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Bluewater Harbour Motel

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very friendly staff, nice spacious clean room. Excellent meal in the dining room made from fresh local ingredients. A real treat and highly recommend. Short walk to the harbour and Main Street. I would say this motel is one of the best in Bowen.

Thank Wandiemoo
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are stopping in Bowen for the night after a long drive, this is the place to stay. It is simply the best in Bowen. The rooms are modern, generously proportioned and clean. Staff are focused on customer service, which seems to be a rarity these days. I cannot recommend this enough.

Thank Greg G
Gunnedah, Australia
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Have stayed here both for personal and business trips on numerous occasions over the last 5 years, and I can honestly say it's one of the best Motels in Bowen, trust me as I've stayed at others which were average at best. Kim is always welcoming and good to chat to on arrival. Nothing is too much trouble. Quality family...

Thank TheBigMarn
Cairns Region, Australia
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Visited recently with my family including a young baby. Unfortunately the room needs a good clean with carpets staining your feet and the baby's arms from crawling due to dirt. Overall I'm not sure how this rates number one on TripAdvisor

2Thank Michael B
Biloela, Australia
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Service is wonderful and friendly. Great location for the rest of Bowen. Adjoining rooms opened for families so very convenient. Air conditioned. Pool was refreshing at night. Great for families. Can't recommend enough.

Thank Davidinho78
Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Stayed overnight, our room was the garden setting and our room was of good standard. The welcome was warm and friendly, the room met our needs and we slept well in the comfortable bed. Information about things to do and where to eat was excellent. Would happily stay again.

Thank GLR01
Cardwell, Australia
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We stayed here for one night and were very pleasantly surprised by the standard of this motel. Our welcome was very friendly, the room was of a very good size indeed and very nicely maintained. Towels were also nice and fluffy. The only issue that disappointed us after a long day's drive was that the restaurant wasn't open for dinner...

Thank gaila21
Reviewed 29 December 2016

A really friendly, clean, well maintained motel. We pulled in after a long days motorcycle riding and were immediately greeted with a pool and a lovely place to sleep. The staff are very friendly and couldn't be more helpful. The Motel is about 3 blocks from the center of town and about 2 blocks from the harbor so we walked...

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Great hotel close to the centre of town. Good meals or an easy walk into town for a pub meal. Always clean with very friendly owners. Bring your swimmer for the pool in summer. All room have 2 beds as well.

Thank Ian S
188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review

Hi Ian, Thanks for mentioning our pool and my cooking. Mainly my cooking as I really love to cook. We close the kitchen while Debbie and I go travelling over summer but I will reopen in early March. Many Thanks, Kim Dale.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here last week was my fifth stay in 12 months and each time seems to be easier, more comfortable and great value. Awesome staff, comfy rooms and clean bathrooms with a terrific shower. Chocolates on the bed are a nice touch and the friendly welcome and goodbye ensure you'll be back. I don't have to stay here but choose...

Thank peterkav
188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review

Thanks Peter Kav, What a really kind review. We really love our work here and it is made so easy to do as our guests show so much appreciation. Looking forward to your next visit. Kimberley, Kim and Debbie.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
AAA Tourism Rated FOUR STAR built new by us in 2008. Located close to Bowen's Town Centre and Front Beach our Corporate Style Motel is perfect for Business and Family Holidays. Let the Kids Cool Down at the close by Free Front Beach Water-Park that has Electric BBQues, Picnic Area, Play Ground and fantastic Skate Park for the older Kids. The Bluewater Motel has Extra Large One and Two Bedroom Motel units and we also have Two Bedroom Villas and a Three Bedroom Townhouse available. Fantastic Breakfasts Seven Days a Week. Stay close by and enjoy meals from Bowen's Restaurant/Hotels. Its just a short walk to The Central Hotel, The Larikin Hotel, The Dennison Hotel and the historically significant Grandview Hotel. Stroll to the North Coast Cruising Yacht Club for the wonderful view and Food Freaks Restaurant. All units are Ground Floor with Undercover Car Parking. Let the kids enjoy our 12 Meter Salt Water pool and cook up a family feast on one of our two covered BBQue areas. Our Motel Manager, Kimberley Rigley has a great team who will ensure that you will enjoy your stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bluewater Harbour Motel

Address: 1 Powell St, Bowen, Queensland 4805, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Bowen
Price Range: ₹ 5,886 - ₹ 7,383 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bluewater Harbour Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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“Garden room would seem quieter as there is no parking in front of the room.”
 of 5 bubbles GLR01, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are on the ground floor which is good. There is no traffic noise so room selection is not an issue”
 of 5 bubbles gaila21, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms along the front have lush garden seating outside.”
 of 5 bubbles lisaaW7982CT, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“None to offer - all good”
 of 5 bubbles williamg66, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms ground level all quiet”
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