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Wongai Beach Hotel

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Basic , but very clean, comfortable room. Very expensive for what you get . The restaurant offered a lovely pub style meal. Staff was really friendly and helpful ! Made one feel very welcome. Will recommend to stay on Thursday Island if that is where you need to be, ferry quite expensive.

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WongaiBeachHotel, Manager at Wongai Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Carinam, Thank you for staying with us & thank you for the review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and your meal! I will pass on your comments regarding the friendly & helpful staff, that is definately something we strive for & would like all of our guests to feel welcome. We hope to...

Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Located walking distance to the TI ferry. Hotel has older style motel units and cabins. Units are clean but very dated. If you have the option, choose a cabin. Very pleasant pool and outdoor seating areas. Meals in the hotel are quite substantial, a little pricey but expected given the transportation costs involved. I stayed a week and breakfast was...

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WongaiBeachHotel, Manager at Wongai Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We appreciate that you have taken the time when you no doubt are busy with work and travel. Both positive and negative comments go a long way to assist us to maintain and improve services. Your breakfast supplies are included in your tarrif and most certainly should be replenished daily. We trust our staff will attend...

Mackay, Australia
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We had breakfast with a gang of runners there today having done the Horn(y) Half Marathon. Nice pool was great and the breakfast was lovely, attentive and friendly staff even providing us with lovey big fluffy towels from housekeeping.

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WongaiBeachHotel, Manager at Wongai Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Alan, Thank you for staying with us & thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed our friendly service & use of the pool :) We hope to see you again soon! Kylie Bettridge Hotel Manager

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Room 118 - Probably a little "public" in terms of the pool, but the room / cabins are all very clean and are perfect for the venue / destination. Bob the owner will make you feel very welcome in what is a remote community / island. The food is very good, the beer cold, hospitality is enthusiastic and friendly and...

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WongaiBeachHotel, Manager at Wongai Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for staying with us & thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad you were lucky enough to be here when Bob was around, he will definately go out of his way to make our guests feel welcome! We are glad you enjoyed our friendly service & the pool area & we hope...

Reviewed 4 May 2016

A long overdue visit to Horn Island where our father served during WW11 was made possible by the wonderful and helpful staff at Wongai hotel. Four adult children and 2 of our partners spent 3 full days on Horn Island and were overwhelmed by the hospitality of the staff and the beautiful accommodation, meals and arranging of activities for the...

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WongaiBeachHotel, Manager at Wongai Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Jill, Thank you for staying with us & thank you for the review. Sounds like you had an action packed stay & I'm so glad that we were able to exceed your expectations. Eris does keep the gardens beautiful & I will pass on your comments to him & the other staff. We are glad you enjoyed your stay...

Bamaga, Australia
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

We have stayed here twice as a transit hotel when traveling through to Cairns. The first time was over the Easter long weekend and the last time was just recently. On our first stay the restaurant/hotel closed on Good Friday which meant we were unable to purchase food to eat from the restaurant. It also meant that the hotel could...

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WongaiBeachHotel, Manager at Wongai Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review & thank you for your return custom to the Wongai Beach Hotel. I'm glad you found the room to be clean & spacious and the restaurant accomodating. I believe Sophie was on reception that morning; I will pass on your kind words to her, she is...

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 27 November 2015

The Staff and this Hotel is the best I have come across in 20 years staying in remote community accommodation. Super friendly serve with a smile and still totally a professional attitude to their respective jobs, great to see The rooms were also very comfortable with excellent linen nice thick towels that actually dry not always common in these areas....

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WongaiBeachHotel, Manager at Wongai Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review, we really value our guest feedback. We try our best to make all of our guests feel at home & we are so glad that you had a good experience with us. I will pass your kind words onto the staff, I'm sure they will really...

Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Friendly staff, pool, nice rooms and a bar and restaurant - everything you need in one place when travelling, especially on business. If you are taking charter flights, Horn Island is the airport you need, and it's much easier to deal with a single taxi ride than to catch the ferry from Thursday Island each day.

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WongaiBeachHotel, Manager at Wongai Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Greg, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We take pride in our friendly staff & I'm glad they made you feel at home. We hope to see you again soon :) Kylie Bettridge Hotel Manager

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Wongai Beach Hotel as our friends were flying out of Horn Island on a Qantas flight the next day. The rooms are set around a lovely garden and pool. Each room had a verandah and our room looked out to sea. The room was comfortable and supplies for a continental breakfast were left for us in...

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WongaiBeachHotel, Manager at Wongai Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Wendy, Thank you for staying with us & thank you for the review. I'm so sorry that the rooms were out of soap. Yes we do heavily rely on goods by boat but that is no excuse & I'm sorry we were unable to resolve that issue better for you. I will speak to our team about how we...

Bellingen, Australia
Reviewed 20 August 2015

I have just spent a week at the Wongai Beach hotel and I now leave reluctantly! The owners, Rob and Janette, have a staff who made me feel like family rather than a guest! Kylie and Sophie went to endless trouble to organise tours for me, Christine and Alex ran the friendly, intimate bar where I met locals, tourists and...

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WongaiBeachHotel, Manager at Wongai Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Doug, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. You were an absolute pleasure & we are so glad you enjoyed your time here with us. I have passed on your comments on to all of the staff & they send their best wishes. We hope to see you again soon! Kylie Bettridge Hotel...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Wongai Beach Hotel provides four star accommodation on Horn Island, the landing strip of the Torres Straits. With 21 self-contained units, maintained gardens and separate pool area, an onsite restaurant and bar and conference facilities, The Wongai Beach Hotel is truly a home away from home for business and leisure travellers alike. Full of culture, history, and untouched natural beauty, your stay on Horn Island is guaranteed to be a unique experience that you will remember for the rest of your life. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wongai Beach Hotel

Address: 2 Wees St, Horn Island, Queensland 4875, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Horn Island
Price Range: $186 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Wongai Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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“Stay on Thursday Island, much better options a short ferry ride away.”
LocalTravelTips, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“ask for pool side which is most anyway just don't miss out”
rssdoug, 27 Nov 2015 | Read review
“For a quiet room, get one away from the bar”
GregC995, 7 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Every room is surrounded by tropical Gardens.”
849dougw, 19 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Thursday to Sunday music is being played in the bar very late. Avoid room number 119 & 120, as its the closest to the bar - you won't get any sleep.”
papua13, 14 Dec 2012 | Read review
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