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“ANOTHER GREAT STAY” 5 of 5 stars
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Colonial Rose Motel
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   23 Bowen Rd, Townsville, Queensland 4812, Australia   |  
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Ranked #21 of 41 Hotels in Townsville
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
77 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“ANOTHER GREAT STAY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

My wife and I stayed here again in Oct, it definately is the best Motel in Townsville. Always a warm welcome and the food in the restaurant is great. It isa not in the centre of town but it is still well located to reach most points for no more than abouty 20.00 in a taxi. Thanks again Emma and Dave.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank RockyBubbles
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Nink33, Owner at Colonial Rose Motel, responded to this review, December 9, 2012
Thanks RockyBubbles. Always a pleasure to see you again. David and Emma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

This hotel is the best value/quality hotel in Townsville. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a good nights sleep and friendly service.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Nink33, Owner at Colonial Rose Motel, responded to this review, June 3, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to place a review of our Motel on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we very much appreciate your review. Thanks again and hopefully we look forward to seeing you in Townsville again one day.
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

This place was ideal for our needs, just the basic motel setup, but as we were a family of 5, they also let us borrow a toaster and cutlery and crockery so we could do our own breakfasts, which was really nice of them.
The rooms were very clean and comfortable, the only thing my mother-in-law wasn't too keen on was that there wasn't a window in the spare bedroom, so she felt a bit claustrophobic.
Even though its situated next to the road I was surprised as to how quiet it was and slept very well.
Its a little drive into Townsville itself, so you will need a car.
Very nice little place, would definately stay again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank carrob1
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Nink33, Owner at Colonial Rose Motel, responded to this review, June 3, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our Motel on TripAdvisor. We appreciate the time you have taken to write this review. We would also like to thank you for chosing to stay at our Motel and we look forward to welcoming you back one day. Kind regards. David & Emma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

very clean, friendly staff, close to shops, the only negative was the besser block walls which make this excellent motel look a little outdated.

This is a very good Motel to stay.

Rob Richters

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Thank ontrak
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

This motel seems to get a lot of commercial trade so don't expect bargain rates. However, as a tourist, If you're looking for a convenient stopover it's absolutely fine. It's nothing fancy - standard motel setup with clean, functional rooms and friendly staff. It's set back from a busy road with plenty of parking and eating places within walking distance including a supermarket. You'll need your car to get into Townsville centre, which is worth a visit.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Seaside-Bill
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Charters Towers, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

Stayed for 1 night in the 2 bedroom family apartment and was highly impressed with what the room had to offer. The apartment was extremely spacious and very happy with the second bedroom with a huge flat screen tv and a whisper quiet aircon. One of the best I have stayed in will definitely go back.

Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Pijnacker
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

Stayed here for 1 night with family of four in a two bedroom family room. The rooms were perfect, clean and tidy with a/c, cable TV and free WiFi. The Motel has a nice pool area and clean surround-ings.
On arriving the owners, Emma and David, were very welcoming. The best hosts we had on our 5 weeks trip to Australia. Thank you so much!

I would happily go back and stay at the Colonial Rose.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Colonial Rose Motel
Address: 23 Bowen Rd, Townsville, Queensland 4812, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Townsville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 41 Hotels in Townsville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Colonial Rose Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have a restaurant on site open Monday to Friday, Breakfast is available every day of the year. Our rooms are very clean, recently renovated with 32 inch Flat Screen Televisions with local and Pay stations included and all rooms have new quiet split system air-conditioners. We have single, Double. Twin, Family and executive rooms available. Conveniently located within walking distance, is a small shopping centre with a supermarket and Restaurants food outlets near by. Major shopping centres, the Townsville CBD and airport are approximately 10 minutes by car. Colonial Rose Motel is a family owned and operated business hosted by Emma & David Hannah. Together with their helpful staff, they are dedicated to providing friendly and personalised service to all guests, ensuring an enjoyable stay. So when next staying in Townsville, remember the Rose – Colonial Rose Motel. ... more   less 
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