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Coral Cove Apartments
Ranked #3 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Bowen
Nth Qld
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed November 7, 2010

Stayed at coves apartments
Great friendly managment Great views Great Location Great resturant onsite
Would stay again next visit to Bowen

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed October 15, 2010

I have read the negative reports by a couple of guests and i can say they couldn't be further from the truth.
Since my arrival both Diane and Bruce couldn't be more helpful and friendly.
Unfortunately you can't please all the people all of the time.
I will definately be recommending Coral Cove to my company and friends.
Graham Keyes

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2010

The room, the view and the ocean breeze was wonderful. We had a great time staying here as long as you stayed away from the resident managers.
We loved sleeping with the doors open at night as you could hear the waves lapping. The restaurant food was also amazing and we enjoyed eating there on several occaions. The pool was good to with an excellent area for our son to splash in.
The only thing that ruined it was the managers. They are not friendly at all. They did not tell us anything about the area, or what services they provided. Any information that we got was either forced out of them or we had to try and go elsewhere. They are not willing to help in anyway and everything seemed to be a massive headache for them including us checking in!
We do not reccomend staying there and we will certainly not stay there again (unless it changes hands and has new resident managers that like people).

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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, Manager at Coral Cove Apartments, responded to this review, September 24, 2010
We are really sad to read this review. We felt for the young lady with a toddler away from family support while her husband worked in the area for 2 months. Ready assistance was given and mishaps overlooked. However, as managers, we also have obligations to apartment owners and standards of presentation to maintain. Therefore on occasions when overly excessive cleaning is warranted, the conditions of entry are imposed. The company responsible for this accommodation settled all accounts promptly and then this review appeared. With many hundreds of very happy guests in the past almost 3 years, we have chosen not to respond to the inevitable odd negative review. However, due to the severity of this review, we are compelled to advise that the negative aspects of it are blatantly false.
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Townsville
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Reviewed May 4, 2010

We have travelled extensively throughout the world and Coral Cove would be second to none that we have ever stayed at. Very well designed and outfitted, spotlessly clean, all the amenitites that you could possibly want and very comfy beds. The sea views from the apartments are out of this world and words cannot describe the sunsets. But be very beware of the management - the moment you walk into reception you can sense her disapproval of ALL guests, especially children and please don't ask for anything! We noticed the original dragon from hell rubbed all guests & locals we spoke too up the wrong way so just beware.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2009

We stayed at Coral Cove as a friend’s wedding was to be held at this location. My husband and I stayed in a two bedroom apartment with another couple. We LOVED the apartment – it was well furnished, very clean with wonderful views of the ocean from each balcony and window. We enjoyed champagne on the rocks watching the sunset, morning walks along the beach and relaxing by the pool. As other reviews have mentioned, be aware that you will be hiring the apartments only – if you ask about an extra towel or additional supplies, the staff will be quick to point out that “this is not a resort, they are self contained apartments”. The website mentions “Coral Cove's professional and friendly service. The service certainly is professional, but ‘friendly’ is not how we would describe it. The website’s FAQ page says that guests don’t need to bring anything. However, our suggestion would be that if you are staying more than two nights, you may need cleaning cloths/ paper towels, toilet paper, garbage bags, soap, dishwashing powder and possibly laundry detergent, tea and coffee etc. Small amounts of these are supplied, but not enough for more than a 2 night stay. You can purchase these locally, but if you are staying for less than a week, it may be more cost effective to take small quantities of these from home instead. In our opinion, for the cost of staying here, it would be better if more of these basic provisions could be provided to those staying between 2-7 nights. The parking was undercover and secure.The wedding we attended at the Coral Cove restaurant was lovely, you couldn’t ask for a nicer location. So, we highly recommend Coral Cove Apartments for beautiful views, gorgeous pool and luxurious apartments, but come prepared.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Mackay
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6 reviews
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Reviewed October 5, 2009

I have now stayed at this Apartment twice with my daughter only for 2 nights though & found them to be absolutely beautiful. They are clean, comfortable, have top class appliances & furniture. They are very spacious.
The apartments are quite expensive compared to other Apartments I have stayed in.
The pool is beautiful & there is alot of seating around so you can watch your kids in the pool. The balconies also look out over the pool.
There is a Restaurant which is reasonably priced. The carpark is under & secure which is great & the lift takes you to your floor.
Can't wait till we go back, must make it longer next time, we didn't want to leave...

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2009

My first time to Bowen so i can't compare with anywhere else there. I liked this place as it was just out of town, very quiet and situated on a nice bay. The 1 bedroom apartment was huge with big bedroom and lounge room as well as a huge functioning kitchen. The restaurant food was great. With cheaper options just next door at the caravan park.
It was quite pricey but i think if you are after a nice getaway it is well worth it.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
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Property: Coral Cove Apartments
Address: 2b Horseshoe Bay Rd, Bowen, Queensland 4805, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Bowen
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Bowen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Coral Cove Apartments 4.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury one bedroom, two bedroom / two bathroom, three bedroom / 2 bathroom and 3 bedroom penthouses self catering apartments. All main bedrooms with king beds. All with generous balconies with uninterrupted views of the Coral Sea. The complex sits right on the beach with beautiful gardens surrounding, a great pool and beaches on 2 sides. Take a short walk and snorkel on great coral. If you are looking for a great chill out you have found us! ... more   less 
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