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Top tips for finding Townsville hotel deals
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Townsville, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Townsville in January and September.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Townsville if you stay on a Saturday. The opposite is true for, Monday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book at least 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Townsville accommodation.
If you’re looking for a spot next to the beach in Townsville to enjoy the sand and the surf, a hotel along the Strand is a good choice. Across from the beach, the Beach House Motel will put you within a 2-minute walk to the local Surf Club and a wide range of dining options along the seaside.
If you will be boating, yachting or taking a tour, then you may wish to stay closer to the marina further down the bay. Located at the Breakwater Marina, the Ville Resort-Casino is not only across from the main marina, but is also within a 5-minute walking distance from the Breakwater Ferry. This ferry takes you across to Magnetic Island, where you can snorkel at Cockle Reef or bush walk through the Magnetic Island National Park.
If you’re looking for a good view, Castle Hill has a good lookout point that can offer you views of the surrounding city, river or sea. The Castle Hill Lookout is on a granite outcropping surrounded by the Australian bush. The Ridgemont Hotel is 2 minutes away from the foot of the hill where you can either walk up to the lookout from there, or drive directly to the lookout point.
For those who have come to indulge in some relaxing outdoor activities, the Banjo Paterson Motor Inn is in a good spot. You will be a 10-minute walk away from both the Townsville Golf Club and from the Ross River for some land or lure fishing, where you can catch Spanish Mackerel, Golden Snapper and Cobia.
Townsville also offers a good cricket oval that hosts regional and international games. For sports enthusiasts coming to watch one of Australia’s favourite games, the Cedar Lodge Motel is in a good location, only a 5-minute drive from the Riverway Stadium or 7 minutes from the Murray Sporting Complex, where you can catch the local matches.
FAQs when booking a hotel in Townsville
For those who want to stay close to shopping and dining, downtown Townsville is a good choice, as it is located between Castle Hill, the beach, and Ross creek. The Hotel Grand Chancellor sits opposite Ross Creek and provides good views of the water. Another alternative is the Grand Hotel and Apartments on the other side of the river and not far from Townville’s yacht marina.
Backpacking is very popular throughout Australia, with many great options for those travelling on a budget. In Townsville, the Reef Lodge Backpackers and Adventurers Resort are both good options, offering comfortable accommodation and good value for the money.
For those who are not fond of sand or prefer to swim in a pool rather than the sea, there are a number of accommodation options in Townsville that offer good outdoor pools. Aquarius on the Beach and the Monte Carlo Motor Inn both have good places to swim and relax by the pool in the sun.
When you do not have the time to go out and find somewhere to eat, particularly first thing in the morning, having a restaurant attached to the hotel can be incredibly useful. The 4-star Clarion Hotel and the Cluden Park Motor Inn both have good dining options within the hotel for added convenience.
Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Townsville. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
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