Cardwell at the Beach
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Cardwell at the Beach

215 Victoria Street, Cardwell, Queensland 4849 Australia
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Room & Suite (23)
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4.0
#3 of 3 motels in Cardwell
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
Cardwell At The Beach (also known as The Lyndock) is conveniently situated in beautiful beachside Cardwell, easily located on the main street (Bruce Hwy) almost directly opposite the IGA. Clean, well maintained rooms, supported by a common kitchenette area, BBQ area & our stunning poolside, fully licenced area! Cardwell At The Beach also features the "Yasi Bar + Grill" offering indoor, outdoor and pool side dining 5 days a week. The "Yasi Bar + Grill" offers a great range of beer, wine and spirits, along with fabulous, quality meals using fresh seasonal produce in a relaxed, welcoming, family & pet friendly environment. Here at Cardwell At The Beach, you have the full convenience of a licenced motel & restaurant venue, with a Bottle Mart right beside us & the IGA across the road. Cardwell is immersed in a natural wonderland, surrounded by pristine waterfalls, swimming holes, wilderness walking trails, picturesque mountains, secluded island beaches and sensational fishing.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Billiards
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Internet
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Languages Spoken
English
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Alison M wrote a review July 2021
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great little motel. Staff are wonderfully accommodating and really bring such a relaxed and fun vibe. We had a family room by the pool which was an amazing find for a motel. Grassy area for the kids to run around on and make new friends.
The Saturday disco with laser lights, smoke machine and disco ball was an unexpected surprise. All wrapped up nice and early though for a good night sleep. Rooms by the pool are well set back from the Highway so minimal noise
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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S h o o p s y wrote a review Sept 2020
Townsville, Australia14 contributions22 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel doesn't make much of an impression visually when you arrive, however for the price, the rooms are fine. Beds were good and sheets good quality - air con worked and it was quiet at night. However, the TV's don't work (the signal is interfered with by electrical appliances) - the cleaner advised us that it happens with all the TVs in every room.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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bridgetkerans wrote a review Feb 2023
Townsville, Australia14 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What an amazing hotel! The staff were super friendly and accommodating from the first call to book a room, at check in and right through our stay.
The rooms were clean and had everything we needed, plenty of pillows!
And we had a pet friendly room so we’re able to take our little dog and have him in our room!
There was a bistro on site and we had a delicious pizza and dessert as well as more than one beverage :) We also got supplies from the Bottle-O on check-in!
The pool looked very inviting but we didn’t get a chance to try it out.
Faultless experience, we will be back!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ton73 wrote a review Sept 2020
Innisfail, Australia17 contributions9 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this motel because we had read good reviews about the place and knew it was dog friendly. On arrival, the manager did not know which room was ours and had to ask the cleaner which room was ready. We were given the key and I asked about filling out any paperwork, and was told they would sort it out later. Never happened, so no Covid 19 tracking, which I thought was mandatory.
The room was as expected for a per friendly motel, however the TV had no reception. When we informed management, their reply was "its Cardwell, we are remote ". We had stayed at 2 other motels in Cardwell previously and no problems with reception.
Tried to go to the bar for a drink and book a table at the restaurant for dinner to be denied entry, as they are only catering for the Road Workers staying there. We were not informed of that when we booked. Finally, went to have showers and no hot water. We didn't bother mentioning this to management as it was already evident that overnight guests aren't a priority. For the price of $135 a night for a basic room, this place really needs improvement.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Tropicoast Team, Sales at Cardwell at the Beach
Responded 1 Oct 2020
A unhappy guest always tries to find as much as they can to complain to make a point . We will do our best to address your issues . 1. The manager did not know your room as you had a pet and because we were booked fully your pet friendly room may not have been free at the time. 2. No paperwork is required in the hotel as your details are on file recording date name time and contact number. 3 The Restaurant was booked out to a construction company ,we were unable to cater for guests as we are limited due to covid but there were many eateries within the area. We do not inform guests when they book re the restaurant status I am sorry. 3. When we are full to capacity the hot water runs out but it is gas and quickly reheats .It does not cope when everone showers within same times. 4. Televisions in Cardwell are satelite reception and sometimes reception fails when cloud covers .Normally like the other motels you stayed at in Cardwell all our 40 tvs work fine but We will re address this issue to see again if this can be improved upon bad weather. 5. Your fee includes a $25 pet fee to pay staff extra to spend extra time sanitizing the room. We will strive for a 5 star Service as you expect but booking a 3 star venue???? Hope to see you again!
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Kel032016 wrote a review Aug 2023
Cairns, Australia20 contributions9 helpful votes
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
I chose this motel for a night stop over as the photos showed the establishment to be in better condition than some others online. The exterior of the motel looks tidy but this was where it ended. If I could give 0 stars I honestly would.

The interior was likely renovated quite some time ago and is due for another. Walls were extremely mouldy and this is from someone who grew up in a very wet place. Shower curtain was mouldy and the bottom too long and likely never dried. Bathroom window flyscreen was caked with dirt. The nice green wall in the photo did not look like this. It had worn patches and patches that also appeared mouldy. We attempted to sit on the stools at the table to eat some dinner but there was no padding on the chairs so your bum sagged below your thighs and was extremely uncomfortable. See photo of an empty kettle sitting on the chair for reference. The bedding consisted of one fitted sheet and a flat sheet. There was a blanket in the cupboard, but after seeing the cleanliness of the room, we chose not to use it. The motel did not appear to be fully booked, however they chose to locate patrons all together. The walls are thin, likely not core filled, and the people next door dragged their bar stools around until late into the night and made who knows how many trips to their car before leaving on sunrise in the morning. Very inconsiderate people, which I understand management cannot control, however I don’t understand locating patrons next door to each other when there are ample rooms vacant.

