Coral Sands Motel
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Coral Sands Motel

44 Macalister St, Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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3.5
#14 of 16 motels in Mackay
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
Coral Sands Motel offers a variety of accommodation options including a 3 bedroom apartment, sleeping up to 7 adults. Swimming pool, BBQ area, guest laundry, Free Wi-Fi, undercover parking, and an onsite restaurant. Situated right in the heart of Mackay CBD it is easy walking distance to some of MacKay's favourite attractions including the new Canelands shopping centre.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast in the room
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Seating area
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Quiet

Location

44 Macalister St, Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 88 out of 100
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Mackay Airport
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XAGTKate wrote a review Jan 2020
Perth, Australia313 contributions79 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived in Mackay in the late afternoon on Boxing Day without reservations, and chose the Coral Sands Motel because of it's charming old style look. The lady at reception was warm and friendly, the room spacious and being centrally located, within walking distance to a bottleshop and serveral pubs. It was very quiet, and unfortunately didn't get to try the pool but it looked inviting.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: We had a room down the back of the property and it was really quiet.
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Jinny Dinh wrote a review Mar 2022
Hamilton Island, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Good value for what i paid for. Great location. Room is clean, facilities are up to my expectations. The only thing i might want to change is the lighting. My room was quite dark, make it less cozy, i like the idea of light switch next to the bed side table, very convenient. But my room doesnt have an electric socket next to the bed, so cant really be on my phone while lying down. Other than that, the service was excellent, i only stayed for 2 nights but they make sure to give me room service, which was excellent. Will come back if i need to spend some time in Mackay
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Rebecca D wrote a review Sept 2022
7 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
At the end of a day driving, our family was grateful for the clean room and good bathroom. An older-style motel, but had the basics for our one night stopover. Comfortable beds, complimentary tea/coffee/milk, tv, ample parking (although spaces were tight).

Brief encounter with check-in was amiable and efficient.

The only disappointment, which was purely aesthetic therefore minor in the grand scheme of things, was the access to OUR room being a shared space with the restaurant at the streetfront. We were walking through stored furniture before going upstairs.
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Date of stay: September 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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rodgs wrote a review Apr 2021
Brisbane, Australia194 contributions122 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were travelling back from the Whitsundays to Brisbane (taking our time) and decided to make Mackay our first overnight.
Checkin was easy and management very helpful re places to dine etc.
The room was reasonably priced, king bed, decent size and very clean
Happy to recommend and would stay here again
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Explorer51669314692 wrote a review Jan 2024
2 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
TO AVOID : even for short stay. Reception closes at 7pm, if you need anything else after these hours, you can reach them by phone but you feel very welcome …
Room very old and smells not good. No hot water at all in the room. I asked a fair compensation but they have an explanation for everything to not compensate.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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06magoo wrote a review Sept 2020
Trinity Beach, Australia142 contributions66 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Arriving late. Sal patiently waited for us. Escorted us to our room and gave us our breakfast as we would be leaving early in the morning before breakfast started. She even gave some extra fruit for my daughter. Sal made sure that we were comfortable and that we were okay. We put the breakfast in the fridge and ordered Chinese for dinner, which was delivered to our room.
I had planned on watching some tv but fell asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow. The bed and pillows were so comfortable.
I am a little too tall for the shower but that's okay, the room was great, we felt safe and slept well.
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Date of stay: September 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: I'm sure you will get a good sleep in any of the rooms
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Frank G wrote a review Nov 2023
Adelaide, Australia184 contributions95 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
On our way through Mackay one evening, we chose the Coral Sands as our overnight stay. At first, to be honest, we were a little put off because the motel was very busy, and it wasn't what we originally expected. That said, Sal and Al, our hosts were very personable and welcoming, so we quickly adjusted our thinking and settled in. 

The place was very clean, the bed was comfortable and the price was right. We will be staying again on our next visit to Mackay.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JV wrote a review Mar 2021
Sunshine Coast, Australia7 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
They other day I called the Coral Sands and asked for help when my conference was postponed. I had booked through a third-party and there was no cancellation clause. Sal called them and got them to arrange a refund for me. Awesome service!
I just re-booked there today for our new date. Thank you, Sal.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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KaddieC wrote a review July 2022
Rockhampton, Australia72 contributions23 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for work. The man at the reception was very friendly and nice. The location of the hotel is very good for where I needed to go. My room was very nice and clean, plenty of space as well. I found my bed to be comfy. I would definitely stay here again either for business or personal.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Aliza G wrote a review June 2022
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Save your money and go elsewhere. I have stayed in 20+ hotels with work and this place was terrible. Owner was extremely rude and shamed my disabled brother. I’ll be reporting this to the ndis!!! Horrible, filthy and rude. With so many accommodations in the area go elsewhere.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Go elsewhere so many nicer motels in the area!
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Aliza G wrote a tip June 2022
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go elsewhere so many nicer motels in the area!"
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06magoo wrote a tip Sept 2020
Trinity Beach, Australia142 contributions66 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I'm sure you will get a good sleep in any of the rooms"
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XAGTKate wrote a tip Jan 2020
Perth, Australia313 contributions79 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had a room down the back of the property and it was really quiet."
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Ron P wrote a tip Dec 2016
Grafton, Australia1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good room facilities for cooking etc and full size fridge (we had a three bedroom apt). you can be self sufficient if you didnt want to eat out . "
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Leahcar2015 wrote a tip Sept 2016
Gold Coast, Australia14 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"One of our riders particularly enjoyed the King size bed and Spa after a long days ride."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$112 - AU$133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandMackay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
47
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Frequently Asked Questions about Coral Sands Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Coral Sands Motel?
Nearby attractions include Artspace Mackay (0.1 km), Escape Rooms Mackay (0.4 km), and Let the Children Play Toyshop (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Coral Sands Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Coral Sands Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Coral Sands Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Coral Sands Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Coral Sands Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fusion128, Roshni Indian by Raj, and Lets Do Greek Mackay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Coral Sands Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Coral Sands Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Mackay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Coral Sands Motel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Coral Sands Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Art Deco Walk (0.4 km).
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