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Aquarius on the Beach

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75 The Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Perfect spot for New Years along the strand! I like all rooms have their own verandahs...excpet shame about the hot air blowing in your face from the aircon... Nice clean rooms! The pool area is excellent

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

it was a very nice room, seaview and all, everything was perfect, EXCEPT the very poor Wifi, being a travel journalist i need Wifi and specifically asked for this . what did i get : a nightmare. the staff could not and would not help me either. so i had to leave........

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Needs to be refurbished more like a backpackers, don't know how it got such good reviews, the only good points are the location, though the Strand can be noisy, and it is clean, but there was a faintly unpleasant smell in the corridors and room. The bed was only a double, the couch to small to sleep on.

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Cairns Region, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good value apartment for a short stay in the low season. Our studio apartment on the 4th floor was a little dated but had everything we needed for an overnight stay.The kitchenette was basic. Tea and coffee making,microwave and small fridge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely stay - 7th floor, every single unit faces the water view, which was fabulous... The hotel is a little older, but is under renovations. Our room was clean and roomy enough with two adults and a child. The location is fabulous!! A great hotel two minutes walk away for excellent meals and entertainment, kids playground d... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of Aquarius is the best in Townsville. We stayed on the 13th floor which is the top floor. The views are fantastic over Cleveland bay. It's perfectly positioned on the strand which we loved. The strand is busy from 4 am daily to 10pm everyday with people walking there dogs exercising. We did not know what to expect... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect location / beautiful sea view if you book your room on higher level (we stayed at 10th floor). Room with a average equipement. Unfortunatelly hotel does not provide breakfast. We highly recommend Juliette for breakfast with good offer. Plus: parking for free / wifi for free

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most of the other reviewers are on the mark about this place. The rooms are motel style functional. I had one of the basic ones. It was fine: I was paying less than AUD$100 per night. That price doesn't pay for terrific design and stylish decor. The bed was comfortable (I could lie in and look out over the bay).... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As always the Aquarius was excellent, only criticism would be the distance from the centre of the city if that is important to you. Arrive early for a carpark spot as they go quickly. Value for money is great and the views are fantastic.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed here 4 or 5 times over the years. Usually for 10 days at a time. The location is on the famous Strand park, which is fantastic. The building is getting older and management is gradually updating the rooms; unfortunately the updated rooms are over priced for today's market. We normally stay in the budget rooms (same size... More 

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