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Colonial Palms Motor Inn

2 Hermitage Dr, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802 Australia
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#2 of 10 hotels in Airlie Beach

Looking for a place to stay in Airlie Beach? Then look no further than Colonial Palms Motor Inn, a family-friendly hotel that brings the best of Airlie Beach to your doorstep.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.

Colonial Palms Motor Inn features outdoor furniture, newspaper, and beach chairs, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a pool and free breakfast. If you are driving to Best Western Airlie Beach, free parking is available.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Airlie Beach, Colonial Palms Motor Inn is located a short distance from Bicentennial Walkway (0.6 mi) and Shute Harbour (0.8 mi).

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out La Tabella Trattoria, La Marina, and Sorrento Restaurant and Bar, which are some Italian restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular art gallery like Above & Below Photography, which is a short distance from the hotel.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Colonial Palms Motor Inn as you experience everything Airlie Beach has to offer.

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SinkingSeabourn wrote a review 22 Feb
Brisbane Region, Australia403 contributions198 helpful votes
It was a last minute decision to book here as we could not find confirmation that king beds were available. It was only on actually approaching reception was it confirmed that king beds are available. The room was clean, quiet, cool with a view. The king size bed comfortable. The bathroom is smallish and basic. VALUE for MONEY hard to beat.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Room Tip: Ground floor rooms have direct access to the pools. First floor have great views.
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AussieGlennB wrote a review 16 Feb
Gippsland, Australia369 contributions93 helpful votes
I stayed for 5 nights in a 1 bedroom suite with a patio and great view. It was described as deluxe but I would say more standard. It just needs a bit of TLC, the coffee table needed replacing and some of the cabinetry was water damaged. Having said that the room was fine, with an Air Con and TV in both the bedroom and living room. The motel is about a 10 minute flat walk into the heart of Airlie Beach, and across the road from the Ferry Terminal to the Islands. It has lovely gardens and two pools. A continental breakfast is included in the room rate, and is served in a nice restaurant with lovely views over the Port of Airlie. The staff Jeff and Margaret were very friendly and welcoming.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Alison A wrote a review Jan 2021
Perth, Australia6 contributions
We had a standard room, which was clean, all amenities as promised and nicely decorated. Loved the balcony which overlooks the gardens and pool. We needed a place to stay that was convenient for Port of Airlie and Jubilee Pocket, and this hotel fitted the bill. Sadly didn't have time to stay for breakfast, but that was included with the room. I would definitely stay there again, but would try for a ground floor room next time as I found the stairs to the first floor a struggle with my luggage (but then, I am an older lady with a lung condition).
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Room Tip: There is no lift to the first floor, but if you can manage the stairs easily, the view from the...
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Companion606239 wrote a review Jan 2021
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I stayed here over the period between Xmas and New Year with my husband and two other couples and we were all towing Jet Ski's. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners, who are on site most of the time and provide good old fashioned face to face service. The beds are extremely comfortable with plenty of pillows, and the room was spacious which allowed for all our extra bits and pieces. The kitchen facilities within the rooms are more than adequate for preparing simple food reheating and or basic requirements, such as tea/coffee. Though it would be handy to have a sink that is big enough to fill the kettle. Continental breakfast was free and ample for most people with the option to pay extra for a cooked breakfast at a very reasonable price. Plenty of room for washing our Jetski and close proximity to boat ramp, and also walking distance to restaurants and shopping. This is our second time to stay at the Colonial Palms and I feel it has improved over the last 12 months with new owners. We will be back again in the future without a doubt. Thanks guys to you and all your staff for your hospitality and friendliness throughout our stay.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Response from Sonya Werner, Guest Services / Front Office at Colonial Palms Motor Inn
Responded 6 Jan 2021
Hi Companion606239 Thank you for your positive feedback and good vibes. It means so much when our best customers share their experiences. We're happy you had a fantastic time with us and we're looking forward to seeing you again soon.
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Ian L wrote a review Dec 2020
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I enjoyed my recent stay at Colonial Palms Motor Inn in Airlie Beach. The accommodation was first class and the people friendly and helpful. The only thing I didn't realise was that not all rooms have Kitchenettes but this was not a major problem.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: If you would like cooking facilities choose a room with a Kitchenette
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Response from Jamie Miller, General Manager at Colonial Palms Motor Inn
Responded 20 Dec 2020
Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us. It means so much when our best customers share their experiences. We look forward to seeing you again soon and if you would like a room with a kitchenette in your next booking, we will make sure to accommodate your needs. Thank you once again for your positive review. Cheers Sonya Colonial Palms Motor Inn
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US$93 - US$101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Colonial Palms Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Colonial Palms Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Heart Reef (0.2 km), Airlie Beach Lagoon (1.0 km), and Bicentennial Walkway (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Colonial Palms Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Colonial Palms Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Colonial Palms Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Colonial Palms Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Colonial Palms Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe One 3, Cool LaLa Modern Chinese & Asian Cuisine and Bubble Tea, and Anchor Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Colonial Palms Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Colonial Palms Motor Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Airlie Beach.
Does Colonial Palms Motor Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.