We stayed in Mount Isa 3 years ago whilst travelling form Townsville to Darwin with a Defence Force move. We had a terrible experience with our car getting broken into (not at this motel) so decided to stay on the outskirts of town a bit more.
We chose the Abacus Motel and were extremely glad we did. We read reviews on this motel about the previous owners (not favourable) but the later reviews indicated the new owners were making changes.
We were very happy with the accommodation and could not fault the service. Shane and Melissa were extremely helpful, down to earth and bent over backwards to help us. We were towing a camper trailer and even had that parked next to our room,
The beds were comfortable and the room air con was not noisy or rattling like other stops we had.
The temperature in Mount Isa was 46 degrees when we were there and the air con pumped away all night. The beds were comfortable and the room was clean and tidy. We asked for some bowls and cutlery for the kids to have some weetbix for breakfast and they were very happy to give them to us. They were setting up for a function that night so we didn't eat in the restaurant and went out into town for dinner.
The family room was booked out so they gave us two rooms for the same price as the family room.
If I had to pick one negative it would be that the pool was green and the kids couldn't swim but in fairness the owners had been waiting for a pool expert to come out and had been waiting over two weeks so this was beyond their control. Our kids 11 year old daughter and 8 year old twin boys just amused themselves playing handball in the carports while Mum sat in the air con room.
We would definitely stay at Abacus Motel again and would recommend this motel to travellers passing through the Isa.
We look forward to stating there again and seeing what changes have happened as Shane was telling us all the plans he has for the place. Keep up the great work guys.
Yvonne from Brisbane
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