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“Average motel, great service”
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Castle Motor Lodge
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Bowen
Reviewed 15 September 2011

Convenient location on the left-hand side coming into town, close to everything. Big rooms that are clean and have everything that is required for a comfortable overnight stay. Below-average value ($120) but this is probably due to the fact that there are a number of constructions projects currently happening in the region, this pushes prices up. The motel was fully booked, as were all motels in town that night.

Free Wifi that did not work for the first few hours of my stay but later did. Very friendly service at reception.

In short, I would rate this motel to be average and whilst nothing exceptional, it provides the opportunity for a good night's sleep.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 May 2011

We stayed in this lodge in our last trip to Australia. Bowen was not in our plans, but we had a little car accident near the city around 8.00 PM (beware about the road flood in this area), and although the damages, we drove to this lodge to spend the night (because Hertz didn´t rescue us, but it´s another history).
What amazing surprise! The lodge is simple, but very comfortable, clean, organized, free parking, free high speed wireless internet, with all amenities you need to spend a night, and with a good price. It’s a very good place to explore the beautiful region. But the best were the resident owners. They were very, very kind with us. We arrived very stressed with the accident and they gave us all kind of support you can imagine. How we have some difficulties with the language, they made all contacts with Hertz to receive instructions and help with the procedures. In the next morning they called Hertz and Airport, both in Proserpine, making all the arrangements to us, so we could leave the car and take a plane.
In these moments, when you have a problem, away from home, in a different country with a different language, receive this kind of help is unforgettable, and make you believe that special persons exist.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 May 2011

Easy access from the Bruce Highway perfect location set off the main road and oh so quiet. Restaurant food is delicious (and I like fine dining!) and they do deliver to your room. The most friendly staff at reception (who double up as staff in the restaurant/bar).. and 100meg of free wifi. Handy! Double brick walls so no snoring neighbours to be heard!

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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 March 2011

My children and myself evacuated from cyclone Yasi,then got caught up in the following floods,we were recommended the Castle from the Pet motel Bowen and found it to be a wonderful retreat,the staff were all delightful,the food at the in- house restaraunt was delicious and of a very high standard.Our room was clean and quiet.
Ater a very trying 4 weeks it was wonderful to rest and relax by the sparkling pool with my children,I can highly recomend this motel and her staff to anyone.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 August 2010

I have stayed at the castle for both work and play and can say it is definately the only place to stay in beautiful Bowen! I spent three months there working on a large constuction project in the area and was delighted by freindly staff and delicious meals complimented by great service. So when i returned to Bowen on a trip in north Queensland i new there was only one place place for me and my family THE CASTLE!

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 July 2010

On our lengthy road trip with 3 young kids we were lucky enough to have Castle Motor Lodge recommended to us by RACQ's accommodation service. The family room was great value and gave us all the space we needed. Having somewhere clean and comfortable was great after such a long, tiring day. The kids loved the castle theme and thought the suits of armour in the restaurant were fantastic. The food was delicious, there was a great selection on the menu and it was all reasonably priced. On top of all that, the service was great from booking by telephone, collecting our key and being served with such a friendly, welcoming attitude by the restaurant staff. I only wish we could visit Bowen more often to stay there again.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 January 2010

Stayed here overnight with my husband after 3 days sailing around Whitsunday islands en route from Airlie Beach to Townsville. We were pretty tired, very dirty and bushed after our cruise and Castle Motor on the outskirts of Bowen was ideal.

Our double room cost $105 which seemed very good value for a good sized double room with a huge bathroom, a fridge, aircon and a decent fridge. The room had a kettle with tea and coffee supplies and fresh milk.

Reception staff were friendly, helpful and very efficient and we were soon checked in. The best thing for me was the laundry facilities which were clean and free. I had all of our stuff washed and dried (and ironed) in no time. The best thing for my husband was the free wi-fi connection in our room which was very fast.

The motel had a lovely clean, very inviting pool and the prettiest smoking area on the lawn under the pogoda. There was a bar and restaurant on site where we had an evening meal. I had the steak and my husband had the fish basket. Service was faultless, our meal was served in record time and indeed, was one of the tastiest meals that we have sampled in Australia. All in all, an excellent night and we slept like babies!

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled on business
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hellster, Co Owner at Castle Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2010

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this very kind review. As the new owners of The Castle we are committed to enhancing the overall accommodation experience of our guests so it is very gratifing to read your comments and know our efforts are paying off.Russell,Helen,Prue,JJ

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Additional Information about Castle Motor Lodge

Address: 6 Don St, Bowen, Queensland 4805, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Bowen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Bowen
Price Range: £67 - £83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Castle Motor Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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