I stayed here for one night for business, while the location was great and the room was very clean, it was very small, much smaller than I was expecting. Upon checking in the manager said that we should have booked direct rather than via Wotif, because we would have had a bigger room and it would have been cheaper. This makes absolutely no sense to me, I pay the booking fee to Wotif so if I pay a higher rate regardless of the origin of the booking it should be a bigger room.
In addition I don't like staying in hotels that have a lot of 'rules', there are signs everywhere telling you what you can and can't do, it makes me feel very unwelcome. There was also a list of rules handed to me when I checked in, the main rule I didn't like (that was highlighted heavily in pink) was having to take the rubbish out before I leave. As far as I am concerned if I am staying in a self contained room for a longer period of time this is fine, but overnight in a motel style room this is ridiculous. The price you pay for a room includes cleaning, which should include putting the rubbish out, why make paying guests do this?
My room balcony had a nice glimpse of the ocean but otherwise looked over the shops next door, and as others have said in other reviews there was an awful fish and chips smell. I didn't spend any time out on the balcony so this didn't bother me, but if someone did want to spend time on the balcony this would be very off putting.
Overall though the aircon worked, the room was clean and the bed was comfortable, so it served it's purpose but next time I travel to Hervey Bay for business I probably won't stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eden by the Bay is perfectly positioned opposite Hervey Bay's Scarness Beach, offering uninterrupted views of the pristine waters and Fraser Island and centrally located on the Esplanade close to restaurants, shops and beaches. The 21 self-contained boutique apartments are built around a landscaped courtyard. Superbly designed rooms are stylishly appointed, ensuring a luxurious space that remains relaxed and comfortable, and the pool, spa and sauna area is the ideal place to unwind. Eden by the Bay is truly "another day in paradise" - an exclusive boutique beachfront resort offering the ultimate escape to invigorate, refresh and restore. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Eden By The Bay Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast