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Port Denison Motor Inn

11 Dalrymple Street, Bowen, Queensland 4805, Australia
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Port Denison Motor Inn
Ranked #5 of 8 hotels in Bowen
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Arriving late in Bowen, I drove down the main street & stopped at the best looking hotel ( The Grandview ). Asked the waitress to recommend a motel & she pointed me in the direction of the Port Denison. Good choice. The lady in reception was very welcoming , the unit was clean & well equipped ( small kitchenette ,... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Stayed here for just one night wish it was longer, rooms are spacious and very clean. All essentials provided, even a washing basket and iron/ironing board! Lovely staff, I've never been made to feel so welcome, gave us a ride to the bus stop after check out to save us having to hike our bags up the hill and through... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for one night and found the motel on the internet. Positives: *close to Grandview Hotel and Surf Club *clean, well-maintained motel outside and inside *friendly staff at check out *our room had ocean views *comfortable bed *very quiet *excellent self-contained kitchenette *beautiful beach breezes Negatives *shower is not recessed so water does go everywhere but drains quickly *not... More

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
61 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We have just spent a very pleasant and relaxing three nights at this motel. We had initially booked a self contained garden view room but as the motel was only lightly booked we were upgraded to an ocean view room for no additional cost. We had room number one which being right at the end of the block is very... More

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Cairns
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Huge rooms, clean and peaceful right on the water near the best pub in town. This was a welcome surprise after planning to stay in Airlie Beach, we made teh right decision to keep driving an get a much better room in a better location for half the price. Without backpackers partying all night.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I got put onto this place from another rep who's been coming here just after it was taken over. What a fantastic view AND friendly and helpful owners. I got in late in the afternoon after work. (The sunsets are amazing in this part of the world!) the lady on the front counter was friendly and chatty which is nice... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

I've stayed at over 100 different places in the last year, but just last week I stayed at Port Denison Motor Inn. I basically drove as far as I could into the town and there it was, right on the beach next to the jetty which featured in the movie "Australia". I could walk to everything easily and catch a... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

DO NOT STOP HERE. it's an old retirement home. Seriously. Ask the motel they will tell you. Shower rooms never been changed since then. Hand rails for the elderly in plentiful. It's full of construction workers who sit drinking outside the rooms. Only plus side is good bar a stones throw away. Spend a fraction more and stop somewhere else.... More

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BowenPort, Owner at Port Denison Motor Inn, responded to this review

It sounds as though our English guests have had nothing to do one night but remember their stay six months previous at Port Denison Motor Inn. We regret their memories are so dismal. The premises are 12 years old and yes it was previously a retirement villiage. It has been trading as a motel for the last four years. Our... More

East Sussex, UK
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

We didn't really want to stay in Bowen, but being a bit pushed to cover a more distance on our holiday in North Queensland, we decided to make an overnight stop. We also hadn't booked accommodation, and I was using Trip Advisor to try to make an informed choice before turning up to a few places to see if they... More

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Lovely spacious, very clean rooms, helpful and friendly hosts in a beautiful location overlooking the beach. The meal at Grandview was very nice and the breakfast at Food Freaks was great. We would definately stay at this Motor Inn again and will be recommending it to others.

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Address: 11 Dalrymple Street, Bowen, Queensland 4805, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Bowen
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