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Portside Whitsunday
4.5 of 5 Condominium   |   406 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia   |  
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

A really nice stay. No complaints. The owner took us up to the room and everything was clean and tidy. The wet edge pool was beautiful. So close to everything and a really good price. I would recommend other people to stay there. View isn't as nice because of the Port of Airlie but much nicer than my everyday view.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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Woodend
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We cant add much to the previous reviews, this is a professionally run establishment with friendly staff yet with a sense that they run a tight ship. SInce we were travelling with two children we felt secure and homely.
The google earth image I assure you is very misleading as what is pictured as a large hole is now a green park and remarkable new marina with shops and eateries.
We had a large two bedroom apartment with separate rooftop area with a spa and dining table.
The spa was a treat in-itself.
This gave us a massive amount of space for less $$ compared to having to rent two rooms on one of the islands (as most rooms on the islands are restricted to max 3 occupancy due fire regulations)
So plenty of room for the kids to find their own space to chill/text/social media after a days activities. Wifi was variable but managment are aware. The kids undertook a scuba course at a local school so we initially booked for 6 nights. We extended our stay as we felt relaxed and at home.
A (luxury) home away from home in a locale that was safe enough for kids to wander into town, a good view that you didn't have to climb to the point of exhaustion to enjoy...the day-trips provided a smorgasbord of eye candy anyway! A helpful supply of DVDs from the front office on the nights the kids were tired.

The road noise is the only negative, but a fair trade-off for having an ice cream parlour, bottleshop, dominos pizza and rum bar within 120 seconds stroll of the front door!

Mike B

  • 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
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Colleen-16, Manager at Portside Whitsunday, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. It was wonderul seeing you and your family experience the wonders of the Whitsundays. I am sure the children will have amasing memories of attaining their dive Certificates in the lovely Coral Sea - where better to do it!! It was an absoute pleasure meeting such a lovely family. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in Aus :-)
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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

My daughter and I loved our stay at PORTSIDE Whitsunday. We Would definitely stay there again. Our apartment was spotless and we had an incredible view. Colleen and John were welcoming and helpful and are truly amazing people.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Thank you, Colleen and John for our lovely week at Portside Whitsunday. It was perfect.

The apartments are in a great location, a short stroll from the shops, restaurants, lagoon and bus stop with no steep climb involved.

Our apartment, No.10 was situated on the top floor, with an amazing view and its own private terrace and jacuzzi. The apartment was spotless and furnished to a high standard throughout.
The pool was gorgeous, perfect temperature and cleaned regularly.

Colleen gave us a warm, friendly welcome and both her and John were always willing to help and advise us whenever we needed them.

We enjoyed the trips that Colleen recommended, Manta Ray Diving and Crocodile Safari .

We hope to return to Airlie Beach, and will definitely stay at Portside Whitsunday again.

  • Stayed December 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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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We had such a great experience staying at Portside Whitsunday during our recent girls trip to Airlie Beach. The location relative to the shops and lagoon was perfect, no hills to climb & the managers of Portside, Colleen and John, were welcoming and helpful during our entire stay. Our apartment was also spotless and everything was in working order. Having previously stayed in February, I am now assured that the standards and service at Portside Whitsunday are consistent and dependable. Huge thanks to Colleen and John for another fantastic stay, highly recommended!

  • Stayed December 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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Colleen-16, Manager at Portside Whitsunday, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Thank you for your kind review Josie. It was wonderful seeing your smiling faces again! So pleased you enjoyed your return visit, as we too enjoyed your company :-) John & I look forward to extending our Portside hospitality to all you lovely ladies again in the future.
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Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Portside encompasses a series of beautifully designed and decorated holiday apartments located just outside the town centre of Airlie Beach (close enough to walk, but far enough that the resort is feels exclusive). John and Colleen, the managers, were wonderfully hospitable and genuinely cared for each and every guest. The managers were able to book activities/trips at reception and advised on some fantastic restaurants and tours.
Beyond the exceptional service were the beautiful amenities, granite beach tops complementing the beautiful furniture and the stunning views. The pool was a standout; a 16 metre salt water, wet edge pool offering spectacular views of the marina and ocean. With a small number of apartments located on the property, the pool was almost always secluded.

I definitely recommend people visit Portside and experience it, reasonably priced, award winning and simply a delight. I know that I will definitely be a repeat guest at Portside.

Room Tip: All rooms (as far as I knew) offer oceanic/marina views and most offer views of the pool.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
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Colleen-16, Manager at Portside Whitsunday, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
What a pleasure it was having two such lovely young ladies stay with us. We love seeing our wonderful amenities being utilised.Totally enjoyed our chats and hearing your reports back on the fun tours you experience - definately think you will be up for Sky diving next visit!! (sorry won't be joining you - that height thing being a problem lol) John and I wish you all the very best in your new employment and very much look forward to your next visit.
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nambour
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

the apartments are exellently maintainted with everything you need or want in then. we have stayed here several times and wouldn't stay anywhere else. colleen and john are very freindly and helpful which also adds to the experience. very short walk to restaruants and shops.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Colleen-16, Manager at Portside Whitsunday, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Thank you for your kind review Anja, it was an absolute pleasure seeing you both again :-) We wish you all the very best in your work relocation and look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
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Address: 406 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 48 Specialty Lodging in Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Portside Whitsunday 4.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Portside Whitsunday is situated across from the New 5 star Port of Airlie Beach Marina site and consists of 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom and penthouse apartments. All Master bedrooms have LCD tvs. Private Jacuzzi apartments on request. Experience ultimate 4.5* Luxury and relaxation from your spacious balcony with views over the Port of Airlie, out to the Coral Sea and Whitsunday Islands. Only 100m level stroll to beach, shops & restaurants Onsite facilities include Heated Pool,BBQ facilities, Tour Desk, free wifi & free undercover parking. ... more   less 
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