Best Western The Stirling Rockhampton,  Rockhampton

4.0/5  - based on 185 guest reviews.
28-34 Albert Street, 4700, Rockhampton, Australia - See map
+61 749226222 +61 749222573



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  • Cocktail lounge
    Cocktail lounge
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Massage services
    Massage services
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Stay at this conveniently located Rockhampton motel, close to the city centre and a short walk or drive to beaches, tourist attractions, Central Queensland University, Capricorn Caves and Great Keppel Island. The Best Western The Stirling Rockhampton offers comfortable accommodations in Rockhampton for both corporate clients and holiday makers with air conditioning, satellite TV and high-speed wireless Internet access. The onsite restaurant and cocktail/wine bar are very popular with the locals (always a good sign) and provides an enjoyable a la carte dining experience. Other facilities at this Rockhampton motel include a stunning swimming pool, BBQ and free parking. The motel also has conference/meeting facilities with experienced support staff on hand to help you plan your function. For exceptional customer service and a convenient location in Rockhampton, make a reservation at the Best Western The Stirling Rockhampton today! Enjoy your stay.

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Best Western The Stirling Rockhampton,Rockhampton
  • 5
    « Best Western The Stirling Rockhampton »

    I travel a lot for work and the Stirling is the best place to stay in Rocky! The food is absolutely incredible and the service is second to none! Excellent rooms, plenty of parking. Hows this for a steak!

    « Highly recommend »

    Great stay. Modern, clean room with comfortable bed and all new soft linen. Perfect for a good night sleep. Loved the big flat screen smart tv with Internet and room service dinner really hit the spot. Wanted Rocky steaks, so Tanya delivered 2 perfectly cooked rib fillets to the room. Sparkling pool too. Would certainly return :)

    « Blissful after a long drive »

    I arrived at the Stirling for the first time after a long drive. Lovely clean comfortable room, great friendly and welcoming service. I had an excellent night sleep in a very comfortable room. I had dinner at their restaurant and was really impressed with the meals which were a significant step above the standard motel meals. I really enjoyed all the Stirling had to offer and will be making it a standard for my trips to Rockhampton.

    « Superb »

    I stay at The Stirling Rockhampton quite often when traveling for work and am constantly amazed by the amazing service and quality rooms and meals I receive. The team are always accommodating to the guests with professionalism and flexibility. They always go the extra mile in a friendly manner. The rooms are very clean and the meals are fresh and generous servings. It's rare to find all these qualities in one place. Thank you!

    « Wedding reception »

    Thankyou to Robin, Linda,Tanya & all the staff for all you did for our daughter's wedding reception. Your help in the planning process, the preparation & the implementation was outstanding. Everything was absolutely perfect - the room, the food & drink & the service. You have a fabulous, friendly & very helpful staff who obviously love what they do. The rooms are modern & clean. You all made our celebration very special. We will definitely be recommending your venue to others.

    « Great beds »

    What can I say ... For 4 blissful nights I slept on a cloud resting on a marshmallow... But seriously I stayed in a few different rooms (my fault not theirs) & all the beds are of exceptional quality.The rooms are clean & the steak is delicious. Will be going back next time I'm in Rocky. ??

    « Friendly »

    I could not compliment the staff more if I tried. The food was excellent, the room was modern and comfortable. I always stay at the Best Western - The Stirling Rockhampton whenever I am there. Been there four times now and highly recommend them.

    « A welcome change »

    Quite a change from other places I have stayed. As soon as you walk into reception the entire staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was spacious and spotlessly clean. Large TV. The bathroom was large with lots of bench space, which isn't always the case. Due to prior arrangements, I couldn't have dinner there, but if the breakfast was anything to go buy, then dinner would have been superb. Breakfast was cooked to perfection. When next I am in Rocky, be it business or pleasure, I will definitely stay at The Stirling.

    « Good location »

    A very basic but clean room. A little overpriced for what it was. Meal from the restaurant was very nice. Steak cooked well. Easy check in and out. Quite central. Large shower. Room smelt distinctively of bleach. A little overpowering. Hosts were very welcoming.

    « Excellent »

    I stayed here for work a few weeks back. I can't complain one bit. Very clean rooms and well appointed. Food was great. Service outstanding. Location is great handy to many shops and sporting facilities.

