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Reviewed 1 June 2015

This place is great with down to earth real accodating owners. Very friendly and rooms are clean and tidy! Outside the busy city nice and quiet even though it's on the main highway. Very comfortable place to stay!!!

Date of stay: March 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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2  Thank Learningtheropes91
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Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

Great little place with tiled floors and comfortable beds. We were weary travellers with pets and Sunbitd was an oasis to break up the journey. Friendly staff, great location just out of town. Nice lawn area for dogs to run around on.

Date of stay: May 2015
Trip type: Travelled with family
5  Thank portprincess
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Reviewed 27 March 2015

After staying at the Sunbird Motel Townsville, in March we were very surprised at how friendly the staff were, the room was very clean and fresh.. Nothing was too much to ask and the meals were lovely.. Cooked to perfection... Would recommend anyone to stay here

Date of stay: March 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Lana H
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Reviewed 15 December 2014

This place is a little gem! The new owners, Mat and Deb, are both friendly, and went to no end of trouble to make us feel welcome. Rooms are airy, comfortable, and very clean. The gardens are well kept, as is the BBQ area out the back. There’s even a possum to keep you company while you cook your dinner. We didn’t feel like cooking so got a home cooked meal delivered to our room. We had the spaghetti bolognaise which was absolutely delicious. It’s only about 10 mins to Townsville CBD form here, and only 1km up the road to Billabong Sanctuary. We definitely recommend this place to anyone looking to stay away from the noise of the CBD.

Date of stay: December 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Kev E
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Reviewed 8 December 2014

We stopped in at Sunbird about 20.30, unannounced, heading south from Mareeba to Gladstone.. The welcome was warm and friendly. Service with a genuine smile. These people bend over backwards to help make your stay comfortable. It is not the newest and flashest motel in town, but it is certainly best value. Comfortable beds with excellent wholesome meals prepared to your liking. Like mum used to cook.

We were concerned that being right on the highway it might be noisy. I am a light sleeper, but we were pleasantly surprised. Sunbird is on a ridge above the road and the noise must be deflected because I was not disturbed once during the night.

Needless to say, we stayed there on the return trip. We phoned in from Bowen, ordered meals, and again arrived about 20.30. We just had time to shower and the meals were on our table. We will be staying there again. You can bet on that.

Thanks very much Debbie and Matt. We really appreciated your hospitality. See you again next trip.

Room tip: All rooms seem pretty equal to me. Room one is closest to the reception. Room 10 furthest. If you are a late sleeper you might consider asking for 9 or 10 so you are not disturbed by early risers, like me.
Date of stay: December 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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4  Thank Ray D
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