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4.0 of 5 Condominium   |   1 Hermitage Drive | Whitsundays, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia   |  
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Yackandandah, Australia
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“WHITSUNDAY VISTA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

We stayed at Whitsunday Vista in October. We hadnt booked but we were fortunate to get a great deal on a one bedroom apartment for two nights. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The facilities in the apartment and the building were terrific, we had all we needed! I would recommend this property to anyone wanting great, well priced accommodation in a fabulous location! We will definitely be returning!

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  • Stayed October 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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  • Location
    4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

We had a great stay at Whitsunday Vista Resort. Quality accommodation, excellent location and helpful and friendly hosts. And there's a very good Thai restaurant in the building, which we used on each night of our two night stay. Will be back!

  • Stayed August 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Our stay at Whitsunday Vista Resort was perfect! Beautiful location, Friendly Staff, beautiful Pool, Great Rooms and a First Class Restaurant. Our stay was perfect and we will be returning often as the room prices are just to good to be true!!!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

The next time I visit Airlie Beach I will stay at Whitsunday Vista again it is everything I need away from home.
The rooms are clean beds comfortable great views close to town.
Good value got money nice friendly service email updates and a nice welcome email and also one to say thankyou for staying. That is very nice.

  • Stayed December 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

As a family we stayed 5 nights at the Vista, and I thoroughly recommend it as a good place to stay. It was a walkable 1km from the centre of Airlie Beach, but a flat walk, unlike a lot of others which are up a steep hill.
The apartment was clean, roomy, and well equipped. There was a BBQ, pool, and spa available (all of which we used).
There is cable TV (couldn't find free-to-air???).
There is a Thai restaurant in the building, although it was a 10 min walk to plenty of others.
The staff and management were friendly and helpful. They arranged our airport transfer, and we could have booked the excursions through then too, if we hadn't have done that elsewhere.
The only negative was that the wireless broadband that was available wasn't free. In fact it was extremely expensive. That is a very small ask these days. However, made do with the 3G data on my phone.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

I stayed here for two nights. Location is 15 minutes walking from the main shopping area. If you get there after 6pm nobody is there to check you in. You have to call and make sure they leave the room open. Room is old and small. You have to throw out your own trash. I would not stay here at the full rate and I would not even stay here at $100 per night.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Regina A, Managing Director at at Whitsunday Vista Resort, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
Dear minimd,

Thank you for your recent review, we certainly appreciate honest feedback. I am sorry you did not enjoy your recent stay, I would like to clarify some points in regards to your feedback

1. Google Maps confirms the property is located 700m from Airlie Beach, I have personally walked this distance in just under 5 minutes, typically we advise guests we are less than 10 minutes walk to Airlie Beach. Keep in mind we are 200m from the Port of Airlie, opened in April 2011, welcome to the latest Airlie Beach Fashion & Dining Precinct. Discover a place where you are just a short walk from shops, restaurants and recreational facilities.

2. Like the majority of self catering apartment style accommodation, reception is not open 24 hours nor do we advertise reception being open 24 hours, however our friendly team are available to attend to any needs 24 hours a day. We welcome late arriving guests most days, if an Australian mobile is available we extend a courtesy SMS to advise of late arrival details, the proceedures in place would appear quite effective.

3. Room is "old and small", this is a vague remark, as you booked our studio style accommodation which is marginally larger than a standard hotel room. We also offer 1 Bedroom Spa Suites and 1 Bedroom Apartments both offering separate bedroom and living space.

4. "You have to throw out your own trash", we encourage guests to utilise the refuse bins located at the property, it is not compulsory. The property is self catering apartment style accommodation, some guests stay weeks at a time, we offer daily or weekly servicing, the tariff you booked did not include daily servicing, if you had preferred daily housekeeping service our team are only to happy to oblige, accordingly a daily housekeeping tariff would apply.

5. Your reference to the accommodation rate is perplexing, we pride ourselves in offering excellent value for money, and having reviewed your reservation I note you enjoyed an exceptionally good value tariff less than $100 per night.

I sincerely hope you enjoyed some aspects of your stay, perhaps our marvellous restaurant, beautiful swimming pool, heated outdoor Jacuzzi or our outdoor BBQ...if you did not have an opportunity to enjoy these facilities I trust you at least enjoyed the magnificent view over Boathaven Bay and to the magical Whitsunday Islands.

I would be happy to discuss your feedback in person (or via Skype from Atlanta) at any stage.

Sincere regards

Jeff Aquilina
Managing Director
at Hotel Group
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Located a touch out of the center but if you don't mind a 10 minutes walk to the main strip with bars and restaurants this is your premises. Very nice self-catering apartment with fantastic view from your balcony. Kitchenette with microwave but no cooking facilities. Comfi bed which allows you a nice sleep. The balcony was quite big with two chairs and a table so you can enjoy the great view during sunrise. Parking lots (also undercover) are available free of charge which was a big plus. Also washing machine and dryer are located at your front door which doesn't cost extra. The sofa was a bit run down but then again we haven't booked the "Grand Hyatt". All in all Whitsunday Vista is very good value for money, would book again without hesitation.

  • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 Hermitage Drive | Whitsundays, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 49 Specialty Lodging in Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — at Whitsunday Vista Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whitsunday Vista Resort offers you distinctive apartment style accommodation, located directly across from the Port of Airlie and adjoining Boathaven Bay. Relax and enjoy the Whitsunday Vista of turquise blue waters from your private balcony with uninterrupted views of the Coral Sea and Whitsunday Islands. Whitsunday Vista Resort offers a variety of room types including Bayview Spa Suites, Executive Spa Suites, 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments, all with breathtaking water views and private balconies. Whitsunday Vista Resort is a pleasant five minute level walk to the centre of Airlie Beach, a bustling seaside resort village with great shopping, restaurants, cafes, bars and famous Airlie Beach swimming lagoon. Whitsunday Vista Resort is an ideal base from which to explore the Whitsundays, with an on site tour desk and convenient bus stop literally on our doorstep. Apartments feature wireless internet, individually controlled air conditioning, ceiling fans, LCD TV, cable TV, direct dial phones, kitchenette and laundry, additionally 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments feature a fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher. Whitsunday Vista Resort features a delightful pool, outdoor heated spa, covered barbecue and entertaining area, undercover parking, lift access to all levels and Whitsunday Spicy Thai Restaurant open for dinner or room service every evening. Whitsunday Vista Resort is your ideal base for a holiday in the Whitsundays. ... more   less 
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