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Ocean View Motel

18317 Bruce Highway, Bowen, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #6 of 8 hotels in Bowen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
37 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

After staying here as a kid in 1977 and passing the motel over the years, I decided to take advantage and pull in. The room was clean and the bed was good. I also decided to order breakfast which I must say was very good and cheap.

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Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our motel. Regards The Team, at Ocean View Motel More

Cairns, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

The ocean view motel is located right next to the Big Mango on the Bruce highway. The rooms are comfortable and clean and the staff are friendly and helpful. Overall the motel was comfortable and clean and also allowed dogs in the rooms which is a big plus.

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Perth, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The motel has an absolutely gorgeous view on the ocean and the green hills of the Whitland islands behind. It's very clean and well-kept, the rooms are tidy and the beds are very comfortable. We vacationed here with a group of runners and had a really good rest. The owners are very friendly, the use of extra tables and chairs... More

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NSW
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Good clean room with excellent home cooked meals. Knowledgeable owner. Hubbie would have stayed and talked fishing a good deal longer but the road beckoned. Perhaps a little costly compared to some others but the bed was good and the place was very clean. The view across the bay was very relaxing.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We were put onto the motel by staff at the Big Mango (right next door) and found the owners friendly and helpful. The room was adequate, clean, and with a good fan. But the facilities in the room were not what I expected: no cutlery or crockery beyond cups and teaspoons for coffee-making - I expected at least plates, knives... More

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Gladstone
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

In a good location on main highway but for $121 I would expect more luxury. only toiletries supplied was 2 little bars of soap, was the usual supply of tea coffee and sugar but no biscuits or anything else. was shocked at price because if we had booked on wotif would have cost $100! overall a good stop over motel... More

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Tony Y, Owner at Ocean View Motel, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our motel. We will take on board your comments about the toiletries and bikkies. It is always a balancing act between maintaining value for money and providing the extra little luxuries. I would like to clarify though that the wotif price is the same at $121 for 2... More

Calliope, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We stayed at this hotel to break our trip. It's old but extremely clean. My child enjoyed the pool while we sat in the cool breeze outside our units drinking in the view and beer! The food we ordered was fresh and delicious. There was a bit of road noise due to being right on the highway but I turned... More

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Townsville, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Stayed only 1 night great views excellent food to unit at night and breakfast next day , clean room great for overnight stay highway traffic can be a bit noisy eg trucks but with airconditon on it should cancel this out . Friendly helpful owners.

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2011

Graet place for an overnight stop when travelling. Room was comfortable and clean. View from the front is fantastic. Meals served to the room were good. Bit noisy with vehicles - (trucks exhaust brakes) from nearby highway but we stayed in winter and didnt need air cond on so in warmer months with air cond running it would cancel out... More

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Cairns
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2010

Good, clean, comfortable motel on the highway like they used to be. Park the car and don't plan on going anywhere unless you want to drive. The room was clean and plenty of room for 2. The outlook over the ocean towards Bowen would have been great except for the weather on the night we stayed. We took our own... More

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Address: 18317 Bruce Highway, Bowen, Queensland, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Bowen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Amenities

Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ocean View Motel is quality and affordable Bowen accommodation, ideally located with a choice of at least eight pristine beaches, right at, or within 10 minutes drive from your Motel room, and overlooking Port Denison and the Islands. Set on a spacious 9 acres, the motel rooms have Queen sized beds, air conditioning, fans and free cable TV, swimming pool and BBQ area. ... more   less 
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