We stayed at the Sofitel for 3 nights in September. We checked in early and received our room as soon as we checked in. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The room was large and beautiful. We had a balcony with an amazing view. We could see the mountains on either side of our room as well as the water. We sat outside every morning and listened to the beautiful bird song each morning. We had a shower and a separate tub. The bed was big and comfortable. The room was clean and beautiful.
There is a pool but we were so busy, we never had a chance to use it.
The hotel is centrally located and within walking distance to shops and restaurants by the water. There is a convenience store across from the hotel were you can buy phone cards for local or international calls. There is a Woolworth within a few minutes walk were you can buy drinks, food, fruit etc.
There is something called the "Adventure Dome" located within the hotel. When you check in you get a coupon for a discount when you buy admission to get in. It is completely worth it! It was amazing! They even have a little koala there that you can hold for a few seconds and have a photo taken with for about 15 dollars.
The Dome is filled with many different types of birds, has some koalas, and wallabies. The birds fly around freely. There are so many amazing photo opportunities. Anyone who has a passion for photography will love this dome. Bring a zoom lens and memory cards because you will be taking many pictures!
We did an excursion to the Great Barrier Reef for an intro scuba diving tour. It was on a high speed boat which took 1 ½ hours to get to the reef. It was well worth it. We selected the 2 dive option and the second dive was much better then the first. We even saw whales, one with a baby swimming next to it. What an adventure!
I highly recommend this hotel. We stayed in Australia for 2 1/2 weeks and this was by far the best hotel.
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