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Keppel Haven
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A relaxing time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2011

We where really delighted to discover Keppel Haven as we didnt know that there was anywhere to eat on the island. We made frequent visits for coffee, drinks, breakfast lunches, brunches and dinner, as well as grabbing drinks to go, and taking the oppurtunity to sit on the beach and watch the sun go down. We spent a few nights at the Haven as well and found the staff put a lot of effort to make our stay enjoyable. it was a relaxing place to be was very enjoyable.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank teamlamb
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2011

The island is worth seeing, truely beautiful and secluded. But Keppel Haven is a run down mess.. the room appeared to be well cleaned but the dampness of the room gets to your clothes so keep them zipped up. We did have to wait of an hour or so when we got there, which is odd when all the rooms are free. It is over priced for what it is.
We did not have a working shower, and the communal ones were very grotty and only 1 out of the 6 worked. The pathways are covered in possom poo which can be very slippery and unwelcome if you wanted to walk barefoot to the beach. The shared kitchens were also covered in possom faeces around all appliances and on work surfaces, took some time to find a working hob.
Drinking water can only be retrieved from reception. The food is pricey so good to bring your own but things that can be eaten cold would be handy.
The staff were friendly but when you are paying those prices you expect better facilities. We made sure we spent as much time on the beaches as possible. There is another accommodation option next door which may be better. Island was worth going to and monkey beach snorkelling is a must do!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank liltravellerAus
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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2011

Arriving on the Island I strolled to Keppel Haven and was made to wait until a room was ready about an hour or so. The Room was clean but run down taps dripped shower was a wet room with the toilet in there which gets wet when you shower so you track muddy footprints for the rest of your stay. Minimal cutlery and other eating utensils. The staff there do a great job cleaning these run down cabins it is a credit to them the managment of the Resort are fair from friendly and very tardy at phone answering and service. Would recomend that there are better places to stay that would appreciate your business.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank bilby69
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2011

We stayed in Cabin 11. It was a wonderful holiday. The big resort is still closed and it doesn't matter. We think not having so many people on the island was just the bee's knees. Could have chosen a better time of the year ... very wet. We really enjoyed the 'staff meal nights'. What a great idea! I have read the other reviews about Keppel Haven and think the people must have stayed somewhere else with the same name. I didn't see any problems and we will definitely return.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank happyelizabeth
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Nambour, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2011

Stayed in Cabin 10 Keppel Haven facility. satisfactory accommodation, reasonably priced. The beautiful surroundings and plenty of interesting exploring makes it a worthwhile experience.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank breakaway5
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'Sydney, Australia
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128 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2010

I do love cabins 10,11,12 of Keppel Haven on Great Keppel island. These cabins nearly drink from the bay waves and bathe in the sunsets. However, a development crisis is upon GKI and the small hotel, backpacker and private holiday venues are struggling. The cabins are basic with bed and bedding, frig, frypan and a shower/toilet . You need a torch, a bit of your own food, a bit of camping spirit to fully enjoy the place. Prepare to use the fan, for maybe the aircon is out of order! For snorkelling joy, sarong couture and cold beer al fresco, do try K.Haven at present. No cars on the island roads! No hordes, no queues! Appreciate the curlews, the possums, the goannas and the pristine swimming beaches. I did.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank francesca082
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2010

The Island itself is beautiful but unfortunately Keppel Haven is one of the worst places I have ever stayed.
We went there for a friend's wedding so we had our own fun but if I went there just for a holiday only I would be FURIOUS! Expensive, poorly run, terrible food, shower not working. All bad. Wish we had've known about the rainbow (shop) 100metres away it was so much better to eat at.
I cannot even accurately put into words how ordinary Keppel Haven was. The only thing it had going for it was a lovely Amercian back-packer who won't be working there much longer anyway!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank morthole
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Additional Information about Keppel Haven

Property: Keppel Haven
Address: The Esplanande, Great Keppel Island, Queensland 4700, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Great Keppel Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Great Keppel Island
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Keppel Haven Hotel Great Keppel Island

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