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Downtown Airlie

346 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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Ranked #14 of 16 Airlie Beach B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014
Batts69 Frankston Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I can vouch for the below review being 100% accurate. Having done plenty of travelling, this place was a let-down. For a group of non-smokers to be accused of "smoking all night" is actually offensive - especially as we politely called to explain we thought there was a mistake and were dismissed. They also charged our credit card without letting... More

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Frankston Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Spent 5 nights at the Downtown Airlie in a self contained apartment. Staff were very friendly and unit contained all amenities including cable TV. Ideally positioned in main street and right in the middle of everything you need to enjoy a base for exporing the region and the Whitsunday Islands. Hotel is about to start a major refurb to builing.... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We booked the 2 bedroom apartment at Downtown Airlie following a boat trip around the Whitsunday Islands. The room was bare bones and had a very institutional feel to it. The furniture and bedding were covered in very questionable stains forcing us to cover our pillows with towels to sleep. Following our visit, I happened to notice that $50 had... More

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Stacy H, Manager at Downtown Airlie, responded to this review

I am sorry you felt it necessary to write a bad review, I never like to charge for people smoking in the units however the smell of smoke was so strong that I was unable to rent out that room for a week. I understand it was raining that night and perhaps one of your guests spent the night smoking... More

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Perhaps leaning towards dated - but very clean, spacious rooms including bathroom,staff are so helpful, and lots of help/guidance with tours/trips and it is 100meters from the centre of all the food and shops so a great location, if you are watching your budget I would recommend these apartments.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We booked accommodation at Downtown Airlie, transfers both ways from Mackay airport and a boat trip on the Whitsundays Adventurer (operated by Explore Whitsundays) through Whitsunday Bookings and the service from start to finish was excellent. I've grown accustomed to the service in Australia, especially where there's a lot of backpackers, to assume you're a bad customer until you prove... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We found this hotel nice and clean and in a great, central location. It is right opposite the lagoon at Airlie Beach and in the thick of all the shops and restaurants. Would definitely stay here again.

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12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights in August. On the plus side it it situated very centrally. Everywhere can be reached on foot. On the minus side it is right on the main street and right opposite a nightclub which had shouting and singing and loud music until at least 3am!!!. Sleep was non existent. Rooms were ok .... until a... More

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Stacy H, Owner at Downtown Airlie, responded to this review

We hope you enjoyed your stay in the Whitsundays and apologise that our rooms were not better suited to your needs. We are looking at new ways to ensure that online bookings can specify if they require one of the quieter rooms out the back and will continue to strive for better service, room faclities and facilities. More

Vancouver Island, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

after reading the reviews of others, I thought this would be great value for my money. But...this place was a dump, noisy and the service was not so great. for a young backpacker who is going to go and party all night..maybe a good place to stay. but if you would like to get some sleep and relax in peace... More

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Stacy H, Owner at Downtown Airlie, responded to this review

I hope the rest of your holiday in the Whitsundays was enjoyable and would like to apologise that we could not provide you with a more postive experience during your stay with us. We shall endeavor to ensure future bookings are aware that our location does come with noise issues and are looking at ways to assist online and direct... More

11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

Really good value accomodation in the heart of Airlie Beach. Rooms are very nice and you have everything you need right there. Mike and his wife are very helpful and booked our whitsunday cruise at a much better rate than the others that went on the same trip. We came back and stayed 1 more night after our sail trip!... More

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Madrid, Spain
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81 reviews 81 reviews
78 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

After walking up and down the main street and poking into various accommodation options, I settled on Downtown Airlie. This is by far and away the best bang for your buck here. For little more than I paid for an absolute dump (Beaches), I got a large, clean, modern suite. The TV channels were tricky, but other than that the... More

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Address: 346 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
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Downtown Airlie Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands

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