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Akama Resort

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   625 Esplanade | Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful 2 bedroom apartment. Very modern and clean with excellent facilities. Close to Marina and walking distance to quite a few restaurants. Only complaint would be that the 2nd bedroom had single beds made into a queen bed and these were hard and not particularly comfortable. The managers were really helpful and obliging and recommended great whale watching boat which... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Within a five minute walk of the marina and restaurants, what this resort lacks from not being alongside the marina is more than made up by the helpfulness of the managers, Chris and Henriette, as well as the quality fit-out and size of the self-catering apartments. With such a great whale watching season this year we're hopeful of returning in... More

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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this review

Hello mandm_from_brizvegas Thank you for the great review. So pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay. The Whale Watching season means lots of very happy guests and some wonderful comments coming back to us about their experiences. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon and hopefully another trip out to see the Humpbacks. Best wishes and kind... More

Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Returning south on from a Qld road trip with our three teenage children, we had not booked accommodation ahead as we weren't sure what location we might end up in. As such, with tired and hungry travellers in our party, we discovered the Akama Resort on-line and presented ourselves at reception with fingers crossed (most of the town accommodation was... More

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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this review

Hello Narelle W Thanks for the very kind review. We are looking forward to welcoming you all back in October - your Whale Watching cruise has been booked………you will have a great time out on the beautiful waters of Hervey Bay with the magnificent Humpback whales. Guests returning after each trip have been having some wonderful close encounters and some... More

Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 4 nights in mid April. This resort is in a nice quiet spot, just a short stroll to the mariner and beach. The room and outdoor area (balcony) were both great, with more than enough room and very comfortable. We had a ground floor room with a massive outdoor area and just a few steps to the pool.... More

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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this review

Hello Dazm70 Thanks for the great review. So glad you enjoyed your time with us. Our poolside apartments are perfect for families with the direct access to the pool as you have stated. With the pool being heated we have been finding our ‘winter’ guests have also been impressed. We hope you have the chance to visit us again -... More

Dunedin, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding accommodation close to the boat harbour . Good walking track to beach and pier . Can walk to restaurants however some a bit far to walk to but the quality of the accomodation and the facilities make this such a great place to stay . Really gorgeous and friendly helpful staff. We will stay again .

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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this review

Hi mlbardwell Thank you for the lovely review. You are right; this is a great location just across from the harbour. The cycle/walking path that runs the full length of the Esplanade is very popular with our guests, it’s always nice to see our visitors heading off for a stroll to watch the sunset over the water. We hope you... More

Georgetown
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at Akama whilst attending a business conference at the Hervey Bay Boat Club. The room and facilities at the Akama were great. I will recommend this resort to my circle of acquaintances. There is no restaurant available at the resort but the menu at the boat club nearby was great. Breakfast was a short walk to the Esplanade.

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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this review

Hi Will Thanks for taking the time to post a review. We were pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay – even if you were working! Hopefully, you can visit us again when you need a break – it would be our pleasure to welcome you back to Akama Resort. Kindest regards, Chris, Henriette and Regina More

Ballarat, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location, close to the Boat club, which is handy for meals. Room was spacious - with a lovely balcony, comfortable beds and a well equiped kitchen. Huge showers in both bathrooms, which was great after camping on Fraser Island. Reg on reception was very friendly and helpful with booking us onto a fishing trip. Would stay again

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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this review

Thanks Dee J for the great review. It was a pleasure to welcome such keen travelers to Akama Resort for your recent stay. It was so nice to hear all about the terrific time you had on Fraser Island (even though you were all a bit ‘camped out’ by the time you arrived at Akama) Glad you enjoyed your fishing... More

gold coast australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

I am staying here for 3 weeks due to work this place is home away from home with everything you could need and more very friendly staff and a heated pool to top it all off very quite location and the boat club a 2 minute walk

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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this review

Hi lovepatong Thanks for the review. It has been a pleasure to have you with us at Akama and we will be disappointed to see you leave. It does make it so much easier for the longer stays when you have plenty of room and everything you need to make you feel at home. Once again, thanks for the review.... More

Granby, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We stayed at Akama Resort in Hervey Bay recently. Our hosts Chris and Henrietta were wonderful to us! They booked us a day tour with Fraser Island Tours, which we enjoyed very much! OK, that tour was one of the best highlights of our trip! We talk about it with everyone who will listen. The tour guide picked us up... More

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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this review

Hello ghandi-flower Wow – thanks for the great review. You were wonderful guests and it was our pleasure to assist you with your tour and dining options. Your review has really captured what this beautiful region has to offer and you are right, the sunsets over the water are breathtaking. Such a shame that you missed the whales by only... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Lovely welcome from Chris & Henriette. Apartment spacious, clean with lovely balcony, and everything one requires for a pleasant stay. Regina on reception was great in organising car rental from a lovely guy called David. All in all it was lovely, and we would/will return and highly recommend it as a great place to stay in Hervey Bay. Greg &... More

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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this review

Hello Greg & Evelyn Thanks so much for the lovely review. It was a pleasure to assist you both while you were staying with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Akama Resort – would be great if you could make it for the Whale Watching season. We hope Evelyn is recovering well from her injury. Thank you... More

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Address: 625 Esplanade | Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Hervey Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Akama Resort 5*
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Akama offers a dress circle location for anyone wanting to experience the very best of Hervey Bay and Fraser Island. Akama Resort is right across the road from Hervey Bay Marina - clubs, shopping, restaurants and Whale Watching vessels.The apartments are luxuriously spacious with high ceilings and a flow through design to very generous balconies - push back the concertina doors and open your apartment up to the views and tropical breezes. ... more   less 
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