My initial impressions when we arrived at the Sebel were highly positive. The reception area is very modern and the decor in the room is great. Our room was very clean and spacious. Besides the main living area there is a small living space near the front door and also a balcony so plenty of room for a whole family. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The kitchen is large and also includes good laundry facilities (the drying rack for clothes came in handy).
Having said that, there were a few things that I wasn't so impressed by. I didn't feel that the apartments were terribly private. When you get off the lift you can see into the apartments on that floor unless the blind by the front door is down (which is easy enough to do, but it makes that end of the place a bit dark). The door to the second bedroom didn't close properly. There is noise from the street which I expected from reading other reviews and overall it was okay but there were a few cars drag-racing late at night. More of a problem for me is that instead of curtains, the master bedroom just has blinds that you pull down and there is a gap between them which street lights shine through. (We were on only the 3rd floor which probably didn't help with noise and proximity to light.) I didn't find the bed particularly comfortable: not the worst I've slept in, but far from the best.
Having read about the noise from other reviews, I had requested a higher floor when I booked, but when I checked in I was told that higher floors are only an option if you pay an extra fee (I think it was $60 a night - in any case, it seemed excessive).
The location is nothing amazing but it's fine, you see the water and there are several restaurants within walking distance. We ended up driving most places.
Before I booked the Sebel I read through the other reviews on this site and my experience was very much in keeping with what others have said.
I probably wouldn't stay here again - but then again, I probably wouldn't stay in Maroochydore again. I much preferred Noosa and the northern parts of the Sunshine Coast.
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