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Palm Bungalows
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3 Resort Drive, 4803, Australia   |  
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Hamilton Island
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“Great accommodation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Had a great stay at the bungalows would deff recommend to any person staying on the island. Nice and clean and great location. aircon and fans and a hamock out the front nice and private location only stayed 1 night but Had a great stay will deff be back

Room Tip: Breakfast expensive
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Moranbah, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

We arrived and checked in at reef view hotel we were then taken by buggy to our room. Our room was situated in the best place as the pool the beach the bus stop the restaurants were all a skip and a jump away we were in room 35 I would advise that if you get a palm bungalow to try and get one in the 30's the staff were very friendly the rooms were small but very nice the beach and pool with a bar was awesome we went down to the beach and were able to use everything at the beach like the kayaks etc it was very peaceful set amongst palm trees and tropical plants I packed a lot of insect repellant surprisingly there were no Mosquitos or sandflies we loved it so much that we would love to return Xmas time

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 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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Hamilton_Island_Aus, General Manager at Palm Bungalows, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Hi 1600088Terry,

I’m glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for choosing to stay with us and I hope that you can come back soon.
Warm Regards


Matt Boileau
General Manager
Reef View Hotel & Palm Bungalows
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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We spent 4 nights at The Palm Bungalows and were very happy with our accommodation. Rooms were very well presented with everything you needed if you wanted a self catering holiday. Walking distance to three location providing a buffet breakfast each morning with lots to choose from. Staff on the Island were always very friendly & helpful .

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We stayed at the refurbished premium bungalows during Australia day long weekend. The room was nice and new, with a kitchenette which comes in handy when we did some minor cooking one night. However, we noticed that there were lots of ants around the kitchenette, the management really need to look into this problem as it can be disturbing to the guests. The pool area gives us a sense of peace and relaxation, I like to hang around that area. It will be great if the management can clean the pool more often. We appreciate the snorkelling lesson given at the pool (complimentary) to hotel guests as we are beginners and felt more confident after the lesson.
All in all, a nice and relaxing stay on Hamilton Island.

Room Tip: Choose one of the refurbished bungalows, much newer than the old ones
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hamilton_Island_Aus, General Manager at Palm Bungalows, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Hi Emily C,

I’m glad that you enjoyed your stay in one of our newly refurbished Palm Bungalows. It’s great to hear more positive feedback about the bungalows!
I apologise for the ants. Ants aren’t a common problem but sometimes after heavy rain, they may try to come inside. Just remember that a staff member capable of getting rid of unwanted insects is only a phone call away.
I hope that you will come back again.

Matt Boileau
General Manager
Reef View Hotel & Palm Bungalows
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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

My husband & I spent 3 nights at The Palm Bungalows ,we were very happy with our accommodation .The scenery was the trees ,tropical plants & the bird life ,loved the hammock on the front verandah it was so relaxing . Walking distance to hotel restaurant "sails" we had a buffet breakfast each morning with lots to choose from , walked down to Marina for dinner at Manta Ray . A must do is a walk or hire a golf buggy up One Tree Hill & watch the most beautiful sunset over the islands ,refreshments are available to purchase ,call into the quaint wedding chapel ,the scenery from there is lovely .Also a boat tripto Whitehaven Beach is well worth it ,the crew on board are extremely helpful & real aussie characters they were great fun .
Staff on the Island were friendly & helpful .

Room Tip: Easy access to all bungalows.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

we stayed in the premium palm bungalows, and it was worth the stay at this place, it feels like staying in the most tropical atmosphere, it was a sight worth watching each day, the rooms are exceptional, the service is extraordinary, the GM took special care of us as we were on our honeymoon and we couldnt ask for anything better on the island. the breakfast options of 3 diff restaurants in all different locations with each having a different feel was a real take away for us, something very extra ordinary

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hamilton_Island_Aus, General Manager at Palm Bungalows, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Hi harshsekhsaria,

Thanks for your great review of Palm Bungalows. I’m glad to hear that you and your wife had a memorable honeymoon and that you were very happy with your stay.
I hope that you can come back soon.

Warmest Regards,

Matt Boileau
General Manager
Reef View Hotel & Palm Bungalows
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Worplesdon
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92 reviews 92 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We stayed for 5 days in a Premium Palm Bungalow. Very clean, A/C was good. Lovely to watch the wallabies hopping arounmd right in front of us. Hammock very comfy. Restaurants all very good, we went to Bommies one night and very innovative food in a stunning setting. Catseye Beach lovely, not at all crowded. We did the Great Barrier Reef trip and 10 min helicopter ride, excellent day out tho rather choppy. Snorkelling was not as good as Maldives in terms of variety and number of fish. Great experience though. All in all a great island for 4-5 days. If we return to Oz would probably go back.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Hamilton Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Palm Bungalows 3*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Palm Bungalows comprise 49 freestanding island bungalows situated in a tropical garden setting,each with its own balcony and outdoor furniture. Rooms are spacious and specifically designed for couples or small families. ... more   less 
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Palm Bungalows Hotel Hamilton Island
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