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“Hard to beat the view from the balcony/verandah” 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Hard to beat the view from the balcony/verandah”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Stayed four nights at end of October, and it was difficult to leave when it was time to move on. The view of the Whitsundays from the balcony/verandah was as beautiful as the panoramic photos on the web site and made for memorable breakfasts and cocktail hours. The apartment itself had everything we needed to make ourselves at home and was very clean .... seemed like brand new.

Only caveats: (1) we are glad we had a car to access the hillside location and go into town (2) be prepared for early wake up calls from the bright rising sun and the birds ..... but that ain't all bad.

  • 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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  • 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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Lilydale, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

We recently spent 11 nights at Sea Star as a "2nd Honeymoon" for our 30th anniversary. It was beyond anything we could have hoped for. The apartment was extremely clean and comfortable, and the view out over the sea and marina was simply stunning. The management team were very friendly and helpful. We have never had a holiday where we felt so relaxed and "at home". We had previously been disappointed by accomodation we had booked online as often the web page is very different to the reality, however in this instance, the Reailty was even better than the website! We have already been telling our friends that this is the place to stay when visiting Airlie Beach and we hope to be returning there many times in the future.

  • 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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JulesandAlan, Manager at Sea Star Apartments, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thanks a million Alan & Carolyn for the lovely review on TripAdvisor. We're so glad we were part of your 30th wedding anniversary. All the best for the future.
Cheers,
Julie & Alan
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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
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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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
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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