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Reviewed 22 September 2019

Located on Townsville's picturesque Strand, the Strand Motel offers a range of motel rooms and units, some with views of the beach and promenade.

With the CBD (approx 1.5 km), ferry & Greyhound coach terminal (approx. 1.2 km), and Castle Hill (approx. 4 km) within reasonable walking distance, and a supermarket and plenty of eateries around the corner, the Strand Motel's location is hard to beat —especially at its price point.

The Strand Motel offers a well-maintained outdoor swimming pool, free WiFi, self-service laundry facilities, luggage storage and some car parking spaces.

I stayed for two separate nights within a week in September 2019, both times in a queen room on the first floor. While the rooms looked equally dated, they were both clean and well equipped.

Room 12 had the nicer balcony and a kitchen sink, but faced the rather big and somewhat rowdy pub located on the other side of the currently vacant block of land between the two establishments.

Room 17 had better views of the Strand, but its balcony was separated from the next room's by some metal bars only. This meant there was not much privacy, with snippets of conversation, TV noise and smoke (smoking is not allowed in the rooms but on the balconies) wafting in from next door. This room also only had one small sink in the bathroom.

Each room type had a flat-screen TV, shower, ceiling fan, air con, fridge, microwave, toaster, and electric kettle. Little touches like the provision of tissue boxes and a chopping board make all the difference.

Staff were friendly, helpful and accommodating, allowing me to check out later and assisting with luggage storage.

I'd recommend the Strand Motel to anyone on a budget seeking a welcoming yet central and convenient place to stay in Townsville.

Date of stay: September 2019
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Reviewed 28 August 2019

Fantastic location, older style accommodation but clean and comfortable, great having a kitchenette for tea and toast, Easy walk to cafes and shops, The Strand which is a wonderful walking path around the waterfront directly opposite, very pleasant stay.

Date of stay: August 2019
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Thank vlp50
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Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

The great location is the reason why I chose this place.
It is an older place but it was clean. It had all the amenities I needed , except for an iron.
The staff were excellent. I had my suitcase carried up and down the stairs.
There is a cafe downstairs for breakfast and you get a complimentary coffee.
As I am a teetotaller, I had my morning cup on my balcony, overlooking the ocean.
Located right on the strand, with all the restaurants, the Strand Walk and a taxi rank at the corner.
You also have easy access to the shopping mall and GPO behind the motel.
Free wifi access.

Date of stay: August 2019
Trip type: Travelled solo
Thank Dagboek
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Reviewed 31 July 2019

Older premises so has the memories of many etched into its bones.
Fantastic location on the Strand across the road from the water or out the back across the road from Coles.
The restaurant at the front offering great views, fabulous food and coffee.
Rooms are small but well furnished with a balcony. The bathroom has bench space and a shower with great water pressure.
Beds very comfortable and A/C if required.
Has an older pool but crystal clear water. Plenty of off-street parking for those with trailers or vans.
Well priced.

Date of stay: July 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank ParaPete
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Reviewed 23 June 2019 via mobile

This is a 1960style hotel, no frills.
Everything you need and nothing you don't want.
Great cafe below cheap breakfast and great code and chai.
Awesome view as we had front room.
Nice people running it too.

Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank shadeymac
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