3.9 out of 5

"A quiet motel even though it is on the main highway. Clean would good facilities. " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 25 Apr 2018

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Hotel Description

At Tramway Motel you'll be within just a 15-minute stroll of Sarina Museum and Sarina Tourist Art & Craft Centre. Highlights at this motel include in-room free WiFi, balconies and LCD TVs.

Cable TV, irons/ironing boards and desks are featured in all 12 rooms. Fridges and microwaves make in-room dining convenient.

This business-friendly motel offers an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas and a garden. Additionally, you'll find barbecues, luggage storage and a front desk safe. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 3.5-star Sarina motel, you'll be 1.3 km (0.8 mi) from Sarina Sugar Shed and 2.6 km (1.6 mi) from Sarina Golf Course.

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom (Standard Room Double)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$128* Per night/room 21 Aug. - 22 Aug.

Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen (Cottage)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom (Twin Share Room)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchenette (Self Contained Unit)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom (Standard Room Single)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Tramway Motel ratings based on 30 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Tramway Motel

Everyone (22) Couples (5) Family (2)
4 out of 5
Again, an older style motel that is neat and tidy rather than tight and needy. Did not expect or want 5 star facilities but the place was well looked after and had all I needed foor a comfortable stay. Thanks.

Posted by on 13 Mar. 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 31 Dec. 2018

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5 out of 5

Cosy motel

Pros: Central location
Cons: Nothing
Location: Just up the road from restaurants.
A quiet motel even though it is on the main highway. Clean would good facilities.

Posted by , from Jimboomba, QLD on 25 Apr. 2018

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2 out of 5

Basic motel with few features, no breakfasts.

Pros: Close to work
Cons: Should have a basic breakfast service, should remake the bed and check the towels.
Location: Sarina is a quiet town with a supermarket and shops nearby.
I paid $130 per night and they did not refresh the room, nor make the bed. I was under the assumption that I could get a breakfast each day.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 14 Mar. 2018

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5 out of 5

Ideal overnight stays with our dog Charlie

Nice warm welcome. Owner very obliging and room very comfy. Will stay there again.

Posted by , from port Douglas on 10 Feb. 2018

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3 out of 5

Friendly and comfortable.

Comfortable and friendly motel. No meals available unlike what the website said. When we mentioned this, apparently the previous owners had, but not them. Apologised to this fact. Would recommend to others.

Posted by on 19 Apr. 2017

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3 out of 5
The room turned about to be the cottage and did not fit the description as per wotif site but the motel management were very nice and made me feel very welcome

Posted by on 5 Apr. 2017

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5 out of 5

Easy to find, comfortable, clean, friendly hosts

Excellent stay. Stayed here twice. Will do again. Easy to find, clean, comfortable. Close to woolies, dining out. Nice pool . Under cover park. Good value for money. Happy customers. ................................................ Thanks Ted

Posted by , from Kuranda on 10 Jan. 2017

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3 out of 5

Good overnight stay

Travelled from Airlie beach to Sarina as part of a road trip to sydney and used this as an overnight stop. The motel was clean and comfortable and certainly good for a short stay. During the cane season cane trains do go through the night and you are right on the track so if you are a light sleeper you may not get a good night sleep. Sarina beach is close by.

Posted by , from C, Cairns on 7 Dec. 2016

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3 out of 5

Nice people, clean rooms and affordable

Nice people,clean rooms and affordable price for a small town the accommodation was very comfortable and met our every need for the short time we stayed... The staff were friendly even though we checked in late and the parking area was adequate with good size beds in the rooms....

Posted by , from bowen on 18 Nov. 2016

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Property Features

Tramway Motel offers its guests an outdoor pool, a BBQ, and a garden. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available.

  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Mackay, QLD (MKY) (33.7 km / 21 mi)
  • Train station: Sarina Station (1.1 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Tramway Motel offers 12 forms of accommodation with an iron/ironing board. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.


  • 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.


  • Pets: AUD 15 per pet, per night


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 rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available


Optional extras

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

  • Pet fee: AUD 15 per pet, per night
  • Late check-in fee

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

Hotel Names

  • Tramway Motel Sarina
  • Tramway Motel
  • Tramway Sarina

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.

*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.