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“Terrible breafast” 1 of 5 stars
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Hotel Allen
Corner Eyre and Gregory Sts, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia   |  
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Ranked #30 of 39 hotels in Townsville
Port Douglas, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Terrible breafast”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Walking along the strand ...and came across the Hotel Allen ...and saw the breakfast menu outside ...so decided to give it a try ....wished I never did ...ordered the breakfast with the lot, bacon, sausage, eggs, tomotoes, baked beans. hash brown ....(still looking for that hash brown) and thick toast ....(and still looking for thick) $14.95 ....made another mistake and ordered a coffee (long black) don't think she had heard of that one ....and when I saw a staff member leave and shortley return with a takeaway coffee, knew then I was in for a treat ....food very average ...overdone eggs, ...they do offer free coffee from a pot ...maybe should have !!!!
and they offer free juice from a jug .....and when I saw a lond black hair leave the jug to my glass ....I quickly disgarded that ....so no wont be back .......

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012 via mobile

Room beside pool, bar and bistro great breakfast and good value dinner

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

We had lunch here, the food was ok and well priced but we found two cockroaches scuttering through the resturant! They had a meat raffle for the local surf club which was good, as we won it!
If you want a pub feed give the Seaview or Watermark a try, better location but more expensive.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011 via mobile

Terrible cheap nasty pub, i for 5 minutes and left. The manager was rude and the rooms smelly. Horrible.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

I needed a place to stay for 1 night in Townsville and was lucky to find a room available at The Allen as it was the last weekend of the motor racing. The Allen was the only hotel with a room available within my price range. My room was clean and comfortable but very outdated. I probably wouldn't stay much more than 1 night as there's very little storage space in the room. Only 2 small sets of drawers and no hanging space at all. While the TV was tiny and had no remote, it did come with Austar channels and there was a table, 2 chairs and an electric kettle/tea and coffee station. The room price included a free breakfast which was a nice surprise.
The real draw of The Allen is it's location and facilities. It's only a short stroll to The Strand and plenty of lovely shops and restaurants. We had breakfast and lunch at The Allen's restaurant because breakfast was free and they had a great range of $10 meals as well. The pool area looks nice and the staff were all lovely. We arrived after reception had closed and the gentleman that checked us in after hours walked us right to the door.
All in all a good spot for a stopover or maybe even a weekend away.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Allen

Address: Corner Eyre and Gregory Sts, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Townsville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #30 of 39 hotels in Townsville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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