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Cardwell Beachfront Motel
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Cardwell
Certificate of Excellence
Canberra, Australia
1 review
“A great experience”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

An excellent choice for a long or short stay in Cardwell. Listen to the waves at night (the water is that close), stroll along the foreshore and down to the visitors centre and shops, or jump on the boat to Hinchinbrook just metres from your room. Janet and Steve are as good as it gets, friendly, helpful, flexible and generous. We'll be going back for sure.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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CardwellBeachMotel, Owner at Cardwell Beachfront Motel, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to immerse yourselves into the laidback Cardwell lifestyle! Look forward to your return visit..... J&S
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

I don't know where to start with my praise and compliments for Steve and Janet at the Cardwell Beachfront Motel.

Steve and Janet do all they can to make your stay exactly as you want it but not in a pushy way, just so very friendly and helpful. We very quickly felt at home and loved every moment of our 4 night stay.

We were in the beautifully refurbished Room 6 with a balcony looking out towards Hinchinbrook Island, the foreshore and pool. A lot of love and effort has gone into that room and it really is superb. Great bathroom, fabulous new kitchen area and very spacious.

I would like to publicly thank Steve and Janet for their genuine interest in their guests, we felt like friends staying in their home...and we didn't want to leave!

Just a quick word about Cardwell itself, what a delightful little town with the friendliest people we met on our travels. Thank you Cardwell x

We actually stayed in May but I can't put that as Trip Advisor is now on June!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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CardwellBeachMotel, Owner at Cardwell Beachfront Motel, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Guests like you guys make our busy days all worthwhile! Pleased that you enjoyed your 4 days in the 'honeymoon suite' - it really is something special :) Look forward to seeing you back. J&S
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

We are locals from cairns and visited the motel the night before hiking Hinchinbrook, what a beautiful spot! right on the beach, all the rooms were so clean and Janet and Steve (who run the motel) were so friendly and helpful. They drove us to catch the boat for Hinchinbrook in the morning, suggested good cafes to visit and ensured we all had a great stay, especially my mum who was celebrating her 60th birthday…then they greeted us with a cold drink and offered to carry our bags after our walk when we got back from our 4 day hike!! very much appreciated, do yourself a favour and go and stay there we'll definitely be back :)

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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CardwellBeachMotel, Owner at Cardwell Beachfront Motel, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
After hiking for 4 days, you deserved a break! Glad that your Mum enjoyed celebrating her 60th birthday in this special manner, and welcome you guys back for a relaxing break one day soon. J&S
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Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

Very nice little Motel right next to the beach and jetty.
The owners are extremly kind and friendly. They'll tell you the best places for dinner, breakfast or drinks if you talk to them.
The rooms are well equiped. The only thing that's missing are cooking facilities such as a microwave or cooking plates.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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CardwellBeachMotel, Owner at Cardwell Beachfront Motel, responded to this review, 24 May 2014
It was great to see you and your Dad decide to stay on for an extra night Max - there is such a surprising range of things to see and do for nature lovers in this region! In hindsight, we could have recommended an upgrade of the Motel room that you booked on the internet, to a Self-contained apartment. While they cost more, the rooms are much larger, have 2 beds AND cooking facilities (including a microwave). Hope to see you both again one day.... J&S
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Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

Recent overnight stay from Brisbane to visit some Cardwell friends. Steve and Janet's professionalism and genuineness was a wonderful surprise on this stay. On arrival they were extremely helpful and engaging. For what we paid the room it was very comfortable and they had thought of most of the things that are often forgotten. They offered the use of bicycles to ride the waterfront bike path and large umbrellas during the inclement weather. It's so obvious they care about the quality of their guest's stay. Well done, we'll return.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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CardwellBeachMotel, Owner at Cardwell Beachfront Motel, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
We're pleased that you were able to enjoy your overnight stay in Cardwell, despite the tropical downpours! J&S
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Cairns, Australia
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

My husband and I decided to have a night away for the long weekend. We have a six month old and didn't want to go too far. The beachfront motel was so perfect for us. We have fish and chips with the hosts and went for lovely walks along the beach. Only two days away but feeling very relaxed. Thanks Steve and Janet!

  • Stayed April 2014
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CardwellBeachMotel, Owner at Cardwell Beachfront Motel, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
So glad that you enjoyed a relaxing stay in Cardwell - we certainly enjoyed your company, and meeting baby Olive. The boardwalk and beach are great for babies - it won't be long until she will be demanding to spend time at the nearby playground.....
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

My family & I stayed at the beachfront motel for 5 nights over Easter. The owners Steve & Janet were so friendly & helpful, they went above and beyond to make us all feel very welcomed. We had room number 3 which was spacious, clean & very comfortable. Location is absolute beachfront with only a short walk to parks, jetty & shops. The garden area is a very relaxing place to spend the afternoon while the kids cool down in the ocean view pool. Would defiantly stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2014
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CardwellBeachMotel, Owner at Cardwell Beachfront Motel, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
Easter was a busy weekend for us, but we particularly love having kids to share the magic - I hope that Ella enjoyed looking for the Easter eggs in the garden!
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Property: Cardwell Beachfront Motel
Address: 1 Scott St, Cardwell, Queensland 4849, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cardwell
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Cardwell
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Hotel Class:3 star — Cardwell Beachfront Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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