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“this is the place to stay in Airlie” 5 of 5 stars
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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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Bundaberg, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“this is the place to stay in Airlie”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

we have stayed at airlie many times over the last 30 years. theres been a lot of developments, but this is definitly the pick at the moment. very modern, top quality complete appartments. you could easily live here, and many people do, so rental accom is limited. of note there is secure undercover parking, and foxtel with several channels. our 2 bed unit had 2 bathrooms, the master has a shower over bath, and marina views from the ensuite as well as the bedroom etc. there was a decent size verandah with dining table, as well as a full size dining room inside. we did not book, but rather had stopped for coffee on the marina boardwalk, and then enquired about a room. one was available at a fair price, and we are glad we stayed. positive is that its close to the main street, and not on the side of a cliff, negative is that views are limited somewhat to the marina, but to get far reaching views you would need to be up on the cliff. the photos already here are exactly correct, which is a refreshing change !

Room Tip: all apartments face the marina, just a matter of choosing how many bedrooms you need.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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, General Manager at Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent positive experience at the Boathouse Apartments By Outrigger. We are delighted that you have chosen the Boathouse Apartments By Outrigger as your preferred home away from home when visiting Airlie Beach.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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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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Sapphire, Queensland, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We were actually staying at another place but after having a look at one of these luxurious rooms with a view to die for...we forfeited our money at the other place and spent 1 glorious day and night seeing how the other half live. It was just lovely sitting outside on the balcony overlooking the Marina drinking champagne and watching the yachts come and go. There is a Coffee Club, Beer Bar and Moroccan Restaurant downstairs, and only a short walk into town. The rooms are beautiful and although quite expensive, it sleeps 4 and is still the same price, so if you share with another couple it makes the price quite reasonable. We were lucky and got the room at low season price. Highly recommend, we didn't want to leave.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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AABManager, General Manager at Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent visit to the Boathouse Apartments By Outrigger. We are delighted that your decision to jump ship and stay with us has turned out as you had hoped.
You are also correct about the size of the rooms, as there is plenty of room for couples sharing, or a family get together, making it a very affordable destination for any budget.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Boathouse Apartments BY Outrigger
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Our two bedroom apartment was beautifully furnished, clean and extremely comfortable with balcony overlooking beautiful views over the point. Cafe and shops on the complex and a short walk to the hub of Airlie beach - perfect. The pool and ground/ gardens kept beautifully.

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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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AABManager, General Manager at Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Boathouse Apartments By Outrigger. We are glad that you found your room and the grounds very comfortable, clean and to your liking.
The fact that it is only a three minute walk in to the hub of Airlie Beach is also a real bonus.

We look forward to welcoming you back for your next visit to the Boathouse Apartments By Outrigger.
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Sydney, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

This was our second stay here - and once again we enjoyed the whole experience. The apartments are modern, clean and have everything you could possibly need during a holiday. I love the setting - pool, views from every apartment, cafes and restaurants on the lower levels - and all within a couple of minutes LEVEL walk to Airlie Beach itself. The pool area is fantastic, our two small children couldn't get enough of it. There is also a lovely play area as well as a tennis court.
Everything is well designed and there is enough space for you not to feel crowded. I especially enjoyed the peace and quiet! This is a great place to relax and enjoy the luxurious setting, as well as having enough to do close by for children as well as for adults. We'll be back in a few weeks to stay a whole week. Can't wait!

Room Tip: All rooms have ocean views!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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, General Manager at Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Thank you for making the effort to review your recent visit to the Boathouse Apartments By Outrigger. We are delighted that you again found everything meeting and exceeding your expectations.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Boathouse Apartments By Outrigger very soon.
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Los Angeles
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Our two bedroom/two bathroom "condo" was simply perfection. Beautifully decorated, amazing views, totally stocked, and wonderfully maintained. The complex has a beautiful pool and jacuzzi, as well as some terrific restaurants and a fantastic coffee bar. The staff was also so kind and courteous (especially Liz and Katie). Don't miss the little used, but pristine beach just behind the hill past the boatyard! The best part is the location -- just a short walk into town, but with no noise from the partying crowds (and the resort ensures a "no party" policy, so it's nice and quiet after 10PM!)

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the wing opposite from the restaurant side of the resort - quiet and a shorter wal...
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  • Stayed January 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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AABManager, General Manager at Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Boathouse Apartments By Outrigger. We are very pleased that you loved everything about your getaway with us.
We do want everyone to enjoy the Boathouse experience, while at the same time, being considerate of other guests.
This is why we do and will continue to enforce the NO Party Policy at the apartments.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon to the Boathouse Apartments By Outrigger.
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Cairns, Qld
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

The Boathouse is a little above my normal price range especially for an overnight stay. But after a long drive, walking into the impeccably beautiful apartment made it utterly worth it. Ultra clean, modern and spacious yet the soft furnishings and wood floor gave it a warm, welcoming feel. In fact, given we had such a short stay, the kids literally had to drag me out the door and down to the pool because I really was reluctant to leave my sanctuary. There are two things I generally find lacking in hotel apartments- a comfortable couch and a well equipped kitchen. Not here. The couch not only looked fantastic it was luxurious and the kitchen had everything you would need for an extended stay. Other points worth mentioning- great bed, plenty of towels and spare blankets, easily accessible power points and plenty of them. This is a well thought out design. And the view didn't hurt. Staff were friendly and helpful. The restaurants downstairs had appealing menus and the Coffee Club was convenient for an early breakfast. A warning to smokers though- you can't smoke on the balcony. We will return on our next Airlie trip, hopefully for more than a night.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, General Manager at Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Boathouse Apartments By Outrigger. We are pleased that you found your apartment so modern and clean, but most of all that you found it homely. It says a lot about your fondness of the room if someone has to drag you out of your apartment, especially if it was to drag you to the relaxing poolside environment.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Boathouse Apartments By Outrigger, hopefully for a longer visit.
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Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

If you look at other reviews I have written, you will see that I usually have a lot to say. Not this time.

This place is quite simply PERFECTLY PERFECT. New, clean, spacious, modern, beautifully decorated, reasonably priced and the best choice of apartment in Airlie Beach. We will be returning again very very soon. Don't bother comparing it to other accommodation options. This is the best.

We looked for flaws this time. Normally they are very apparent after a few days stay, but this time we searched for them. We couldn't find any. The only suggestions we could possibly make to Boathouse management is to provide additional towels though the ones we had were enough, and to install a full length mirror in the bathroom or bedroom.

To anyone considering going to Airlie Beach, go, stay at Boathouse, and stay longer than we did, at least a week!

Otherwise, once again, Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger are just PERFECT.

ENJOY!

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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AABManager, General Manager at Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Thank you for making the effort to review your recent visit to The Boathouse Apartments By Outrigger. We are very pleased that we were able to exceed your expectations, and thank you for sharing this with everyone. We cannot please everyone all the time, but we certainly try.
We do not feel it necessary at this stage to increase our toweling in the rooms, as we are self contained apartments and not serviced apartments, but we will monitor for future reference.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon to The Boathouse Apartments By Outrigger.
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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 50 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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