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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Right on the ocean! Dolphins cruised past us as we enjoyed our breakfast. Out of the room, on to the lush grass and then 10 metres onto the beach. How good is that! Close to harbour, club, and shops. Plenty of parking. Try it you will like it!

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Mirboo North, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great resort for the family to stay at, the only issue we had was that the beds were very uncomfortable and had terrible sleeps. The pools and facilities are great and the kids loved being so close to the beach! We stayed on the ground level. The car parking is also terrible, the garages are so small...

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ManagerHB2, General Manager at BreakFree Great Sandy Straits, responded to this review

Hello 9katien Many thanks for your lovely review of our resort - so pleased the family enjoyed all of our facilities. We do take on board, your feedback regarding the beds, and would love for you to make contact with us directly to discuss on gss.res@breakfree.com.au We are in the process of updating fittings and fixtures with the individual unit...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Housekeeping was the down fall just once a week Should have WIFI had to go all the time to the Marina to use WIFI at the resturant to check emails just one hot plate to cook in the one bedroom apartment not even a electric frypan so had to go must of our holiday dining out

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ManagerHB2, General Manager at BreakFree Great Sandy Straits, responded to this review

Hello christinelR6449PB, many thanks for your review of our resort. We are very pleased that you enjoyed our location, and found the precinct peaceful. It is a very relaxing location, and our views of the marina and beach are glorious. Our housekeeping services are just once a week to keep our costing affordable - although room refreshes are available for...

Brisbane
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great location, with excellent views to Fraser Island and Urangan Pier. Apartment was well appointed, although some minor repairs and upgrades are due. The complex is very secure and suits couples and families.

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ManagerHB2, General Manager at BreakFree Great Sandy Straits, responded to this review

Hello melc24t, many thanks for your lovely review of our resort. We think we enjoy the best location, and the best views in Hervey Bay - so we're very pleased to hear that you loved your view. Many thanks too for the feedback about your apartment. I'd invite you to contact us directly on gss.res@breakfree.com.au to discuss further. We are...

Brisbane
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On arrival walked into room smelled like fish, room run down. Carpets dirty. Fan in bedroom had 2 speeds helicopter speed or barely moving. Keys to unlock doors a pain when your hands a full of luggage etc. One key didn't work or worn. Wouldnt recommend stayed at manta previous this trip would go back there.

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ManagerHB2, General Manager at BreakFree Great Sandy Straits, responded to this review

Dear 698rayz - thank you for your review of our resort. I would like to invite you to contact us directly on gss.res@breakfree.com.au, to discuss your concerns about the apartment you had, for your recent visit. As I've been unable to ascertain if any of these room issues were raised during your stay. We are very sorry that your apartment...

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The resort itself is clean, well maintained and well appointed. A nice quiet location alongside a great walking track giving easy access to Urangan Pier and nearby beaches. Good facilities except for the lack of internet connection which hampered important communications and therefor can't be recommended for business travellers. The mattress was starting to give and needs replacing but overall...

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ManagerHB2, General Manager at BreakFree Great Sandy Straits, responded to this review

Dear 19gerryk Many thanks for your lovely review of our resort. We think we enjoy the absolute best location in Hervey Bay, and we're pleased you found our facilities pleasing. We would love to welcome you back very soon. Again, many thanks for your wonderful review.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good location but I would not stay in the same apartment again - it needs a freshen up and good clean. The body corp needs to spend some money on the stair wells (repace the dirty and stained carpets or tile and provide better lighting or motion sensor lighting)

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Toowoomba
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we walked into our first floor Unit we knew it was going to be a great 10 days. We have stayed in Great Sandy Straits Resort on previous occasions and will certainly be back again. We like to escape the Toowoomba winter for a few weeks each year and had intended North Qld.This year it's Great Sandy...

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ManagerHB2, General Manager at BreakFree Great Sandy Straits, responded to this review

Hello Peter and Margaret, Many thanks for your wonderful review of our resort! I'm so pleased you enjoyed a wonderful 10 days here - we love to welcome our return guests, so would love for your to contact us anytime to book your next stay. You can email us directly at gss.res@breakfree.com.au You may also be interested in joining our...

alice springs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stay. Lots to see and do. Lovely resturants nearby. Great views. Really enjoyed our break here. Always enjoy the bay. Rooms are clean and in good condition. Watch the entrance though. We were in a ground floor unit. But had to walk down stairs to front door. Then into entry; where we had to go up several...

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ManagerHB2, General Manager at BreakFree Great Sandy Straits, responded to this review

Hello Susanne R, Many thanks for your lovely review of our resort - so pleased you enjoyed the views. You'll also be pleased to know that the team have acted on your feedback about the stairwell lighting and is in touch with our electricians to sort a solution! We would love to welcome you back to the resort - and...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Room 5* view 5* pools 5* tennis courts 5* grounds perfect, really what more do you want . A longer holiday. Room decor was fabulous. Views make fantastic photography. Pools very clean. Tennis courts fun. Grounds very well maintained. If your active fantastic place to walk to the beach , shops, coffee and the great Urangan pier FISHING is the...

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Hello paulrO234AQ, Wow - thanks for your fantastic review of our resort! Sounds as though we've really ticked all the boxes for your holiday. We agree that our views are the best in Hervey Bay, so we are thrilled you found some marvelous photograph opportunities during your stay. I've passed on your lovely feedback to the grounds team - they...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
BreakFree Great Sandy Straits is located in Australia's whale watching capital, Hervey Bay. With a great location you can easily take a stroll to the main shopping, restaurant and cafe areas or just kick back, relax and enjoy the wide range of onsite leisure facilities ideal for families. Boasting safe beaches, pristine waterways, great fishing and boating, along with some of the world's most unique natural attractions, the Fraser Coast is a rare destination. Between July and November, Hervey Bay becomes an aquatic playground with the annual migration of more than 3,000 Humpback whales between Antarctica and the Great Barrier Reef. The sleepy seaside town is also the primary gateway to the world's largest sand island and World Heritage-listed area, Fraser Island. The resort offers one, two and three bedroom apartments with all room types offering air conditioning, kitchenette or full kitchen facilities, balcony or patio with views, TV and laundry facilities (studios have shared laundry facilities). There is also a three bedroom penthouse with all the same facilities mentioned as well as a spa bath. The one bedroom apartment also has a spa bath. The resort has a range of onsite facilities sure to keep the whole family entertained. There are two pools, a sauna, tennis courts, BBQ area and for the kids a children's play area and a games room. BreakFree Great Sandy Straits offers the ideal location for a family holiday or weekend getaway to Hervey Bay on Queensland's Fraser Coast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BreakFree Great Sandy Straits

Address: Great Sandy Straits Marina 17 Buccaneer Dr, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Hervey Bay > Urangan
Price Range: $58 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BreakFree Great Sandy Straits 3.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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Breakfree Great Sandy Straits Hotel Urangan
BreakFree Great Sandy Straits Hervey Bay, Australia - Urangan
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“All rooms are great, but do your research and make sure you choose the room right for you.”
 of 5 bubbles 199jenj, Sep 18, 2016 | Read review
“There is a variety of rooms we were lucky to get one overlooking the Marina.”
  • Bedroom
  • Looking out from the living area to Marina
 of 5 bubbles gaylew507, Sep 9, 2016 | Read review
“Request an ocean view unit. You have to pay in full 14 days' prior to arrival and there is a surcharge if you pay by credit card.”
  • A view from my balcony
 of 5 bubbles margaretd503, Aug 30, 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room with ocean views”
 of 5 bubbles marylG2446FE, Aug 22, 2016 | Read review
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