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“An unpretentious hotel nicely run by lovely people and away from the din of the Strand.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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City Oasis Inn
Ranked #8 of 42 Hotels in Townsville
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“An unpretentious hotel nicely run by lovely people and away from the din of the Strand.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

This is an old style 1960s place, upgraded for the present and well run. I felt at ease here and that I got good value for money. Loved the pool and spa and doing yoga on the lawn. Interesting to see the original 1960s layers and the simple improvements made in response to the twenty first century. It's close to everything and at the same time out if the way.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Philip G
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Brendan C, Owner at City Oasis Inn, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Cheers Philip G

Now that you mentioned it, here is a small snippet of history on City Oasis.

You are correct - sort of .....
Work on the original building commenced in the year 1959 completed in 1960 trading as - the Rex Hotel. Two more buildings were added in 1963/64 and the property was renamed " The Rex City Motel". In 1993/ 94 we closed down the property for 3 months and completely renovated the interior and updated to a 90's standard. In 1998/99 work commenced on a fourth building including 20 executive units and a restaurant. The total property at this time underwent a makeover inside and out including new pool/spa and gardens and was rebranded "City Oasis".
Then in 2010/11 we started all over again closed down the original 3 buildings for 4 months and underwent another makeover that would make the TV show House Rules look like a walk in the park!
And here we are today thanking you for your observations and great review!
Time flies when you're having fun!!
Regards
Brendan
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

My friend and I stayed here for the V8 weekend. the room was clean but very small. The shower was amazing. We came form SA and water saving area but these showers have amazing pressure. The staff was very helpful. They spent 20min with us showing us the places to go and marked them on a map for us. The motel is walking distance from The Stand, Palmer street and the V8 track. They have free wireless internet.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank amanda w
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Brendan C, Owner at City Oasis Inn, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Thank you Amanda for your review

It's great to hear you had a fun weekend in Townsville to watch the V8'S.

You stayed in one of our VALUE standard rooms. We have lots of different room types: some bigger, some apartment style with cooking facilities even a miners' cottage with its own fenced yard.

As we advise all guests, just let us know the room size and price point YOU would like and we will do our very best to give you what you ask for.

I hope you mark Townsville down for a return visit when the V8's are in own next year.

Thanks again for your review
Brendan
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Granby, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

City Oasis is what I would call an "excellent value hotel". Although the standard double-plus-single bed rooms are on the small side, they are clean, tidy, nicely furnished and provide free wifi. The pool and jacuzi "oasis" -- a gorgeously landscaped interior, lushly planted with a pool, waterfall, jacuzi, winding paths and overarching palms -- is a wonderful treat. The owner and his staff are wonderfully friendly and accommodating -- I truly felt like a returning favorite guest, although it was my first time. Although the hotel is not on the beach like some other hotels, it is a very short walk.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank many4trips
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Brendan C, Owner at City Oasis Inn, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Hello Granby, Massachusetts

Thanks for taking the time to comment on City Oasis

Its great everyone at City Oasis made you feel like a returning favourite guest - that's because you were!

Thanks for choosing us as your accommodation destination while working and holidaying in Townsville.

We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Regards
Brendan
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Atherton, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

This is the second time we have stayed with City Oais. Clean and comfortable. Friendly and helpful. Affordable and convenient. We have found our Townsville accommodation. We no longer have to risk it with anywhere else.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Karen A
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Brendan C, Reception at City Oasis Inn, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Dear Karen A

We are thrilled that you like it so much here! We do our best to cater to our guests' needs and help whenever we can. We'll see you next time you come to Townsville.

Kind Regards

Justin
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Canberra, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

The staff were great and the rooms were clean and tidy. Located conveniently in town and walking distance to Strand and Casino. Food at restaurant was great and as such I went back a second time. I felt very comfortable and well looked after. The free wireless internet was great. I was very pleased with this find. I cannot compliment the staff enough for their caring attitudes.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gary M
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Brendan C, Reception at City Oasis Inn, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Hey Gary M

Thanks for your review! We are really happy that you enjoyed the great food at the Sidewalk Cafe. Travis the chef will be delighted to hear you loved his cooking. We offer free wifi to all our guests, so we can be as helpful as possible to everyone who needs extra resources when travelling.

Talk soon!

Justin
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

This motel in the centre of town was quite a surprise. A lovely modern and very clean room and the pool was certainly a tropical oasis. The price was very good and everyone was so welcoming and friendly.
A special feature was the lovely little restaurant next door for breakfast and dinner at very reasonable prices.
Definitely will stay again when in Townsville.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank icehouse45
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Brendan C, Front Office Manager at City Oasis Inn, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
Hi icehouse45

Thank you for taking the time to post a review.

Yes we certainly are a ‘tropical oasis in the city’. Our restaurant aims to provide excellent value for money. We would love to have you stay with us again at City Oasis Inn.

Kind regards

Andy
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

Can't praise this place enough, from the chap who assisted me with the flights and bed, all I can say is wonderful, and will definately stay again - mad if you don't. The pool is fantastic, great location and easy to get to. Wonderful

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mark N
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Brendan C, Owner at City Oasis Inn, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Hi Mark N,

Thanks for your generous review.

It was great to have you stay with us over such a busy weekend. I hope you have a good year with your team except when they play the Cowboys.

I’m glad everything was wonderful for you at City Oasis Inn.

Kind Regards
Brendan
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Property: City Oasis Inn
Address: 143 Wills St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Townsville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Townsville
#4 Family Hotel in Townsville
#5 Luxury Hotel in Townsville
#6 Romantic Hotel in Townsville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — City Oasis Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
City Oasis Inn is a four-star resort style property, superbly located in the city centre of Townsville, North Queensland. City Oasis Inn offers a wide range of accommodation styles. Suiting the corporate traveler due to the close proximity of government/corporate companies, and holiday guests as they are only a short walk to local attractions. The saltwater, lagoon style pool incorporates a heated spa and an open spa, as well as waterfall and children's wading area. This is surrounded by lush tropical landscaped gardens. The licensed Sidewalk Cafe and Bar offers a relaxed atmosphere with indoor and alfresco dining. Guests can also enjoy the convenience of room service. ... more   less 
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