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at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat

4.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   438 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

4 of us had a night in the penthouse after a week long bare boat charter. What a fantastic way to end our holiday. We arrived before checkin so left our 4 heavy suitcases there while we wandered down to the main street for lunch. When we returned the staff had carried our bags to the top floor (no elevator).... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Where to start??? This is not a 4 star resort. We stayed in the "penthouse" with the romance package. The "penthouse" was so dusty i had to live on telfast for the week, the roof was mouldy and had holes in it, there wasn't a doona for the bed, and the bed was broken. It was definitely disappointing and not... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

it is not 4 1/2 star - more like 3, we were quite disappointed when we got there as it was not as described. There is no "gourmet kitchen" it is a kitchenette and they should be more upfront about this - we were not happy as we booked this thinking there was a kitchen. There was no quilt available... More

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North Mackay, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Went just prior to cyclone Dylan; so that May have affected the experience. Rooms were Ok. Great concept with spa situated outside the room overlooking the Bay Area. Other than that it was an economical choice but wouldn't return with an array of other options to choose from.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

My girlfriend and I were so undecided about where to base ourselves for Whitsundays as part of an east coast trip .....we eventually decided on these apartments for one night to decide ....and ended up staying three nights ! Part of the indecision was should we spend the extra money and stay on hamilton for part of our trip etc... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Me and my partner stayed here at the beginning of March in a luxury suit and it was outstanding, it was also even better that it was an adults only retreat, was able to just relax by the pool without being disturbed, i loved the packs supplied in the room for breakfast except i wasn't a fan of the fruit... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The hotel was great, with loads of space in the room, a good night's sleep, very friendly and extremely helpful staff, and of course the jacuzzi! Far enough out of town to ensure a good night sleep, but only a short walk to all the action. The only thing that I would have changed was that there was construction going... More

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

This place is absolute heaven, they only have 6 rooms so it's really private and every room has a balcony spa, what more could you ask for :-) Reception staff Carla and Connor were both extremely helpful booking tours and advising on places in town to go for dinner. We will definitely be back....

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Stockton-on-Tees, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Stayed here for 5 nights, in the penthouse apartment, which was superbly furnished, the beds were so comfy, and the balcony was superb complete with sofa, dining table, sun lounges and of course the spa. Absolute heaven. Staff very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I stayed at the Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat over the Christmas period of 2013 and was very happy with my choice! Airlie Beach is quite a tourist location and also attracts a lot of backpackers, so for what we paid for this resort over such a hectic period for such a gorgeous room was really fantastic. I love a little taste... More

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Address: 438 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat 4.5*
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Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat Airlie Beach
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at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat sets new standards of luxury couples only boutique accommodation in the Whitsundays. Adjoining Airlie Beach and nestled on Pioneer bay which features pristine turquoise waters surrounded by breathtaking rainforest, guests can expect a high level of privacy coupled with exceptional unobtrusive personalised service. The luxury retreat comprises an exclusive collection of one bedroom spa suites and exclusive Jacuzzi penthouse, with views over Port of Airlie and the Coral Sea. ... more   less 
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