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Aquarius on the Beach
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Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Although somewhat worn & dated, the Aquarius is affordable, clean, comfortable & in a great location. On the Strand with an awesome view of Magnetic Island, walking distance to restaurants, bars & supermarket, an ideal base for your holiday in Townsville. The shower pressure is fantastic - probably the best I've experienced in a hotel :-)

Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

An in- expensive place to stay. Being the tallest building in Townsville. The views out to Magnetic are great. The appointments are good.. Even a Stereo to Rock n Roll. Unusual in a Hotel room. Limited parking. But is free. Best feature right on the beach! With a swimming pool. Could do worse for a tropical get away.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

After 5 days travelling, from London, Dubai, Brunei, Melbourne; arriving in Townsville and at the Aquarius was bliss. Clean, tidy rooms and a really soft bed was heaven. The staff, were fantastic; Jen et al were wonderful, helpful and v.professional. In easy reach of everything. Check out the Sunday market, swim in the ocean at 1am (a must).
All rooms face the ocean and it is wonderful to hear the ocean first thing in the morning and last thing at night!
BiLo is close by, additional shopping is available and it is wise to get a taxi to Castle Town (the better of the two on offer), don't go to Stocklands unless in a car, as it is too far away. Buy a daily ticket for the buses for better value if you want to go by bus anywhere. Although, there is a bus stop near the Aquarius the buses do not stop in front of the hotel, so don't be fooled. It can be found on Erye Street just near the McDonald's. But remember a missed bus stop is a heck of a walk back in 38 degrees).
Amenities in the room were very good and we made excellent meals in our room. Eating out is a great choice, a little expensive by European standards which overseas visitors may want to factor into their trip.
All in all, I think due to its close proximity to the beach, the surf club and town it is a must stay and my daughter and I had a fantastic time.
Thumbs up from two very hard to please Londoners!

Room Tip: The fourth floor towards the 408 onwards was good. Near the bar downstairs but it is more of a fasci...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Great position on The Strand. Rooms were excellent and cleaned daily. Staff were polite and pleasant. Prices competative. Really enjoyed our time there.
Some great restaurants near by plus a BiLo an easy 2 minute walk.
Happy to recommend the Aquarius to anyone

Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
Thank Red B
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

Fantastic place to stay, friendly staff, good amenities and its got the location we all want when staying on a beach. A short walk to Alfresco dining, seaside restaurants, fish & chips or a cold beer.
If in Townsville do give it a try.

Room Tip: If you want the balmy tropical breezes off the ocean and terrific sunrise views, insist on fourth fl...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

I chose this hotel because I stayed there as a young guy many years ago. The rooms are small but clean despite a strange chemical smell on the first night. There is a kitchenette with microwave and fridge but it is all pretty basic. The lifts and hallway is very hot. It is right on the Strand with shops and eateries nearby. The staff are helpful but not over the top. There are lots of signs saying why you will be kicked out so they have had their problems. This was once 'the place' to stay but is now a budget alternative.

Room Tip: All rooms face the ocean. The higher you go the better the view.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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Thank DMCC3
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

The view from our balcony was spectacular. They only have motel type accommodation but you do have a fridge and microwave. The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was serviced each day.
location was great. Beautifulwalk along the strand and every thing appeared to be with in a $10 taxi ride if you were too hot to walk. On the down side the cooridors did smell stale and the lift was very hot but for the price I found it great value

Room Tip: Our room was on the 6th floor in the middle of the complex and we had no complaints. Apparently the...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 75 The Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Townsville
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Ranked #7 of 41 Specialty Lodging in Townsville
Price Range: $83 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Aquarius on the Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 130
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