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.
- 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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