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Orchid Guest House

34 Hale Street, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Ranked #3 of 15 Townsville B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014
WealthLow Oelde, Germany
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oelde, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

It doesn't feel like a hostel, more like a little family. It is run by a lovely couple and they picked us up from the greyhound station and dropped us off the next morning (yes, unfortunately we were only able to stay for one night). We had a 5 bed dorm, the room was nice, comfortable beds, had a well-functioning... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Our family of 4 from NZ stayed at Orchid Guest House during our trip to Australia in April. We stay in the Flattet which was fully self contained and separate from the rest of Guest House and had everything you could need for the family. Very clean, spacious, friendly, great location and exactly what we needed for our stay. Would... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I stayed two months in "Fran's" and loved it. It has rather guest house then backpackers feeling, the dorms are spotless, cute, cozy and beds are made weekly. The bathrooms are super clean, the kitchen is a bit small and could be cleaner. Fran, the owner, is like your own grandma should be and always eager to help. Great wildlife... More

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Fran A, Owner at Orchid Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Orchid Guest House.It is great to get your feed back. Yes, I agree the kitchen is sometimes not spotless. It is checked twice a day, but it is up to guests to leave it clean. As I leave it open all night for guest convenience,it is sometimes messy in the morning.I will... More

Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

While having dinner outside in the hostel garden, we heard some noise in the nearby vegetation. The next moment, a possum was sitting next to us, watching us eat our delicious macaroni. This guesthouse / hostel has several pro's and con's: Pro's: - Clean (kitchen not that clean, but our double room was spotless clean) - Friendly hostess - Quite... More

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Cairns, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Quite, very comfortable clean rooms, kitchen has got what you need. Guest house owner went out of her way to make our stay pleasurable. Its is great value for money. And a lovely walk to the beach, shops and restaurants. We will be booking in here on our return trip to Townsville.

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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

We have stayed here on our trip from Sydney to Port Douglas. The main purpose of our visit was going to Magnetic Island. Rooms were clean, but aircondition quite noisy, even when it was off. Owner is a very friendly and welcoming lady. I have to agree with one of the previous reviews about the workers. When we arrived there... More

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Fran A, Owner at Orchid Guest House, responded to this review

Thank You for your time to review Orchid Guest House.I'm sorry you were kept awake by a noisey machine.Something bothered me that night too and I went to investigate ,but don't think it was your air-con. I have since been listening for that noise.At this quiet time of year I sometimes have some workers stay for a few weeks in... More

Hamburg, Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

the best Hostel Townsville has to offer for sure, because i´ve been there 2 times now (really dont know why...). its located on a hill, city in walking distance, and its rooms are colourful and clean. the owners are adorable and you feel welcome. the beach is on the other side of the hill, i went there by taxi. If... More

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tara australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

Orchid Guest House met all of our expectations and with a helpful owner.The location was very central and convenient. The rooms were comfortable and spotless with a well equiped kitchen and full size stove.This accomodation represents very good value for money.Excellant, will stay there next time.

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Townsville, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

I had the great fortune of staying at the Orchid Guest House twice, once for a week in a single room the other for three days single room en-suite. The rooms were very clean large and very well sealed off for mosquitos etc when the tropical wet season is prevalent. The gardens are a tropical paradise a place of peace... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

I liked this Guesthouse a lot. It was such a nice break from all the dumpy party-backpacker hostels I'd been staying at while making the Sydney to Cairns trek. It was a great price for a very clean room with 4 beds. She even picked us up down at the Ferry building for free and dropped us off again when... More

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Address: 34 Hale Street, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Townsville
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Ranked #3 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Townsville
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