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The Cheshire Cat Motel: Palm Beach's Newly Restored Retro Gem

The Cheshire Cat Motel, nestled in the heart of Palm Beach, Gold Coast, has undergone a meticulous restoration to recapture its vintage charm while infusing modern luxury. This iconic motel now features seven uniquely designed rooms and a two-bedroom bungalow, making it a perfect retreat for both solo traveler's and groups.


The husband-and-wife team behind the transformation, Matty Roberts and Monique Luchterhand, have masterfully blended nostalgic elements with contemporary finishes. The rooms boast warm interior tones, vintage textiles, and bespoke finishes, creating a laid-back yet luxurious experience. Each room features terracotta styling in the bathrooms with a palette of ethereal blue, pale eucalyptus, and burnt orange.


Key to the Cheshire Cat Motel's aesthetic are the Loop 01 wall-hung basins in Rowboat, Pastel Peach, and Powder Blue, along with the Hoop basin in Blush Pink


Located just 200 meters from the beach, the Cheshire Cat Motel is ideally situated for guests to enjoy the best of Palm Beach. Whether it's lounging by the magnesium pool, dubbed "Le Plunge," or exploring the vibrant local scene, there's something for everyone. The communal area under a majestic umbrella tree and the soon-to-open wellness studio add to the allure of this boutique accommodation.


Preserving the spirit of the original 1960s motel was a priority for the owners. "It was important not to knock the building down but to bring it back to life," says Matty Roberts. The result is a space that honors its past while providing all the comforts of modern luxury.



Experience the Cheshire Cat Motel for yourself and enjoy a unique blend of retro charm and modern amenities. Perfect for a weekend getaway or a midweek retreat, this restored gem on the Gold Coast awaits your visit. For more information and bookings, visit Cheshire Cat Motel website.

Photographed by Andy McPherson.