There was nice hot water and the shower had good pressure. The location seemed quite safe. I’d recommend viewing my photos and making your own decision on the current state of the property from recent photos before booking.
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Date of stay: August 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Janet D wrote a review Oct 2022
Cairns27 contributions7 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Not at all clean. I know it's an older style motel but seriously, having been a room attendant myself, this place was not clean. Disgusting shower curtain - waaay too long - and soppy wet and dragging in the shower staff. Dirt in corner. Doubt very much any professional laundry washes that sheets. I wrote on the dirt on the mirror 'Clean me'. Actually dirt and dust in all corners of the room. You have to get from the bottle shop and they seemed to be annoyed I did not know that. Well, no. I would avoid it.
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Date of stay: October 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Go to another hotel
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Donna-Jane wrote a review Dec 2020
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked 2 rooms for our family, the guy at checkin was ride from the moment we entered. Rooms booked together yet we were separated at other ends of the venue.
We were trying to check in at 3.30 but neither rooms were ready. The ‘manager’ would not give us a time as to when the rooms would be ready nor would accommodate us to have the 2 rooms next to ones another. He told me to piss off and ignored me. Most unhelpful and rudest guy ever.
Would recommend calling ahead to ensure your room is ready. Mother with 4 kids under 8 unhelped.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from David Bruce, Owner at Cardwell at the Beach
Responded 9 Aug 2022
Dear Guest . Because of our popularity there was no way to get the rooms completed sooner and I can honestly say NO ONE would have spoken to you with such dis respect. We sympathize with your hearing different . When you do not book with the hotel direct you are placed at random where there is availability . We apologize that it was outside our control to have the rooms next to each other as they were already occupied. Sometimes one must look inward at ones self to see the attitude they portray before expecting a favourable response . We do our utmost to please where we can! Sometimes and our staff included mirror the attitude and I will deal with this in our relations debt.
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Karen F wrote a review July 2021
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great, friendly staff at the motel and restaurant. Best Thai food I've ever had at Yasi Bar & Grill and good value too. They also gave us samples of some local beer and we enjoyed the opportunity. We will be back.
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Date of stay: July 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Rooms are budget and clean. Really recommend the attached bar and grill restaurant for...
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BasilHenry wrote a review Nov 2023
Werrington, United Kingdom96 contributions37 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Well situated just across the road from the beach. The rooms were Basic but clean with excellent parking. Big problem was the breakfast table chairs were stupidly to high at least 150mm cutting off, also only one bedside table and only one arm chair but there was space for extra! Dave who ran the place was very good and had a restaurant and a bottle shop adjoining. I must say the meals were excellent and competitively priced. Each room had a table and 2 chairs on a tiled area out side the room the tiles looked as though they hadn’t been cleaned for a while with obvious stains like coffee on them.
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Use the restaurant fantastic Pizza and Thai food
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Phillip P wrote a review Aug 2023
Exeter, Australia22 contributions35 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
One of the most uncomfortable stays I have ever had. Upon opening the door to room 25 I was imediately hit by a smell, like something had died. I tracked this as far as the bathroom which was filthy. The unbearable stench was coming from the hand basins overflow, which probably has not been clean since installation. The toilet doesnt flush properly, the walls have patches of mould which have been half cleaned, the water pressure is non existant and the grout work is the most disgustingly filthy I have ever witnessed. Especially in the shower.
The beds were harder than the floor and the sheets were barely clean. The blanket on the bed is far too small and must be 20 years old. I Received an email from the management asking about my experience, and when they read my reply the manager rang me to start mouthing off....
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Stay somewhere else
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KELLIE P asked a question June 2017
Townsville, Australia2 contributions2 helpful votes
Hello. Do you have room to park a boat
Answer from dbrj
Kurrimine Beach, Australia43 contributions4 helpful votes
HI Yes there is room to park a boat just let them know.
BasilHenry wrote a tip Nov 2023
Werrington, United Kingdom96 contributions37 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Use the restaurant fantastic Pizza and Thai food"
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Janeane1965 wrote a tip Aug 2023
Melbourne, Australia893 contributions172 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Had no issues at all here"
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Phillip P wrote a tip Aug 2023
Exeter, Australia22 contributions35 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay somewhere else"
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LittleFamilyOnTour wrote a tip May 2023
Queensland, Australia190 contributions102 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check in was at the adjoining bottle mart."
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Jason Y wrote a tip Dec 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bottle shop closes at 7 So arrive early! But don't worry They have an amazing restaurant bar - with amazing food - service & dance floor"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$107 - AU$131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Lyndoch Motor Inn
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandCardwell
NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cardwell at the Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Cardwell at the Beach?
Nearby attractions include Historic Cardwell Post Office & Telegraph Station (2.7 km), Cardwell Spa Pool (3.6 km), and Ob la di (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cardwell at the Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Cardwell at the Beach?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Cardwell at the Beach?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Cardwell at the Beach?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cardwell at the Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cardwell Beachcomber Restaurant, Terry and Mamiko's, and Yasi Bar and Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cardwell at the Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Cardwell at the Beach?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Cardwell at the Beach offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Cardwell at the Beach?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Historic Cardwell Post Office & Telegraph Station (2.7 km).
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