Moody's History


My father Ed (Ted) Moody devised the idea of constructing a Motel in 1969; this was the year we commenced building and we actually opened for business on Christmas Day the same year.  The adjacent Service Station had been opened since 1956 and that was rebuilt in 1968.

Ted was a wheeler and dealer and at the time did a deal with Ansett Airlines where they provided all the paintings free of charge to decorate the walls these were replaced by local sea/foreshore paintings sometime ago which are more appropriate to the times.

When we 1st opened we provided a hearty cooked breakfast included in the tariff, these were cooked by my mother Jo and brother Bill.  It is now more fashionable to have coffee/breakfast at the local café’s less than 300 metres away.  (We still provide cooked or continental breakfast if required at an additional cost)

The town centre then shifted to its present location on the highway between St Johns Wood Road and Mackie Court.


Air conditioned
CD and DVD  facilities
Spa rooms available

All units recently refurnished

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