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“Great hotel - great location” 5 of 5 stars
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Reef View Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   12 Resort Drive, 4803, Australia   |  
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Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Hamilton Island
Grenoble, France
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“Great hotel - great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2009

Stayed 4 nights in garden view room (2nd floor). The room was really great - very generously sized and the staff were good. Being on the second floor you were near the air conditioner vents and it was a little noisy when you were heading to your room but it wasn't really noticeable when you were in the room.

You could charge anything on the island back to your room so it was really convenient.

Pricing for food on the island was well a little pricy but not too bad - it was an island after all and you've got to expect island pricing.

The bush walks start from near the hotel and are a little challenging so remember to bring your hiking boots.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2009

We had a room facing the ocean with a fantasic view of the ocean.The rooms are houge.Pool is great too.

Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2009

Hamilton Island is a controversial place and the Reef View by all accounts should not actually be there - a high rise hotel on a magnificent island that some say it despoils. But forget all that because when you are inside looking out the view of Catseye Beach is superb.
The Reef View had a makeover not long ago and the rooms are well decorated and equipped. Stay higher up and you get a better view of Whitsunday and the blue seas.
We found the staff courteous, helpful and efficient, arranging flowers for our wedding anniversary was not too much trouble.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2009

My wife & I spent 3 nights in the Reef View to attend a friends wedding on the island. The hotel stands high above the beach and provides amazing views from the 3rd floor up. The hotel has everything you need and i cant recommend this hotel enough.

But beware of one thing... this island will hurt your pocket. Beers, Water, everything is double what you would pay on the mainland.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2009

My husband, 2 year old child and I stayed in a Garden View Room for 5 nights. Due to the hotel being heavily booked, we were accomodated on the 2nd floor, which was quite noisy at night being near the hotel's bar. Would've been nicer to say on a higher floor. Hotel staff were excellent, friendly and very efficient, really lovely. Buffet breakfast was lovely, but pricey and wished we'd bought a package that included it. Hotel Pool was lovely, other pools in the area, nice, but really disliked the main pool on the island with the swim up bar called the Bougainvillea, better to be named the "Bogan "pool. All in all a really lovely, hotel, beautiful location.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2009

I stayed at the Reef View for 3 nights with a friend and had a Coral View room on the 8th floor which was fabulous. We met some people in the lift who were staying on the 19th floor - they invited us up to see the view from their room - WOW, it was a 2 bed duplex with a plunge pool - perhaps next visit....!!! Parts of the hotel however do look a bit tired. We ate in the hotel restaurant one night and the meal was very good. It was mostly couples and families when we stayed. The shuttle bus is a great way to see most of the Island. To do - Snorkelling on the Reef; bucket of prawns in Sails; sandwich lunch from The Bakery; One Tree Hill at sunset.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2009

My husband and I only stayed at The Reef Hotel one night but I could recommend it for a stay on Hamilton Island. We got the last room open so the view was terrible (overlooked the rooftop of the pool restaurant), but the room was very large, the bed super comfy and the bathroom very nice. The staff gets an A, the pool a B and Hamilton Island on the whole an A.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 12 Resort Drive, 4803, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Whitsunday Islands > Hamilton Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Hamilton Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Reef View Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 383
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Reef View Hotel features 364 extremely spacious, well-appointed rooms all with private balconies overlooking either landscaped gardens or the breathtaking vista of the Coral Sea. The upper-most floors boast 18 luxuriously appointed suites. All rooms face the sea complete with outdoor furniture to experience the spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Additional Reef View Hotel facilities include the Pool Terrace restaurant, Reef Lounge bar and Tour Desk. ... more   less 
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Reef View Hamilton Island
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