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Bluewater Harbour Motel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Bowen
Certificate of Excellence
Mackay, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Clean, friendly and comfortable”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

I found my one-night stay at this motel to be very pleasant. Staff were super friendly and helpful!
Rooms are very clean with all you need. Location means its super quiet and peaceful!! Thanks for a pleasant time.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Tahnee A
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188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Hi Tahnee, Thank you for your review.
The Motel is in a super quiet area but still so close to the Town Center.
Hope to see you again and please continue to review. it is a greatly appreciated by us.
Cheers,
Kim Dale.
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Gladstone, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Wow, what a place to stay! The cleanliness and facilities that these rooms offer is outstanding. Great location as Woolies is 1/2 a min up the road and the esplanade is 1/2 a min down the road but it is as quiet as can be as it is not on the main st.
It was an absolute pleasure to be able to sleep our 4 children in their own room, making use of the interconnecting doors and the spacious bathrooms. With a full size fridge, a huge TV and well equipped kitchenette this really is a home away from home.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Michelle G
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188Kimbo, Manager at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. It is a personal goal of ours to strive to make our guests feel as though they are staying in a home away from home so you have taken the words right out of our mouth. We hope to see you and your family again soon next time you're visiting Bowen.

Kind Regards,

Kimberley Rigley
Manager
Bluewater Harbour Motel
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

Is good as a stop over. Don't walk out at night drive as area is a bit dark and dingy. Good rooms. Clean ish. Stand are really helpful . Parking is limited. Place is hard to find. Cheap. But you get what you pay. Limited photos of motel should set alarm bells ringing. Full of construction workers.

Stayed October 2012
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Thank RJ-JMR
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188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Thank you for your response. We are always striving to improve our service to our guests and make their stay more enjoyable. Since your stay we have increased photos on all our booking websites to allow guests checking in to better see our establishment. Although we are open to the general travelling guest, we are a corporate motel and during your stay we were full with a company of workers. We hope this hasn't deterred you from staying with us again and hope to see you in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Kimberley Rigley
Manager
Bluewater Harbour Motel
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mackay
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

If you are stranded in Bowen and do not know to go, try the Bluewater Harbour Motel. They have got every thing you need, coffee, tea, milk and bisquits. The rooms are spacious, modern and clean. A/C, fridge and comfy beds gonna make your stay there perfect.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank chris m
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188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are always striving to give our guests everything they need to make their stay even more enjoyable. Even if they are checking in after hours. We look forward to seeing you in the near future.
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

Came accross this little gem while traveling home from port Douglas and absolute beautiful place, management very friendly and helpful, rooms very high quality and super clean lots of room for a family of 5 and very comfortable. This motel has everything you could ask for the pool was wonderful and the rooms furnished with impecable taste would love to have stayed longer, a family could easily stay here for a weeks holiday congratulations on such a great place loved it so much would love to stay again have already told all my friends/family and very affordable.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank caseybabe
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188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Many thanks for your Review Kim Dale.
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Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here as part of a work do. It was brilliant rooms clean and tidy big tv and powerful shower. The staff are even better and thanks for the beers! Best motel I have stayed in Oz! Only place to stay in Bowen!

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Kevin F
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188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Dear ajbros,
I cant wait for the next eclipse as we meet lots of enthusiastic friendly and fun filled people like yourselves.
Love it when our recommendations and Breakfasts are so thoroughly endorsed.
Many thanks,
Kim Dale.
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Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

We stayed at the Bluewater Harbour, as part of the arrangements for our trip and what a nice susprise! Absolutely spotless room with everything and more! Specially the coffee percolator in our room! It was a very nice touch in a city where everything seems to close at midday on Saturdays. It is centrally located and one can walk to downtown Bowen easily! Next morning we had an outstanding breakfast cooked by the owners. Really, a great experience!
Jose'.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Thank asdfderewfF
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Property: Bluewater Harbour Motel
Address: 1 Powell St, Bowen, Queensland 4805, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Bowen
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Bowen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bluewater Harbour Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built by Kim and Debbie in 2008 we offer the best in Country Hospitality. Located close to Bowen's Town Centre and Front Beach our Corporate Style Motel is perfect for Business and Family Holidays. Let the Kids Cool Down at the close by Free Front Beach Water-Park that has Electric BBQues, Picnic Area, Play Ground and fantastic Skate Park for the older Kids. The Bluewater Motel has Extra Large One and Two Bedroom Motel units and we also have Two Bedroom Villas available. Wonderful Steak and Seafood in our Dining Room and Bar. Open Monday to Thursday for meals or Room Service. We are Central to all of Bowens Pubs and the Free Water Park at front Beach. Stroll to the North Coast Cruising Yacht Club for the wonderful view and Food Freaks Restaurant. All units are Ground Floor with Undercover Car Parking. Let the kids enjoy our 12 Meter Salt Water pool and cook up a family feast on one of our two covered BBQue areas. Our Motel Manager, Kimberley Rigley has a great team who will ensure that you will enjoy your stay. ... more   less 
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