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“Birthday surprise in Luxury Penthouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mariners Resort

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Mariners Resort
moorefamily01
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“Birthday surprise in Luxury Penthouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2009

We booked a luxury penthouse & spa through Mariners website and were delighted with what we got as it exceeded our expectations. The apartment was huge and the private rooftop spa was absolutely awesome. It was a huge 6 seater that overlooked the city and had ocean views. Comfy beds, lovely modern apartment and the kitchen had a coffee machine which was a real bonus.

I had booked this as a surprise for my husbands 30th birthday and when we arrived we were thrilled to find the managers had put a complimentary bottle of bubbles in the fridge for us.

The resort is lovely, quiet and really close to everything. We walked to the nearby local cafes for breakfast each morning- our fav was Cafe Mahalo. My husband loved his birthday getaway- we will definately be enjoying more special occasions there again.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Hamilton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2009

We had a great family holiday at Mariners. Excellent value for money and we felt like we had the place to ourselves it was so quiet. Close enough to everything, short walk to the beach. The fountain and the free saltwater pool down at Kings Beach was a big hit with my kids. Service from reception was great, we got lots of info on things to do in the area and places to take the kids for meals and entertainment. Apartments had everything we needed, lovely, modern, nice big balconies too. We had an extra TV in our master bedroom which was fantastic, so no fighting with the kids for tv channels. Overall a lovely resort to stay at- we will return.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with family
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MaydayMadayMaday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2009

I’ve traveled around Australia and the world staying in resorts paid for by my company. On holidays I stayed at Mariners, Caloundra (my company didn’t pay). To say I was impressed would be an understatement. Everything was just “right” and the onsite managers were so helpful, it made my stay a pleasure. The 4.5 stars is well deserved. I hope to stay there again – great resort, great location, great town.

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2009

Very impressed with everything. Lovely spacious rooms. Very quiet and relaxing. Close to beach and restaurants. Our kids loved the free saltwater pool down at Kings Beach. We really enjoyed our stay and look forward to coming again.

  • Liked — Having an extra TV in the master bedroom
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2008

These apartments are self-rated at 4.5 stars & described on all the web blurbs as "modern & stylish". In reality they deserve approx a 3 star rating, & although the building is modern enough, the furnishings look like they were collected at the last local council hard rubbish collection, making the room far from either modern or stylish. To make matters worse, the owner's family photos are on the walls & there are various "private", "don't use" type notices stuck on cupboards & doors.

No information was given at check in regarding the local area (a clostrophobic tangle of hilly, over-developed streets), or even how to find our way back out of the tower once we were in. When we finally made it back to reception (perhaps half an hour after check-in - approx 4pm), it was closed for the night. This despite the receptionist's advice to call down if we had any problems.

The toilet was uncleaned and the fridge could use a clean too. Did I mention the strange womanwho bolted inside the property gate & locked it quickly as we approached?

All in all this is a very unwelcoming complex, poorly located, shabbily furnished, well below the stated rating, over-priced and, for all these reasons, bitterly disappointing. Don't waste your time.

  • Liked — Fluffy doona.
  • Disliked — Disappointingly far below expectations
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mariners Resort

Property: Mariners Resort
Address: 10 Saltair St, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Caloundra
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 51 Specialty Lodging in Caloundra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mariners Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mariners Resort offers guests a unique choice of quality 4.5 star (AAA rated) accommodation in the heart of Kings Beach.Our modern, stylish apartments (2 & 3 bedroom) offer something for everyone, from couples looking for a relaxing & memorable getaway, to families & friends looking to spend quality time together. ... more   less 
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Mariners Hotel Caloundra
Mariners Resort Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Australia

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