My daughter, who is studying this semester in Townsville, and I came out to Maggie at the beginning of my trip to Australia. I had researched accomodations and while $30 for a dorm room seemed higher than the $18 that other places advertised, I wouldn't have it any other way. We stayed in a spacious 4 bed (no bunks) dorm room - "Horseshoe bay" and were the only two both nights. Jo and Peter were absolutely the most helpful and gracious hosts. When I wanted to stay an extra night, they allowed me to stay in a room in "Tom's Place" by myself in order to accomodate everyone else who wanted to extend. The entire place is quite clean and all the guests were friendly, mostly a late 20s - 60 crowd and families. They were practically full and you wouldn't know it because it was peaceful. There are 2 kitchens, 2 lanais with tvs. Those that stayed in the tents were pleased with them and didn't mind the short walk to the bathroom/showers. Arcadia Beach Guest House is across from Geoffrey bay and this time of year, we left the windows open at night to hear the waves crash on the shore. Alma Bay is a short walk and we snorkeled there. Bar, internet cafe, grocery, bus stop, etc... close by. This is not a party place. Go to Horseshoe Bay for that. Maggie reminds me of the North Shore of hawaii and i didn't want to leave. Oh, also, this is NOT a B & B, it's so much better - expect to make your own breakfast. They do have wifi...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Absolute Beach Front Quality Accommodation for all types of travellers. Stay in our 4-bed Dorm rooms, Deluxe Safari Tents, Ensuite rooms, a two-bedroomed Beach House sleeps six, and we even have the Fisherman's Hut, the choice is yours. Facilities include two communal kitchens, two lounge areas with flat screen TVs, pool table, swimming pool, BBQs and two pizza ovens. Pick up to and from the ferry in a 1970 Rolls Royce Silvershadow! Cars and Snorkle gear for hire. So..... what are you waiting for? You stay with us and the memories stay with you. See you soon in paradise on Lovely Magnetic Island. ... more less
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