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Noosa Shores Resort
Ranked #43 of 140 Specialty Lodging in Noosa
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

My husband and I have just returned from a short break at the Noosa Shores Resort - our first holiday without our children (who are 13 &9). I chose this resort after a LOT of internet research and the experience from beginning (we got an fantasitc rate) to end has been great! I chose the apartment I wanted from the web site for its amazing, panoramic views along the Noosa River and was not disappointed upon arrival - the view was simply stunning. The apartment itself was clean and nicely furnished, this was a semi-deluxe and I believe that some apartments are renovated to a higher standard, but we didn't need anything more. The resort itself is lovely, with well-maintained gardens.

The pool was beautiful and according to my husband the best he has ever swam in! We have had issues with pools on previous holidays to other resorts in Australia and overseas which were too cold but this pool was absolutely divine - the perfect temperature and size with great views over the river. One of the reasons I chose Noosa Shores was that the pool was on the river side of the resort, many of the resorts along Noosa Parade have their pools on the road side which did not appeal to me.

The resort is in a great position, only a 10-15 minute walk to Hastings St and there are some wonderful restaurants next door at Q Place, we ate at the Wood Fire Grill and Ricky's which were fabulous! Also at Q Place is a bottle shop and small convenience store which was handy as we decided against hiring a car. I walked to the Woolworths's in Noosaville which was 25 minutes away.

The manager Angela and the staff were absolutely fantastic and very friendly. The room was ready for us before the 2pm check-in time and as we were flying out at 7pm they allowed us complimentary use of the room until we were collected at 5pm, which we were so grateful for!

Overall, I cannot fault Noosa Shores and have found other recent negative reviews bewildering, but then some people go looking for faults...

We will definitely be back and next time will take the kids!!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

We stayed 7 nights in Unit 26 Noosa Shores Resort - top floor. On arrival, an inspection of the unit found the following problems. Three broken bedside lamps with exposed electrical wiring and no globe in one; Power point in bathroom not working; 2 globes in kitchen and dining area not working; Both clock radios were non-operational; One of the blinds facing the river front was non-operational and was stuck in the middle and could not be raised to enjoy the view; No door striker on front door latch; mould on all window ledges and around cornices in living area; Thick dust on carpet behind bedside tables; Thick dust and dead insects on window ledges behind shutters in bedrooms directly behind the head of the bed; Rust stains and mould on toilet floor; mould and general uncleaniness on outdoor deck and outdoor table; Cupboard handles in kitchen sticky and grimy.

All of the above gave one a general feeling that the whole unit was unclean. (We would point out, however, that some of these items, once brought to the attention of the Assistant Manager, were rectified during our stay). One would expect that in an apartment that is classified on the Resort's website as "Superior" with the rental to reflect this, these type of problems would not occur. All-in-all, you felt like the whole unit needed a good spring clean. For this "superior" type of unit, you would also expect more luxury, such as air conditioning in the bedroom and a bathtub in the bathroom. We feel this unit should be reclassified "basic". Also, during the whole of our week long stay, the underground carpark was unsecure due to the electric security gate being out of order.

The Noosa Shores Resort is located in a superb position overlooking the Noosa River and is a short walk to Hastings Street for convenience. It is sad that one could be so disappointed with the accommodation in what one would expect to be a first-class resort.

Room Tip: If you don't like stairs, don't choose the top floor, as there is no lift.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank pandd1946
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noosashores, Manager at Noosa Shores Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2013

At Noosa Shores Resort we place the utmost importance on customer service, cleanliness and quality holiday accommodation and we are appalled by what we consider to be a very unfair and misleading review by this guest. All our apartments are thoroughly cleaned by our professional contractors and checked prior to our guests' arrival. We concede that in this instance there were a few issues that were brought to our attention by our guests, but these were rectified immediately. We would also like to point out that this guest chose a top floor apartment and stair access was explained in great detail upon booking.

Without responding item by item, it is fair to say that we take issue with a review which focuses on negatives, and is grossly exaggerated and, in some instances, just plain wrong. We welcome constructive feedback and want to know if our guests are unhappy about anything so that we can address the issue and improve our service. Direct feedback from our guests and other reviews on this site are testament to the fact that Noosa Shores provides a high quality accommodation and great customer service.

