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Bluewater Harbour Motel

#1 of 9 Hotels in Bowen
Certificate of Excellence
1 Powell Street, Bowen, Queensland 4805, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed just overnight. But was made very welcome by Kim. Dinner, in the room, was delicious. With the dessert, including ice cream, being delivered some 20 mins after the main course. Everything was spotlessly clean and very comfortable

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Thank Jeremy N
Caloundra, Australia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed one night in this motel and were very happy , the staff were very accommodating and helpful in giving us a room at short notice . The room was very clean , quiet , and all the room amenities and fixtures are A1 . We would definitely recommend this motel to anyone for a stay in Bowen .

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Thank mackb51
188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review

Hey Thank You mackb51, So kind of you for your generous recommendation. You can tell that we are so very proud of our motel and the crew that we have here who do so much to ensure that the motel is super clean and tidy. Customers are pretty important too and we do so appreciate what you have written. Many... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 1 night while passing through town and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Kim (the host) was marvellous, making sure we had all we needed for nightcap and brekky, rooms were well equipped, clean, lovely surroundings, neat and tidy gardens with palms, and a little outdoor setting for each room. Our rooms weren't interconnecting but we arrived... More 

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Thank zekezane
188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review

Thanks Guys, Really nice to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. The kids always enjoy a room to themselves. We take great pride in our gardens so to see that they are so enjoyed is truly appreciated. Many Thanks, Kimberley , Kim and Debbie. More 

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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived late into Bowen and ch checked trip advisor and found the Bluewater Harbour Hotel. We were ready to accept anything but was pleasantly surprised at the size of the rooms and how clean and well kept the rooms were. To top it off the owner Kim was the most welcoming and pleasant owner we have come across on... More 

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Thank Paul P
188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review

Hi Paul P, It really shows how much our team put into there daily work and that they care so much for not just the motel but for Debbie and myself when our clients repeatedly praise how clean and well maintained the motel is. We are very lucky to have such a great group to work with. Hey thank you... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a week here 2 weeks ago. Have been here before & always will stay here if travelling through Bowen. Rooms very spacious,clean & quiet. Special touch is that rooms have a recliner chair so as to watch TV in comfort. Very relaxing. Short walk to town hotels etc. Was here when second state of origion match was on &... More 

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Thank john t
188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review

Hi John T, We always know how to enjoy the State of Origin series. Debbie and I aren't great football followers but we love our guests coming into our dining room and watching with us. Soon our Bar will be finished and the Big Screen will be up in the Beer Garden. Then the Football nights will improve. We are... More 

Gold Coast
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67 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great value motel. We booked for a family of 6 and were given 2 well sized interconnecting rooms both with ensuites- 1 with a queen & the other with 4 single beds. They were self-contained with 2 burner cooker, fridge, microwave & even coffee machine etc. Staff were very friendly. Only stayed 1 night but would have liked... More 

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Thank Jenny P
188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review

Hi Jenny, What a great endorsement of our two bedroom motel units. Thanks for that Jenny. Kimberley and her team do the best job here of looking after our motel and especially they look after our guests. When Debbie and I designed the motel experts told us that the rooms that we wanted were too big and that the building... More 

Townsville, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend a stay at this motel very clean, comfortable & affordable. Classic Australian hospitality always welcomed with a cold XXXX beer on check-in, very close to main street. Great size rooms, big TV & undercover parking. Kim & Deb go above & beyond to make your stay great,

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Thank John M
188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review

Hey John M, Thanks for such a lovely review of our motel and your endorsement of our welcoming of our clients. Deb and I have a great time here at our motel and we love to share our time with our clients. Many Thanks and Cheers, Kimberley, Kim and Debbie. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lovely people close to the foreshore and the bonus is you get a can of xxxx gold on arrival and its cold , quite area and a short walk to the local pubs and the main street has it all its close to everything .

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Thank Christopher M
188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review

Hey Christopher M, Thanks Mate for that lovely endorsement. Being close to Front Beach, the Marina and the Town Eateries is a big help but we have zero traffic so no noise. It is a great spot here. Kimberley, Kim and Debbie. More 

Coffs Harbour, Australia
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem of a motel.Close to town so you can leave the car .Lovely walks to the water front.Kim and Deb look after your every need .Friendly staff . A must stay when you visit Bowen .Large rooms and very clean Big TV which have Austar.Under cover car parking .

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Thank shelly208
188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review

Hi Shelly 208, It was great to have you guys for your stay in Bowen. I love to see people taking advantage of our location to enjoy the walk to Front Beach or slipping into the Town Centre. Hope to see you back soon for a Golfing Day. Many Thanks, Kimberley, Kim and Debbie. More 

Charters Towers, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Excellent location close to beach's and CBD. Family owned business was very friendly and pleasant, menu's were a great choice, room was comfortable and affordable. I would recommend the motel to everybody whom is visiting Bowen to stay at the Bluewater Harbour Motel. Thank you Kim, Debbie and Kimberely for making my stay comfortable.

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Thank williamjcoleman
188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review

Hi willianjcoleman, It is easy to see that we really love what we do here. We are a great team. All of us working together and it so shows with our clients loving their experience with us. Many Thanks, Kimberley, Kim and Debbie. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
AAA Tourism Rated FOUR STAR built new by us in 2008. Located close to Bowen's Town Centre and Front Beach our Corporate Style Motel is perfect for Business and Family Holidays. Let the Kids Cool Down at the close by Free Front Beach Water-Park that has Electric BBQues, Picnic Area, Play Ground and fantastic Skate Park for the older Kids. The Bluewater Motel has Extra Large One and Two Bedroom Motel units and we also have Two Bedroom Villas and a Three Bedroom Townhouse available. Fantastic Breakfasts Seven Days a Week. Stay close by and enjoy meals from Bowen's Restaurant/Hotels. Its just a short walk to The Central Hotel, The Larikin Hotel, The Dennison Hotel and the historically significant Grandview Hotel. Stroll to the North Coast Cruising Yacht Club for the wonderful view and Food Freaks Restaurant. All units are Ground Floor with Undercover Car Parking. Let the kids enjoy our 12 Meter Salt Water pool and cook up a family feast on one of our two covered BBQue areas. Our Motel Manager, Kimberley Rigley has a great team who will ensure that you will enjoy your stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bluewater Harbour Motel

Address: 1 Powell Street, Bowen, Queensland 4805, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Bowen
Price Range: $85 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bluewater Harbour Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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