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Coral Sands Motel

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Front of property
Outdoor pool, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool loungers
Standard Family Room | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Coral Sands Motel

Coral Sands Motel

3.5 star property
3.5-star motel with outdoor pool, near Mackay Enertainment and Convention Centre

8.2/10 Very good

407 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
44 Macalister Street, Mackay, QLD, 4740

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Great Barrier Reef - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Mackay, QLD (MKY) - 12 min drive
  • Mackay Station - 7 min drive
  • Nabilla Station - 21 min drive
  • Mapalo Station - 25 min drive


  • Bing's Nomiya - 2 min walk
  • Hot Wok - 2 min walk
  • Roshni - 2 min walk
  • Spice N Flavor - 2 min walk
  • Zambrero - 4 min walk

About this property

Coral Sands Motel

A great choice for a stay in Mackay, Coral Sands Motel is only 3.7 mi (6 km) from the airport. The restaurant is the perfect spot for a bite to eat, and after having fun at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. A terrace and a garden are other highlights. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 46 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 7:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open Monday - Friday (6:30 AM - 7:30 PM) and Saturday - Sunday (8 AM - 7:30 PM)
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs
  • Room service (limited hours)


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool loungers


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Premium TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between AUD 10.00 and AUD 50 per person (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for AUD 10.0 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for AUD 15.0 per day


  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Coral Sands Mackay
Coral Sands Motel Mackay
Coral Sands Motel Motel
Coral Sands Motel Mackay
Coral Sands Motel Motel Mackay

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Coral Sands Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Coral Sands Motel?
As of 2 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Coral Sands Motel on 1 Jan 2023 start from AU$99, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is there a pool at Coral Sands Motel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Coral Sands Motel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Coral Sands Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Coral Sands Motel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 7:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Coral Sands Motel and nearby?
Coral Sands Motel has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Coral Sands Motel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Zambrero (4-min walk), Woodman's Axe (4-min walk) and Masala (4-min walk).
What's the area around Coral Sands Motel like?
Coral Sands Motel is a short 1-minute walk from Great Barrier Reef and 8 minutes' walk from Bluewater Lagoon. Travellers love the motel's prime location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Chris, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Fiona, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Michael, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Alistair, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Convenient for our stay and at an economical price.
Mark, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lynette, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

The location was good. The room was clean and plain but fine. Too expensive for quality. Carparks were very small. I wanted to check out a day early. I gave more than 24hrs notice but was not allowed to do so. Very annoying.
Lena, 3-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Nicole, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Room stinks. Literally.
This motel room was booked as a basic overnight stay. But it wasn't just basic, it was awful. Opening the door, I was immediately hit with a smell like Tom cat pee. It got worse the further into the room I went. The bathroom door sticks, and the fluro lights in the room are all askew. The downlights needed bulb replacement, but oh the smell. I had trouble falling asleep due to how bad the smell was, and then when I woke during the night having an asthma attack, the smell reintruded on my consciousness and I couldn't get back to sleep. I would have asked for another room, but apparently they were booked out. Was this the only smelly room? I don't know, but I won't be staying here again. As an aside, the restaurant attached, food was ok, prices were about 40% higher than on the website.
Royce, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The motel is in a great spot for dinning out. Just down the road from 2 shopping centres. But what makes Coral Sands amazing is Sal & Al, they are fantastic. Thank you so very much for an amazing week.
Maree Annetta, 7-night family trip
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