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“Not worth the money” 2 of 5 stars
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Airlie Beach Motor Lodge
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   6 Lamond Street, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia   |  
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Airlie Beach
Chester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
“Not worth the money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

We have just spent 3 nights at this motel. We were not very happy to say the least. Firstly, it was the most expensive of the motels that we have stayed in during our travels round Australia. We had paid $99 for the Ramada 4 star resort in Port Douglas and at this motel we paid $112 per night for a very tiny room. No carpet, no toiletries, poorly fitted with ancient chipboard wardrobe, etc. The fridge was rusty - see photos. The air con unit was noisy and could not be left on at night. It was really no more than a backpackers place. On our third night we got about 3 hours sleep due to a party of 'minors' being booked in and having a party until almost 3 am. We had a 650 km drive the following day and needed our sleep. I did complain the following day and was given a small refund. The people who run the motel are lovely but if they want to charge those prices they need to up their game. They were very helpful in booking tours, giving directions, etc. However, I would not recommend this place if you want some comfort and a quiet night.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Farnham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

We stayed here for 4 nights and really enjoyed it. The location is perfect to wander down into town to the bars, restaurant and beach. We found the staff to be really helpful and friendly when offering advice about the area and what to see, retaurant recommendations and they booked our Whitsunday boat trip for us which was fantastic. The room was newly refurbished with kitchen facilities, a balcony and everything we needed. They were clean and extremely reasonable price-wise. We also did some washing whilst we stayed here which was easy to do with help from the staff and we were able to park our hire car without a problem. I would recommend this place to anyone - it was the best hotel we stayed in throughout our journey round Australia.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

We spent a couple of nights here. It is a family owned place. The staff is very friendly and helpful. There is a barbq grill there and we were able to make our own dinner there one night which was a real pleasure for us.

Some of the rooms are older and need updating but our room and a couple of others we saw, have been recently updated and are very nice.

Additionally, we spent 3 nights on a boat in the Whitsunday Islands and were able to leave our remaining luggage and our rental car here at no extra charge.

This is a no frills place to stay. If you are looking for a bed and a base to explore or hit the beach, this is the place for you. If you are looking to be pampered, this will not work for you.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Namur, Belgium
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2011

We stayed 3 nights at the Arlie Beach Motor Lodge in March 2011.
We had first booked 2 nights (1 night before and 1 night after a 2-day cruise in the Whitsunday islands), but as I suffered a terrible seasickness, I had to come back earlier from the cruise and stayed at the Motor Lodge for the 2nd night. As my partner stayed on the cruise and I felt really bad, the staff was full of attention to help me. We received a new room, that was even better than the first one (more modern).
The staff was also very helpful when we had to change our plans because of the flooding in Queensland.
Nice balcony or small terrace depending on the room.
Wifi available.
We recommend this accomodation for the friendliness of the staff and the good rooms!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Derby UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2010

This was clean but very tired accomodation, central position (up a hill). Not that cheap for Motel accommodation

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2010

A two minute walk from the town centre (but up a bit of a hill), this motel is a little run down, but clean and with reasonable facilities - good sized room, fridge and microwave, a small pool, and (important to us) free internet.

Karen the receptionist was very helpful with organising boat trips etc.

Overall good value.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Airlie Beach Motor Lodge

Address: 6 Lamond Street, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Airlie Beach Motor Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Airlie Beach Motor Lodge is located in a quiet, central location only 200 metres from the Airlie Beach Lagoon, beach, shops and restaurants. Accommodation options include motel rooms, deluxe studio apartments and two bedroom townhouses, all set in a resort style complex. The units all have a private balcony or patio with some seaviews overlooking Airlie Bay. There is a gazebo beside the saltwater pool and an outdoor entertainment area with a billiard table and BBQ. Most units are self-contained and all units have tea/toast making facilities and microwaves. Most rooms have access to free in-house movies upon request and some rooms have their own DVD and CD players. Linen and bath towels are provided and beach towels may be hired. There are two laundries with washing machines and driers. All units are non-smoking and are maintained to a high standard by our management team. Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Island cruise and tour bookings can be booked by friendly, helpful staff who will advise the best cruise available to make your holiday memorable. Airlie Beach Motor Lodge is pet friendly. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Airlie Beach Motor Lodge Whitsunday Islands

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