Staying at qualia is simply incredible, a truly amazing experience. I describe it as 3-4 times the price of a very good or high quality hotel/resort, but 100 times the value!
Service is exceptional from the moment you're collected at the airport until you're dropped off on departure. The grounds and views are just spectacular, the facilities all first rate and nothing is ever a problem for a team of enthusiastic and dedicated staff. We stayed in a Windward pavilion for three nights and then a Leeward for an additional two nights due to flight cancellations. Incidentally, qualia actually comp'ed us the two additional nights, which I understand is something they will at times do for guests if they have availability and your stuck on the island. I thought this was exceptional and it just reinforces the high quality of service they aim to deliver to their guests.
I really can’t speak highly enough of the pavilions, in particular the Windward’s. The incredible views, room size, quality of the fittings and furnishings are first rate, and the luxury and privacy that comes with having your own pool and sun deck in such a phenomenal location is really something special and unique. The Leeward rooms are excellent as well, but I would call the Windward’s first class and the Leeward’s business! I recommend spending the extra money on the Windward if you can.
The restaurant is first rate (as you would expect), we enjoyed every meal and the quality of room service. The main pool is really impressive and we booked the sunset cruise and beach drop off package, which I would highly recommend to anyone, especially if it’s your first time in the Whitsundays.
We will definitely be heading back when budget allows!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the Whitsundays, qualia puts the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef right on your doorstep. Its sun-drenched northern aspect provides the ideal location to appreciate the passing beauty of each day, surrounding guests with some of the most stunning and spectacular waters to be found anywhere in the world. What’s more, with a direct flight taking only 2-3 hours from international gateway cities on Australia’s east coast, qualia truly is a world-class destination without the journey.qualia offers a choice of 60 individual pavilions, each with breathtaking views. There are spacious one-bedroom freestanding pavilions (Windward and Leeward) that provide an indulgentspace to relax in and unwind, with either a sundeck or private infinity edge plunge pool. Or, there’s the uncompromising luxury and privacy of the Beach House with its own guest pavilion. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Qualia Hamilton Island
- Qualia Hotel Hamilton Island