After being quoted ridiculous amounts for two (2) other motels in Gympie, we stumbled upon the Great Eastern. What a find. Derek (host) could not have been more welcoming. Got us checked in for, what we thought was, a very reasonable nightly rate. The room was was basic, but very clean. The bathroom / toilet (separate) has recently been refurbished and was very good. Clean, modern, practical and functional. We then proceeded across to the Bar / Restaurant. The service (once again from Derek) was spot-on. The meals we ordered were exceptional quality and very well priced considering the portion sizes. We would recommend this motel to anyone, and will stay there next time we venture north. We didn’t detect any road noise from where we were staying. Top marks all round.
Sandra R, Brisbane – Nov 2016
We have stayed at this motel 3 times in the last month while looking at property in the area. We have returned to the Great Eastern Motor Inn because of the excellent service we have been given on each occasion. Our stays have been totally comfortable, relaxing and also fun. The rooms are superior. They are very clean and contemporary. Every room we have stayed in has been large with comfortable seating and beds. The bathrooms are up to date and have excellent showers.
The motel has a great restaurant with a wonderful eclectic atmosphere. We have eaten there on each of our stays and the food and the friendly service have been outstanding each time. The proprietor has a wonderful sense of humour and has been really helpful. We highly recommend this motel.
Christine Z, UK – Sept 2016
Been here a few times now and all around a great experience, try the meals highly recommended. I’ve been in a few different rooms so if you have 4 or more they can look after you. Looking forward to both staying and dining there again. Stayed August 2016, travelled on business
Peter M – Aug 2016
Lovely clean neat room. Very modern quality bathroom. Great shower. Excellent value for money. Friendly helpful staff throughout the property. Its licensed restaurant is charming- imagine nice English pub ambience. Fantastic pizza, steak, barramundi…. all beautifully presented in very timely fashion. Real chef. So good! Don’t miss it!
Clare – July 2016
This motel offers a range of rooms. I went for a standard double room because I was only passing through. All standard rooms are upstairs so keep this in mind if you have a lot of luggage.
The room was very basic, clean and comfortable. It doesn’t include a kitchenette just a kettle, toaster and fridge. The bathroom is more modern than the room, which indicates to me that they have renovated the bathrooms. The big plus for this motel is its restaurant Geordie. It’s a lovely cosy place and offers top quality pub food. My barramundi (grilled) with mash and veg was delicious. The vegetables were actually steamed rather than microwaved – yay! The service was great too. The manager went out of his way to make sure that us solo travellers felt comfortable.
Sam, Cairns – Jul 2016
Great place, the rooms were great, people were so welcoming and really looked after us. The food in the restaurant is excellent both Dinner and Breakfast. We enjoyed the bar facilities, we sat watched some AFL, Rugby League and Rugby Union and met the most lovely people from Gympie, all while we ate and enjoyed several beverages. Owners Derrick and his beautiful wife were the most excellent hosts, looked after us like family and we will definitely be back to stay here again.
Rodney S – Jun 2016