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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I had a room on the 8th floor at the Aquarius. The view was gorgeous, from our balcony, overlooking the Strand, the beach and beautiful Magnetic island. Rooms were clean , comfortable and serviced daily. The hotel staff were very professional and polite . Decor was quite new and fresh, looked like an old hotel but refurbished...

Thank belleSydney
Palm Cove, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I left a valuable item in my room. When I rang on the day I checked out, the front desk told me that the staff had handed it in and they confirmed that they had it and would post it to me. Three weeks later it hadn't arrived so I rang and was informed that there was no record of...

Thank jacl1403
Whitsunday Islands, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The rooms are quite small with only a queen bed option. The morning sun makes the room really hot and our aircon struggled to cool the room. I wouldn't bother again with the higher floor expense, or the corner suite. The free parking is handy, but no shaded cover available.

Thank Fi-Fi4740
aquariustsv, General Manager at Aquarius on the Beach, responded to this review

Most of our rooms have the option of a Queen bed + Single bed or sleeper sofa option. Check when making your booking to see if these options are available if you need the extra bed. We also have adjoining rooms, ideal for families with duplicated facilities in each room so there'll be no fighting over the TV channel and...

Airlie Beach, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed here a few times; the location is perfect for me on The Strand & within walking distance of Palmer St for restaurants & a shopping centre within a couple of blocks walk. The view over to Magnetic Island is great & there is always a lovely breeze. Make sure you get a renovated room as the others are...

1Thank Rolland_Buttar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really liked how close this was to the netted beach. I could walk there in a few minutes on the strand. It is also close to restaurants. I will say all the rooms seem to be different. At first I was given a room with a really dirty white leather couch and it had ants in it so I...

Thank ItalytravGirl
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The room was very nice and quite large. It was clean with a kitchenette. It was walking distance to downtown and the ferry to Magnetic Island. There was a balcony that overlooked the bay and it was nice to sit out there in the evening. The 'free' WiFi did not work. We could not even log into the router, let...

Thank rosieox
San Diego
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This is an economy hotel with a great view. It is clean, has the essentials, but is very basic and is priced accordingly so no complaints. If I had it to do again I would stay elseware. There is a restaurant and bar next door that has pretty good food.

Thank imcookn
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

One of the better places to view a Townsville sunrise (from a balcony). Located right on The Strand, quick access to a few bars and restaurants. Still a 20 minute walk from the CBD though. We had one of the unrenovated rooms and were expecting a dump, but were pleasantly surprised with the standard and quality. Wifi was average but...

Thank Brogan J
aquariustsv, General Manager at Aquarius on the Beach, responded to this review

Thanks Brogan. We have to disagree though. The Aquarius on tthe Beach is not one of tthe better places to view a Townsville sunrise from a balcony! Its the BEST! Cheers. Look forward to seeing you again.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We stayed at teh Aquarius for two nights and were very comfortable. whilst the hotel is starting to show its age it was clean and the staff friendly. and above all affordable. not the top end of the comfort scale but still allows for a good rest after a long day sight seeing

Thank thebunneys
aquariustsv, General Manager at Aquarius on the Beach, responded to this review

Ask for one of our rooms with a King Coil Comfort Topper bed next time you stay. They are like sleeping on a giant marshmallow, wrapped in a cloud with a smooth satin lining.... Well, maybe that's stretching it a bit. But they ARE really, really compy.

Reviewed 9 March 2017

We very much enjoyed our stay at Aquarius. Please be aware however that reception closes early. It seems to be a common thing here in Australia. Our oceanfront room was perfect. Spacious, clean, amazing view. Comfy beds. Great kitchen amenities, furniture, bathroom...what more could you want?

Thank StupidOttawa_ontario
aquariustsv, General Manager at Aquarius on the Beach, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us here in "Townsville",... which I guess can easily be confused with Airlie Beach. Island views, sunny beaches... but yep, definitely Townsville. As long as you enjoyed yourselves, that's the main thing. Enjoy the rest of your travels.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Aquarius on the Beach

Address: The Aquarius 75 The Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Townsville
Price Range: €82 - €133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Aquarius on the Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 130
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“All rooms have ocean views”
jacl1403, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“get a higher floor, it's quieter. The Strand is used by rev heads to do laps”
Rolland_Buttar, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a room that has the best 4G signal, cus the WiFi doesn't work”
rosieox, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a high floor on the ocean. Perfect.”
StupidOttawa_ontario, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Balcony room and well lit”
698vanessa, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
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