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“not value for money and tired”
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Beachcomber Motel
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Cardwell
Certificate of Excellence
Country Victoria, Australia
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283 reviews
138 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
“not value for money and tired”
Reviewed 25 September 2009

The property comprises, motel, cabins (Called Villas) and Caravan Park. We had a long car journey, and coming on dark we would not have chosen this property under other circumstances. Our accommodation was in a villa which suggests to us at least something more grand than a cabin style. Basically a larger demountable style cabin, with an attached front wooden porch, and inside living area were higher than average ceilings. Inside fittings comprised two dusty ceiling fans, small oven unit with two rusty hot plates, battered bar fridge, microwave oven, a tv which was smaller than the microwave. Bedding comprised a double and 3 stacked bunk beds. One redeeming feature was the linen, crisp laundered sheets and two fluffy towels. There was a battered awning over the kitchen window. At AUD $95 per night we had found much better value and condition for the money in our travels. After booking in my partner commented that the receptionist was grumpy, probably ready to go home.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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grahamhennessy, Owner at Beachcomber Motel, responded to this review, 16 December 2010
In response to the review we would like to reply to some of the issues raised by the writer.
Firstly, we purchased the property a bit over two years ago and realised that it would require a an upgrade as the property had little capital expenditure spent on it over the previous few years .To date we have installed new sliding doors,split air conditioners and flat screen televisions in all the motel rooms.Refurbished the pool area with new surrounds,turf and pool furniture.We have also planted numerous palms and other vegetation through the camping area and installed new powerheads.
More recently we have just completed a total refurbishment of the old Fishermans Cottages, with new bathrooms,new kitchens,polished floors,modern furnishings,split air conditioners and flat screen televisions.New verandahs have been built to take in the magnificent ocean and island views.These cottages have been renamed as Oceanview Cottages and have proved very popular since the upgrade.
.We have also commenced an upgrade of the studio cabins with new paintwork,lighting and soon to be installed new kitchens.
Further upgrades are planned for the other cabins in the near future and a new play ground will be installed near the pool area in the next few weeks.
Our restaurant has also received a much needed upgrade with the installation of a walk in cool room and freezer,new seating and just last week new outdoor furniture.
We accept that the review was basically accurate but hope that should the writer return some time in the future, the improvements to the Cardwell Beachcomber Motel and Tourist Park wil be appreciated
P.S The name Villa was inherited by us and we have now renamed the Villas as Cabins.
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Reviewed 27 January 2009

If you are looking for a quiet motel right on the beach this may be for you.I intended to stay one night and stayed four! There is a camping site attached but does not detract. The motel is two storey only 50 metres from the beach across a service road with balconies on the upper floor and patio on the ground floor. The rooms are no more than average. The pool is large and attractive. There is cover for the car. The restaurant and bar is pleasent with great sea views. The food is exceptional and dinner bed and cooked breakfast came out at less thanA$140 per day.

  • Liked — sea views from the room and great food. All the locals come for happy hour and sit outside the restaurant
  • Disliked — wireless internet available but not in room
  • Stayed January 2009
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Property: Beachcomber Motel
Address: 43a Marine Pde, Cardwell, Queensland 4849, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cardwell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Cardwell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Beachcomber Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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