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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 yesterday
Toned-F Lakes Entrance, Australia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lakes Entrance, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have stayed here on two separate occasions. Both times the room was spacious and well equipped. We heard no extraneous noise at all during the night, no barking dogs, no traffic and no voices. The motel is situated within walking distance of the main street. For the quality of the room the price was reasonable. We didn't have breakfast... More

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113 reviews 113 reviews
49 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having travelled thousand of couple and stayed in a mixture of motels the Bluewater is the best we have stayed at. The size of the room is very spacious, you are not tripping over each other thoughtful touches such as a table and chairs to sit at a comfy chair, super large TV, flittered coffee, even the option of in... More

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

Hi Judy, Gee its nice to be so appreciated by you guys. When we were designing our motel we had to fight off the protests from the Architect and the builders who all wanted us to drop the room sizes to the standard normal motel size but Debbie prevailed and insisted on the rooms being a decent size. We had... More

Melbourne, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a terrific find. Decided to spend the night in Bowen. I walked into the driveway where I was meet by Kim. He showed me a room and gave me an upgrade. The room was very comfortable with a lovely chair to sit in. Kim told us where to go for our evening meal. He also gave us a... More

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

Hi Lesley, Yes Bowen is heaven and we love great visits from happy people who are enjoying there stay here with us. Thanks for being such great guests and for appreciating the little things that we do for all of our guests. We really do enjoy owning the motel and yes I do love cooking breakfast for people here in... More

gold coast. QLD
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

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 July 1, 2014

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

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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

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

3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

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 June 15, 2014

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 June 8, 2014

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

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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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