Fodor's Expert Review Grand Hotel Townsville

8–10 Palmer St., Townsville, Queensland, 4810, Australia

With a terrific location in Townsville’s liveliest bar-restaurant precinct, this stylish, secure, and spotless hotel-apartment complex has everything you need: chic, well-appointed accommodation; a clean pool and terrific gym; business center; accommodating staff; and charge-back arrangements with local eateries. Air-conditioned “Superior King” rooms have minibars, work desks, high-speed Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with free cable channels, and small, furnished balconies. One- and two-bedroom apartments are more spacious, with artfully lit, classily designed lounge and dining areas, full kitchens, washer-dryers, and bigger furnished balconies overlooking Palmer Street and the city. Restful chocolate-brown, cream, and red color schemes, and in some apartments, polished wood floors, make this a relaxing base, despite the surrounding bustle and, in some cases, far-from-scenic outlooks. The helpful front desk/concierge/tour desk, open 24/7, can arrange reef trips, transfers, room service, and restaurant bookings. Pay a little extra for a higher-floor apartment overlooking Palmer Street if you value views.

PROS

  • close to many bars, eateries, and attractions
  • helpful, friendly staff
  • well-equipped apartments
  • 24-hour room service

CONS

  • lower-floor rooms are small and lack views
  • Palmer Street-facing rooms can be noisy, especially on weekends
  • free on-site car-parking spots limited

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Business, Service, Trendy
Lively
Central
Design
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 07-4753–2800

HOTEL DETAILS

106 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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