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Colonial Palms Motor Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Airlie Beach
Certificate of Excellence
leicester, uk
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55 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Stayed for two nights, good location just outside of Airlie beach, it takes about 15 minutes to walk into town. Rooms lovely and clean, staff really helpful on reception. Buffet breakfast good but basic. Nice pool area and views from room. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Maitland, Australia
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47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

All the previous comments mentioned on here are mostly correct:
It’s an older style motel high on a hill among newer high-rise buildings but I think it’s better than the newer units. When the current owners renovated, they spared no expense to make sure it is a modern property and it compares very well with other units in a similar price range. It has a bright airy tropical decor and it’s very uplifting, and relaxing at the same time.
The breakfast is great and excellent value. The staff do all that they can do, to make your stay a success... We had a family get-together here and had wonderful stay. Our rooms had a good view over the marina, and we loved the ambiance of the dining room, surrounded by the palms and the little stream that linked the two pools.
In fact we had stayed here many years ago when our children were young, so it was lovely to experience it with my grandchildren... I loved the pools all those years ago and they are still lovely slate and rock landscaped pools.
Thank you to all the staff that we did meet: Pheobe, Bernie and the ladies who clean the rooms and the dining room. We hope to return.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We loved this place..not far from the centre of Airlie Beach , short 10min walk . Very relaxing with great views, pool area is beautiful. Owners have great restaurant too, meals were nice. Thanks John n Bernie !

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Bristol
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This was the 1st place we stayed on our road trip down from Cairns to Sydney and was very pleased with our choice. The room was a nice size with a view over the front gardens & pool. The staff were very friendly and helpfull when ever we spoke to them.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Found this hotel on website and had a great deal on offer. The views from the balcony was amazing! Cool breeze in the evenings with view of the moon was just the right combination to relax a weary soul after a day out in the heat sightseeing around the town. Bustling town center with heaps of tourist. Market day by seafront when a cruise ship came in..and within walking distance from hotel. Hosts were great. Complimentary breakfast was an added plus with the free internet! A coin operated washing machine and dryer located downstairs was a bonus for my family of 4 on a road trip from Cairns to Brisbane. Intended to stay one night only but added another night.If ever we in the area again we know where to return to.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Veghel, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

What a wonderful hotel this is!!Third time we stayed here in 10 years time.The rooms are newly renovated and decorated,everything in a stylisch but not overdone way.
The tranquility of the rooms,and especially the location,is what makes this hotel so very atractive.Add the absolute great food prepared by the the lady ownner of the house and her daughter.This is the far most best food,flavour and quality wise,we had during our whole month long trip!Bernie,let's not forget about you!The way you make the guests feel welcome is so natural and genuine.Thanks for helping me out with my smartphone settings too.....Bernie you are gold!!!

  • Stayed December 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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Munich, Germany
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23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We stayed at the Colonial Palms Hotel after a three day sailing trip in the Whitsundays. It was the perfect place for us to stay for the night after the trip. The "pool view" room was nice and tidy, the bed huge and the bathroom very spacious.
We could take a relaxing shower and had lots of space to repack our suitcases and backbags.
The staff was very helpful, they printed and scanned a document free of charge. The breakfast the next morning was good, but nothing extraordinary.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Colonial Palms Motor Inn

Address: 2 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Colonial Palms Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Best Western Airlie Beach
Airlie Beach Best Western
Colonial Palms Motor Inn Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands

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