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“First hand experience at Magnetic Island” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Peppers Blue On Blue Resort
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Magnetic Island
Certificate of Excellence
Queanbeyan, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“First hand experience at Magnetic Island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

What a fantastic place to stay staff extremely friendly and helpful ,nothing was a problem.Rooms were clean and magnificent I would have no hesitation in recommending this motel to any one planning a trip to townsville.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Lovey70
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blue_on_blue_GM, General Manager at Peppers Blue On Blue Resort, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Hi Lovely70,

Great review, I love reading how helpful and friendly the staff are, thank you for sharing.

Cheers
Abraham
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Sydney
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35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

I really loved the rustic charm of Magnetic Island and thought it would be a great place just to drop out of sight for a while. My husband and I spent just one night there and we probably had the best suite in the hotel. It was huge - three bedrooms, a combined living/dining/kitchen area and a balcony overlooking the marina where we had lunch. The suite had every luxury, stylish decor and top-notch appliances. My one complaint is that wine available on the minibar menu was way overpriced. Luckily there is an IGA just over the road so it was easy to get supplies at a reasonable price. It was very windy while we were there so we didn't use either of the pools but they looked very appealing. I had a massage and facial at the endota spa, which was good and very professional without being amazing.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank annielim
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blue_on_blue_GM, General Manager at Peppers Blue On Blue Resort, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Hello Annie,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TA, sharing your experience with other travellers. Great to read you loved the room, the appointments are beautiful.

Cheers
Abraham
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Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Our first time at Maggie and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Peppers Blue on Blue,our eight nights were split between a room overlooking the car park and ferry terminal,very interesting, and a marina view room,quiet and lovely.Staff were outstanding ,pools fantastic,great breakfast, ideal location for us as we enjoyed walking to nearby beaches,hotel and cafes. We hired a car for two days just to get familiar with the area,bus service is also good. Recommend Man Friday and take away near IGA Nelly Bay for great food.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank Peter V
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blue_on_blue_GM, General Manager at Peppers Blue On Blue Resort, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Hello Peter

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TA, sharing your experience with other travellers. The team and I love reading of great experiences and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Cheers
Abraham
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Hong Kong
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51 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

We stayed here for a long week end in July. We booked the standard room, and would not do so again. Unfortunately for us we ended up on the first floor over reception with a view of the carpark. It was quite noisy and meant that it was not pleasant to sit on the balcony! The room itself was fine and what you would expect from a hotel like this. Breakfast was ok, and again what was expected. We ate dinner at the hotel on the first night and it was OK but nothing special, particularly given the price - my steak was slightly overcooked. It was too cold for us to swim in the pools but they looked nice. We had mixed service on the front desk, when we asked for directions to go hiking the woman was a bit vague and not really with it. However, on another day when we asked for restaurant recommendations the woman was lovely - we ate at a very nice Mexican place nearby, outside with all the wildlife a rustic setting but gorgeous food, very reasonable and BYO. For some reason the walking times on everything were outrageous - we were told 20 mins to the nearest bottle shop but it was the same distance as the Mexican place and really only a 5 min walk. There is also a good pizza place in Aracdia about a 20 min walk or the bus stops right outside. I would stay again as there is not a lot of choice in Townsville/Magnetic Island, but I would make sure I had a room that did not have a view of the carpark.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank LionHongKong
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blue_on_blue_GM, General Manager at Peppers Blue On Blue Resort, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Hello Lion HK,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I was disappointed to read we did not live up to our expectations. We always recommend calling the hotel direct so we can tailor the room to suit your needs, whether you want to sit on your balcony and relax or just a bed for the night.

Happy Travels
Abraham
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

I recently had the delight to attend a wedding here and cannot speak highly enough of the whole experience.We dined around the pool with the stars as our backdrop.The lovely staff made the event even more special,they were polite,friendly extremely warm and professional.The cuisine was outstanding in quality,taste,variety and style....

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
Helpful?
Thank Michelle O
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blue_on_blue_GM, General Manager at Peppers Blue On Blue Resort, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Hello Michelle,

Thank you for your review and sharing your story with those on TA.

The team will love reading this, thank you!

