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“Once again just the best time” 5 of 5 stars
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On The Beach Noosa
49 Hastings Street | Noosa Heads, Noosa, Queensland 4565, Australia   |  
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Ranked #5 of 21 Noosa B&B and Inns
NZ
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88 reviews 88 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Once again just the best time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

On The Beach is just the perfect place to catch up on life. We have had the best week. Everything is here all we needed to do was relax. Can't recommend this place to stay enough. It is excellent. You are right on the beach and right on Hastings St yet there is no traffic noise, just the waves pounding. Very close to the National park for a beautiful early morning stroll. Bistro C and amazing Cafe is just downstairs as is a grocey store and other eateries.

  • 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We booked here on relatively short notice so maybe we didn't get the pick of the rooms. The location of the apartments couldn't be better. The sound of the waves were the perfect ambience; no traffic sounds- pure bliss!

Our main issue was the room. It was very claustrophobic. As you walk in you immediately find yourself in the openplan appartment needing to avoid the bed. The bed was two single beds pushed together so this was rather uncomfortable and not very romantic if you know what I mean. The shower jutts out to 'separate' the bedroom from the kitchen/ lounge which was quirky.

The real problem for us was that the actual lounge area was so tiny and to make matters worse, the owners had an enormous white locked cupboard planted there (perhaps containing their personal belongings for their stays) so it came at the cost of having a proper lounge. Instead, the tiniest 2 seater dated, uncomfortable leather couch was all that we could relax on. This was an issue as it rained for the first 2 days (which we didn't mind) and so struggled to find somewhere comfortable to sit. Remember this was our holiday.

The rug was pretty shabby and tired and frankly the place was decorated very much 'on the cheap'. Given we happily paid premium rates for a first rate apartment we at least expected something comfortable. Also, this is a bit gross, but the toilet brush was putrid and given it is the only thing that you see when you walk into the centrally located toilet it was probably worth management spending the $2.95 to update and buy a new one. This seems trivial but it was very off putting.

Strangely, after commuting for 8 long hours the day before, we were woken on our first morning, a Sunday morning at 9.10am by the cleaners wanting to make up the room. The earliest we would have thought this should happen would at least be 10am when even the checking out guests would have a chance to loll about. From here on it became a bit of a high alert game of remembering to put the 'Do not Disturb' sign out the night before.

I would definitely make the effort to research the 'right' room for your booking here as the other reviewers had great things to say about theirs. Just don't stay in Apartment 12.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

Room 18! Openplan beachfront. A very nice room second from the end on the right hand side facing the ocean. Bottom level but you are still 1 story above the beach level. Wonderful views of the ocean and beach from this level, however there is quite a large garden on the balcony right infront of you and when sitting down you can only see the ocean and sky. Only when you stand can you see the entire view. Appart from this the room is small bit has everything you need. Would stay here again as location is superb!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We finished our Aussie getaway with a five night stay at On the Beach (chosen once again after reading reviews from trusty trip advisors!!!!) - and our overall impression is that it would be hard to find a better place to enjoy Noosa from. Perfectly positioned on Hastings St - super convenient - everything is just a short stroll away!
We spent the first four nights in Apartment 25 and it was extremely comfortable - and immaculately clean. The reception staff were unfailingly pleasant and helpful, and the undercover security parking for the car was simple to access. Must add that once we arrived in Noosa the car was rarely used - we walked everywhere because it was so easy.
We used the pool each day, very pleasant although I must agree with other reviewers who have commented that the temperature was a tad on the warm side. Really enjoyed the fact that we could access the beach directly from the pool area, then be straight onto walking trails in either direction from the front boardwalk. There were so many walks to choose from in the National Park that sadly we didn't manage to do them all (a good excuse to return!)
Another bonus feature for me was the Guest Lounge with a well stocked bookcase. You are encouraged to help yourself to books by swapping with one you have finished - a very good idea and one I took full advantage of - nothing like sprawling on a sun lounger with a good book after swimming or walking!
. Apparently apartments are privately owned so you can expect them to vary slightly - and so it proved when we had to change apartments for our last night (due to a change in travel arrangements) - apartment 12 was a big step down in quality. It is the little things that make a difference for travellers and the bad lighting in the bedroom, lack of a full length mirror and tired bed covers all indicated a need for a refit. I would not recommend this room, particularly at the price.
Now for the surrounding cafes and restaurants - they were simply brilliant, you were spoilt for choice in fact. Our favourite place to eat breakfast was Aromas, where I went morning after morning for their divine bircher muesli and excellent coffee (my partner was equally enthuisiastic about the poached eggs with bacon) And it was directly across the road from OTB...so, so easy!
Overall, we were delighted with OTB, and would happily stay again, with some careful room selection in mind.

