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Central City Motel
Ranked #38 of 41 Hotels in Townsville
Reviewed June 23, 2013

I have stayed at the Central City Motel in the past and found the staff to be unpleasant and the rooms not so clean - however due to my limited budget i booked in again and to my surprise I found a friendly voice on the other end of the phone and a smiling face happy to help with what ever request I had. I was pleased to see that the rooms where very clean with not a spot of dust to be seen.

The bed had new linen and new fluffly towels which i love. The location is perfect and central for my needs.

So thanks to the new management I will be returning and recommending to all my friends who stay in Townsville - I look forward to staying in the new renovated room which are coming. PS. As a business traveller it would be nice to see a business lounge incorporated into the refurb.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

Well I was so pleased upon my visit to Townsville to see that the Central City Motel in the City has opened back up. Even though the rooms are still a little bit dated, but they were very clean and I was advised by the new Management that they are going to be doing refurbishments to all the rooms over the next coming months. Well I can't wait to see the look of the new rooms, as they are really large rooms. This hotel is well worth the visit.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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2  Thank Bobby R
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Staff were not friendl or accommodating in any way as far as they were concerned it was a busy weekend in townsville and they would be fully booked regardless of standards. There were no curtains only Venetian blinds which did not work properly so sleeping during daylight was not possible. There was poor room security with a window latch broken facing close to street front. The main security door which supposedly could only be operated by room key after 8pm was jammed open permanently.
Lifts were in poor working condition with cleaning equipment and laundry often left in the space. I rate this as little better than back packer standard and will put the 30 dollars I would be charged for requesting an early check in at 1100 instead of 1400 to paying for better quality room elsewhere.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank P B
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

They charged extra money to credit card without authority! When I spoke to the manager she was abusive and hung up on me! Room was dirty and smelly! Reception staff had no idea what was going on and this is why extra money was charged for the room fee! Ended up paying $150 for one night in a dump!!!

  • Stayed: September 2012
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1  Thank Lan149
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Reviewed August 20, 2011

Well located clean and comfortable. Easy walking distance to local clubs, restaurants and entertainment..

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 24, 2011

Our first issue was finding the place as there is only a small crummy sign which is barely visible at night. The parking is terrible with only a few crammed spaces. Be prepared to park on the street or have someone reverse or bang their door into your vehicle. Ms personality at reception seemed very dis-interested.

The room was depressing. It had a crummy old tv, an air conditioner that leaked onto the carpet and no window. Although it seemed mainly clean, there was still a good amount of dust and grit on a few things. There were signs everywhere from management with all the do's and dont's. Felt like a bit of a child. The bathroom was decent, shame about the cheap sand/toilet paper.

On a positive I'd say it's good value for the location however next time I'll spend $10 more for something alot better.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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1  Thank droo2ric
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Reviewed June 15, 2011

Stayed in a large room with double bed and three single beds, huge ensuite, tv, basic kitchenette and table / chairs - good for us (family of two adults and three children aged 5, 8, 9 for one night). This is the best value for 5 so close to city. We walked into the city centre and esplanade (only 1 - 1.5k) with Castle Hill up road. Would stay again but would need earplugs because road noise was loud. Clean and roomy, really good location, free parking - just outside road noisy.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Thank sus123travel
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Address: 164 Stanley Street, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Townsville
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Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #38 of 41 Hotels in Townsville
Hotel Class:3 star — Central City Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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