Corner Gregory & Eyre Streets, North Ward TownsvilleQLD 4810Australia
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About Allen

Hotel Allen is three-star rated and offers  public bars and en-suite accommodation in a location that is a six-minute walk from Townsville’s beach.

Budget rooms at Hotel Allen are frill-free and feature air conditioning, refrigerator, tea and coffee facilities and TV with Austar.

There is a social scene here which centres around the outdoor pool, beer garden and two bars that are all popular locally. Also attracting locals and visitors is the poker lounge. Parking is plentiful and free.

The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner choices. All meals can be enjoyed on-site. Alternative options nearby include restaurants such as Kobe Steak House and Longboard Bar + Grill. McDonald’s, Balcony and Relish are neighbouring breakfast alternatives.

Reef HQ – Great Barrier Reef - Aquarium is approximately a mile away. The Palmetum Gardens and Billabong Wildlife Sanctuary are also popular features in the area.


Corner Gregory & Eyre Streets, North Ward , Townsville, QLD 4810, Australia
Telephone: +61(7)47715656 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Direct beach access
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 13:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Fancy a Pokie?

If not Australian, you may be disappointed to learn that the term ‘pokie’ applies to the hotel’s very popular Poker lounge. ‘Pokies’ is only part of the fun here. The bars feature beer on tap and lots of choice. From the visitors’ angle, it’s a great and easy way to integrate and enjoy the company of locals.

Rooms are basic but clean.

Unlike many, more expensive hotels; the TV works fine, so does the air conditioning – and towels and bed linen are very clean. Water pressure is great for the shower and breakfast is good.

Good value and location.

The food, generally, is good and reasonably priced. Can’t fault the location either – close to the Esplanade, restaurants and shops. It’s not perfect by any means – but, come on … just take a look at the price! Great value.

Negative Reviews

A racing certainty … for road noise.

Apart from normal traffic noise, the street is used as a racetrack throughout the night. Not conducive to a good night’s sleep … or any sleep at all. Unruly kids only serve to add to the problem.

Room deficiencies.

Rooms have a distinct lack of storage space for clothes etc. They smell of cigarettes and are musty – as if this is the first time in ages that they’ve been opened up.

Things that are missing … and those that aren’t!

It seems that Wi-Fi hasn’t reached these parts yet and if an addict, this is something you’ll miss. There’s not much choice with the TV channels. Not surprising, given the location, but ants are thriving.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 668 reviews across the web
7.3 /10
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7.3 out of 10 based on 668 reviews