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights over the Australia day long weekend in a two bedroom apartment. We booked through a local real estate agent (at about $200/night), but I believe you can book through the resort as well. The unit was clean and well presented, with a great view over the Noosa inlet. The resort itself is well located with a 10 minute walk into Hastings street - which is helpful as parking in that area can be a problem. The complex has a great pool area. It isnt really a resort so much as a collection of self contained apartments.
The units are well insulated for noise from outside but we did pick up noise through the ceiling as the people above walked around or scraped chairs across the floor. This minor problem turned into a major one when the people upstairs had a party from 1.30am to 4am on the last night we were there. Unfortunately the resort had no night time management or security and the manager had turned her mobile phone off so we had to put up with the idiots upstairs - they were kicked out the next day but a resort this size really should have after hours security or management for guest amenity.

Room Tip: No lifts in the complex but the higher up you are I would think the less you would suffer from noise...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

We have stayed here 5 times over the last three years and everytime is perfect. You could never get tired of the fantastic views, inviting pool and the awesome location. We have two young children and have always felt welcome and the kids have the best holiday memories from being here.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Stayed in one of the apartments around $270 per night. Location wise it is next to a couple of nice restaurants, a bottle shop and a convenience store. It is a walkable distance to Hastings Street but some will choose to drive instead. A pleasant pool area (which we didn’t use) next to the water. The apartment was large, clean, with all required amenities and reasonably modern throughout. There is underground parking. There is no free wifi (that I was aware of). All in all a nice and comfortable stay in Noosa. Not a lot of staff interaction was required, but any interaction we had was very friendly. The nature of the accommodation (ie not a hotel) meant that the front desk was not always staffed so it’s worth checking in advance if you need anything.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Our family stayed at noosa shores second week of september school holidays. We had a third floor 2 bedroom apartment. I would not recommend 3rd floor if staying for more than a week... a week of 49 stairs up and down regularly throughout the day is a bit much although great for your legs. The apartment looked fine it just had that feel of needing a good clean. The rug in living area filthy (i rolled it up), blinds faulty in main bedroom lots of light in morning and if you rate a room by its shower head dont go ! My family are regular walkers and it is a brisk 15 minute walk to the start of Hastings street and probably 20 min to start of noosaville. The view of the river was lovely as was the bbq area and large warm pool. Definitely need more lounges around the pool. We hired kayaks in noosaville and kayaked the river (3 seat, 2 hour $30) dont hire from noosa shores which we thought might be cheaper they wanted( $50 1 seat 1 hour)

Room Tip: Dont go 3rd floor if staying more than week.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

My family (of five) Stayed at Noosa Shores resort for 4 nights as part of a Longer trip to Australia and having stayed at the resort over 10 years ago, it was a good opportunity to relax and also see how the resort has changed over time. It has definitely changed for the better!

The rooms we stayed in was unit 15 which is a 3 bedroom Superior room. It was spacious and very comfortable having been recently renovated, it has a very nice modern kitchen with everything you would expect. The bathrooms while small are very new and tastefully renovated inside. The main bedroom had a king size bed, a nice view over the river, access to the balcony and an en-suite bathroom, the second bedroom had a queen sized bed and the third bedroom had two single beds so there was plenty of personal space for everyone. The living area was nice and spacious with comfortable couches and an LCD tv, but you're not really in Noosa to watch tv! The pool is large when compared to other resorts in Noosa and has a nice view overlooking the river. The manager is very nice and was happy to help in finding us a place to go to buy food after hours (everything closes very early in Noosa). The location is good, away from the busyness of Hastings street, which is 10 minutes away (if you walk slowly).

Overall Noosa Shores is an excellent choice in Noosa, a combination of nice rooms, great service and great facilities make it a place that I can thoroughly recommend to anybody thinking of staying there.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Address: Noosa Shores 86 - 88 Noosa Pde, Noosa, Queensland 4567, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Noosa
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Ranked #43 of 140 Specialty Lodging in Noosa
Price Range: $147 - $292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Noosa Shores Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 26
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