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The Bay Apartments
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“great place to relax”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

We stayed in 3 bedroom apt with outdoor spa and terrace wonderful, clean and spacious, recommend it for families or couples. beach across the road, pool area all so clean.
Just wish we could have stayed longer. Hervey Bay a great place

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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TheBayHerveyBay, Manager at The Bay Apartments, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Hi There,

We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review on our lovely property. It is always a pleasure to hear that we have been able to make people happy as we understand holidays are never often enough! Our pool is by far the best in Hervey Bay and our location is also a great bonus. Thank you so much once again. See you next time round. Cheers, Denise & Derek
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

You need look no further. "The Bay Apartments" Hervey Bay has everything you require for your weekend away or long term holiday.
We were warmly welcomed when we arrived, all of our requirements were catered for while we were there and we were thanked when we departed.
Everything you need including Restaurants, Hotels , Shops , a small Supermarket and a flagged beach are within a 10 minute walk.
If you must seek out the local mall . major shops etc they are maybe a 5 minute drive. Don't bother park your car and leave it , didn't you come on holidays to get away from that?
The 2 bedroom apartment we were in was Huge the under cover outdoor are was Huge the facilities were perfect, our 3 day stay was far too short and we will be back.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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TheBayHerveyBay, Manager at The Bay Apartments, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
WOW! Thank you so much for your fantastic review. It was an absolute pleasure to have all the Surf Life Saving Juniors stay with us. A great group of lovely families and happy active kids. We look forward to seeing you all again here at The Bay Apartments whether in a group again or individually. All the very best for the forthcoming tournaments and thanks again for the reveiw and being such a wonderful crew! Cheers, Denise & Derek
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Brisbane
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment in February and had a lovely weekend with 2 other families (who were staying in apartments either side of us). The rooms were modern and clean and very spacious. Plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the verandah when the days were nice and sunny or sit inside in the evenings. When our 1 yo refused to sleep in his bed, Derek kindly and quickly provided a cot for us and even erected it for us which was very helpful. We all slept better the second night! We loved the pool and the location on the Esplanade was terrific.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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TheBayHerveyBay, Manager at The Bay Apartments, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Hi Guys,
Thats an awesome reveiw thank you. It is so great to hear you guys all had such a good time together and enjoyed our resort. Happy to help with any guests requests so glad we could help out with the cot. Hope to see you all again sometime and locate you all on the one floor again which is fantastic when travelling together.
Once again thank you. Kind Regards, Denise & Derek
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Similarly to many people we went for the whale watching experience and we found the proprietors, Denise and Derek, to be very useful in helping us find a good operator and with plenty of other local advice. We did have problems with the television on arrival but this was rectified and our stay was otherwise pleasant. The room was clean and truly self-catering with plenty of basic kitchen ware items. We would stay here again if visiting Hervey Bay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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TheBayHerveyBay, Manager at The Bay Apartments, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Hi Guys,

Thank you for your review regarding your stay in Whale Watching Season. It was fantastic to see your photos which help us to see our property from our guests eyes. We are very fortunate to be located where we are on the Esplanade and glad you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again next Whale Season as it really is an experience you can do over and over again.

Cheers,

Denise & Derek
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Sunshine Coast
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed here for a weekend in January 2013 in a 2 bedroom apartment. The room was superb and very large with our own balcony spa heated and ready when we arrived.
We were planning to go out for dinner but thought it a waste to have such a lovely balcony looking over the shore and the pool area that we grabbed some takeaway and had a wonderful night in.
The pool area is great with a gym, sauna, and great bbq area right beside the pool. The pool is a 25 m long pool with a kids wading pool as well as a spa attached.
We were on the 2nd floor and our only issue is with the architect , as we had no pool access other than to go to the ground floor, out of the back door and walk around the building to get to it.
The managers were super friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Beds were very comfortable and the decor stunning. Highly recommended, although if you have kids that will be heading to the pool often, make sure you get one of the rooms which has good pool access.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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TheBayHerveyBay, Manager at The Bay Apartments, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Hi Neil,
Wow what a wonderful review and so lengthy. We are absolutely thrilled you took the time to do such a detailed review. Very happy to hear you had such a great stay and found our service and property so pleasing as we try to offer the best possible.The Outdoor Spas on the balcony are always a favourite for those who book the Deluxe Spa Apartments. The ground floor poolside apartments are the ideal apartment for those with young children who go in and out of the pool often as they do have direct access through their courtyards to the pool which is very convenient.
Look forward to seeing you again when you are in Hervey Bay again. All the best for a great year ahead. Kind Regards, Denise & Derek
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

