After 5 days travelling, from London, Dubai, Brunei, Melbourne; arriving in Townsville and at the Aquarius was bliss. Clean, tidy rooms and a really soft bed was heaven. The staff, were fantastic; Jen et al were wonderful, helpful and v.professional. In easy reach of everything. Check out the Sunday market, swim in the ocean at 1am (a must).
All rooms face the ocean and it is wonderful to hear the ocean first thing in the morning and last thing at night!
BiLo is close by, additional shopping is available and it is wise to get a taxi to Castle Town (the better of the two on offer), don't go to Stocklands unless in a car, as it is too far away. Buy a daily ticket for the buses for better value if you want to go by bus anywhere. Although, there is a bus stop near the Aquarius the buses do not stop in front of the hotel, so don't be fooled. It can be found on Erye Street just near the McDonald's. But remember a missed bus stop is a heck of a walk back in 38 degrees).
Amenities in the room were very good and we made excellent meals in our room. Eating out is a great choice, a little expensive by European standards which overseas visitors may want to factor into their trip.
All in all, I think due to its close proximity to the beach, the surf club and town it is a must stay and my daughter and I had a fantastic time.
Thumbs up from two very hard to please Londoners!
The fourth floor towards the 408 onwards was good. Near the bar downstairs but it is more of a fasci...
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