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Great Barrier Reef Hotels

Seagulls Resort on the Seafront

  • 74 The Esplanade Map It
  • Belgian Gardens


  • Free in-house movies, lovely grounds
  • Wheelchair-friendly


  • Dated decor
  • Food lackluster, pricey breakfasts
  • A$20 taxi ride from most city attractions and the ferry port

Updated 01/16/2014

Fodor's Review

Three acres of palm tree–studded tropical gardens and a trio of saltwater lagoon pools are the highlights at this low-key, family-friendly complex on Pallarenda Beach. There's also a tennis court, BBQs, a poolside bar, and an array of accommodations, from motel rooms and revamped "suites" to no-frills family apartments. Simple cane furniture and tropical color schemes brighten otherwise undistinguished rooms; all are air-conditioned and have ceiling fans, insect screens, free cable TV channels, Internet access (for a fee), and roomy balconies. Seagulls restaurant, popular with locals, has a seafood-heavy menu and pricey breakfast spread. It's about a 10-minute walk from The Strand, farther still from the city center.

Hotel Information


74 The Esplanade, Townsville, Queensland, 4810, Australia

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07-4721–3111; 1800-079–929-Toll-free in Aust.

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 42 rooms, 27 suites
  • Rate includes: Breakfast; No meals

Updated 01/16/2014

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