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Colonial Palms Motor Inn

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2 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oban, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having recently returned from my trip to Australia I checked my bank account to be alarmed that this hotel has debited a considerable amount of money from my card. We booked through Expedia for one nights stay and used our card for security. The hotel itself was lovely and the manager could not have been more helpful. The location is... More 

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Elayne phoned me from the UK to say around AUD$1200 had being debited to her credit card by our property. I reviewed their booking and confirmed to her that they had paid cash of AUD$140 for the stay and an airport transfer of AUD$40. She agreed that she had paid cash. As travellers know, when you book thru Expedia you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit dated, but value for money and the owners are extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast was simple but filling. Would stay there again. Also free wifi was a bonus. Easy access to and from the ferry port 5 min walk

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South Coast
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31 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two night stay on the Eastern edge of Airlie opposite the marina (very convenient for Whitsunday trips). A great welcome from John with good local advice. The two room apartment was clean, well presented with a nice shower room. There were two pools (which we didn't use). Breakfast was complimentary unless you wanted it cooked, and John's business partner, Jeff... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here after coming off a three day yacht charter in need of some serious sleep. It was great, away from the noise and traffic on the main street. The pool was sort of unique and relaxing. Parking was good. The restaurant was not open the night we were there but it was a short walk to a great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small but friendly motel. Basic but comfortable and clean. Would stay again if visiting and just looking for a place to stay overnight. We were passing from cairns on the way to Brisbane and airline beach was a good stopping point. Good value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

John is a great host. Bridget is a fantastic chef. The good was unbelievable. Very clean rooms and w as long distance to everything. Straight across the road from the cruise termin a ll too so very convenient. Excellent place. We we I'll be back for sure.

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The staff were very friendly and veery accommodaing! We had a Whitsundays Getaway sailing cruise scheduled and were able to leave our luggage and car rental with the front desk in advance of our check-in without a charge. The hotel location was also just a quick 5 minute walk from the marina where we caught our sailing cruise and 10... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My partner and I stayed here for two nights and could not fault a thing. The rooms are newly renovated, very spacious, clean and we were treated to a huge, comfy bed. We had dinner at the restaurant both nights, as the food and atmosphere is simply superb. We can't wait to come back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Had a wonderful 2 nights stay at Colonial Palms. Great experience from start to finish !! Great location, large comfortable beds, clean with great views of harbour and walking distance to all that Airlie has to offer. Friendly staff, superb meals. My place to stay at Airlie Beach !!

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Staff all friendly and helpful. Lovely leafy surrounds, views of the harbour and a pleasant hilly 10 minute walk to town. My kids loved the two pools which were connected by a little stream and waterfall. The rooms have been tastefully updated, and the bed was very comfortable. Nice and quiet, so we got a great nights sleep. Good quiet... More 

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