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Aquarius on the Beach
75 The Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia   |  
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7 hotel reviews
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“Great place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Stayed on the 12th floor amazing view over the strand! The room was faultless, very clean, comfortable, everything worked well, tidy...it was perfect and very worth the price $220 aud for 2 nights and got a free bottle of wine...also saw spawn breezie there (international hip hop artist) so it must be good if the stars stay here too! :) Best hotel in townsville by far!!

Room Tip: Id suggest 9th floor and up to get a nice good view of the strand and ocean
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Palm Beach, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Stayed last weekend, one of the tallest hotels on the strand with the best view of Magnetic island.
The room was great, we had the executive suite which I hear have all been renovated, they are on the higher floors we were on the eleventh floor not large rooms but clean and comfy.
Pool was good and all cafes a walk away, you have to eat at" longboards" try the fish tacos they were great. All in all loved the strand and the location of Aquarius will defiantly go back and stay again.

Room Tip: room 110 was our room
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Other than having a great view I would not recommend this place to anyone. It was truly terrible! It looked nothing like the advertised pictures and was a real disappointment being on holidays and staying there.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The room itself was pretty average, but it was clean and well equipped and the bed was comfortable. The shower was quite low pressure but that's really the only fault I could find. The aircon was great and quiet. And the check in staff were really nice.

I don't think there is a huge choice of places to stay in Townsville, and from what I could see this was the best location-wise - sea view and right on the Strand.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

I'd like to emphasise that while the location is beautiful and convenient, my review is strictly on the hotel itself. We stayed in the Horizon view room for 3 nights on the 13th floor. The room was an average size for 2. Facilities were as expected with a kettle and fridge and aircon. Everything worked well. Aircon nice and quiet. Staff were pleasant to chat to. I had a relatively unremarkable stay so I guess this review is pretty boring...but man the view was AMAZING. Go the thirteenth floor!!!!

Room Tip: The higher the better in my opinion :)
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

Views to die for, very clean and friendly. Was a very hot day so was happy there was only 2 of us in the elevator as it's very small and not airconed. Same with hall way, someone had bought back fish and chips and the smell lingered for hours. But overall wouldn't hesitate in staying again. Awesome huge good pressure shower.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Maroochydore, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Fantastic friendly staff! Right in the middle of the best thing Townsville has to offer, The Strand! Almsot didn't need our rental car. We were on the 11th floor, I woudl reccomend the upper floor rooms, pay the bit extra and go higher. Less traffic noise on a Friday night, certainly better view. Our room could do with a refresh, new carpet etc But the bed was comfortable, fluffy towels. You can hire big beach towels of $2.50 a day or buy them for $15, very reasonable. We will stay here everytime we come back.

Room Tip: Pay extra and go higher.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 75 The Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Townsville
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Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #7 of 37 Specialty lodging in Townsville
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