Alara Motor Inn
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Alara Motor Inn

52 Nebo Rd, Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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4.5
#14 of 36 hotels in Mackay
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
The Alara Motor Inn staff are dedicated to providing you with exceptional, friendly service ensuring you an enjoyable and comfortable stay. The Alara Motor Inn is located 3 minutes’ drive from the heart of Mackay on the main thoroughfare of Nebo Road (Highway 1). There are 40 ground floor units at the Alara Motor Inn. Every room features a queen size bed, air conditioning, 32" Plasma TV as well as complimentary Wifi. Each room has a microwave, fridge, hair dryer, iron and ironing board as well as tea and coffee making facilities and covered parking. All units are non-smoking. The onsite saltwater pool is available for guest use all year round. Sea Winds Restaurant is open Monday - Friday evenings serving delicious selection of chef prepared meals. Room Service breakfast and evening meals are also available daily. Please don’t hesitate to chat to us on arrival and we will do our best to accommodation any and all special requests.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Kids pool
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Outdoor furniture
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Hidden Gem
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English

Location

52 Nebo Rd, Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 36 out of 100
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Mackay Airport
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Andy and Lea wrote a review Nov 2020
4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived after hours and keys were ready, air-conditioned turned on, free water in fridge plus a welcome plate of fruit chilling in the fridge. Although we arrived after reception closed, we were still able to order dinner and have it delivered to our room. Service was 150% after being on the road for 11 hours. Room was very clean and tidy. Management and Staff are very friendly. The Chef makes excellent meals. Very quiet and comfortable accommodation. 5 Star
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alara Nebo, General Manager at Alara Motor Inn
Responded 15 Nov 2020
Thank you Andy and Lea for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to assisting you next time you are in Mackay. Kind regards, The Team @ Alara
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Campbell4703775 wrote a review Dec 2020
Yeppoon, Australia25 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Friendly reception from hosts and receptionist. Room was good size and spotless. We were impressed by small extras - TV and aircon controlers were in sanitised plastic sealed bag, also complementary bottled water and small fruit dish provided in the refrigerator. We will most definately stop again at the Alara.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Lee Dalrymple, General Manager at Alara Motor Inn
Responded 1 Jan 2021
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in Mackay. The Team @ Alara
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FollowFortuna wrote a review Nov 2022
Ipswich, Australia121 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is an absolute brilliant find in Mackay
I had a family medical emergency, requiring me to stay close to the hospital - I am from 140km away
I rang, requiring a dog friendly room and the staff went above and beyond to help out. The rooms are lovely, clean, (mine was very quiet), comfortable and definitely roomy. There were little extra touches such as toiletries one would expect in a higher end hotel! Same for the snacks and beverages available ( the cookies were delicious!)
The staff were also very kind, understanding and extremely accommodating
Thank you team Alara. You are the best
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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RnC wrote a review Jan 2021
Macksville, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here recently whilst travelling home, the room was spacious and comfortable. While there were positives there were some negatives such as the welcome mat outside the room had a couple of large piles of fluff and dirt on it, bedside table was very dusty and the toilet cistron buttons had some weird green stuff around it. Positives which I thought were great were the small shelf in the shower which is great to put your own items on there, the shower dispenser of soap and hair products, the dispenser next to the bathroom sink which even had shaving cream and the towels were extra large and fluffy which can sometimes be a rarity.
We had room service for dinner and if your menu specifically states “cooked to perfection” that is what I expect, unfortunately what we ordered did not live up this. All in all a nice motel.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alara Nebo, General Manager at Alara Motor Inn
Responded 17 Jan 2021
Thank you for your review and comments, and look forward to assisting you next time you are in Mackay. Kind regards, The Team @ Alara
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Greg D wrote a review Aug 2020
Townsville, Australia122 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Overnight on our way home. New management - really nice people. Same excellent service, and same excellent room service dinner and brekky. Brekky included in the $132.30 charge for the overnight. Room - comfy, clean, tidy. Dinner and brekky - really good food. The chef even came and checked exactly our wants (sauces etc), and then also checked how we liked our meals. Very Rare, and very well received.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: The are all off the street, and very quiet
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Brien J wrote a review Jan 2023
Gladstone, Australia116 contributions16 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Alara is consistently good. I usually stay here when spending the night in Mackay. I think I've stayed here more than twenty times over the years. The rooms are a good size, clean and comfortable. The property is fairly popular so advanced reservations would be wise to secure a room.
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Date of stay: January 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: All the rooms are about the same, I've stayed in most of them over the years.
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Response from Alara MotorInn, General Manager at Alara Motor Inn
Responded 18 Jan 2023
Thank you Brien for your continued support, we always look forward to welcoming returning guests.
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Liza B wrote a review June 2023
Inverloch, Australia46 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great hotel that we stopped for an overnight stay on the way to Airlie Beach. We have 3 kids but I made a mistake & only booked for 4 people. With no fuss at all we had a roll out delivered to our room within 5 minutes.

We had room service from the on-site restaurant & the food was delicious & extremely well priced. I had the steak with mash & sweet potato fries for $25!!

Also, a lovely staff member from the restaurant moved her car so we could park our caravan out the front.

Fantastic service, highly recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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ALM1312 wrote a review July 2021
Arundel11 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I just stayed at the Alara Hotel. Wow what a fantastic place. Greeted by the friendly receptionist and check in was so easy. My room was spacious and comfortable. Even had a welcome fruit platter. Amenities were everything you need. I travel for work and this is my new favourite place to stay in Mackay. Dinner was incredible. Delicious and large. I couldn’t eat it all. Breakfast was served hot and the poached eggs were cooked to perfection. Staff were so lovely and made me feel welcome from the moment I walked through the door. Loved it.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Janelle W wrote a review Oct 2020
Brisbane, Australia20 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This was the cleanest place ever. Spotless. TV for teenagers in bedroom was also a hit. TV remote in a sealed bag. great deal of care taken with the cleanliness of whole unit including disposable cups etc. Beds very comfortable
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Lee Dalrymple, General Manager at Alara Motor Inn
Responded 10 Oct 2020
Thank you for your wonderful review and week look forward to seeing you next time you are in Mackay. The Team @ Alara
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Dave W wrote a review June 2022
Zilzie, Australia81 contributions80 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Arrived to get a bare room. No crockery, no cutlery, no glasses, no toaster.

I cannot understand how a motel of this standard can be rated 4 star and charge so much.

In addition unable to park outside the room as park used by the admin person.

Never again.

Should be 2 star at best.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Voyager45632630373 wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Clean your rooms properly, this is why people get sick, fix what needs to be fixed"
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Danny L wrote a tip Mar 2024
48 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"No assigned parking but plenty of space"
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Ross B wrote a tip Aug 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are travelling and have a pet with you here is the place to come to find hospitality Courtesy and a welcome for your pet as well.."
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lancefamily1 wrote a tip June 2023
Tweed Heads, Australia69 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking out the front - We had room 235 which had a nice outdoor area for our dog"
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awg wrote a tip Mar 2023
Brisbane, Australia10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't worry about arriving late. Everything is well set up. The complimentary bottled water was unexpected but so welcome and the cookies "
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PRICE RANGE
AU$123 - AU$142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandMackay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
41
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alara Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Alara Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Mackay General Cemetery (0.7 km) and Parkside Plaza Mackay (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Alara Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Alara Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Alara Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Alara Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Alara Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Romeo & Juliet's Restaurant, Shamrock Hotel, and Ma's Pizza Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Alara Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Alara Motor Inn?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Alara Motor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Art Deco Walk (2.0 km).
Is Alara Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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