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11 Dalrymple St, Bowen, Queensland 4805 Australia
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#3 of 10 hotels in Bowen
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All rooms are fully furnished and self contained and come complete with separate en suite, bedroom, kitchenette and large lounge area. All bedrooms are fully air conditioned and ceiling fans are installed in the living areas. Facilities and Services: - BBQ & Entertainment area - All motel units are ground floor - Dedicated Disabled unit available - Generous room size - 8 channels of free Austar entertainment (including Nickelodeon) - Ample car & boat parking - Air-conditioner in bedrooms; ceiling fan in lounge room and bedroom - Kitchenettes in each room - Boat parking - The closest boat ramp is 100m - Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Eftpos accepted
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Free parking
Wifi
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Vending machine
Beach
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Paid wifi
Picnic area
Self-serve laundry
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Microwave
Refrigerator
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Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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TravellerPete1475 wrote a review 3 Aug
Melbourne, Australia330 contributions71 helpful votes
Settled on this motel as nearly all other Bowen places booked out. Friendly check in, our room was clean enough but it was pretty basic. Separate lounge and kitchenette okay for a short stay, bedroom smallish with a queen bed that wobbled, and the bathroom - well the bathroom needs help. Basically a wet room, the basin cabinet is disintegrating, shower floods everywhere and toilet is old. It all functioned though. For the price, we expected something a little better standard but it seems mine or road workers are filling Bowen accommodation regardless.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Think carefully about value for money in Bowen, it’s all very pricey
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OzjohnBrisbane wrote a review July 2022
Brisbane, Australia68 contributions50 helpful votes
Stayed two nights at this property. The staff were friendly and rooms clean and the property is in a quite location, but handy to the main business district. There are kitchen facilities in each room. I was charged $139 a night which I thought was good value for money in a mining area where motel prices are often inflated. However, it is important to note that this property has been converted from a nursing home to a motel. As a result car parking is remote from the rooms which could be an issue for people with mobility limitations and/or a lot of luggage. In the rooms there is no purpose-built place, such as a folding stand, to store a suitcase. There was no rubbish bin in the bathroom - very unusual for a motel int this price range. Both these deficiencies could be rectified without significant expenditure. The bathroom lighting was very poor and the wash basin rather small. No work desk is provided for business people wanting to do work in their rooms. Surprisingly, the option of breakfast (even a continental one) is not provided for guests to purchase - very unusual for a motel in this price range. The bottom line is that this property is fine for agile (mainly male) workers associated with the mining industry but for those wanting a traditional motel where one can park the car at the door, do some work in their room and enjoy a continental breakfast in their room before departure this is not the property for you. This motel appears to enjoy a high occupancy rate because of the mining industry but if it was located in a more competitive environment it would be attending to at least small issues like no rubbish bin in the bathroom, no suitcase stand and the provision of least a continental breakfast. Fortunately there are other accommodation options in Bowen.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Jack C wrote a review June 2022
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My stay at the Port Denison Motor Inn at Bowen was great. The room was excellent and the staff were super friendly and most helpful. The position of the motel is great as it's within walking distance of the nearby hotels and restaurants. I'm looking forward to my next stay!!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Brian P wrote a review Mar 2022
Cairns Region, Australia41 contributions13 helpful votes
We chose a Garden Room ,quiet, clean spacious and comfortable., what one expects for the price. Close to the Grand View Hotel for meals. The only negatives are no parking near your unit, so depending on which unit you are in it can be a struggle with luggage, hence the average mark on service.. Trying to be diplomatic I do feel those of a portly body shape may find the shower a tad claustrophobic, not much room to move. Comfortable bed, quiet location.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Ozziemovers wrote a review Jan 2022
Balmain, Australia297 contributions83 helpful votes
This popular motel represents good value and excellent location. Rooms are well equipped although air conditioner only in the bedroom made for a cold bedroom and warm lounge area. Just a little thing but great baggage trolleys made checking in and out easy.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: Beach front rooms have good views
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Mariecrane wrote a review Oct 2021
Cairns, Australia2 contributions
What a great Motel the Port Denison Motor Inn is. A perfect place to stay and the owners/managers are very friendly and helpful. I have stayed here twice in the past month and the rooms are clean, fresh and have everything you need. Will certainly be back and will recommend to other travelling friends and family.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Michael G wrote a review Oct 2021
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Attempted to book in on 12 October with my jacketed assistance dog and was told ‘you are not coming in here with that dog’ I explained that he is an fully qualified assistance dog the same as an seeing eye dog and displayed a primary handler card, the owner said we let assistance dogs in but you are not sight impaired and your dog will pee on the carpet, at that point we left and notified them that we will take further action. Not veteran friendly at all
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Chris C wrote a review Aug 2021
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Always stay at this motel when passing through Bowen, have been for the past six years . Good rooms and always nice and clean. Welcome from the owners is always friendly. Best place location wise in Bowen, right near the foreshore and pub. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from , General Manager at Port Denison Motor Inn
Responded 3 Sept 2021
Thank you for taking the time to review ouir property. It is great when our regular guests share their experience and we look forward to seeing you next time.
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Qld traveller wrote a review Aug 2021
Mackay, Australia45 contributions44 helpful votes
A great place to stay in beautiful Bowen. Rooms are spotlessly clean, and very roomy, with kitchenette facilities so you can self cater. The fabulous Grandview Hotel is nearby with a great meal selection. This motor inn is right next to Bowen Harbour as well.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from , General Manager at Port Denison Motor Inn
Responded 3 Sept 2021
We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back, again soon.
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Shaula wrote a review June 2021
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
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5/5 for sure! Stayed here for 6 weeks for a short term contract. I have nothing but good words to say, such a pleasant place, lovely people, amazing location. Kudos to Anita and Craig, they will treat you as family not just guest. We were taken care of since day 1, I remember i checked in very late and Anita even offered me some milk, very lovely woman she is. Her husband Craig even assisted us and drove us to the next hotel we are heading to, like seriously isn’t that topnotch hospitality or what? The motel offers garden view and sea view, i was able to stay in both. Just at the back of the hotel is the jetty where i do my afternoon runs after work. Sunset view is amazing! I will definitely come back given a chance 😊
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from , General Manager at Port Denison Motor Inn
Responded 30 June 2021
You are all lovely girls both inside and out. I wish you all great happiness as you continue your nursing work throughout Australia.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Port Denison Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Port Denison Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Bowen Water Park Playground (0.3 km), Corals City 2 Country (0.3 km), and Bowen Historical Society and Museum (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Port Denison Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a fitness centre, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Port Denison Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Port Denison Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Port Denison Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Port Denison Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Grand View Hotel, Jochheims Pies, and Birds Fish Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Port Denison Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Port Denison Motor Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Port Denison Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.