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Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Have stayed at many hotels in Townsville and this definitely has the best view and excellent access to the Strand. The view was amazing and listening to the ocean (even from the seventh floor) relaxing. In the middle of the Stand where there is swimming in stinger nets, or the rock pool and a free kids water park. Great running...

1Thank Moonglowing
Placerville, California
Reviewed 25 February 2016

A bit disappointing...Yes, we had an incredible view of the bay. That was the best part. The room was average. You had to pay $2.50 a day for the use of a pool towel. Really? Also, when I asked for ice I was told it was $1.00 for a small ziplock bag. Views aren't everything.

Thank Sandi A
Mount Isa, Australia
Reviewed 22 February 2016

This is not a four star hotel. Other than the nice view there isn't anything exciting about it. The rooms are basic. The kitchette consists of a microwave, toast, sink and a couple of plates so cannot really cook anything. They take a holding fee on your credit card upon arrival. I had to chase and chase again to get...

Thank rubes84
Hampshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2016

This was only a short stay for us and the room could have been a little bigger but it did include a kitchenette which was great. The room had a balcony with beautiful views towards Magnetic Island. Walk into town via the Esplanade takes about fifteen minutes. Pool also very nice.

Thank MartjeUK
Walkhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2016

We had a 10th floor corner apartment. This gave us extra room in the kitchenette. The views from up here are lovely. The room was fine but the building is a bit dated. The corridor leading to the apartment was smelly - needed ventilation, but once in the apartment there was no problem. Reception staff were helpful but reception is...

1Thank Richardt1008
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Disappointed with our visit this time, this was our 2nd stay here. Booked the most expensive room 1101 corner suite on the 11 floor to have a lovely experience. Wifi did not work at any time with our 9 night stay. Was told by staff its because its a corner room with alot of concrete & thats Townsville. The whole...

Thank K s
Tetbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

After checking out Townsville centre we were directed to The Strand where there are many self catering apartments. With everybody being so helpful in Australia we quickly found a tall apartment complex with fourteen floors. All the balconies overlook the sea and beach and onward to Magnetic Island and the port is to the left. We chose a room each...

1Thank Pete K
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Perfect spot for New Years along the strand! I like all rooms have their own verandahs...excpet shame about the hot air blowing in your face from the aircon... Nice clean rooms! The pool area is excellent

Thank poss83
Fanoe, Denmark
Reviewed 3 February 2016

it was a very nice room, seaview and all, everything was perfect, EXCEPT the very poor Wifi, being a travel journalist i need Wifi and specifically asked for this . what did i get : a nightmare. the staff could not and would not help me either. so i had to leave........

Thank robertpeel189533
Mooloolaba, Australia
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Needs to be refurbished more like a backpackers, don't know how it got such good reviews, the only good points are the location, though the Strand can be noisy, and it is clean, but there was a faintly unpleasant smell in the corridors and room. The bed was only a double, the couch to small to sleep on.

Thank Linda D

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Aquarius on the Beach

Address: The Aquarius 75 The Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Townsville
Price Range: RM330 - RM441 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Aquarius on the Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 130
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“Balconies are very small and if one is not at ease with hights can be quite a challenge sitting out.”
 of 5 bubbles rich052017, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try and get the upper floors for a better view.”
 of 5 bubbles mountainash65, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“great views”
 of 5 bubbles 48sharnaf, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have the same view of the bay, level 6 and up has a view over the tree tops.”
 of 5 bubbles debjack2015, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The further away from the Watermark hotel the better.”
 of 5 bubbles Ert53, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
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