The Tropic Coast Motel is one of those many motels in Mackay that are situated on the main Bruce Highway (Nebo Road) through the city. It is located just 3km from the CBD and Mackay Airport.
It is situated on the same block as - and in close proximity to - the Comfort Inn The Rose Motel (REVIEW) and the Best Western Reef Resort Motel (REVIEW). Plane spotters will also appreciate that views of aircraft on short finals to Mackay Airport's Runway 14 can also be enjoyed!
In short, the Tropic Coast Motel is basically the lower cost and slightly lower quality motel than these other places. My stay was during the busy weekday period - Mackay accommodation is certainly hard to find during most weekdays - but for the price and with a room available, it was certainly worthwhile staying here!
Tropic Coast Motel offers 34 spacious fully air conditioned ground floor rooms with a number of different styles and sizes of room, including family rooms, executive room, along with standard twin and triple share rooms.
All rooms feature free Austar pay-TV, direct dial telephones and tea and coffee making facilities. There is a restaurant which is open weekdays, and full continental or cooked breakfasts are also available.
My standard twin-share room had part of the bathroom - the vanity basin - on the outside if the bathroom area which was a little odd to me!
There is a nice pool/spa as well as a shaded BBQ area for guest to relax and entertain, while children can play in the nearby sandpit, trampoline or play centre.
On the whole though, the Tropic Coast Motel is not my first choice of accommodation in Mackay due to the comparably lower standard of room than nearby motels. However, for the low price - which is appropriate for this standard of accommodation - the Tropic Coast Motel is a good choice.