  • 5
    « Great accomodation »

    Staff are lovely and the food in the restaurant is outstanding. Very comfortable accomodation, the staff are very good at making you feel welcome. I will always stay at the Stirling when in Rockhampton. Highly recommend the Stirling

    « Great place to stay in Rocky »

    I've just been a three-day weekend (working) at the Stirling and found it an excellent place to stay. First-class meals (reasonably priced) and excellent room service, absolutely brilliant friendly staff and all the rooms are in pristine condition. I noted in a previous review a whinge about the lack of a bar fridge, however, management were only too happy to place my ice packs in their freezer and although I read there was a 200MB limit on Internet usage I found no restriction. I worked all weekend on the computer with no problems ? enjoyed the meals ? enjoyed the friendly atmosphere within the restaurant and despite the large number of people the meals arrived quickly and were absolutely first-class. I had previously stayed at the Stirling and remembered it as good value accommodation, centrally located with good undercover parking. I would certainly recommend the Stirling and would not stay anywhere else in Rocky.

    « Good motel but some negatives, perhaps not good value for money »

    I recently stayed at Best Western The Stirling and generally agree with the mainly positive reviews of this property. The refurbished rooms are attractive and well presented and I found the bed comfortable. Full marks for the restaurant providing gluten-free and vegetarian dishes and the early start (6.30 am) for breakfast at the restaurant and the reception is handy for early starters. However, the position of the toilet roll holder in the bathroom required one to be a contortionist to access the roll - very poor design for a recently refurbished room. The fridge was next to useless and had no freezer - not important for some guests but my work often requires me to have lunch on the road in areas away from shops and a couple of freezer bricks come in handy for the ice box. I would expect a property charging at this level to have a functional fridge. The reception person admitted that regulars use the restaurant freezer - and admission that the fridges are inadequate. For a property that charges around $150 a night the 200 MB limit on free Wi-Fi is unacceptable in this day and age. The Wi-Fi worked well in the restaurant area but not in the room. I agree with some previous reviewers that traffic noise is an issue at this property - it is right on the Bruce Highway. I agree with a previous reviewer that the doors are noisy when being closed - they are of a heavy design with spring-loaded closing which is awkward when one is carrying luggage in to the room. If this property did not charge around $150 for a room I would not be so critical but I have stayed in many motels which charge around $130 to $140 a night in centres of a similar size or smaller than Rockhampton and have just as good amenities, better Wi-Fi, less noise and a functional fridge. One can find motels in Rockhampton that are better value for money, especially if the traveller is paying their own way and not on a corporate account.

    « Don't look any further! »

    There is so much choice in Rocky and I've stayed in good and not so good. I have to say that the Stirling Best Western is the best place so far. The food, room, service were all very good and I won't need to look any further next time I visit.

    « Delightfully surprised! »

    I was so impressed on my last visit, I told the managers last time I would write a review here, but forgot. I have come back again because it was so good compared to other Motels in the region & will continue to come back. They had all the things important to me in the stylish, clean & modern rooms, which include a very comfortable bed with 4 X luxurious pillows that matched the quality linen, a large shower with lots of hot water & pressure. Good bathroom ventilation that didn't fog the mirror up & loads of bench space for this girl's toiletries (some luxury complimentary toiletries were also supplied). A large wall mounted TV & a desk to work at are also necessities I require. Something I didn't expect was the warm hospitality that the managers extended on both trips, it was like they were good friends & nothing was a problem for them. The meals I had were large, delicious & one of the rare motels that do not charge for room service too! A winner all around for me.

    « Not for business »

    Hard to imagine the high review count for this motel on the A1 major highway. Given a corner quiet room with free wifi, was neither quiet or have working wifi. Walls are paper thin, literally could hear next door use bathroom and his conversations. Traffic noise is constant throughout the night 24 hours a day with heavy trucks. Wifi didn't work in the room, at best had to sit on stairs outside my room to get one bar. Bed was solid rock, Only positive was the food, grilled steaks on the menu. Strongly suggest staying elsewhere but visit the restaurant.

    « Modern, well equipped, large TV and spacious room »

    We had just the one night at The Stirling on a road trip from Townsville to Brisbane. The room was light and modern with a large LCD television which was easily viewed from both beds. This was especially important as we were watching a men's semi-final from Wimbledon. Couldn't fault the room at all, everything we've come to expect from a well maintained and professionally staffed Best Western motel. No hesitation recommended this property to the discerning traveler.

    « Recently renovated rooms »

    I can remember staying here a long time ago when it was called something else. The place has had a complete facelift but the carpenter who hung the doors needs to come back. All doors jammed when trying to close them and the electronic lock was hanging off the door. Rooms were good and quiet even upstairs facing a busy road. Restaurant is popular with the locals so make sure you book or you will wait a long time for a table and even longer for food. Reasonable value.

    « A nice surprise »

    Booked this motel last minute at Rockhampton after being stuck in town due to floods. Was very pleasantly surprised. Room have been renovated and has nice comfy beds and a large screen TV. Would recommend to anyone looking for accommodation in Rockhampton area.

