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“Not cheap but worth every cent” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Spinifex Motel & Serviced Apartments

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Spinifex Motel & Serviced Apartments
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Mount Isa
Certificate of Excellence
Canberra
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252 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Not cheap but worth every cent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

I stayed at the Spinifex Motel for two nights on the 9th and 10th April, 2013. Immediately after arriving at the location, it became apparent that it’s imperative to do a little homework when searching for good accommodation in Mt Isa. On a personal note, I believe the FIFO arrangements dictated by the mining and associated industries for contractors and others, have impacted negatively on the rates for tourist accommodation in Mt Isa.

I had stayed previously in the Ibis Styles Hotel closer to the CBD (see separate review). However, in my opinion, the Spinifex beats the Ibis hands down. I liked the new, contemporary and functional design of the entire motel complex. Moreover, I found my room (#25) on the first floor very spacious and comfortable. The unit, including the bathroom, was very clean. The available kitchenette left nothing to be desired, and I was most impressed with the availability of a real coffee plunger and the complimentary coffee. The mini bar is well stocked and breakfast is available at extra cost. I did not use any of these services and paid AUD $350.00 for the room only.

The owner/managers Marianne and Joe are very helpful and always have time for a chat. The only thing missing at the Spinifex is .....a swimming pool. When I jokingly raised this with Marianne, I was advised that this may change in the future :=).

In summary: the Spinifex does things right by me. Although not cheap, this establishment is worth every cent. Hence, I have no hesitation coming back or to recommend it to family and friends.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

We booked this due to its rating on trip advisor, and it was a great choice.
We found the rooms very clean and very modern with a comfortable bed and good air conditioner.
The hotel was a little towards the outskirts of town but that was ok as we had a car. There was plenty of parking.
The staff were very friendly and helpful, giving us directions when we needed them. The only suggestion I would have is to have house keeping start later in the morning. Being woken up at 8.20am was a bit early when we were on holidays!
Great little hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank adz-and-mel
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Brisbane
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25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

It was 40 degrees in the shade at Isa on my recent visit and my accommodation expectations were not high – I figured somewhere between bad and tired! Thankfully my iPhone found the Spinifex Motel off the highway back towards Cloncurry. I had not been out this side of town for yonks and this was a new one on me.
The room was big – 2nd(top)floor walkup, but easy, with loads of room a spare single bed and a lounge. My three primero considerations – cleanliness, the bed and the shower all checked out, and importantly in Isa the air-conditioner was fine and the fridge had a few cold ones in it.
The floor was tiled, which is probably a sensible option here so don’t drop your glasses!
The licensed dining area is a bit different with not a lot of table space so if you do not wish to dine in your room, get in early – The menu was basic but OK with a drinkable Shiraz available. For me, a better option than looking for a restaurant down-town. Breakfast is al-la-carte with all the usuals minus the dreaded buffet.
Mt Isa can get very busy – book in advance or suffer. I will keep the Spinifex in mind when next in town

Room Tip: Try for a back room away from the highway - top floor is OK unless you have lots of luggage and has...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank grjayBrisbane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

Great hotel, great service but would be good if closer to restaurants :) overall great experience. The staff gave great ideas of what to do in the area! Highly recommend this hotel!! Best place to stay in mount isa!

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Travel_queen404
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94 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

Excellent accommodation. Spacious and very comfortable rooms with numerous power points very handy to recharge all the modern gadgets. The food at the restaurant was fantastic, great choice and very generous meal size. Management very hospitable and friendly. Good location central to our needs. Highly recommend this motel.

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Warrnambool
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47 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

Were booked into a very nice upper room, pleasant to stay in. It was clean and spacious enough and the staff were helpful. I was able to use the motel laundry facilities to catch up on my washing. The view out our window was just a street view but you cant always have cradle mountain to look at. We never tried the meals there but its handy to be able to eat and sleep at the same venue. I had a little altercation with a bush in the carpark which I pointed out to the manager as she was not aware of the potential danger and she asured me her gardener would prune it that day, she even offered to pay for any medication I might need. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Harry-Jezz
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

The rooms are clean and modern, better than the photo on their website. Don't go out for dinner, eat out on the deck and enjoy the awsome food . The great service from all the staff makes your stay even better..

Room Tip: smokers ask for a ground floor room
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank navma01
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Additional Information about Spinifex Motel & Serviced Apartments

Property: Spinifex Motel & Serviced Apartments
Address: 79-83 Marian Street, Mount Isa, Queensland 4825, Australia (Formerly Spinifex Motel)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Mount Isa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Mount Isa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Spinifex Motel & Serviced Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Spinifex Motel & Serviced Apartments can offer the following accommodation options. All apartments ( Townhouses ) are 3 x large Queen bedrooms 2 x Bathrooms, a large work station, Lounge, Full kitchen, Laundry, Lockup garage, Security gate entry. Free Foxtel, Free WiFi. Weekly rates available on request. All apartments are serviced each week which includes a Linen change. Access through to Maggie's Bar & Bistro Open for Breakfast & Dinner Packed lunches also available. ... more   less 
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