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Mariners North Holiday Apartments
4.0 of 5 Condominium   |   7 Mariners Drive, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia   |  
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“Perfect location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011 via mobile

Thanks again tripadvisor, this was a great place to stay. Lovely apartment, perfect location and amazing views over The Strand and Magnetic Island. The fully self contained apartments make it great for families too. Will definitely stay here when we return to Townsville and would recommend to everyone. Jo the manager was great to deal with from booking to checkout.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BenBritAustralia, Owner at Mariners North Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, November 7, 2011
Thank you Fasta for your comments, we appreciate the feedback. The apartments do have great views of The Strand & Magnetic Island. We look forward to seeing you back at Mariners soon.

Regards,

Brett Thompson
Owner Operator
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

Thank you! This has to be THEE best place to stay in Townsville. We stayed in an executive suite and felt like celebrities! The bed was soooooo comfortable!

The views of The Strand and beautiful Magnetic Island are to die for! Local cafe's and restaurants within walking distance - perfect!

The on site manager Jo Hawkins is so friendly, helpful and accommodating not just to us, but I watched the same excellent customer service with each and every guest she dealt with that walked through the door, and that she spoke to over the phone.

The pool, tennis courts and bbq makes the perfect family holiday. These holiday apartments are a must stay and we will be back soon with our two teenage boys in the school holidays!

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  • Stayed October 2011, 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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BenBritAustralia, Owner at Mariners North Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, November 7, 2011
Thanks Ana K, & especially your kind remarks regarding Jo. We do endeavour to make our guest's stay a memorable one for all the right reasons. We look forward to meeting you again when you bring your family.

Regards,

Brett Thompson

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dubbo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

Stayed in 3 bedroom apartment. Was wonderful with lots of room and in a fantastic location. Only drawback was the floors didn't seem very clean when walking bare foot. Have stayed here before and will stay again next time.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BenBritAustralia, Owner at Mariners North Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, November 7, 2011
Thank you rw2830 for taking the time to give us your feedback. Yes, the 3 bedroom are spacious & great for families or a number of couples staying together.

The floors have been an issue due to the nearby wharf which emits dust & other particles when loading. We can assure you the floors are thoroughly cleaned, but when the doors are left open a very fine layer of dust settles on the floors of the apartments. Without being technical is depends which way the wind is blowing on the day.

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Brett Thompson

Owner Operator
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

Returning to MN for only 2 weeks we found the refurbishment to the building nearly completed however quite outstanding in it's current state.Stayed in the same walk up ground floor unit as previous ie steps to grassed area,BBQ,pool etc great for both children & grey nomads for transportation of luggage,food &drink parcels.
Unit again clean appearance and we understand an upgrade of items of furniture.
Weather beautiful will return next year.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BenBritAustralia, Owner at Mariners North Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, November 7, 2011
Yes, the refurbishment has now been completed elvo. Mariners North has just finished a $1 million upgarde to its reception, front courtyard, new front entrance,car park & grounds including installing sound proof panels in the stairways of the terrace apartments.

There was some minimal disruption, but I am please to say it was well worth it. Great to hear from you elvo & I look forward to welcoming you back to Mariners North.

Regards,

Brett Thompson
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

Having travelled a lot in FNQ this place is up there with the best. Great location, huge rooms, excellent service and comfy beds - the kids didn't want to leave (having teenagers and 2 bathrooms helped). Good value too given usual prices for 2 bedroom apartments in FNQ.
My one gripe is that the pool needs heating in the winter, but we will definitely go back regardless.
Great place to relax and unwind - our next trip is already planned.

Room Tip: Booked on the net - hopefully all are as good as the 4th floor was to us.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BenBritAustralia, Owner at Mariners North Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, November 7, 2011
You know how to say all the right things - what a great headline. I tend to agree with your comments, but Iam biased of course. We appreciate your kind remarks about the property.

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Brett Thompson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

We were weary and I just wanted it to be good and it was. I had done my homework (tripadvisor) and had a shortlist of 3 properties. I did not book ahead because with small children a 7 day cancellation policy can be costly.

On arrival we were shown 2 rooms, ground floor and 4th floor, and both were very nice. We took the room on the 4th floor but... in the complex that DID NOT have the elevator.
It was clean (and we do look!) and very well appointed. I believe it was possibly a Standard 2br apartment but for $235pn we were very happy with it. The view was spectacular.

