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Dunedin, New Zealand
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129 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2015

We had a couple of nights here on a trip down the coast. The unit was tidy and recently modernised and comfortable. It is literally on the flight path for the planes coming into the airport, which start at about 6.00am and finish at about 10.30pm. The other issue was the workers that also stay here - nice people, but... More 

Thank Kelvin L
Central Coast
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51 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Stayed here one night on our trip from Sydney to Cairns and back . Modern and comfortable with friendly staff . On the main road so make sure you get a room at the rear of the motel as the trucks at night are very noisy .

Thank Guy S
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35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015

Stayed three nights at the Alara Motor Inn at the end of april. The room was very spacious, comfortable bed , very clean rooms and lovely hot water. The staff were exceptionally friendly , helpful and polite. Would recommend this place to any traveller and would stay there again.

1 Thank Sandra B
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

Stayed here recently on a road trip in Queensland. There was a microwave, a fridge which was stocked like a hotel mini bar and no sink. We had been used to these facilities at other motels to was dishes, store food etc and this was not so easy here. The hot water in the wash hand basin was almost boiling,... More 

1 Thank Eve-Jay
Moranbah, Australia
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2015

Stayed for one night, travelled as family with two adults ad two teens. Stayed in family room with a seperate second bedroom, nice size. Nicely painted courtyard, aircon good, shower pressure not great but not a dribble either. Bed comfy, slept well. Only con was the man who served me, his customer service skills were so bad we were laughing... More 

2 Thank Jessica B
Rockhampton, Australia
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2014

The staff were amazing to deal with before our stay and during - the late check in was great as we had travelled up later than expected. The room was big - seemed bigger than an average room. Everything was nicely presented. Only issue was the lighting in the bathroom but this isn't a game changer. We had a nice... More 

1 Thank ShinyPascal
AlaraManager, Front Office Manager at Alara Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for such a positive review. We are very lucky to have such hard working and dedicated staff to make your experience here with us such a pleasant one. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2014

This one hotel of many along the Nebo Road approach to Mackay CBD. Like most of the hotels on this stretch, it's under the flight path, so can get a bit noisy if you're in the rooms during the day. It's clean and well looked after, with freindly staff, which is a good enough reason to come back again... ...however,... More 

2 Thank Snoozer1968
AlaraManager, Front Office Manager at Alara Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we are always happy to recieve feed back so we can find ways to improve our services to all our valued guests. More 

Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2014

My wife and I recently stayed here twice during a visit to Far North Qld. Both stays were consistentely good, and the rooms are a pleasant suprise when you open the door. Like most older hotels in country areas, the outside of the buildings are normally quite old (understandable), but its when you open the door to your unit, that's... More 

Thank Mitch007
AlaraManager, Manager at Alara Motor Inn, responded to this review

Mitch we always enjoy hearing stories about customers stay, we do respect your feed back. Our staff aim to make your stay at Alara as homely as possible. As you can appreciate aircraft noise is beyond our control but as you rightly pointed out schedule services operate within a reasonable time frame. We welcome you back should you be passing... More 

Perth, Australia
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116 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2014

Our family room consisted of a Queen bed in the main room with a bar fridge and microwave, a separate twin bedroom and a bathroom. It was very clean and spacious for a motel and we couldn't hear any noise from the road (our unit was at the rear).

Thank wendy743
AlaraManager, Manager at Alara Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you personally for taking the time to place a review on TripAdvisor. We greatly appreciate feed back. We do pride ourselves in our Customer service in all areas and we work as a team to make everyone's stay as pleasant as possible. We welcome you back again in the near future. Kind regards Chris More 

Cairns, Queensland, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 30 August 2014

Loved this place so neat and tidy and very clean and smelled beautiful . Comfy beds lovely hot water . Great location of the highway but l couldn't even hear the cars l would stay there again and would recommend it to everyone.And very freindly staff.

Thank Carmen M
AlaraManager, Manager at Alara Motor Inn, responded to this review

A belated thank you for your fabulous feedback, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We are delighted that you took the time to tell the world what a great place the Alara Motor Inn is. We welcome you back anytime. Kind Regards Chris More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 a beautifully presented 4 star hotel, located 3 minutes drive from the heart of Mackay on the main thoroughfare of Nebo Road (Highway 1). There are 41 ground floor units at the Alara Motor Inn. Every room features a queen size bed and air conditioning, remote control 32" Plasma TV as well as cable television and secure broadband connection points.For your convenience each room has a hair dryer, iron and ironing board as well as tea and coffee making facilities, minibar and undercover, offstreet parking. For your comfort, all of our units are non-smoking.The onsite pool is available for guest use all year round. Our Restaurant is open Monday - Thursday evenings and Monday - Friday mornings. We have a charge back facility organised with another resort 300m down the road for meal service outside our restaurant opening hours. If you would like any information on different room types or facilities please don't hesitate to contact us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Alara Motor Inn

Address: 52 Nebo Rd, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Mackay
Price Range: ₹ 4,705 - ₹ 10,228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Alara Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 41
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“quiet and clean”
 of 5 bubbles T9668FMmarkm, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms towards the rear will be quieter since away from the highway.”
 of 5 bubbles HW08, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms closer to reception seem to have better Wi-Fi connectivity.”
 of 5 bubbles Nightwish3233, 28 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Book directly with the motel for a better rate.”
 of 5 bubbles jodis978, 24 Jul 2015 | Read review
“A bit noisy at night .”
 of 5 bubbles GuyS269, 14 Jul 2015 | Read review
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