We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jardine Motel

Normanby St / Victoria Pde, Thursday Island, Queensland 4875, Australia
Hotel amenities
Book on
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Thursday Island
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Jardine Motel
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

50 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (15)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Beverley, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I checked into the hotel as part of a sightseeing tour of Thursday Island. I was appalled with service due to the staff being mistreated and verbally abused. The receptionist who checked me in was slow and shaky and had just been yelled at for something that happened before their shift. Then I went up to my room which was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New South Wales, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Check in date : 9 September Stayed here for a couple of nights during a work trip. Was disappointed that the check in was slow & disorganized.it took me about 10mins. Wait time.the receptionist didn't know what she was doing.I was given a key to a room that is already occupied! Unbelievable!!! I had to go back to reception to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers are raving about these Thursday Island hotels

Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
88 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was towards the end of a long trip from Cairns, so it was great to find a nice hotel to relax. Room was nice and clean, pool OK and restaurant OK. While we were there, the whole Island experienced a power failure, but the hotel seemed to cope. We were even looking forward to a candle light supper.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed one night as part of Outback Spirit Cape York tour. Food was good and room comfortable. Free Wifi, which only worked intermittently, but hey - we were on holiday so who cares? Hotel well organised. Group arrived early, but we could use the restaurant toilets, and could leave our bags, before leaving on a ferry for Friday Island and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
87 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our rooms which was 26 right on the corner of the hotel with a view out and over the bay which was excellent. It was a good size room, with air conditioning and it was good after working out the secret way of starting it. Was a bit noisy but cool. The fans did not work and they looked like... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
80 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This hotel has been in operation for many years and is clean however the whole place is in need of a renovation. The staff are helpful, friendly and attentive doing whatever they can to make the stay more comfortable. I had breakfast which was the standard fare of scrambled eggs, toast and bacon. Fruit is in abundance here and a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New South Wales, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Upon check in, I was greeted by a smiling receptionist and was surprised that the motel didn’t have my booking. Luckily, I have saved the confirmation email on my I-phone and showed her a copy of the confirmation booking as proof that my booking existed. Since the motel was full , she has managed to get me a room in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
91 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

We stayed there with a tour group. We had read some bad rewiews and were surprised how nice it was. We had a nice room with views to the sea. The breakfast was good and the people very friendly. It is not a place were ine wiuld stay for long time, but I could have easily stayed one day longer.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cairns, Australia
Level Contributor
25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

There's little to choose from in accommodation on Thursday Island. Rooms are very expensive. We stayed for two nights in the 'lodge', backpacker type accommodation, but too expensive for what you get. It was clean, had a bathroom and a bar fridge. Without competition, you have to take what you get. A few days later after visiting the top of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Ordinary by mainland standards but adequate by comparison to alternatives on Thursday Island. Has more charm than their more expensive competitor, which is a nondescript block building. Friendly staff and clean room, though basic. Met my needs.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

9 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (9)
Hotel & grounds (2)
View from room (1)
Bathroom (1)
Room/suite (4)
Pool/beach area (1)
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question