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The Strand Motel
Ranked #33 of 41 Hotels in Townsville
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

We were just looking for relatively cheap overnight lodging and ended up at The Strand on The Strand.
This is an old, old fashioned-style establishment and we felt a bit challenged.
The proprietor, John, was very nice and helped my husband with bags.
The room was clean and the bed linen crisp & white. A small room with a teeny, tiny kitchenette with everything you need to make yourself comfortable. There were extra pillows & blankets (always a plus), air con, fan, TV. The bathroom was clean & tidy - perhaps a little attention to some of the tiles in the shower (but minor really).
The balcony had a view of the ocean but you are very,very close to your neighbours. Fortunately, ours were relatively quiet.
You can walk to The Strand hotel or other small eateries and the location is pleasant.
We did have an excellent night’s sleep and the bonus is the little cafe at the motel that opens at 6:00 am.
Their pool is sparkling clean with a pleasant small lawned area.
If you want location on a budget you probably can’t go past here. Just be aware - stairs, no elevators.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Lyn R
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

It's an old building but has been updated internally and is very clean and comfortable. We got two double rooms with adjoining balcony for $95 per room. The rooms have ensuites, kitchenette (inc. plates, cutlery, glasses, mugs, tea, coffee, sugar, kettle, toaster, microwave, kitchen sink and bench). The bed was very comfortable. The cafe at the front is great value for hearty breakfasts. Great location on the strand. Everything you need.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

This is an older establishment that management has maximised to its best potential. Spotlessly clean in the rooms and hallways, modern refit of the bathroom with huge shower, fantastic water pressure, an amazingly comfortable bed, small kitchenette with balcony for coffee/beer/wine, centrally located, a cranking attached coffee shop on the front deck with great coffee, cakes and meals. huge parking area at the side and rear and a pool thats tired but crystal clear water and tasteful minimalistic landscaping with deck chairs. Host was friendly and helpful all for the bargain price of $95/night...we'll defiantly be staying here on the next visit!

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank ParaPete
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

We stayed 2 nights at the Strand. It was an older type motel, in a very good location. The room was clean and we had a small verandah to sit on and look at the water across the street. Lovely. The host was very helpful and honest about what we could expect. He did warn us about noise from the Seaview Hotel, which was close to us, so we weren't too surprised to hear lots of laughter and music from mid afternoon on Friday and Saturday 'til closing. There are plenty of good places to eat along the Strand.

Room Tip: Upstairs on the left hand side facing the water at the front was good.
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Spotlessly clean, freshly painted, comfortable, amazingly cheap and with a helpful and friendly host. Nothing too much trouble for him. This old motel on Townsville's Strand was a great place to stay.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Lindsay C
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Additional Information about The Strand Motel

Address: 51 The Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Townsville
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #33 of 41 Hotels in Townsville
Price Range: $88 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Strand Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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