Took my two teenage children up to Hamilton Island for this first week of school holidays. Needed to get some sun and warmth away from a Melbourne winter. A beautiful view from the 11th Floor; activities and services all within a 5-10 minute stroll or buggy ride from the Hotel. The hotel is still pretty good now that it is nearly 25 years old. The room was better than OK but agree with others who say that there is not much clothes storage space....had to use the suitcases a bit rather than wardrobes and cupboards. Room was cleaned and serviced as requested.Everything was fresh and bright. Restaurants and facilities were fine. Staff were exceptional. Only small issue I had was that the booking through the Travel Centre had us booked into two Queen beds rather than three singles, and my son and daughter were booked in as Mr and Mrs, and I was the "child"!! - we had a good laugh about that :). Costs are pretty high for meals, drinks etc, but it is what you expect for an island resort where everything has to come from the mainland.
I recommend the Reef View, and Hamilton Island to families of any ages, and for couples or friends looking for a relaxing break away.