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“Defrost at the Summit” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Summit Motel
Ranked #19 of 42 Hotels in Townsville
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Defrost at the Summit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2014

Decided to come to Townsville QLD for a winter defrost from our -2 mornings and cold days in July this year and we had booked into the Summit Motel for the week and to see the sights.
We found the Summit Motel on the internet and booked our stay. The owners, Allan and Jeannene were wonderful hosts and anything we asked for was graciously granted. Our room was clean, comfortable and pleasant. The motel is in a perfect location with all the attractions of Townsville within walking and short driving distances. A highlight of the motel is Russell, Allan and Jeannene's Jack Russell. He always comes to say hello, loves attention and a pat. This lovely motel is a home away from home and we would definitely return again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Dora J
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Mamaku, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

We arrived in Townsville with no booking. Pulled into Summit and thought it was closed as it was late 8.30ish. As we backed out we saw a man with a dog, assumed owner and asked about rooms. This man was not the owner but told us reception was still open. We checked in and 'yeah' a lovely clean and very spacious room. Location is great and handy to the town centre. Felt like we were out of town as so quiet. Room had everything that we needed and more and parking. We would definitely stay here again if in the area. Thank you, also thank you to the man who was out front with the dog as we were driving away.

One thing I would add could you put an open/closed or vacancy/no vacancy sign out the front as reception is up the drive and cars parked in the drive blocked our view when pulling in so we didn't see the open reception sign.

Room Tip: I liked having a downstairs room as easier to get our luggage in and out. But would have liked to s...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Lynda W
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Brisbane
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you're looking for somewhere easy, affordable, clean and comfortable, this is the place to stay. The hosts are wonderful, friendly people who were always accommodating to our needs. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank brumby00
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Allan s, Manager at Summit Motel, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our Motel and you are always welcome back. Clean, quiet and comfortable are top priorties at the Summit Motel, with helpfull and friendly customer service.
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Mackay, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Summit is a wonderfully family run happy motel to stay at. Jeannene and Allan were such welcoming hosts, nothing was too much trouble for them. We stayed at the Motel with our poodle who played well with the Motel pooch named Russell. The service was great, the rooms very clean and spacious with an adjoining outdoor area for our dog. The location is perfect, it is within coo-ee of everything you need or want to do and the guest laundry was very handy for our long stay. We highly recommend The Summit Motel and will be staying there again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank David B
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Allan s, Manager at Summit Motel, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Thank you Margo and David for your lovely review of our Motel. We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Hope David is on the mend and we look foward to seeing you again.
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Sydney, Australia
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1,408 reviews
148 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 577 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014

Found the location to be sweet, within walking distance of nearly everything for the moderately fit or an easy cab ride, if not ! Spent 3 nights and everything was fine. Allan (?) the owner was extremely friendly & helpful , with help for the charging of phones/i-pods etc , advice on where to go and tips on restaurants etc. The rooms were of a good size even after the roll out was added and clean & neat. Wasn't the cheapest as price doubles during the V8 Supercars but all in all a great pick and would gladly stay again.

Room Tip: Go for the first floor if you can as you always get a bit more noise "Downunder" !!!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Skeney57
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Allan s, Owner at Summit Motel, responded to this review, July 26, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our Motel. We are glad you were happy to sleep on a trundle bed as this V8 Weekend is our peek time and there is a shortage of beds in Townsville for the whole week. Clean and comfortable rooms are our number one priority at our Motel. Thanks again and hope to see you again.
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Penrith, Australia
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118 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014

Spent a week at the Summit as home base to tour Townsville.
Owners and staff are friendly and obliging , the property is clean , quiet and skirts the CBD.
If there is a problem it is attended to straight away and the rooms have everything you could expect of a motel .
If you meet Russell , give him a pat for us.
If the pool had been heated we would have even gone for a swim :0)
If in Townsville again , we would not hesitate to stay again

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank geoffery c
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Allan s, Owner at Summit Motel, responded to this review, July 26, 2014
Thank you for the review and we're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I will pass on the message to Russell. Cool weather in Townsville over the last few weeks has made swimming a little chilly at the present time however summer will be here soon. Thanks again. Al and Jeannene
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misson beach qld
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Very clean property great location excellent hospitality highly recommend dog friendly
We would definitely stay again great view of mountain at night excellent pizza at Tony's nearby also great fish&chips at Harolds on the Strand a little expensive but great location

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Allan s, Owner at Summit Motel, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Thank you Donna and John for your review of our motel and sounds like you had a enjoyable stay with us. Hope your holiday goes to plan and if you ever return to Townsville we would love to see you again.
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Property: Summit Motel
Address: 6 Victoria St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Townsville
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Townsville
#2 Romantic Hotel in Townsville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Summit Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This highly rated Motel offers clean, quiet and comfortable rooms to all guests either for business, pleasure or long term stays, perfectly located within walking distance to The Strand, City, Castle Hill, Palmer Street and Queens Gardens. All rooms offer free high-speed WiFi (NBN), Split A/C, Fridge, Toaster, Microwave and Comfortable beds. The Motel also offers free parking for cars and larger vehicles, pool and BBQ. Smart people stay at the Summit Motel. ... more   less 
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