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“Very nice and centrally located hotel”
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Reef View Hotel
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Hamilton Island
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Phoenix, Arizona
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97 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Very nice and centrally located hotel”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Would say it is one of the top hotels in Hamilton Island. This 19 floor property has exquisite views on the reef side once you are on floor 3 or above. They offer very good service and the rooms are spacious and have been fairly updated. Easy to get around the island and either a free island bus will take you where you need to go or one can rent a golf cart to get around. Rooms are reasonable priced for where you are staying and of course their winter during most everyone else's summer is the slower time of year. However, since the weather is warmer in Queensland, many Australians visit this time of year to get warmer.

Room Tip: Request a room on the reef side and on floors 3 or higher for breathtaking views
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Just got back from a wonderful trip on Hamilton Island.
Was mine and my boyfriends first holiday together and couldn't of picked a better place.
The view of the rooms was just amazing. We requested to be high up and was very please waking up every morning to a view of the ocean.
The cockatoos were very friendly but wouldn't recommend trying to eat on the deck or they will most likely will land on the deck with about 20 of their friends.
Staff was very friendly and helpful. Very please to see our rooms completely cleaned after every morning.
So many activities to do, we went on a trip to Whitehaven on the Catamaran which was beautiful. Other favourites were the trip to reef world and the cruise on the Dennison Star. So romantic and blissful.
There was only one thing on our otherwise perfect holiday. And that was in using the entertainment book voucher we didn't get to indulge in the breakfast buffets and if we wished to was told we would have to pay $38 each every day. This wasn't mentioned on anything prior to our arrival and was hoping to save some food money by having the buffet.
But oh well everything else was wonderful and the people that have come up with negative reviews about the rooms are obviously used to staying in over the top expensive resorts because I have nothing negative to say about the rooms at all.
Very happy and hope to come back again one day.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sutherland Shire, Australia
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59 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Wow, we stayed on the 17th floor in a coral sea view room and what a way to wake up each day...The balcony privacy and size was fantastic. The staff were so polite. The rooms were spacious enough for us and our 2 kids. The breakfast downstairs is ok but much nicer over at the beach club.. It's fab how you can have breakfast at all the different locations... Beds comfy and very clean..rooms serviced daily. We loved our stay... Thank you.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Had a wonderful week staying in a Coral sea view room. Spacious and comfortable. Stunning views. Delicious buffet breakfasts. Unforgettable sunrises. Friendly helpful staff who obviously love their jobs. Everything nearby or accessible via free shuttle bus service

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2013

The rooms are large and comfortable and the views from the balcony are wonderful. The bathroom is large, with bath and shower, towels are good quality.

The buffet breakfast offers great choice including cheeses and meats, and fresh poached eggs and omelettes are also made to order. The choice of breads could be greater. There are two other options for breakfast on a package deal.

The integration of the whole island with free shuttles and being able to sign for everything with one bill at the end works very well, so do the transfers t/from the airport. All most efficient.

There is plenty to do, the golf buggys are great but expensive - $70 for a day, $86 for 24-hours. The variety of food is excellent and varied but oh so expensive.

Room Tip: Ask for a high floor and which kind of bedding you prefer. There are more rooms with two queen beds...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

The rooms and views from them was beautiful looking out over the ocean. Great food and service. Friendly helpful staff. Amenities over the island good too. Most people hire a golf buggy to get around in. Plenty of places to eat and the food at them and the hotel was very nice. Lots of activities if you want to use them or laze around and doing nothing in peace if you want. Highly Recomended.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Bundaberg, Australia
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82 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2013

We absolutely loved our time on Hamo, The hotel was really lovely, the rooms are so big and roomy, the bathroom is huge with bath and lots of room. 2 Big queen size beds and fantastic view from our room overlooking the Whitsundays. Food was excellent and staff very friendly

Room Tip: go high to get a wonderful view
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Reef View Hotel
Address: 12 Resort Drive, 4803, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Whitsunday Islands > Hamilton Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Hamilton Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Reef View Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 383
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Reef View Hotel features 364 extremely spacious, well-appointed rooms all with private balconies overlooking either landscaped gardens or the breathtaking vista of the Coral Sea. The upper-most floors boast 18 luxuriously appointed suites. All rooms face the sea complete with outdoor furniture to experience the spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Additional Reef View Hotel facilities include the Pool Terrace restaurant, Reef Lounge bar and Tour Desk. ... more   less 
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