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Bluewater Harbour Motel

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   1 Powell Street, Bowen, Queensland 4805, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 8 hotels in Bowen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
robelle d gold coast. QLD
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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gold coast. QLD
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A fabulous find thanks to Trip Advisor! Fantastic size room and really clean. We had a very comfortable nights sleep in a quiet area. The bathroom was also spacious and clean. The after dinner mints on the bed were a pleasant surprise! We will definitely stay again when in town.

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

Hi Robelle D, When I am travelling I always use Trip Advisor. It is a great service and it will get better as more of us get into using it. I like its simplicity. I really like to confirm to Restaurants and Motels when we have had outstanding service from the staff and good value for money. The Dinner Mints... More

Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for business for one night. Room is large very modern and clean, nice courtyard. Great location, can walk to Harbour and town. Staff are very friendly and two complimentary beers on arrival was a very nice touch. There was also after dinner mints on the bed. Very comfortable stay and will return.

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

Whoa what a nice review. Our location is ideal being so close to the harbour and the town centre. We do work hard at providing great service to the business travellers . Bowen is such a pretty place with so much in this Front Beach and Town centre area but we also have nine other beautiful beaches none of them... More

Emerald, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks for the great hospitality and great brekkie , would recommend to any business or family traveller. Nice and quiet location, well priced for a fair deal. Staff very to deal with both on the phone and face to face. Nice touch of the mint chocolate on the pillow to cleanse the Palette before bed

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

Thanks Happy Golfer, Yes the Chocolates are DEADLY HEY. I really work hard at providing an exceptional breakfast. I cook everything fresh. Don't you hate getting served food that was cooked a hour or so earlier. Breakfast is my job as I believe that the morning is the bet part of the day. It also gives to me time that... More

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extremely comfortable motel with well appointed generously sized rooms. Excellent value for money. I have travelled frequently for many years and this is the most outstanding motel I have stayed in. The weather at this time of the year in northern Queensland is mostly excellent and this weekend was exceptionally so. Beautiful blue sky's with warm days and pleasant nights.... More

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

Hi Neil , Didn't we have a great weekend. Bowen had never hosted a round of the Super-Boat racing so what a success for the first one. The whole town got together to help the event and all of the feedback has been terrific. Its not confirmed yet but we are hoping that the super-Boat racing will come here every... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful oasis in the heart of Bowen. Beautiful gardens and pool, spacious and comfortable rooms and the friendliest staff that make your stay an experience rather than a place to lay your head. Do yourself a favour and have breakfast in the dinning room. Kim, the manager, will serve and entertain you in own inimitable style. No one... More

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

Bruce and Marg, What simply lovely comments that you have made about our motel and our crew. It is really heart warming to have so many of our guests appreciate that we all do try to do the extra bit of effort to make your stay in Bowen a pleasant one. Many Thanks, Kim Dale. More

Mackay, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly happy service, some nice comforts provided for travellers, good size accommodation with thoughtful extras such as fluffy towels, large recliner chair to relax in, brewed coffee pot with ground coffee provided, bathroom packs, fresh milk. Good value for money.

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

Thanks Mate, Yes the filter coffee in all of our rooms is really a bonus and the leather recliners are very good in the Business and Business self contained rooms but it is the appreciating that we get from our clients that makes us enjoy coming to work everyday. We hope to see you again soon. Kim Dale. More

Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were just passing through on motorbikes. We were welcomed by Kim with off street undercover parking for our bikes. As it was raining, he offered to drive us the short distance into town to a hotel for dinner. GREAT service, Clean, modern, specious, well appointed rooms. Best bed we've had in 5 weeks on the road. Even filter coffee... More

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

Hi Peter C, We know that we are a bit more expensive than most country motels so when so many people tell us that we are good value for money it really is gratifying that we have spent a bit more to make your stay enjoyable. And we love motor bikes too. I HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE THAN A AG-BIKE... More

Mackay, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I've stayed here many times and the rooms are always very clean, comfy beds and plenty of space to set yourself up and do a bit of work if you need to. Desk and comfy office chair and the coffee percolator is a nice new touch. The staff are great and very accommodating. It is located very close to the... More

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

Yes the rotary Club have done a good job with setting out walking tours of our town and the Mural Society work is second to none. Thanks for your comments on our Garden Rooms and our room facilities. It is great being so close to Front beach and the Water-Park and all of the other free to use facilities that... More

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

A short two night stopover in Bowen was made all the more pleasant by staying at the Bluewater Harbour Motel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We stayed in a Garden Room that was very spacious and very very clean with everything you could want for a short stay. Coffee machine, microwave, toaster and generous tea coffee and biscuits.... More

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

What a great review and your endowment of the Bowen Rotary Cubs walk is very appreciated. Bowen is a relatively small town but so much of our rich history is available in the Rotary walk our buildings and Bowens excellent museum. The magnificent old buildings are generally been restored and old images of the town are available in most of... More

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Upon arrival an introduction to manager Kim, no effort was too hard. Provided us with services and answers to any questions that we had. Rooms were clean. Austar and wifi available. Breakfast made by manager Kim himself. Thankyou for an inviting stay 😊

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

Hi Nat, I meant to tell you that my wife Debbie fell in love with your Hilux Dual Cab ute. The sign writing with your business name on it looks really good. Its terrific pleasure to cook a Breaky for people like yourselves who really appreciate the effort that we have gone to. You will have to bring your 'Hubby'... More

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Address: 1 Powell Street, Bowen, Queensland 4805, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Bowen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bluewater Harbour Motel 4*
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AAA Tourism Rated FOUR STAR built new by us in 2008. Located close to Bowen's Town Centre and Front Beach our Corporate Style Motel is perfect for Business and Family Holidays. Let the Kids Cool Down at the close by Free Front Beach Water-Park that has Electric BBQues, Picnic Area, Play Ground and fantastic Skate Park for the older Kids. The Bluewater Motel has Extra Large One and Two Bedroom Motel units and we also have Two Bedroom Villas and a Three Bedroom Townhouse available. Fantastic Breakfasts Seven Days a Week. Stay close by and enjoy meals from Bowen's Restaurant/Hotels. Its just a short walk to The Central Hotel, The Larikin Hotel, The Dennison Hotel and the historically significant Grandview Hotel. Stroll to the North Coast Cruising Yacht Club for the wonderful view and Food Freaks Restaurant. All units are Ground Floor with Undercover Car Parking. Let the kids enjoy our 12 Meter Salt Water pool and cook up a family feast on one of our two covered BBQue areas. Our Motel Manager, Kimberley Rigley has a great team who will ensure that you will enjoy your stay. ... more   less 
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