Sunseeker Motel is located on the Esplanade conveniently close to the playground, beach cafe, patisserie, newsagent, chemist, foodworks, fish and chip takeaway and other eateries. Whilst most of the Esplanade has trees between the beach and the road and bike pathway (which provides lovely shade for walking and riding), this area in Scarness is more open which is appealing.
The motel staff are patient and accommodating and the motel is very clean. The hotel/studio rooms are not modern and are basic but are pleasant enough and contain extra conveniences such as dinner plates and cutlery, a toaster as well as a kettle and a microwave (no kitchenette; only a bathroom sink). Tea/coffee, milk and biscuits were provided. The bathroom was small and very basic. The water takes a long time to heat up but the pressure is fine. There are several sizes of room available. The family rooms, even though only one room, are large enough for families to stay a little longer and the pool/bbq area at the back provides another space in which to spend time.
If you like extremely firm beds you will appreciate this motel. If you need a little give and comfort you will strongly regret staying at this motel. (A mattress topper is recommended at the very least.) Also important to note is the noise from the Foodworks right next door. This is conveniently open from 5.30 am to 10 pm but, given the low fence dividing the motel and the store, you may not appreciate the noise of trucks and loading before 5 am. (Extending the higher wall between the motel and shops would address this issue.) The restaurants on the other side of the motel also contribute to the noise but did not seem to be that much of a problem. The air-conditioner in the room also made an intermittent noise that was not at all conducive to sleep.
The price is average and there are several cheaper options of at least the same quality in Hervey Bay. There are also some comparable specials for higher quality motels.
Overall this is a good, clean, basic motel in a very handy location with hard beds and some noise issues.
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