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Arkana Motel

46 Ferry St, Maryborough, Queensland 4650 Australia
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#9 of 11 hotels in Maryborough
The Arkana motel is located at 46 ferry street directly opposite red rooster BBQ chicken we are a single story 33 room country motel offering a range of different size rooms. From family rooms to single rooms with King, Queen, Double, and single beds. twin, triple and family size rooms. Specific Pet Friendly Rooms Plus, a 2-bed unit fully self-contained We are situated close to shops ( 10 min walk), central business district, golf course and restaurants. three different fast food outlets within a block n a half of your front door. There is free parking right out front of your room plus a large in ground swimming pool also access to our coin operated laundry room plus free WiFi. quite location with very little road noise but close enough to walk to most places only 3 blocks to CBD and local golf course.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Breakfast available
Game room
Golf course
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Car park
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Vending machine
Bowling offsite
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Glennis C wrote a review July 2021
Brisbane, Australia75 contributions16 helpful votes
The motel is certainly an older property but it is exceptionally clean with a very comfortable bed. It is on quite a busy road but there was no problem with road noise even though our room was directly opposite the entrance which lead to the road. Having a microwave in the room was great and the refrigerator was bigger than the size we were used to having in motel rooms, The rooms were serviced every day which surprised us, We have stayed in higher rated properties which only service room every three days for longer stays. ( We were at the Arkana for four nights.) The motel is surrounded by food outlets and is not far from anywhere. Parking was was easy. We had to change our booking dates a few times while we tried to sort out our house sitter. This did not appear to be a problem. We did have a problem with a lack of hot water but we managed to work around this, The only other small issue was we were supplied with only one face washer for us both to use. We did request a second but that didn’t happen. However, we carried a spare. All in all, we enjoyed our stay and would certainly return
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Date of stay: July 2021
Response from darryn barrett, Owner at Arkana Motel
Responded 21 July 2021
Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We take great pride that our rooms are exceptionally clean and comfortable. Hope to see you again
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DJT111 wrote a review June 2021
Forster, Australia91 contributions20 helpful votes
Well maintained, comfortable room, plenty of parking spaces and not a long drive from the CBD and other attractions, Golf Course and park nearby within easy walking distance from the motel. Busy road outside but peak hours time is short morning and evening.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: All of the rooms are off street.
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Response from darryn barrett, Owner at Arkana Motel
Responded 6 June 2021
Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We take great pride that our rooms are exceptionally clean and comfortable. Hope to see you again
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brian934 wrote a review May 2021
Gympie Region, Australia3 contributions6 helpful votes
Will not be staying here again. I rang to question why I was charged a transaction fee for using a debit card and their reply was to send me a message showing a picture of the sign in the office that said All Check-ins will be charged a 1.28% transaction fee. In all my travelling have never been charged for using a debit card. Also wasn't told the room is also used for people with dogs that can stay in the room with them. Definitely not worth $125 plus 1.28% transaction fee.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Sleep Quality
2 Helpful votes
Response from darryn barrett, Owner at Arkana Motel
Responded 26 May 2021
Thank you for the review Brian after your very aggressive telephone conversation where I tried to explain and had no choice but to cease the conversation politely as I could. I then sent the information to clarify via email. Brian you were told the only room I had available in the very busy time of your stay was a pet friendly and you were told the price. The additional price is for the thorough cleaning that is conducted between guests with or without dogs.Have a nice day
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mowagee m wrote a review Mar 2021
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Yes it is an older style Motel. With that out of the way the Arkana Motel is centrally located in Maryborough, close to shops like Aldi and IGA, breakfast down the road at the Happy Days diner, Hungry Jacks, Macca's and Dominoes. Pub walking distance river walking distance (catch cat fish easy just near boat ramp). Rooms comfortable and clean, nice pool, good laundry, BBQ area, free WIFI and friendly cleaners and owners helpful. Lots of power points for charging and computer use. Pet Friendly no problems with anything stayed 10 days with Brother and 2 dogs.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Family pet rooms are the choice for a long stay with pets.
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Response from darryn barrett, Owner at Arkana Motel
Responded 22 Mar 2021
Thank you for taken the time on given us feedback on your stay with us . We are glad you and you family enjoyed your stay with us . We are a older motel but we do pride ourselves on being clean comfortable and friendly. And as dogs are part of the family they are more than welcome.
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Zwarmy wrote a review Oct 2020
Brisbane, Australia35 contributions49 helpful votes
This place was a disaster for us from start to finish. We asked the manager to match the online price, but he checked his computer, and then immediately the online price became unavailable - I wonder how that happened :-) We were given a room with noisy neighbours and asked to move, but that of course was not possible even though the place was only 20% booked. The room stank of cleaning products, was extremely basic (office furniture?), the bed saggy, and the bathroom smelled. The location is super noisy, right on the highway with trucks roaring by constantly. It is nowhere near anything interesting. Overall we felt unsafe, hopeless and dirty there, and we would not recommend this place to anyone.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
Response from darryn barrett, Owner at Arkana Motel
Responded 23 Oct 2020
what a disgusting review and disrespectful people you are and the awful lies.i hope to god you dont own a business and have to put up with customers like yourselves . we always match online prices for rooms that are available i believe you wanted a double or queen room and where looking at that price for a double room that sleeps 1 person (cheapest room ) we did not have any of either available only king rooms which we done at the same price for your convenience before even check in you asked to be moved to the other end of the motel to be away from everyone else in which we informed you they were our family rooms and cost more . the neighbours were by no means noisy they were talking to each other out the front of there rooms(about 6pm) which most customers like to meet and interact with other customers as half of the experience in staying in a motel is the people you meet but obviously not in your case . you contradict yourself by saying the room wasn't available and we had noisy guest but then we were only (supposedly)20% booked. our rooms by no means stink of cleaning products as i myself have a high allergy to strong chemical smells (so another lie)our motel is a budget motel (3 stars )and is priced accordingly even tho we try to give our guests a 5 star customer service and experience. we do not have any office furniture in rooms (yet another lie) unless you mean the tub chair or coffee table our beds are also not saggy (lie number 4 ) our motel is located on the main road coming into town(as most motels in regional areas are on main roads or highways themselves )it is also sugar cane season so yes there are afew trucks going past but as you were in a room far back from the road separated by our old dining room and BBQ area i would be very surprised if you heard anything at all . we are near no where anything interesting ??? we are directly across from red rooster , half a block from pub ,bottle shop , restaurant two blocks from service station, domino's pizza, happy day dinner and only three blocks from the center of town plus main shopping center only 2.5 blocks away but we are near nothing interesting(lie no 5 ). how did you feel unsafe ? 15 security cameras watching all aspects of the motel .(lie no 6) hopeless yes i agree you are and dirty ? (lie no 7) please re look at how you speak and treat people and just maybe your negative disgusting attitude might change and your world might be a nicer place . please let me finish by saying if you have nothing nice to say you are better off saying nothing at all.
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AustraliaQueenslandFraser CoastMaryborough
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arkana Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Arkana Motel?
Nearby attractions include Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum (0.6 km), Mary Poppins Statue (1.0 km), and Duncan Chapman Statue (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Arkana Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and a business centre.
Which room amenities are available at Arkana Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Arkana Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Arkana Motel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arkana Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alowishus Delicious, French Hot Bread, and Maryborough Services & Citizens Memorial Club.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arkana Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Arkana Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Maryborough.
Are any cleaning services offered at Arkana Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Arkana Motel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Arkana Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Story Bank (1.3 km), Mary Ann Steam Locomotive (1.6 km), and Maryborough City Hall (1.0 km).