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Gold Coast
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed in a two bedroom cabin on the river which was very comfortable and clean. Enjoyed sitting outside on the deck with a glass of wine or a cup of tea overlooking the gardens and the river. We had dinner at Hotel Theodore in the evening and the food was excellent. Just one recommendation: to source beef locally. So...

Thank ljkershaw
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After travelling all day we just needed a nice bed to sleep in, cold beer and a feed. Can highly recommend turning into Theodore to stay at the pub - it has three styles of accommodation (including cabins), hotel and motel style - a bistro which also does takeaway, sports bar and branded bottle mart bottle shop - looks like...

Thank Julie B
Peregian Beach, Australia
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We had been driving for hours from the Sunshine Coast and had become very lost when we stumbled across this wonderful motel. We stopped in to watch the footy and decided that stay the night. The people were amazing and extremely accommodating, 10/10!

Thank tararosesmith
Macarthur, Australia
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We had been on the road for 12 hours and pulled up here for the night. We had a great cabin very clean and a fantastic dinner in the pub. A great place the only downfall is a small hot water tank - so hubby had a cold shower I got the hot one. But great hospitality and highly recommend...

Thank Sandra K
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

I see others have had favourable experiences of Hotel Theodore. I arrived a little after 6:00 on a Saturday, so had to go to the bottle shop to find out if there was a room available. A very helpful receptionist suggested a hotel room out the back, which has everything I need. Hotel Theodore is something of a find! Bravo!

Thank Ian A
QldHotelTheodore, Manager at Hotel Theodore, responded to this review

Hi Ian A. Many thanks for taking the time to review the Hotel Theodore. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. As we are a small hotel, our bar staff fill the role of reception out of hours so it was lovely to hear that they fulfilled this role so well! We pride ourselves on our...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 9 June 2016

My team and I stayed in three cabins at Hotel Theodore, the staff could not have been more welcoming. There was lots of off street parking for our team trailers and cars. The rooms were amazingly well appointed and very clean, we spent the afternoon lazing by the river which runs behind the rooms watching the wild birds and enjoying...

Thank Dasharacing
QldHotelTheodore, Manager at Hotel Theodore, responded to this review

Hi Dasharacing, thanks for your great review of the Hotel Theodore. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, particularly being able to enjoy the serenity of the Dawson River from your cabin verandah. We are currently undertaking some landscaping to make our river access even better so we hope that next time you stay with us, you...

Reviewed 1 May 2016

We stayed at Theodore after seeing it featured on "Queensland Weekender". We stayed in a cabin out the back, right on the bank of the Dawson river. The cabin was clean and had all the features that you need. It was great to sit on the deck , have a drink and look at the River. The hotel provides good...

Thank Sandybillc
QldHotelTheodore, Manager at Hotel Theodore, responded to this review

Thanks Sandybillc for your lovely review. It is great to see Theodore and the Hotel Theodore featured in television shows such as ‘Queensland Weekender’ and even better when people such as you take the opportunity to explore what small country towns can offer. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and glad that you like our cabins and...

Peregian Springs, Australia
Reviewed 14 April 2016

I stayed in the motel units that are modern have recently been upgraded. They have good aircon, a large flat screen tv and are very clean and well presented. The bed is comfortable and ample bedding and pillows. Quiet and well located in town. The Hotel Restaurant has good pub style food with a separate lounge/restaurant area allocated too. Very...

Thank SunshineCoastRider
QldHotelTheodore, Manager at Hotel Theodore, responded to this review

Hi SunshineCoastRider, thanks so much for taking the time to write a review for the Hotel Theodore. We are pleased you enjoyed our refurbished Motel rooms – we are quite proud of them and feel that to be able to offer guests a comfortable night’s rest and good, wholesome food is vital. We look forward to welcoming you back to...

Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 11 March 2016

The Hotel Theodore is always a highlight of my business travel through this region. There is character in this place that you just don't get from the modern big town pubs. Rooms are clean and the right price, staff are old fashion "look after the customers" so service is quick smart with a smile and a cold beer. The meals,...

Thank Brendan T
QldHotelTheodore, Manager at Hotel Theodore, responded to this review

Thanks BrendanT for your great feedback. We are pleased to be able to provide good old fashioned service in clean and comfortable premises. We have passed your feedback on to all our staff and we look forward to welcoming you back to our part of the world on your next CQ trip. Cheers, Trish.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

This hotel is one of my favorite to stay at when i am out doing field work around southern Queensland. If is not fancy, however I love the feel of being back in the 50s /60s this place gives. Wholesome. Staff are always polite and accommodating. Being away from the highway it is nice and quiet. It had a range...

Thank Paul M
QldHotelTheodore, Manager at Hotel Theodore, responded to this review

Hi Paul M Thank you so much for your lovely review. Whilst we are certainly not fancy we do pride ourselves on great service, comfortable rooms and a welcoming atmosphere so it is great to get such positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back! Cheers, Trish.

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A range of accommodation styles including self contained two-bedroom cabins overlooking the scenic Dawson River, motel rooms, ensuited single suites and budget Hotel rooms. All newly refurbished, clean and comfortable. Counter meals available for lunch and dinner in Sportsman's Bar and Lounge Bar. Breakfast available for in-house guests. Function catering including Bistro room for up to 50 function guests and convention room catering for up to 150 function guests. Selection of menus available. Poker machines and Keno available in bars. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Theodore

Address: The Boulevard, Theodore, Queensland 4719, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Theodore
Price Range: ₹ 3,327 - ₹ 7,421 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 42
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“It was a pleasant surprise to find such a good value for money venue.”
 of 5 bubbles Dasharacing, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“If traveling as a couple or family, stay in the cabins out the back.”
 of 5 bubbles Sandybillc, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask reception when you book in if you have special requirements and they will make it happen!”
 of 5 bubbles 112brendant, 10 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All chalets looked good.”
 of 5 bubbles DBSA42, 7 Jan 2016 | Read review
“This is such a quiet place and community owned. Please support. Great place.”
 of 5 bubbles 594helenw, 13 Oct 2015 | Read review
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