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Airlie Beach Hotel
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Airlie Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 31, 2013

Enjoyed our stay - clean room, friendly staff, good restaurants in walking distance and beach across the road. Construction works only a minor inconvenience.

Downside being the closed bathroom door when showering due to poor smoke alarm placement outside the bathroom door - turns bathroom into a sauna. It is not "normal practice" to sign a disclaimer on check-in to comply with the closed bathroom door policy. Fix this problem and we may return.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
Thank Mike R
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Hotel renovations and Main Street renovations make the area a disjointed construction site.

Despite this the staff were cheerful and helpful and local cafe's and restaurants were readily accessible.

Hotel rooms were very clean and well cleaned daily, plenty of towels and washers. Good comfortable bed.

Location wise a good choice of driving as you are half way between Shute Harbour and Cannonvale.

Good reasonably priced meals at Cactus Jacks and hotel restaurant.

Room Tip: Beware there is still a block of old motel rooms.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Work&Play1
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Central location is the best thing about this hotel. First thing we had to do on checking in was to sign a form saying we would have to pay $500 is we accidentally set the fire alarm off with the steam from the shower. I suggest they review their system rather than penalising the guests! On the subject of showers we also had to run the sink tap to get hot water in the shower, again this needs looking at. We knew building work was going on but the website said the pool would be finished by the end of July. When we checked in it was only just being started. When we mentioned this we were told that we were wrong. We mentioned the website and were practically accused of lying. As mentioned good location although a walk to the beach.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Bryan G
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kram1417, General Manager at Airlie Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2013

We wish to advise that there is no fault with the sensitivity of our fire alarm system. It complies with Australian standards and is there for the safety of our guests. With respect to the form regarding fire alarms we believe we are being honest and respectful in drawing this to the guest's attention as in most places this policy is hidden in the small print and can come as quite a shock when enforced, as 99% of guests do not read the full conditions. We sincerely apologise for the faulty tap and had it attended to as soon as it was brought to our attention. As to the misinformation regarding pool closure dates, we immediately checked all sites and discovered one had not been changed. This has also been fixed. The Airlie Beach Hotel welcomes constructive criticism as a means of improving services to our guests and we appreciate the time taken to do this. Mark Bell, General Manager.

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

I am a regular visitor to the Whitsundays on business and the Airlie Beach Hotel has long been my accommodation of choice . Staff are friendly and helpful , rooms are spotlessly clean . The hotel is currently undergoing a refurb which while a temporary inconvenience make for an even better stay when completed . Breakfast overlooking the beautiful beach at the font of the hotel is highly recommended

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Thank eagles97
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kram1417, General Manager at Airlie Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2013

Thank you for your positive comments. The Airlie Beach Hotel prides itself on the experience we give our guests and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Mrk Bell, General Manager.

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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Nice hotel, but nothing amazing. Lots of construction work going on so access was limited and couldn't use the pool (we had no time to anyway). We received discount vouchers for dinner and free breakfast vouchers which was very generous. Room was clean, bathroom was large and we had a lovely balcony with views over the sea. Felt a little dated but had everything you might need including free wifi. Bed was really comfortable!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank ClarenceAyres
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Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

The main street of Airlie Beach and the hotel were both under construction. We got a stand-by rate for our room. The room was big and clean. The construction noise didn't bother us, and walking to the lagoon to swim wasn't inconvenient. As the hotel is in the centre of town it was an easy place to stay. I would stay again.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

Pretty good hotel, wouldnt want to stay here too long though. The rooms were good and location but the shampoo and conditioner was really bad... Fix that.

Worst thing was the roadworks, a real pain.

The service was pretty good I guess, the ladies were nice and friendly. Each floor really needs an ice machine!! And the rooms need more conveniently located powerpoints, I had to reach and unplug the lamp just to charge my phone.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Additional Information about Airlie Beach Hotel

Address: 16 Airlie Esplanade, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Airlie Beach
Price Range: $95 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Airlie Beach Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Due to the damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Debbie to the Airlie Beach Hotel, we are regrettably unable to accommodate any guests until after 31st January 2018 in our 4 star building. The Airlie Beach Hotel is perfectly positioned between absolute beachfront and the buzz of village life, the Airlie Beach Hotel provides guests with the best of both worlds. The hotel boasts ocean views, a village atmosphere, on-site restaurants and convenient landmark location. The hotel has the perfect access for discovering the Great Barrier Reef and 74 Whitsunday Islands in Queensland, with daily tours available. Two award winning restaurants are located on-site. Capers on The Esplanade and Mangrove Jacks Café/Bar located on the main street. Beachfront rooms offer island views and balconies. The hotel is rated 4-star and has 56 hotel rooms (Beachfront or Village View) and 4 self-contained one bedroom suites (Beachfront). Hotel room facilities: FREE Wi-Fi, balcony, telephone, en suite bathroom, air-conditioning, tea/coffee, bar fridge, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, LCD flat screen TV, satellite/cable TV, writing desk and chair, table and chairs, luggage rack. ... more   less 
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