    « Better then expected! »

    I was pleasantly surprised with the new renovations! It is spacious enough for myself and boyfriend and has a big shower/bathroom. Modern finishes. Very easy to get a car park. Central location. Friendly staff!! I will definitely stay again and highly recommend.

  • 4
    « Training Course Catering »

    The manager is very involved and super friendly, the catering for the day was quite nice as well, with fresh wraps and warm muffins. It is a little noisy due to close proximity to the highway but other than that it's pretty decent. The restaurant section looked well presented and I'm keen to try it out for dinner some time soon!

    « Good quality accommodation »

    Best Western is usually a reliable brand and the Stirling Rockhampton lived up to expectations. The bed was comfortable although perhaps a little softer than our preference. The shower had very good pressure and lots of hot water. The room was modern and clean. The free wifi was very good - I was able to stream ABC iview videos without difficulty. A couple of negatives. We had one of the units at the rear of the main complex. Each unit shares a very small entrance with another unit - there was no light in the entrance and the doors were noisy - our neighbour disturbed us a few times late at night and early in the morning, and we probably disturbed them! The 2 doors were inconvenient for moving our bags etc in and out of the room. There were no coffee mugs in our room and the snack bar had not been restocked - we did not want any snacks but we're concerned that we not be charged on the assumption that we had taken the snacks. The staff quickly provided mugs for us. There are insufficient parking spaces in front of these rear units but it is ok to park in front of the garages attached to the units as these are only used for storage of spare furniture.

    « Lovely Modern Motel »

    We stayed one night after making good time on our holiday travels. A telephone call secured a room and dinner at their onsite restaurant was made easy by the owner Rob. The Stirling was easy to find well located on the highway. Noise was not a factor as our room was set toward the back. The motel was either recently built or refurbished. It was modern and well appointed. Comfortable beds and very clean. The restaurant was capably operated by friendly waitresses who were quick to attend to a couple of thirsty and hungry travellers. Our evening meal was sensational. You have to eat their ribs - just outstanding !! Breakfast was also well cooked and generous. Highly recommend the Stirling as a convenient, well designed and located motel. Stayed as a couple 23 May 2016.

    « Love this place!! »

    Have stayed at The Stirling several times and never disappointed. Has always been a fantastic experience from the room to the restaurant. Last couple of visits have stayed in a family unit at the rear with full amenities and so so comfortable. Our home away from home!

    « Pleasant surprise »

    We stopped here overnight on the way to the gold coast. We were very impressed by almost everything. There are so many little touches like a timber chest full of Twinings teas and the most soft cloud-like pillows. This is the first hotel we've been to in this price range in a long while with a proper blackout curtain on the window, it's all the little things that make it worth the stay. The shower was huge with awesome water pressure. The only disappointment was that when we went to look at the room service menu the kitchen closed at 8:30 pm with no after hours options. This feels like a missed opportunity as we had to then go find takeaway. A basic after hours menu with sandwiches and easy fried options would be an awesome addition to a comfortable stay.

    « Budget price, First class value »

    Check in gave you a glimpse of a clean hotel and raised expectation which did not go unrewarded. Remember though to ask for milk at reception for your tea and coffee as it was not offered but is available - much nicer too than little uht pods. Room was of a good size, very clean, well made comfortable bed, small robe with iron and board, well appointed bathroom with generous walk in shower. Two comfy chairs and a table made a cosy addition to the room. Most motels I stay in are a case of 'well its only a place to sleep and I';ll be out in the morning" but this room was not the case as felt like a place you could come back to and relax or work. The electronic door key is secure but on leaving the room I found you had to open the door again to allow the door to be closed and a few moments later it would lock. A few people had evidently not realised this and on leaving early in the morning were trying to slam their doors to get them to close. You are on a busy corner and there is road noise which fades in the evening and rarely heard thereafter, but if you wake you are aware of it. It builds again in the morning. Clean towels, not quite fluffy but certainly a soft feel , bath mat and face washers. Breakfast was huge, and very good, service great, friendly staff. Would stay again with no hesitation.

    « Enjoyable experience »

    I recently stayed in a 1st floor room and was very happy with my time here. The rooms a very clean and modern with a well stocked mini bar and a good sized bathroom with everything you need. The restaurant food is excellent and the service was great. Our hosts were friendly and helpful, and the check-in process was a breeze. The only negative might be noise from the traffic on Albert street if you are a light sleeper. I was working nights and sleeping during the day when traffic was busiest.

