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The Strand Motel

51 The Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810 Australia
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#30 of 42 hotels in Townsville

Finding an ideal budget friendly motel in Townsville does not have to be difficult. Welcome to The Strand Motel, a nice option for travellers like you.

The rooms offer air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

The Strand Motel features baggage storage and a coffee shop. In addition, as a valued The Strand Motel guest, you can enjoy a pool and barbeque facilities that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Townsville, The Strand Motel is located a short distance from St James Cathedral (0.3 mi) and Townsville Central City Mission (0.4 mi).

While in Townsville be sure to experience local fish and chips favourites at Watermark Restaurant & Bar, Longboard bar and grill, or Fish Inn Rockpool.

If you are interested in exploring Townsville, check out a park, such as Rossiter Park.

The Strand Motel puts the best of Townsville at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Outdoor pool
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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rinibali wrote a review May 2021
9 contributions1 helpful vote
The Strand Motel is an older style motel located on The Strand Townsville.From the outside its not flash but my room was renovated very clean upper level with balcony. There was tv toaster fridge microwave plates cutlery etc ...lovely queensize bed very clean linen and towels that were changed daily along with tea coffee sugar if needed. Lots of places to eat on the Strand..beautiful walking along the Strand next to the beach overlooking Magnetic Island. Free parking along the Strand and you can park your car for free behind the Motel. There is a Cafe overlooking the beach at the Motel nice snacks meals.The manager Alex is from Colorado and a really friendly guy. The staff who clean the rooms and work in the Cafe were lovely. For price and location it was perfect. Thanks Alex my 6 night stay was great. Hope to return next year
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: If your driving to townsville bring cereal snacks and I took frozen meal size meals to put one in...
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MirandaJ wrote a review Oct 2020
14 contributions
The Strand Motel has lovely clean and tidy rooms and great location in walking distance to all the Strand has to offer - easy booking and departing. Large fridge, hot showers and roomy clean amenities we would definitely stay again when travelling on a budget, also close to supermarkets and bottle shops.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: Great location close to the Strand and restaurants etc
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Morffydd wrote a review Aug 2020
35 contributions26 helpful votes
My husband and I have just had the pleasure of staying at this well priced motel. We luckily scored the front room, #17. The room was very clean and contained everything we needed. It is well located on The Strand within walking distance of Queen’s Park Botanic Gardens and many restaurants and eateries. There is a cafe below which serves a great breakfast and good coffee. I would definitely recommend this accommodation, and will certainly stay again when next in Townsville.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
ParaPete wrote a review Aug 2020
Roma, Australia271 contributions49 helpful votes
Don’t let the old Dated building deceive you, The rooms are tasteful renovated and very clean. We’ve stayed here for the last 5 years for the reasons listed below. This isn’t a 5 star motel but it has 5 star cleanliness, the rates are very responsible with plenty of parking for large vehicles, you have a shopping mall a block over and your on the Strand. You can park the car and not need it for the duration of your stay. You are a 15 minute stroll from the ferry and water park at one end or the sea pool at the other. Within that 15 minutes you have pubs, restaurants and eateries. The taxi rank is literally a stones throw from the motel and public transport across the road. Singles, couples, families on a budget this is the place to stay. And you have the cafe for breakfast at your front door...bonus!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: Upstairs if you like afternoon sun stay on the north western side if not south easterly is for you.
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Pines99 wrote a review Aug 2020
Brisbane, Australia107 contributions31 helpful votes
This motel is in a great location, its an older style motel that is clean and comfortable.The building is old and could do with an upgrade, the room was a little on the small size, however it was clean and serviced every day. The bathroom was clean but dated, however the little kitchenette that was in the room was good with a toaster and microwave, Alec at reception was extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The cafe in front of the motel is very good and you can have breakfast and lunch there overlooking the water. This is a good budget place to stay, and is close to restaurants and hotels.
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Date of stay: July 2020
US$60 - US$80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Strand Motel
Which popular attractions are close to The Strand Motel?
Nearby attractions include The Strand (0.08 km), The Drill Hall Studio (0.2 km), and CoffeeWorks (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Strand Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Strand Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Strand Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Strand Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Strand Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Juliette's, GYO Japanese Tapas Bar Restaurant, and Balabite.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Strand Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Strand Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kissing Point Fort (1.5 km) and National Trust Heritage Centre (2.6 km).