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Sunseeker Motel
354 The Esplanade, Scarness, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Scarness
Lithgow
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“Great place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This is a great motel my husband and I have stayed here before so we decided to stay here again this time for 5 days .Jan made us so welcome and she was very helpful with booking our tour.The rooms themselves are very spacious we had a small kitchenette which had a table and chairs in it and we also had two lounge chairs in the room ,we were also given a fresh jug of ice water with lemon in everyday which was nice.There was also a laundry at the back for the guests to use the washing machine was free and there were clothes lines to use as well.There was also a nice pool for the guests to use. You have everything you need here wether you stay a couple of days or a few weeks ,we would definitely come back .

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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canberra
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

Friendly staff, personalised service, fabulous location (across road from beach, park and esplanade walk/cycle way, mini supermarket next door, plenty of dining/takeaway options on either side), spacious room (brilliant block out curtains), spotless clean (including bathroom), handy inclusions like free wifi, microwave, toaster, kettle, crockery and cutlery, comfy bed and pillows - overall made for a lovely stay in Hervey Bay, would book again without hesitation. (And while you're there check out Enzo's cafe right on the beach and just across the road from sun seekers - the perfect place to have your morning coffee/breakfast or watch the sunset!)

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

The motel has a very modest exterior so you have to try it to find out how great it is. The rooms themselves have everything and are ridiculously cheap ($110) for what you get.and if you are towing a trailer even a caravan, this motel has a huge enclosed parking area (field!) behind it so it is quite remarkable. For boaties it is extraordinary. Great management too. And while Hervey Bay is battling, its great to be right on the waterfront. But you need to book because it books out understandably.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kyabram, Victoria, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

My husband and I recently stayed at this motel for 4 nights. From the moment we arrived there was a homely friendly feeling. Jan at checkin was full of information that was going to be helpful to us . The motel is in an ideal location close to plenty of lovely eateries with a nice little supermarket next door and public transport a few steps from the front door. The Esplanade itself is beautiful with lots of areas for picnics. Staff were all friendly and obviously took pride in their work, everything was beautifully kept. Would certainly recommend and stay there again

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

The Sunseeker was close to the beach, restaurants, pub and shops. Debbie the relief manager was very friendly and helpful.
This is not the newest motel around, but it was clean, comfortable and offered excellent value for money. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Queensland
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13 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

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.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Invermere, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

We looked at a ton of places in Hervey Bay and many were suitable but there was something about the Sunseeker that made us feel at home. The lady at reception was outstanding - she helped us with tours, answered many questions about the area, etc. We had a very large comfortable room which was extremely clean. The pool was great and even better was the seating area/BBQ next to the pool which we enjoyed several nights in a row - and it was so quiet! A real convenient location to all amenities and just steps away from the beach. We would return here without hesitation.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 354 The Esplanade, Scarness, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Hervey Bay > Scarness
Amenities:
Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Scarness
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