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Best Western Ambassador Motor Lodge

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed for 2 nights in early December. Had a family room, very spacious and clean. Queen bed a little hard for my taste. Huge bathroom. Close to shops behind and the foreshore to the front. Staff very friendly and helpful.

The room was huge , the service was excellent , but ... the shower was in a bath which required us to step up into it ..a little difficult and maybe dangerous for us older folk . Very close to shopping centres and attractions and a walk across the road to the beach .

This motel has a good features but also not so good ones. Good: Spacious and clean rooms. Central location, near the beach, close to eateries (within 1km). There is a shopping centre a couple of streets away with Woolworths, Coles, bottle shop, etc. The motel is very quiet and unaffected by traffic other than noisy flying foxes very active early in the morning (but they did not bother me too much). Not-so-good: The staff at reception seems very stacked to their own ways and rigid. I arrived early than the normal check-in time and was told to come back at the time stipulated on their website (in other hotels I have been to, they had made the effort to accommodate me even though they were not ready to receive me, not on this place). There is a restaurant in this place which opens at some particular hours. I inquired about the opening hours and the reply was something along the lines of "as advertised on our webpage the restaurant only opens on....." After this I went to check their webpage and noticed that it is badly set up and couldn't find it anywhere. When I requested the wifi password it came with the warning words: "oh but if you use more than 1Gb you will need to come back to give you another one and we will charge you for it". Also the reception does not seem to be manned around midday as I discovered on a particular day that I went to ask for something. Normally I am someone who give good marks to the service provided by the staff or not complain about it if not good but this place really needs to improve on their customer service.

My recent stay at this establishment was for one night only as part of a business trip. I will start by saying that it's in a good location in regards to eateries, restaurants and shops, being within a 10-15 minute walk. It is also situated on the esplanade opposite the ocean. The lady that checked me in was really kind and friendly, and an asset to the hotel. The room itself was clean and a good size, however it was definitely showing it's age and I would suggest an update is needed. There is a small pool which looked clean and inviting. There was also a BBQ in the pool area for guests to use. I would stay again for a work trip, but would not choose this hotel if I were vacationing with my family as I prefer a more modern hotel.

the room was clean and spacious, 3 guests 2 towels no teaspoon, coffee mugs were not clean, broken showerhead, used toiletries, we overlooked this. there was relief managers there at the time of our stay I got the distinct impression when I had to request something or ask a question that I was "bothering him" I went to get the spare pillow from the cupboard apparently someone in housekeeping thought it would be funny to put the iron on top of the pillow, I am just thankful no child was standing near me when it crashed to the floor. its a shame as I am sure the managers take pride in running their motel, maybe I just stayed at the wrong time. we will not return there as I felt unwelcome.

My husband and I stopped here for a two night stay as part of our honeymoon road trip down the east coast to visit Fraser Island. Darlene was very helpful and accommodating- she booked us on the best trip we've ever been on. The rooms are clean and quiet with a 10-15 minute walk down to the restaurants and shops. The pool is small but the sea is literally on your door step.

This hotel offers good sized rooms at a value price for the area. The rooms are quite large and the hotel is pretty clean. Bathroom has a bath & shower. The management is very friendly and prepared to offer local advice to travelers. It is just across the road from the beach, and just a short walk to Woolworths and a BWS for any supplies. The views are not great and there are a huge amount of flying foxes that live just across the road and are very vocal each morning. They should not advertise having a pool, as it is more like a koi pond. It is a pleasant walk from this hotel to most spots in Hervey Bay. OK for a short stay on a budget.

The fact that there are 10,000 flying foxes living across the road that wake you up shortly after 5am each morning, is enough to not want to go back. Plus the fact that the host would not convert at $25US travel card into US money and only offered $25AU convinced me this is not a place to stay.

Great clean motel with all amenities that you could want for a stay, pool for cooling off too, Pialba beach is located across the road and Water Park a few mins walk to get to. Staff could not be more helpful and beds were comfortable with good air conditioning and tea & coffee making facilities plus breakfast can be purchased for mornings which was very tasty and ample. I stayed for 2 nights in room 9 which was on the ground floor up the back of motel, You can exit from the back as well and only a short walk to Woolworths and BWS stores plus Kebabs, butcher, newsagent and the reject shop. Ample places to eat which are only a few minutes drive away. Would stay there again if I get down that way again.

Friendly receptionist. Huge room with a bath as well as a shower and big towels. Plus unlimited wi-fi. We had no transport and the best food was 15 mins walk away. OK in good weather. Not much fun in the rain.

296 Esplanade Pialba QLD

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Hervey Bay, Best Western Ambassador Motor Lodge is within a 10-minute stroll of sights such as Hervey Bay Historical Village Museum and WetSide Water Education Park. This 21-room, 3.5-star motel has a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Fraser Coast Cultural Centre and Hervey Bay Golf and Country Club are also nearby.


Dining

Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start your day off with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

All 21 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and ceiling fans. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include ironing boards and desks.


Property features

At Best Western Ambassador Motor Lodge, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Staff members are on hand to provide dry cleaning/laundry services, tour or ticket assistance, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a business center, a computer station, and express check-out.

Room options

Superior King Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Twin Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Family Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Two Bedroom Suite

Twin 4 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

68% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 61 reviews