No parties here as motel cracks down on 'crazy drunks'
A NIGHT on the town in Gladstone needn't end in the gutter - but one local motel manager is determined the party won't continue at his place.
The new manager at Harbour Sails Motor Inn, Bernie Wilson, knows his establishment is popular due to its proximity to the city's nightclub strip.
But while he welcomes locals who stay the night rather than catch a taxi home, he said he had been forced to crack down on partygoers kicking on in their rooms.
"Harbour Sails has a strict no party policy," Mr Wilson said.
"We're telling people when they book now, offenders will be asked to leave with no refund.
"The motel is in a bit of a party precinct, so for the benefit of all our guests who want to have a quiet night away, we don't want them affected by crazy drunks."
The manager said he'd had to deal with drunken revelry at the motor inn half a dozen times since he took over three months ago.
"I think it was worse before we got here, especially when that boom time, when everybody was full," he said.
But the new tough line has seen the issue disappear completely - although Mr Wilson is still appealing for partygoers to book ahead, rather than phoning up drunk at 2am.