4.1 out of 5

"Awesome location so close to the beach. Staff were friendly and very helpful. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 03 Sep 2018

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Hotel Description

At Illawong Beach Resort you'll be 3.4 km (2.1 mi) from Harrup Park and 4.6 km (2.8 mi) from Queens Park Orchid House. Highlights at this beach hotel include an outdoor swimming pool, free self parking and in-room kitchens.

All 37 rooms feature TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy living rooms, coffee/tea makers and hairdryers. Kitchens come with fridges, microwaves and hobs, making in-room dining convenient. Additionally, irons/ironing boards and free toiletries are available. Weekly housekeeping is available.

This smoke-free hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden and barbecues. Additionally, you'll find a spa tub and laundry facilities.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 3-star South Mackay hotel include Artspace Mackay and Mackay Enertainment and Convention Centre.

Standard Villa, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$164 per night

Illawong Beach Resort ratings based on 24 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Illawong Beach Resort

Everyone (13) Couples (3) Family (8)
4 out of 5
Nice little gem very quiet and close to airport. The place as old but still worth the visit. We stayed in 17 and we could enjoy the ocean breeze every morning while enjoying a cup of coffee.

Posted by on 19 Jun. 2019

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25 Jun. 2019 by Amy

Thank you for the lovely review, Look forward to having you back with us really soon :)

5 out of 5
Its away from the hustle and bustle of town, located on the beach. Lovely and peaceful.

Posted by on 7 Jun. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Jun. 2019 by Illawong Beach Resort

Thank you for your review, Look forward to having you back real soon.

4 out of 5
peaceful resort by the sea, reasonable price, relaxing

Posted by on 12 Jan. 2019

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12 Jan. 2019 by Amy T

Thank you for your lovely review. Look forward to having you back at Illawong Beach Resort soon

4 out of 5
Value for your money. Very close to the beach. The staff were very friendly and approachable. Facilities are good and the villa were we stayed was clean.

Posted by , from Rockhampton on 25 Nov. 2018

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26 Nov. 2018 by Bel

Hi Ana, Thank you very much for your kind review. We look forward to having you back here at Illawong Beach Resort.

5 out of 5
Awesome location so close to the beach. Staff were friendly and very helpful.

Posted by on 3 Sep. 2018

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3 Sep. 2018 by Willy & Bel

Thank you for your Review. We are happy that you enjoyed your time with us at Illawong Beach Resort. We hope to see you again soon.

4 out of 5
Always stay here when visiting Mackay, great little hidden gem.

Posted by on 18 Jul. 2018

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18 Jul. 2018 by Bel

Thank you for you review. We appreciate your feedback.

4 out of 5

Lovely bungalow right on beach

A very comfortable unit. Bed and furnishings very comfortable. Well equipped kitchen and laundry. Belinda though not on duty came to rectify an issue with the tv.

Posted by on 9 Jul. 2018

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11 Jul. 2018 by Belinda

Hi Jan, Thank you so much for your feedback we appreciate it. It was my pleasure to come and sort the issue with the TV. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again in the near future.

5 out of 5

Relaxing and enjoyable stay.

Pros: Good value. Management tried to meet our needs and make our stay pleasant. Villas were on the beach.
Cons: Owners need to do a big paint job and maintenance on their properties and some gardens. More cutlery, crockery, veg knife.
Location: Northern Beaches are great espec Eimeo beach. Goose pond walk. Famous Pinnacle pie from the Pinnacle Pub. Platypus at Broken River. Goanna Brewery
The resort has been under new management for the last 12 months. Management is extremely pleasant and willing to fix any problems if any arise. The villas are individually owned. Our villa on the beach showed signs of wear and tear and is in need of some maintenance by the owner. The villa was clean and comfortable. The resort facilities were clean and pleasant to walk through. Some owners need to maintain their villa's gardens. Our overall stay was pleasant and relaxed and for the money spent was good value. We would definitely go again if in the area.

Posted by on 4 Aug. 2017

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4 out of 5

Great location at the beach

Pros: Location, amenities and the price.
Cons: The kitchen and bath could use a makeover.
Location: The heart of Mackay is just minutes away and the mountain rain forest an easy drive.
Quite nice 2 bedroom accommodation next to the beach for a modest sum. Loved watching the dramatic tide go in and out .When the tide was out we walked over a mile to the water's edge. Amazing! Being at the end of the airport runway the planes taking off were pretty noisy but they're fun to watch.

Posted by , from Fountain Green Ut on 30 Mar. 2017

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5 out of 5
Liked the location and the friendly staff. Great place to rest after a hard day.

Posted by on 21 Mar. 2017

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Property Features

Illawong Beach Resort offers its guests an outdoor pool and a spa tub. WiFi is free in public spaces. Illawong Beach Resort also features a BBQ, a garden, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available. This 3-star South Mackay hotel is smoke free.

  • 37 guestrooms or units
  • Self-service laundry
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Separate living room
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Mackay, QLD (MKY)
  • Train station: Mackay Station (7.3 km / 4.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Illawong Beach Resort offers 37 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. This accommodation offers separate living rooms. Accommodation at this 3-star hotel has kitchens with full-sized fridge/freezers, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Televisions come with cable channels. Housekeeping is provided on a weekly basis.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Living room
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Fridge (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 5 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday-Friday: 8:30 AM-5 PM
  • Saturday-Saturday: 8 AM-noon
If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM, please contact the property at least 24 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property's front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturday - Saturday: 8 AM - noon
Guests arriving after 5 PM must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

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

  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

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

Hotel Names

  • Illawong Beach Resort South Mackay
  • Illawong Beach Resort
  • Illawong Beach South Mackay
  • Illawong Beach

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
*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.