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4.5 out of 5

"Located from a short easy walk from the main street. Very clean rooms. The only criticism was that the two male staff (no I'm not sexist) didn't make ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 30 Jul 2018

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Hotel Description

Colonial Palms Motor Inn places you in the centre of Airlie Beach, within just a 5-minute stroll of Port of Airlie and within 15 minutes of Boathaven Beach. Highlights at this motel include 2 outdoor swimming pools, a restaurant and free continental breakfast.

All 30 rooms feature free WiFi, balconies and TVs. Fridges, coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans are also available.

For a drink, you can stop by the motel's own bar/lounge. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a spa tub and laundry facilities. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

With a stay at this 3.5-star Airlie Beach motel, you'll be 1.2 km (0.7 mi) from Airlie Beach Lagoon.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$142* Per night/room 23 Oct. - 24 Oct.

Poolside King Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Queen and Single

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

One Bedroom Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Colonial Palms Motor Inn ratings based on 186 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Colonial Palms Motor Inn

Everyone (119) Couples (41) Business (1) Family (25)
5 out of 5
Loved bright spacious room - friendly accommodating staff and central to everything- would thoroughly recommend!

Posted by on 7 Oct. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 6 Oct. 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Oct. 2019

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5 out of 5
Beautiful view of the garden pool and the bay! Simple room that felt homely and owners that were absolutely lovely! Thoroughly enjoyed my stay!

Posted by on 27 Sep. 2019

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5 out of 5
Jeff and his team are so friendly and accomodating! We had the best stay at colonial palms and would highly recommend it to anyone.. it’s nice and flat and within easy walking distance from shops and eateries. Room very spacious, clean and comfortable and a nice view, tidy garden and pools to cool off in. Breakfast was plentiful and good variety with a lovely view to take in.

Posted by on 18 Sep. 2019

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4 out of 5
Great location, clean and tidy. Breakfast included was generous. Easy walk to town.

Posted by on 14 Sep. 2019

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5 out of 5
Love this Hotel, excellent old school service. Had a lovely meal and a the owner John was great company at the bar having a few drinks with us before and after our meal. Rooms are very clean and well appointed and looked after. Will defiantly stay again if in Airlie Beach

Posted by on 10 Sep. 2019

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4 out of 5
I liked how friendly the staff were and how close it was to everything. Very comfortable accommodation.

Posted by on 8 Sep. 2019

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5 out of 5
Lovely family owned Motor Inn. Good value. Great customer service, very helpful. Good bed, very clean rooms. Great position easy walk to town and Island ferries, very happy not to have to walk up the steep hill to the bigger resorts behind us. Close to quite a busy road, but this did not bother us at all, not too much traffic after dark anyway.

Posted by on 28 Aug. 2019

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5 out of 5
great host, lovely setting, enjoyed the stay...

Posted by on 25 Aug. 2019

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About the Colonial Palms Motor Inn

Location 2 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD 4802

Property Features

Colonial Palms Motor Inn offers its guests 2 the outdoor swimming pools and a spa tub. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. A terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and a garden are also featured at Colonial Palms Motor Inn. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Airlie Beach motel is smoke free.

  • 30 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Hamilton Island, QLD (HTI-Great Barrier Reef)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Colonial Palms Motor Inn offers 30 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. Rooms open to balconies. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and a ceiling fan. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) and Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Private balcony
  • Television
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 9 AM.

On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in regional cuisine. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Nearby Activities

2 the outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a spa tub.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in. please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 20 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No lifts


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 20 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Colonial Palms
  • Colonial Palms Motor
  • Colonial Palms Motor Airlie Beach
  • Colonial Palms Motor Inn
  • Colonial Palms Motor Inn Airlie Beach
  • Colonial Palms Motor Inn Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands
  • Colonial Palms Motor Inn Motel
  • Colonial Palms Motor Inn Airlie Beach
  • Colonial Palms Motor Inn Motel Airlie Beach

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.