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Bluewater Harbour Motel

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#1 of 8 Hotels in Bowen
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stay here on my work trips. The hotel is great but what makes it 5 stars is the service. Always greeted after a big trip with a chat that makes me feel welcome. The mints on the bed are fantastic touch.

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

Good Morning Jacqui W, The mints are our secret weapon Jacqui they are the best hey. Can I use your great review to tell people that our Dining room is now open Monday to Thursday. I am loving the cooking and our Bar and dining room is going great for us. Many Thanks Jacqui. Kim Dale.

Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stay at the Blue water each time I visit Bowen for work. Staff are friendly, and rooms are clean. It is starting to get a little dated but comfortable nevertheless. I like how the rooms have ceiling fans.

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

Hi Vanessa, We would be lost without our regulars like yourself and that makes it a special thank you for your kind thoughts today. Many Thanks Kimberley, Kim and Debbie.

Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Staff extremely friendly and very helpful. Room cool, clean and comfortable with free WI-FI included. Big screen TV with Foxtel movie channel good value for money. I will definitely stay next time I'm passing by Bowen.

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

Hi Aussie Ralph, Many Thanks for the review mate. We do work hard at providing value for money to all of our clients. Cheers Mate. Kimberley, Kim and Debbie.

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This place is a lovely comfy motel close to the Main Street and harbour/marina. Despite the cyclone being only days before the staff had cleaned up and were fighting through. Examples Include awesome meals (breakfast And dinners), great smiling service, rooms that got a little wet we're dried well and everyone just Got on with things. Well done keep up...

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

Hi Jeffl, The best thing about building and running our motel has been the Crew that we work with here. Never before has this been so obvious than the Heroic job that our crew did during and after the Cyclone. Being a base for an emergency service management team we had to stay open without missing a beat. I am...

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I stayed overnight at the Bluewater Harbour hotel due to other house been unavailable to live after cyclone Debbie. I noticed the garden setting rooms are lovely and its staff are very welcoming and down to earth to each and everyone of its guests. The food is amaculate and I must say they know how to cook a steak. I...

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

Tom M, Many Thanks mate we are glad that we were able to help you in a difficult time. Kimberley, Kim and Debbie.

Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Very friendly staff, nice spacious clean room. Excellent meal in the dining room made from fresh local ingredients. A real treat and highly recommend. Short walk to the harbour and Main Street. I would say this motel is one of the best in Bowen.

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

Love that Wandiemoo, I am the owner and the cook so it is a double recommendation. Many Thanks, Kimbo.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 March 2017

If you are stopping in Bowen for the night after a long drive, this is the place to stay. It is simply the best in Bowen. The rooms are modern, generously proportioned and clean. Staff are focused on customer service, which seems to be a rarity these days. I cannot recommend this enough.

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

Greg G, That is a champion review thank you Greg G. Many Thanks, Kimberley, Kim and Debbie.

Gunnedah, Australia
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Have stayed here both for personal and business trips on numerous occasions over the last 5 years, and I can honestly say it's one of the best Motels in Bowen, trust me as I've stayed at others which were average at best. Kim is always welcoming and good to chat to on arrival. Nothing is too much trouble. Quality family...

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

Champion TheBigMarn Many Thanks, That Is a fantastic review but the best praise is that you come back to stay with us. Many Thanks, Kimberley, Kim and Debbie.

Cairns Region, Australia
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Visited recently with my family including a young baby. Unfortunately the room needs a good clean with carpets staining your feet and the baby's arms from crawling due to dirt. Overall I'm not sure how this rates number one on TripAdvisor

3Thank Michael B
188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review

Whoa that's one through to the keeper. something went wrong in your day and I am sorry for you that it happened Cheers, Kim Dale.

Biloela, Australia
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Service is wonderful and friendly. Great location for the rest of Bowen. Adjoining rooms opened for families so very convenient. Air conditioned. Pool was refreshing at night. Great for families. Can't recommend enough.

Thank Davidinho78
188Kimbo, Owner at Bluewater Harbour Motel, responded to this review

Good Morning Davidinho78, Yes our interconnecting rooms are great for families and we are always upgrading the pool and surrounds. Many Thanks, Kimberley, Kim and Debbie.

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built by Kim and Debbie in 2008 we offer the best in Country Hospitality. 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 available. Wonderful Steak and Seafood in our Dining Room and Bar. Open Monday to Thursday for meals or Room Service. We are Central to all of Bowens Pubs and the Free Water Park at front Beach. 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 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bluewater Harbour Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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“Garden room would seem quieter as there is no parking in front of the room.”
GLR01, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are on the ground floor which is good. There is no traffic noise so room selection is not an issue”
gaila21, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms along the front have lush garden seating outside.”
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“None to offer - all good”
williamg66, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms ground level all quiet”
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