4.6 out of 5

"Really comfortable motel walking distance to everything Picnic Bay has to offer. Hosts were excellent and made us very welcome - couldn't speak highl ... " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 16 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

At Tropical Palms, you'll be 18.4 km (11.4 mi) from Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal. Highlights at this motel include an outdoor swimming pool, and in-room kitchenettes and free WiFi.

You can enjoy LED TVs, coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans, featured in all 12 rooms. In-room dining is easy with kitchenettes that come equipped with fridges, microwaves and hobs. Weekly housekeeping is available.

This motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden and barbecues. Added amenities include laundry facilities, a picnic area and tour/ticket assistance. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Places within a 15-minute drive of this 3.5-star Picnic Bay motel include Magnetic Island Golf Course and Magnetic Island National Park.

Superior Double or Twin Room, 1 Bedroom, Poolside

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$128 per night

Family Room (2 Adults, 2 Children)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Room (2 Adults, 3 Children)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Tropical Palms ratings based on 53 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Tropical Palms

Everyone (32) Couples (11) Family (11)
5 out of 5
Absolutely lovely staff and very well accommodating! Great location, nice room, clean and tidy. Extremely friendly staff :)

Posted by on 27 Apr. 2019

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2 May 2019 by Jen

Thank you for your very kind comments. We hope you'll come again. Best regards, Jen and Rob

5 out of 5

Posted by on 25 Feb. 2019

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14 Apr. 2019 by Jen

Thank you

4 out of 5
For an older property, it was nice and clean, and the staff were lovely

Posted by on 17 Feb. 2019

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25 Feb. 2019 by Jen

Thank you for your comments. Best regards, Jen and Rob

5 out of 5
Really comfortable motel walking distance to everything Picnic Bay has to offer. Hosts were excellent and made us very welcome - couldn't speak highly enough of them. We are a married couple and spent 6 nights there and really enjoyed it. Picnic Bay was a good place to make our base and explore from there. We had native birds visit us at the Motel BBQ area with sulphur crested cockatoo, rainbow lorikeet and kookaburra. The cockatoo and lorikeet were quiet enough to hand feed at our table.

Posted by , from Warrnambool on 16 Aug. 2018

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23 Aug. 2018 by Jen

Hello there Barry.....we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we thank you for your lovely comments and photos. We'd love to have you come and stay again. Best regards, Jen and Rob

5 out of 5

Fantastic hotel, clean rooms, friendly & helpful s

Had a fantastic stay. Owners Rob and Jen went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. Will be back for sure.

Posted by , from Tasmania on 28 Jun. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Jul. 2018 by Jen

Hi Leeanne, We're really glad you had a great time. It was lovely to meet you and we hope that you will come back and see us. Thanks for your kind words. All the best. Jen and Rob

5 out of 5
It was a short stay the accomadation met our needs it was priced well the owners were very friendly and helpful

Posted by on 14 May 2018

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16 May 2018 by Jen and Rob

Thanks for your kind words. We hope you'll come and stay with us again.

4 out of 5

Nice homely hotel close to beach and bar.

Pros: It was very clean, staff were friendly and helpful. Good value. Washing facilities were available. Nice, well shaded pool area.
Cons: We were there for 7 nights and didn’t receive any more clean towels during that time. So that could be improved. Place hairdryer in room.
Location: Nice location, beach close by. Good pub that provides a variety of food. Good bus service to get around the island at reasonable price.
Older style accommodation but very clean and comfortable. Friendly and helpful staff. Lovely little outside garden with tables and chairs for use in the bbq area. Nice pool with excellent shade which was needed during our New Year visit. We were in room 12 which is great because no-one passes your window at all to get to their rooms. The hotel is a very short 2 minute walk to the beach and pub. Public transport is very good too. Accommodation is good value for money and I would recommend it to anyone.

Posted by , from Cairns on 5 Jan. 2018

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10 Jan. 2018 by Dave

Hi Kim, Happy you enjoyed your holiday. Sorry about the towels. We provide fresh towels every 3 days but must have overlooked you. Anything you need please ask we live on site and are here to help in any way possible. We used to have hairdryers in all rooms but as they went missing we provide them on request. We are really here to help. Dave & Michele

5 out of 5

Very helpful staff clean close to everything

Pros: Clean and very helpful staff
Cons: Wifi
Location: Plenty to do from bush walks swimming horse ridding general exploring ,and all backed with the knowledge from the staff
Stayed 4 nights and it was perfect my daughter and I will be back for sure

Posted by , from mount isa on 22 Sep. 2017

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5 out of 5

Friendly staff and comfortable beds

We have stayed here twice now and will be back again. Rooms are always clean and staff are very happy to help with any questions or information you might need.

Posted by , from Townsville on 23 Apr. 2017

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4 out of 5

Great hide-a-way and value for money

Pros: Location, peace and quiet and facilities. Great value for money
Cons: More pool furniture. Room servicing
Location: Pool at resort, but beach only a stones throw away. Bus stop on street out front and hotel just around the corner.
Great little motel hidden away amongst the trees at Picnic Bay. Very quiet location close to transport, beach and hotel. Bush walking also close by. Car hire on site made everything so convenient and also with courtesy drop off to ferry terminal.

Posted by , from on the road on 20 Apr. 2017

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Property Features

As a guest of Tropical Palms, you'll find an outdoor pool, tour or ticket assistance, and a BBQ. Public spaces have free WiFi. Tropical Palms also features a garden, a picnic area, and laundry facilities. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Picnic Bay motel.

  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Townsville, QLD (TSV) (23.9 km / 14.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Tropical Palms offers 12 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a ceiling fan. Accommodation at this 3.5-star motel has kitchenettes with fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. LED televisions are featured in guestrooms. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a weekly basis.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • LED television
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Hairdryer available
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 5 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 5 PM.
Guests arriving after 5 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 10.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 10.0 per night.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

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 are 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.

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 10.0 per night
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1 percent

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

Hotel Names

  • Tropical Palms Motel Magnetic Island
  • Tropical Palms Motel
  • Tropical Palms Magnetic Island
  • Tropical Palms