The Gold Coast has some iconic motels and the recent trend of revamping these is taking hold. In a motel comeback, Mysa Motel at Palm Beach is the new cool kid on the block. Mysa invites guests to stay cosy while doing so sustainability.
Locals might recognise Mysa as the old ‘Palm Trees Motel’. Keeping that palm tree theme, it has been artfully restored and refurbished by local husband-and-wife-duo Eliza and Jason. Mysa has kept elements of the original building and quintessential motel vibe and merged them with modern wellness. Instagram worthy to say the least, Mysa is a seven-room oasis with serious aesthetic appeal, passive design and an incredibly easy-to-use self-service check-in.
Just 11 minutes drive from Gold Coast Airport and located in the popular Palm Beach, this boutique, luxury motel is nestled along the iconic Gold Coast Highway. A quick stroll down the road and you will find long stretches of white sand beaches, turquoise waters and world-famous surf breaks. However, you don’t even need to leave the motel as there is a palm-fringed magnesium pool, perfect for cooling off and relaxing as you soak up the sun and Gold Coast vibe.
Sustainability has been key when not only restoring Mysa, using recycled local items from pre-existing properties on the Gold Coast, but also with the guest experience. In the rooms are re-fillable bathroom amenities, and recycling bins and guests are encouraged to re-use their towels. The rooms have filtered water so you can fill your water bottles and ditch the pesky plastic.
There are 7 signature rooms each with a different splash of colour that actually matches the door colour. In each room, you will find a comfortable bed, stylish ensuite, Smart TV, reverse cycle air conditioning and ceiling fans, filtered tap water, kitchenette or kitchen, bathroom amenities, free WIFI and the surprises keep coming with a complimentary Mysa Cosy pack on arrival.
Room 1, the Hilton Room (also called the Peach room) features a comfortable Queen bed, ensuite with shower and kitchenette. It is a large 42sqm and includes a courtyard.
Mysa is a self-service motel and check-in is done via email, where you will receive a unique pin code for your room and on-site parking. The keyless entry makes it easy to pop out and have a swim at the beach without worrying about losing your room key.
While there is no restaurant on site, there is all you need right on the doorstep along Palm beach. Restaurants and bars are plentiful in the area or you can even pop into the Palm beach Surf Club for a meal. In your room is a handy guide to where to eat in the area depending on your mood. Don’t worry if you arrive a bit peckish, as there is a welcome pack full of goodies to snack on. These are not replenished daily so ration them out.
There is no rewards program but what will be rewarded is your Instagram account, as this is one place that will up your insta-game with its retro funkiness.
Take a dip in the pool – not only is it totally ‘cool’ but it is all-around good for your wellness. Yes, Splash Club, as it is named, is a magnesium pool. What I loved most about this stay was their focus on sustainability.
Address: 1100 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach, QLD 4221
Phone Number: +61 407 467 976
Disclosure: Kate Webster stayed as a guest of Mysa Motel.