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Shamrock Gardens Motel

48 Donaldson St, Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 04/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 36 hotels in Mackay

The Shamrock Gardens Motel is your home-away-from-home...

We like to provide you with all the comforts you'd expect from your home-away-from-home. When in Mackay, stay with us at the Shamrock Gardens Motel. You'll love the comfortable new beds, modern furnishings and the private balcony in the Shamrock's well-appointed units. In fact we feel sure you will love everything about your stay at the Shamrock Gardens Motel.

We offer disabled facilities, non-smoking rooms, and access to landscaped gardens, pool and gazebo...and of course, right next door is everything the Shamrock Hotel has to offer. Just a short drive from the airport, the Shamrock Hotel is a multi-purpose destination venue with extensive bar, dining, gaming, sports bar and function facilities aimed at providing you with comfort, convenience and enjoyment throughout your stay.

Whether you're here for business or pleasure, choose the Shamrock Gardens Motel and take full advantage of the great facilities on offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
BBQ facilities
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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GCONTOUR wrote a review Nov 2020
Benowa, Australia75 contributions8 helpful votes
Stayed here for a week for work and dined in at the hotel every night. Rooms are spacious, clean with well stocked mini bar. A light breakfast ( selection of cereal + 2 pieces of toast with spreads) is in your room. The hotel restaurant is very popular and has bistro fare with some great specials such as Pot and Parma for $15. If you are staying join up as a member- they didn’t ask our group until the last night and it is free!!!!Members get cheaper drinks and meals so well worth the effort. Would visit again with my members card!!!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Eve Penningh, General Manager at Shamrock Gardens Motel
Responded 28 Nov 2020
Thanks for the great review GContour! So glad you enjoyed your stay at the Shamrock and everything that is on offer.
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livelaughlove wrote a review Feb 2020
Medowie, Australia54 contributions60 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
Fantastic little find, older look, but large room, big bathroom, not noisy and close to the best food ever. Staff great and very clean. Wish we stayed two nights. We didn't use the small pool, area was inviting though. Did I mention the shamrock pub has the best food 😊
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from EveP115, Front Office Manager at Shamrock Gardens Motel
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Thanks for the great review Bren. So glad you enjoyed your visit and everything that the Shamrock has to offer. Hopefully you can stay a bit longer next time!
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HapWedBA wrote a review Nov 2020
Hunter Valley, Australia72 contributions5 helpful votes
Considering this is a pub and next to the pub, and over looks the pub, we were hesitant in staying, but thought we’d give it a go. We are originally from Mackay, travelled here to see family. Wanted a place central to everyone and everything, with the necessary amenities. This place has it. Great rooms, very quiet, and we stayed from Wednesday night to Saturday night and surprised there was no noise from the pub. Rooms are comfy (though bed not the greatest, but still ok). All the necessary items needed in the kitchenette and loved having a washing machine and dryer. Room was serviced daily and light continental breakky included each day. It was definitely a nice surprise and affordable. We shall be visiting again. Food at the pub was great too.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
James C wrote a review Nov 2020
Wollongong, Australia250 contributions102 helpful votes
Great service and fantastic motel. Have been here before and will be back. Clean and the benefit of being alongside the pun, great meals and bar service. Will be back Have great meals at the pub plus a flutter.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Oscardog16 wrote a review Nov 2020
Australia259 contributions140 helpful votes
The room was spacious and clean, the bed was very comfortable with good quality linen. No noise from the main road or the hotel. The continental breakfast was an added bonus and more than enough. Had a quick dip in the pool, very nice garden setting.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
US$71 - US$95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shamrock Gardens Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Shamrock Gardens Motel?
Nearby attractions include Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens (0.6 miles), Sidetrax (0.7 miles), and Mackay General Cemetery (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Shamrock Gardens Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Shamrock Gardens Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Shamrock Gardens Motel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Shamrock Gardens Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shamrock Gardens Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Shamrock Hotel, Ma's Pizza Kitchen, and Neptunes Licensed Seafood Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shamrock Gardens Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Shamrock Gardens Motel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Shamrock Gardens Motel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Shamrock Gardens Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Art Deco Walk (1.8 miles).
Is Shamrock Gardens Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.