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Sunlit Waters Studio Apartments
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Just stayed 2 nights at Sunlit Waters Studio Apartments. Great correspondence prior to our trip. We were given the end unit which was fantastic. Very clean with everything you need to self-cater. Beautiful views over the marina at Abel Point. Own table and chairs outside on the verandah. Easy walk to the marina and foreshore boardwalk down a shortcut which we were shown by the owners and easy walk into Airlie township. At present there are some roadworks affecting the area but it was no problem for us as there are still boardwalks for pedestrians to use. Advise you to take a torch if coming back at night. Quite a steep street but means great views! Extremely reasonable price. The owner drove us down to the marina with our bags as we were going out on a yacht. We would highly recommend these apartments.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at Sunlit for a few nights in mid August and were immediately very impressed with the stunning view and position of the location, walking distance from the main street in Airlie but conveniently placed in a quiet residential area.
The owner was very kind and helpful, the place also has parking and a very pleasant pool for a cool down at dusk after the activities-packed days.
The rooms are spotless, service is excellent, the place is very small so it's a must to reserve beforehand.
We'd recommend it to anyone as a base for daytrips round the Whitsundays.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

We stayed here for 1 night before setting off on a 2-day cruise of the Whitsundays. The room was clean and comfortable and the balcony outside offered impressive views. The centre of town is just a 5-10 minute walk away. Management is very friendly and helpful (and they also let us leave our campervan on the small parking for the duration of our cruise, at no extra charge). All in all one of the best stays of our trip and excellent value for money.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 15, 2012 via mobile

Sunlit waters had to be one of the best bargains of mine and my mothers trip down the qld coast. The room contained all that you needed including a well appointed kitchenette with hobs, fridge, microwave and sink. The views from the shared balcony were breathtaking. The hill up to the apartments was not as steep as I expected based on other reviews, although you
Wouldn't want to drag baggage up it was perfectly manageable otherwise. Fantastic value for less than $100.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

This was our first visit to the Whitsundays and we spent 4 nights here and loved every minute! Great value and a great location with fantastic views. The rooms are spotlessly clean with all you need in a self contained unit. The management are knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. It is close to town, yes there is a steep hill but it's short and a good way to walk off your dinners. Airlie Beach itself has nice little shops, beauty and spas, hairdressers, pharmacy's, liquor stores and lots of restaurants, bars and takeaways to cover every budget.....would definitely recommend the "Chocolate Nachos" at Cactus Jacks. Hoping to visit again in November!!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

We've stayed in many "budget" accommodations, but this was tops. Reminded us of Faire Suisse in Papeete, French Polynesia (Tahiti). Amazing vistas, immaculately clean, large room with a perfect little kitchen to help keep the food costs down. Equal distance between the marina and the main drag at the top of a small hill, no more than a 5 minute walk either way. Too bad the pool was freezing, although we were in "winter".

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

I've traveled quite a bit over the past year or so and never felt compelled to write a Tripadvisor review . . . until I spent a week at Sunlit. This is the nicest place I've stayed during my travels and, in my opinion, by far the best place to stay in and around Airlie. First, the owners are wonderful. Not only did they assist with booking day trips and travel to and from Airlie but they made sure that I got discounted rates in the process. Even better: they're extremely nice people. Second, Sunlit is the perfect getaway from the downtown backpacker core, though it's still only a couple minutes from the lagoon and harbour. Third, the apartments themselves are clean, spacious, and have everything you could ask for. The picture-perfect view from the pool deck is icing on the cake. Finally, the price can't be beat.

In short, if you're in Airlie, stay at Sunlit. You won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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Address: 20 Airlie Cres, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
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Ranked #6 of 56 Specialty Lodging in Airlie Beach
Price Range: $89 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunlit Waters Studio Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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