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“Worth the walk” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Searene Whitsundays

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Searene Whitsundays
Gold Coast australia
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Worth the walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

I spent three days visiting friends who were staying at the hotel for there birthday.
I had been in-touch with Nikki at Searene by email before my friends arrived, as I wanted to leave champaign and nibbles for them before they arrived. Tho we could not come to an arrangement as there reception is not 24hrs, Nikki was extreamley helpful.
My friends Room was fresh, clean and had a fantastic view of the water. They had a spa on there balcony which was big enough for two, the three of us fit in at a pinch. They had a queen bed and a room with two single beds that had two large sliding doors so you could open it up to the lounge area. The kitchen had all you need.
The pool area looks over the water and has a large spa. At one end of the pool there is a large glass side, great for someone to take an underwater photo of you. There are nice big lounges and comfy chairs under shade.
The hotel is a is not far from the main street tho as its on a hill it can seem it, coming back up you might need to stop for a breath if your not so fit. The view and hotel is well worth the walk!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Cairns, Australia
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

Great Friendly service, clean well appointed modern apartments with undercover secure parking. We have stayed two years in a row on the second floor and the main bedroom opens onto a large glassed in deck with your own barbeque to a view if ocean, islands and very expensive boats. Breath taking, excellent value for money and seven minutes walk to Main Street. Well suited to a family of four to five people.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012 via mobile

Stayed on the 1st floor with spectacular views of Airlie and beyond. Great spa and Weber BBQ on the balcony. Good facilities.

Walk to town takes 10 minutes, but a $6 taxi required to get back to the apartments. It was never a problem doing so.

Would definitely stay again.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cairns
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

I stayed at the Searene Apartments for a 22nd birthday party. The apartments were modern and clean. The view was spectacular even from our low level room. Check in was quite easy despite it being a self check in.

We had a 2 bedroom apartment. We spent quite an amount of time in the small hot tub on the deck. It was well set up with hot and cold water taps to refill it with when you decided to drag yourself away from the amazing view. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped for a self contained unit.

The only negative is the bloody big hill that you have to walk up if you decide to walk home after a few drinks in town.

Room Tip: We booked the basic room and it was fine. However the higher rooms would have had an even better vie...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

I stayed here a few years ago and was very impressed. It was brand new, the views were lovely and the staff were very friendly. The finishes and fittings surpassed our expectations, particularly for the price-point.

Highly recommend it for a modern and affordable Airlie Beach Stay.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Tallinn, Estonia
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48 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

Stayed there this year febuary. 2br apartment. Clean and spacious, bubblebath in balcony. Great view. Only thing what was bothering me was sofas - old and some were half tear apart.
Nice secure carpark and lovely pool.
Would recommend!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

After reading a few bad reviews I thought that I have to comment. These apartments are beautiful and soundproof (at least the one I was in was!) The views were amazing, the spa perfect and the managers were just a quick call away (phone provided) to help organise your tours. It couldn't have been more simple. As for walking up the hill, a cab fare from the heart of Airlie was $5.70, less than what we pay for a bus fare in the city for one person!! I love this place and would definately come back again!! Thank you for the best time we have had in years!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Searene Whitsundays
Address: 18 Seaview Dr, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 54 Specialty Lodging in Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Searene Whitsundays 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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