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Portside Whitsunday

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406 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a 2 bed apartment overlooking bay, located on outskirts of town centre, with walking access to port for transfers to Hamilton Island and Whitsunday cruises. Apartment was large with fully equipped kitchen, large balcony , 2 bathrooms and 2 good sized bedrooms. Good AC systems in each room. There is a small heated pool and desk with sun... More 

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Colleen-16, Manager at Portside Whitsunday, responded to this review

Thank you Alyson! Thrilled you and Peter enjoyed your stay with us at Portside, we really do have a great location :-). Thank you also for the tips you gave John on what to see and do in your beautiful part of the world... I am sure John and Daniel will appreciate the local knowledge in October when they visit.... More 

Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We spent 5 nights in tthis lovely apartments. To wake up in the morning to the view, added to the magical time we spent at Airlie Beach. The apartments were central ( not up the hill, as many were) for shops, restaurants, bars marina, port for The islands ferries, play parks and the lagoon. Our air conditioned apartment was clean,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We stayed at Portside for 2 nights, unexpectedly! Our original booking was for another hotel but after they messed up our rooms, we didn't feel too comfortable leaving our valuables in the insecure room so ended up walking along Airlie Beach and found this gem! John and Colleen were both wonderful hosts - incredibly helpful, going above and beyond what... More 

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Colleen-16, Manager at Portside Whitsunday, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for your kind review. So very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Portside as much as we enjoyed meeting you both :-) We do hope the rest of your travels went well in beautiful Australia. Best wishes! More 

Redditch, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Stayed 3 nights here. Booked the 2nd floor that came with the roof top hot tub and eating area. All of it was gorgeous! The apartment was spotless with all mod cons. The view was fantastic It was quiet Plenty of parking Very helpful couple who own it - happy to assist with tours etc. I would highly recommend this... More 

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Colleen-16, Manager at Portside Whitsunday, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! It was wonderful meeting you both, we love having happy, fun people stay with us at Portside. So very pleased you enjoyed your stay and I do hope we have the pleasure of your company again. More 

weipa
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We arrived in Airlie Beach with no booking for accommodation and thought we would wing it. There are many accommodation options in Airlie with a majority of them up on the hill overlooking the beautiful Whitsundays. We did not want to be walking up the hill after a beautiful dinner or even a shopping trip. Portside is located in a... More 

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Colleen-16, Manager at Portside Whitsunday, responded to this review

Hello Clair :-) Thank you for taking the time to to review Portside, we are so pleased you chose to stay with us. It was a pleasure meeting you and your lovely family and I am thrilled you enjoyed Portside as much as we do ! I hope you are all safe and the current weather - cyclone, up north... More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I stayed here for 3 nights whilst visiting my son. I treated us both to a little bit of luxery so decided this was the best choice. The owners are just lovely, helpful and friendly. Gave advice on where to go. The air con didn't work in my room and the owner did try to fix it. It was very... More 

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Colleen-16, Manager at Portside Whitsunday, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We are so very sorry that we were unable to fix the air con in your bedroom, as it was so hot during your stay. I am pleased to say the apartment has all NEW air cons through-out now !!! I do hope we maybe able to assist you again in the future and... More 

Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Everything from the initial email enquiry to our final day went smoothly, Colleen and John are the perfect managers with excellent helpful advice and organisation of our tours. If you are looking for some serious fun you must check out the newly opened (last week) Wings 4WD Adventure the best fun my family and I have had in ages!! (FYI... More 

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Colleen-16, Manager at Portside Whitsunday, responded to this review

Cheers! Was awesome meeting you all and loved hearing the reports on your daily adventures :-) Can't wait to try the 4WD adventure and very much appreciate your feedback on this new tour. Hope to see you back at Portside for some more fun times ! More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We have just spent New Year at Portside, and I have to say we had a fantastic time. Colleen and John are the perfect hosts. From the moment we arrived to big friendly smiles to the time we left with hugs and promises to return, Colleen went out of her way to make our stay one of the best we... More 

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Colleen-16, Manager at Portside Whitsunday, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review ! We just love having awesome guests like you and your family stay with us at Portside. We thoroughly enjoyed your company and are so very pleased you enjoyed your stay. Would love to welcome you back for another fun visit :-) Best wishes! More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Well what a fantastic 8 nights in a fantastic place :)))) home only yesterday !!! We had a private stand alone apartment , with a massive roof top deck/ spa/view for new years !!!!!! Friends over for a BBQ !!! I have stayed here once before with my mum and son , I can't wait to go again xxxx thanks... More 

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Colleen-16, Manager at Portside Whitsunday, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review ! So very please you enjoyed your time at Portside, it was an absolute pleasure having you both stay. We look forward to your return visits and wish you both the very best for 2015 :-) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Location is fantastic, rooms are fine, cooking facilities are great, pool is generally empty as so few apartments, we had a spa on the roof for fantastic privacy. From what we could see either Portside or boathouse were perfect. Far enough away from the hustle but an easy flat walk. Good quality with great views, stairs could be a problem... More 

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Colleen-16, Manager at Portside Whitsunday, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Portside. Yes, Portside is in an excellent location, sometimes a little too close to restaurants ... but saves cooking! So very pleased you enjoyed your stay and the rooftop jacuzzi, they are great. It was wonderful meeting such a lovely young couple :-) and hope to have the pleasure of your company... More 

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