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Akama Resort
Ranked #4 of 23 Hotels in Hervey Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 15, 2012

in comparison to what we would have to pay to stay in a place like this in england. it is worth it!!.. we did get the penthouse for a couple nights.. was really spacey.. would be fantastic if there was a spa but other than that everything was wonderful. though the staff seemed very occupied in their work rather than guests as we waited in reception. but overall was a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2012

Hi beere77
Thankyou for the review.
We were pleased to hear that you found the rate so reasonable. It was our pleasure to offer you a free upgrade to the Standard Penthouse. Our Deluxe Penthouses do have a spa but our Standard Penthouse does not so keep that in mind if you ever return to stay with us again. Our apologies if you felt that we were preoccupied during your time at reception – it is never our intention to give this impression and as we can’t recall the circumstances we can only apologise - our guests are always our priority.
Kind regards,
Matt & Pia

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Reviewed December 10, 2012

Booked Akama for 2 nights for my daughters wedding. Booked Penthouse for Bridesmaids and Daughter. Absolutley glorious and out of this world view out to the ocean. Can't wait to see photgraphers photos. Extremely impressed with service - offered to arrange food for lunch so we didn't have to leave room. We stayed in a two bedroom room. Couldn't fault anything.We have stayed in numerous places in Hervey Bay previously but if we ever wish to stay in Hervey Bay again we would never go past Akama Resort, ideally located and very friendly and efficient service.Thankyou for making my daughters and our stay so relaxing and enjoyable.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Linda H
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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2012

Hi Linda H

Thanks for taking the time to post a review.
We were so pleased to hear that the wedding went off without a hitch – you seemed to have everything very well organized and it was our pleasure to assist you with the catering on the day. If you get the opportunity to drop in we’d love to see the photos. The views are great from the balcony of the Penthouses and I’m sure the Marina and the Great Sandy Straits made a lovely backdrop for the photographer.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future and hopefully next visit you will get the chance to sit back and relax.
Kind regards,
Matt & Pia

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Reviewed November 14, 2012

We travelled with friends and as none of us had been to Hervey Bay before we really did not know what to expect. We booked a Penthouse on the 6th floor as one of our requirements is always 2 separate bathrooms. We did a toss for the best bedroom as it really was hands down much larger and offered a walk in wardrobe with gorgeous spa bath. I lost the toss and although I was happy with my room it defnitely lacked some of the luxury of the main bedrm. The apartment was modern and the decor was lovely. The views from the very large patio were just gorgeous. We ate regularly on the patio and just took in all that the Marina had to offer. We were very grateful for the fabulous customer service and recommendations for eateries, tours, etc from Reg, her tips were great and made our travels/adventures so much easier. Everyone was really so helpful and friendly. The AKAMA apartments are very close to the Marina and we ate well at the boat club and one of the adjoining restaurants....the trip to Kingfisher Resort for the evening seafood buffet is also worth the trip.
We found a co-op for fresh seafood which was very handy and so so fresh. We would recommend you hire a car as the Akama Apartments are at the quieter end of the Bay which is just wonderful if you are escaping traffic noise but a bit of a walk to supermarkets, etc. We all enjoyed our stay so much it is definitely going to be a more regular holiday destination. Thanks again Reg for making our stay so enjoyable.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank pamlSydney_Australia
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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2012

Hi pamlSydney_Australia

Thanks for the great review.
It was so good to read that you enjoyed all the activities on offer in this beautiful part of Queensland – and you’re right, the location is ideal for a relaxing break.
Next time you come for a visit remember that it’s your turn to have the master suite. The balcony off the 2nd bedroom does give it a more private feel but the master is lovely.
It is handy having the co-op over the road – nothing better than fresh seafood on your balcony looking out over the marina. The Kingfisher Seafood Buffet is a very popular alternative and with the trip across the Great Sandy Strait it’s a great night out.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Akama in the future – try early Spring next time and you can add Whale Watching to your list of Fraser Coast adventures.
We sincerely appreciate our experienced reviewers and your comments are very much appreciated..
Kind regards,
Matt, Pia and Regina

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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Could not find a fault here ....it I did have to say some ...perhaps a spa in the penthouse would be nice ...we stayed in the Penthouse and it only had a small bath...other then this perfect...try to get a room facing the beach for a better view ....

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2012

Hi Judith-68

Thank for taking the time to post a review.

So pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us.

