We were staying one night in Townsville on the way down the coast. We got in late, and the night... See full review
Jan 29, 2012
Excellent location and Great Value
I was staying at the Holiday Inn for a conference at the Jupiter's Conference Center, it was a bit... See full review
Dec 6, 2010
Stay at the iconic Holiday Inn Townsville Sugar Shaker in the heart of the central business and entertainment district and enjoy all that Townsville has to offer. A short stroll from your accommodation you will find award winning restaurants, nightlife, entertainment and major tourist attractions such as the Strand Waterfront, Castle Hill and Reef HQ Aquarium. Conveniently located across the street are local bus services that will take you to the Townsville Crocodiles basketball games and the North Queensland Cowboys Rugby League clashes. Holiday Inn Townsville is Townsvilles tallest building and is a short 10 minute taxi ride from the Airport. Relax in your spacious guest room and enjoy the picturesque views of Magnetic Island and Castle Hill. Wireless Internet access is readily available in your room and you can admire sweeping views across the city from our rooftop before plunging into the sparkling rooftop pool for a relaxing swim. If you are looking for the perfect location to host your next event in Townsville, whether it be a conference, birthday party or a wedding, our versatile function rooms cater for up to 180 people. Our experienced events team will help to make your event memorable and stress free. All meeting rooms feature natural light and wireless Internet access, with catering also available. Holiday Inn Townsville offers food and beverage options that include the Shiraz Restaurant and Bar and 24 hour room service.
No smoking rooms/facilities
No smoking rooms/facilities
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Nearby points of interest
The Strand: 1.3 mi
Shiraz Restaurant and Bar
Shiraz Restaurant is open for buffet breakfast seven days a week: 6:00am to 10:00am Monday to Friday, 6:00am to 10:30am Saturday and 6:30am to 10:30am Sunday. A la carte dinner service is also available seven days from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
Shiraz Bar is open 7 days a week, and is the perfect venue to relax and enjoy a drink with your colleagues and friends.
Terms and conditions
Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.
The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz
We were staying one night in Townsville on the way down the coast. We got in late, and the night manager was immediately available and got us checked in, in two minutes flat.
Don't be fooled by the ugly exterior, the rooms are comfortable,
recently updated, and look pretty classy. For the price, you'd be hard pressed to find something better.
I was staying at the Holiday Inn for a conference at the Jupiter's Conference Center, it was a bit of a walk in the morning. But there was always the option of taking a taxi or the "red bus" which runs routes from just out front of the Holiday
Inn to either the ferry land and Jupiter's or to the Strand (the beach front areas). The bus was cheap and fairly convenient, make sure you have a copy of the schedule though, b/c the times are not very routine. There was some major construction underway while we were there... but it is going to be great when finished. There will be a pedestrian bridge out back of the the hotel to Palmer street (good restaurants), and the road out front will be all newly re-done with good shops. Down the street a little further (towards the strand) are all the night clubs and the Reef HQ aquarium and cultural museum (which is a good see). Also the hotel is right next to the city mall.
The room was very clean and modern, service was great. The pool on the roof was a fun touch, though could use some re-modeling. There is a restaurant and bar downstairs, but I never had the opportunity to try them out.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short walk from hotel
Take the new pedestrian bridge over to Palmer Street, there are quite a few good choices there.
The staff was for the most part rude, with a few notable exceptions (the manager being one). The rooms are horribly run down, the birds and drunks in front of the hotel combine to make for a less than restful stay, and the laundry facilities are
two washing machines and one dryer for the entire hotel. And getting change for said machines is like asking the world. Please do yourself a favor and stay elsewhere.