I often review places we travel on Trip Advisor but I have never felt compelled to write a review until now.
My husband and I have just spent 5 amazing nights as qualia. The moment we walked into the Long Pavilion, champagne in hand, we were blown away by the setting. After a seamless check in process from airport to room we were taken to our Windward Pavilion. The room (more like a small house) was the ultimate in luxury. I just could not stop smiling. We had views of the ocean from everyroom, and waking up in the natural sunny breezy light was something we just loved. It was definately worth paying extra having the private plunge pool, it was very private and the whole place made us feel like we were the only ones staying at the resort. Us and the kookaburra that joined us on our deck most days.
We dined at Pebble Beach and at Long Pavilion, every meal we had was fantastic. The breakfast was definately a highlight. Outside of qualia, a must is also Bromme Restaurant at the Yacht Club. Both dinner and tapas for lunch are lovely. We thought we nearly missed out for dinner as the girl explained they were booked out a few nights in a row, until she saw our qualia room key
and said "oh i didnt realise, pick your night and your time!" Qualia reserves tables for their guests just in case they want to dine. Nice touch! Coca Chu is also great.
The Spa was also wonderful. We had a couples treatment and after my mud wrap and my husbands body scrub we had an outdoor twin shower together. It was so blissful we booked a second time. Be prepared it is a little bit pricey but the products, service and experience is total luxury.
Qualia also organised a helicopter ride to Whitehaven beach for us, set up picnic and umbrella. Totally romantic and very VIP!
If your feeling energetic get a personal training session at the very new and air-conditioned gym. So you dont feel guilty about lying around all day. Something about looking out at the ocean makes exercise easier!
The attention to detail (my husband was impressed even the golf buggy tyres had been tyre shined), the staff are absolutely amazing from guest services, wait staff, housekeeping and grounds keepers. Its so refreshing to have such wonderful service in Australia.
A very beautiful place, to de-stress, unwind and reconnect. World Class, without the long haul flight.
I cried real tears when we checked out, but I have sourced some Aesop products and some honeyed yoghurt to hang on to the experience a little longer at home :)
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December 13, 2012
Dear Maree C,
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I’m honoured that your stay at qualia has inspired you to write your fist review on Tripadvisor. We really value the reviews of previous guests who are using their own time to review us, and for many of the awards we have recently won it is voting form previous guests that has helped us gain recognition.
I’m delighted to hear that everything in your Windward Pavilion exceeded your expectations and I’m glad that you got on well with your native neighbours. Kookaburras are one of my favourite Australian birds and their laughing-call really adds to the atmosphere of qualia. It’s great to hear that you enjoyed the food, spa treatments and the activities during your stay as well.
You’re not the first to shed a tear on leaving. There’s only one way to dry those tears – and that is to come back for another stay!
We’re working on further improving our offering to our guests in 2013 by focussing on guest wellbeing and health, so your next stay will be even better. From next week, we will be adding complimentary fitness classes to our daily activity schedule as well as complimentary health information sessions several times each week.
Please feel free to contact me on email@example.com and I will oversee your next booking.
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