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Dolphin Heads Resort

Beach Rd, Dolphin Heads, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
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Ranked #27 of 32 Hotels in Mackay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for a few nights and found the staff incredibly helpful (esp. Morgana on reception) and the facilities more than adequate. It's a little dated but clean and the food is nice. Would definitely stay again if in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is the 3rd time we have stayed at Dolphin Heads Resort and it has always been great. We had a renovated room overlooking the garden- very comfortable & quite. The staff are wonderful and they can't do enough for you. Thank you Dolphin Heads Resort we will be back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

What a wonderful surprise. Hadn't heard of Dolphin heads but found paradise. Exquisitely beautiful location. Best pool ever! Restaurant and bar but also only short trip to Mackay for anything else you might need. Every staff member was pleasant and welcoming. Unbelievable value compared to some other places.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We kind of just stumbled across Dolphin Heads while exploring the Mackay area and decided to stay. I was actually quite surprised with the room, it was modern, comfy bed, nice bathroom (the shower was great) and had every thing we needed. We were up on level two away from the pool and restaurant noise with our own little balcony... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We stayed at the dolphin heads resort for 5 days beautiful surroundings couldn't pick that. Poolside band was fantastic fun had by all staff friendly . ocean view rooms need a little maintenance but were good. Found the room service very slack we had to go to reception and ask for more tea coffee milk etc and towels as cleaners... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Location is the saving grace here, the food was ok however the portions were small for the price paid (there are other venues providing a much more for the same price) some of the people at my table were left wanting. The cocktails were tasty and reasonably priced as was the wine but the service slow and the dining rooms... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I took my family to the resort for lunch on the weekend just gone. We waited for approximately 15 minutes at the restaurant conter before we were even acknowledged. We inquired as to availability for luch and was told no worries, you can sit anywhere except the first three tables. We found a table and sat ready to eat. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We booked the Dolphin Heads Resort recently as my husband was looking at investing in property in the area. We chose Dolphin Heads as it looked so pretty and peaceful and was just out of the Mackay centre. We took suggestions from this website and booked an ocean front room. Yes the outlook from these rooms is quite spectacular however... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

decided to go to Dolphin Heads for a relaxing family breakfast with our daughter who has recently moved out of home! I had made a booking for 9.30am! When we arrived there was no table reserved, but we could sit anywhere as there was hardly anyone there! We were given a table near the bar and the pool! The table... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We had the pleasure of staying at the Dolphin Heads Resort recently to attend my niece's wedding. Unlike some other reviewers we were fortunate to have stayed in newly renovated adjoining rooms that were right by the poolside. These rooms were tastefully decorated and were fresh and clean. As we are a family of five we had the kids in... More 

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