We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Fun with friends in a perfect location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hibiscus Apartments

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Hamilton Island
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Hibiscus Apartments
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fun with friends in a perfect location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

I've just returned from a four night stay on Hamilton Island in Hibiscus apartment # 206. I went with three friends. We chose the apartment carefully as we'd read reviews about some of the apartments being tired and dated, however 206 was a good choice as it was modernized and more spacious than what we were expecting. We loved the location, and although it was just a short walk to the resort pools/dining areas we mostly used the complex pool, which is right in front of the block. It's for Hibiscus guests only and was the quietest pool we could find.

Check in was quick and pleasant, our room was available straight away and we were sent off on our golf buggy within half an hour of touch down. Our bags arrived in the room shortly after we got there.

We arrived Wed lunchtime, and had arranged for Coles online to deliver groceries to our apartment on the Thursday morning. This was the best thing we could have done. Even though everything costs more online than in the supermarket, we spent a total of $150 each on food and that was including three good meals out. Considering we also paid just $325 each for the accommodation, and got cheap Jetstar and Virgin flights up and back from Brisbane, it worked out to be a very inexpensive holiday. We also took our own liquor, I must say the Cosmopolitans by the pool were delightful :)

There was a Weber BBQ on the balcany which we used a few times. Beware of the birds who will come begging for food (although if you see Bob the kookaburra say hello). We left the screen doors open one afternoon and a cockatoo came in and ate all our bread.

The master bedroom was large and airy, however the back bedroom where I slept was a little dark. The single beds are on castors and tended to roll around the room a bit. The second bedroom also has interesting electrics, the lights flickered when we tried to adjust the ceiling fan (which had one speed - very very slow). The DVD playing in the lounge also failed to work.

Being completely tiled, there is quite an echo in the apartment, and as I was staying with early risers I was woken by noise each morning (which I made up for by napping every afternoon!). Both bathrooms were adequate. Two towels each, as well as four bars of soap and a couple rolls of toilet paper per toilet were provided. In the kitchen there were 4 dishwasher tablets and extra bin liners.

Unfortunately the fridge and freezer both smelled of rotting fish. It probably needs a good clean and wipe down with vanilla. Thankfully we didn't notice the odor after a couple days, as it was very off putting.

We did two trips off the island, a half day tour to Whitehaven Beach one morning, and a sunset cruise on the Edge. Whitehaven beach is gorgeous, but I would recommend the full day cruise on the purple catamaran instead of the half day cruise with Cruise Whitsundays (it felt like more of a ferry service once we left Whitehaven). The sunset cruise on the Edge was amazing and included snacks and wine/bubbles/beer.

All up it was a fabulous holiday, very relaxing in a beautiful, quiet location. If I had more money I would splash out on one of the more modern apartments but Hibiscus was perfectly fine :)

Room Tip: The ground floor rooms would be good for familes with young kids, but you lose some of the view. We...
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
7 Thank madchen-chan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

32 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    10
    11
    8
    1
    2
See reviews for
20
3
Solo
0
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (6)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

Stayed here for a week with friends. Our appartment was huge with beautiful sea views and a lovely big balcony for dining on and where we would be visited by various exotic birds. Everything about the island is just stunning and its an experience I will treasure forever.

For a great day out make sure you take a trip on the catamaran which is great fun.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank RSetter1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Townsville, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2012

This unit is wonderful. It is newly renovated and had everything we needed. The views are spectacular and Hamilton Island is such a beautiful place. We will definitely stay in this unit again, it was perfect for the whole family.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank nbnet
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Australia
Level Contributor
92 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2012

Have just finished a 5 night stay in Hibiscus 004, paid $350 a night and can say not worth that money. Yes its a beautiful location but the apartment was not clean (no moulds in bathrooms though), the curtains were black from mould/stains/dirt, they need getting rid of altogether. The main bedrooms bed had a cane bedhead and was dusty and smelly. Air Conditioning didn't work during the whole stay, called the contact number a worker came and looked at it said it was fixed half an hour later the three weren't working so gave up, we're not on holidays to continually call on workers to fix things when they should be checked before hand. BBQ was a joke, for a 2 bedroom apartment that could sleep up to 6 the BBQ would fit 2 chops on it.
On a positive, yes the location of the hibiscus is perfect for families, ours was bottom floor, my brother and his family were next door in 005 which was a much better maintained apartment, nice grassed area in front for kids to play on and right in front is the hibiscus pool and spa but the spa was cold.....Buggy's were a hit with everyone.
If deciding between Hibiscus, Lagoon and Frangipani apartments, Hibiscus is the closest to Cats-eye beach, and the resort side IE pools etc...if we went back I'd stay in the Hibiscus apartments but not 004.

