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Wongai Beach Hotel

2 Wees St, Horn Island, Queensland 4875 Australia
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The Wongai Beach Hotel provides four star accommodation on Horn Island, the landing strip of the Torres Straits. With 21 self-contained units, maintained gardens and separate pool area, an onsite restaurant and bar and conference facilities, The Wongai Beach Hotel is truly a home away from home for business and leisure travellers alike. Full of culture, history, and untouched natural beauty, your stay on Horn Island is guaranteed to be a unique experience that you will remember for the rest of your life.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
Billiards
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Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
Outdoor pool
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
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English
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CJ S wrote a review 4 Apr
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Me and a few friends stayed in March this year and really enjoyed our time, we only stayed the night as we had to continue the tour of Torres Strait the next morning. But the rooms are in immaculate condition, staff are super friendly and the manager (Kylie) was extremely nice and helpful! 10/10 stay!!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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TrailBlazer721724 wrote a review Mar 2024
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Amazing trip to Horn Island after travelling through the north of QLD. The Wongai is a lovely hotel/pub with good amenities and even a pool. Staff are very friendly and the food was excellent! Transfers were easy to arrange. Will be returning in the near future.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Rohan W wrote a review Mar 2024
Nhulunbuy, Australia20 contributions15 helpful votes
I have stayed at this property multiple times over the past few years when working within the Torres Strait. The staff are excellent and always accommodating. The accommodation itself is comfortable and always very clean. There is always a continental breakfast in the fridge, the pool is lovely and the bar is a huge plus. The Wongai also serve awesome food for lunch and dinner out of their onsite restaurant. I would absolutely recommend the Wongai for anyone visiting the Torres Strait or transiting through Horn Island. The Wongai is the gateway to the Torres Strait!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Dutchy wrote a review Mar 2024
Gold Coast Hinterland, Australia1 contribution
Friendly and very helpful staff. Clean unit with traditional Wongai ready in fridge. Was picked up from airport with staffs-members private car as phone lines were down. Nice food in restaurant. Pool looking very inviting but it was raining and I needed to go to bed after a long travel day.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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EzzyAdventure wrote a review Nov 2023
Cairns, Australia3 contributions
Didn't want to leave - such a magical part of Australia everyone needs to experience. Local Saying goes - If you eat the local Wongai Plum, you will always return, so I did. Hope its true cause I had such a peaceful escape. Locals and staff are super friendly, great beaches to explore and best fishing ever off the jetty. Highly recommend
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Neecey wrote a review Oct 2022
Sydney, Australia19 contributions
Very friendly and helpful staff. Easy to arrange a transfer from the airport. Our room was clean and comfortable. The hotel is a little dated and could go with some TLC but I imagine covid put anything like that on hold. Nevertheless, we had everything we needed for a short stay. Breakfast is provided by way of bread, butter, cereals, fruit, condiments etc. tea and coffee making facilities are available in the rooms. Again, it certainly met our needs. The food is “pub food” and the serves are enormous. There is a good variety on offer. The bar staff( particularly Shauna and Leo) are so good👍👍. The pool is nice and is cleaned daily. Unfortunately the sail cloth cover shown in the hotel photo is missing which meant the pool water was warm and no protection from the sun. Very happy overall.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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HofH999 wrote a review June 2022
Melbourne, Australia1124 contributions345 helpful votes
We decided to star here rather than pay a bizarre $380 per night at the CY Peninsula. Great decision. Half that price, very comfortable room, nice pool, great restaurant, lovely crew. Don’t be put off by the 4X or Tab signs at the front. A real gem
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ian C wrote a review June 2022
Parramatta, Australia39 contributions10 helpful votes
Very simple but classy hotel with all the TAB and Keno connections (I do play Keno). Pool table, which tends to be the center of attention most nights, with a local comp organised by 'Link'; one of the staff, who interacts with the Islander locals really well. The cabins in the accommodation area are quite modern and spacy, and are maintained well. The pool is a standard 15m with a side wading pool. The grounds are kept very clean. The staff are great and friendly. The mix of accents was a point of conversation every time I went to the bar. The meals are unbelievably good... I had the best seafood marinara ever there and the other meals were equally as delicious. Went to the Torres Strait to visit a mate, which went wrong when my mate got serious ill on the day I was transferring to his Island - he had to fly to Cairns for surgery. Needless to say I was at a loss with what to do for three extra days in the remoteness of the far north. Link got me onto Derik (separate review) and I had two great extra trips that I hadn't planned on. Things are a bit more expensive overall, but you have to expect that when you are on a relatively remote island and everything has to be shipped in. Would I go back again ... yes!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Flora M wrote a review Apr 2022
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Came to the Wongais at 7:30pm and asked… When is last food takeaways order for tonight? The man said 8:30pm. Come back to the bar at 8.03pm and got told it finished at 8.00pm…. And they still never let me order meals minutes after 8.00pm. It’s not like we have options to go to place to eat.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Elizabeth W wrote a review Oct 2021
Thornlands, Australia20 contributions14 helpful votes
Having traveled up to the Torres Strait from Cairns on our live aboard boat, last night we decided to treat ourselves to dinner ashore. And knowing that the Wongai Beach Hotel had very recently changed hands we were also keen to check it out. We were glad we did so. In the restaurant waitress/greeter Tamara was very welcoming and helpful. There were quite a few diners in, also a large group. Tamara advised us that the large group had not received their meals we would probably have to wait approx 20 minutes. So we took our drinks outside and were happy to wait. We had ordered steak and chips and were not disappointed. Our medium/rare steaks were cooked to perfection, the chips were crispy and the small but tasty salad was excellent. Wine is not available by the glass but can be purchased by the bottle. Or, for $10 there is a good selection of small 185ml bottles of red or white wine. We each had a small bottle of Shiraz, which gave us a good sized glass. With the option of sharing another small bottle should we want a ‘top-up’. Summary:- a very pleasant evening with friendly staff and an excellent chef. Well done everyone!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AU$207 - AU$255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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AustraliaQueenslandHorn Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wongai Beach Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Wongai Beach Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Green Fort Hill (3.9 km), Torres Strait Heritage (0.5 km), and Peddells -Thursday Island Tours (2.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Wongai Beach Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Wongai Beach Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Wongai Beach Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Wongai Beach Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Wongai Beach Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ma:Kai, The Federal Hotel, and Torres Hotel.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Wongai Beach Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Wongai Beach Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Wongai Beach Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Wongai Beach Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Horn Island.
Are there any historical sites close to Wongai Beach Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Green Fort Hill (3.9 km).