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Cardwell at the Beach

215 Victoria Street, Cardwell, Queensland 4849 Australia
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Cardwell At The Beach (also known as The Lyndock) is conveniently situated in beautiful beachside Cardwell, easily located on the main street (Bruce Hwy) almost directly opposite the IGA. Clean, well maintained rooms, supported by a common kitchenette area, BBQ area & our stunning poolside, fully licenced area! Cardwell At The Beach also features the "Yasi Bar + Grill" offering indoor, outdoor and pool side dining 5 days a week. The "Yasi Bar + Grill" offers a great range of beer, wine and spirits, along with fabulous, quality meals using fresh seasonal produce in a relaxed, welcoming, family & pet friendly environment. Here at Cardwell At The Beach, you have the full convenience of a licenced motel & restaurant venue, with a Bottle Mart right beside us & the IGA across the road. Cardwell is immersed in a natural wonderland, surrounded by pristine waterfalls, swimming holes, wilderness walking trails, picturesque mountains, secluded island beaches and sensational fishing.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Billiards
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Internet
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
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BasilHenry wrote a review Nov 2023
Staffordshire99 contributions37 helpful votes
Well situated just across the road from the beach. The rooms were Basic but clean with excellent parking. Big problem was the breakfast table chairs were stupidly to high at least 150mm cutting off, also only one bedside table and only one arm chair but there was space for extra! Dave who ran the place was very good and had a restaurant and a bottle shop adjoining. I must say the meals were excellent and competitively priced. Each room had a table and 2 chairs on a tiled area out side the room the tiles looked as though they hadn’t been cleaned for a while with obvious stains like coffee on them.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Use the restaurant fantastic Pizza and Thai food
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Janeane1965 wrote a review Aug 2023
Melbourne, Australia549 contributions172 helpful votes
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Came here for lunch on a Sunday while staying in Taylor’s Beach. What a beautiful location. Markets were on and the place was a buzz. Took a nice stroll along the beach and pier soaking up the ambiance. Had lunch at the local hotel. What a great place to stop at. Will definitely return
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Had no issues at all here
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Kel032016 wrote a review Aug 2023
Cairns, Australia22 contributions9 helpful votes
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I chose this motel for a night stop over as the photos showed the establishment to be in better condition than some others online. The exterior of the motel looks tidy but this was where it ended. If I could give 0 stars I honestly would. The interior was likely renovated quite some time ago and is due for another. Walls were extremely mouldy and this is from someone who grew up in a very wet place. Shower curtain was mouldy and the bottom too long and likely never dried. Bathroom window flyscreen was caked with dirt. The nice green wall in the photo did not look like this. It had worn patches and patches that also appeared mouldy. We attempted to sit on the stools at the table to eat some dinner but there was no padding on the chairs so your bum sagged below your thighs and was extremely uncomfortable. See photo of an empty kettle sitting on the chair for reference. The bedding consisted of one fitted sheet and a flat sheet. There was a blanket in the cupboard, but after seeing the cleanliness of the room, we chose not to use it. The motel did not appear to be fully booked, however they chose to locate patrons all together. The walls are thin, likely not core filled, and the people next door dragged their bar stools around until late into the night and made who knows how many trips to their car before leaving on sunrise in the morning. Very inconsiderate people, which I understand management cannot control, however I don’t understand locating patrons next door to each other when there are ample rooms vacant. There was nice hot water and the shower had good pressure. The location seemed quite safe. I’d recommend viewing my photos and making your own decision on the current state of the property from recent photos before booking.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Phillip P wrote a review Aug 2023
Exeter, Australia22 contributions34 helpful votes
One of the most uncomfortable stays I have ever had. Upon opening the door to room 25 I was imediately hit by a smell, like something had died. I tracked this as far as the bathroom which was filthy. The unbearable stench was coming from the hand basins overflow, which probably has not been clean since installation. The toilet doesnt flush properly, the walls have patches of mould which have been half cleaned, the water pressure is non existant and the grout work is the most disgustingly filthy I have ever witnessed. Especially in the shower. The beds were harder than the floor and the sheets were barely clean. The blanket on the bed is far too small and must be 20 years old. I Received an email from the management asking about my experience, and when they read my reply the manager rang me to start mouthing off....
