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Whitsunday on the Beach
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Airlie Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Mackay, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Better than we anticipated”
Reviewed February 9, 2011

Fabulous position. We had a bottom room which faced the lagoon. Being owner managed appealled to us. They were very lovely people. Rooms were very clean and had been updated recently. The fact that the place was locked with gates of a night time was a bonus as well. The room we stayed in was fully self contained with clean and working appliances. The shower was awesome with plenty of hot water. We were very happy and we will definitely return. We would love to return with our grandchildren one day. Access to the lagoon through their own keycoded gate is excellent. We had a wonderful stay. Thankyou.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Miranda, NSW
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Reviewed September 1, 2010

Our room didn't look like photos advertised on the internet. We had two beds and no couch. Room was suposed to be self contained and there was no oven. Very dusty. We were in room 2 which had no water view maybe through the trees oh and rooms face each other across a carpark not facing the water. Noise coming from nightclub across road till 4am all weekend, also got woken at 7.30am sunday! morning (after a big wedding the night before) from renovations happening in room below us. NOT impressed with only 4hrs sleep.... I needed to print a speech for the wedding and reception refused to help forced to find help elsewhere :(
Wouldn't recommend couples and families to this place... Great for young people!!!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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England
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30 reviews
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Reviewed August 28, 2010

Just stayed here for one night as a treat whilst backpacking so of course compared to backpackers' hostels it seemed amazing! The lady who made the booking and greeted us was really friendly, we arrived after reception closed but she waited behind for us to make sure we arrived safely and could find our room etc. which she didn't have to do so that was nice. The room was really clean, comfy beds, there was milk and cold water in the fridge and tea & coffee. The price was too far out of my range though, I wish I could have stayed longer!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed August 1, 2010

Friends and I stayed at Whitsunday on the beach in July this year. We found the staff to be really friendly and for what we payed the rooms were really clean and well equiped if you wanted to cook some meals yourself. As well as this, we found it to be in a great position right in front of the lagoon and close to all the shops and nightlife!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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caloundra
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Reviewed April 4, 2010

I stayed at Whitsunday on the Beach early March 2010 after speaking with travellers I met in Hervey Bay. I wanted to stay in safe, clean, central accommodation and that's exactly what I got. The rooms are really clean, the bed comfortable and the kitchen was really well stocked. As I was on a budget I wanted to have the option of cooking myself. The kitchen was spotless with everything you need to cook a hearty feed. The fridge is large, there are plenty of pots, plates and cutlery - all in great condition and clean.

The staff were awesome and really helpful and their knowledge of the area boat trips, and day trips was invaluable. Nothing was too much trouble and they seemed to really enjoy giving advice on everything from bus times, good restaurants and how to get to the supermarket.

The lagoon is right at the rear of the building and the night life and main street are right at the front. I was booked in for four nights but ended up extending an extra three as I just loved everything about Airlie and this motel. Friends were staying in more expensive accommodation but wished they had have booked here as the location and room cleanliness was far superior.

Overall I had a fantastic time made more enjoyable by the friendly friendly staff. Thanks Sandy, Richard and Sandra for really great holiday.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled solo
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London, UK
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Reviewed October 30, 2009

Stayed for a few nights and found this place good value for money. Basic room, but comfortable and everything (aircon, fridge, microwave TV, etc) worked very well. Reception helpful and friendly.

As it is squeezed in between the main strip and the lagoon it can get a bit noisy, but we found with the aircon on at night the noise wasn't noticable.

Very handy location for everything in Airlie Beach.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2009

You should realise that the units are on the main street of town, and expect a little street noise, but nothing that worried us too much. We had a room close to the back and didnt hear any club music??

We stayed with our 2yr old son last weekend. We arrived prior to checkin as our son was very tired and grumpy - but early check in was no problem because our room was ready already. Good start... Check in was efficient and friendly, very nice lady. We opened the door and the air con was already on for us! The fridge had fresh milk (not the long life cheap stuff!) and the bed was nice and firm. I suffer from allergies and dirty air con filters send my nose and eyes crazy, i checked our air con and the filter was fine, same with the ceiling fan blades. Little things like that can easily be missed by careless housekeepers, but i could not fault this room for cleanliness - completely opposite to other reviews!?!

To be honest -I think you get what you pay for. Its not the Hilton by any means, but it was clean and comfortable, the staff were pleasant enough. The swimming lagoon is great, being so close was good.

Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
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Property: Whitsunday on the Beach
Address: 269 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Whitsunday on the Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Airlie Beaches only Motel accommodation that backs onto the Airlie Beach Lagoon. All units are self contained with patios and balconies. Secure parking in the centre of the complex. No taxis to catch or hill to climb as we are in the centre of Airlie Beach. ... more   less 
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