With so many direct flights to Townsville nowadays from major cities around Australia, there’s never been a better time to have a weekend break in the tropical Queensland paradise. From city centre accommodation to hotels with wonderful water views, here are the best hotels to book in Townsville.
Rambutan has everything you could possibly want in Townsville accommodation. It has mixed, female, and private backpacker dorm rooms; king, twin, and deluxe hotel rooms; and four-bedroom, self-contained villas. Rambutan also offers airport and bus station drop-off, free WiFi, a rooftop swimming pool, guest kitchen and lounge facilities, a travel desk, a cafe, and a rooftop restaurant and bar. Located in the heart of Townsville’s entertainment district, Rambutan has accommodation to suit everyone and all budgets.
Mercure Townsville has 11 acres of tropical gardens on the banks of Lake Curralea. It’s home to Celsius Restaurant and Bar, two tennis courts, a 24-hour business centre and front desk, and Townsville’s largest free-form outdoor swimming pool. Each of the 162 rooms at Mercure Townsville has a lake, garden, or pool view. There are superior, standard, premium, family, and deluxe rooms available.
The Ville Resort-Casino has recently finished stage one of its $40 million redevelopment. The refurbishment has seen new restaurants open like Miss Song’s and Quarterdeck, and an infinity pool with poolside cabanas will be installed by mid-2018. The stylish rooms and suites — for both business and leisure travellers — have Breakwater Marina and Magnetic Island views. The Ville also has several function spaces, the casino, a gym, Hands in Harmony’s beauty and relaxation services, and tour bookings.
Rydges Southbank is a Townsville accommodation option on Palmer Street. The hotel has deluxe rooms, executive suites, and self-contained apartments. All rooms are equipped with Rydges Dream beds too. Amenities at the hotel include the newly refurbished Southbank Grill, an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, a 24-hour front desk, and free WiFi.
Oaks Gateway Suites is a hotel, with both stylish hotel rooms and self-contained one- and two-bedroom apartments. It’s located just off Palmer Street in South Townsville, which is home to some of Townsville’s best restaurants and bars, including Cactus Jack’s and Jam Corner. Oaks Gateway Suites has a gym, Jacuzzi, and an infinity swimming pool with river and city views.
Hotel Grand Chancellor is located in Townsville’s most distinguishable and tallest building, which locals fondly call the ‘Sugar Shaker’ due to its unusual shape. There are 192 guest rooms, including spacious king rooms and one-bedroom apartments. The hotel’s rooftop swimming pool has the best views in town as well, looking out to Castle Hill and the beach. Hotel Grand Chancellor has 24-hour front desk, room service, and fitness centre services too.
Located directly on Townsville’s most popular tourist attraction, The Strand, Aquarius on the Beach is a 130-room hotel. The four-star property towers over the beach and features an outdoor pool and business centre. The rooms at Aquarius on the Beach include kitchenettes with fridges and microwaves as well. The hotel is in a great location in Townsville, as guests are within walking distance from the city’s best restaurants, bars, and cafes, such as Watermark, Longboard Bar and Grill, and Oliver Brown.
Grand Hotel and Apartments is a multi award-winning accommodation option in Townsville. It’s the city’s top-rated hotel on TripAdvisor, with hotel rooms, and one- and two-bedroom self-contained apartments. Grand Hotel and Apartments has an on-site fitness centre, room service, a business centre, washing machines and dryers in apartments, and fully-stocked mini bars. It also has methods in place to make it responsible and sustainable, such as technology to reduce power consumption.
Located on Townsville’s waterfront, the four-star Mariners North Holiday Apartments is home to 50 stylish two- and three-bedroom apartments with ocean views. The self-contained apartments come with fully equipped kitchens and laundry facilities. Mariners North’s amenities include a large outdoor saltwater swimming pool and spa, barbecue facilities, a full-size tennis court, a tour booking desk, free access to Tobruk Swimming Pool, and free admission to an off-site fitness centre. Relax in comfort at Mariners North Holiday Apartments.
Waters Edge The Strand is home to 47 apartments. Most of the studio and one-bedroom apartments have breezy ocean views, as Waters Edge overlooks The Strand and Magnetic Island. They also come equipped with private balconies, WiFi, and kitchenettes. There’s an outdoor pool and spa, a sundeck, barbecue facilities, and laundry services too.