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Oceans Resort & Spa
4.5 of 5 Resort   |   569-571 Charlton Esplanade, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia (Formerly Peppers Pier Resort, Hervey Bay)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 hotels in Urangan
Melbourne
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“Great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for one night, as we wanted to go Whale Watching. The hotel was amazing, we walked in and all said Wow. We had a three bedroom apartment (only needed two of them), with views over the pool and beach. The beds were comfortable and the kids loved the spa in the bathroom. We had free in-house movies for the night so after going out for dinner we settled in and watching a movie together.

We had trouble getting a table at the Bayswater Restaurant, so had to go elsewhere. It was a bit of a rabbit warren trying to find the restaurant too, had to go down lots of corridors to get there. Breakfast the next morning at Salt was yummy. This time we walked through the pool area as again you had to go down corridors to get to it. We really enjoyed our stay and will come back again one day.

Room Tip: As for a room overlooking the pool. The bottom floors have access directly on to the pool area.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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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Ipswich, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After 14 hrs on the road with business, we stayed in the ground floor one bedroom suite backing onto the pool area. Both my husband and I loved the suite. It was spacious, clean, well appointed with everything you need plus more. Yes it does have the "WOW" factor as my husband calls it. The staff was friendly and helpful. However the bed was a little too firm for us. It would also be nice if they had a multifunction shower head in the shower. I would like to see a couple of bottles of water in the fridge. We arrived quite late, room service was finished. I do not drink tea or coffee so there was nothing for me to drink. We are planing to return soon but this time for pleasure and not business so we can enjoy more of the fabulous amenities with our family.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

staed here last week for 4 nites in a sub penthouse on the fourth floor - room was quite large & had a great patio area that had shutters in case of wind & rain . Will definitely stay here again but next time in summner

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a weekend away, walked in the room and went "wow." We had a two bedroom, which had three tvs, a spa, large balcony and laundry. Plus complimentary movies. Im not sure if the movies will always be free but we tried to watch as many as possible- the best idea and hope it continues!!! Had a meal in the Bayswater restaurant downstairs. Very popular place, live music, good food and good service. But back to the room! I would recommend sitting on the balcony, soaking in the serenity and watching the boats floating along the horizon. I saw some other reviews mentioning salamanders in the room and I was a little disappointed that we didnt have any in our room. They are so adorable, but must be frolicking somewhere else during our stay. I usually stay at Mantra when in Hervey Bay (and I love the view) but I think this is my new favourite hotel (sorry Mantra). My most memorable moment was walking along the esplanade towards the marina at night and seeing possums jumping through the trees and running along beside us. Also walking along the jetty, right outside the hotel btw. I would recommend this hotel for people needing some chilax time. It's reasonably priced, has everything you need and the check-in staff were lovely! Was given information about the local scene, bands on that night as well as the hotel amenities. Above and beyond. Loved this place and will return...highly recommended!!!

Room Tip: Get a high room so you can see the ocean. Our room was on the first floor but could still see the wa...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chris T, General Manager at Oceans Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear 666_Lolly_666

Thank-you very much for taking the time to review our beautiful hotel, Oceans Resort & Spa Hervey Bay, and for the very kind words and score.

It is so great to hear that we are your number 1 in Hervey Bay! We have been working tirelessly since we took over from Peppers and it is great to see you comments that some of this is paying off. We will not stop at trying to make every guest that stays with us leave with similar opinions as yours - that this is best hotel in Hervey Bay.

Our complimentary High Definition Video-On-Demand service, which features over a 100 or so movies on demand, is here to stay so don't worry about that. Movies also update every month. The Wi-Fi will also remain complimentary for all guests.

We hope to welcome you back soon, and into a room on a high floor! Please feel free to contact my team to help secure this, but as you know most rooms have a great view, and then of course there are some ground floor apartments that have easy access to our massive heated pool, that are great for families.

Yours Thankfully,
Chris Taylor - General Manager
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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked in here while it was still Peppers, now Oceans Resort. Rooms are very well presented, cleaned daily and generously furnished. Kitchen was very well equipped allowing us to mix up eating in and eating out through the week. Staff were very friendly too.
Definitely recommend hiring a bike/scooter though if you don't have a car as the nearest shops (chemist, butcher, supermarket etc), restaurants, pubs, cafes etc are at least 30min walk away. Bike hire is abundant however and the combined bike/pedestrian path along the esplanade is excellent and flat making for an easy ride. The hotel and café attached to the resort are both good but there are only a couple of other options nearby for eating out (Pavilion and the Pier) and a fairly ordinary fish and chip/hamburger place. So if you're staying any longer than 3 nights you will want access to some other options.

