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13 The Esplanade | Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, 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
    5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Island Palms for one week in Dec/Jan. The location is central to all attractions on the island. The rooms themselves are extremely tidy and quite modern inside. They have everything you need for an enjoyable and comfortable stay. But the real point of difference in Island Palms is the staff - John and Sheena. They are wonderful.... More 

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IPmanagers, Manager at Island Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very pleased you had a relaxing & enjoyable holiday experience - you were a delight to host. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Have been here several times over the last few years and will definitely continue to return! John and Sheena are fantastic and run a perfect resort. The rooms are great and comfortable, even when sharing with other couples you still feel you have space. The kitchens have pretty much everything you need, just need the beds to be upgraded, but... More 

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IPmanagers, Manager at Island Palms Resort, responded to this review

And thank you too for your review! Had us quite worried with 2 bed comfort comments in a row until we worked out you holidayed together. But when vacated on Saturday we will certainly be checking the age & condition of the bed you last occupied - we kept to the industry recommendation of replacement every 7 years. With the... More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My favourite place in Australia for value for money. We've had 5 trips (as a couple and the most recent trip with a new addition to the family!) here on a 7 night holiday from Melbourne. Get the right discount flights and off-peak accommodation and you can do a week here for $1000 or less for a couple. Such a... More 

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IPmanagers, Manager at Island Palms Resort, responded to this review

Great content in your review, we know many guests yet to visit Magnetic Island or Island Palms Resort will find it helpful. How true about the very affordable airfares you can get to Townsville during our warm summer months - people flock to Thailand or Bali to get the same sort of weather. And very good to see that the... More 

Cairns, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Island palms resort is set in a serene bay just off the City of Townsville. We travelled to the Island by the car ferry, which was good value and enable us to have access to a vehicle to visit the many island attractions. The resort has 12 two bedroom, two bathroom units fully equipped with cooking facilities. Units are well... More 

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IPmanagers, Manager at Island Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and you offered great resort information and travel/island tips for new visitors. More 

Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Just spent a lovely 2 weeks with our grandchildren and their mothers. Accommodation was everything we needed, and the supermarket right behind too. Perfect pool and perfect weather too. Managers were helpful at all times with hints and details. Definitely going back for more!! We swam daily, and even gave the tennis and table tennis a go. Go for the... More 

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IPmanagers, Manager at Island Palms Resort, responded to this review

Glad you had a good holiday experience, and thank you for taking time to write a review. It was a delight seeing your multi-generational family holiday ... would be great to see more of it. Our apologies for this slow response, and hope we get to host you again. More 

Townsville, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for a week for our anniversary. We loved it. It was sooo relaxing. We didn't want to leave. The managers were fantastic, kind and helpful. We had a lot of rain the week we stayed and the manager brought round umbrellas for us and also DVDs for us to choose from. They were great with our kids too. They... More 

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IPmanagers, Manager at Island Palms Resort, responded to this review

Such a pity about the rain during your stay, but it has certainly kept everything green. And so glad we found your son's camera, hopefully he has some great Island Palms & Magnetic Island memories to look back on. Hope to see you for another anniversary. More 

Avenel, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

What a place, magnificent! From the moment you get off the ferry the friendliness begins. Island Palms Resort is lovely, clean and newly refurbished and has everything you need. The managers are fabulous and other guests were great. Maggie Island has great food spots and you get the double bonus of eating great food whilst enjoying the spectacular views. A... More 

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IPmanagers, Manager at Island Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for making the time to post on TripAdvisor. Very pleased to hear you enjoyed your holiday enough to plan a return. And by the sounds of it - the Island economy also says Thank You! More 

Saratoga NSW Australia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

A beautiful island retreat surrounded by lush gardens and amazing wildlife. Everything you could possibly ask for in a holiday destination. The perfect hosts Sheena and John will ensure your stay is memorable. The rooms are spacious, modern,tidy and well equipped. Car rentals are available from the resort at reasonable rates. The island is serviced by an efficient bus service... More 

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IPmanagers, Manager at Island Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for posting on this useful tool. Glad you once again enjoyed your home away from home - maybe don't leave it as long next time? No better place to forget the worries of the real world. More 

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Our first stay on Magnetic Island . The 2 Bed large unit was really well appointed even down to an Ice bucket .BBQ and Pool excellent .The pool was heated and magnificent the only extra we personally would have liked would have been a TV in main bedroom. Probably not really suitable for any one who has difficulties with stairs... More 

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IPmanagers, Manager at Island Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for you posting and we're sure other readers will find your observations helpful, especially noting the stairs only access to our property. We take extra special care ensuring this is very clearly outlined in any profile of the property. Wishing you many more holidays. More 

Crafers, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Stayed at Island Palms resort with our 27 year old son, who managed a few days with us, which was lovely. Enjoyed the helpfulness of both John and Sheena... what professionals. Recommend hiring a car from the resort as not a bad price and means you can explore almost the whole island. To be honest when I saw the outdated... More 

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IPmanagers, Manager at Island Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we're sure other travellers will find them helpful. Your comments about our property's "outdated" appearance was certainly timely, painters have been here for just over 2 weeks and we hope to have the full exterior finished by the end of this month. We're putting progressive pictures on our Facebook page and when completed will certainly... More 

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Address: 13 The Esplanade | Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Magnetic Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12

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