Our 2yr old and 4yr old slept well in the bedroom next to ours (not down the hall or downstairs). We did have our car which we used to get to eateries and the local BiLo but we loved the stroll to the Waterpark and along the Strand.

Our apartment had tiled floors, well catered kitchen, large fridge, TV in both lounge and main bedroom, dishwasher, microwave and stove. Balconies off the lounge and main bedroom, washer dryer in the main bathroom (both bathrooms were a good size). The pool and spa were very nice and not overcrowed. There is also a good size BBQ area and tennis court facing the Strand and all in all is a great place to get into holiday mode quickley.

There was some noise midnight on the Saturday night (possibly the wedding party that arrived that day) and they did raise the noise level a bit but thankfully not all night long.

Yes we will stay again on our next trip to Townsville and we are looking forward to it.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BenBritAustralia, Owner at Mariners North Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, November 7, 2011
I am glad we were able to satisfy your requirements RegionalQ. We apologise about the noise late at night, but we do have a strict no party policy & we definitely enforce it when we receive a complaint.

We appreciate your comments on the property.

Regards,

Brett Thompson

Owner Operator.
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2011

The 5th edition of The Lonely Planet book describes Mariners North (MN) as "Very nice, thank you very much. These large self contained apartments have brilliant balconies overlooking Cleveland Bay and big, clean bathrooms. The living areas are generous in space and there's a salt water pool to frolic in". Whilst we agree with this description, MN is much, much more. Our balcony on the 7th floor had sweeping views from left to right of Castle Hill, The Strand, Cleveland Bay and Magnetic Island. By day and night the views are stunning and all from a balcony that was utilised for breakfast, lunch and dinner. From this vantage point we were entertained by a huge variety of human activity (kayaking, outrigger canoeing, swimmers, fishing enthusiasts, sailing etc.) and a rich tapestry of bird life, not to mention 5 sightings of Green Turtles. MN is ideally located within walking distance of Townsville Centre, the restaurant strips of Gregory and Palmer Streets and the Ferry Terminal to Magnetic Island.
Whilst MN is listed as a 4 star property, Proprietors Maree & Brett Thompson and their reception team (Jo & Megan) provide a 5 star plus welcome and hospitality. They are each a source of great local knowledge (eg. the best seafood shop in town), providing tips and advice on tours and independent sightseeing. Nothing is too much trouble for this terrific team who made our vacation such a great stay. There is free internet, undercover parking, access to a local gym and no extra charge for credit cards. Amongst the perfectly manicured lawn, palms and shrubs there is even a herb garden to choose your freshly cut garnish to accompany your meals or when using the outdoor BBQ. As it does not get much better than this, we have booked our holiday at MN for next year !

Room Tip: In our view, the best views are overlooking The Strand. Check for apartments that have been renovate...
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BenBritAustralia, Owner at Mariners North Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, August 17, 2011
We appreciate the comments & feedback from Val008. We will always endeavour to make our guests' stay a memorable one. We also accept we can't please everyone all the time, but we are confident we offer value for money in a great location with spectacular views of Cleveland Bay & the Islands beyond.

Guy & Val stayed with us for a number of weeks. This was their first vist to Townsvile & they were converted to the hidden aspects of Townsville. We look forward to seeing them again next year.

Regards,

Brett Thompson
Owner/Operator
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Address: 7 Mariners Drive, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Townsville
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 37 Specialty lodging in Townsville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mariners North Holiday Apartments 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mariners North Holiday Apartments offer Absolute Ocean Front accommodation in Townsville. Every apartment is fully self-contained , with two full sized bathrooms, a spacious open plan living area and a generous private balcony with stunning ocean views. They come complete with air-conditioning, large modern kitchen, laundry, Austar TV, DVD, security access and secure undercover parking. Venture outside your apartment and enjoy a range of resort style facilities including a saltwater pool, spa and full size tennis court, all set within tranquil tropical gardens. The Strand is right at your door step offering the Waterpark, Childrens Playground, patrolled beaches; BBQ area,Rockpool, Cafes, Restaurants, cycling & walking tracks. ... more   less 
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