sites, experiences, scenic spots, restaurants etc we visited on our outback adventure. We travelled well over 4,000 klms over about a fortnight, by car – 3 adults and a Golden Retriever – Archie. I often wonder why Motels that accept dogs don’t do a link. It would be so helpful and be good for business. When you search you always get loads of places that seem to accept dogs – but when you check they say “no” to dogs! Very frustrating. We stayed in Motels – and Hotel/Motel style Units. Ate in many a restaurant and occasionally at our accommodation (restaurant and used their facilities). We took beer and scotch with us – so arrived with a cold drink. We visited the John Flynn Museum, the QANTAS Museum, and the Outback Hall of Fame, cruised on the River/Waterhole at Longreach, saw Ghost towns – Mary Kathleen, and mines – Mt Isa. We saw the tree of knowledge in Barcaldine, the historic village in Miles, and the Giant Ant in Augathella. Not to mention dinosaurs, termite mounds, gems and ore, awesome road trains, and long flat beautiful scenery. We also stopped in quaint little towns – Banana, Chinchilla, Theodore, Winton, Bollon, Alfa, Jericho, Blackwater and Blackbutt, Dululu, Woolein, Taroom, Kaimkillenbun, Cooyar, Dalby and Moonie, Westmar, Wyandra, Tambo, Blackall, McKinlay, Mt Isa, Kynuna, Yarraman, and many many more. We saw so many animals – from ‘Roos to Emu families - Eagles and various birds. Archie made many a new friend in most spots we went. We met some lovely people (in the main) and would do it all again. We found petrol to be well priced and easy to find. Days were warm/hot – nights could be cool – but not freezing. Loads of roadside places to pull up if need be – eg toilets and camp sites. Roads were generally above average – and could be very good. We found the coffee to be “different” so used the “Merlo” site to find good spots. This worked well. My reviews will be based on the fact that we were in the Aussie outback – NOT a major City and not a Hilton/Marriott style hotel. So a top rating is not a “City” rating. It relates to comfort, size, air/con, beds, shower and general facilities and well-being. Some of the places we stayed did not look that flash – from the front – but provided very good service and accommodation. All stops provided fridges and free Wi-Fi. Milk and tea/coffee, jugs etc. Also biscuits. Air/con ranged from excellent to noisy – but all stops had it. Some had micro-waves, hair dryers, etc. BUT – a major gripe of mine – most either didn’t have a clock in the room or had one that needed to be set. I like to know the time. Some didn’t have ice – which was a nuisance. My main tips – book Motels in advance, work out where “your” petrol is (ie BP, Caltex, 91, 95 etc). Petrol was surprisingly “cheap”. Most towns have it all. Book events in advance – eg Qantas Museum, Sunset Cruise etc. Take a small esky with cold water/drinks. Use GPS – but have a good map to get an overall idea of the terrain. Also – take some long-life milk. And, finally, make sure the car is ready – tyres – to right pressure, tuning, suspension etc. You may travel 300klms between towns and 600 klms a day – and there is NOTHING in between some of them – and no phone reception at times. Road trains – 55 metres long are fun and need caution but are usually very courteous. Allow time and don’t take risks on the road. No need to speed if you allow time. I wouldn’t travel at night – so many ‘Roos. And – watch out for ‘Roos and Emus at all times. Dead or alive. It’s best to go round them rather than over. AND, watch for eagles. Eagles take longer to get airborne (they sometimes come down to eat dead things). Miles - Starline: We travelled here via the A3/A5 – Blackwater, Dingo, Dululu, Banana, Theodore, and Taroom. Roads were quite good at the speed posted – little traffic. A wonderful spot to stop over. On the main drag but very quiet – excellent air/con. Owners were excellent. Room may have been the best on the trip overall. Clean and spotless with top inclusions and great shower. Free wifi. Owners more than willing to help (Teegan). Ice in the room. Nice coffee shop easy walk – and pub. Close to ALL amenities but meals can be had via the Office (accessed from local pub which we ate at – they allowed Archie to sit with us at a very nice outside table). Lovely easy walk around the town – very near a good petrol station. I must also mention the Outback Village – within walking distance. The Starline is a MUST if you visit Miles. The sort of place you’d stay at for longer.…