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Kelly's Beach Resort
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   6-10 Trevors Rd | near Bundaberg, Bargara, Queensland 4670, Australia   |  
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Bargara
Brisbane, Australia
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“Keelly beach, wonderful retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Kellys beach, typical Australian retreat, full of wildlife, very friendly staff, the condition of the lodges are of a good standard, fully equipped, clean and tidy. The restaurant is nicely priced with everything freshly cooked, the swimming pool is very clean, with a 5 minute stroll to the little beach. You can walk through the grounds but look out for the children having fun on there scooters or bikes, no i am not waiting them to stop it, kids add to the sound of the place, just be mindful of there energy around the place. all in all a lovely stop over, stay for a week or a night either way you'll be delighted you stopped over. We went there to go to MON REPROS, the turtle sanctuary, its a 5 minute drive and prefect for that as well

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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YourSay, Owner at Kelly's Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to tell the rest of the world about your experience here at Kellys! We would love to have you next time your in our part of Qld, so when you make a booking be sure to mention you are a repeat guest so we can offer you our repeat guest rates! Cheers again!
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This would be our 5TH. time over as many years and AGAIN have THOROUGHLY enjoyed our stay. With 4 children (teenagers included), you could not hope to find a better family destination. A relaxed environment, awesome staff, a hop, skip and jump from the beach, what more could you want? Facilities well cared for, cleanliness A+, nestled in a lush garden environment. Each cabin is self catering, with corner stores, fast food and major supermarkets/chains a very short drive away. LOVED the ability to take a foreshore walk each morning, that the kids could ride their bikes/scooters around and the opportunity to light the communal BBQ for Brekky. If you're looking to lay back, with a family in tow, you couldn't do better! WILL be back...again!

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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YourSay, Owner at Kelly's Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences at Kellys Beach Resort with the rest of the world! Also a big thanks for being an awesome repeat guest!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Had a 2 nights stay here in early September. This property is marketed as eco friendly but the large snake in the garden near the pool was a bit off putting. We felt the gardens could do with a good tidy up and uneven paths from tree roots fixed. The villas are basic and tired [especially the bathrooms ]. On a plus though the pool was lovely and actually heated [ from solar I presume ].

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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YourSay, Manager at Kelly's Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
As part of being an Nature Tourism Eco-Certified property is to ensure we take care of all the critters, great, small, scaley & slimy. As we border a nature reserve we do get snakes, thankfully the pythons we get keep away the bad ones like coastal taipans that are renowned in this part of Queensland. So as scary as pythons look, they are definitely our friends! We do relocate snake to another part of the resort if they concern our guests.

We do apologise for the paths they were scheduled early September (we have to do it once a year because of all out trees) however we couldn't get anyone out until mid October.

Thanks for taking the time to share you experience here at Kellys Beach Resort, enjoy your travels, where ever they take you!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We have stayed at this Resort many times and have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. With friends at Bargara our friends were able to come and have a BB-Que with us or just sit on the deck and watch our children swim or play tennis. I always requested the units overlooking the pool or tennis courts for this reason.
Kellys is not right on the beach so if you want to be able to wake up early and run along the beach this is probably not the place for you. The beach is walking distance though and really with small children there is enough here to keep them happy.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

My family and I have stayed at Kelly's beach resort for the last 7 years in a row, every January. We love it so much we keep going back! Seriously the best location, best staff and service I have ever had the experience of knowing. I recommend it to everyone, especially people with kids

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Kelly's Beach Resort is the one place my family and I go to for a holiday each year. The location, rooms and facilities are all fantastic and the staff are amazing people that we are proud to now call friends. Each trip is memorable for all the right reasons and we've never had a single complaint. The restaurant is lovely with an excellent chef making top quality food. The milkshakes are also great (my preference is lime). It's only a 2 minute walk from the beach and close to the main shops and cinemas, which is always fun to spend the day shopping. Each year we look forward to going there and will continue to go there for many more years.

  • Stayed January 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We recently stayed at the Kelly's Beach Resort as part of a family week away. It is an easy place to stay, close to the beach, the golf club, a new supermarket and the very good beachfront walkway.
I thought the resort was well laid out and genuinely tries hard with holiday activities for the kids and an in-house restaurant. However the cabins, (which are well designed), are in need of an update and the gardens need attention. Our cabin was shaded by the trees in the garden for most of the day and was subsequently cold and dark as well as being a bit damp. The kitchens equipment is really basic, and the bathrooms are well past their use by date.
The resort has a good tennis court and pool and the front desk staff are friendly and helpful. With a bit of thought and work Kelly’s Beach Resort could be a great family destination.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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YourSay, Manager at Kelly's Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your stay with us! Bargara is a great place and we are glad you and your family enjoyed the time visiting the area!

We do prune our trees on a regular basis for their health really. They are great in the summer, with that additional shade but I guess they can make the units a a bit chilly in winter! We actually don't manicure the garden beds we like them to have a natural feel to them not square and proper : ) 5.5 acres of well established gardens has its good points and bad points I suppose.

Living by the ocean in a subtropical climate also means there is a lot of moisture around. We are looking in to environmentally friendly options to reduce the moisture in the villas. If you know of anyone that can supply us please let us know haha!

We have a commitment to continuous improvement here at Kellys. Over the 8 years we have been managing the resort, the list of improvements is pretty long! The next things on our list are new coffee and lamp tables, a lick of paint inside the villas and then the kitchens and bathroom vanities! Rome want built in a day! Haha

Again thanks for the feedback and we look forward to seeing you around Bargara when your visit the area again. Take care
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Address: 6-10 Trevors Rd | near Bundaberg, Bargara, Queensland 4670, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Bargara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Bargara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kelly's Beach Resort 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An award Winning & Eco-Certified Resort in Bargara, Queensland with self-contained and standalone villas on 5.5 acres of gardens a block back from the beach, Kelly’s Beach Resort really is Naturally, the place to stay for families visiting the Bundaberg Region! A creek and natural forest protect the resort and its guests from the rest of the world offering a peaceful and relaxing experience. With shady path ways and large lawns areas the young and old will appreciate the spaciousness and privacy the resort offers. The 2 bedroom air-conditioned villas are spacious with sleeping for up to 5 and have the modern conveniences’ of cable television, DVD/CD player, ironing facilities, hair dryer, full kitchen and large living area plus their own private verandas and under cover parking. The resort facilities include a heated pool and beached children’s pool, spa, sauna, games room with pin ball machines, pool table, air hockey and a huge chalk board, tennis court, licensed restaurant, function and conference facilities, kiosk and tours desk. Kids will have a great holiday with services such as kids club, movies by moon light, star gazing & face painting during holiday periods; they have such a good time Mum & Dad might get a holiday too! Other services include an in-house masseuse, yoga classes, bike, snorkel and boogie board hire, wireless and broadband internet access, and transfers around Bundaberg. ... more   less 
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