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“Second time.” 5 of 5 stars
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43a Marine Parade, Cardwell, Queensland 4849, Australia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Cardwell
Mackay, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Second time.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We visited The Beachcomber again on our way home from our northern trip and stayed a few nights.Had a beachfront motel unit, spacious, clean and polite staff, could not ask for more ,will most certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed August 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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grahamhennessy, Owner at Beachcomber Motel, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review on your recent stay at our property.We appreciate any feedback from our guests and look forward to seeing you again in the near future
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Yandina, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We stayed at the Beach comber caravan park on our way home from Cape York. We booked in and then extended our stay at short notice. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The pool was excellent. We ate at the restaurant one night and enjoyed a top class, reasonably priced meal. The men particularly enjoyed the types of oysters served. It was peaceful and in a great location. You could walk to the beach and the local IGA.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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grahamhennessy, Owner at Beachcomber Motel, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Thank you for the positive review of our property.We are particularly pleased that you enjoyed the dining experience at the Beachcomber and can now advise that we have two fully qualified chefs on the team to ensure that we continue to offer great food at reasonable prices.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

Have to agree I can't fault this place. Lovely laid back friendly staff. Everything you could possibly want is at your finger tips. The location is spectacular. It's a trap though. You'll never want to leave.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Springsure, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We have been trying different places in North Queensland to camp for a while now and haven't found anywhere we wanted to go back to, until now. Beachcomber in cardwell will be our holiday destination from now on. Right from when we booked months earlier until we checked in, nothing was to much trouble. The service is a grade, we were a bit late for breakfast and they just got the stuff out again, with a smile, nothing is to much trouble, and the kids love it. We are here for he school holidays, and booking again for next year.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I stayed here for business. I stayed in an executive hotel room, and was very impressed. Everything was very clean and tidy. The only negative I would comment on was the shower. The type of shower head found here is the type you would find a cheaper hotel. It would have been nice to have a bit more water flow/pressure so the suds could wash out of my hair better.

The restaurant was also fantastic. It was hard to decide what I wanted, but I went with my all time favorite of calamari. I always judge a restaurant on how they cook their calamari - and it was absolutely delicious, melt in your mouth.

I would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We arrived in Cairns from Perth at 4am and drove to Cardwell with my 92 year old mother-in-law. When I spoke to Graham a few weeks before to make the booking he said we were welcome to check in early if our rooms were available. Arriving in Cardwell very exhausted at 9am we had breakfast at the local bakery and rang the Beachcomber to see if we could check in and they were quite happy for us to do so. The rooms were clean and fresh with a magic outlook to the ocean. At $98.00 per night the price was very reasonable. We ate in the restaurant and the food was good (calamari was great!) and the only criticism would be that the servings were too big!!
We own accommodation so are always interested in how things present. Look forward to seeing Cardwell again when all the foreshore work has been completed.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013 via mobile

Spent one night in an executive room and found it tidy and clean. The real sell for us was the restaurant, was going to the pub initially before a local recommended the food at beachcomber's. Wow, price was a little more expensive than you would pay at the pub but the meals well and truly made up for it. One of the best reef and beef I have ever had and big portion as well. The other guest at table had Atlantic salmon and a seafood basket style meal(not sure what it was called ) but we all left very impressed..... Also you must try the duck spring rolls.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Address: 43a Marine Parade, Cardwell, Queensland 4849, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cardwell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Cardwell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 50

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