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Abacus Motel

163 Barkly Highway, Mount Isa, Queensland 4825 Australia
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#1 of 6 small hotels in Mount Isa
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If you’re looking for a family-friendly motel in Mount Isa, look no further than Abacus Motel.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Mount Isa City Lookout (1.8 mi) and Mary Kathleen (1.9 mi), guests of Abacus Motel can easily experience some of Mount Isa's most well known attractions.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and you can stay connected during your stay as Abacus Motel offers guests free wifi.

The motel features room service. Plus, Abacus Motel offers a pool and a lounge, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Overlander Hotel, Rodeo Bar and Grill, and Keane's Bar and Grill, which are some pubs that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

The staff at Abacus Motel looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Conference facilities
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Clothes dryer
Car park
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
Wine / champagne
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
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Trevor B wrote a review Sept 2023
Invercargill, New Zealand24 contributions7 helpful votes
I must say that without a doubt this is the friendliest and most welcoming motel that I have stayed at in many years. The staff were so friendly and helpful from the time I called to make a reservation. We were going to be late, after 8:00pm, driving from the NT. We were told that the arrival time didn’t matter and they would make sure our key and room was ready. Around 8:00pm staff called to make sure we were travelling safely and to check for an update on our ETA. Once we arrived we received a warm welcome and even though the kitchen was closed they still arranged a meal for us. The room is clean, well appointed, quiet and comfortable. We then found out that the motel is pet friendly!! Next time we travel with our furry family we will definitely stay here. There is ample sizeable parking at the room which makes unpacking after a day on the road that bit easier. There is even a bucket and window squeegee to clean your windscreen. A complimentary cheese board on arrival, who does all this these days? Nobody else!!! We will definitely be staying here on our return journey and will tell all our friends and colleagues about this gem so they too can enjoy this oasis.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Just call and let the experience begin
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Dad181 wrote a review July 2023
Sydney, Australia41 contributions23 helpful votes
Good place to stay, about 5 minutes drive out of town. The rooms are large and the beds are comfortable. The property has an excellent restaurant on site as well as a guest BBQ, laundry and pool. The rooms are quiet and the staff are friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Peter W wrote a review July 2023
Swan Hill, Australia7 contributions
Rooms spotless very comfortable the restaurant was awesome food was delicious we have been away for 26 days and by far the best meals we have had staff at reception very welcoming and restaurant staff very friendly
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Meals are nice size beautiful roasted vegetables
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Glenda G wrote a review June 2023
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After having a shaky start when our online booking didn’t secure our room, the staff couldn’t have been more helpful. They rang other accommodation trying to find us somewhere else to stay in Mt Isa but everything was booked out. They then (at 8.00pm) offered to clean a room that had been vacated late in the day while we ate a great meal in their restaurant after they arranged for their chef to stay late to take our out of hours order. Can’t recommend this place highly enough. Great staff who were very helpful, friendly and pleasant.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Hometown88 wrote a review May 2023
Tennant Creek, Australia65 contributions20 helpful votes
Very friendly staff, rooms are very clean and comfortable with plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits, there is also a microwave. There are pet friendly rooms available. There is a bucket of water with hand held windshield wiper outside the rooms to clean your windscreen . The Restuarant has good meals with delivery to the room if you don’t feel like dining in. Motel highly recommended.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Make sure you book ahead as the motel is very popular.
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Janette G wrote a review Nov 2022
Kooralbyn, Australia19 contributions4 helpful votes
We went to The Abacus for tea on Sunday with our friends. The meals were absolutely lovely and very generous . The service was A1, from the time you walked in you felt very welcome . Strongly recommend .
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Isabelle D wrote a review Aug 2022
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Best place to stay in Mt Isa by a mile!!!! Clean and well serviced rooms Sensational restaurant- best rissoles I’ve ever had Lovely and kind management. Thank you for a lovely stay. Will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Contentment101 wrote a review July 2022
Darwin, Australia44 contributions50 helpful votes
We had a couple of nights in this motel with our pup. Clean, good service. Little courtyard out the back of each pet friendly room. Helpful staff and good restaurant. The managers care about the business and it shows.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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John B wrote a review June 2022
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My stay was 7 weeks at the Abacus for work purposes. A great welcoming atmosphere here at Abacus. From the welcoming charcuterie board on arrival the friendly staff in the restaurant. Chris and Michelle are excellent hosts and go out of their way to ensure your stay is the best possible. Highly recommend this motel for anyone looking to stay in Mt Isa.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Best to try and book back from the highway if you are easily disturbed by traffic noise.
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Julianne W wrote a review June 2022
Port Hedland, Australia25 contributions7 helpful votes
Great place to stay. And very reasonable in price. Clean, cosy and hospitable. Loved the complimentary items, including anzac cookies too. Would definitely stay here again. Very welcoming and just great all round.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AU$187 - AU$213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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AustraliaQueenslandMount Isa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Abacus Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Abacus Motel?
Nearby attractions include Outback at Isa (3.2 km), Underground Hospital and Museum (3.6 km), and Hard Times Mine (3.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Abacus Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Abacus Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Abacus Motel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Abacus Motel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Abacus Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Buffs Club, Bambino Espresso, and Grant's Cakes & Pies.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Abacus Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Abacus Motel?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Abacus Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Underground Hospital and Museum (3.6 km).
Is Abacus Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.