    « Was such a wonderful experience. »

    The staff were very wonderful and welcoming, the reception area is very nice and clean. The food was absolutely beautiful and on the plus side I didn't wait to long either, I walked into my room and was I delighted. Overall I was very happy with my experience at the Stirling.

    « Great Motel Rockhampton »

    Can't speak highly enough of Robin and the team at the Stirling Rockhampton. The rooms were recently renovated. We had a small conference and had fantastic service, 5 Star! Great restaurant and excellent meals. Thanks for your hospitality we will be back again for sure!

    « Excellent rooms and service »

    Stayed here for business and what a motel. The rooms are superb, probably the best you would find in a regional town, if you have a car and need things out of car ask for downstairs. I took clients in for dinner at the onsite restaurant and it was simply amazing, If you are in Rockhampton stay at the Stirling

  • 2
    « went to make a booking direct. more expensive than online. »

    walked in as family were staying. said price cheaper on line (direct and last minute ) told that was different room, unsure why??? said I needed 3 perhaps a week or more. rate too expensive left after 2 days and found a lot of others around with better deals. room was not made up or towels changed as it was public holiday. not told on arrival. not for me.

    « great place »

    This hotel is a great place to stay. I have never had a problem when staying here. Rooms are always clean, the food is fantastic and the staff are very friendly. i would recommend staying here to anyone.

    « Clean comfortable friendly... »

    We stayed at the Stirling in March 2016 and it was a clean, comfortable, well maintained motel. We stayed in a 2 bedroom family unit. It had a full kitchen and laundry facilities and was very well air conditioned. The staff were friendly and helpful. We had breakfast and dinner from the restaurant and this was enjoyable (8 out of 10). The pool was average, but ok. My only disappointment really, was that there was not bath in the room. Overall - great value for money and an enjoyable stay.

    « Make sure you... »

    Room is good, comfortable, good location, very good service from owner, good price, but the best thing about this motel are... *The steak! make sure make sure make sure you do try their steak! excellent *and their beer, they simply call it the Stirling beer, (maybe a house made craft beer??) taste greaaaat Even if you stay elsewhere, do come to try their steak and beer! its nice

    « Overnight stay »

    Stayed here for the night on the way back home after Christmas. Knew nothing about Rockhampton accommodation and booked through tripadvisor. Close to the highway without the noise. Well presented motel and quite modern rooms. All appliances, fridge, wi-fi and mini-bar. Comfy beds and quiet air con.

    « Great place to stay »

    The property has been refurbished at some point in time and is now excellent value for money. The shower and bathroom facility is 1st class The breakfast is great and the steak I had for breakfast was terrific The key to us having had a great stay was the manager and the staff. Nice to see a team of people who understand customer service

    « Hospitality and Services Specialists - Best in Rocky. »

    The Rooms are very well fitted out for an easy night or multiple nights stay - clean and well cared for by the Stirlings Management and Team - The staff are the friendliest people ihave ever encountered in all my travels - You want to be spoilt simply go to the Bar & Restaurant, get comforatble in louge chairs and or book a table in the roomy restaurant - the staff are attentive and your never left wondering when you will be served - drinks are always bought to you without having to ask - the wait staff, i wished i knew all of their names my bad considering they all wear name tags, Tanya what a fantastic personality very caring and Friendly. Check in / Check out could not be easier - the smiles and cheerful manner that greets you from a fantastic guy called Robert - i will finish off by saying the Night Chef Ally and Morning Cook Rocky Renae just sets the theme where eating is concerned.

    « A pleasant surprise »

    Nice atmosphere and friendly service. Meal sizes are generous and not too pricey either. I got the pork and was pleasantly surprised at the amount of greens that came with it - very unusual for a steakhouse! My dad got the chicken and also enjoyed it. A nice upmarket steakhouse, I look forward to going back.

    « Great rooms and great food! »

    My colleagues stayed at The Stirling and were very impressed by the rooms. Modern, clean and bright rooms with comfy beds. I regularly dine at The Stirling restaurant and once again they dished up quality, delicious meals promptly, great service from staff and great atmosphere. There is a meeting room on site which suited the 8 of us perfectly, it was a convenient location for us with accomodation, food and a meeting room all in one location.

    « Great Hotel When Working In Rockhampton »

    I spent several weeks working in Rockhampton filling in for a college whilst on holidays. Staying at the Stirling was a pleasure, they understood I was their for work and made my stay comfortable and homely. The staff are great, polite, and very helpful. The meals are outstanding, good country fair, perfectly cooked steak, compliments to the Chef. Over all they made two weeks away from my family comfortable and enjoyable. Cold beer on tap also, always a bonus.

