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“Just Fabulous” 5 of 5 stars
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Sea Star Apartments
4.5 of 5 Condominium   |   2 Nara Avenue, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Just Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

We stayed here in the October school holidays for 4 nights and found the apartment spacious, clean with a very good layour for our family. The hosts were incredibly helpful right from the time we made our booking - which we changed before arriving - and offered as much information as we needed. We had already booked our activities, but they had useful tips about restaurants, walks, local shopping etc. I's stay here again as would everyone in our family - the children loved the pool and we loved the view. Thank you

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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JulesandAlan, Manager at Sea Star Apartments, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Hi guys,
Thanks for taking the time out to write such a good reveiw for us. We really appreciate it and we'd love to have you back.
Have a great Christmas & New Year.
Cheers
Julie & Alan
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012 via mobile

What a week! We arrived at Sea Star and were welcomed in with smiling faces. Our room was ready and we were able to walk straight in. It was already opened up and ready for us to sit down on the balcony and admire the view! And what a view!!
A short stroll into Airlie where there is heaps of fun things to do (I recommend Denmans Cellars) and a healthy stroll uphill when you're ready to come home. The pool was glorious after a hot day in the sun and the spa was a nice way to see in the evening.
Julie and Alan were phenomenal! Giving fabulous advice and being super helpful with our millions of questions.
Will certainly be going back again and again! Perfect holiday destination :) :)

  • Stayed November 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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JulesandAlan, Manager at Sea Star Apartments, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Hi you two,
Thanks a million for the great review on TripAdvisor. We look forward to seeing you back.
All the best
Julie & Alan
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

We have just returned from a wonderful relaxing 7 night holiday at Sea Star Apartments in Airlie Beach. The apartment was spacious, spotlessly clean and offers the most amazing views.

Julie and Alan the hosts were most helpful during our stay but best of all gave us the privacy we needed to relax. Julie also arranged for us a wonderful trip to the Great Barrier reef which was a definite tick for the 'bucket list'

We will be recommending Sea Star to family and friends and would love to return again if we can.
Don't worry about the walk up the hill - it is great for fitness or if you don't have a hire car there is a good taxi service available!

  • 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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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

I will never stay in this hotel again, nor will i ever recommend it to anyone! The Managers are incredibly rude and if you are young, look out you will be targeted right from the second you drive in the driveway. I travelled with my partner and my sister and her partner and 2 friends (all 21 and under) from the minute we got their we were hassled as to "what our intentions were while staying in airlie" I simply replied that we were there to relax, none of us were there to cause any problems, nor were we ever loud or rude to anyone, we never broke the rules once, but were treated with the worst customer service and made to feel like we werent welcome. After checking in at 2pm we were phoned 4 times by the managers with requests and demands. This became beyond annoying as we just wanted to relax. I can now understand why the accomodation was so cheap, simply because of the treatment you recieve. I will never stay here again and I will never recommend this hotel to anyone, it was simply the worst holiday ever!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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JulesandAlan, Manager at Sea Star Apartments, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Hi Leanda,
It is our standard procedure when checking all guests in to ask if they have anything planned during their stay, as after living here for over 7 years, we can offer advice based on our personal experiences and offer a booking service for all the popular local tours, to the Reef, Islands, sight seeing etc…

We take pleasure in doing the utmost possible to accommodate all our guests needs and comforts for an enjoyable experience. I only recall ringing you 3 times. Once in regards to a car parked outside overnight and the other two regarding the trip I was organising for you all on Ocean Rafting.

It is a pity that you appear to have misinterpreted or misunderstood our intentions towards you during your stay. We therefore offer our apologies if we contributed to this in any way.
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Southport, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights in a wonderful 2 bed room apartment. Before we arrived Julie, the owner, organized us transfer from the airport as well as some snorkeling tours. She was really nice and helped us to plan our trip. The apartment was perfectly clean and provided everything we needed. The view from the balcony was just amazing!!! After one day at the Sea Star Apartment we decided to come back to enjoy this lovely place more than only 3 nights. We have already booked our next trip for January and we are really looking forward to come back. Thanks to Julie & Alan for this great place! Andrea & Sascha

  • Stayed October 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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Kilcoy, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We stayed here for 5 nights in September. Yes these apartments are up a steep hill but so are most places in Airlie Beach. The views were magnificent and the apartment was well set out. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The infinity pool was amazing. Would definitely visit again.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Sea Star Apartments are probably the best holiday apartments I've stayed in. They were meticulously clean, so well appointed (with every utensil and useful item you could want), more than comfortable and the view over Airlie Beach and the bay was simply amazing.

My husband and I stayed here for a week. There was plenty to do in and around Airlie although be advised that the resort is quite geared towards backpackers. That said, we had a fantastic time. The apartments were quiet, the wet edge pool was just lovely and made the most of the great view. The sea really is the turquoise blue you see in postcards!

Here's some top tips and things to know:
- The apartments are up a steep hill. Ok on the way down but needs good legs to go back up. It's not far and we managed fine (in flat shoes!) Taxis are cheap and reliable though
- Hiring a car is good value and you can explore the nearby area easily. Try Hydeaway Bay for great views and Cedar Creek Falls (in the wet season).
- Look out for wildlife cockatoos, kangaroos, turtles and we saw several humpback whales in the ocean (Sept is breeding season)
- Fishing trips are a must if you're in to that kind of thing, you can even get your catch cooked up in a local restaurant

  • 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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Address: 2 Nara Avenue, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 49 Specialty Lodging in Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sea Star Apartments 4.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sea Star Apartments is conveniently located in Airlie Beach enjoying breathtaking total island and ocean views from every terraced apartment. Come and enjoy yourself in one of our self contained apartments all with large balconies, full kitchens, laundries and uninterrupted views of the Coral Sea, Hayman Island and Hook Island yet nestled close to Airlie Beach Village. Perfectly positioned to command unparalleled views of the 74 island Whitsunday Islands region, yet offering complete privacy. ... more   less 
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