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“A bit expensive for basic room” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Jardine Motel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Thursday Island
Cairns
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35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A bit expensive for basic room”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

The Jardine is in the main street of Thursday Island, it is an older motel that has had some renovation. The room I stayed in had a nice view of the Coral sea. There is a fan and an airconditioner you may also open a window to get sea breezes, although it's usally pretty humid most of the year. The shower had a small hip bath which needed to be stepped over to use the shower.I found the taps hard to turn off and on and the toilet cistern kept running. There is a jug and fridge no microwave. The restaurant has nice food but is expensive mains being around $34-$44,, the staff were friendly and helpful, the room was clean, with a queen and single bed. TI has a small supermarket just around the corner from the Jardine, you reach TI by flying to Horn Island and then catching the ferry across. The ferry has a bus at the airport to make the transfer between the airport and ferry.

Room Tip: There is a look on the Island and on Horn there is WW2 museaum and tour. Kazu pearls offers a great...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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1 Thank luckygirlcairns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

Where do I start? I do not recognise the Motel the other reviewers describe. I did not have high expectations so was not disappointed.

Unlike the other reviews, bland reception, no help with luggage up the stairs, telephone dusty and did not work, no remote for the airconditioner, bright lights outside the room on all night and no hot water in the morning which did not really matter as I was so hot anyway. Thick curtains which of you leave open everyone can see into your room.

It took half an hour for our drinks to arrive from the bar. I think it depends who you are here-regulars can stay inside but others get to stay in the tin extension rooms outside in the car park which is where we were.

The food was great but I expected more seafood on the menu.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jennytripper
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

I stayed two nights at the Jardine, and must agree, the service and genuine warmth from management and staff made my stay a real pleasure. The room itself was immaculate, the bar and restaurant were wonderful, and had the chance to have a good old fashioned yarn with the owner. I highly recommend the Jardine to anyone looking to stay on Thursday Island, and will definitely stay again myself next time I'm on Thursday Island. Thank you! (Alex Anastasi- Murray Island)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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2 Thank Alex A
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

Stayed at the Jardine Motel for 4 nights as part of a work trip. This is the 2nd time I have stayed here and was pleased to be welcomed back by my name, this was such a nice personal touch. Staff were welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Dinner in the Resturant was as fine a meal as you would find in any top resturant on the mainland. Rooms bright, relaxing was upgraded to a ocean view - WOW. I was provided a map upon request and the front office blond hair guy marked spots of interest and also the location of certain places I had to visit. Ordered Room service - meal was hot and fast unlike many other hotels i have stayed in. More then happy to stay again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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1 Thank Tim W
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Geelong, Australia
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

On arriving at this Motel we had no idea of the wonderful sutprise we were instore for.
As we were with a tour group the staff went out of their way to hel with all the luggage and in any other way they could. The rooms were clean and comfortable but the big surprise was the Dining Menu. It would have matched any first class restaurant in Sydney or any other capital city and the presentation of the food was as equal to any anywhere.
I would recommend this motel to anybody thinking of visiting Thursday Island.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Valerie H
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2012

Good rooms for its location but just a warning never stay during the week end even on friday nights live band makes it impossible to sleep. And don't bother using the do not clean door messages staff will enter when ever they want.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank StatewideQLDTraveler
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Boyd, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2012

We stayed 5 nights. From the time of our arrival we found the staff to be pleasant and very helpful. By the time we left they were like old friends. The room was clean and comfortable, there was a queen and twin bed, a table with two chairs and plenty of room to move around. The fridge and the a/c were cold and everything worked properly. Free WiFi was a plus. Pool and surrounding area was well manicured and always clean, very relaxing atmosphere. Views of the sea were unbeatable. The Somerset has good food and service.
TI is a beautiful place, if you find yourself in this remote part of Australia take time to explore the island and get to know the people who live there.
Big thanks to the staff for a very memorable visit.

Room Tip: Upstairs, sea view.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Sheri L
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Property: Jardine Motel
Address: Normanby St / Victoria Pde, Thursday Island, Queensland 4875, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Thursday Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Thursday Island
Also Known As:
Jardine Hotel Thursday Island

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