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3.6 out of 5

"Room was clean and tidy staff were very nice and pleasant and very helpful " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 21 Jan 2022

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Hotel Description

At Original North Australian you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of Bowen Water Park and Bowen Jetty. Highlights at this motel include in-room free WiFi and furnished patios.

Flat-screen TVs, coffee/tea makers, and ceiling fans are featured in all 13 soundproofed rooms. Nice touches to enhance your stay include rainfall showerheads and free toiletries.

This smoke-free motel offers free WiFi in public areas. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Sights within a 15-minute walk of this Bowen motel include Bowen Skate Park and Bowen Harbour.

Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$85* Per night/room 18 Feb. - 19 Feb.

Twin Share Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Original North Australian ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Original North Australian

Everyone (12) Couples (5) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Room was clean and tidy staff were very nice and pleasant and very helpful

Posted by on 21 Jan. 2022

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4 out of 5
Well positioned, easy to find location. Obviously an older hotel, but the cleanliness and price compensated for it. Overall we enjoyed our stay, thank you

Posted by on 15 Jan. 2022

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5 out of 5
Nothing flash but clean and comfortable.

Posted by on 7 Jan. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Jan. 2022 by North Australiam

Thank you

4 out of 5
Clean comfortable quiet and affirdable

Posted by on 4 Dec. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Jan. 2022 by North Australiam

thank you :)

4 out of 5
Great little stay, especially for the price! And the food we got was truly some of the best we have ever had.

Posted by on 29 Nov. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Nov. 2021 by North Australiam

Thank you for your positive comments. Very appreciative.

5 out of 5
Everything was great

Posted by on 17 Nov. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Dec. 2021 by North Australian

Thank you

4 out of 5

Posted by on 8 Sep. 2021

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1 out of 5
did not like anything. Incorrect type room, no food or service available. Under repair where I had to move construction equipment to use the parking provided.

Posted by on 25 Jul. 2021

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4 out of 5
Rooms are clean and well maintained, the only issue we had was the shower wouldn't hold its temperature, other than that we enjoyed our stay.

Posted by on 2 Apr. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Apr. 2021 by Sails on Main

Thank you for your review and we apologise for the issue with the hot water. We hope to see you again in the near future. 😊

5 out of 5
The rooms have been renovated since I last stayed and the price was very reasonable.

Posted by on 22 Mar. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Mar. 2021 by Sails on Main

Thank you for your great review, hope to see you again in the near future 😊

About the Original North Australian

Location 55 Herbert Street, Bowen, QLD 4805

Property Features

Original North Australian offers its guests laundry facilities. Public spaces have free WiFi. Self parking is free. This Bowen motel is smoke free.

  • 13 guestrooms or units
  • Self-service laundry
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Train station: Bowen Station (5.8 km / 3.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Original North Australian offers 13 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary toiletries. Rooms open to furnished patios. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads. This Bowen motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include ceiling fans and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Private patio (furnished)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 6:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

This property's front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Guests arriving after 5 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety

Hotel Names

  • Sails Main Motel Bowen
  • Sails Main Motel
  • Sails Main Bowen
  • Sails Main
  • Sails On Main
  • Original Australian Bowen
  • Original North Australian Motel
  • Original North Australian Bowen
  • Original North Australian Motel Bowen
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Frequently asked questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.