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Kingfisher Court
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   374 The Esplanade | Scarness, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia   |  
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Shanghai, Shanghai, China
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great location, great people.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

My friend and I travelled to Hervey Bay from Sydney for the Hervey Bay 100 Triathlon and were lucky enough to pick the Kingfisher Court for our accomodation. We paid a budget price but were presented with accomodation that far exceeded our expectations. For us the location was perfect, in the middle of town, across the road from the beach and 200m from the triathlon transition! Greg even had a beer waiting for us when we finished the race. Will definitely stay there next time I am in town!

Room Tip: Stay in unit 2
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

I had to cancel a booking at kingfisher court, 21 days before I was due to arrive. When speaking to Greg , I was told in no uncertain terms that fine you cAn cancel , but your $200 in non refundable. When asked why, when others refund if cancelled 48 hours in advance , and was met with that is our policy, and would not even give a partial refund.
A very unpleasant person!

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Canberra, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Whilst the building is older the rooms are clean, neat, and well appointed with everything needed for self catering and relaxing. Undercover parking is provided and the staff are friendly and prepared to go out of their way to ensure your stay is enjoyable. There would be no better option in Hervey Bay for price and location being just across the road from the excellent beach and within walking distance of shops, restaurants, medical services etc.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Canberra, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Stayed in Unit 1 while house hunting in Hervey Bay. Management were great and made us feel very welcomed. Decor may be dated but sheets were fresh and very clean. Unit was very clean and had everything required. Handy to the beach (across the road) and to the local cafes and little supermarket. Overall good budget accommodation and very suitable for families.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Excellant budget accommodation, very comfortable clean unit good facilities, and friendly helpfull staff.
Under cover car parking, out door area with barbecue tables and chairs easy access to beach and shops.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Poole, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

We booked to stay here for a night prior to a trip to Fraser Island. 12 hours in this place was sufficient...

I cannot understand the previous trip advisor reviews, as unfortunately there was nothing romantic or relaxing about the Kingfisher Court.

The decor is very dated, the quality of the furnishings were low and the cleanliness of the apartment was diabolical.

I'm not sure when anyone had stayed in the apartment previously as there was a layer of sticky dust on all the work surfaces in the kitchen. Crockery and utensils were manky and hadn't been washed properly (or seemingly inspected by management) and when we went to pick a glass or bowl off the side, it was stuck to the surface! The toilet had a layer of scum on the outside where it obviously hadn't been wiped down for a long while and the sofas looked like they needed a very good wash too.

The whole place smelt of damp and you could see the buildings were falling into a state of disrepair, with damp patches up the walls and no double glazing.

Guests are expected to empty bins and vacuum the apartment prior to departure, which is likely more than the management undertakes between changeovers and sure made us confused as to what we were actually paying for.

There was complimentary wifi, which worked fine and a flatscreen TV in the main living area. Kitchens come fully equipped with an oven, microwave and fridge freezer, but are all very dated and probably not the most hygienic either.

There were 2 bedrooms, one with a small double bed and one with a double bunk bed. The apartment was a decent size and right across the road from the beach.

Overall, not a pleasant experience. We wouldn't recommend this motel to anyone.

Room Tip: We stayed in room number 1. It was right by the road but overlooked the pool.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Poole, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We booked this 'motel' based on Trip Advisor reviews like we have for the other 31 places we have stayed for the last 6 months. We have been to Asia, NZ and now OZ and only now have we been thoroughly Disappointed. I do not understand how other reviewers have rated this place so highly. Yes the location is good and yes it technically has everything for your stay, but someone stated it was perfect for a romantic getaway?? This place is most certainly not. We have an open mind when it comes to staying in places, and had a laugh at how dated the place was. This is not a fault in itself as long as the place is clean. It isn't. We quickly lost our sense of humour. My fiancee actually got her sleeping bag liner out that we had last used in 1 place in Thailand. The sofas were grubby, the walls dirty and the kitchen was just nasty. I went to pick a bowl up and it was stuck to the shelf. There was also a notice on the wall stating it must be left clean! I mean we stayed for less than 12 hours (thank god) but we would have been another 12 hours cleaning it. We had to empty all bins our self and vacuum the floors! In reception, the owners lounge was open for all to see and that also was disgusting and stank of stale smoke.

To sum up, don't stay here. Seriously, just don't.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Kingfisher Court

Address: 374 The Esplanade | Scarness, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Hervey Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 50 Specialty lodging in Hervey Bay
Hotel Class:3 star — Kingfisher Court 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape to Kingfisher Court, and explore your passion for comfort and unforgettable beachside experiences. Surrounded by warm sunny beaches, our ideal location allows you to shop in boutiques along the Esplanade, enjoy tasty treats in local cafes & restaurants, go whale watching or explore the awe inspiring Fraser Island! Shopping, dining and entertainment are on your doorstep. Hotels, clubs, water sports, dining venues, jetties, playgrounds, bowling clubs and more are all within walking distance from Kingfisher Court. Fry up your catch of the day in our BBQ dining area. ... more   less 
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Kingfisher Court Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast

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