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Townsville, Australia
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Popped in for a short stay - originally taken by the beach front locale. However, we ended up in the sister property 1 block back from the beach - but that proved okay by us - we were really just after a bed and these suited us fine. But we were still able to enjoy the beachside facilities so we... More 

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Thank Mark B
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing location especially around the stingers season because the netted area is just across from the resort. Great swimming pool and staff super friendly and so helpful! The lunch we had st the restaurant was also really nice! Only downside is the room we had, was not very big , quite old and the blankets really did not smelled nice.

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Thank Lou B
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hotel itself is nice but not 5 star, it is a hotel on the beach in a fantastic location and if it wasn't beachfront it would be very ho hum. The rooms were clean and tidy but the restaurant staff needed to learn how to wait on tables with courtesy and manners. Will think twice about staying next time.... More 

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Weipa, Australia
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and our 2 yr old girl stayed here for a long weekend to celebrate my wife's birthday. Pro's: Great location Big rooms Great views from the rooms Appears clean Cons: Dated Fittings and decor either not installed well or damaged Pest problem with small ants and cockroaches in the room Cost - paid $290 a night Would return... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the Pool area, with drinks in hand. The beers are cold - great in the hot weather we had on the weekend. Great views from the pool of the ocean and surrounding islands. We will stay again.

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Thank Miss CoCo H
Maryborough, Australia
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only overnight stay but I was really impressed by the location and access to the beach with shark nets. Room was well serviced and air-con was very welcome on a blistering day. Cocktail bar and restaurant was a great retreat. Breakfast which was included in the tariff was more than substantial. Great place to stay for about three days to... More 

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Bremen
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20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had one night in the Rainforest part of the hotel. Unfortunately I have to confirm that a lot of cockroaches are in the bedroom. So the night and sleep were very uncomfortable. The service is good even the breakfast. But who thinks eggs are included in a intercontinental breakfast will be disappointed. You have to pay extra for that!... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful location! As a local I don't always get the opportunity to enjoy our own backyard but when I took the opportunity to have a well deserved weekend away, I am so glad I picked Castaway's resort. Located right on the beach with every room waking up to an amazing view, it is the perfect place to stay.... More 

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Jasmine P, General Manager at Castaways Resort & Spa Mission Beach, responded to this review

Greetings from Mission Beach EuroChik! Thank you so much for your review. I'm glad that you chose and enjoyed Castaways for your backyard escape - it is so true that we so often lack the time to relax and really enjoy the jems right on our doorstep. I thank you for your comments and have passed these on to our... More 

Cairns, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the price and from the pictures on the website, I expected more. The website said the rooms had been renovated in 2014 but the furniture was worn, the walls were badly damaged and paintwork chipped. The rooms are looking a little tired and run down. While the bed was comfortable, the pillows are the worst I've ever slept on.... More 

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Jasmine P, General Manager at Castaways Resort & Spa Mission Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your review LMM44; I'm sorry that the standard of the room that you stayed in was not up to your expectations. The resort was renovated in 2014 and we are constantly striving to improve the facilities. I have passed your comments on to our maintenance team and I will look into options for a softer close on... More 

Wakken, Belgium
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We were here for only 1 night. Castaway is a very nice hotel right at the beach. We had a great time drinking cocktails by the pool (they were really good!), and our room was spacious with a view of the ocean from our terrace. Allthouh I know that cockroaches are inevitable in this climate, it's never a pleasant surprise... More 

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Jasmine P, General Manager at Castaways Resort & Spa Mission Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us Charlotte C! I'm glad that you were able to take advantage of the beautiful weather; cocktails and tapas by the pool is the perfect way to spend your afternoons here at Castaways. I do apologize for the pests in your room during your stay and I thank you for your understanding. As the weather... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Castaways Resort & Spa offers a wide range of accommodation, with 48 luxury beachfront rooms and self-contained apartments, a private beachside villa and 18 lush rainforest rooms, spread over two centrally-located properties. All rooms located within our beachfront property other than the hotel rooms, feature a private balcony or garden patio with stunning views out to the Coral Sea and Dunk Island. Our beachfront hotel rooms feature a full length windows with views of the beautiful beachfront. All rooms located within our rainforest property are surrounded by our lush rainforest gardens, providing wonderful serenity and privacy. All guests have access to all of our facilities, including our 25m lap pool, beachfront leisure pool, rainforest lagoon pool, gym, laundry, Drift Day Spa and Bibesia Restaurant and Cocktail Bar, which is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Wifi is free and accessible throughout the resort and all parking is off-the-road and complimentary. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Castaways Resort & Spa Mission Beach

Address: 2 Pacific Parade, Mission Beach, Queensland 4852, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Mission Beach
Price Range: $80 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Castaways Resort & Spa Mission Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 65
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Ask for a ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles MissCoCoH, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Choose a high floor”
 of 5 bubbles michaelq2014, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“The upper floor near the beach is the best”
 of 5 bubbles Bill4177, Oct 19, 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are great,best on level 2.”
 of 5 bubbles CHRISNEV, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
“Avoid Rainforest Restor rooms”
 of 5 bubbles carolynh462, Oct 3, 2016 | Read review
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