My partner and I stayed at the Breakfree Long Island Resort for a period of Ten days, so I feel rather qualified to make judgment of our stay.
In a Word, Wonderful!
I have read some of the bad reviews on these pages and have come to the conclusion that these people that have whined and whinged will be the ones that complain Hell is not Hot enough when they get there!
We arrived at Long Island in the early afternoon an were met by an extremely cheerful fellow who took care of our bags and transported us to reception along a beautiful tree lined path. First impressions were good (Remember, I have read these reviews also,and, was not quite sure what to expect!) Reception Welcomed us to the Island, gave us our room keys and gave us the direction to our room. We wandered of in the direction given to us enjoying the tree lined paths and the abundant flora whilst listen to birdsong, Magnificent! Apon arrival at our room we found our luggage had been delivered so we set about "Settling In" It was at this time I discovered through my own fault , I had left an important bag back at Hamilton Island airport! Explaining my predicament to the staff at reception, They instantly got on the phone and to use a cliche, "Saved The Day"! The bag was recovered at Hamilton Island Airport, placed on the next available ferry and thenceforth, delivered to our room.
I cannot thank the staff involved with the recovery of this bag enough! I was certainly most relieved.
Our room (105) was comfortable, pleasant and spotless! We found the room exactly as depicted in all the Brochures.
Housekeeping deserve an Honorable Mention in the way they kept our room in a pristine condition. Well Done Guys!
Ours was a Lower level room, and, we found this to be delightful.We did not spend many of the daylight hours in our room as there are so many beautiful places on the Island to while away the hours. The views of Happy bay, the foreshore, the Coconut trees was a refreshing sight Morning, Noon and Night. The visits by the local Wildlife was also greatly enjoyed. The Cockies are amazingly gentle and polite, Quite often we would have 4 or 5 of them sitting around us waiting for a titbit. Once given a snack ,they soon returned to the trees. The Wallabies,thou timid, could be coaxed to feed from our hands.
Dinner Service begins at 6pm.
We entered the restaurant a little after 6 to be met by a delightful young Lady who showed us to our seats and explained the menu and offed instructions for the Buffet and desert bar. Thanking Her we proceeded to avail ourselves to the extraordinary selections available as an entree. WOW!
Main Course followed, and again, what am I to have? The selection was indeed difficult! So much to choose from! Selections made, we sat back and eagerly waited for our main to be served! Very shortly after our meals arrived. We were NOT disappointed. A few words, succulent, perfectly cooked and very very tasty!
Desert followed and again, superb!
The following morning we were treated to a magnificent Breakfast. Selection would satisfy any Gourmet! The Mushrooms were my favourite!
I read in another review, how another complained of not having a tablecloth upon their table! The lack of said tablecloth did in no way detract from my meal. It was in fact a reminder of how fragile the environment is in this part of the world and perhaps it might reflect the Resorts "Responsible Environmental Management" in not releasing harmful residues into the surrounds in having to launder said tablecloths
If this Resort were to be awarded "Stars" The standard in the restaurant
would scour a 5 Star rating. It is that good
Night time entertainment left us wanting more. Very entertaining but alas, by this time we were tired and thus, eagerly sought our beds! Surprising how tired one becomes whilst relaxing and doing nothing!
The Cafe/Shop serves a beautiful Takeaway coffee. Many of these were enjoyed whilst studying the views. Had I known prior to the extensive range of nicnacs,souvenirs and other merchandise I would have made enquiries about buying shares in this business. My partner loved both the store and the ever smiling person behind the counter!
The Pools, wonderful!
The Grounds, wonderful
Thanks to the Groundkeepers!
The resort was always kept "as shiny as a new pin"
The Bar and Staff manning the bar . Exceptional! Many pats on the back here!
Watersports, Again Wonderful. Thanks for the transportation for our picnic!
I have not singled anyone out in this review as I feel everyone has provided exceptional service. To do so would be unfair on everyone else that might not be in the public eye. Together everyone made our stay wonderful
THE NEGATIVE! Yes there is one!
We had to leave and come home!
We Will Be Back
- Also Known As:
- Long Island Hotel Long Island
- Long Island Hotel
- Club Crocodile
- BreakFree Long Island Resort Whitsunday Islands, Australia
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- What makes the perfect holiday? That something special. That magical something that lives on in your memory for the rest of your life. That indescribable feeling where years later you still get a warm fuzzy feeling about your holiday. Long Island Resort in the Whitsunday’s has all the magic that the holiday maker could ever want. ... more less
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