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3.9 out of 5

"The towels were nice and fluffy. The room was spacious with a fridge. There was a little bit of highway noise but it wasn't noticeable when I was slee ... " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 12 Jul 2019

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Hotel Description

At Sunbird Motel, you'll be 17.2 km (10.7 mi) from Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal. Highlights at this motel include free in-room WiFi.

Flat-screen TVs, coffee/tea makers, and irons/ironing boards are featured in all 10 rooms. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and room service.

This pet-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk, and barbecue grills. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, dry cleaning/laundry services, and tour/ticket assistance. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 3-star Julago motel include Billabong Sanctuary and Stuart Creek Nature Refuge.

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$110* Per night/room 26 Jun. - 27 Jun.

Twin Room with Queen and Single Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Sunbird Motel ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Sunbird Motel

Everyone (13) Couples (2) Family (7)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 31 Jan. 2021

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4 out of 5
The towels were nice and fluffy. The room was spacious with a fridge. There was a little bit of highway noise but it wasn't noticeable when I was sleeping.

Posted by on 12 Jul. 2019

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5 out of 5
Great stay, pleasant and helpful staff, was a pleasure to stay there

Posted by on 25 Jun. 2019

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4 out of 5
Hard to see signage. No meals. Host not at motel when we arrived, due to issues. Had to deal with young daughter.

Posted by on 8 Jul. 2018

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3 out of 5

Convenient when driving long distance.

Very basic, although convenient as beside highway and pets allowed. Nevertheless I feel it is overpriced, they also charge an additional $10 per pet.

Posted by on 30 Dec. 2016

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4 out of 5

Just out side of Town

Pros: Nice people / nice room / good location
Location: Just outside of town on the highway but very close (within 15-20min) to footy / shops / parks / city
The motel was only a short drive into town and the owner was lovely. She helped us with directions and parking for the football game which helped very much. The room was on the smaller side but was everything we needed with 2A & 2C for a 1 night stay. This motel is on the highway but once the room was closed and air-cond on you couldn't even hear the traffic. We had a wonderful stay and would go there again.

Posted by , from Rockhampton on 1 Aug. 2016

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3 out of 5

I stay there because it is close to friends

Pros: Suits my needs
Good price for what I need. Always clean and friendly owners.

Posted by , from Cairns on 17 Dec. 2015

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5 out of 5

Location / Price & Service

Pros: The whole experience as stated in the previous section.
Cons: None that I had noted - everything was welcoming & rewarding
Location: The location of the Sunbird Motel provided a central point from which one could branch out to many other destinations, hospitals, shopping facilities,
The ease in making an online booking to the reception I received on arrival, made one feel like they were home, Everything about my stay provided me with complete satisfaction in all respects: the central location / convenience / accesablity then the allocated room, once inside, it left a very evident & appealing reason to enjoy my stay, Very comfortable to say the least & all facilities were of the highest order, to then, appreciating the fine breakfasts coupled with the friendly nature from the owners. It was a really enjoyable overall experience & I would have no hesitation in recommending this venue for any of my friends or others, and look forward to my re-visiting the Sunbird Motel in the future. Many thanks again to Debbie & Adam.

Posted by , from Cairns FNQ on 11 Oct. 2015

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1 out of 5

Rude management

Pros: Nothing
Cons: Change of management - true location advertising
Wanted accommodation in Townsville, the Sunbird came in the top of the search for Townsville, got there and discovered they were a 30minute drive from the centre of Townsville, needed to be closer due to transportation. asked if we could cancel to which they said ok, then rang to confirm cancellation and they abused us and charged full price of accommodation without us even being there. they then wouldn't take our phone calls.

Posted by , from Queensland on 27 Sep. 2015

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4 out of 5
Pros: The owners were accommodating.
Cons: The room was small, and there was not much in the room.
Location: Accessible
Facilities: Basic; Value: Reasonable; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Pleasant; Good position just off the highway.

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Brisbane on 16 Nov. 2014

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Property Features

Sunbird Motel offers its guests tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and laundry facilities. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Julago motel.

  • 10 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sunbird Motel offers 10 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers. This Julago motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

  • In-room dining
  • Flat-screen television
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Room service is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • 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

  • Pets: AUD 15 per pet, per night
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


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 is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. 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; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-out is available. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff 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 not 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
  • Electrostatic spray is 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
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • Guests must provide health documentation
  • Property does not offer on-site COVID-19 testing


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: AUD 15 per pet, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Sunbird Motel Julago
  • Sunbird Motel
  • Sunbird Julago
  • Sunbird Motel Motel
  • Sunbird Motel Julago
  • Sunbird Motel Motel Julago

You should know

  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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*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.