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Orchid Guest House

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Auburn, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Part of our family 'holiday' from the USA we sought out something different other than the other high end resorts and 5 Star hotels we are staying at on our 3 week trip. We found it in the Orchid Guest House! Orchid Guest House helped us with coordinating our planned car-less arrival, touring to the Billabong Sanctuary, getting to the...

Thank robgriffith5365
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely little place and I would highly recommend staying! The lady owner was very kind and picked me up from the bus stop and also took me back again The room was lovely, comfortable and very clean! It had everything you need! The shower was big and plenty of hot water! The guest house is located just...

Thank Expert123
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Myself and a friend stayed here for two nights, one pre whitsundays tour and one post. Lovely landlady who does courtesy pick ups to and from the ferry and bus station. Basic rooms bus very quiet with very good air con (needed in townsville!). Overall a lovely stay with lots of plug sockets (finally... wooooo!!!).

Thank Amyclive
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed here twice on my drive up to Cairns and then back down again. Both times I found the rooms clean and comfortable. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. Situated within walking distance of shops and restaurants.

Thank Bluesky2325
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...

Thank Palo Q
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...

Thank Patrik C
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...

1Thank Dani E
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.

1Thank Ryan S
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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 8 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...

2Thank colintravels6
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...

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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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: $25 - $90 (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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