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“Basic motel room, ok for a stopover.”
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Coral Cay Resort
Ranked #14 of 34 Hotels in Mackay
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
“Basic motel room, ok for a stopover.”
Reviewed November 15, 2011

Stayed one night, location is fine ( as on the main road into mackay) short drive into town. Rooms are spacious, bed was fine, rooms include basic mini bar and good size tv. Was fine for a stopover, no chance for a sleep in as most people leave early to go to work so reasonably noisy.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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79 reviews
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Reviewed September 20, 2011

This motel is not a resort, it is a motel with a pool, gym and restaurant. The bed was comfortable and the room was clean but there is nothing exceptional about the motel. Because mine people stay here be prepared to be woken up early with motors running, people talking and smoking and banging doors. It is too far to walk into town (about 25 mins) to eat or shop. We had dinner in the restaurant on our first night, the food was very good but also very expensive. The reception and restaurant staff were friendly, efficient and very helpful. Although this motel is clean and comfortable I would not recommend it except for an overnight stay.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Martinborough, New Zealand
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2011

We stayed here for one night. There was a loud transformer hum outside our room which finally shut down at midnight. The next door room decided to take a shower about 3.30AM which woke us because the plumbing was so noisy. Then another shower about 5am. It was expensive - AUD195 for a one room unit- kitchen and 4 beds all together. We complained to the management the next morning - they really didn't care !!

Room Tip: Don't stay here !!
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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4 Thank Katherine261
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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2011

We stayed here to visit family and as a base for travel around the area. Room was excellent, it was clean, everything worked and parking at the door. Room was quiet, even the fact that many mine service people stay here and leave early in morning. The restaurant and small bar area were just the best. Would not hesitate in recommending this place to stay at. Reception and management super friendly. Thanks. Did I mention the restaurant............excellent.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2011

Awesome reception staff, awesome room in quiet area. Outstanding restaurant. Friendly restaurant staff & cleaners.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Cairns, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2011

Very neat, clean & new rooms. New & clean facilities. Nice Pool. Very spacious room with all the necessities.

There was a girl at reception who was kind and generous always bearing a smile. But there was a man with a French accent, it might have been a bad day for him, but he was very rude, snobby & pretentious. He would rarely look us in the eye, never smiled, and seemed as though he couldn't have cared less for our custom.

We had a two bedroom apartment with two TVs, they were both placed oddly right up against the ceiling. I am guessing it was to avoid breakage, but it was most annoying and they were very hard to view. A waste of a TV. It was extra cost for internet $12 for 3hrs (unbelievable) & extra cost for DVD player $12 for 1 night.

Overall a good hotel but only after a string of even worse hotels.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
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1 Thank MelbTrav
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Adelaide
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Reviewed December 18, 2010

We are thoroughly enjoying our stay at Coral Cay. I was a bit concerned after reading some reviews about it but it has totally surpassed our expectations. Our room is spacious, clean and comfortable. The bed has good quality linen and is very comfortable. The air con is quiet and powerful (a necessity!!) and we have a balcony overlooking (the great) pool.
It's walking distance from the town centre and the Canelands Shopping Mall.
We booked it through a discount website and paid $150 per night. It is well worth this money - we have stayed in other places for the same money that have been nowhere near the standard of Coral Cay!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Coral Cay Resort
Address: 14-18 Nebo Rd, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Mackay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #14 of 34 Hotels in Mackay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Coral Cay Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 63
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