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Stay somewhere else
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LittleFamilyOnTour wrote a review May 2023
Queensland, Australia193 contributions102 helpful votes
On arrival, our booking couldn't be found at first, got booked in and went to our room which was nice and quiet. Very clean and tidy room. Limited items; kettle, cups, spoon and small fridge. No microwave or toaster. It is across the street from the supermarket and a 15min walk along the beachfront to the main shopping area.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Check in was at the adjoining bottle mart.
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bridgetkerans wrote a review Feb 2023
Townsville, Australia13 contributions3 helpful votes
What an amazing hotel! The staff were super friendly and accommodating from the first call to book a room, at check in and right through our stay. The rooms were clean and had everything we needed, plenty of pillows! And we had a pet friendly room so we’re able to take our little dog and have him in our room! There was a bistro on site and we had a delicious pizza and dessert as well as more than one beverage :) We also got supplies from the Bottle-O on check-in! The pool looked very inviting but we didn’t get a chance to try it out. Faultless experience, we will be back!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jason Y wrote a review Dec 2022
Excellent Fantastic facilities Warm welcoming host / staff Delicious food Affordable - Safe Clean - Great location Everything worked great - smooth booking and checking in & out - Loved it Will stay again !
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Room Tip: Bottle shop closes at 7 So arrive early! But don't worry They have an amazing restaurant bar -...
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Janet D wrote a review Oct 2022
Cairns25 contributions7 helpful votes
Not at all clean. I know it's an older style motel but seriously, having been a room attendant myself, this place was not clean. Disgusting shower curtain - waaay too long - and soppy wet and dragging in the shower staff. Dirt in corner. Doubt very much any professional laundry washes that sheets. I wrote on the dirt on the mirror 'Clean me'. Actually dirt and dust in all corners of the room. You have to get from the bottle shop and they seemed to be annoyed I did not know that. Well, no. I would avoid it.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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kaylah_95 wrote a review Sep 2022
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Horrible! Experience! They will double charge you make sure you check your accounts they left me with no money with my newborn baby! Even tho I had proof of payment thru my bank statements! Very rude when I had asked for my own money back! Holiday ruined!!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Mark E wrote a review Aug 2022
Coogee, Australia17 contributions5 helpful votes
A quick list of negatives: * neighbours smoking drinking and laughing grotesquely till the drinks ran dry wel into the night despite repeated pleads for quiet. Never had such a hotel experience before .* Room mopped and floor left sodden before we checked in *. What few power points there were located in useless places like behind the middle of the bed head • Free for all parking for boats, vans, jet boats, you name it * Chain smoking on chairs outside the room causing heavy passive smoking * Toasters, microwaves in a corner for all to use and none in the rooms- great for the early morning * Gruff staff * advertised as ‘by the sea’ and well inland * 24 hour notice required to cancel means we do not know what is in store until it is too late * No warning not to swim at the nearby crocodile infested beach
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Book in advance at a different hotel
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Response from David Bruce, Owner at Cardwell at the Beach
Responded Aug 9, 2022
We are so sorry you felt caught and trapped but you did book the hotel from an outside source. We are an extremely busy motel I am sorry we do not ask and place our guests as to who smokes and who doesn't . Nor do we charge for parking ?? Are you suggesting we do ?? How would any of our staff know or try and warn you where and where not to go , firstly it is none of our business and impossible for the number of guests . Council erect signs on the beach to read. We sincerely apologize you feel gruff staff but you booked the wrong hotel at your own error since realizing that you made every effort to note every negative moment of your day ! Again sorry but other guests had a wonderful stay!
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PRICE RANGE
₱4,066 - ₱4,857 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Lyndoch Motor Inn
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandCardwell
NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cardwell at the Beach
What are some of the property amenities at Cardwell at the Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Cardwell at the Beach?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Cardwell at the Beach?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Cardwell at the Beach?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cardwell at the Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Cardwell at the Beach?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Cardwell at the Beach offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Is Cardwell at the Beach accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.