Room Tip: the penthouse 25 was great, and avoid 12 until it gets a refresh!!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

We stayed here for our 10th Wedding Anniversary in a beachfront penthouse (No. 29) which was absolutely fantastic! Amazing views from the apartment but even better from the rooftop. The place was spotless and beautifully presented and the bed was super comfortable. The shower in the middle of the apartment is quirky... don't forget to pull down the blinds! Very romantic for a couples getaway and the location could not be better. The rooftop was well thought out with the spa, table and chairs and two sunlounges along with a fridge and even a kitchen sink! Walk straight out of the Hotel onto the beach one side and out onto Hastings Street the other. Lots of fantastic restaurants very close by (the "Main Beach Pizza" at Zachary's - across the road - is absolutely delish!). Will be recommending On the Beach Noosa to all and sundry.... we loved it.

Room Tip: No. 29 was fantastic, make sure you get a rooftop apartment. Worth the extra money.
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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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Gold Coast QLD
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

On The Beach is the best location on Hastings Street, sleeping to the sound of the waves!!! Very clean apartment, service excellent, management delightful and very helpful, it was like home from home, we had the Royal Penthouse, it was divine very comfortable, kitchen was so equipped we thought we were at home!!! we will definately be back, thank you again for a wonderful five days.

  • 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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Invercargill, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Great location, beautifully clean, staff helpful. Apartment 21 not a good one to get, two bedroom apartment but faces Hastings Street, so you don't see the beach unless you go up onto roof part. Even then, see neighbouring apartments air con units on roof, and ocean beyond that. Bit disappointing to be in that room as really wanted sea views from the lounge. Didn't use the spa on the roof. 4 pieces of cutlery- knives, forks, spoons etc - would have been nice to have a least 8 of each. Pool nice, seeing out onto beach. Spa not working when there, when pushed button didn't bubble. Would stay there again, but would be sure not to get unit 21 or a unit the same as that, as expensive, and didn't want to look over Hastings street. Bistro C the restaurant underneath well worth a visit.

Room Tip: Not room 21 or equivalent type room, specify sea views from lounge. Not Hastings Street outlook.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 49 Hastings Street | Noosa Heads, Noosa, Queensland 4565, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Noosa
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Noosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At On The Beach Noosa resort with our luxury apartments you will discover understated yet elegant couples style accommodation which is designed to compliment the natural beauty of our surrounds and perfect Noosa beachfront location. Every room at On The Beach Noosa, facilitates the requirements for your perfect weekend escape or complete Noosa holiday at its best. On The Beach Accommodation Noosa provides the perfect vantage point for our guests. We are located right on the beachfront of Laguna Bay and in the heart of Hastings Street, it’s a short walk to a variety of restaurants and shops. There are so many ways to fill a day. Swim at secluded crystal bays, enjoy perfect waves, explore the National Park and walking trails or take in the magnificent views of the coastline and hinterland ranges, from our doorstep. Noosa's stunning natural elements are the very essence of On The Beach, where you will feel the magic of Noosa from the first moment you arrive, slip off your shoes and into your swimmers....relax, unwind, explore the sandy foreshores of Laguna bay. ... more   less 
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