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Palm Bungalows
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Hamilton Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 4, 2013

We have just returned from 3 lovely relaxing nights here to celebrate our 30th anniversary. There were rose petals and choccies to make it extra special when we arrived. We just wanted to say thanks again to Matt, Lauren and Hayley. The room was lovely and clean and the gardens beautiful. The bungalows are private and quiet and yet we couldn't have been closer to the pool and beach and there were stunning views to enjoy with breakfast, and drinks with the lorakeets who frequent the Sails restaurant too. The lunch at the golf club was not cheap but was delicious and the views on the tour around the golf course are spectacular. Very pleasant staff working at each place we visited. The helicopter hot lap was a fun way to get a birds eye view of the island. The cocktails at one tree hill at sunset were a treat too. All in all we had a wonderful time, would have stayed longer no problem and hope to next time.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hamilton_Island_Aus, General Manager at Palm Bungalows, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2013

Hi Brian,

Thanks for your kind comments and congratulations on your 30th anniversary. I'm glad the team here were able to help you celebrate this terrific milestone, and that the Palm Bungalows were as relaxing and welcoming as you had planned. I look forward to welcoming you both back sometime soon.

Matt Boileau
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Reef View Hotel & Palm Bungalows

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Reviewed April 24, 2013

My husband & I just spent 3 nights in the Palm Bungalows. The most comfortable bed ever & so clean & fresh. We loved being so close to everything & all the activities. The walk to Passage Peak was slightly tough for us over 60 & just over an hour to the top, but absolutely worth every minute with the views of the entire island & more. The staff could not have been more helpful, friendly & chatty. We would recommend the Palm Bungalows to anyone travelling to Hamilton Island.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Helen C
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Hamilton_Island_Aus, General Manager at Palm Bungalows, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2013

Hi Helen C,

The views from Passage Peak are stunning aren't they? I recommend getting up nice and early to ensure you're at the summit around sunrise. The panoramic views at that time of the day are the best in the world.

I'm glad you could get a good rest in our comfy beds at the end of your adventurous days. It sounded like a great trip.

Warm regards

Matt Boileau
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Reef View Hotel & Palm Bungalows

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Reviewed April 20, 2013

My wife and I enjoyed every moment on Hamilton Island. All the staff we encountered were exceptionally friendly (I would be too if I could work on this island). The Palm Bungalows were perfect for us. More private than the Reef View Hotel and perfectly situated on the island. Yes, there were some ants (as other recent reviews state), but not enough of a problem to distract from an amazing place to stay in the middle of a tropical wilderness island. There were wallabies strolling by in the field and cockatoos everywhere. The hammock on the porch was great day and night. All the food we had on the island was excellent, especially at Sails Steak & Seafood. You have to check out all the trails, which were very diverse and scenic. H2O did a great job with the Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven trips. We would LOVE to return!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank SpunkyJ
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

The Palm Bungalows are lovely standalone rooms with a very comfortable king bed, couch, cute little kitchenette, nice bathroom/shower, front deck complete with a super comfortable hammock. We enjoyed our stay here very much. It was quite clean and looked as though it had been made over/renovated in the past few years.
The kitchenette was a lifesaver as far as saving money by doing breakfast in every morning (the restaurants on the island are insanely expensive, IMO). It had a microwave, small fridge, sink and a small stovetop complete with pots, pans, dishes, glasses, etc. The people who were there before us left some drinks, salsa, milk in the fridge which was maybe a little weird if you are a germaphobe, but nice to not have to run out and get absolutely everything.
I do wish that the bathroom had a bathtub, but that being said, no where I stayed in Australia did, including some houses, so maybe that's just me being a picky American.
We did have some issues with small ants. They were everywhere, got into our bread we bought for toast in the morning, etc. I don't think it was a cleanliness issue, I think it's an island/time of year issue, but that was kind of gross.
The bungalows were really close to the resort center and pools, but far away enough that you felt a little secluded.
The people at Hamilton Island resorts really do try to make things easy for you by the automatic pick up at the airport (they even had tags ready for our bags with our names on it), they drop you individually at your bungalow with your bags via golf cart once you've checked in, and then you just leave your luggage in the room the day of your departure and there it is ready for you to claim on your way to the airport! Nice touch not having to haul your stuff.
All in all, nice stay, but overpriced.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank nickisee
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

My partner and I stayed at Palm Bungalows in a premium bungalow for five nights. Having stayed elsewhere on Hamilton Island before, I was very happy with our choice. The room was very clean, and was always maintained to be very clean. Air conditioning was great which is important. Location was great for everything, the beach was only a short distance away, as were breakfast options. The breakfast was amazing, the best choices and overall really good! I also was very happy with the extras that came with staying at the bungalows, ie. free snorkel and kayak hire etc. it was a lovely added bonus. The option of having a small kitchen was also great as we did choose to eat in one night. Lastly, the hammock on the balcony was fantastic, such a nice place to sit back and read a book or admire the surroundings.

Overall I would definitely stay again. Great choice for your own space and perfect for a romantic, peaceful getaway!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Laura H
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Had a great stay at the bungalows would deff recommend to any person staying on the island. Nice and clean and great location. aircon and fans and a hamock out the front nice and private location only stayed 1 night but Had a great stay will deff be back

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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5  Thank Tifftara23
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

We arrived and checked in at reef view hotel we were then taken by buggy to our room. Our room was situated in the best place as the pool the beach the bus stop the restaurants were all a skip and a jump away we were in room 35 I would advise that if you get a palm bungalow to try and get one in the 30's the staff were very friendly the rooms were small but very nice the beach and pool with a bar was awesome we went down to the beach and were able to use everything at the beach like the kayaks etc it was very peaceful set amongst palm trees and tropical plants I packed a lot of insect repellant surprisingly there were no Mosquitos or sandflies we loved it so much that we would love to return Xmas time

  • Stayed: March 2013
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2  Thank 1600088Terry
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Hamilton_Island_Aus, General Manager at Palm Bungalows, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2013

Hi 1600088Terry,

I’m glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for choosing to stay with us and I hope that you can come back soon.
Warm Regards


Matt Boileau
General Manager
Reef View Hotel & Palm Bungalows

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Address: 3 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Hamilton Island
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Hamilton Island
Price Range: $290 - $346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Palm Bungalows 3*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Palm Bungalows comprise 49 freestanding island bungalows situated in a tropical garden setting,each with its own balcony and outdoor furniture. Rooms are spacious and specifically designed for couples or small families. ... more   less 
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