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One&Only Hayman Island

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Hayman Island Great Barrier Reef, 4801, Australia (Formerly Hayman Great Barrier Reef)
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Hayman Island in July, one week after their re-opening after a $80m makeover. As part of the makeover, the number of rooms have been reduced, but the staffing levels have been increased. Right from arrival at the Hamilton Island Airport counter, to the onboard check-in on the luxury yacht transfer to the island, through to the golf-cart waiting... More

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Melbourne, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was seriously excited that Australia finally had a world class resort that was easy to get to and in a fantastic spot. I spent 4 days there with my wife and I will probably never go back. Whilst the resort itself is exceptional the service is horrendous. The reality that we were not the only ones to have a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the ripening of Hayman island by One and Only is outstanding. The rooms/suites have been reconfigured and enlarged with settings that blend instantly wight the pool and beach settings. What sets the facility apart from key, beyond the setting and facilities is the quality of the staff in all aspects--a cheery , alert, group on varied nationalities who have succeeded... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed for 3 nights for our 40th wedding anniversary in a pool access suite. Everything was excellent and of very high standard- the service, room and all amenities. Were really well looked after by well-trained and enthusiastic staff who enjoy their job. Only slight downside at the moment was young children are allowed in the main pool - sure this... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We rent a beach villa, the one exactly that's on the front page of the August edition of the Qantas airline magazine. It's just as great in reality! We spent 1 week there with our 2 teen boys who were using the retreat room in the back. This worked really well for the 4 of us. The internet is free... More

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Sitges, Spain
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 hotel reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I have not often stayed at resorts...however we have stayed at many 5 star "vacation hotels" which I will use as reference in this review. One important difference resides...when you stay in a hotel you can always rely on the nicer restaurant outside of the resort or the great spa down the street...here it is the resort... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This holiday was a real Faulty Towers experience. The resort is beautiful and the setting is magnificent , but the Reception staff are totally incompetent. By contrast, the Spa staff were excellent, (and my facial and hot stones massage were amazing) and the restaurant staff were very friendly. On the boat from the airport I was asked by a staff... More

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Cologne, Germany
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spend 5 nights here and we loved it. Rooms and service was awesome. Of course you pay a lot for the exceptional location, but it is worth it. The food is very good as well and the breakfast offers everything you need.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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20 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting is absolutely gorgeous with fantastic views. The pickup with the boat at the airport is amazing. Well organized, friendly staff. The luggage is taking care off from your arrival up to your room. Absolutely flawless,. After the renovation the rooms are impeccable with nice views over the ocean. A few words over the dive center. The staff is... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my 6th visit but first since the major renovation. Even though the resort has done a soft opening at the time I still found it a relaxing paradise. Once all the renovations are done it will be even better. I love the new decks for the pool access suites. Still the best breakfast of any resort I have... More

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Address: Hayman Island Great Barrier Reef, 4801, Australia (Formerly Hayman Great Barrier Reef)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Whitsunday Islands > Hayman Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — One&Only Hayman Island 5*
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Also Known As:
Hayman Great Barrier Reef Hotel Hayman Island
Hayman Island Hotel

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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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One&Only Hayman Island, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef presents astonishing natural beauty, restorative peace, indulgence and adventure. Australia's iconic private island resort is located off the coast of Queensland, nestled at the northernmost point of the Whitsunday archipelago, beyond verdant cliffs reaching into endless sky. Within this private island resort, stylish elegance reflects the harmony of nature with beautifully appointed accommodation set against the backdrop of the Coral Sea. Discover endless opportunities to delight the senses in a place where the beauty of nature inspires each day. ... more   less 
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