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Tropical Palms Inn
Brisbane, Australia
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142 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“clean and tidy”
Reviewed July 10, 2011

This place was inexpensive and so the cleanliness of the room and the quality of the room was a nice surprise! The room was self-contained, allowing us to save money by cooking our own meals. The staff were friendly and we will definately be back!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2010

Good friendly service and a good clean basic room, close to a pub / restaurant and a few small shops.
Onsite 4wd or scooter rental was a bonus. The lovely lady owner / manager was only too happy to help with suggestions.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Gunzburg, Germany
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50 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2010

Close to the beach in Picnic Bay, this is a good choice for your visit to Magnetic. The rooms were clean, roomy and quiet. Staff was very friendly, and there's even a "resident" very charming possum, living in one rain drain. DVD and 4WD rental possible.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2008

Had a great stay, helpful and friendly owner, nice clean room, quiet location, super close to beach front! And the police station, across the road!!! Our room was a package deal that includes 4WD/car rental. Owner of hotel supply a handy map of the lsland inside the 4WD. The map clearly tells you where the essential of the Island are-the supermarket, cafe, gas station and other point of interest. The 4WD was very useful and it worked out great for us to get around in, since the local bus service comes ONCE every hour (stop outside the hotel front door) NOTE: There are some very bumpy unsealed road that only 4WD can handle on the Island, local Moke car rental are not allow on unsealed roads, too dangerous. The unsealed roads lead to the Island best snorkelling site- Arthur Bay and Radical Bay, and best look out points.

Room include DVD player and small flatscreen TV, reception has DVD for hire at $2. Reception also sell snack food, cold drinks and fish bait. Beautiful red winged parrot /King parrot handing around the trees and pool.

  • Liked — Personal service
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Barcelona
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170 reviews
156 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 13, 2008

Recently refurbished motel-style accommodation with cooking facilities in a tranquil location on the southern tip of Magnetic Island (Picnic Bay), surrounded by tropical gardens filled with noisy and spectacular birdlife. Our 1st floor room was bright, clean and spacious, the bed comfortable, and the owners friendly. There are 3 local restaurants, a pub and bottle shop within easy walking distance (no supermarket, but limited groceries can be bought at the TP Inn), and connecting buses from the ferry drop you off at the door. Although the best walking is in the NE of the Island (40 min bus journey to the Forts turnoff and Horseshoe Bay, or hire a vehicle), there is an excellent little local walk from the TP Inn up to Hawkins Point (1 hour return), and the sea front jetty area makes for pleasant strolling. The 8km road/track to West Point (behind the Inn) is walkable – admittedly nothing special but good exercise, and the final beach is worth the wait. We enjoyed our stay here and would return.

  • Liked — The room, morning birdsong, and location
  • Disliked — Fridge a bit noisy at night
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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Property: Tropical Palms Inn
Address: 34 Picnic St, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Magnetic Island
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Magnetic Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tropical Palms Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Magnetic Island's Tropical Palms Inn provides comfortable accommodation in a garden setting close to Picnic Bay Beach, hotel, restaurants, jetty and Golf Club. You can swim, soak up the sun, stroll through the park and explore the National Park. The self contained, air conditioned units include a kitchenette with cooking facilities, microwave, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, television and DVD player (movies available). Facilities include pool, guest laundry, gas barbecues, landscaped gardens, & car hire. ... more   less 
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