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Azure Sea Whitsunday
Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews
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“Azure Sea”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Grand Mercure Azure Sea at Airlie Beach is a lovely complex. Located high up on the hilltop overlooking the beautiful waters of Airlie. The apartment we had was a 2 bedroom apartment (with the 2nd bedroom locked, due to only 2 of us in the apartment). The apartments could do with a bit of TLC due to sea air I'm guessing, balcony furniture needs replacing. A car is definately needed here to get around. Quiet area but Airlie township is very tired and needs a major overhaul. The weather wasn't too good while we were there so we weren't able to explore the fishing, sailing etc. All in all I would recommend the resort as a good place to stay. Enjoy the infinity pool it's great, even though it overlooks the building in front.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

The staff Horace & Katie were fantastic & so helpful. The view is certainly picture postcard and even though there is a hill to climb from the walk back from town, it is certainly worth it. The apartment is in need of a facelift, paint peeling off the bedhead, broken (unsafe) chair on the balcony, but the rooms (apart from the kitchen which is poorly designed) are of good size. Certainly a great place to stay for a week. My complaints are - they fertilized the gardens on the Friday with a fertilizer which made the whole place "stink". You could not sit outside on the balcony or around the pool as you could not stand the smell, still cannot undertand why (body corp as we were told) would arrange to use that particular fertilizer at a holiday destination on a Friday - so certainly was disappointing. Also they forgot to do a room clean. Spa did not work.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

The view from this property was amazing, the rooms are modern and well kept. These are all things I would expect from a grand mercure.

What really made our holiday was the service, we arrived at around 10 in the morning fully expecting a wait as our room probably needed to be cleaned and after a short talk with the very friendly gentleman on the front desk our keys were in our hand after he made some adjustments on the computer.

We also had a late flight out and when we brought our bags down again to leave at the counter he once again handed us the keys back and advised we could hang around until the early afternoon when our transfer arrived. Everything was done with a smile and nothing was too much trouble.

Definitely recommend for families that want a nice self contained stay that is fare enough away from the backpackers but close enough to restaurants and cafe's.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Airlie Beach, Australia
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

'Azure Sea' is a knock-out every time I visit. The view is sensational, the rooms are very clean, well-furnished and spacious, and the staff are very friendly. I found time to use some of the fitness machines in the air-conditioned (deserted !) gymnasium. The gym is in the secure car park area on the ground floor, which is undercover and next to the lifts. Being totally undercover doesn't seem to be such a big deal, until it is raining and you are struggling with kids, shopping and/or suitcases trying to get upstairs.

Would definitely recommend the 'Azure Sea' to anyone for a weekend, or longer.

Room Tip: Try to get a penthouse suite - they're the best value in town !!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Wollongong, Australia
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

We would definately use this hotel again , the apartment was lovely with everything we needed.
It was a great location with beautiful views and quiet away from the town , a quick walk down into town but a steep hill to get back but the taxi' s were very good about taking you the short distance.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Western Australia
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

We booked through Accor Advantages Plus, for 2 nights in August 2012, and wish we had booked for at least 5 nights. After reading a review from one guest who only had bad things to say I can only respond that they were obviously very hard to please.
We found our experience amazing, the one bedroom apartment we had was fantastic and had everything we could have wished for including a well equipped kitchen and laundry, lovely furniture in the dining and living room, a bedroom with a comfortable bed and superb view and a lovely bathroom with bath with a view too. The huge deck with sliding doors off the living room and bedroom gave us incredible views over the bay.
The bonus was the free parking in a secure basement car park with a lift direct to our floor and a garbage disposal chute on each floor was handy too.
Our check in was without a hitch, though we did book and pay before departing Perth and hence on our arrival everything was in order and we found Horrie to be most pleasant and helpful, even giving us vouchers for free drinks at a local restaurant and advising that meals there could be charged back to the room, earning reward points too.
The 2 swimming pools were stunning, though it was a little too cool for us to use it in August and a barbeque in that area was also a great touch.
Location was good perched high on the hill with lovely views and only a few minutes from the town on Airlie Beach and about 10 minutes by car to a shopping centre with Woolworths Supermarket where quality ready made meals could be purchased - best I have tasted.
Check-out was quick and easy though we were very sad to leave.
Thanks Accor for such a great apartment and thanks to Horrie for the great service, we will certainly return for a longer stay.

Room Tip: All the rooms appeared to have great views and good pool access.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Azure Sea Whitsunday

Property: Azure Sea Whitsunday
Address: 26-34 Raintree Pl, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia (Formerly Grand Mercure Azure Sea)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 54 Specialty Lodging in Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Azure Sea Whitsunday 4.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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Grand Mercure Azure Sea Hotel Airlie Beach
Azure Sea Whitsunday Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands

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