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Bona Vista Motel

Norris Road | North Mackay, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
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Ranked #23 of 30 Hotels in Mackay
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014
John_M255115 Wellington, New Zealand
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The promotional photos you see is the manager's accommodation with the motel units at the rear. The car parking area (from where the units are entered) is uninspiring, bordering on scruffy, but the units whilst basic are clean and adequate. Our studio unit had a double and single bed, TV, tea/coffee making facilities. microwave and toaster. Somewhat oddly the appliances,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Needed a basic room for one night on a budget. This place was perfect. Room was clean, simple and perfect for what I required. Owners were friendly and had even left my room unlocked as they were out when I turned up. Would definitely stay again.

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Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

No frills but clean and comfortable. After a long trip and having a early start the next morning this was just the sort of basic accommodation i was looking for..But the Road noise kept me awake during the night and others next door talking til 3 am (Thin Walls ) Didnt help.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Good rate for over nite. But is about all that you could rate as good, bed to hard, place is run down and needs urgent work to get it back to some thing near reasonable. Would not stay here or even visit Mackay again

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The room was fairly clean but don't look too close. Nothing flash. A old style motel that needs some TLC. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom small. The louvre window at the back had no insect screen so it couldn't be opened. Don't expect a lot and you won't be disappointed.

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Townsville, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Room filthy. Not good. Had to wear shoes inside to keep my feet clean. Thongs in the shower. Might be so called budget but it should still have cleanliness. Central to where we wanted to go but would have paid the extra money and 5 mins drive for cleanliness.

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Katikati, New Zealand
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Good budget value, but the whole place is old & run down inside & out, but are very clean & tide as can be. Yes we had a good nights sleep, but would have enjoyed a bit more comfort & less road noise.

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Bundaberg, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stayed here two nights & found it clean & comfortable. It is on a corner but the traffic is basically only peak hour. The price was reasonable & the hosts friendly & helpful. We would stay here again.

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Blackwater, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We have stayed here twice now and will definitely be staying here next time we visit Mackay. Rooms are older but are very clean, tidy and have everything you could need. Great value for money. There is some traffic noise being on a main road but nothing that would really keep you awake at night.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I didn't expect much for the low price of about $75-80, but the room was very clean, had a cool boutique-like feel to it - decor and furnishing really nice, fridge, kettle, basic needs to make a dinner, free wifi, super friendly owner - Kym. Yes, you can hear the traffic from outside, but I travel with ear plugs for... More 

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Address: Norris Road | North Mackay, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Mackay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
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