We stayed in a top floor apartment which are the best for your views. Really nice apartment which was huge for just the two of us. There is a limit of on your wifi but we never used it all. The beach is right opposite which is handy. Hervey Bay itself is not the best for restaurants or choice where to eat out, we tried the hogs breath cafe which was good and other nights we ate in. It was nice tho to spend the time in the apartment. The lady on the front desk was really nice and helpful and actually gave us a discount for stopping 3 nights which was a pleasant surprise. A bit disappointed that she didn't mention to us there was ongoing work right next to the pool which was extremely noisy! Even my iPod on full whack wasn't enough to drown out the sound of the machinery, so we went out instead and luckily they didn't work on the Sunday!
But overall it was a nice stay and would recommend the apartments as long as they've finished the work!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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TheBayHerveyBay, Manager at The Bay Apartments, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Hi Guys,
Thank you for taking the time for reviewing our property and your lovely comments. Not many guests ever use the generous WIFI limit of 1/2 gig per day each!
We are very happy with our location which also has some great restaurants within a 5 min walking distance, sorry you didnt find them on your visit! Thai, Chinese, Beachouse Hotel, Indian, Lillianas Cafe and Enzo's Cafe right on the beach with 2 takeaway outlets as well all at the Scarness shops. We would also recommend on your next visit Hoolihans & Black Dog (2 min walk) & within a 10 min walk Cafe Tapas & Simply Wok are excellent. Coast and Santinis Italian on the esplande while a 5 min drive away are superb and top class. Would be happy to recommend some choices on your next visit so you can get to experience some of our best. Happy to hear you found our service helpful and friendly and we apologise for any noise which was unfortunately unavoidable as we had to finish the renovations prior to Christmas and the guys were trying their best to be as quiet as possible. Hope to see you again with all the work finished. Thank you once again and happy travels.
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Our top floor apartment was extremely spacious, modern, comfortable and very well appointed. The beach is just across the road and a short walk to local shopping - the French Bakery was our undoing! A good base for sightseeing in the area, or a relaxing break.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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TheBayHerveyBay, Manager at The Bay Apartments, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Hi Valerie,

We really appreciate our guests taking the time to write a review and it is fantastic to read you had such a lovely time. The French Bakery in Scarness is sometimes too close! Their chocolate eclairs are our undoing and the best we have ever had. Our location is one of the many things we are fortunate enough to have and is definitely tops! Glad you enjoyed your top floor position which offers high ceilings and a more expansive view, although they are all fantastic. Look forward to seeing you both again. Thank you once again. Kind Regards, Denise & Derek
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Property: The Bay Apartments
Address: 371 The Esplanade, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Hervey Bay
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 53 Specialty Lodging in Hervey Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Bay Apartments 5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bay Apartments Holiday Resort is situated directly opposite one of Hervey Bay's best beaches, right on the Esplanade with an array of restaurants, cafes and shops all within a short few minute stroll. All of our fully self contained apartments are incredibly spacious and contemporary with large bay facing balconies or ground floor courtyards offering direct access to the pool. Being self contained you get to enjoy more space and facilities in your apartment allowing you to self cater. Our Outdoor Spa Apartments offer you the added luxury of your own personal outdoor spa on your balcony or in your courtyard. Why guests love the bay apartments Hervey Bay's best 25 metre lap pool with hot spa & Children's wading pool - heated year round Sauna & Gym & Full size Tennis Court Well equipped Poolside BBQ Area in a tropical garden setting Secure Basement Parking including Security Access to Grounds, Building and Lift Levels Private Individual Storage Cages in basement Personal Outdoor Balcony/Courtyard Spas available in Outdoor Spa Apartments Complimentary starter kit of toiletries/tea/coffee allowing you time to settle in & shop later Reception Tour Desk assisting with Fraser Island, Whale Watch, Lady Elliot Island & local tours. The Bay Apartments continue to be Hervey Bay's favourite Resort offering the very best for couples, the largest of families, corporate groups and business guests. ... more   less 
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