Room Tip: Really read reviews before booking an apartment
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
8 Thank ellietia
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sunshine Coast, Australia
Level Contributor
22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2011

On our 1st trip to Hamilton Island several years ago we stayed in the Whitsunday Apartments & were pretty impressed. When we decided to go back early this year we chose the Hibiscus Apartments no 206. It was slightly dearer than Whitsunday but the inclusion of the buggy was more than worth it.

We were there the last week of April and unfortunately it started raining a few hours after we arrived & it didn't stop for the 3 days so having the buggy meant we didn't get washed away at meal times.

The apartment was spotlessly clean, well equipped and extremely spacious with 2 bedrooms & 2 baths. The 2 tv's came in handy when we were stuck inside with the rain but mostly we lazed on the balcony & read & although it was probably due to the weather it was quite annoying to keep losing tv signal & not being able to get some channels altogether especially the night of the royal wedding!!!

We ate at Reef View, Sails, Manta Ray, the pub, bakery & fish n chip place & all were excellent, if you ignore the inflated island pricing. We tried to get into Bommie but the only night they had a table was the friday night which was the same night as the wedding so Bommie will have to wait till our next visit.

Think twice about ordering a pizza from Manta Ray & getting it delivered to you. We did this on our 1st night cos it was bucketing down & we figured better the pizza guy gets drenched than us but the price was exhorbitant. We had 2 pizza's at almost $30 EACH!!! ouch!! Still .....live & learn.....

Another small gripe we had was lack on internet access in the apartment. Actually to be fair it was available at an extra charge but it surely these days should be included in the rates.

We will be returning to Hamilton & Hibiscus sooner rather than later.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank byrdbud
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2011

Buggy was in the apartment hire which was great, the pool not the same standard as the rest of the resort, spa not heated. Many broken appointments in room c204, eg Fan, oven, leaking taps, shower door. Kids eat free at some restaurants. Would come back to the island again but stay we will stay somewhere else. B.M.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank BradMiller1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2011

We have just come back from a week at Hamilton Island staying at the Hibiscus Apartments. We stayed in 001 which was a newly renovated two bedroom, ground floor apartment. It had everything we need, full kitchen, two bathrooms, two tv's with Austar, beach towels and of course the apartment comes with a buggy. This is very handy as most of the restaurants and shops are on the marina side of the island over one very big hill!! The ground foor was perfect for my son, who was able to play on the grassed area near our patio. The apartment is also close enough to be able to walk to Catseye Beach, the Bouganivllia Pool and the Pool Terrace restaurant at the Reef View Hotel.

We have previously stayed at Hamiltion Island in the Whitsunday Holiday Apartments when our son was just over one. We found it very difficult to get around the island without a buggy and they are quite expensive to hire, $80 day! They have buses running, but it was very hard with a child, pram and nappy bag. This time with the buggy included it was fantastic. We could do what we wanted, when we wanted......and much more freedom.

While we were on the island, my husband did a fishing trip and caught a fish that we were able to cook up on the BBQ on the patio. We also did a day trip on the Banjo Paterson. It was a great way to see Whitehaven and Chalkies beaches.....nothing bets turning the motor off and sailing!!! We all had a fantastic day.

I did a trip to the day spa and had a treatment which was very relaxing! While I was doing this my hubby and son went and played mini golf. We were also going to check out the new bowling alley, but ran out of time!

We spent most of our time at the Bouganvilla Pool, which is great for kids. My son made so many new friends which kept him entertained and off out backs!

We ate at the Manta Ray cafe, the Marina Tavern, the Pool Terrace Restaurant and all were great. The pizzas at the Manta Ray Cafe were our favourite. We also had breakfast with the koalas twice, which was excellent. It was a buffet with a great selection of hot and cold food.

We did sunset cocktails on one tree hill on our last night. Even though the sunset was not the best, we had a great time. Cocktails were delicious!!

We had the best time and can't wait to go back :)

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
Helpful?
9 Thank Beerwalk
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Hamilton Island
0.1 mi away
Reef View Hotel
Reef View Hotel
#5 of 5 in Hamilton Island
4.0 of 5 bubbles 2,235 reviews
0.7 mi away
Whitsunday Apartments Hamilton Island
0.3 mi away
Palm Bungalows
Palm Bungalows
#3 of 5 in Hamilton Island
4.5 of 5 bubbles 532 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
7.1 mi away
Palm Bay Resort Whitsundays
Palm Bay Resort Whitsundays
#1 of 3 in Long Island
4.5 of 5 bubbles 234 reviews
11.5 mi away
Coral Point Lodge
Coral Point Lodge
#1 of 1 in Shute Harbour
4.0 of 5 bubbles 57 reviews
0.2 mi away
Beach Club
Beach Club
#1 of 5 in Hamilton Island
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,038 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hibiscus Apartments? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hibiscus Apartments

Property: Hibiscus Apartments
Address: Catseye Bay, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Whitsunday Islands > Hamilton Island
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Hamilton Island
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Hibiscus Apartments Hotel Hamilton Island

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing