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Mantra Boathouse Apartments
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“What a beautiful place to stay”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

We loved our apartment. Brilliant location, easy stroll to town compared to many other accoms on the hill. Very relaxing, Every room has a view and it was worth every cent. Rooms very comfortable and well kept. Would highly recommend and can't wait to book our next holiday.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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AABManager, General Manager at Mantra Boathouse Apartments, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thank you for your feedback and positive review about your recent stay at the Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger.
I never get tired about hearing how families and friends have enjoyed their holidays and look forward to welcoming you back to the Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger.
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QLD, Australia
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30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Lovely modern apartments in a great location with top facilities. The weather was not on best behaviour but we still had a very enjoyable stay. Only complaint - we couldn't stay longer. Next time maybe ...
Best things: Beautifully appointed, well equipped 3 bedroom/2 bath apartment. Very clean. Convenience of 3 eateries, bottle shop and several boutiques in the complex. Family friendly - pool and playground to keep ankle biters occupied and happy. Very conveniently located - easy pleasant walk to the town centre but away from noise and bustle. Excellent beds. Bathrooms with shower rails - hand held option. Lovely view over boat harbour.
Worst things: No mirrors in bedrooms 2&3. Stiff tap handle in bathroom. Expensive - but definately worth the money for a quality experience

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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AABManager, General Manager at Mantra Boathouse Apartments, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thank you Sugarmum for taking time to comment on your recent visit to the Boathouse Apartments By Outrigger. I am very pleased that you found our facilities to be very convenient, clean and comfortable. I am sorry the weather did not play it's part in maximising your hoiliday.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Boathouse Apartments By Outrigger in the near future.
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Brisbane
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

The location is at the end of the main street so you're only a quick walk to all the restaurants, bars, lagoon and local shops. The view is beautiful as you're right on the water. The rooms are spacious, modern, self-contained and very comfortable. One of the best parts of staying here was the included breakfast at The Coffee Club, conveniently located below the apartment complex. Staff were helpful and friendly. It's not the most affordable place to stay in Airlie but it's definitely the best, and we'll be back again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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AABManager, General Manager at Mantra Boathouse Apartments, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thank you Kat2110 for taking the time to write about your very positive experience you recently had with us at the Boathouse Apartments By Outrigger.
We are delighted that you found the property so conveniently located, and that you found our apartments to be so spacious and comfortable.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Boathouse Apartments By Outrigger in the near future.
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Yeppoon, Australia
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

This place really is great. Its a 300mtr walk to the centre of Airlie (flat walk, no hills) and its far enough away that its very peaceful and no noise from pubs/clubs. The room was very nice and modern. We stayed in a 2 bedroom which has 2 bathrooms. Great undercover secure parking. Everything is very modern. We had breakfast included at the coffee club downstairs which was also fantastic. The only thing I wasn't happy with was in the second bathroom it was like it wasn't cleaned very well - rubbish was still in the bin from previous person, floor wasn't mopped, and there was a large stain on the valance.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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AABManager, General Manager at Mantra Boathouse Apartments, responded to this review, December 9, 2012
Thank you for your review on the Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger, we are delighted that you found our resort to be easily accessible to town and that our rooms were nice and modern. I do apologise for any shortcomings in service from the housekeeping department and have addressed your points of concern to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger.
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

The apartment was beautiful. Just as good as all the reviews said.
Everything was new and pristine, it was very spacious (bigger than our 2-bedroom flat at home!), with comfortable pillows and a comfortable sofa, 2 bathrooms, 2 balconies and a well-equipped kitchen. It also overlooked the marina with beautiful views. The location was quiet, with an easy 5 minute walk to shops and restaurants on the high street.

The apartment was excellent and would've easily gotten a 5-star rating from me except:
1. The shower hot water ran out 2 mornings in a row. A cold shower would have been fine later in the day to cool down, but first thing in the morning I need a hot shower. It didn't seem dependent on the amount of hot water used, as I didn't even have time to rinse the shampoo from my hair.
2. They did not clean on the day that housekeeping said they would, nor the next day, so we did not get any fresh towels during our 6-day stay. It would have been better to have our expectations set for this, but as we explicitly asked housekeeping whether anyone would clean, we were disappointed when nobody turned up.

