About Us

Having been in the hospitality industry for over twenty five years, Don and Karen Thom welcome you to stay a night or two with them at either the New Royal Hotel motel or the Surat cabin &caravan park. Ownig businesses in Surat with our family for 12 years, so have certainly got to know what our customers and local residents like and expect from our businesses.

Our three daughters play a large roll in the business as well, keeping in the theme of “a family owned and operated accommodation venue” the Thom family are extremely proud of Surat, the vibrant yet quaint, quite yet exciting town, centrally located between Roma to the north and St George to the south.

We have such a passion for the go ahead township, that since buying the hotel 11 years ago, we have extended our accommodation range;adding new motel units.

We then purchased the Surat caravan park, and saw the need to add self contained cabins to the park, a bbq area and a couple of extra amenities to offer drive thru en-suite sites for vans.

The need of a laundromat was also drawn to our attention, with the influx of visitors to our beautiful town;especially in the winter months. With 5 coin operated washing machines and 3 large dryers, your laundry can easily be caught up on, whilst you enjoy a coffee and special sweet treat from our coffee shop next door.

All your requirements will be met in Surat;with a vast range of shops, services, ammenities, parks and the cobb and co museum being a “must to stop at”. With a variety of sporting clubs that we sponsor, Don, Karen and their staff are all clued up on what’s happening where and when.