Bluewater Harbour Motel
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Bluewater Harbour Motel

1 Powell St, Bowen, Queensland 4805 Australia
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4.5
#1 of 10 motels in Bowen
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Built by Kim and Debbie in 2008 we offer the best in Country Hospitality. Located close to Bowen's Town Centre and Front Beach our Corporate Style Motel is perfect for Business and Family Holidays. Let the Kids Cool Down at the close by Free Front Beach Water-Park that has Electric BBQues, Picnic Area, Play Ground and fantastic Skate Park for the older Kids. The Bluewater Motel has Extra Large One and Two Bedroom Motel units and we also have Two Bedroom Villas available. Wonderful Steak and Seafood in our Dining Room and Bar. Open Monday to Thursday for meals or Room Service. We are Central to all of Bowens Pubs and the Free Water Park at front Beach. Stroll to the North Coast Cruising Yacht Club for the wonderful view and Food Freaks Restaurant. All units are Ground Floor with Undercover Car Parking. Let the kids enjoy our 12 Meter Salt Water pool and cook up a family feast on one of our two covered BBQue areas. Our Motel Manager, Kimberley Rigley has a great team who will ensure that you will enjoy your stay.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English

Location

1 Powell St, Bowen, Queensland 4805 Australia
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 52 out of 100
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Whitsunday Coast Airport
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Geoff H wrote a review Nov 2020
Mackay, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Second time we have stayed here , the staff at check in were so friendly & helpful. We asked to use the BBQ area at short notice for our family who were also staying here & not a problem, staff quickly went & cleaned up area around pool area , got BBQ organised & offered supplies if required. Rooms are clean , spacious & close to town. Will be staying here again
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Rattyos wrote a review Jan 2021
Cairns, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here as a family in a single room with a queen and two singles. The room was clean and spacious. Kim was very, very friendly on check in and gave good local advice regarding food options. Nice and quiet motel and we all slept well. Note that their onsite restaurant is not open currently due to Covid. We booked over the phone, as we had a question we needed to ask prior to booking. I note that they charged us $10 more than the price we had seen online, but we were ok with this minor difference.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Llewellyn D wrote a review Jun 2022
Sydney, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This relatively small motel is well appointed with a lot of thought going into the furnishings and even the number and positioning of power points. Beds are large and comfortable and the television in our room was huge. Perhaps their main assets are the owners Kim and Debbie and their wonderful staff who make you feel more like a member of the family than a guest in their motel.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Lisa N wrote a review Nov 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I received a phone call from the property at 4:34pm and missed the call as I was watching my child compete at a carnival. I answered the second call less than 5 minutes later to be told that my accommodation was being cancelled because of an issue with my card. I assured the man that I would fix this up and we were more than keen to stay at the property. He rambled on about people not turning up to the accommodation and this was his income. I assured him that I would be arriving at the accommodation very soon and we would not do that and that I would make sure the card was sorted... I was hung up on! I phoned him back once the card was sorted (3min later). He continued to ramble on about online trolling and this was his business and income and so many people don't turn up. I assured him that we were keen to stay there and this would not happen. He told me that we would not be friends (honestly who says that to a customer?) He hung up on me for the second time!! My husband and I arrived at the motel and he told us that he wasn't up for an argument and we were welcome to stay elsewhere, he hadn't charged the card and it's 24 hour check in so I don't know why he was so rude and why it was such a big problem? If you are looking for good customer service I would advise to go elsewhere! I have never come across anyone so rude before!
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Date of stay: November 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Wanda O wrote a review May 2022
Sydney, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A wonderful clean and well kept motel. Our room had a little garden out the back that we could sit outside for a cuppa. The room was very well self contained and fairly large for 3 adults. The staff were very helpful. There was also under covered parking outside your door which was appreciated as it was raining.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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DENIELLE C wrote a review Jan 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Simon at Bluewater Harbour went above and beyond from the minute we arrived to help make our stay enjoyable. Nothing was too much trouble and his personal touches were very thoughtful. Our 3 children (aged between 9-16) all thought he was the greatest man ever.
The room was squeaky clean and comfortable. We would highly recommend this lovey motel to any traveling family.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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EdM389 wrote a review Jul 2021
Gympie, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We’ve stayed in a few motels but this is one of the best. Very clean, quiet and well appointed, our stay was very pleasant. Wifi is the norm these days, and here it was fine, as were the streaming channels available on the smart TV. A very comfortable stay.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Kim W wrote a review Jul 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Best motel to stay at in Bowen. Kim and staff can help you out with all your needs that you ask of them. Very friendly and excellent service. We would recommend family and friends to stay here at this motel. Thank you for having us stay with you.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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June C wrote a review May 2022
Brisbane, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The location of this motel was very good. the room was big and spacious and very clean and had cooking facilities. it had a great bbq area by the swimming pool and a good laundry. its just a shame that when we were there there was a couple of families travelling together and they all sat at the pool drinking and let their children run wild and they were slamming doors etc. you had to have a card to get into the room so they were knocking and yelling untill 11am. apart from that it was a lovely place to stay and we would stay againi
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Date of stay: May 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: dont choose the first unit opposite the office very noisy.
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Brien J wrote a review May 2020
Gladstone, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We travelled north for business. After a long day it was great to come home to a nice quiet, clean room. The managers were exceptionally friendly and went to extra mile to make us feel welcome. Not a lot of guests because of the virus stuff. Nice sized TV, comfy bed. I'll add the Bluewater Harbour to the list of places I like to stay.
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Date of stay: May 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Ask the managers, they are happy to help.
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June C wrote a tip May 2022
Brisbane, Australia125 contributions79 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"dont choose the first unit opposite the office very noisy."
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Brien J wrote a tip May 2020
Gladstone, Australia116 contributions16 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask the managers, they are happy to help."
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Ray J wrote a tip Aug 2018
Melbourne, Australia235 contributions124 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are the same"
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DiandKevGoldCoast wrote a tip Sept 2017
Gold Coast, Australia110 contributions81 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had a room in the second row."
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415Tony279 wrote a tip Jul 2017
Melbourne, Australia18 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Request a room away from the restaurant and driveway."
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PRICE RANGE
£76 - £88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandBowen
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bluewater Harbour Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Bluewater Harbour Motel?
Nearby attractions include Bowen Water Park Playground (0.4 miles), Corals City 2 Country (0.4 miles), and Bowen Historical Society and Museum (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bluewater Harbour Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Bluewater Harbour Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Bluewater Harbour Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Bluewater Harbour Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bluewater Harbour Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Grand View Hotel, Jochheims Pies, and Birds Fish Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bluewater Harbour Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bluewater Harbour Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Is Bluewater Harbour Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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