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“Amazing Qualia”
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Qualia Resort
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Hamilton Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 December 2011

Qualia was the perfect retreat for my husband and I on our honeymoon. From the moment we first stepped in the door to champagne on arrival to the moment we left a week later, Qualia exceeded our expectations. The atmosphere, staff and facilities available were consistently above and beyond any service that we have experienced in the past. It is truly a magical place that we will definitely return to :-)

Room Tip: Windward Pavillions are of a higher quality.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 December 2011

Top class all the way, we felt spoilt the minute we stepped off the plane! Service from friendly staff was faultless, they anticipated our every need and any requests were attended to without fuss. Our Leeward pavillion exceeded all our expectations for comfort, luxury and peace and quiet. We felt quite charmed in our secluded hideaway, though access to the Resort Pool, Spa and the rest that Hamilton Island had to offer was moments away in our own golf buggy. Our beach picnic was a gourmet delight and a truly memorable romantic afternoon (inclusive of a marriage proposal!!!!) The manager helped us celebrate by providing us with a beautiful bottle of Verve Cliquot at dinner. The sunset cruise on Atomic was another romantic experience and not to be missed, and the Qualia spa melted our bodies and souls with a ritualistic Kodo massage. This holiday experience will be hard to beat - needless to say we will be back for our honeymoon!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 December 2011

From start to finish our experience at Qualia was amazing! The staff and facilities were great and nothing was too much to ask. The only thing to note is that food on Hamilton Island is pretty pricey so definitely include that in your budget. Don't miss out on having a delicious evening meal in the restaurant at Qualia. Would recommend a reef cruise and visit to Whitehaven beach but even just hanging out around the resort will keep you happy for several days!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 December 2011

2nd trip to Qualia and overall was a great experience however was disappointed with Pebble Beach restaurant, which was terrific 1 year ago. Pebble Beach is a great area in Qualia resort with beautiful pool ,fun activities and excellent bar service and staff. Restaurant on this visit certainly overpriced with inferior service.
Long Pavillion was fabulous,5 star food and service which is what you pay for when choosing this holiday destination.
Spa excellence all round and early morning exercise session also great instructor and fun.
Love the buggies although ours broke down and some seemed to need maintenance.
A few signs of wear and tear around the property.

Room Tip: All rooms have good views but some have less ocean views so request those that do.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 December 2011

Words can't describe all the intricate details Qualia Resort had install for us on our 7 night honeymoon... from a welcome bottle of french champagne, to the next night a plate of extra large strawberries in chocolate with a white chocolate plaque saying "enjoy your honeymoon'... This resort is very secluded and you can not see into other pavillions, you only see the roof tops. You enter this resort with gates opening like Jurassic Park, awesome. All toiletries are the beautiful french brand Aesop... breakfast, lunch & dinner are amazing, food is worth it.. private beach drop off with a hamper.. very secluded & romantic... the rooms are spacious and all wood with polished floor boards and timber everywhere... The service is impeccable...

Room Tip: You will not be disappointed in the pavillions... secluded, romantic...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hamilton_Island_Aus, General Manager at Qualia Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2011

Dear Shelle65,
Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your honeymoon at qualia and noticed the little things we did to make you honeymoon special. We couldn’t agree more about the Aesop room amenities, and what we like most of all is that they are actually Australian owned. Here at qualia we like to support Australian companies and have a range of Australian products throughout the resort. We hope to welcome you back shortly!
Michael Shah
General Manager - qualia

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Reviewed 3 December 2011

Our stay was not long enough, the location is fantastic, the villas with pool just beautiful and intimate and the service very personable throughout. We loved breakfast in the open and a highlight is the SPA - it is of unusual high quality. Next time I will return with the family.

Room Tip: Take a sea view villa
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 December 2011

This hotel is the ultimate in luxury. The spacious pavilions have beautiful modern design. The room rates include a personal golf cart to get around the entire island, free nonalcoholic drinks, daily breakfast, free wifi, and activities like catamaran sailing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, and a private beach drop off by boat. The hotel is as fantastic as it looks on the website!

The only complaint I have is that the service was not always great. This is probably due to high staff turnover. I requested a wakeup call, but did not receive one. This is the first time in my entire life that this has happened! Luckily, I woke up on my own and caught my dive boat. I would still highly recommend this hotel, and look forward to returning sometime.

Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hamilton_Island_Aus, General Manager at Qualia Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2011

Dear alkd,
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us at qualia and had a chance to make the most of the many activities we offer. I am terribly sorry that you didn’t receive your wake up call and thanks for your feedback on this. Sometimes the pace of island life get’s the better of us! I have discussed this with my team and we have put measures in place so this does not happen again. I am glad (and relieved) that you woke up on time to enjoy the diving – hopefully you saw one of the turtles that frequent our fringing reef. I do hope we have the chance of welcoming you back soon.
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Additional Information about Qualia Resort

Address: 20 Whitsunday Boulevard, 4803, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Whitsunday Islands > Hamilton Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Hamilton Island
Price Range: £601 - £1,075 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Qualia Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the Whitsundays, qualia puts the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef right on your doorstep. Its sun-drenched northern aspect provides the ideal location to appreciate the passing beauty of each day, surrounding guests with some of the most stunning and spectacular waters to be found anywhere in the world. What’s more, with a direct flight taking only 2-3 hours from international gateway cities on Australia’s east coast, qualia truly is a world-class destination without the journey.qualia offers a choice of 60 individual pavilions, each with breathtaking views. There are spacious one-bedroom freestanding pavilions (Windward and Leeward) that provide an indulgentspace to relax in and unwind, with either a sundeck or private infinity edge plunge pool. Or, there’s the uncompromising luxury and privacy of the Beach House with its own guest pavilion. ... more   less 
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Qualia Hamilton Island
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