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Abacus Motel

163 Barkly Highway, Mount Isa, Queensland 4825, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Townsville, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was adequate basic accommodation. The motel had just been taken over by new owners, so there seemed to be a few teething issues – however the owners were pleasant and helpful and quickly helped with positive attitudes. We ate in the restaurant one night and received excellent and affordable meals. There are cracks in the walls filled with tissue... More 

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Pieterlen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

It was wonderful to get such a warm welcome after our long journey. The room was equipped with 3 beds, so it was quite large. A second chair would have been rather handy. The patio is only small and it needs to be cleaned. So we didn't use it at all. The food at the Restaurant was delicious. You got... More 

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Ipswich
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Stayed here before and service was always good. Had electricity issues when we first arrived, but it was sorted quickly. Was very quiet at Christmas time so felt like we had the whole place to ourselves.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Stayed here twice in the last 2 months and wouldn't stay anywhere else in the Isa. Lovely and clean with well appointed rooms and a great restaurant. The staff were awesome and the food was top notch.

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Draper, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Lots of pluses here. Not just convenient, clean, and comfortable. Melissa is the consummate hostess as she makes sure we had early breakfasts and Sunday dinner. We could even pre-order dinner and have it ready at a set hour! I certainly was not expecting the quality of food at an outback restaurant, but I'm not surprised to read that there... More 

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I travel to the MT Isa and Cloncurry regions on a monthly basis. I have always found Mel, shane the their staff to be very helpful and pleasent to deal with. The rooms are always neat clean and tidy, and the restaurant has a wide variety of foods and cold beverages. Shaen is a well know Master Chef, bull rider... More 

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Brisbane, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I have stayed at this motel a few times now and will be returning in the new year. I liked the fact the room had a rear private courtyard and there was plenty of undercover paved parking for my car and trailer. The trades with noisy vehicles park away from the rooms in a safe area so not to disturb... More 

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights while on business in the Isa. Staff were very friendly, always with a smile. Room was very clean and beds comfortable. Seen previous comments about paddlepop sticks for tea and coffee stirrers. Definitely been changed to plastic spoons. Motel set far enough back from the road to decrease the traffic noise to a dull roar. Nothing... More 

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AbacusTeam, Owner at Abacus Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Abacus Motel. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back when you pass through this way again. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We stayed in Mount Isa 3 years ago whilst travelling form Townsville to Darwin with a Defence Force move. We had a terrible experience with our car getting broken into (not at this motel) so decided to stay on the outskirts of town a bit more. We chose the Abacus Motel and were extremely glad we did. We read reviews... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Fabulous Motel, clean, functional rooms with great air conditioning. Meals were a standout as was the friendly, bend over backwards service. We were attending a wedding and the staff could not have been more helpful and accommodating. I would have no hesitations recommending the Abacus Motel to travellers with realistic expectations wanting a first rate MOTEL experience.

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