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Alara Motor Inn

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Room amenity
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Queen Room with Bath (Non Pet) | 1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, wheelchair access

Overview of Alara Motor Inn

Alara Motor Inn

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel in Mackay with outdoor pool and restaurant

9.0/10 Superb

294 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is AU$137
Price available on 21/2/2023
52 Nebo Road, West Mackay, QLD, 4740

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In West Mackay
  • Great Barrier Reef - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Mackay, QLD (MKY) - 6 min drive
  • Mackay Station - 5 min drive
  • Nabilla Station - 19 min drive
  • Mapalo Station - 24 min drive


  • Romeo & Juliet's Restaurant - 16 min walk
  • Pizza Capers - 4 min drive
  • Church on Palmer - 5 min drive

About this property

Alara Motor Inn

A great choice for a stay in Mackay, Alara Motor Inn is only 3.3 mi (5.2 km) from the airport. You can splash around at the outdoor pool, grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. A hot tub and a garden are offered, and in-room conveniences include fridges and microwaves. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 41 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open Monday - Thursday (7:00 AM - 8:00 PM) and Monday - Friday (7:00 AM - 7:00 PM)
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Reception hours are 8 AM to 7 PM on weekends.

Required at check-in

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


  • Pets stay for free (dogs and cats only)
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only*
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free covered on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) 6:30 AM–8:30 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–8:30 AM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs
  • Room service (limited hours)

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room
  • Conference space


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


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • An outdoor pool
  • Hot tub


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

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

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and only serves dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of AUD 18 for adults and AUD 18 for children (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.


This property does not have lifts.

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

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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Alara Motor Inn West Mackay
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Frequently asked questions

Does Alara Motor Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Alara Motor Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Alara Motor Inn?
As of 29 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Alara Motor Inn on 21 Feb 2023 start from AU$137, 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Alara Motor Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Alara Motor Inn?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Alara Motor Inn?
Yes, cats and dogs stay free.
Is parking offered on site at Alara Motor Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Alara Motor Inn?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Alara Motor Inn and nearby?
Alara Motor Inn has an outdoor pool and a hot tub, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Alara Motor Inn?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers local cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Pizza Capers (2.6 mi) and Church on Palmer (2.8 mi).
What's the area around Alara Motor Inn like?
Alara Motor Inn is a short 1-minute walk from Great Barrier Reef and 20 minutes' walk from Jubilee Park. Travellers give top marks for the hotel's prime location.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Aaron, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Genevieve, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Restaurant food and staff awesome, Covid safety still in place
Ross, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

2/10 Poor

Sadly not too much going for the Alara other than the restaurant. The motel is under a noisy flight path with planes going over from 6.30am to 9.30pm. No glasses in the room, only 2 cups and 2 paper cups with one wooden teaspoon. Went over to reception and was told that due to COVID we do not have certain items in the rooms anymore, to go to the kitchen and ask for a glass. Went to kitchen and knocked on the door, no answer so went back to Reception, to be given a glass. The rooms need a decent deep clean, doors and frames were thick with grime and the toilet was dirty. Dinner in the restaurant was good, but probably due to only one friendly waitress was a tad slow. Had breakfast of cereal and toast delivered to room, but no plates came with it! We did bring up the issues with Reception upon checkout the next morning but were met with indifference.
Jean, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Super friendly service and clean and tidy room. Hosts were very friendly and happy to chat.Highly reccomend breakfast.
Anthony, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Sara, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great friendly place to stay
Always, friendly and accommodating at this motel. Highly recommend.
Bernard, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Timothy, 10-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The Property is a wee way from the CBD. But the Transport options are on the Doorstep. The Staff were exceptional and Kind. #1choice
Colin, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent in every aspect.
andrew, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review