My wife and I stayed here for a week recently. Overall we were very disappointed with the Sebel. Far from being the luxury resort described it is in fact nothing more than a crowded series of apartment blocks with no views, no decent pool and little privacy.
The compound (I call it a compound as it is guarded by prison-style gates) is located on Hastings St... the wrong side of Hastings St with neither a view of the sea or the lagoon/river behind. The pool is laughably small with just (consider there are 80 1 or 2 bed apartments in the Sebel) 10 sun loungers. But you wouldn't want to use them anyway as the adjacent apartment blocks are so close to the pool and crowded with palm trees that the area spends 23 hrs a day in darkness. You couldn't use them at all unless you got up at 4am to place towels on them. The spa pool nearby was crowded with the same family throughout our entire stay.
Our 1 bed apartment was a good size, clean with all the standard stuff you'd expect. The bathroom was bizarre with three (yes, 3) awkward and pointless sliding doors. The spa bath and shower were nice though.
We had a balcony, but it was pointless to use, in shade for the whole of the day its view gazed into the kitchen of the apartment opposite, about 10 meters away.
You may feel I am being harsh. I am not. Although the staff were good, the complex modern, well-maintained and clean, the Sebel sold itself to us a luxury, top class resort. It isn't, therefore I feel its shortcomings should be described.
There are far better apartments nearby on Hasting St. Personally (unless being 5 minutes walk from the beach is vital to you) I would choose a river fronted location in nearby Noosaville instead for considerably less money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just moments from Noosa’s main beach and surrounded by world-class restaurants, cafes and boutique stores, The Sebel Noosa is an oasis in the heart of cosmopolitan Hastings Street. Take the opportunity to lounge by the pool or bask in the sun along the beach, or simply escape in our Hampton inspired apartments, which are perfect for families, couples and groups. Free parking is available and entry to car-park is available from Noosa Parade, Noosa Heads. The Sebel Noosa aims to exceed guest expectations and ensure their experiences are memorable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- The Sebel Hotel Noosa
- Sebel Noosa
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