Established in 1864

Welcome to Marine Hotel located by the beautiful beach in Cardwell, Tropical Far North Queensland.

The Marine Hotel has been serving food and alcohol since 1864, when settlers first arrived in Cardwell.
It was the first licenced establishment in Queensland.

The structure of the hotel has changed a few times over the years, with it first being a two storey hotel, but now being a single storey building with a veranda all round overlooking the beautiful Coral Sea.

The Owners, Alan and Margaret Power have leased the hotel since December 2006 and have made extensive changes to both the Hotel, Motel and Bottle Shop throughout the years. On the 6th March, 2020 they purchased the freehold property.

They strive to offer excellent service to their local customers and visitors to the Hotel.

We look forward to your visit


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About us

Our facilities include a Bar, a large TAB / Dining area, Keno facilities, an air-conditioned Poker Machine Room with 15 of the latest Pokies, an Outdoor Dining area on the veranda, with two outdoor smoking areas.

The Drive-through Bottleshop operates under the banner of Bottler with an extensive range of products, also offering a great range of fortnightly specials. Also on the property is a large Beer Garden which is used for special Events.

The Restaurant offers great food hosting “Indian nights” every Monday night. Pizzas are the best in town!  Nightly specials include: Lamb Shanks, Pork Spare Ribs, Barramundi, Chicken Parmis or Schnitzels, Chicken Kiev, Seafood Baskets, Rump Steak and Rib Fillet Steaks – all served with either Steamed Veggies and Potato or Chips and Salad.

The Motel has seven self contained, very comfortable air conditioned rooms. Rooms 1, and 2, offer a Queen Size Bed. Rooms 3, 4, and 5 offer a Queen Size Bed plus a Single Bed. Rooms 6 & 7 offer two single beds in each room. All rooms have their own bathroom.

Live entertainment on a regular basis on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons featuring great music by local artists.  Raffles are held  every Friday night run by the hotel’s Very Social Club;  Lucky $200 boards are drawn on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Where else can you find comfortable accommodation, great meals and enjoy a beer with an amazing view overlooking the beautiful Hinchinbrook Island and Coral Sea?

'nice atmosphere, beautiful views & best calamari I've EVER had'

J. Saggers

'Had a great steak meal here cooked perfectly medium rare. Very good priced drinks and friendly locals. When you are in Cardwell you have to visit'

C. Meady

'We had the most amazing dinner here tonight. It was fresh, really decent size and super tasty. Thank you for making our holiday here a bit better'

Jay N Dee Seesink

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