Room 7010 on the top floor - views for miles even though it was lightly raining! We looked over the hotel pool (too cold for swimming when we were there), the marina, and out to sea all the way to Hay Point where the huge long wharf is. Room was not large but everything was there and spotlessly clean. We chose not to but we could have cooked a meal in this room. Pots, and pans, small oven/microwave, small fridge, cutlery, crockery etc. Shower only, no bath in ours, good long vanity for putting toiletries on, serviced well - nice towels!
The restaurant was full the night we arrived so we couldn't eat there - it did look nice and the Menu was good - maybe a bit pricey but until one sees the portion sizes it is hard to judge.
A short walk along from the hotel we found George's Thai restaurant and then the next night Angelo's on the Marina (Italian). Both worth a visit - good food and service.
Clarion seem to pride themselves on being a cut above the rest. Check Out and In was speedy. Do check your bill though. We had prepaid but were charged again - easily sorted out.The room compendium says local calls xxc for 30 mins. Our bill for a ten minute local call was $4.00. Again easily sorted out but should this happen?
Mackay is an interesting place - a mining town, but in spite of some raised eyebrows when we said we would spend two nights there, we did enjoy the place. Everything is expensive here and it seems the reason is - because people will pay it!The best piece of advice we received before arriving - do not leave your accommodation until you get there - prebook!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Clarion Hotel Mackay Marina is considered as Mackay's premier hotel. Located on the relaxing waterfront setting of the picturesque Mackay Marina, the hotel is only a short drive from Mackay's city centre and 20 minutes from Mackay Airport and is Mackay's only hotel with marina views over the tropical blue waters of the Coral Sea. The 4.5 Star hotel provides a selection of high quality accommodation rooms, from Deluxe Studio rooms and 1 Bedroom Apartments through to Executive Suites and Superior Spa suites. All rooms are superbly appointed with all the modern conveniences you would expect to make your stay as relaxing and comfortable as possible including; i-pod docking stations, flat screen televisions, fully appointed kitchenettes and private balconies providing fresh sea breezes and views over the marina setting and out to sea. Our onsite Latitude 21 Bar & Restaurant provides modern Australian cuisine and is open for breakfast daily and dinner Monday to Saturday, room service menu is available daily. The Mackay Marina, voted Australia's number 1 marina precinct, is also right on the doorstep providing a choice of bars, cafes and restaurants including George's Thai, Angelo's on the Marina Italian, The Deck Steakhouse and Mackay's famous fresh seafood at The Lighthouse. Harbour Beach is also just a short stroll providing long stretches of golden, sandy beaches. Other facilities include 24 hour reception and on-site security, secure parking, swimming pool, fitness room, complimentary guest laundry on each level, fully air-conditioned hallways as well as unlimited FREE guest WiFi. The Clarion Hotel Mackay Marina provides the perfect setting for conferences, meetings, functions and weddings providing a number of versatile and high quality function rooms and breakout areas. Our dedicated function staff can help tailor an event to suit any occasion. The hotel provides a range of excellent guest services that have built a strong reputation with business travellers and holiday makers and has been awarded best hotel in its category by Choice Hotels Australasia and AHA's Best Superior Accommodation Australia. Our waterfront location and comprehensive facilities combined with friendly and professional service will ensure your stay in Mackay will be comfortable, enjoyable and productive. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Mackay
- Mackay Clarion