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Akama Resort
Ranked #4 of 23 Hotels in Hervey Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 21, 2013

I travel to Hervey Bay quite often, and have stayed at so many different Hotels. This one I now frequent, but not because its dirt cheap , but because its well situated ....Well maintained... realistically priced . And over and above, Matt & Pia are great hosts . I recommend you make a group booking & spend some quality time in one of their 3 bedroom Penthouse suites on the 6th floor.

Dan O

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2013

Hi Chop A
Great to read that you enjoy your time here at Akama and that you appreciate the amount of room you have – plenty of space for you and the crew. It’s always our pleasure to have you stay with us and we look forward to hearing from you again in the future.
Thanks for taking the time to post a review – much appreciated.
Kind regards,
Matt & Pia

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Reviewed May 5, 2013

What a lovely time we had at Akama. Everything was perfect. The clean, well set up, spacious apartment had everything we needed.
The beautiful view was a pleasure and how lovely to sit on the wide balcony and look out toward the harbour.
Our hosts were friendly and helpful - they even called us 4 hours before check-in time to say our room was ready and we could check in any time we pleased.
The pool area was lovely and spotlessly clean. Everything looked clean and well-maintained.
We will be back again. One of the best places we have stayed.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Meryl F
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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2013

Hi MerylF
We were so pleased to read that you had such a good time at Akama and that you took advantage of the beautiful views from the balcony. Next time you visit you might want to go even higher and try our ocean view apartment.
Thank you for taking the time to post a review.
Kind regards,
Matt & Pia

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Reviewed May 3, 2013

We stayed in an apartment in whale watching season in 2012. From the moment we opened the door we felt comfortable and rested. Very clean, fresh, stylish room. Apartments are really close to the departure point for the whale watching boats. Quite a long walk into the town/shops but we had two small children so probably longer because of them. Loved our stay and will return to Akama if we decide to go to Hervey Bay again. Worth the money.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2013

Hello Traveller_Sal_13
Thanks very much for your review. So pleased to read that you had such an enjoyable stay at Akama. Hervey Bay is a large town with quite a few different precincts all offering a unique experience from shopping and dining to water activities and swimming. We are so fortunate to be able to offer our guests such a variety of activities and the Whale Watching experience is unique to this region. Great family fun!
We look forward to welcoming you back if you ever head up this way again.
Kind regards,
Matt & Pia

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Reviewed May 3, 2013

I booked the Akama for my nephews wedding, it was amazing the rooms were spacious modern and they had the best bed I have ever slept in!!
We totally enjoyed our stay, Regina was so helpful, friendly thanks so much!!
We would definatley stay there again!!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Dearne R
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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2013

Hi Dearne.R,
Thanks very much for your kind words. We love wedding bookings, great to see family and friends together enjoying themselves, on these very special occasions, is so nice. Seeing the bride and bridesmaids all dressed up is fantastic. It was our pleasure accommodating the family and we are pleased you slept so well - maybe the little extra Champagne helped.
Hope we meet again one day soon.
Regards
Matt, Pia and Regina

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Reviewed May 1, 2013

I booked into Akama Resort for my wedding and what can I say....I loved it. It is modern, stylish and very spacious! The rooms are well appointed and comfortable. We book a deluxe penthouse and were very impressed and enjoyed our stay very much. I got ready on my wedding day here and it was perfect. The view was beautiful and made for a beautiful backdrop to the day. The bathrooms are quite large and has a deep spa and separate shower. The wardrobe was great....very big and perfect for hanging all the wedding attire in!! We never felt cramped....even when the room was full of visitors enjoying the veiws. I cannot recommend Akama enough. If you want comfort and space to breath....this is the place for you. Regina, you were amazing, thanks for your help. Will be back again!!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2013

Hello Hayley_B_84
We were so pleased to hear that your wedding went off without a hitch and that you all enjoyed your time at Akama. It was lovely to see so many of your family members here enjoying themselves, especially when they had all travelled so far for your big day.
We look forward to welcoming you back again. We would like to wish you both all the best for the future.
Kind regards,
Matt, Pia and Regina

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

It was our first trip to Hervey Bay, after much research on hotels we chose the Akama. I am glad to say we made the right choice, the rooms are massive and plenty of room for entertaining, the large balconies were great. Location is good, a short drive to the esplanade and a even shorter walk to the boat club. Room 22 a real winner. Also Matt was great, he was very responsive to our requests and nothing to difficult. Look forward to coming back.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2013

Hello DJR01
We really appreciate you taking the time to post a review.
The Penthouses are ideal for a family stay and the balcony is a great spot to sit back and take in the beautiful views over the Great Sandy Straits. You were such a lovely family and the children seemed to be having a great time. It will be our pleasure to welcome you all back in the future.
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Matt & Pia

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Amazing apartments so open and light and oh so large, very clean and best of all a very comfortable king bed, made staying here an absolute pleasure. Hosts Matt & Pia so hospitable, nothing a problem. Akama is very close walk to the Boat Club (good food at reasonable prices) with a lovely view of the jetty. Will be back here again, don't think you would find better accommodation anywhere in Hervey Bay

Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2013

Hello FelicityW
You were both such lovely people and you were so eager to see what Hervey Bay had to offer. It is always encouraging to see people taking advantage of the beautiful esplanade walking and cycle track. We will make sure apartment 3 is ready for you when you return.
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 On the Beach Hotel in Hervey Bay
#2 Spa Hotel in Hervey Bay
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Hervey Bay
#2 Luxury Hotel in Hervey Bay
Price Range: $123 - $256 (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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Akama Hotel Hervey Bay
Akama Resort Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast

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