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Colonial Palms Motor Inn

2 Hermitage Dr, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802 Australia
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#1 of 11 hotels in Airlie Beach
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Looking for a place to stay in Airlie Beach? Then look no further than Colonial Palms Motor Inn, a family-friendly hotel that brings the best of Airlie Beach to your doorstep.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.

Colonial Palms Motor Inn features outdoor furniture, newspaper, and beach chairs, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a pool and free breakfast. If you are driving to Best Western Airlie Beach, free parking is available.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Airlie Beach, Colonial Palms Motor Inn is located a short distance from Bicentennial Walkway (0.6 mi) and Shute Harbour (0.8 mi).

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out La Tabella Trattoria, La Marina, and Sorrento Restaurant and Bar, which are some Italian restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular art gallery like Above & Below Photography, which is a short distance from the hotel.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Colonial Palms Motor Inn as you experience everything Airlie Beach has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Books, DVDs, music for children
Kids pool
Baggage storage
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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ozcc wrote a review Yesterday
Rockhampton, Australia203 contributions36 helpful votes
Colonial Palms is the perfect spot to stay overnight in Airlie Beach. Incredibly accommodating, friendly, clean and super comfy beds. We stayed overnight on our way to Daydream island as it is just across the road from the Cruise Whitsunday terminal and we were able to leave our car at Colonial Palms till we got back free of charge. If you can’t stay, book for dinner as it’s beyond delicious and they cater for everyone. I have a very restricted diet, this wasn’t a problem and I enjoyed a beautiful meal just like everyone else. The staff in the restaurant are wonderfully friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Breakfast is included in the restaurant, it’s a step up from what I’d call a continental breakfast, with fresh fruit, cereals, toast, tea and coffee. All served with a welcoming smile and friendly greeting. The only thing that I could fault was the location of our room, it was right in the back corner and didn’t open up to an outside area where I felt comfortable to sit. Other than that we loved our stay and will be back again.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If visiting the islands they are happy for you leave your car with them. Those with restricted...
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john d wrote a review Aug 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
This is our second time at the Colonial Palms and the new owners and all the staff are very obliging and go out of there way to make you feel very welcome. We had dinner on our first night then came back two more times as the food was first class. Nice bar area and prices not over the top. The deck area has lovely views and rooms clean , tidy and modern. Best place to stay in Airlie !
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Date of stay: August 2021
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June F wrote a review Aug 2021
Brisbane, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
Although, they say they are wheelchair accessible and have had other wheelchair users stay there according to Sonya, their accommodation is not fully disability compliant i.e. NO grab rails in toilet and bathroom not large enough to manoeuvre a chair!! Their reception was also not accessible (steps) to get to the onsite restaurant We had to go through the laundry alley and go close to the kitchen!! The only bright spot was Wendy, our dinner server and breakfast deliverer who had empathy for our needs, and the chef who very quickly sorted out a non-chilli option for one of his dishes for us!! We were originally booked for 4 nights but had to leave after only one night and find another place which actually was compliant!! We do not recommend them for people with mobility disabilities!!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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LyndaJohn M wrote a review Aug 2021
Mackay, Australia39 contributions13 helpful votes
We love staying here its always a great stay. great value and service, clean rooms, great location and views, good parking and free continental breakfast - oh and family owned and operated motel - what else can you ask for!! thank you and keep up the great work
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Date of stay: August 2021
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DocBud wrote a review Aug 2021
Mackay, Australia102 contributions45 helpful votes
If you like spending your money with local businesses run and staffed by really nice people, this is the place. We had a very clean, comfortable room with a balcony overlooking the Port of Airlie which was very good value. The owners have built an expansive deck to enjoy a meal or a few drinks on, including the complimentary continental breakfast. There is a good quality restaurant at the motel or it is a shortish stroll in to town. We’ll definitely be back.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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USD 93 - USD 101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Colonial Palms Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Colonial Palms Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Heart Reef (0.2 km), Bicentennial Walkway (1.0 km), and Airlie Beach Lagoon (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Colonial Palms Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Colonial Palms Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Colonial Palms Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Colonial Palms Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Colonial Palms Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe One 3, Cool LaLa Modern Chinese & Asian Cuisine and Bubble Tea, and Anchor Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Colonial Palms Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Colonial Palms Motor Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Airlie Beach.
Does Colonial Palms Motor Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.