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Shelly Bay Resort

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Extremely accommodating staff, personal and attentive. Great location (close to shops and ocean views etc.). Secure parking, free wifi (can be slow), well furnished and clean room. Good-sized outdoor pool, kayak hire and tennis courts. Great value for money.

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Thank Jemimaw8
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had a great experience at the belly bay resort, the rooms are well appointed and very clean, but what set the shelly bay resort apart was the friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff. They staff organised our whale watching cruise (Whale Song). Cruise was awesome. They were friendly, genuine and so very helpful through our entire stay. Thank you for the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great 2 nights here and could not have wished for anything better. The apartment is a really good size, really nicely furnished and so well equipped. The bedroom is at the back of the apartment so don't worry about any road noise for those that maybe are. Walking distance to a bottle shop for that drink on... More 

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Thank Kirsty A
Donna N, Manager at Shelly Bay Resort, responded to this review

Hello Kirsty A, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovey review of Shelly Bay Resort. We take pride in making our guests' stay as relaxing and stress free as we can, I am so glad that were able to make your stay all the better with some good old fashioned courtesy. We hope to have you... More 

Russell, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is great accomodation. The staff and management are helpful and attentive. This is the cleanest accomodation we have ever stayed in anywhere in the WORLD! We have stayed in some fantastic places. It is perfectly situated near the the best restaurants and cafe's in Hervey Bay

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Thank cng967
Donna N, Manager at Shelly Bay Resort, responded to this review

WOW! Thank you for the five circle review! Your housekeeper, Nicole was so pleased to read your comments, we are truly blessed to have a team who really enjoy making your stay welcoming and comfortable. Hope to see you back at Shelly Bay Resort again soon. Kind regards, Donna Manager - Shelly Bay Resort More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This is the best stocked hotel I have aver stayed in. It's just like home but with a great view. We have been cooking meals, washing clothes and everything we have needed (and more) was here, except the food. All the local attractions are very close as well. Really nice people running the place. Highly recommended.

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1 Thank Ruggie11
Donna N, Manager at Shelly Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with such a wonderful review. The team at Shelly Bay appreciate the feedback and is always pleased we are getting it right. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Renata Guest Relations More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

We were made to feel very welcome in a lovely apartment with a great view and all the right stuff. Stayed for four nights in two different rooms due to a booking error on my part. The staff helped with the move to the new room and we felt right at home. Thanks team. Will try to make it back... More 

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1 Thank stueythebest
Donna N, Manager at Shelly Bay Resort, responded to this review

Hi Stueythebest, Thanks for the great review, we were glad that we could get your accomodation sorted so you had a lovely getaway with your gorgeous family! On your next visit please ensure that you contact us direct so that we can look after you with a return guest discount! Regards, Donna Manager - Shelly Bay Resort More 

Tongala, Australia
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We were absolutely delighted with our apartment! From the friendly and helpful greeting when we arrived, through to our lovely bay views, easy and close access to beach and shops and the clean, tidy and beautifully appointed rooms we found everything to be fantastic. Will be recommending to all our friends and family.

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1 Thank Di T
Donna N, Manager at Shelly Bay Resort, responded to this review

Hi Di T Thanks so very much for the rave review! It is fantastic to hear that you had such a fabulous time and enjoyed everything we have to offer our guests. Please tell all your friends, family, distant cousins, and anyone else you come across about us... Come back soon, Donna Manager - Shelly Bay Resort More 

brisbane
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64 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Check in was friendly but took a bit longer than usual as I suspect my reservation had either not been received or had been lost, even though it had been made a couple of weeks earlier with a major travel agency as the trip was for business. The apartments are spacious, clean, fully equipped and have ocean views. However, if... More 

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Thank gregandlyn
Donna N, Manager at Shelly Bay Resort, responded to this review

Hello GregandLyn, Thank you for the taking the time to post your review regarding your recent stay with us. As a small private resort we offer a friendly and welcoming service and I am sorry if you experienced a delay with the paperwork when you checked in; we are probably not as fast as some of the large corporate hotel... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Arrived with a very warm welcome from Renata, who looking my husband up and down decided we would need a king size bed, due to his 6 foot 2 height of course. Second floor with a lovely view of the bay and setting sun. Room is spacious and we have a king size bed. Furnished nicely and very clean. Well... More 

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1 Thank Jenny S
Donna N, Manager at Shelly Bay Resort, responded to this review

Hi Jenny S, Thanks so much for leaving a review. It's wonderful to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are very lucky to have team members who genuinely love taking care of people and it is always wonderful to read when they have had a positive impact upon a guest's stay, Renata will be quite chuffed to... More 

Gold Coast Australia
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110 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Since we last stayed here in 2009, the apartments have been refurbished. They are very clean and comfortable with full self contained facilities, laundry, cooker, full size refrigerator . Our bed was big and very comfortable. All bedroom are on the side away from the road so they are also very quiet. The balcony overlooks the Esplanade and the beach... More 

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1 Thank Gary M
Donna N, Manager at Shelly Bay Resort, responded to this review

What an endorsement thank you for taking the time to provide us with such a fantastic review. We have a team who love what they do and we gain a lot of satisfaction when we get it right. We are truly blessed with a fantastic location, with dolphins playing out front and some of the finest dining within walking distance.... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge

Additional Information about Shelly Bay Resort

Address: 466 Charlton Esplanade, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Hervey Bay
Price Range: $95 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Shelly Bay Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 26
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Shelly Bay Hotel
Shelly Bay Resort Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast
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#4 Top resorts Hotel in Hervey Bay
#5 Romantic Hotel in Hervey Bay
#6 Luxury Hotel in Hervey Bay
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