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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mackay Motor Inn

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Mackay Motor Inn
Ranked #22 of 34 Hotels in Mackay
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“Excellent, good value motel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013

I recently spent 5 nights at the Mackay Motor Inn. While it is a basic Australian motel the rooms are well equipped, very clean very comfortable and value for money in a town where accommodation is generally overpriced . I had absolutely no issue with noise from the highway or the other guests. There is a good selection of pay TV channels. The managers are hardworking, friendly and helpful and nothing is too much trouble. There is a good pool and BBQ. The motel is at the southern end of Mackay but is is close to Harrup Park and the sports precinct. It is also close to a new 24 hour IGA supermarket, service stations and bottle shops. The WiFi was a little dodgy at times, but I think that reflects the state of internet access in rural and regional Australia rather than a failing of the motel!

Room Tip: Nothing really springs to mind here. If all motel owners put as much into it as these folk then ther...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

Basic, clean, comfortable room and a comfortable bed. The staff are polite and helpful. It's not 5 star, but the price makes it excellent value for the overnight traveler. Thanks for a great stay :)

Trip Adviser mobile app, why do you insist on making a review 'at least 200 characters'? I think I've summed up my stay in fewer words, but I'll bang on a little more if it'll make you happy... Happy now? Oh, I saw a dog with only three legs today, it didn't seem to slow it down at all. Now I'm wondering why dogs have four legs. They clearly don't need that many...

Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

Mackay Motor Inn is the first of many motels on the main road into Mackay. Most have the same 'aged' look about them (from the outside). Check in was simple, quick & the lady was really friendly. The room was a surprise. Everything was very clean & new'ish' looking. Our queen size bed was very comfortable & the kids had a single bed plus a decent trundle bed to sleep on. There was still plenty of room to move about. Nice size fridge plus microwave & toaster. Excellent shower with loads of hot water. Aircon was great. There wasn't much room noise at all (although we were lucky enough to be at the back, away from the road). Didn't check out the pool but the reception lady told us there was a bbq there & we were welcome to use it (we didn't though). We were travelling with another family & also found some rellies staying at the motel & everyone was happy with their stay. We've stayed in a few different motels in Mackay & all have been okay but we got a great price for this motel & will be happy to stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

Room was small but spotlessly clean, the windows now double glazed and blocked out all noise from the adjoining freeway. would stay here again. Reception staff very surly. Checkin was quite fast. Room had all the facilities required including microwave, toaster etc. Accommodation in Mackay tends to be expensive and books out fast, this is a good option.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stanwell Qld
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

I couldn't be happier with our stay at this motel. The owners and staff were so friendly and helpful and made us feel welcome. Due to unforeseen circumstances we had to extend our stay by 2 nights which was no problem. Some of our family also stayed here and had nothing but good things to say. The room was spotlessly clean, the bed very comfortable, excellent breakfasts and the price extremely reasonable. We will be recommending it to our friends and family if they happen to be travelling to Mackay.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

This motel has everything we need for a reasonale tariff. Rooms are clean and well serviced. Provision of a microwave and toaster in addition to the fridge and jug means selfcatering is an option. For us, family circumstances necessitated a return visit after only a week and the proprietors were extremely friendly and helpful. Proximity to the botanic gardens is a real plus for a lovely walk and great cafe.

Room Tip: The front rooms have double glazing now so road noise is not a problem. Renovation of rooms is ongoi...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

After looking at trip advisor my husband and I really were not keen to stay here however as anyone who comes to Mackay without a prior reservation will realise getting a room is very hard. Due to it being a mining town everything gets booked up in advance and at ridiculous prices. So after driving round town we needed here as a last resort. Walking into reception I almost left and wanted to sleep in the car as coupled with the dodgy reviews there was an awful smell. In hindsight it may have been the owners cat or some bad cleaning fluid. I dreaded going into our room however I opened it and was thrilled. Not only did it smell nice and clean it was spotlessly clean. It looked recently refurbished in the main bedroom/living area, had a flat screen tv and was everything we needed for a short stay. The bed was very comfy and other guests quiet. We had just moved to the town for work and ended up staying another two nights on top which we certainly wouldn't have done of this place hadn't been just fine. The shower was a bit small and yes some rooms are facing the main toad so could be noisy with traffic however there are no loud bars or drunks like in other places in the CBD plus we live in big cities usually so aren't fussed by noise. The owners were friendly and at $95 is probably one of the more reasonably priced places in town. Just keep your prices down don't put them up! I would urge people not to judge this place on previous reviews which may have been pre renovations as we almost did.

Room Tip: If you are sensitive to noise get one not facing the main road.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Mackay Motor Inn
Address: 208 - 212 Nebo Road, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Mackay
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 34 Hotels in Mackay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mackay Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The friendly staff at Mackay Motor Inn invite you to come and experience our clean comfortable accommodation. From the moment you check in you'll appreciate the warm and friendly welcome you receive.All 22 units are non smoking, ground level and have under cover car parking and provide a choice of either motel style or self contained.Conveniently located on the main entrance to Mackay from the South at 208 Nebo Road, the Mackay Motor Inn is within walking distance to the beautiful Mackay Regional Botanical Gardens with 4 km of attractive walks, a short distance from the Mackay Airport, Railway Station and Base Hospital and only minutes to the CBD.Facilities at the Motel include a large inground salt water pool area providing an oasis to relax and unwind at the end of a long drive or busy work day. ... more   less 
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