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3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Beach Rd, Dolphin Heads, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
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Dolphin Heads Resort
Ranked #24 of 29 hotels in Mackay
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This resort is past it's use by date. It is in it's dotage. It looked like it hadn't been overhauled after the last the cyclone hit. The grounds, walkways & building are in a poor state of repair. Our room also needed lots of work. The pool photo must be years old, as much of the aqua blue paint has... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is in a quiet position around 20 mins out the town centre of Mackay. The location is lovely, sitting right on the waters edge. The facilities are nice with a clean and large pool. However the hotel is a little run down and there is a variation in the room quality despite the price being the same. Some... More

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Elanora, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Stayed 2 nights and we were made feel very welcome . The resort has a lovely holiday feeling and wonderful for children. Rooms were clean and had every thing we needed.. Bed covers made it all look a little old fashion, but that is an easy fix. Thanks for a nice relaxed stay.

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Cooma, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Stayed here for a wedding. It is out if town so was annoying to have to go back and forth to get things. Does have a restaurant but is very over priced. Service was average, management was nowhere to be seen and the age of the bar staff was questionable. Location very beautiful but not what we expected. Place is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We stayed at the Dolphin Heads Resort over the weekend for a wedding. I agree that the resort is in need of a face lift as mentioned in other reviews, but that was the only negative. The staff were courteous, attentive and friendly. I will make particular mention of Sacsha who worked the Bar for the 3 days we were... More

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DolphinHeadsResort, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Heads Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Kerry for taking the time to review Dolphin Heads Resort. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I have just returned from a 15 night stay at Dolphin Heads resort. We had an ocean view room which was probably better than garden or pool view even though they are a little cheaper. I found my room to be quite tired and in need of an upgrade. We chose not to have the room serviced every day as... More

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Wolfenbuttel, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

we have been there with a group of German Basketballplayers and their wifes a couple of years ago. We have been hosted very friendly and the resort was exactly what we have expected after a long tournament. Great value!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

Great spot. Was really quiet while we were there so that was a bonus. Needs a facelift but all facilities are clean & functional. Nice to breath the sea air at night. Restaurant was ok for dinner. Bit overpriced for what was on offer but the lone waitress on duty was friendly and helpful and didn't mind that we stayed... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Positives: lovely location overlooking ocean, very friendly, helpful staff; rooms decent (a bit old, but for what it is it's ok), everything works. The restaurant is better than it looks: thai beef salad was decent. The pool is pretty nice and there are lots of places to relax in the sun. Negatives: full of screaming children and (dare I say?... More

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Top Contributor
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28 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This place has so much potential it is sad to see it lag behind, so far behind. GOOD: The location is magnificent, the views from the rooms are unparalleled (ocean view) The pools are well maintained. Food is good. Great room service. Excellent staff, very friendly and helpful. I've stayed here over 20 times over the years and never had... More

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DolphinHeadsResort, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Heads Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Thank you for noting all the good aspects of our beautiful resort. Yes the location is amazing and we do always pride ourselves on good customer service. We are very happy to hear that you have stayed with us so many times ~ we love looking after our returning guests. We take on board your... More

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Address: Beach Rd, Dolphin Heads, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Mackay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Dolphin Heads Resort 3*

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