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Seagulls Resort on the Seafront

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At a Glance


  • 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

Seagulls Resort on the Seafront 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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 74 The Esplanade, Belgian Gardens, Townsville, QLD, 4810 | Map It
  • Phone: 07/4721–3111; 1800/079–929
  • Website:
  • Location: Townsville

    Hotel Details

  • 42 rooms, 27 suites
  • Rate includes breakfast, no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 01-16-2014

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