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“Great...just requires better cleaning.” 4 of 5 stars
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Blue Horizon Resort Apartments
4.5 of 5 Condominium   |   3 Hermitage Drive | Whitsundays, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia   |  
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Brisbane, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
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“Great...just requires better cleaning.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Great hotel just out of the noisy hub area. 10 min walk to restaurants and town area. Good secure parking. Empty beer bottles behind curtain and behind couch with sticky floor and sweat odour on uncomfortable couch in TV area was disgusting and evident that cleaning was not done properly.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Fab apartment great price 15 min walking distance to airlie beach but far enough out to be quiet - nice pool, friendly stall, clean rooms. Only negatives were Steep slope / steps may be difficult for some. Fantastic break

Room Tip: Apartment on ground floor by pool was great
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Clean tidy and closes to the bars can't ask for anymore than that. The staff are nice and friendly. Will have to see how noisy it gets at night The views are what you would expect fantastic. Close to the beach

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Holding a wedding on an island in North Queensland in the wet season has slight risks, however what's the chances that a cyclone will actually be predicted for your wedding day? When planning our dream wedding, this was a risk we took. 48 hours from our wedding day, the ferries were stopping at 6pm and many of our guests were still to arrive on the mainland the following day. With the support of the Airlie Beach community, we organised our entire day in 24 hours, the one area that you don't generally need to take into consideration when planning your wedding is the individual accommodation needs of your guests. Many of the local accommodation providers were extremely helpful to our guests at such short notice, however the help and support of the at Hotel Group went above and beyond anything we could have hoped for. You always hope that your guests are treated with the respect and service that you are treated with when they are coming to your event, and we can say for certain, our guests were. From extending guests bookings; keeping rooms aside for guests who needed new bookings; collecting some guests with their chauffeur service; and blocking a penthouse out for our wedding suite went above and beyond the call of duty. The at Hotel Group has 5 properties which are all ranges, so it was perfect for our guests. The Penthouse that had been set aside for our wedding night and night before the wedding was AMAZING! When we look back now at what we ended up staying in for our wedding night, we could not be happier. It was on the top level at Waters Edge Resort, right in Airlie Beach and had an outside jacuzzi, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (which came in handy the night before the wedding as my 5 beautiful bridesmaids stayed with me), and it was the most perfect location to get ready with hair & make up the morning of the wedding. We have been speechless for the last 2 weeks as trying to find the words that express the heartfelt thanks we want to express to those local businesses who helped us have our dream wedding has been hard. What could have been a disaster to look back on and wish went differently, was turned into something so very special that we will remember forever, and it's because of local businesses like the at Hotel Group who are passionate about what they do and helping their community. Thank you so much.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I recently had five nights at Blue Horizon in a 2 bedroom apartment staying with my brother in law and his wife. From the moment we arrived in our room we relaxed. Rooms were spotless, view magnificent, pool - spa and gym just fantastic Staff were so friendly and helpful. Thank you Geoff and staff for making our little holiday so memorable. Will certainly recommend this property to our friends.

Room Tip: We were in a corner room on 3rd floor. Perfect.
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  • Stayed March 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

We got a last minute deal for a weekend away at the blue horizon apartments. The room was spotless and comfortable and while not huge has enough space and a lovely balcony.

We had a 2 bed apartment on the 5th floor with a great view, the pool and BBQ area are lovely and great for the kids or a cool off.

The kitchen is small and a little short on equipment if you are planning on self catering, for example no spoon for stirring anything you're cooking and no strainer for pasta. But otherwise enough basics to manage for a self catering holiday.

Overall, great, and excellent value.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

When we arrived, there where many hairs on the bottom, chips behind the pillow of the couch and a light bulb in the kitchen was out of order.
After we placed our luggage in the corridor and shut the main door, the net of the air con fall dawn onto the luggage with multiple centimetres of dirt on it.
We asked for one more towel as we thought they were washed by the hotel each day and got the answer, that not one towel was left in the whole hotel. The cleaning staff even was urged to wash towels at their own homes.

After our stay, we complained by email. All we got back was one email where the manager said that he would contact us later.. What didn't happen at all.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Blue Horizon Resort Apartments

Address: 3 Hermitage Drive | Whitsundays, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 49 Specialty Lodging in Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Blue Horizon Resort Apartments 4.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
at Blue Horizon Resort creates the perfect setting for your Airlie Beach Whitsunday holiday. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a family friendly destination, or somewhere to mix work with pleasure at Blue Horizon Resort can cater for all tastes.The resort’s modern, Balinese inspired 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and 3 or 4 bedroom luxury penthouses offer spacious balconies with views over the Coral Sea. With an emphasis on comfort and warm friendly service at Blue Horizon Resort is your home away from home.With the beautiful Whitsunday weather you can choose to relax in the heated spa, rise early to take advantage of the fully equipped gymnasium or relax by the poolside café. The toddler wading pool and play room helps to keep little ones occupied while the Horizon heated swimming pool provides year round fun for all. Our onsite tour desk will assist you to choose the perfect activity to make your Whitsunday experience a memorable one, from a romantic secluded island beach picnic to a thrill seeking parachute jump our dedicated team can make it happen.at Blue Horizon Resort is the perfect spot for small to medium sized conferences, boasting a large, modern, dedicated conference room with state of the art audio visual equipment, broadband internet access, and versatile choice of room configurations at Blue Horizon Resort presents itself as a resort focused on driving business results.at Blue Horizon Resort, located a short walk from Airlie Beach village is the ideal base for your Airlie Beach Whitsunday escape. ... more   less 
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