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The Pearly Shell Motel
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The Pearly Shell Motel
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Bowen
Reviewed August 4, 2014

We recently spent one night at the Pearly Shell Motel. The owners were great, friendly and helpful, recommended places to eat and also helped me identify a motel where my parents used to stay forty years ago. We drove out to Horseshoe Bay in the morning and found the motel, mostly unchanged, though no longer isolated as it was back then. Our room was clean and well furnished, with great décor, comfortable bed and good shower. Free wifi was a bonus.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 4, 2014

My Husband and I stayed at the Pearly Shell on the 25 June 2014 after about a 14 hour drive. The room was very comfortable and we were able to relax very quickly. Chris and Tara were very welcoming and shared their local knowledge of where to visit in Bowen before we departed the following day. We woke up early and went to Horseshoe Bay where we watched the Sunrise and went to La Sorelle for breakfast. We loved our visit to Bowen even though it was a short one. I will definitely be using this Motel again for any other road trips up North.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

I stayed there to out of desparation to escape Ita. The room was really clean, but was a bit old and tired. The motel doesn't do meals. The managers were lovely and couldn't have been more helpful (including replacing a screw that had come off my number plate).

Stayed: April 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

We were in Bowen for work and needed some shelter from the impending cyclone when Chris & Tara helped us out at very short notice. Our circumstances meant we needed to be flexible and they fixed every issue.

In between town and beaches so perfect location to explore Bowen or just as a stopover.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

Had 1 night in a twin room. Extremely clean and the linen was fresh, clean and crisp. Would recommend a stay here. The single bed was on wheels which we like as we had a 2 yr old do we put all the beds together to prevent falling out. When we moved the single we where shocked to see how clean it all was behind it. Thankyou for the quality stay.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

A clean and neat motel. All you need after a long days drive. The motel is centrally located and within a couple of minutes drive to restruants and major shopping centres. Staff were friendly and helpful and keen to answer any questions.

Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

only stayed one night on the way north to Cairns. very helpful and friendly staff. Comfortable room and comfortable beds. Value for money. Central location. No restaurant but staff recommended a few and we were not disappointed .

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about The Pearly Shell Motel

Address: 2 Don St, Bowen, Queensland 4805, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Bowen
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Bowen
Price Range: $74 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Pearly Shell Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a 12 room motel located in the beautiful seaside town of Bowen. We are conveniently located and are just a short stroll from restaurants, takeaways and convenient stores. We are value for money and the friendliest little motel in town! Whether you are working or holidaying, Bowen is the perfect location. The fishing spots are plentiful and the beaches are award winning. Come and stay a while and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in beautiful Bowen!* Pool & free bbq area* guest laundry* family rooms with kitchenettes* all rooms have kettles, toasters and microwaves* clean and fresh rooms * continental breakfast menu and meal packages available ... more   less 
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