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Reviewed 6 November 2016

What it was just gonna be a two days stay, turn up been five. Just arrived at Orchid when we were upgraded to very nice double room. The guest house is located in the heart of the city, walking distance to the main supermarkets, restaurants and night clubs in Flinders street. This lovely guest house out-top our expectations, the room...

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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Small and quiet hostel just a few minutes walk from the town center. The owner is a realy nice woman who treats you like one of the family. I was staying here for two nights and on the last one she was having a barbeque for some friends and family. To my surprise those of us staying at the hostel...

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Situated in the heart of Townsville, with beautiful views to Castle Hill specially at night. Close to Flinders St and all the best clubs and restaurants. The guesthouse was very clean, quiet during the night and very homely. Place has an amazing tropical garden with different areas to eat and relax. Good WIFI conection and the Owner Fran was very...

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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here over the weekend, it was a great quiet hostel not too far from town (10 mins), the owner is lovely, the rent is cheap along with a clean living area. She tells you of good local places to visit and makes you feel at home. Would highly recommend this place to anyone.

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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This is a nice quiet place to stay in Townsville. Close to the town centre. A couple of minutes walk to a supermarket and Information Centre. If you want somewhere flash to stay then this isn't the place for you. If you want somewhere quiet, warm, friendly and homely then it is for you. The owner is lovely and friendly...

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Sunnyvale, California
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

I cannot believe the level of unprofessionalism that this "guest house" has shown. The staff was nosy, bossy and pushy. Knocking on doors at odd hours, charging hidden fees and "taxes" that were not advertised, and general harassment. I came here with the absolute lowest expectations needing only a bed and somewhere to prepare food and they could not even...

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Fran A, Owner at Orchid Guest House, responded to this review

I have checked my records and cannot find any one named Colin has stayed in the last week or so. The only time I would knock on a guest door is re Housekeeping or in answer to a complaint or if there is a message. I always knock loud enough to alert the guest that I am about to open...

Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

If you are in Townsville and on a budget, I implore you to stay at Orchid Guest House. Fran is a wonderful host. So accommodating she was like our mum. We didn't want to leave. It was extremely homely and such a comfort when we've been away from home for so long. We were only meant to stay one night...

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Fran A, Owner at Orchid Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review, Camilla. It was a pleasure to have you and your friends stay.Hope you have found jobs and another great place to stay. Cheers Fran

Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Title says it all. Comfiest beds in a while, spacious rooms, clean, quiete, affordable, good location and parking spots outside. To top it all off it got a lovely owner. We enjoyed it! Thanks Well apparently tripadvisor needs me to write 200 characters... So go gogogogogogogooggogogoogogogo there

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Fran A, Owner at Orchid Guest House, responded to this review

Geronimo!!! Thanks for taking the time to review. I enjoyed talking to you.

Reviewed 18 April 2016

The Orchid Guest House is a wonderfully quaint backpackers that sits near the top of the hill overlooking Townsville. The rooms were very comfortable with great wifi speed and connectivity, a tv, good air conditioner and fan, and always clean sheets and towels for your stay. Rooms comfortably fit between 2-3 and there are two bathrooms to wash up. If...

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Fran A, Owner at Orchid Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to make a review, Danny.Glad you enjoyed your stay.

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

A very nice hostel with a very nice room. The worlds smallest TV, but it worked and we were happy. The washing machine was free, which helped greatly because it's a scam to have to pay in other places!! It's a little out of town, but 10min walk and you're there. I'd recommend as its comfortable. Kitchen is very low....

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Orchid Guest House offers budget travelers the option of staying in a quiet homely atmosphere, where they can expect a peaceful sleep, (no noise after 10pm) and to relax in a tranquil setting amid he palm trees and orchids. Hostess, Fran Ames, can help you enjoy your holiday with local information, maps etc. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Orchid Guest House

Address: 34 Hale St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Townsville
Price Range: ₹ 1,360 - ₹ 3,424 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Orchid Guest House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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