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Bluewater Harbour Motel

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Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked in here on our drive from Cairns to Brisbane. The service was excellent and the rooms are large and clean. After travelling most of the day it was very refreshing to book into a motel that had excellent meals on premise at a reasonable price. Would return and would recommend

Thank Linette P
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its beautifully created and maintained by the most lovely and beautiful team. Love the bluewater harbour team. Highly recommend this place because its a place to be if you're visiting and staying bowen!!

Thank Savneet K
188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review

Hi Savneet K, Thank You for your wonderful review. Many Thanks, Kimberley, Kim and Debbie. More 

Batemans Bay, Australia
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390 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose to stay at this Motel on a Far North Queensland road trip, and this was an overnight stay for us. The room was clean, tidy and quite roomy and had everything you would need including a microwave oven, coffee machine and toaster. There was a small courtyard at the back of the room with table and chairs. Breakfast... More 

Thank pandd1946
188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review

Thank You pandd1946, Your thoughts are most welcome on our motel. I did enjoy talking to you in our dining room and at breakfast and your thoughts on our rooms are very accurate. We spoke at length about the qualities of the various Fishes that we offer on our menu. Coral Trout , of course is the best Ocean fish... More 

Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved my stay at Bluewater Harbour Motel. First when I checked in I was met with warm friendly smiling good people. I felt very welcomed and the atmosphere is cosy and peaceful. I swam in their pool. I couldn't believe that I only had to pay $142 for my room in a 4 star motel overnight. It has a... More 

Thank Moi A
188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review

What a wonderful review and description of our motel. We really care about the little things that make a stay in any motel memorable and valuable. We love our motel and our clients make our efforts so worth while. Thank You for your kindness and your words have been passed on to all of our team. Many Thanks, Kimberley, kim... More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our six night stay with Kim and Debbie was faultless! These guys could not have been more accommodating. They are a wealth of local knowledge and went out of their way to make us feel at home throughout our stay. Our Family room was generously sized and well appointed for a family of five with a kitchen, coffee maker, two... More 

Thank Lisa A
188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review

Whoa Thanks Lisa M, It is wonderful to receive such a heart warming endorsement about what we are trying so hard to achieve here. I so love cooking for all of our guests. Its my mid life crisis. Most blokes buy a sports car or take up Golf. My after 'career' Career is in the kitchen and its great fun... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

This was a work trip so no time to really enjoy the area but I left Mackay and arrived just on dusk and Kim greated me with a big smile and welcome. Check in and what to order for dinner sorted and then I could relax. Room was large, clean and well equipped. Then dinner - amazing. I was hungry... More 

Thank Sallee m
188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review

Hi Sallee m, Whoa I am a Puppy Dog. I just love people talking about the meals that I have cooked for them. It was a great night when you were with us. A nice group of people that night but especially everyone who were dinning in our Outdoor Area. Come back to stay with us soon Sallee. Many Thanks,... More 

Cairns, Australia
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The one night stay at the Bluewater motel was excellent. Very roomy, clean and comfortable, complete with well chosen appliance.Highly recommended for a stay in Bowen.Very close to some very good dining and sightseeing in a town that appears to be in progress.

Thank jjfenech
188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review

Good Morning jjfenech, I am pleased that you see the beauty of Bowen. We have so much faith in our town and it is a fantastic place to live. Natural Beauty and very nice people. And thanks for liking our motel too. Kimberley, Kim and Debbie. More 

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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Have stayed here before (6 years ago) .. so booked again on this trip from Cairns back to home. Everything about the motel is excellent .. from the the helpful .. friendly .. efficient staff at reception .. to the rooms which looked as good or better than 6 yrs ago! .. faultlessly clean .. roomy .. spacious for a... More 

Thank Brenton B
188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review

Many Thanks Brenton B, Its great to have our clients coming back. They all appreciate Bowen and what we do here at our motel. Cleanliness is what we aim for and our team are just the best people. Cheers, Kimberley, Kim and Debbie. More 

Newcastle, Australia
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325 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Wife and I stayed one night and were more than satisfied. Starting with check in with friendly co hosts. Room was all we needed and lady was helpful with suggestions. Good bed and shower, air con was effective. wifi good. close to everything and price fair

Thank philandgwenh
188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review

Hi philandgwenh, Thanks for this lovely review guys. Kimberley, Kim and Debbie. More 

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18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Just spent 2 nights at the Bluewater Harbour Motel in Bowen, Queensland and We were very happy with our stay. The property was extremely well maintained as everything was very up to date. Our double room was spotless, the WiFi was very strong and there was even a drip coffee maker which we hadn't seen before in Australian motels and... More 

Thank sleigher48
188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review

Hi sleigher48, Thank you guys. Kimberley is so well versed on the features of Bowen and places to go. Our Filter Coffee in the rooms is a hit with all of our guest and we will be installing a full coffee machine this week in our Bar/Coffee/Dining room. Thanks for talking about how wonderful the snorkelling is at Horsehoe Bay.... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
AAA Tourism Rated FOUR STAR built new by us in 2008. 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 and a Three Bedroom Townhouse available. Fantastic Breakfasts Seven Days a Week. Stay close by and enjoy meals from Bowen's Restaurant/Hotels. Its just a short walk to The Central Hotel, The Larikin Hotel, The Dennison Hotel and the historically significant Grandview Hotel. 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 

Additional Information about Bluewater Harbour Motel

Address: 1 Powell St, Bowen, Queensland 4805, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Bowen
Price Range: $119 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bluewater Harbour Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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