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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.


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Twin Room

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

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