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Arkana Motel

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   46 Ferry Street, Maryborough, Queensland 4650, Australia
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Ranked #8 of 13 hotels in Maryborough
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014
Luisa B Slough, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Slough, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here with my boyfriend when he was in town on work. It was nice and easy to find, and had a Red Rooster across the road (although we didn't use it). We arrived quite late but we just gave them a call when we arrived and they came and met us. The lady at reception seemed friendly on arrival... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Coming from the bush I found this Motel on the way to Hervey Bay. Yes it is on the main road, but being close to so many fast food outlets, and not far to Station Square Shopping Centre. I did the tourist bit....saw the Mary Poppins Statue, the Markets they have on Thursday, looked at the old heritage homes, etc... More

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Canberra, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Thank you to Mark and Kim for such caring hospitality during our all-too-brief stay at this excellent Motel in Maryborough, Queensland. We are part of a team of runners running around Australia and really needed a good night's sleep after our hard 30km run. Excellent breakfast, we can highly recommend the eggs!

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125 reviews 125 reviews
29 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

The bright lights of Maryborough were fluoro.. startling so. I can't remember the last time I was a room with so much fluorescent lighting. I especially liked the biggest one being over the bed for a reading light. I could count every pore in my skin when I looked in the mirror. What can I say it reminded me of... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Stayed for one night, check in was quick but not particularly friendly. Room in need of renovation, very old but clean. Quite noisy as on main road and adjacent side street parking area for large trucks. Absolutely basic room

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Brisbane, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The room decor and fittings were all old and in need of repair. Bad smell in room, old and noisy air conditioner and peeling paint and mould in bathroon. This motel was very over priced considering its condition. We certainly expect better conditions than this. Also WIFI at $7.50 per hour!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

we all had a wonderful stay and the owners were very helpful and thoughtful. we enjoyed our stay and it was close to all amenities.

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Brisbane, Australia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

I stayed at the Arkana with my daughter ,her partner and my Grand-son.We shared a Family Room for 1 night. The room was spacious,clean and well equipped. sitI found the reception staff most friendly. The tarrif was pleasently low and good value! Meals served in room were hot and appertising also good value. The restaurant was closed for renovations but... More

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ArkanaMotel, Manager at Arkana Motel, responded to this review

Hi joyous 39 Thank you for your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We would love to see you back again. Cheers Kim & Mark More

Helsinki, Finland
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16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed here for one night when making a trip from Gold Coast to meet relatives in Maryborough. Actually we only slept her, so there isn't too much to review. Bed was huge (King size), receptionist nice, nothing special, but could stay another time also.

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ArkanaMotel, Owner at Arkana Motel, responded to this review

Hi Ismo56, thank you for your review. Hope you can visit again and for longer next time. More

Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

We arrived early and our rooms were not ready, but we were able to leave our cars and head into the Portside Food and Wine festival. The rooms are basic and clean, the grounds are neat and tidy and a nice area provided to sit outside with friends (we had 3 rooms booked) Fresh milk is provided for tea or... More

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ArkanaMotel, Owner at Arkana Motel, responded to this review

Hi Krisnwoz, what a great weekend you stayed. The busiest of the year for Maryborough. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you come back next year. Just remember the Portside Food & Wine Festival & Pub Fest will be held on 4th & 5th May in 2013. More

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Address: 46 Ferry Street, Maryborough, Queensland 4650, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Maryborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Arkana Motel 3*
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The Arkana Motel offers three and a half star, air-conditioned accommodation in Maryborough. The motel is situated on the south-side of town opposite Red Rooster. Conveniently located minutes from the city centre, the Arkana Motel is the perfect base to explore the Fraser Coast. Facilities include a tour desk, swimming pool with barbecue area, guest laundry, car wash and trailer/truck parking. ... more   less 
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