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Shamrock Gardens Motel
Ranked #4 of 34 Hotels in Mackay
Certificate of Excellence
Australia
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good value”
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Stayed overnight on a business trip. Rooms are large & comfortable. Everything is a bit jaded & in need of a refresh but overall good value for money. The best thing about this place is the quietness of the rooms. Other motels on Nebo Rd can be very noisy, this had no road noise at all. Air conditioner sounded like a truck though! Restaurant ok, nothing startling. Breakfast cereal, orange juice, bread etc in room a nice touch. Having a kitchen is a bonus if you are staying a few days. Would stay here again

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms have a verandah which is nice
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Cairns, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
208 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2013

Beer was warm, food was cold and after a long wait for the food the meals came out wrong so another long wait. Taste of the food was pretty ordinary too and lady behind bar was rude. Don't come here for a feed. It's awful.

  • Stayed July 2013
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North Queensland
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2013

Went with friends to have a meal tonight.

Food 2/5
Service. 2/5

Very old, requires Re vamp.
Leaking roof.
Toilets dirty.
Staff serving food, English required revamp also.
Best part of night the company.

The owners need to take a long look at this, staff probably poorly paid, no upkeep on building. Fault ask yourself?

Mary Howard.

Room Tip: Rated on eating only.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Mackay, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2012

Nice new tv in the room but does take attention away from the fact that they have many maintenance issues to address in the room. Marks on the walls that have been patched but not painted! Further, they have just thrown the tv on the old stand instead of spending 75 bucks and buying a new wall mount! Further the bed really needs to be replaced. Either Old mattress or very cheap one! The room was clean but some attention to detail and comfort would be good for 170 a night. Meals good in the ajoining pub!

  • Stayed January 2012
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Brisbane Area
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2011

We stayed here as an overnight stop over and chose this place because of the adjoining tavern. The rooms were basic and seemed clean. Was ok to use as a place to sleep but not worth the $170 a night price tag.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2008

Used this to overnight, and got last room. Mackay is a boom town, and most quality hotels are presently overpriced or booked out with contractors. This motel has been set up for that reason, with laundry facilities in room, and adjoining Shamrock Hotel (plus good eatery) connected by a gate. Meals/drinks can be charged back to your room. I found the room to be clean, but had a strange smell, which I think was used to mask a previous tenant who smoked. There were signs placed through the facility outlining rules for staying (Fines for smoking near or in rooms, extra charges for leaving dirty dishes, etc). This was a good location for extended business stays, but as a romantic overnighter, I will be trying somewhere else next time.

  • Liked — Was on main road out of town. Handy to tavern.
  • Disliked — Strange room smell.
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled with family
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Property: Shamrock Gardens Motel
Address: 48 Donaldson St, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Mackay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 34 Hotels in Mackay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shamrock Gardens Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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