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“The best position in Cooktown” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Seaview Motel

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Seaview Motel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Cooktown
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
32 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“The best position in Cooktown”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

A bit more expensive than some of the other options available in town but by far the nicest outlook. Friendly staff and a clean comfortable budget room leading on to a lawn area overlooking the water. A good place to bring your dinner or glass of wine and watch the sun set over the water. No need to walk into town ( although really close!) to buy drinks as they sell very reasonably priced soft drinks and beer on site.

Room Tip: Budget rooms at the front with only a few steps to get to them.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank Hotelinspector08
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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cairns
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2012

Our stay at this property was very comfortable we were actually in a budget room. This room was medium sized but was very clean and had everthing you needed. The view from the front door was stunning. Was a very good price and would definatley stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank monique t
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Perth, Australia
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98 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2012

All the rooms look out over the estuary which is really nice. Our room was clean but small. There were rooms that had been recently renovated but there were non available and I'm not sure the extra charge would have been worth it. We were disappointed to find there was no breakfast available and we had to walk down the street for breakfast. The location is really good as it is opposite the wharf and a nice walk along the foreshore to the main part of town.

Room Tip: some rooms have a micro wave but they cost a bit more and you need to think if its worth paying for
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank chookPerthWA
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2012

Stayed for one night following Australia Day in the new rooms and was very impressed. The room was clean, comfortable and pleasant sitting on the balcony. Not keen on the older rooms but the new refurbished rooms will be my choice whenever I am back. The front staff were also very helpful and made our stay pleasant.

Room Tip: Stay in the newer refurbished rooms
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank IStayThereforeIAm
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cairns, qld
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34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2012

Overall good value. Nice quiet and scenic location

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank shanus13
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Australia
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126 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2012

I think all rooms have a water view. Some rooms are newer and better appointed. We stayed in a fairly basic option, but with the rain coming and planning to stay only one night it was ok. The upshot is that it is very well located near the water. But since the town is quite small one could stay anywhere. Nice to wake up to the view of the river.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Krakonosh
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Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
64 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2011

I have stayed at the Seaview Motel twice, each time being for about 5-6 nights.The rooms I stayed in were always across the driveway from the pool and office building. The rooms were always clean and the staff friendly on check-in and check-out.

One night I forgot to shut the louvres (windows) in the bathroom, and came home to a few spiders in the bathroom and a cockroach in the main room. I had an inkling that something like this may happen, so, being the city-type female that I am, I'd packed some insect spray and used quite a bit that night!!! Given that this motel is in North Queensland, I think some insect screens on the windows would be handy!!

Most afternoons there will be fellow travellers out on the (common) front patio having a few beers and a yarn. Thankfully, they all seem to go into their rooms after sunset, so you can generally get a decent night's sleep.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank AnonOzTraveller81
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Additional Information about Seaview Motel

Property: Seaview Motel
Address: 178 Charlotte Street, Cooktown, Queensland 4895, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cooktown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Cooktown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 43
Also Known As:
Seaview Hotel Cooktown
Seaview Motel Cooktown, Queensland

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