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Top tips for finding Magnetic Island hotel deals
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Magnetic Island, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Magnetic Island in January and November.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Magnetic Island if you stay on a Sunday. The opposite is true for, Thursday, which is usually the most expensive day.
If you are doing a quick stop in Townsville before heading over to Magnetic Island, we recommend Classique Bed and Breakfast. This B&B includes breakfast, and having breakfast provided can take the hassle out of looking for it, meaning you can easily be ready to take the roughly 10min ferry ride to Magnetic Island.
A few places on Magnetic Island have business facilities, but we recommend Aquarius on the Beach as it has a business centre plus meeting and conference room facilities for if the whole office is coming. The hotel also has a pool and direct access to the beach and is close to the ferry terminal.
There are a few choices if you're wanting to backpack on Magnetic Island, but we recommend Base Backpackers Magnetic Island as you’ll have your own private beach and a bar/lounge to socialise the night away.
Staying in Townsville and looking for a babysitter while you check out Magnetic Island? A few hotels in Townsville have babysitting facilities, but we recommend Summit Motel as the ferry terminal to Magnetic Island is only about 5min away.
Touring by yourself or with friends and need accommodation on Magnetic Island? For singles or those looking for a night out with friends we recommend Bungalow Bay Koala Village due to the fact it has its own bar/lounge on site. Centrally located to Horseshoe Bay and Magnetic Island conservation parks and the beach. Koala Village has an outdoor pool, bicycle hire, pool table and evening entertainment.
FAQs when booking a hotel in Magnetic Island
What accommodation is wheelchair friendly and close to the ferry to Magnetic Island?
There are a number of scenic pathways leading to restaurants, shops and beaches in Townsville. Grand Hotel and Apartments has an entire unit that is wheelchair accessible and a roll-in shower with grab rails and a shower chair. Staff are available 24 hours a day and are able to book tickets for attractions. The ferry terminal to Magnetic Island is 2 km away.
Which is a nice place to relax with the family on Magnetic Island?
Due to the fact that it has choices for mealtimes, we recommend Magnetic Sunsets Resort. It provides a hotel room that has its own kitchen with a fridge, plus the hotel itself has a restaurant, a snack bar and food deliveries. This hotel is also across from the beach with its own water-sport facilities, outdoor pool and child's pool with pool toys.
Where do you recommend in Townsville that is close to public transport for Magnetic Island?
If you don't have a car (or do but don't want to use it) we recommend Townsville Central Motel. This lodging is conveniently located between two modes of transport: Breakwater Terminal Bus Station and SeaLink Queensland ferry service, which takes you to Magnetic Island. It’s only a short, scenic stroll to all the local attractions and restaurants, and it also has its own pool, room service and free private parking on site.
I’m needing a romantic getaway on Magnetic Island, where should I stay?
Because you’ll have your own private Queenslander located in the coveted part of Magnetic Island (Alma Bay), we recommend Capricornia Cottage. Fully equipped with a kitchen, you can make this your romantic home away from home. Enjoy a peaceful stroll down to the picturesque Alma Bay, and be sure to pack a picnic so you can relax by the sea.
How do I find a hotel in central Magnetic Island?
After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighbourhood, which allows you to pick the central Magnetic Island districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Magnetic Island city centre
How can I find hotels near me?
Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.
Are there Magnetic Island hotels with free parking?