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Cardwell Beachfront Motel

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1 Scott Street, Cardwell, Queensland 4849, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This motel is conveniently located by the beach in Cardwell. The owners, Steve & Janet, take very special care in presenting their motel rooms. Each room is very tidy, clean and comfortable. There is a self contained kitchen with all you need. You don't need to lug anything into your room except for a change of clothes. Although the motel... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called at almost 9pm on a rainy Friday night enroute to Cairns, deciding to call it a night and continue on the next morning. So glad we did. Clean, comfortable and beautiful view to wake up to. The owner was helpful and friendly. I would stay there again without question,

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing motel! The staff was ceptionally friendly, the bed was comfortable, and there was a great view from the deck. The room was spacious, bright and clean. All the little things made us feel welcome and the supplies for tea/coffee and eating were all we needed. We really enjoyed our stay! Thank you to the owners!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We travelled to Cardwell with a number of couples for a wedding, we were all made feel welcome by the lovely owners Janet and Steve who had a chat and checked us in. We were then pleasantly suprised by the clean modern rooms with a lovely view of the beach from the balcony. Steve, one of the owners went above... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Stayed one night on March 15, 2015. Janet and Steve were the some of friendliest hosts we have come across. I don't usually leave reviews but feel their service warrants it, stunning views to wake up to - we got up to watch a lovely sunrise.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Stayed here for 4 nights on the way from Townsville to Port Douglas. Janet and Steve's hospitality and attention to detail and the fabulous location made this an unexpected delight. If you're looking for somewhere in the area you won't be disappointed with the Cardwell Beachfront Motel. If you can, book room 6 - the views over to Hinchinbrook are... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Only stayed here for one night, wish it was more. The rooms are clean & comfortable & Steve was any amazing host, nothing was too much trouble. The views from the balcony of Hinchinbrook Island & the sea are stunning. Would definitely recommend this hotel if you're in Cardwell.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We stayed for one night in the sea view room at the Beachfront Motel in Cardwell. On arrival we were greeted by the owner who was very welcoming, he showed us to the sea view room which was beautiful. With two balcony's, one sea facing and one side facing there was loads of room to enjoy the view. There was... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Cardwell is a beautiful little town! "Cardwell Beachfront Motel" is a great place to stay when in Cardwell. We stayed September 2013 in a queen room (room10 I think) which had everything we needed for our overnight stay, it was very clean and comfortable with stunning ocean views from the deck. The manager was very welcoming and helpful, which is... More 

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Jurong, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Where should I stay at Cardwell, a small town between Cairns and Townsville, after my visit to Hinchinbrook island and also the Edmund Kennedy National Park? I did a google and found Cardwell Beachfront Motel – the TA reviews looked ok! After an exciting mangrove trip to Hinchinbrook island (with John at Absolute North Charters – John knows almost every... More 

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