You stayed in the Standard 3 bedroom Penthouse and yes, you are right – no spa bath HOWEVER the Deluxe Penthouses do have a good sized spa bath in the ensuite. If you stay with us again, don’t forget to ask for the Deluxe Penthouse.
The Standard Penthouse is situated on the top floor and does have ocean views over the bay to the north but if you want to be on the east side of the complex then the pool view, ocean view and Deluxe Penthouses would be a nice alternative.
Thanks again for your review it was very much appreciated.
We hope you get a chance to come back and stay again…..don’t forget the Deluxe Penthouse next time.
Kind regards,
Matt & Pia

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Reviewed November 9, 2012

Akama is a great place to stay with modern and luxurious apartments and situated in a quiet area with fantastic views from the Penthouse (6th Floor). From our arrival to departure Akarma really makes a great holiday experience. Regina was so helpful and every sugestion offered to us really delived and met all our expectations. What an asset for this resort she is. The boat club is a 5 min walk with the Marina next door with restaurants and a few shops. There is a Co op for fresh seafood within a short walk as well. We hired a car for a couples of days but Taxi's were readily available .
Thank you to all the staff at Akama and we look forward to our return.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2012

Hi ChrisJTourist

Thanks for the ‘fantastic’ review.

You were such a nice group of friends - it was a pleasure to have you stay with us.

You all seemed to have a great time on your excursions and I know the Seafood Buffet over at the Kingfish Resort
was one of your favourites – it’s a great night out with the scenic transfer across the bay and lots and lots of seafood
on offer. With the Urangan Fisheries Co op opposite you must have been in Seafood Heaven by the time you left.

We love the Hervey Bay Boat Club and so do our guests – just a short stroll across the road and the bistro is
is always a popular option for a meal.

We really hope you all get the chance to come back and visit us again – we might get an invite to share some of those prawns with you next time.

Thanks again for taking the time to post a review.

Kind regards,
Matt, Pia and Regina

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Reviewed November 6, 2012

A great friendly stay for the whole family. Huge 2 bedroom unit overlooking the pool, big balcony and heaps of room. Pool area was great for our 8 and 10 year old. Location is great, near the marina and some good eating options without getting the car out. Regina on front desk a real character and very helpful on all local attractions. Couldn't have asked for anything more,great value i thought.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Andrew C
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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2012

Hi Andrew C

Thanks for posting a review.
You were such a lovely family and it was great to hear that you took advantage of all that this location has to offer.
The pool view and pool side apartments are ideal for families wanting some space and for Mum & Dad to have some privacy and the heated pool has been very popular over the past few cooler months.
We hope you get the opportunity to visit Hervey Bay again in the future – we look forward to welcoming you back to Akama.
Thanks again for taking the time to post a review.
Kind regards,
Matt, Pia and Regina

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Reviewed November 3, 2012

We had 3 nights in one of the 6th floor penthouses. Although the property is not waterfront,the views over the marina and Fraser Island were still spectacular. The unit was huge,luxurious and very well equipped. The boat club and whale watching tour boats were just a 100 metre walk away and a delightful walking track linked the main restaurant area along the foreshore. Staff were charming and helpful and the pool and gardens were well maintained. Altogether a relaxing, comfortable,enjoyable place to stay.Only detracting feature was traffic noise outside particularly on the weekend when the local youth is out and about in their noisy cars.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2012

Hi chris528934

Thanks for the excellent review.
Our Penthouse Apartments do offer fantastic views and with the large living areas opening on to the balcony it feels like you are part of the Great Sandy Straits.
The walking/cycle path is very popular with our guests – it’s an easy stroll around to the Urangan Jetty – hope you got a chance to take in the amazing sunset across the water.
We are so fortunate to have some lovely restaurants all within easy walking distance and with the Hervey Bay Boat Club opposite, our guests have a variety of dining experiences to choose from.
Thank you again for taking the time to post a review.
We would love to have you back to stay with us again.
Kind regards
Matt & Pia

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Address: 625 Esplanade | Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Hervey Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Hervey Bay
#1 Romantic Hotel in Hervey Bay
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Hervey Bay
#2 Luxury Hotel in Hervey Bay
#2 Spa Hotel in Hervey Bay
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Hervey Bay
Price Range: $142 - $366 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Akama Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 5-star AAA rated self catering resort is ideally situated next to the marina at Urangan, overlooking Fraser Island and the Great Sandy Straits. Guests enjoy Fraser Island tours and great opportunities for whale-watching. The property offers free WiFi access, free covered parking with lift access to all levels. Akama Resort provides a variety of spacious, modern 1, 2, 3 bedroom-penthouses and apartments that offer panoramic views of the Marina and Fraser Island from private, sunny balconies. All apartments are accessible via an elevator. Nearby attractions include small local markets, an 18 km long bike path along Charlton Esplanade, and cafés, pubs and clubs along Hervey Bay Marina. Guests can enjoy a 35-minute flight to the Lady Elliot Island, relax at Shelly Beach, or go sailing across the Great Sandy Strait while watching dolphins, dugongs, and turtles. ... more   less 
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