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Cairns, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I booked a room asking to stay at the Federal Hotel as the reviews for Jardine were terrible. I have emails stating that I had a booking at the Federal Hotel to find out that really the booking was for Jardine. Not Happy at all!!!!!

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Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Had booked a business trip and had stayed at the Jardine previously and although it wasn't wonderful it certainly wasn't anything like this trip. It is in remote place but that is no excuse for the condition it is in. Other than the smell of chlorine which obviously wasn't used to clean anything the room, the room looked ok but...

3Thank AndrewGisinger
Rockhampton, Australia
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

The restaurant food quality is great! See photos. However everything else about this place leaves a lot to be desired. Each day I saw Jardine staff (ready to start their shift) standing at the Buffett area eating directly off the fruit platter & one day I witnessed two staff making their toast & jam directly on the bench in front...

1Thank FlossyWorld
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We were sold a basic room for $250 we understand TI is remote and have stayed on the island before so we had a fair idea. However, the room was dirty, mouldy bathrooms, breakfast included meant you had to pay an extra $4 for coffee, no fruit or alternative milk...we thought ehh it is what it is outrageous but done...

5Thank Jo N
Front_Office_05, Front Office at Jardine Motel, responded to this review

False reviews, for which a payment or favour has been extracted from junior staff, is very naughty and you should not be doing this. Your only problem with our property was you wanted a free gift, and you bullied a junior Front Office girl to present you with a gift voucher, or else you would write a horrid review. It...

Reviewed 12 October 2016

The room was clean and tidy, although very basic for the price paid. The hotel has shocking customer service. Lots of temporary staff feeds into the quality of service. Check-in was slow and cumbersome. The restaurant struggles with only one staff member trying to look after everyone. Breakfast was dismal with bain-marie food having only bacon and sausages on display....

Thank Darren T
Front_Office_05, Front Office at Jardine Motel, responded to this review

Sir, we are very sorry your stay with us was so distressing. We apologise for the check-in experience, processing and checking in a Qantas planeload of people who arrive all at once does put some pressure on our Front Office. We are sorry you found this a distressing experience. We are sorry you found breakfast to be overcooked, for the...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Room number 4 is on the ground floor right next to the kitchen, which is noisy from very early to very late. The room was not clean & the ceiling mouldy. The small room air conditioner was too noisy to sleep by. The room also overlooks the pool with deckchairs right outside so other's conversations are overheard, especially when alcohol...

2Thank Harry P
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I liked the Jardine - the rooms were open, and clean and I did not feel closed in like some motels. The bed and pillows were comfy, and toiletries were provided. Sure it was no five star hotel, but the staff were friendly and I felt safe and secure. What more could you ask for in such an idylic setting....

Thank WomanfromOz
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed at this motel for two nights, as part of a tour. The room was basic, and could use a refurb, but the bed was comfy, and the space adequate. A nice touch was providing separate towels in the room for the pool. This made it easy to enjoy an afternoon swim. The pool itself is small, but in...

Thank flapjack_the_puffin
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Jardine motel has charged me an extra $649.60 on top of the $142 they charged me for my room for one night. I've sent numerous emails to them to return it, but they keep refusing to return it, denying they've made the 2 charges.

12Thank Rob D
Moncton, Canada
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We stayed a night at the Jardine Motel on Thursday Island recently. What’s to say? It’s clean, quiet, basic motel standards that you would expect anywhere in the world, location is excellent right on the water, the restaurant serves decent enough food and we got a good night sleep there. Try it for yourself but we liked it just fine.

1Thank JGDynamo

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Room Service

Additional Information about Jardine Motel

Address: Normanby St / Victoria Pde, Thursday Island, Queensland 4875, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Thursday Island
Also Known As:
Jardine Hotel Thursday Island
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“Rooms at the hotel further along the road would be better”
harryp227, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Beware there is no lift to the second floor.”
WomanfromOz, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“ocean view - although expensive for what's on offer”
CausticComment, 11 Jun 2016 | Read review
“get one of the ground floor if you have large bags”
MarisaH237, 13 Apr 2016 | Read review
“You will have to carry your cases up the stairs if you get a room on the second floor. Avoid above the restaurant.”
LizzieSmiles, 29 Nov 2015 | Read review
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