Cheers
Abraham
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Perth, Australia
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

We spent the previous 2 nights at Grand Mercure and there was simply no comparison. Granted, our room was upgraded so we avoided the noisy rooms facing the carpark but I think I would have still said the same based purely on the level of service. The staff were exceptional and from the minute we walked in we felt comfortable and like we were on holidays...as opposed to our experience at Grand Mercure where it felt like our arrival was an inconvenience. The room was lovely (although there was no doona on the bed which was a bit odd), lovely toiletries which can make all the difference, quiet and great view over the marina. The restaurant was sensational for dinner. Breakfast was just OK...again a bit odd because the standard of food at lunch and dinner was excellent. I didn't get to use the spa but just walking past the smell was inviting and had we had more time I most certainly would have. The pools are lovely but a warm spa somewhere would be nice as it was too cold to use them! Wifi, as with Grand Mercure was hit and miss. Thanks for the lovely stay , would certainly be back.

Room Tip: The cheap rooms will face the carpark. Probably worth the upgrade as still better value than Grand M...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank gibbonfeet
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blue_on_blue_GM, General Manager at Peppers Blue On Blue Resort, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Hello GF,

You are right there are no comparisons, thank you for taking the time to share your story with those on Trip Advisor.

Cheers
Abraham
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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88 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

The best thing about Pepper Blue on Blue were all the staff members who were very friendly and helpful. On the other hand there were a few unexpected service issues like beds made up one day but not on two other days, a garbage bag was left untidily in the room and bath towels were not replaced. Small things but one expects better of Peppers. Breakfast in hotels is a bonus but where oh where were eggs to order! Over-scrambled egg baking away in the warmer- a real no, no. Our first dinner in the Boardwalk restaurant was outstanding, fabulous which prompted a second booking next night. Oh dearie me! What happened? That watery risotto, tasteless, left on the plate. Lovely staff, all of them.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the marina are quieter than on the ferry terminal side.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Carolle M
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blue_on_blue_GM, General Manager at Peppers Blue On Blue Resort, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Hello Carolle,
Thank you for taking the time to share your review with those on Trip Advisor.

Sorry to read we failed on a couple of issues, yes you can get eggs to order and the team are looking at how this is communicated to our guests as obviously the message isn’t getting to all. The watery risotto, I am so sorry, the risotto is one of my favourites as they cook it from scratch in the pan, normally incredible.

Once again I do find comfort in the fact that the staff where lovely, as we can easily fix the risotto, but caring attentive lovely staff this is much more complex!

Cheers
Abraham
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Property: Peppers Blue On Blue Resort
Address: 123 Sooning Street | Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Magnetic Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Magnetic Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Peppers Blue On Blue Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Peppers Blue on Blue Resort offers luxury accommodation overlooking the Magnetic Island marina and ferry terminal. Set in tropical landscaped surrounds with beautiful marina and mountain views the resort redefines the essence of island holidays on Queenslands magical Magnetic Island. Peppers Blue on Blue includes contemporary yet timelessly designed guest rooms including resort style suites and one, two and three bedroom apartments. Fully embracing its waterfront location, the resort's sleekly decorated suites boast sun drenched balconies with some featuring private plunge pools. All rooms feature free WIFI (up to 500MB), free movies, air conditioning, balcony, bathrobes, coffee/tea making facilities, flat screen TV, CD/DVD player, surround sound system, daily housekeeping service, laundry facilities, bath, hairdryer, direct dial telephone/voice mail, iron and ironing board, alarm clock/radio, mini bar, room service and movies on demand. All apartments excluding standard Hotel and Studio Rooms include a kitchen or kitchenette. Throughout the year Magnetic Island boasts fantastic weather making it the ideal place to get outdoors and take part in the abundant leisure activities available. For those who just want to relax, the endota spa combines the islands serene surrounds with the perfect blend of luxury to offer an extensive menu of treatments while the vast outdoor resort pool is the perfect destination to chill out and sip on a cocktail. Making its home at the resort is the Boardwalk Restaurant & Bar, a gourmets paradise which offers the freshest tropical menu and fine wine selection. The restaurant features a massive outdoor deck, ideal for embracing the classic Queensland climate. All windows and doors of this sleek and contemporary restaurant can be opened for a seamless transition between traditional and alfresco dining options. Magnetic Island offers a unique blend of national parks, untouched tropical beaches and bays all within easy reach of the resort. Bushwalking tracks provide an ideal opportunity to see the Australian wilderness and wildlife in its natural habitat while Magnetic Island as part of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef offers numerous aquatic activities and sights. Maintenance Notice Emergency maintenance work will be taking place in the garden and along the marina frontage of one resort accommodation block from Monday 20 March until Friday 24 March 2017. The work may involve some intermittent noise between the hours of 9am and 4pm. Peppers Blue on Blue Resort management team wish to apologise in advance for any disturbance this may cause. ... more   less 
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