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Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger
4.5 of 5 Condominium   |   33 Port Drive, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia   |  
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Sydney, Australia
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“Recommended stay in Airlie Beach.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Room was exceptional, though mirrored in the prices. Every room has a view. The Port of Airlie is newly established so it is not very built up as yet. This means it is quiet and more suited to those seeking a relaxed holiday without lots of party goers nearby. There is a pool, tennis court and restaurants. Spa was not heated which is a downer. It wasn't overly hot when we visited so we would have loved to soak in the spa. The queen bed was just two king singles pushed together which was disappointing. The mattress was also uncomfortable. The kitchen, bathrooms and laundry that were included were perfect for our needs. Loved the furnishings and flow of the apartment.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AABManager, Guest Relations Manager at Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Thank you for your review on the Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger. We are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and that our resort amenities suited your needs throughout your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Wollongong
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We have just spent a wonderful 4 nights in a 3 bedroom apartment overlooking the marina. The staff are awesome and went well and beyond to make our stay special, they were extremely friendly and helpful with day trips and places to visit around the Whitsundays. The rooms were clean, modern and of good size. The kitchen and laundry facilities were of good quality and all worked well. The pool was clean and suitable for the whole family, clean bbqs. And lots od deck chairs etc. Security was great. Just a short 5 min walk to the middle of Airlie. The Coffee Club downstairs served lovely reasonably priced food and the coffee was great. The staff were friendly and helpful. Overall we loved our stay at the Boathouse Outrigger and would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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AABManager, Guest Relations Manager at Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
We are pleased that our three bedroom apartment catered to you and your family’s needs throughout your stay and that you enjoyed the facilities that we have to offer. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to the Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger and we thank you for taking the time to write a review.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We stayed for 5 nights in September. Our parents also had a room next door. We have a 2 year old. The apartments are brand new and stylish and had everything a family could need on a holiday. Initially we had a room on the 1st floor which wasnt as private and was a bit close to the beer cafe which was a bit noisy for us but the staff were quick to move us to the top floor when I mentioned this and also our parents so they remained along side us. The pool was great, great BBQ facilities and playground and we were able to feed the fish in the marina out front every day which my son loved. Excellent location.

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  • Stayed September 2012, 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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AABManager, Guest Relations Manager at Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay at the Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger and that our resort facilities suited your needs throughout your holiday. We hope that you return to the Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger in the near future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment for 7 nights with our two young children (4 and 2). The apartments are beautiful with quality fittings and decor throughout. The location superb. We could leisurely stroll to the lagoon which the kids loved. We took our pram for ease of transporting the kids which was very handy but the kids did also walk to the lagoon on many occasions which shows how easy the walk is. Plus it's interesting with all the lovely sights to see on the walk. The views from the balcony and master bedroom are gorgeous. Our only problem was that the 2nd bedroom only had a queen size bed in it and there was no option given at the front desk for 2 singles. The two options were either to put the kids in the master bedroom and separate the king bed which is actually two king singles and we sleep in the 2nd bedroom. This was not really a good option as it gets all the sun in the morning and our kids wake early as it is, plus the room is right next to the living area and decks. The other option was to pay $30 a night for a rollaway. This, we thought an outrageous price as we were staying 7 nights we could probably buy a mattress for that price! Plus we had to make up our minds before we slept in the beds otherwise we had to pay another $25? To have the linen changed. We ended up turning the queen around and putting a blanket down the centre of the bed so the kids had a wider (but shorter) bed to sleep in and it all worked out fine in the end. But would be a great option to improve on an otherwise outstanding place to stay if singles were an option in the 2nd bedroom for families staying. Also, the housekeeping staff were all absolutely fantastic and so friendly offering extra rubbish bags in case we ran out. Despite the bedding issue we would definitely stay there again and recommend it to others.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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AABManager, Guest Relations Manager at Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Thank you for your review on the Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger. We are delighted that you enjoyed our two bedroom apartment and the views that they have to offer. All of our two bedroom apartments have a King and a Queen sized bed, unfortunately only the King sized beds can be split into singles and being the bigger sized bed, the King is always placed in the master bedroom. I do apologise for any inconvenience that this may have caused you or your experience at the Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger. I will also pass on your regards to our Housekeeping department for their friendly and helpful service. We hope to welcome you back to our property in the near future.
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Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Our family of 6 spent 4 nights in a 3 bedroom apartment en route to a sailing holiday. The apartment could have been in interior design magazine. The facilities were excellent for our children - beautiful pool and high quality tennis court. Situated within a short walk of many good restaurants and the lagoon. I was in two minds to write this review as it would be great if it could remain off the radar for a while more!

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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AABManager, Guest Relations Manager at Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
We are thoroughly pleased that you enjoyed staying in one of our three bedroom apartments and that your children were able to utilise our pool and tennis court facilities. We do hope that you return to our property in the near future and would like to thank you for your positive review on the Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

We stayed for two nights recently and were over the moon with the service we received. Nikla phoned us back a day prior to confirm they were able to accommodate our early arrival, wow haven't received that type of service for awhile and went out of her way when we arrived. The 2 bedroom apartment was spacious and beautifully decorated with stunning outlook over the marina. Very convenient close to town. Enjoyed our stay immensely.

  • Stayed September 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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AABManager, Guest Relations Manager at Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Thank you for your positive review of our property and our customer service. We are pleased that we were able to accommodate your early arrival request and that we were able to meet your needs. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger in the near future.
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Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Stayed in a 3 bedroom unit just for 1 night with a group of friends. The rooms are amazing, so much space, full kitchen with all cooking facilities, 2 big bathrooms, full corner lounge & big balcony with 6 seater table & chairs. The rooms also have a dvd player & ipod dock for music. We requested 2 of the rooms have single beds & they were able to meet this request.

Our room was on the first floor but still had amazing views of the port. It was an easy walk to the main street. Also didn't have too many stairs if we didn't want to walk up the other end to use the elevator

One thing I can suggest for improvement is have wheelie bins or well signed area for people to drop their rubbish! I did try and do the right thing & remove our rubbish from the room but couldn't find any wheelie bins anywhere!

Would definitely stay here again & recommend to anyone going up for a night, a few days or a week - its a great place to stay!

  • Stayed September 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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AABManager, Guest Relations Manager at Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in one of our three bedroom fully self-contained apartments. Thank you for your feedback regarding bin and garbage disposals. Our Housekeeping Department do empty guests rubbish on a daily basis and dispose of it in our refuse bins located in our basement. Thank you for your positive feedback regarding our property and we look forward to welcoming you back next time you visit Airlie Beach.
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Address: 33 Port Drive, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 49 Specialty Lodging in Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger 4.5*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located on the water’s edge at the new Port of Airlie Marina, The Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger is a short stroll from the heart of Airlie Beach’s entertainment, shopping and dining precincts and the famous Airlie Beach Lagoon. Featuring spacious two and three bedroom self-contained apartments with every room offering views across the marina out to the Coral Sea. Guest facilities include a resort-style swimming pool, tennis court, children’s playground and tour desk. ... more   less 
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