I needed a place for the night, found this hotel online and checked reviews. Reviews were iffy... but I'm thankful I read the review or I would have freaked out when the first plane landed over the hotel. Had I not have read this in another review, I would have thought a plane was going to crash. I read a review where a child was frightened. Yeah, I wouldn't be surprised at all. They should really let you know about the jets that land over the hotel and at the very least someone should mention it at check-in.
Okay... now for my stay. I get there about 3:00PM, no one was there, but it said they would return and a mobile number was provided. I thought no big deal and drove to Mackers at Coolum Beach, had dinner, went to the dog beach and then went back to the hotel, where I was greeted a kind SHIRTLESS man... hmmmmm I wondered, but yes, he was at least wearing shorts. :0) This shirtless man checks me in and issues me a key, tells me about the property and area attractions. Nice guy.
Don't let the outside scare you... because although old and in flight patch of the Sunshine Coast International Airport, the room was clean, very nice tile... I had read about the tile in a previous review and it's true... well done guys. The furniture was old, tv and ac worked fine and I felt safe. I only stayed for the night, but for the price, I'd consider staying there again. Although, truthfully I really understand a previous reviewer in regards to how it could frighten a child. The planes and roar seemed really really really close to the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated next to magnificent MARCOOLA BEACH with a RELAXED ATMOSPHERE. BRAND NEW ROOMS offering unbeatable Sunshine Coast value. For QUALITY, PRICE and LOCATION the motel sets the benchmark and is unbeatable.THE NEW ROOMSModern in design and spacious, high quality room renovations were completed in 2007. All units have been tiled throughout giving the ultimate in cleanliness. Living areas have been tiled on 45, and en-suite tiled floor to ceiling, for maximum aesthetic impact. Quality fixtures and fittings have been installed throughout the en-suite, kitchenette and living/bedding areas. The units have minimum a queen size bed, couch for relaxing, table and chairs. Kitchenette consists of microwave, bar fridge, toaster, tea and coffee making facilities, crockery and cutlery as required. Linen and towels are also provided. Units have television. Comprehensive DVD rental library is available at reception. Double size showers are also available.PROPERTYThe property grounds are also spacious. Not just a view of your car bonnet from your room. All units have two entrances for convenience, one from the discrete carpark, the other a sliding door opening to the recreational area of the Motel.The recreational areas comprise a pool, BBQ, large grassed and landscaped area with plenty of seating and tables. Deck chairs are also provided in the pool area.The property also has a guest laundry, baggage store, tour desk. LOCATIONOur location is perfect for either business or pleasure.Marcoola is located in the centre of the Sunshine Coast coastline just over an hour drive north of Brisbane. The motel is only a few km from the Sunshine Coast Airport terminal, the base of majestic Mt Coolum and the Hyatt Coolum (the home of Australian PGA).We are located next to the beach, beach side of the coast road. Our exclusive beach walkway provides for excellent beach access, only meters from the sand dunes and coastal pathway. Short stroll via the walk/bikeway will bring you to the beachfront public park / playground with BBQ and covered seating, Marcoola Surf Club, cafe, takeway, newsagency, general store.Please note that discounted rooms are not serviced daily. ... more less
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