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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently had a one night stay here & there have been grand improvements from the previous owners. My husband & I stayed in the bunk cabins which are now equipped with double bedding & bed linen, so it saves you carting extra items to the island. Lets not focus too much on the accommodation though, thats not what we're...

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GKIHideaway, Front Office Manager at Great Keppel Island Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your holiday at GKI hideaway. We appreciate that you have noticed the upgrades and changes that are progressively occurring within the resort. Yes linen is provided with all of our accommodation styles now. Our head chef will appreciate your feedback on your dinner meal and I have sent through your comments re...

Yeppoon, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just spent 3 nights at the Hideaway in a beachfront cabin. (only way to go). Mid week so no crowds and peaceful. Cabins are basic three star but clean and tidy. Who cares as our patio overlooked Putney beach and we spent all our time here. If you can fit your camp/folding chair in, bring them. Moved with the sun....

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GKIHideaway, Front Office Manager at Great Keppel Island Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you for your comprehensive review. Our beachfront cabins are very popular and mid week is a great time to stay if you are looking for peacefulness. We do suggest people bring a folding chair as there are so many great viewing spots around the resort to sit and take in the ambience. Please check in was easy for you...

Burnie, Australia
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Lovely onight stay. Basic unit and communal showers. No aircon but fan in room. Would be hot in January n February. Kitchen well presented. Large communal fridge. Great little spot for a getaway. Nice snorkelling. Good for family and couples. Solo was fun too! Best to take own food and alcohol. Not much there in way of food and limited...

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GKIHideaway, Reception at Great Keppel Island Hideaway, responded to this review

Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for taking the time to review, we're glad you enjoyed Great Keppel. GKI Holiday Village is actually the property next door and they do have a separate TripAdvisor if you'd like to look them up. We hope you get a chance to return to GKI again soon. Kind Regards, Hideaway Team

Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

My stay on this island was great. Relaxing & peaceful.Great hosts, food & informative/friendly staff. Lots of activities to do as well. Suggest you come stay here :) Children are also welcome with plenty of activities to do.

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GKIHideaway, Front Office Manager at Great Keppel Island Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. So pleased you had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. We welcome families and agree there are plenty of activities for both adults and children on Great Keppel Island and the Hideaway. We look forward to welcoming you back to Great Keppel Island. Regards Denise

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed February 10, 2017

What a fantastic place. It is a shame the new new resort has not started but still a great place to visit. It is great to spend the day on the beach but there are also some great walks. Long Beach is up there with the best beaches in the world.

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GKIHideaway, Front Office Manager at Great Keppel Island Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We agree, Long Beach is spectacular and there are many pristine and beautiful beaches on Great Keppel Island. Guests do come and hike the island and the inner island landscape is quite diverse. We look forward to welcoming you back to Great Keppel Island Hideaway Regards Denise

Yeppon
Reviewed January 16, 2017

It's such a pity that this beautiful island has a resort that takes away from this.... Brought family & friends over for a meal & drinks & were disgusted by the state of the amenities!!! Only one usable toilet in the female & a horrible mess in the men's !!! The staff were not really impressed when I told them...

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GKIHideaway, Front Office Manager at Great Keppel Island Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. I do apologise that our amenities facilities were not in a clean and presentable state. I have raised the issue with our Manager and that the toilets need to be cleaned more regularly throughout the day and we did have 1 cubicle unavailable which has now been fixed. With only...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

This is a simple camping style resort close to Yeppoon. You need to take a cat ferry, which takes you there once a day within 30min. You then land on the beach and need to walk to the resort (5min). The luggage will get transported to a certain place nearby the caravan style homes. All this looks very similar to...

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GKIHideaway, Reception at Great Keppel Island Hideaway, responded to this review

Hi Bernd, Thank you for your review of The Hideaway - it's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay in one of our island cabins. I will relay your comments to our head chef regarding the meals in our bistro. We do try to be as clear as possible that we are a basic 3 star resort, so I...

Southport, Australia
Reviewed November 12, 2016

On request,we had two way transport to Hideaway. Our cabin was closest to dining area and bar.Cabins were clean, slept four, with quality bedding,air conditioned, refrigerator,ensuite.We liked cabin,food and hospitality provided.Water is bore water.Fresh drinking water provided.Plenty of water sports and walking tracks available. Great Keppel Island is large with beautiful blue water ideal for scuba diving/snorkelling.Best beaches. Transport from...

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GKIHideaway, Front Office Manager at Great Keppel Island Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you for your holiday review. I am pleased you found our cabins clean and comfortable. Also pleased that the food and hospitality was to your liking. Great Keppel Island does present guests with beautiful beaches and blue water. So happy that you enjoyed your time. Safe travels and we look forward to greeting you on Great Keppel Island again...

Reviewed September 29, 2016

Our experience at Great Keppel Island hideaway had a few pros and Cons. Great for families, the hideaway is very spaced out. A con for Parilla night, they only cook Parilla and some children do not eat that. I do think they should still have chips and maybe nuggets for kids. A lot of the staff were very friendly and...

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GKIHideaway, Front Office Manager at Great Keppel Island Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your holiday and stay on Great Keppel Island with the Hideaway. I do apologise that the children were limited to Parilla for their meals. I have passed these comments on to our Manager and Head chef to consider. Also passed on comments about the Nacho meal. We are always praised about our...

Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

The spectacular location makes it. Accommodation is average but reasonably priced and the cabins are quite nice now. On my last visit I noticed that the quality of the food from the restaurant had significantly decreased, which was sad. The vege nachos were my favourite meal, but last time I ordered them I got a $17 chip and dip with...

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GKIHideaway, Front Office Manager at Great Keppel Island Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Great Keppel Island from your last visit. It is disappointed and I apologise that your vege nachos were not to your standard or liking and was different from previously enjoyed. I have definitely raised this with the Manager and Head Chef. Keppel is a Magical Island. We look forward to your next...

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Great Keppel Island Hideaway offers an affordable southern Great Barrier Reef holiday for everyone – singles, couples, families and groups. We offer the only restaurant and bar facility on Great Keppel Island, catering for day visitors and those who wish to experience an island holiday in a range of accommodation, from budget tents to fully self contained cabins and bunkhouses. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Great Keppel Island Hideaway

Address: The Spit, Great Keppel Island, Queensland 4700, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Great Keppel Island
Price Range: $96 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Great Keppel Island Hideaway 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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“Ours was closest possible to eating and bar area, pleasing for us.”
 of 5 bubbles cassabee, Nov 12, 2016 | Read review
“beachfront cabins - unsurpassed. All accom has advantages though.”
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“Beach cabin 12.”
 of 5 bubbles ApplesAbroad, Sep 9, 2016 | Read review
“If you plan to self-cater, make sure you bring EVERYTHING you need - there's no shop on the island.”
 of 5 bubbles Speed_of_Life, Aug 6, 2016 | Read review
“pay the extra for bungalow - so close to the beach!”
 of 5 bubbles Lyn_traveller13, May 31, 2016 | Read review
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