We took the advice of other travellers and booked the 'rennovated' higher level coral sea view room at a premium price. We were very disappointed to find patch-work renovation, furniture from the 80's, dirty floors, run-down patio furniture and peeling paint on the ceiling of the balcony.
But, that's not all. The worst part of this place was that we ecountered cockroaches in our room every day of our stay. On the first night when we turned the A/C on in the bedroom, a huge cockroach (about 6cm long) jumped out of the a/c unit. We found a few smaller ones in the bathroom and hallway next moring. The front desk person was apologetic and said she will have someone spray the room. Friendly housekeeping people came with Raid. They sprayed and left us the spray bottle. Unfortunately, spraying did not help. We encountered 3-5 cockroaches everyday (fortunately none as big as the one that came out of the a/c). By the way, we didn't even cook and kept all our snacks in the refrigerator. I don't want to know how worse it would have been if we had cooked and had food lying around.
Obviously, the hotel is aware of this problem. When we were checking out, we were informed by a nonchalant front desk guy that the whole place was fumigated two weeks ago and that's why there were so many of them running around. Shouldn't they be dead if they were fumigated?
In any case, we will never stay at this place ever again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whitsunday Apartments Hamilton Island is apartment-style living in a truly tropical holiday destination in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Adjacent to Catseye Beach on the resort side of Hamilton Island, the Whitsunday Apartments are the perfect setting for a relaxed, romantic or adventure holiday.Whitsunday Apartments is the ideal destination for holidaymakers who prefer the independence of apartment accommodation. Each apartment offers a well-appointed kitchen, dual-access bathroom, large open-plan living area and a spacious balcony offering ocean or lush tropical garden views. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Whitsunday Apartments Hamilton Island Hotel Hamilton Island
- Whitsunday Holiday Apartments Hamilton Island
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