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Bluewater Harbour Motel

4.0 of 5 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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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

cairns
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3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Stayed one night on drive back from Gold Coast to Cairns in Feb 2014. I was greeted warmly and stayed in a beautifully clean, modern and comfortable 1 bedroom unit. The owners are in the right job as they provided great old fashioned service with a smile that is often lacking these days. A nice cold beer after a long... More

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

Hi Pixie, Great to receive reviews from people who are regular Trip Advisor crew such as yourself. Its 'beaut' that you enjoyed our breakfast and as you can see I really enjoy that time of the day and I also enjoy Happy Hour with our visitors and friends. There are so many Fantastic Motels in your home town of Cairns... More

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We were very happy with our two night stay at Bluewater Harbour Motel. The reception was very helpful making us feel special from the time we arrived. First thing the receptionist said was that she had already turned on the air conditioning and put fresh water and milk in the fridge. When we got into our room we were excited... More

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

Hey Thanks for that Bruce, Breakfast is a special time of the day for me as I have the time to spend with people that we may not have had enough time with at the check in. Antoinette is very good at reception and she gets to the rooms to turn on the air conditioners and reading lights, she checks... More

Townsville, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We have stayed at Bluewater Harbour Motel a few times now and we can't wait to go back. The service is fantastic and nothing is ever too hard. With 5 children aged from 1-12 we often struggle to find the perfect accommodation and this ticks all the boxes. Clean rooms, friendly and helpful service, a great pool and the family... More

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

Thanks Jen, And we always love to have you back. Since your last visit we have gotten the Pool sails completed and the new Pool Area BBQ is complete giving us two areas now and the pool heating system will be added soon. I love the weekends when we get so many families visiting us. Hope to see you again... More

Mackay, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Amazing old fashioned service. Beautiful clean spacious rooms. Access to BBQ area beside the pool, and all cooking needs available to borrow. My car battery died and was offered a car or a lift. Totally unexpected - Nothing was a trouble. Kids loved the pool and spa, close roller blade to Bowen waterfront park. Fab fab fab. We'll be back... More

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

Many Thanks Ivy D, Didn't everyone have a great weekend. Lots of Kids here and all played well together and everyone loved the Water Park and Skate Park so close to us here. The council have done a fantastic job on the Front Beach Picnic areas and they should be applauded for this. Thanks also for mentioning our offer to... More

Darwin, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Had a night at the motel on our trip to Mackay. The room was very clean and tidy with under cover parking, management and staff are very friendly and helpful, breakfast was beautiful. Main Street and harbour are only a short walk. This place would be our first choice if we need a bed in Bowen.

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

Whoa what a great review. Thanks for highlighting our motels location and your kind words about ourselves. The crew here, all of us love the motel. The Bluewater Motel is the centre of our work and social life and so many of our guests now feel like part of our family. Reviews are so vitally important to motels I encourage... More

cairns
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We stop here recently on our way to the Gold Coast Would like to say how lovely and clean our room was a bit of a change from some Motels We had everything that need for a pleasant stay Made very welcome would stay here again

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

Hi Mosiewigs, Thanks for your review. Great to think that we helped you on your travels. Look forward to seeing you next time. Cheers, Kim Dale. More

Gold Coast
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

What a top spot in Bowen. The large and very clean rooms helped make our stay a most pleasant one.The staff were excellent and covered any requests most promptly. Would have to be the best accomodation in Bowen.

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

Great to see that we were so able to give to you great service on your visit to Bowen. Look forward to seeing you again. Kim Dale. More

Southport, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Stayed here for a couple of nights with the family and enjoyed the spacious rooms which were comfortable, very clean and well presented. The kids loved walking to the water park and it is close to the main streets. Definately my pick of motels we stayed in on our trip up north from the Gold Coast.

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

Hi Rod, Thanks for your great review. I have been away for some months [ currently @ Southport ] and it is fantastic to see that Kimberley and her team are looking after our guests and our motel in the way that they always will. The Girls rely care and it shows. The Waterpark at Front beach is a real... More

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This modern, immaculate motel was a most welcome and pleasant surprise as we were desperate for a good night's sleep on the way to Townsville where our daughter was in Uni. Once we discovered tlle hospitality offered by Kim, Debbie and their team we chose to break our trip from Brisbane every time - and arrived in Townsville early the... More

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

Thank You for your review, We do have many regulars who break there trip to stay with us and it is very gratifying when people choose to come back so many times. Thank you for your support and we look forward to hosting you next time you are travelling. Many Thanks and Cheers, Kim Dale. More

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Additional Information about Bluewater Harbour Motel

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*
Number of rooms: 19
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