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Airlie Beach Hotel
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Airlie Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Stayed here for three days last week for a wedding. We saved money and got a room at the back of the hotel looking down to the pool. We were actually in room 206 which is right down other end of long hallway overlooking the carpark. You could see the pool,marina and small glimpse of the ocean to the side. would definitely spend extra and get room at front of hotel preferably on third floor as trees in front of hotel across road blocking view. There was a band playing in bar downstairs at night so don't know how loud the front rooms would be. The back rooms were quiet our bed was on the firm side and the bathrooms taps and hot water was a bit tricky as you had to turn the basin tap to hot water to get it to come through the shower and we were warned not to leave the shower door open so the steam wouldn't set off the fire alarm. The location was great as the markets were right across the road on Saturday and the restaurants underneath were excellent for breakfast and dinner. You can book the restaurant meals and drinks up to your room which was great and they had discounts for hotel guests. Ours was 15% off at Cactus Jacks which has great happy hour from 5 to 7. Staff were helpful and friendly. My only gripe was the air-conditioning in the hallways was freezing and I had to run to my room to get out of it so bring a jumper even in summer. I did mention this to girl in reception on way home. Overall stay was good and would recommend the hotel.

Room Tip: Get a front room to get any view.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

The girls on check in were super friendly and informative... make sure you do not leave the bathroom door open when in shower (even if it's a cold one) as the slightest heat may set off smoke alarms which you are liable for. You can room charge meals from Cactus Jacks, Capers and Mangrove Jacks which was very convenient. I had an ocean view room, great view but I didn't have time to enjoy it. The reception doesn't open until 7am so if you are on the earlier flight with bus pickup you will need to pay your bill the night before. The guy who I think was a front manager wasn't very friendly, quite grumpy really, I think he needs to remember he is in tourism and should be happy (I saw him with another guest the next day and he had the same temperament grumpy) Room was very comfortable, with flat screen TV, mini fridge with a jug of cold water, tea/coffee facilities. I would stay here again on a holiday super convenient and they have a new pool area which is really nice.

Room Tip: book an ocean front if you have time to take in an avo wine on the balcony.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Tracy K
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

The Airlie Beach Hotel just can't be beaten for sheer convenience. Located right in the middle of restaurants and shops and reasonably priced, this hotel is definitely the place to stay for an overnight or two in Airlie. Rooms are clean and well maintained.

The hotel is doing well to compensate for the renovations occurring outside but the builders' activity really didn't make any noticeable difference to my stay,

The need to close the bathroom door whilst showering to avoid activating the smoke alarms is a little weird but definitely not enough to stop me from returning.

Recommended.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

We spent three nights at Airlie Beach Hotel on our recent road trip to Cooktown. What a fantastic hotel it is! Check in was fast and very friendly. Parking was undercover on the second floor with easy access to the elevator. Our room was on the third (top) floor overlooking the sea. The set-up was the best I've seen in a hotel room with crockery, cutlery, wine and beer glasses provided in a neat little cabinet above a very decent sized fridge (not those tiny little things you can hardly fit a wine bottle into!). Contrary to other posts we had no qualms with the rule to shut your bathroom door while showering in case the fire alarm went off. The bathroom fan was efficient enough to disperse the steam by the time your shower was finished.There was no noise from adjoining rooms and street noise was minimal at night - especially with the door shut. Our balcony was used each night for evening drinks before heading our for dinner. Location is very central with many dining options footsteps away. We enjoyed a meal at the newly opened Capers and then watched the NRL prelim final on the very large screen tv in comfy lounge chairs. The brand new pool area looked fantastic. Unfortunately for us it was not due to open until the day we left as Council approval had not yet been given - bad timing on our part!! Still, we made good use of the amazing lagoon on the waterfront for swims each day. We would recommend Airlie Beach Hotel to couples and families who are coming to visit this great destination. We will definitely return to this fantastic hotel especially if we can get "3 nights for the price of 2" as we did - I think it is called "Love the Whitsundays" deal.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Stunningly beautiful, fantastic service and friendly staff ! i'd pay the price anyday for all 3 combined ! We stayed 7 days and couldnt find any hickups. Having travelled heaps i found this extraordinary. In saying that, we are forgiving for the 1st problem but couldnt even find that. We recommend it to any local or international traveller.

Room Tip: Right on the best beach in the Whitsundays, many restaurants downstairs to choose from
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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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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Additional Information about Airlie Beach Hotel

Address: The Esplanade, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Airlie Beach
#3 Family Hotel in Airlie Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Airlie Beach
Price Range: $101 - $192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Airlie Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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, ensuite 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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