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“Not on the beach, but quite reasonable”

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Kelly's Beach Resort
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Bargara
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Gold Coast, Australia
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404 reviews
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“Not on the beach, but quite reasonable”
Reviewed January 20, 2006

I booked on the internet, assuming that this place was adjacant or very close to the beach, well, I can tell you its exactly an 11 minutes walk to a sandy beach. There's a rocky beach closer if you like rocks though!
The accomodation is reasonable with cabin-like units (with noisy airconditioning) with an enclosed main bedroom with no aircon unless you keep the door open, a small loft with beds accessable via a ladder, and a small kitchen and lounge. It was very well priced. There's an onsite restaraunt with good food at a reasonable price. The breakfast is basic with cereals (3), a bowl of fruit and bread. If you want a cooked breakfast you have to order it the night before. Don't ask for any odd stuff though (like soy milk, yoghurt or Earl Grey Tea etc) as you will receive a stern frown from the waitress.
The staff are reasonable, but don't take well to special requests such as extra towels etc.
There's a full size tennis court and a small pool area. If you're looking for a 3 star place not on the beach, this would be ideal.

  • Stayed January 2006
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Reviewed January 9, 2006

My family of 5 stayed here for 3 days in Oct 2005. Considering the name we assumed the resort would be right on the beach...it's not! Kelly's Beach is the name of the area of Bargara. Having said that it's not too far to the beach - only a few streets away.

It was a quiet time of the year while we were there so we didn't bother looking at the restaurant, but I don't think it was open. The pool area was quite nice and the kids enjoyed their swims.

We had one of the larger loft style cabins. There is a separate double bedroom, an open kitchen/meals/ living area which has a set of bunk beds in it, a mezzanine level with two single mattresses and a bathroom area.

The small toilet and shower area have doors, but the basin area is only divided by a curtain. Not a big issue but not all that private.

The mezzanine area is reached by a ladder. It has a fairly low head height therefore mattresses straight on the floor. My two sons aged 10 and 12 were happy to stay up there, but I would have concerns about younger children staying up there and negotiating the ladder. It also became very hot and stuffy up there, so the fan and airconditioning were very necesssary.

The grounds of the park were nice and appeared well kept although the water level of the creek/pond area was quite low.

  • Stayed October 2005
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Reviewed June 16, 2005

I stopped off at Kelly's over night while travelling down the east coast. Although it seems like a family resort, off peak season it's full of young travellers. The place is clean and extremely well kept. The facilites are in great condition, especially the tennis court and eating area. Although there isn't much do do around Bundaberg, Kelly's is definitely a good stop off to chill out.

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Property: Kelly's Beach Resort
Address: Kellys Beach Resort 6-10 Trevors Rd | near Bundaberg, Bargara, Queensland 4670, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Bargara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Bargara
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Bargara
#4 Family Hotel in Bargara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kelly's Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An Eco-Certified resort located a block back from the beach in Bargara, Queensland, on the Southern Great Barrier Reef. The neighboring nature reserve shelters guests offering a peaceful and relaxing experience. There are 40 Eco Villas on 5.5 acres of gardens with shady pathways and lawn areas. The 2 bedroom self-contained and standalone units are ideal for couples, families and have the capacity for groups. *Fully Licensed Resort with Restaurant and 2 Bars *3 Function Areas *Heated Swimming Pool *Children's Pool *Spa & Sauna *Tennis Court *Games Room *BBQs Areas *Kiosk & Tours Desk *Coach Parking *Tour Packages Available *Free WIFI (Limits Apply) ... more   less 
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