Would I recommend Outrigger apartments to a friend? Definitely yes. But I would suggest they take a shower before bed rather than first thing in the morning, and be prepared to nudge the staff about the cleaning.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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AABManager, General Manager at Mantra Boathouse Apartments, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Boathouse Apartments By Outrigger.
I do apologize for the short comings you experienced during your stay.
In regards to the hot water scenario, those issues we had with the gas have now being remedied.
In regards to the lack of housekeeping service, there is no excuse for that and we sincerely apologize for not living up to your expectations or our usual high standards.

We do thank you for still being able to recommend The Boathouse By Outrigger as your preferred accommodation in Airlie Beach, and we look forward to welcoming you back and ensuring you get the true Boathouse experience.
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Reviewed December 3, 2012 via mobile

We stayed for four nights in a two bedroom apartment with our two young kids. The apartment was lovely, fresh and modern. Both bedrooms have their own bathroom which we found handy. Couldn't really rate the service as we only had contact on check in and out, and the reception service both times were lovely. Made a room request prior to arriving to have a third floor room which was accommodated. For what we wanted this apartment was great. If you are staying for a few nights you will need to bring a few household things like washing up liquid, laundry powder etc. Had a few meals at the Coffee Club downstairs and this was convenient and the meals/service were good. Pool is a bit of a hike if you are staying in the wing on the Shute Harbour side, but it wasn't a problem for us. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed December 2012
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1 Thank oan_14
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AABManager, General Manager at Mantra Boathouse Apartments, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Thank you for your positive review on the Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay in one of our 2 bedroom apartments and that we were able to meet your specific room requests. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to the Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger.
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

Lovely rooms, everything was new, there was a beautiful view of the marina, however very poor room service, the staff did not clean the rooms at all, didn't even wipe down the sinks and left dirty towels that were obviously ready to be laundered on the floor in a pile for days. Also there was minimal tea coffee and sugar provided and when that ran out on the second day they were not replaced. Other essential items such as toilet paper were not replaced and garbage bins in the bathrooms were not emptied.
And when we asked about having our towels swapped on the third day we were told there would be an additional fee per towel! There was one or two helpful reception staff but that was all. Overall the rooms were lovely but the house keeping/service was aweful.

  • Stayed November 2012
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AABManager, General Manager at Mantra Boathouse Apartments, responded to this review, December 2, 2012
Thank you for your review. As we are a fully self-contained apartment complex, we do not service clean rooms on a daily basis as a hotel would. We do however provide cleaning amenities in each room and provide mid stay cleans for stays longer than 5 nights+. I do apologise if there was any inconvenience caused throughout your stay and hope to welcome you back to the Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger.
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Property: Mantra Boathouse Apartments
Address: Boathouse Apts 33 Port Dr, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia (Formerly Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 54 Specialty Lodging in Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mantra Boathouse Apartments 4.5*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated right on Port of Airlie Marina, Mantra Boathouse Apartments are a great accommodation choice. You can choose from a Two or Three Bedroom Apartment, fully equipped with everything you need like full-sized refrigerators/freezers, dishwashers, microwaves and stovetops as well as ultra-comfy beds and private balconies giving you a sensational view over the endless Coral Sea. These apartments are simply ideal for couples, groups or the family. You’ll find these spacious Airlie Beach apartments have room to spread out and relax. The separate sitting and dining areas, as well as roomy bedrooms make for a really comfortable stay; and it doesn’t stop when you step outside your door. There’s a children’s playground as well as a swimming pool and sundeck, get a little exercise up on the tennis court and throw some snags on the barbie and enjoy. Parking is free and you’re close to everything Airlie Beach has to offer. You’ll love the warm and friendly staff at Mantra Boathouse Apartments, the tour desk can help you with all of your day trips and if you’re in the mood, why not do some exploring in a rental car, just ask reception. There are many tour operators who will sail you around the Whitsundays - 74 fascinating islands of which you’ll never tire. Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef or take a scuba tour and dive deeper among tens of thousands of species of the most amazing fish, brilliantly coloured corals and all sorts of marine life. Airlie Beach is home to some excellent bars and restaurants – Cha’Mah Moroccan Bar and Restaurant, Denman Cellars Beer Cafe and The Coffee Club are right on the marina outside your resort. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, combine this with Mantra Boathouse Apartments and you’re bound to have the best holiday ever. Please note: Mantra Boathouse Apartments is a non-smoking property, this includes no smoking in the rooms or on the balcony. ... more   less 
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