Room Tip: All rooms seem to face the ocean overlooking the pool, except those on ground floor.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chris T, General Manager at Oceans Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear MTM007,

Thank-you very much for taking the time to review our beautiful hotel and for your very kind words.

We are been working tirelessly since we took over from Peppers to ensure our transition from them to us was as seamless as possible, and to enhance the guest experience even further where possible. We will not stop at making Oceans Resort & Spa the number one hotel in Hervey Bay to come and stay for all markets, business, leisure and families.

Thanks for your advice to future guests in terms of perhaps needing some transport to get to conveniences and sights around town, and our team is always here to assist when and where required.

We hope to welcome you back to Oceans Resort & Spa one day, and please pass on the good word around Melbourne, especially how warm it is up here in winter!

Yours Thankfully,
Chris Taylor - General Manager
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently stayed at this hotel with my mother for four nights while visiting the Hervey Bay area. We rented a 2 bedroom unit which was on the 1st floor (above ground). The unit was fine in the layout and was well appointed with modern tile, good size kitchen and nice living space with flat screen TV. The patio was a nice size and had a good peek-a-boo view of the ocean and the pool below. We booked 2 king beds and got 1 king and 2 singles, which was fine.

On the negative side, the room was tidy but not very clean. There were dust bunnies in the corners and hallway and the windows were very dirty. We bought some Jif cloths and cleaned all the surfaces to ensure they were clean. The area rug in the living area was stained and the sofa and chairs were old and in need of a steam clean. My bed cover was also stained with water stains on the underside so I just took it off. The sheets and pillows were fine and the bed was fairly comfortable. Also, the master bedroom has japanese style paper thin rolling walls so if the other occupants want to stay up or get up early, you can hear them easily. Also, the refrigerator is quite noisy through the evening so it would be a better design to just have walls and a door.

There were two bathrooms but only one had a hairdryer so we called the front desk and they quickly brought another one, they also brought up a bucket of ice when asked, no charge. The front desk staff were very helpful and friendly.

The location of this hotel is not that close to restaurants and shopping so next time I would stay somewhere near Scarness or Torquay, It was a peaceful spot near the pier but it was fairly noisy as the people above us were banging around and the sound of kids in the pool really carried.

Overall, the hotel could be really nice but the Bayswater restaurant downstairs was not good and the back street entrance and signage to get to the hotel are very strange. Go through the pool area to get to the street and restaurants but don't forget your room key!

Free wifi and parking a plus

Room Tip: Try to get a room on a higher floor for the view and top floor to reduce noise above you
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Chris T, General Manager at Oceans Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Hi Lou,

Thank-you very much for your detailed and very thorough response of our hotel. Your feedback is invaluable to making Oceans Resort & Spa Hervey Bay the best hotel in Hervey Bay.

It is always great to welcome international guests to our hotel and the region, and I hope that you enjoyed your visit to Australia.

Thanks for your notes concerning some of the cleanliness in the room. We believe that our housekeeping services must be close to perfection, and we will not stop at improving this function of our beautiful hotel. We are currently re-working the structure of our Housekeeping team and all of their functions to ensure that the best possible standard is achieved and guest expectations are exceeded in every stay.

We are very pleased with your very honest and fair feedback of our hotel, and I hope that readers of your comments can see that we have acted on the negatives when they stay, and that they really enjoy the positives in your comments also. We will not stop at aiming to be the best hotel in Hervey Bay, and your feedback will help us achieve this.

Lou we hope to welcome your Mother and yourself back one day, and as many visitors from Vancouver and Canada as possible.

Yours Thankfully,
Chris Taylor - General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous resort, stayed here end of July with family in a 3 bedroom apartment. All bedrooms had their own bathrooms, very nicely decorated and very well equipped resort in a great position. Check-in very quick and helpful staff. Would highly recommend this resort.

Room Tip: If booking during winter ask for a room with afternoon sun
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chris T, General Manager at Oceans Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Hi Tennillle,

Thank-you for taking the time to review our beautiful hotel, Oceans Resort & Spa Hervey Bay.

We appreciate you taking the time, and for the fantastic score.

We are striving to make our hotel the best place to stay in Hervey Bay for all people. We believe our facilities and options of room types really help us to achieve this, let alone our spectacular views and great location.

We hope to welcome you back one day, as we continue to make as many more improvements around the place.

Your Thankfully,
Chris Taylor - General Manager
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Address: 569-571 Charlton Esplanade, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia (Formerly Peppers Pier Resort, Hervey Bay)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Hervey Bay > Urangan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 hotels in Urangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Oceans Resort & Spa 4.5*
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Also Known As:
Peppers Pier Resort, Hervey Bay Hotel Hervey Bay
Oceans Resort & Spa Hervey Bay, Australia - Urangan

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