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“trapped in prison cell.” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of BEST WESTERN The Stirling Rockhampton

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BEST WESTERN The Stirling Rockhampton
Ranked #7 of 37 Hotels in Rockhampton
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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1,348 reviews
376 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3,975 helpful votes
“trapped in prison cell.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2006

What a dive this hotel is, I would get a divorce immediately if my husband took me here for my honeymoon, but each to their own. The hotel is located on a highway on the outskirts of Rockhampton. It is nowhere near or central to anything except maybe the huge trucks roaring past your room.

We only stayed here because all the other hotels in Rocky were booked out, hence why did this hotel have rooms available. ?? We needed to have a day room to put our luggage in and for me to have a rest in whilst hubby worked for the day.

Our room was entered by a closed in corridor, which had black vertigo slashed blinds, so when you closed them for privacy the room was in total darkness, and you were trapped in the mine shaft, at midday you had to put all the lights on. The room was standard hotel size with a horrible, ghastly double bed with a floral outdated bedspread with pillows that felt like an elephant had sat on them.

The bathroom was small with chipped tiles with one wired window, which gave off a little light to brighten the prison cell. Tea and coffee facilities were available but I chose to get out quickly from the hovel and have coffee in town. If you happen to be a smoker, well you will not have a problem knowing this establishment is smoke free. There are signs posted on every door, in the corridors, around the pool, on your bed, table, reception, and even on the garbage bins. I guess the owners think people are illiterate.

If you do have to stay in Rocky then I suggest you try the Travel Lodge in town or the Coffee House Apartments, they are central and at least look reasonable. There is nothing much to do in this city, so if you are thinking of just visiting I suggest to forget it and go to Mackay instead.

  • Liked — leaving
  • Disliked — everything
  • Tips/Secrets — book the travel lodge
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 Thank Ellemay
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Hampshire, UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2006

How the previous reviewer thought that a slightly run down motel in Rockhampton is romantic is beyond me, but each to their own I guess!

What this place really does is give you a relatively cheap bed for the night, but with no frills.

The lady at front desk was most welcoming, and the bed's are comfortable enough, but in our room the carpet looked dirty, and the aircon noisy. The rest of the place seemed just about clean enough, although we also had an ant problem in our room, which was swiftly sorted with with one swift squirt of an anti-insect aerosol! The road noise is also pretty loud in some rooms.

The place itself is just a std motel block, with drive up rooms located on the ground floor, and a second floor above. There's also a restaurant that offers food that's actually not too bad, but it's very expensive for motel fayre.

This place just about delivers for about AUS $110, but you wouldn't want to spend more time than necessary here to be honest.

  • Liked — Good food in restaurant, but expensive
  • Disliked — Felt a little dirty in places
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Toberlerone
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2005

I stayed their with my partner for my birthday and i must say the food and the hotel where terrific,what a romantic place.I now another couple that spent there wedding night there and said it was a great experience.

  • Stayed February 2004
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Property: BEST WESTERN The Stirling Rockhampton
Address: 28 - 34 Albert St, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia (Formerly BEST WESTERN Regency On Albert)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Rockhampton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Rockhampton
#5 Luxury Hotel in Rockhampton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN The Stirling Rockhampton 4*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We welcome you to the modern, professional and transformed property; BEST WESTERN The Stirling Rockhampton.Ideal for the corporate professional or holiday visitor who enjoys a seamless experience while travelling, BEST WESTERN The Stirling Rockhampton will not only deliver on the quality of its property, but its outstanding service.The full refurbishment of our rooms provide all guests with modern conveniences we trust you will enjoy; 46 inch smart tv, keyless entry, split system air conditioners, mini bar and undercover parking.Six and Co, our bar and restaurant offers you a unique and modern dining experience, a perfect meeting place and contemporary surrounds to unwind in after a busy day of meetings or sightseeing.Our conference room and meeting facilities provide a number of options for our business travellers while flexible catering options provide further support for your business needs.Enjoying a prime location during your stay in Rockhampton, you will find convenient access to the city centre, airport, showgrounds and the home of Rockhampton rugby. The botanic gardens, major shopping centre and beautiful Riverwalk are all only a short drive away. ... more   less 
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