  • 4
    « Good Hotel for a break »

    The Stirling is a Motel style hotel, but really nice. The reception was helpful and friendly. The rooms nice enough, good facilities and spotlessly clean. The restaurant was good and the staff there friendly as well. I would stay here again as it was good quality at a reasonable price. Well done the Stirling.

    « Spacious Accommodation »

    This hotel belongs to the Best Western Group. It was a perfect hotel for a one night stay with all the modern amenities and a fully furnished kitchen. The hotel was very clean and quite at the same time despite being located on a busy highway. The internet was very complicated to use. The free WiFi was misleading as it had a download limit as well as at any given time only one device could be used which was annoying at times. The property also required a pest control desperately.

    « Best service and big meals »

    I joined my work colleagues for a Christmas function and was pleasantly surprised by this little gem. This time of the year is always hectic but the staff stepped up to the mark and delivered. Unfortunately it rained and they had to squeeze the outside tables inside which made it a bit cramped. Covered outdoor area would be a suggestion and a bigger area to stand and mingle. But overall quite satisfactory

    « Ok »

    Very old fashioned and loud room, not really clean,very loud because of the main Street. just for a night if you have to stay at Rockhampton ( ugly City...) no facilities, a little expensive for what you get. I wouldn't recommend to stay at the best Western.

    « Midweek two day break »

    Very pleased with our two night stay at The Stirling. We received a warm welcome and were directed to our room (27). We had requested a first foor room on booking and that is what we got. The room was large and clean and tidy with a very nice on-suite with walk in shower. We ate out on the first night but took advantage of the dining room on the last night. Our meals were excellent and good value and proved far to much for us to finish. Full marks to the staff who couldn't do enough for us.

    « Great for an overnight stop »

    Stopped for one night on our drive up the east coast and were impressed with the quality of the room and it's fittings. The only downsides were the lack of a clothes airer (laundry available at cost which included a tumble drier - but not all of our clothes can be tumble dried!). Asked at reception for an airer, but were told that they had never heard of them! The only other thing was the road noise, which was intrusive from about 0700. But on the plus side the air con was great - very quite so could be left on all night without disturbance. Despite the preceding minor issues, the hotel does have a restaurant and a pool so good for families.

    « Great place to stay »

    We found this motel purely by chance on our return drive from Ayr. It was late and we were tired from the long drive but when we drove by and saw how clean and well presented the motel was we decided to call in. By the time we checked in we could smell the amazing aromas coming from the on-site restaurant and see how popular it was. Unfortunately we did not eat there but definitely would if we stayed there again. The rooms were fairly standard rooms but were very comfortable and clean. The bathroom was modern, clean and good size. Our friend's young son was rapt with the 3D television. Despite being on a busy road the rooms were so quiet. We would definitely stay here again.

    « Great stop »

    We're only stopping her for one night and didn't expect much but I would highly recommend it.The room is great, clean, big and a great bar/ restaurant. Had some amazing tapas from the new menu. The bar staff are great, 2 lovely ladies served us (7th October) who were very friendly and helpful. Would defiantly use this place again. Thank you.

    « Great rooms for a family »

    Great rooms for a larger family, units were very spacious and contained everything you would need for a lengthy stay. The free wifi was a little disappointing though so very slow. Cocktails need a bit of practice to. All in all great stay would def stay here again.

    « Looking forward to the next time »

    A quick 2 night stay in Rockhampton with a work colleague & decided to stay somewhere new for a change. Reception was lovely, friendly & efficient. Rooms were nice & large with super comfy beds. The night we dined in the on site restaurant the service was quick without being pushy & the portions very generous (don't worry, they are happy to do a doggie bag for leftovers). They also have a well stocked bar if you are in the mood for something a bit more special. I would happily recommend this hotel to travellers heading to Rockhampton who are looking for something a little more personal than the usual run of the mill experience.

  • 4
    « Great Service and facilities »

    Have stayed here a few times. Always love the service on offer. Recently renovated and is looking great (except room fridges which don't seem to cope well). Very clean facilities. Dining options in the restaurant are sweet with a well stocked bar.

    « Great Overnighter »

    We booked a budget room and it was excellent, nothing budget about it! We even had a spa! We will definitely stay again on our trips to and from FNQ and would recommend it for others. The restaurant food was very good but a little on the expensive side.


Getting to the hotel ...

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·From: The south. Follow Gladstone Road to the end and make a sharp right at Browne Park Leagues Club onto Albert Street, turn into the first driveway on the left after the next set of lights to the Best Western The Stirling Rockhampton. ·From: The north. Turn right at Stockland Shopping Center onto Albert Street, cross the bridge and turn right at the second set of lights to the Best Western The Stirling Rockhampton.

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