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Bona Vista Motel

Norris Road | North Mackay, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
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Ranked #16 of 29 hotels in Mackay
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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25 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I booked 4 nights at Bona Vista Motel in Mackay, Australia. I booked Mackay by looking at a map and thought it would be close to the reef and Islands for snorkeling and diving. When we arrived and asked Kym (manager/owner) for information on diving she told us that Mackay was not a good home base for diving. She said... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in the upstairs single room. It was reasonably clean. One single bed and bar fridge. Old in wall air conditioner - not sure if it worked. The young guy at reception was very friendly and allowed me into my room early. It's not a mansion but okay for $75 a night. The traffic is very noisy however.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We arrived in Mackay and went searching on the net for a place to stay. Chose Bona Vista because of the price but wished now we had looked for something else. We found it difficult to access due to the traffic lights and conditions. The driveway off the road was a bit scary to manouvre and we got caught in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Its not the Ritz but good for the price. Nice garden area and had no problem with WiFi. Shower is not that nice, its ok if you are a short person which I am but my partner had to bend down to get under the shower rose. Was clean and had everything one needed. Towels and sheets are grey instead... More

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Address: Norris Road | North Mackay, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Mackay
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