Situated on the foreshore of Thursday Island, The Grand Hotel enjoys magnificent views of the Endeavour Strait, Horn Island and Prince of Wales Island - with the Cape York Peninsula in the distance. Known fondly as “TI”, Thursday Island is approximately 3.5 square kilometres in size, much of which is covered in undulating hills. Its deep water ports are the centre for almost all the activities in the Torres Strait.  

Far from the typical tourist island, TI boasts a rich history of trading, marine industries and indigenous culture. Nowadays, the main local industries include fishing, crayfish, bech-demer and pearl farming. Thursday Island is the administration centre for the Torres Strait, which consists of 23 islands. Many government departments are based on TI. One of the most interesting features of the Island is the "melting pot" of nationalities which reside on the Island. The island also boasts over 11 churches of different religions.

Unfortunately, the original Grand Hotel c.1890 was destroyed by fire in 1990 along with a great deal of rich history. Somerset Maughan is believed to have written a few short stories from the old veranda whilst enjoying a gin sling, and taking in the spectacular views of the Torres Strait. With the view just as captivating today, the hotel offers a premium location for your next stay on Thursday Island.


The Grand Hotel Thursday Island is made up of 28 rooms; 21 of which are on the first floor, with 7 on the lower level. Each room offers an ensuite, tea and coffee making facilities, direct dial telephones (except budget rooms), fans and air conditioning, television, bar fridge and free Wi-Fi internet access as well as access to our guest laundry including ironing facilities. 

A complimentary fully cooked and continental buffet breakfast is offered daily in our restaurant “Malu Paru” to all house guests. 

Due to current fire regulations, we do not have cooking facilities in any of our rooms.

Check-in 13:00, check-out 10:00, 48 hour cancellation policy.

Reception Hours:
Monday - Friday: 07:00 - 17:30
: 07:00 - 10:00
Sundays & Public Holidays: 07:00 - 12:00 

Check-in and assistance available after hours until 21:00 from the Public Bar area.


Disabled Access
• Parking
• Restaurant
• Bar
• Gaming Room
• Laundry
• Ironing Room
• Free Wi-Fi internet access (limited daily)
• Drive Thru Bottle shop (ph 07 4069 2851) 


Our dedicated conference room is the Island’s premier facility for your next workshop, meeting or social event seating up to 30 people. A selection of equipment is available for workshops including a projector and screen, TV/AV facilities and whiteboards and flip charts.

$300.00 per day