Sunday, January 31, 2016

HOTEL REVIEW - Accor Hotels - IBIS Mackay Hotel - Mackay Airport

An awesomely convenient hotel for travellers and aviation enthusiasts alike has opened in Central Queensland with Accor Hotels launching the IBIS Mackay Hotel at Mackay Airport - and I couldn't wait to give it a try!

The IBIS Mackay Hotel is a mere four minute walk from the Mackay Airport terminal and offers a premium experience with comfort and convenience at an economy price.  Despite being located beside the Mackay Airport terminal, each window is double glazed and core filled block walls ensure rooms are very quiet.

The Hotel also has a 24-hour reception and friendly team members, all at a reasonable price.

The IBIS Mackay Hotel advertises that every room features 'IBIS Sweet Beds' - they have a multi-density mattress and 7cm topper to ensure comfort.  Top floor rooms offer a mix of Queen and King bed configurations - our room on the Northern side of the top floor was a King room.

The view out of the room was over the Mackay Airport carpark, terminal building, Northern parking apron, Western General Aviation Apron (WGA) and further to the runway and Eastern side of the Airport.  There are also nice views towards the Mackay CBD.

Queen rooms on the top floor with a Southern view have more limited views towards Paget and further to the coal loading terminals at Hay Point.

The hallway on the top floor also has a nice view window with more views over Mackay Airport terminal building, parking apron and runway.

For guests, rooms have an in-room safe, and tea and coffee making facilities, plus there is complimentary car parking, complimentary WiFi, a fully equipped gymnasium and modern restaurant/tavern named 'TurBARlence' which offers gastro pub food and craft beverage offerings with a great outdoor beer garden.  'TurBARlence' is also open during the week for all-day dining and coffees.

We really enjoyed staying here - I especially enjoyed the plane spotting opportunities from the conveniently located hotel - and my wife enjoyed the comfort of the 'Sweet Bed'.