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Lantern Motor Inn and Restaurant, Mackay

Welcome to the Lantern Motor Inn, conveniently located on the main highway, Nebo Road, only two kilometres from the airport, city centre and nightspots, and close to Mackay Base Hospital.

The motor inn is surprisingly quiet, set amongst tropical gardens, and consisting of two levels with 16 units in total. Enjoy a meal in the licensed ‘Lantern’ restaurant and bar, open six days. Or why not spend the night in with room service available seven nights, and tropical and Australian breakfasts delivered to your unit. Cool off in the swimming pool, entertain around the barbecue, or visit the tour desk to find out all the other exciting things on offer around the beautiful Mackay Region.

Guests facilities include tea/coffee facilities, television, refrigerator, mini bar, split system air-conditioning, fans, direct dial phone (ISD/STD), broadband internet (wireless connection), Austar, ironing facilities, washing machine and dryer, dry cleaning. Cots, highchairs and business desks are also available. There is also off street undercover parking.

Your hosts Geoff and Sharyn Ainsworth will ensure your stay is comfortable and relaxing, priding themselves on their personal and welcoming service. Whether you are a travelling with your family, as a couple, or on business, your needs are catered for at The Lantern Motor Inn.

Accommodation Options

Standard Room

Spacious open plan room to suit the traveller for a one night stay or more.


Designed for the corporate client with large business desks in all corporate rooms.

Twin Room

Spacious open plan room to suit the traveller for a one night stay or more.

Activites and Experiences at Lantern Motor Inn and Restaurant

  • Swimming
  • Direct
  • Retail
  • Bar
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Office Services/Business Services
  • Car park
  • Vehicle wash facilities
  • Cots Available
  • Dry Cleaning
  • High Chair
  • Iron
  • Laundry
  • Nightcall button
  • Non Smoking Establishment
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pay/Satellite TV
  • Swimming Pool Outdoor
  • Restaurant Licensed
  • Room Service
  • Tour Desk
  • City
  • Relaxation
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • Business/Trade/Corporate
  • Family
  • Senior
  • Hotel, Motel and Accommodation Association of Australia
  • Mackay Tourism
  • American Express
  • Cheques By Arrangement
  • Bankcard
  • Cheques Bank
  • Cash
  • Diners Club
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Visa
  • 3 1/2 Stars
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony Upstairs rooms only.
  • Blankets
  • Ceiling Fan Upstairs rooms only.
  • Clock Radio
  • Ensuite
  • Facsimile/Modem point
  • Refrigerator
  • Hairdryer
  • Insect screens
  • Internet Access Broadband Internet – Wireless connection.
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • ISD phone
  • Linen
  • Non Smoking Room
  • Pay/Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Private Facilities
  • Rollaway Bed Available.
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • Television

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