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Portside Whitsunday
4.5 of 5 Condominium   |   406 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia   |  
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1 review
“Never been here but.......”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

My Son and his new wife are currently on honeymoon in Australia and stayed at Portside apartments, I know they have had a great stay but that's for them to add their own review. The reason for my post is to acknowledge the help and assistance freely given by Colleen and John to arrange a surprise food & champagne hamper from both sets of parents. They were more than happy to make all the arrangements on our behalf and made their honeymoon even more memorable.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colleen-16, Manager at Portside Whitsunday, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. It was not a problem helping out 4 very proud parents from across the other side of the world!! Having now had the pleasure of meeting Simon and Rachel I can see why you are so proud ! What a truly beautiful couple and so much fun to have around. I hope we get to catch up with them again :-)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We have just returned from a 5 night stay at Portside, our apartment was beautiful, spotlessly clean, well furnished, very comfortable and a view to die for. Colleen and John are excellent hosts and went out of their way to help us book our tours etc, and thank you John, for our lift to the ferry this morning. Would highly recommend the apartments to anyone, family, couples, you will be made very welcome. The apartments are very central to the main street with plenty of eating places. The supermarket is quite expensive, to be honest, it is as cheap to eat out, highly recommend the Indian restaurant and Harry's snack bar.

Room Tip: we had a two bedroom apartment, plenty of room, on the front of the block but no noise
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  • Stayed October 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 Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colleen-16, Manager at Portside Whitsunday, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
It was an absolute pleasure meeting you Marlene - you totally amase me in what you have accomplished in your life!!!! Good things really do happen to Good people :-) We wish you and your new family many wonderful times together and hope to see you again for an update.
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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I stayed for 3 weeks and had the time of my life-Acommadation was top-notch, Colleen and John are fantastic managers and nothing is every too much for them, fantastic hospitiality-The pool is awesome and great views over Port of Airlie-I will be back. Great place for travelling on own or with family as close to resurtants, shops, cafes and beach.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 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, October 22, 2013
Hello Mandy, Thank you for your lovely review!! It was wonderful to have you back at Portside and to catch up on the last 4 years... my how time flies. We do hope you will be able to return with your family next time :-)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We stayed 2 nights recently after chartering a boat for a week. They knew we would be in a bit early and when we rocked up about 11:30am our room was all ready for us, which was much appreciated. Staff were really friendly and helpful at booking and check-in. The rooms themselves are gorgeous and very well appointed, with lovely views across the Whitsunday passage. They have a full laundry with washer and dryer (not one of those pesky all-in-one thingies) and each of the bedrooms as well as the main living area has its own air conditioner. The pool area is quite large with a separate BBQ area. The apartments are very quiet but you can't fault the location right at the start of the main Airlie Beach shopping area, easy flat walk to restaurants, waterfront and lagoon areas. Highly recommended if you want to stay in Airlie in comfort.

Room Tip: There are stairs so if you have lots of luggage a lower floor is better, they all look to have great...
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  • Stayed September 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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Colleen-16, Manager at Portside Whitsunday, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Thank you for your kind review ! So pleased you and your lovely family enjoyed your stay at Portside Jenni. It is always a pleasure meeting such nice people :-)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in a jacuzzi apartment for 5 nights and could not have been happier! The room was lovely and spacious, with a beautiful balcony to enjoy the view. The rooftop was the perfect spot to relax at the end of the day and the jacuzzi provided a real sense of luxury. On top of this, portside is in the perfect location - a short stroll to all bars, shops and restaurants.

As an added bonus - the team at Portside are a delight and really make you feel at home! Would highly recommend Portside to anyone travelling to Airlie Beach.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 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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Colleen-16, Manager at Portside Whitsunday, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review!!
So very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we do hope we have the pleasure of your company again :-)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

What a fantastic place with fantastic owners Colleen and John are great nothing is a problem for them...We had a 3 bedroom apartment with jacuzzi on the terrace this was awesome we all (2adults & 4 kids) thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be returning to Airlie beach and portside. ...

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 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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Colleen-16, Manager at Portside Whitsunday, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Thank you! It was wonderful meeting you all. We are thrilled you had a great stay with us and hope the rest of your holiday is going well. Would love to have you and your fun family stay with us again
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This place is amazing! We absolutely loved it stay and did not want to leave. We wanted a 2 bedroom apartment but with a balcony spa as we have a 1 and 2 year old so couldn't go up to a roof top spa. The lovely manager was more than happy to allow us to utilise the 3 bedroom spa apartment and just lock off one room. The management team was so friendly and helpful. It's so close to all the shops and restaurants of airlie beach with an amazing view. I would highly recommend this beautiful resort to anyone and cannot wait to go back for our next holiday.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Colleen-16, Manager at Portside Whitsunday, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Thank you for your kind review! So pleased we were able to accommodate you in an apartment more suited to your lovely family. We look forward to assisting you again on your next visit to Portside :-)
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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 #8 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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