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Shelly Bay Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   466 Charlton Esplanade, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia   |  
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Ranked #9 of 23 Hotels in Hervey Bay
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Tannum Sands, Australia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Very convenient spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

The staff were really friendly here and there is an Indian restaurant right underneath. We had dinner there and it was very nice. The pool was great for the kids, and you can watch them from your balcony. We were there for a surf carnival and it was a 5 min walk to the surfclub, as well as being within walking distance to restaurants. The only downside was our room was only 1 bedroom, as that was all we could get, and having the sofa bed and another trundle in the living area made it very cramped. Good size kitchen, good view of the beach, safe car parking and we were generally really happy with it. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We come back to Hervey bay and was looking for a place to stay that would give us peace and quiet so we could truly relax as we are a middle age working couple wanting some time out.
This place was everything we hoped for, clean spacious and also knowing that the managers were there should we need them.
Everything in the unit worked and was in good order.no noise or groups of people.
Restaurant was downstairs and great food but we also ate in our room
and at the local Italian two doors down
Lovely pool and well maintained grounds.

Room Tip: We had a room on third level with beach views
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Redcliffe, Australia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We spent 5 nights here and we were pleased with the friendliness of the reception staff and the cleanliness of the unit. We had a 1 bedroom unit on level 2 with a nice balcony with table and chairs overlooking the water. Good size lounge/dining with flatscreen TV and a well appointed kitchen. Good bathroom and laundry combined. Bedroom wasn't large but it was comfortable and all that we required. Air conditioning in the lounge and bedroom. Undercover car park, pool and a great Italian cuisine restaurant within 2 minutes walk. Only let down was the internet. Their website states 'FREE 24hr Wireless Internet Access to every apartment (conditions apply).' Unfortunately the condition is that you only get 48 hrs free or reach a pre-determined limit (which ever comes 1st) and that was no benefit to us when we were staying 5 nights and use the internet a lot. To make it worse we lost a portion of the 2nd day of internet due to them changing over a phone line. When booking in we were told that it was a $20.00 fee for each additional day of internet. (Or we could use the internet in the lobby for 15 minutes for $2). Apart from the internet issue, we enjoyed our stay and we thank the managers and staff for the friendly assistance they gave us with booking a tour and in general. There are a few signs about the place asking for people to be quiet, to dry off, to take rubbish out etc but this is to be expected because there some people out there who ruin it for others. I would rather see management keep on the ball in this regard rather than just let things go.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We stayed for 10 days after Christmas, so close to the beach, just what we needed. The main bedroom was quite large for suitcases luggage etc, one bathroom - fine for our family of four. Second bedroom two single beds adequate size too. Kitchen and utensils excellent, if anything the living area is small and balcony just fits family of four to dine, but we were more than happy with what we paid for - as described on the website. Reception were very helpful with booking tours, booking the tennis court, having visitors etc etc. Our children loved the pool. We could walk to various restaurants at night, however I wouldn't walk later than 10'ish, and dined at the in house Indian restaurant a couple of times. And bonus of undercover parking, and bike hire if needed.
We had a great holiday, low key and relaxing. Location and facilities were really good for a family with tweens or younger. Thanks Australis Shelly Beach Resort!

Room Tip: We were on a second floor, seaview at the end of the building. It was quiet and cool.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We stayed here for 4 nights and we had a very enjoyable time. Location: 20 meters across the street you find the clean and long beach. shops, bars, restaurants all in convenient walking distance. staff: superb! a warm welcome you get and we booked both our day trips via them as they were very knowledgeable and gave us the right tips. both trips were amazing and worth the money (whale watching and 4wd tour fraser island). Appartment: quite large with full kitchen, i.e. cooking facilities and big fridge. All clean and in good condition, balcony heading towards the ocean. You have the street in front of you but the birds make the most noise. Free parking in the basement, which is always a big plus. Free but limited Wifi. Priced very competetively considering what you get for your money, hence would for sure book any time again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

And why wouldn't we. The views from each room a terrific. It's a close walk to shops restaurants and directly across the road from the beach, where it is easy to swim. The pool is clean and well maintained and so are the amenities.

We get good advice form the managers there and they are very helpful with recommendations.

The Tasman Venture whale watch tour will pick us up directly from the front and these guys can book anything you want anyway. Last year they organized a hummer tour of Frazer for us which was great.

We like this place because we can be very independent here. No hotels for us - too much noise and busyness. There is a lot of room to spread out with these apartments, and even though the kitchen is roomy we eat out most of the time.

If you're arriving at dinner time - don't bother shopping - just eat at the Indian onsite. Sensational food. Wish our local Indian restaurants were this good. We ate here twice in the same week and not from laziness :-).

Room Tip: We have stayed here for at least the last 3 (maybe 4) years and all the rooms we have had have been...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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90 reviews 90 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We stayed in a Large 1 bedroom apartment with ocean views from balcony and lounge. Modern styled with all amenities, located right on Shelley Beach in the middle of Torquay. Tours to Fraser Island and whale wathing were brilliant and restaurant recommendations superb. Tandoori Taste restaurant is brilliant 10/10.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Shelly Bay Resort

Address: 466 Charlton Esplanade, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Hervey Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Hervey Bay
#5 Romantic Hotel in Hervey Bay
#6 Luxury Hotel in Hervey Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Shelly Bay Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 26
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Shelly Bay Resort Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast

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