Winning Motel


Press Release

11 June 2021

Sail Inn announces it has been recognized as a 2021 Travelers’ Choice award winner for accommodation in Yeppoon.  This achievement celebrates businesses that consistently deliver fantastic experiences to travelers around the globe, having earned great traveler reviews on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months. As challenging as the past year was, Sail Inn stood out by continuously delighting travelers.

“It has been amazing to have received this award every year since 2018. We thank all our travelers for their kind reviews. We work hard to provide clean rooms and friendly service and to be acknowledge by TripAdvisor is a huge honor.” Says Motel Manager, Pat Lilleboe

“Congratulations to all the winners of the 2021 Travelers’ Choice Awards,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor. “I know the past year has been extremely challenging for tourism businesses. What has impressed me is how businesses adapted to these challenges, implementing new cleanliness measures, adding social distancing guidelines, and utilizing technology to prioritize guest safety. The Travelers’ Choice Awards highlight the places that are consistently excellent – delivering quality experiences time and time again even while navigating changing customer expectations and new ways of working. Based on a full year of reviews from customers, this award speaks to the great service and experience you provided guests in the midst of a pandemic.”

Along with this great accomplishment the Sail Inn has made on The Best of Queensland Experiences for the 3rd year in a row. That is every year since the program was launched in 2019 by Tourism Queensland.  The Best of Queensland Experiences program is based on an independent set of criteria that incorporates online customer reviews, responds to consumer expectations and reflects industry best practice. All operators in the program receive a personalised bench-marking report, allowing them to celebrate their successes and continually deliver exceptional experiences. Best of Queensland Experiences will receive prioritisation across all Tourism and Events Queensland marketing and activity including on

For a small local business this motel is kicking goals and spreading the word that Yeppoon is a great place to visit.

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