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Pinnacles Resort
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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Amazing!!!!”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

My husband and I spent 2 nights at Pinnacles and it is one of the best places I have stayed in for a long time. Our room was ready despite arriving a little earlier than check in time and we were taken with our luggage in a golf buggy. Our apartment was amazing, lovely big bedroom with dressing area and en suite bathroom, huge open plan kitchen, living room and dining area and beautiful terrace with spa. We headed to the pool straight away and the view simply takes your breath away, it is even better than the photos on the website!! The pool area was usually very quiet and relaxing and the gym was very well kitted out and again was empty whenever we went in. Staff at Pinnacles were helpful and friendly and small touches such as sparkling wine and chocolates in fridge upon arrival made this a special place. We were gutted to leave and would not hesitate to return, it was worth every penny. With regards to Airlie Beach, some negative comments in our guide book made me a bit wary before we arrived but I could have easily spent 2 weeks there, if not forever!!! There are lovely places to eat and drink and it has a real chilled, welcoming vibe to it. We ate a lot at the Whitsunday Sailing Club which was great value and a good place to meet the locals. Great smoothies, juices and sandwhiches at Health Lab near the lagoon.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Very nice staff, always smily with warm greetings every time they see you. Looks good yea? NO, you're totally wrong as they may overcharge you just few minutes before you get to the bus to catch your flight! When there is no time to dispute.
Four of us were staying at this resort for a week, without knowing we signed a paper, which looks pretty much ordinary/routine, for check-in. in this paper there are two critical sentences that literally allows them to overcharge you as much as they want. The first sentence says "we can charge you up to $250 if the unit is returned in unreasonable condition" without explaining what exactly "unreasonable condition" means. Using this sentence they cahrged us $150 for not putting the garbeabe bin outside the unit, having some cookie on the floor, and dirtying a carpet that was not even in our unit :-o. When we complained they simply said "we expect you to return the unit as you got it". The second sentence that really paralised you from not even paying is at the bottom of the check-in form that says "You also authorize us to debit any outstanding charge to your credit card. These fees are non-negotiable and no further correspondence will be entered into under any circumstances". Based on these we just forked out the money and forgot about their lousy trap.

Room Tip: The resort in on top of a hill. You cannot walk up/down without getting your knees scream. You need...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Finally arriving at the resort after an aborted attempt in March due to flooded roads, we were not disappointed. The rooms were spacious and the spa bath was great. The view from the balcony was worth the trip alone. Steep hill was taxing but just a hint for those who have own transport we drove down to the bottom of the hill and parked there before walking to the main street and water front. Hopefully there will be a breakfast and coffee lounge next time we visit. We loved the comfortable bed and spacious bathroom. Soft music playing on arrival is a nice touch thanks again Sarah we had a wonderful time.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bright, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 5, 2012

We had viewed the Pinnacles website and being a keen swimmer all I required was a pool. We were not disappointed. Best time ever, loved the pool and the view from the pool, total relaxation.
The apartment was perfect from the views from the balconies to the best bed ever slept in including our own. Service was also perfect honestly could not fault any of it. Thank you to everyone for making our holiday the best.

Room Tip: close to pool room18
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2012

We recently had 5 nights at Pinnacles Resort and Spa in Airlie Beach. What a beautiful experience. The lovely reservations manager Sarah was an absolute delight to deal with. From the golf buggy ride up the steep driveway to the wonderful views that room 3 provided it was all really lovely. Nice touch having jazz played in our room upon arrival. The rooms were set out providing plenty of space with all the amenities you will ever need. The Jacuzzi was massive and the roof top pool with the most amazing views was breathtakingly beautiful. I look forward to coming back to stay. PS Although the hill is steep the views from the rooms are so well worth the walk up.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 21, 2012

Our family stayed at the Pinnacles after a recommendation by friends from Melbourne ... they were right, fantastic location that seems to hang above Airlie Beach, steep driveway but that all makes sense once you arrive !
We were absolutely amazed at the size & quality of this apartment with spectacular views over the new marina and beyond to full ocean and island veiws from an enormous balcony with large spa.
We were front and centre of the resort close to the lovely pool, gym and day spa .
The staff certainly make you feel welcome and a big thanks to Sue and Sarah for organising our Whitehaven beach and snorkeling trip.
We will be back ! loved Airlie, unit 7 was amazing & loved Pinnacles Resort.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2012

Stayed there over 6months ago with my partner and mother in law and have to say that they were amazing apartments (we stayed at the 'penthouse') and nothing but luxury.
Only minus is the steep hilly walk to the hotel from the town and the apartment itself was incredibly dirty. We actually had snot on the shower glass, the utility room was full of sand and couple of smaller issues and when we told the management they were understanding but blamed the fact that they hire backpackers to do the cleaning. We were not offered any compensation and this was once in a lifetime trip to stay in such a luxurious accommodation but every time I think about Pinnacles I think about the snot in the shower! (and this was there to welcome us on arrival which we cleaned off ourselves!).
So based on that I wouldn't dare to stay there again but I hope this was a one off so I would still recommend Pinnacles to others.
I work in the hotel business myself and our housekeeping manager always checks the rooms after they've been cleaned so to make sure everything is in tip top condition even though we're not a 5* hotel-maybe a good idea for Pinnacles to do the same!

Room Tip: Penthouse with large terrace
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Pinnacles Resort
Address: 16 Golden Orchid Dr, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 54 Specialty Lodging in Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Pinnacles Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pinnacles Resort is located 300m from the heart of Airlie Beach and consists of 1, 2 & 3 bedroom self contained apartments all with king bed, balcony, spa & magnificent views of the Coral Sea. Onsite facilities include 20m ozone heated wet edge swimming pool, gym, sauna (infrared & traditional) & a tour desk. Relax in 5 star luxury. ... more   less 
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Pinnacles Resort And Spa
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