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Bluewater Harbour Motel

#1 of 9 Hotels in Bowen
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1 Powell Street, Bowen, Queensland 4805, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bowen, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We would recommend this establishment to everybody from singles to family's. The rooms are large and spacious and well appointed with modern appliances and upmarket furnishings. It is located just a short stroll to the beach and an even shorter stroll to restaurants and pubs. The whole place is clean and well looked after and the staff are very helpful... More 

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Mackay, QLD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great big, new apartments. We traveled with 4 adults and 2 kids and had plenty of room for two portacots. Each room has its own ensuite. Nice big kitchen. The only downside was the dishwasher was dirty and stunk, so we didn't use it. Lovely owner and I would stay there again.

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Mackay, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always well looked after. Clean & spacious rooms and close to town. Kim & staff always make us welcome & go out of their way to help. Kev always stays here when working in or around Bowen and district.

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188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review

Thanks Guys, Most of our clients are returning business clients like yourselves and we really work hard to make our Motel a home away from home for our regulars and we are always surprised and exited when we get so many holiday travellers coming back year in year out. Trip Advisor and reviews are so important that I will keep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are a family of four heading back from a trip up north and were just after a place to crash for the night. What we got was so much more! Kim and his team were so nice and friendly, the room was wonderful and clean and the beds were very comfortable. If we weren't travelling home for work we... More 

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188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review

Hey Guys, What a wonderful review. Work sure interferes with a great lifestyle. What a shame we have to do it but our work is so easy with clients like yourselves. Thanks very much for your support. Kimberley,Kim and Debbie. More 

Townsville, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This motel is beautiful, clean and peaceful. The staff are wonderful - they made sure I was happy and provided a friendly and welcoming environment - even the other guests were friendly and welcoming. The room i stayed in was amazing: clean, spacious and bright. It was located quite near the center of Bowen, for instance, the police station was... More 

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188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review

H Bec, Thank you for your lovely review. We all get together here and discuss the reviews that we receive from our clients. The housekeepers so enjoy the appreciation people show for the excellent work that they do in presenting the motel. Cleanliness and customer relations must be the focal point of all our effort. Many Thanks and Cheers, Kimberley,... More 

Bundaberg, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here on the 2 July 2015 in a two bedroom suite travelling with my elderly parents. The owner/manager Kim could not do enough for us. He made us feel very welcomed. The rooms had everything you could wish for and more. The rooms were huge, bedding very comfortable and the layout well thought out. I would highly recommend... More 

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188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review

Hi Vic N Tony, Its always good to get reviews but it is so much more imperative for us to receive reviews from senior reviewers such as yourself. Thank you for staying with us. We put a lot of thought into possible locations when we built the motel. Nothing is perfect but this site does tick most of the boxes... More 

Temora, Australia
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119 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a friendly welcome we settled in to our large room which had a generously sized bathroom. The queen sized bed was comfortable. The motel is situated within easy walking distance of the town centre. The motel offers a cooked breakfast at a good price which I can't comment on because we didn't take up the offer. Being a motel... More 

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188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review

Hi Peter V, Its great that you enjoyed our motel and we truly do enjoy peoples company. I love the motel life and meeting people such as yourself. Most of our clients are repeat Corporate Travellers but we do have many holiday makers and people transiting to holiday destinations. Thank You for your support, Kimberley, Kim and Debbie. More 

Yeppoon, Australia
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38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed overnight on the way up North and was pleasantly surprised with the the size and layout of the room. Easy check-in and car parking. Seems popular with regulars that know the layout of the place - return clientelle i would assume. Greeted on the way out in the morning by the owner whom wished us a pleasant journey and... More 

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188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review

What a great Review. Hey we are just doing 'What we do'. Its a great job here and all of us enjoy dealing with the clients who visit with us. I do get told so often that it is the little things that we do that make the difference for the travelling clients. Yes being right in town is a... More 

Mackay, Australia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Forget the 5 star hotel chains , if you want 5 star service and a great clean functional motel here it is , from hosts Kim and Debbie "Welcome mate , you look like you have had a hard day , can I shout you a cold drink " to a personal walk to your room , what more could... More 

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188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review

Hi Bruce M, Thanks for commenting on just how beautiful Bowen is. Your comments about driving past Bowen is so true as the highway skirts the town. For anybody to check out our beaches its just a short detour to some of the prettiest spots in Queensland with spectacular clean beaches. Thanks Mate, Kimberley, Kim and Debbie. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

stayed here with a friend last June 2014 for a week, the man who checked us in was great, delivered a real coffee to our room when we arrived which was a welcoming surprise. We experienced great service throughout the week and housekeeping were great.

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188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review

Yes our Real Coffee is a winner with everyone. Thanks for your review, Our device is based on the fact that we really enjoy peoples company so it is easy for us to look after our visitors. Many Thanks and Cheers, Kimberley, Kim and debbie. More 

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