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Akama Resort
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   625 Esplanade | Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 23 hotels in Hervey Bay
Newcastle, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A great place to return to”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Our first impressions of Akama resort are very similar to that expressed by Margie K in her review. Ease of checking in (we had pre booked) and the beautiful open space feeling of the unit particularly with the folding doors to the balcony being wide open. The unit and its contents were scrupulously clean, the one thing we check at every place we stay and we never compromise on that. If the place has not been cleaned properly, we never return. Akama Resort is one place we would love to visit again. The secured underbuilding car parking was a boon and access from that to the apartment was very easy via the lift. We had occasion to use the BBQ facility by the pool, two nights in a row, and not only was it very clean, there were utensils etc. on hand for our use. Even down to the BBQ sauce!
One word of caution though. After a couple of days there, an extended family with children occupied the two units next to us. They were fairly noisy (not naughty) as all kids are but we are in our late 60's and love peace and quiet now. Not too sure what the answer is to that one. Anyway, try the Akama, you'll love it!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Hi adslekkr72
Wow, thanks for the great review. You were such a lovely couple and it was our pleasure to welcome you to Akama. We would love to have you back to stay – let’s hope next time we won’t be fully booked for the weekend – why not try an even higher floor for your next visit.
Thanks again for taking the time to post a review.
Kind regards,
Matt, Pia and Regina
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Our recent long weekend at Akama was a delight. We were warmly welcomed by Regina at Reception who gave us a local map and great suggestions about places to experience in the area. On opening the door of the apartment we were impressed by the spacious layout and tasteful furnishings and with the folding doors pulled right back, the living room extended seamlessly into the balcony beyond. There has been no stinting here in the construction and fit-out, with high quality finishes throughout. The apartment was immaculately clean, very comfortable and enjoyable. We were glad to have hired a car to enable us to explore Hervey Bay (more extensive than expected) and the Fraser Coast and places further afield such as Maryborough with its interesting heritage, Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach (the nearby sand blow is well worth the brief bushwalk to see this marvel). Thank you to all at Akama - we'd love to come back!

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  • Stayed June 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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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Hi Margie K
Thanks for the lovely review and your kind words. It was such a pleasure to have you as our guest.
Your enthusiasm for the region was very encouraging and it is so nice to see guests taking advantage of all that this area has to offer.
We hope you have the opportunity to visit us again – 519 will be waiting for you.
Kind regards,
Matt, Pia and Regina
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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I travel to Hervey Bay quite often, and have stayed at so many different Hotels. This one I now frequent, but not because its dirt cheap , but because its well situated ....Well maintained... realistically priced . And over and above, Matt & Pia are great hosts . I recommend you make a group booking & spend some quality time in one of their 3 bedroom Penthouse suites on the 6th floor.

Dan O

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Hi Chop A
Great to read that you enjoy your time here at Akama and that you appreciate the amount of room you have – plenty of space for you and the crew. It’s always our pleasure to have you stay with us and we look forward to hearing from you again in the future.
Thanks for taking the time to post a review – much appreciated.
Kind regards,
Matt & Pia
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

What a lovely time we had at Akama. Everything was perfect. The clean, well set up, spacious apartment had everything we needed.
The beautiful view was a pleasure and how lovely to sit on the wide balcony and look out toward the harbour.
Our hosts were friendly and helpful - they even called us 4 hours before check-in time to say our room was ready and we could check in any time we pleased.
The pool area was lovely and spotlessly clean. Everything looked clean and well-maintained.
We will be back again. One of the best places we have stayed.

Room Tip: We stayed in the pool view room which was the cheaper one, and it still blew us away. The view was...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Hi MerylF
We were so pleased to read that you had such a good time at Akama and that you took advantage of the beautiful views from the balcony. Next time you visit you might want to go even higher and try our ocean view apartment.
Thank you for taking the time to post a review.
Kind regards,
Matt & Pia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We stayed in an apartment in whale watching season in 2012. From the moment we opened the door we felt comfortable and rested. Very clean, fresh, stylish room. Apartments are really close to the departure point for the whale watching boats. Quite a long walk into the town/shops but we had two small children so probably longer because of them. Loved our stay and will return to Akama if we decide to go to Hervey Bay again. Worth the money.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Hello Traveller_Sal_13
Thanks very much for your review. So pleased to read that you had such an enjoyable stay at Akama. Hervey Bay is a large town with quite a few different precincts all offering a unique experience from shopping and dining to water activities and swimming. We are so fortunate to be able to offer our guests such a variety of activities and the Whale Watching experience is unique to this region. Great family fun!
We look forward to welcoming you back if you ever head up this way again.
Kind regards,
Matt & Pia
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Charleville, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

I booked the Akama for my nephews wedding, it was amazing the rooms were spacious modern and they had the best bed I have ever slept in!!
We totally enjoyed our stay, Regina was so helpful, friendly thanks so much!!
We would definatley stay there again!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Hi Dearne.R,
Thanks very much for your kind words. We love wedding bookings, great to see family and friends together enjoying themselves, on these very special occasions, is so nice. Seeing the bride and bridesmaids all dressed up is fantastic. It was our pleasure accommodating the family and we are pleased you slept so well - maybe the little extra Champagne helped.
Hope we meet again one day soon.
Regards
Matt, Pia and Regina
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Charleville, Queensland, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

I booked into Akama Resort for my wedding and what can I say....I loved it. It is modern, stylish and very spacious! The rooms are well appointed and comfortable. We book a deluxe penthouse and were very impressed and enjoyed our stay very much. I got ready on my wedding day here and it was perfect. The view was beautiful and made for a beautiful backdrop to the day. The bathrooms are quite large and has a deep spa and separate shower. The wardrobe was great....very big and perfect for hanging all the wedding attire in!! We never felt cramped....even when the room was full of visitors enjoying the veiws. I cannot recommend Akama enough. If you want comfort and space to breath....this is the place for you. Regina, you were amazing, thanks for your help. Will be back again!!

  • Stayed April 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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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Hello Hayley_B_84
We were so pleased to hear that your wedding went off without a hitch and that you all enjoyed your time at Akama. It was lovely to see so many of your family members here enjoying themselves, especially when they had all travelled so far for your big day.
We look forward to welcoming you back again. We would like to wish you both all the best for the future.
Kind regards,
Matt, Pia and Regina
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Address: 625 Esplanade | Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Hervey Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Hervey Bay
#1 Luxury Hotel in Hervey Bay
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Hervey Bay
#1 Romantic Hotel in Hervey Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Akama Resort 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Akama offers a dress circle location for anyone wanting to experience the very best of Hervey Bay and Fraser Island. Akama Resort is right across the road from Hervey Bay Marina - clubs, shopping, restaurants and Whale Watching vessels.The apartments are luxuriously spacious with high ceilings and a flow through design to very generous balconies - push back the concertina doors and open your apartment up to the views and tropical breezes. ... more   less 
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