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“Bush retreat”
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Palm Bungalows
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Hamilton Island
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Mackay
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116 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Bush retreat”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

A tranquil stay in a modern , clean and private cabin. Small kitchen ideal for eating in if you wish. Comfy beds and air conditioned close to beach, restaurants and pool.relax on the verandah in the outdoor setting or lay back on the hammock provided. A beautiful bush setting.

Room Tip: Maybe ask for a room which is not right near the road as the buggies are a bit noisy going past. Thi...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Air con was awesome! Clean, private, modern cabin. We would definitely stay in the bungalows again. Centrally located. Grab a buggy on the island they are great fun. Room serviced when wanted to a high standard. Even got a free bottle of champagne!! No faults but be prepared to eat out a lot! Awesome hammock on every balcony!

Tip: stay in the premium, refurbished cabins!

  • Stayed November 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We stayed at the Palm Bungalows for one night before cruising around the Whitsunday Islands. The rooms are very modern, clean and comfortable. You feel like you are staying in the middle of the bush. The bungalows are located close to the beach, one of the many pools, bars and restaurants. The Green bus stop is easily accessible if you need to get around Hamilton Island.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

My partner and i stayed here over the last Christmas break and it was simply beautiful. Great service, Very spacious, Clean, close to everything. Breakfast was included daily and that too was really really fantastic! Will definitely be staying here next time we visit Hamilton Island.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

Renovated palm bungalows were even better than we expected, clean, new, lovely decor, private and close to everything. Great being able to access all water sport facilities inc in costs, 3 restaurants for buffet breakfasts (sails, for food and views was our fav) watch out for the birds though, don't leave your food, it won't be there when you get back!! Everything on Hamilton island is expensive so be prepared to get your card out regularly, it's obvious the staff have been encouraged to milk the tourist $ we did a jetski tour which was awesome and well worth the money. An amazing experience on the blue waters in between Whitsunday islands. All the staff on the island are friendly and nothing is too much trouble. We weren't overly impressed with food options for lunch and dinner, way overpriced for the quality but on our last night we ate at Coca Chu asian restaurant and absolutely loved it!! Wished we'd gone there more often! The walk to the resort lookout is strenuous but well worth it for the views. Night life was pretty none existent. All the pools are beautiful but only one is heated and we didn't see a spa pool anywhere. We'd definitely return and palm bungalows would be our first choice.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Orangeville, Canada
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights and after the hectic pace of touring Sydney, it was just what we needed, 3 days of relaxation and being spoiled. The renovated palm bungalow was spacious, clean and with a modern bathroom. The hammock at the bungalow was a great touch and we found it to be very relaxing.The food and choices at the restaurants was first class. We would return here anytime.
John and Morag Kerr.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hamilton_Island_Aus, General Manager at Palm Bungalows, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Dear John & Morag,

It was a pleasure to host you here at the Palm Bungalows during your Australian visit.

When you next make the trip down under - we'll have a hammock waiting for you!

Warm regards

Matt Boileau
General Manager
Reef View Hotels and Palm Bungalows
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights and found the bungalows very comfortable, spacious and conveniently located close to the beach and at the heart of activities. If there,s one thing I"ll do different it will be to fly directly into the island as the ferry ride from the mainland is very expensive ($300 return for 2 adults).

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hamilton_Island_Aus, General Manager at Palm Bungalows, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Hi Karin S,

Thanks for your kind review on our Palm Bungalows. I'm happy that you enjoyed them so much.

As you are from Brisbane, I can only agree that the direct flights to Hamilton island is the smartest and fastest way to arrive. Both Jetstar and Virgin Australia fly daily to the island, and its only a short complimentary transfer to the check-in desk, and your bags will be delivered to your Bungalow by our porters.

The best part about the direct flights is that I've seen the airfares as low as $35pp each way in recent times, so it is also a far more economical way of getting here too.

Hopefully you can grab one of these great deals and we'll see you back in a Bungalow in the near future.

Warm regards

Matt Boileau
General Manager
Reef View Hotel & Palm Bungalows
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Property: Palm Bungalows
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:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Hamilton Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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