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Emeraldene Inn & Eco-Lodge
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

A comfortable motel with beautiful surroundings.
The rooms have amazing foliage around them with beautiful birds flying everywhere, there's even a friendly butcher bird who will come and visit you while you sit outside and have your breakfast.
The rooms are very clean, well fitted out and they have really comfortable beds.
There's an excellent bbq for everyone to use and an outside table with lights and citronella lamps.
Rob the owner is a top chap and really helpful. He's great with the tours and managed to get us onto a whale watching trip when we thought we'd left it far too late.
The Emeraldene was one of the nicest places we stayed in the whole of our Australia trip, very highly recommended.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank LordVelcro
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Emeraldene, Owner at Emeraldene Inn & Eco-Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2013

Hi Lord Velcro,

I much appreciate the kind words and great review of our property. I am particularly thrilled we were one of the best places you stayed in Australia!

I am also pleased you enjoyed our beds, which we pride ourselves on, as they are top of the line Sealy Commercial beds (which we replace every 3 years), with luxurious mattress toppers in our Superior Rooms!

There are, of course, LOTS of butcher birds that call the Emeraldene home, but you would have been visited by Butch and Bazz, who are particularly friendly and have been known to follow guests inside for a treat! If you are lucky they will sit on the veranda and serenade you in the evenings.

Thanks again for the awesome review - it was a pleasure having you with us, and it would be great to see you again.

All the best,

Rob

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Reviewed October 8, 2013

This is the perfect place to stay in Hervey Bay if you are travelling by car. Don't be put off by the road works outside, once you enter the drive of this motel and eco lodge you find yourself in an exotic oasis of peace and calm with tropical bird song and rain forest trees. We stayed recently for six nights and would have liked to stay for longer. The accommodation is well planned, spacious, comfortable, equipped for self-catering, and spotlessly clean with verandah seating to while away the early mornings and evenings. Rob, the owner, goes out of his way to be helpful and is a mine of information about the area with spot-on restaurant recommendations and exceptionally accommodating advice about trips to take. It was a pleasure to be his guests.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Emeraldene, Owner at Emeraldene Inn & Eco-Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2013

Hi KFM,

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience of staying with us and within our great region. I am thrilled you enjoyed our large and spotless rooms, and also our natural setting. Guests often comment that they see more birds and wildlife here than they do on Fraser Island! It is indeed peaceful and calming to listen to all our birds in the mornings and evenings.

I do hope you get another chance to visit Australia, and of course I would love to see you again and have you stay with us (longer than 6 days next time!!!).

Best wishes,

Rob

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

We loved our 4 nights stay at Emeraldene and will remember it always because of its' uniqueness. We had already booked our whale watching from NZ but Rob was helpful with other recommendations and his overall knowledge of the area and genuine warmth spread throughout. The room was lovely and the natural habitat was there to be enjoyed. We cannot recommend more highly than this! Thank you and we will stay again.

Room Tip: We like a room withan outlook. Can't add much otherwise. It all adds to the experience doesn't it?
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Emeraldene, Owner at Emeraldene Inn & Eco-Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2013

Hi Lesley,

Thanks heaps for the great review. I am thrilled you enjoyed your time within our "rainforest oasis", and also your time in the region! We feel our 2 acres of natural habitat and gardens complements the natural experiences that people are coming to our region to appreciate. After a day of exploring Fraser Island or Lady Elliot Island, you can come "home" and continue to enjoy the amazing bird and wildlife that share our gardens and surrounds.

I do hope you get a chance to visit us again - we would love to welcome you back.

Best regards,

Rob

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

We enjoyed our stay here very much,the grounds are lovely with a nice pool and BBQ area and lush tropical plants. We had a superior room which was exceptionally clean with a lovely comfortable bed, free wi fi etc. Rob is very informative(and his Dad) of the local area and recommended places to eat/shop. I had emailed Rob several times prior to arrival and was brilliant advising us on various trips, we finally decided on the private hummer tour of Fraser Island( 4 passenger) and the trip to Lady Elliott Island both of which where truly amazing and would highly recommend.
You do need a car here to get down into Hervey Bay itself as it very big and spread out and has no real centre, I think it is about 18 kms across the bay itself!
We did a half day Whale watching trip, the sea was very rough that day and although we saw lots of Whales ( they like rough sea ) both of use where sick ,it was still worth it though and we soon recovered.
Hopefully we will visit again someday.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank duckyduck
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Emeraldene, Owner at Emeraldene Inn & Eco-Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2013

Hi Duckyduck,

Thanks for your fabulous review! I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us, and that you experienced the "trifecta" of nature-based trips within our region - Fraser Island, Lady Elliot and the whales! I am glad I was able to assist you with your planning and bookings.

We certainly would love to see you again some day, and the great thing about all these places, is that they are just as amazing the second time around as they were the first!

All the very best,

Rob

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Reviewed September 19, 2013

We found Rob very helpful full of knowledge about the area.The accommodation is very comfortable, spacious and clean The bush like setting is special Rob made all our trip bookings for us Fraser island ,whale watch even organised airport transfers.He made our stay there very relaxed and comfortable.

Room Tip: ask Rob!number 8 is a good start
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Emeraldene, Owner at Emeraldene Inn & Eco-Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013

Hi Gordon,

Thanks for your review. It was a pleasure having you with us, and I am glad you enjoyed your trips to see the whales and Fraser.

We would love to see you again in the future.

Regards,

Rob

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