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“Outstanding apartment”
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Akama Resort
Ranked #4 of 23 Hotels in Hervey Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Outstanding apartment”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

The Akama apartment we stayed in was absolutely fantastic. The apartment itself was huge with plenty of living space and a great comfortable bed. The balcony was beautiful and the room itself also had floor to ceiling windows looking out across the bay and pool which was lovely.
The kitchen was really well equipped with everything you could possibly need from dishwasher to toastie / pannini maker although a few condiments like salt and pepper would have been really useful! We used the washing machine and dryer which had really easy instructions to follow and hired a DVD one night from reception who had a great collection. During one day we hired a bike which the hotel organised for us and saw the whole of Hervey Bay which was really beautiful. There is a great shopping centre nearby which was a 5 minute bike ride or approx. 25 minute walk. The marina is a very short walk nearby with several restaurants and bars which were a lovely selection.
Reception staff were so helpful and friendly and the heated pool and jacuzzi were lovely.
Would recommend this hotel very highly.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Hi beckyn81
Thanks so much for the very kind review. It is always a pleasure to hear that our guests find our apartments so well appointed and comfortable – we really aim to make your stay as relaxing as possible.
The pushbike ride along our beautiful Esplanade is very popular and a great way to see exactly what Hervey Bay has to offer.
We hope you have the opportunity to visit us again in the future.
Kind regards,
Chris, Henriette and Regina
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

Fantastic luxury apartment . As working was only able to stay one night but can't wait to go back for longer.Very friendly staff which makes all the difference. Next time will go for longer and go whale watching! Also penthouse looks worth looking at. Teenage twins also loved it and the pool.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this review, 22 November 2013
Hi Alison29307
We wish you could have stayed longer too!
We look forward to welcoming you back next year during Whale Watching season ( late July – early November) Definitely consider the Penthouse – the views are amazing.
Thank you for the great review.
Kind regards,
Chris, Henriette and Regina
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

I spent hours studying tripadvisor reports on this location. Then on arriving checked other possible alternatives without success.

To summarise, Hervey Bay lacks wow accommodation!

We had the penthouse on level 6 and if we had been young would probably have appreciated the open planning to a large balcony overlooking the ocean to Fraser island. Unfortunately it also overlooks a scruffy caravan park and a busy road and roundabout.

This was fixed by shutting the glass doors and thankfully reducing road noise considerably. It also reduced the apartment area by a third.

The apartment was fine, the kitchen well stocked, but waking at 4.30am each day because no blockout blinds were fitted had us old folks stuffed by mid afternoon.

Our search for a quiet luxury apartment in Hervey Bay will continue

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this review, 17 November 2013
Hello Archer66
Thank you for taking the time to post a review.
Just to clarify, we do have blockout blinds on all windows however, with the sun rising so early in our part of the world there is little we can do about the sunlight.
It was a pleasure to welcome you to Akama on the occasion of your 70th birthday and we were pleased to see you enjoying some of the lovely dining options in the region.
Kind regards,
Chris, Henriette and Regina
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Brisbane
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

I stayed at Akama with my wife and two daughters for 2 nights and wish we stayed for longer. We had a 2Brm Ocean View appartment which was increadibly well appointed and maintained. The size of the appartment was excellent and there was enough room for all of us to spread out. The ammenities are great and the kids loved the swimming pool.

Reg and Chris are fantastic hosts and a great source of local knowledge.

We would have no hesitation in booking in at the Akama again and are already planning our return visit next Easter.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this review, 17 November 2013
Hi worldwideantz
Thank you for the very kind review.
So nice to have such a lovely family staying with us. We hope your long trip back home wasn’t too tiring.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Akama next Easter – 415 is waiting for you!
Kind regards,
Chris, Henriette and Regina
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

My wife & I stayed 8 nights at Akama in one of the penthouse apartments in late October. The apartment was spacious and very comfortable with great views over the marina and towards Fraser Island. We took a whale watching tour with Tasman Venture which we can highly recommend although the whale season is now winding down. We also did a memorable one day Hummer tour of Fraser Island with Fraser Experience.

Staff were very friendly and Reg does a great job imparting her experience with tours, restaurants and local attractions and generally being a great host.

We enjoyed Hervey Bay and were happy with our choice of Akama over Ramada, Mantra & Peppers. We'll come back again one day to see the whales in the heart of the season.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this review, 10 November 2013
Hi David B
Thank you for the very kind review.
It was a pleasure having you stay with us and your enthusiasm for our beautiful town and the many nearby attractions was very much appreciated. We hope you both have the opportunity to visit us again next year during the Whale Watch season for another visit with the magnificent humpbacks. Best wishes to you both.
Kind regards,
Chris, Henriette and Regina
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

We stayed recently for 3 nights. Wish we had stayed longer. Our apartment was ground floor, poolside which was perfect for our children who love swimming. The apartment was modern, clean and very spacious with a fantastic outdoor area. The hosts and staff were friendly and very helpful. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely stay again when we return.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this review, 7 November 2013
Hello Vanessa
Thank you for taking the time to post a review.
You were a lovely family and it was our pleasure to welcome you to Akama. The poolside apartments are perfect for family stays - the children have their own courtyard to play in and the direct access to the pool area is a bonus. We would love to welcome you back in the future – 103 is waiting for you. Please let Jack know Princess and Fluffy also look forward to seeing him again.
Kind regards,
Chris, Henriette and Regina
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights. We hired the Penthouse for a little luxury , a bunch of friends catching up for an engagement. The unit was fantastic. The balcony area was huge, big enough for all of us and extras to have a wonderful BBQ. Rooms all well appointed, with the only exception that one of the bedrooms doesn't have a window, so you rely on the wonderful AC for that room. Kitchen , lounge area fantastic, and so spacious. We will definitely be back , for the wedding.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Julie G
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Akama, General Manager at Akama Resort, responded to this review, 3 November 2013
Hello Julie G
Thanks so much for the great review.
The views from the top floor balconies are spectacular and it was nice to read that you took advantage of the facilities in the apartment. It will be a pleasure to welcome you back for your wedding – perfect spot for some terrific wedding photos with Fraser Island and the Sandy Straits in the background.
Good luck with your preparations for your special day.
Kind regards,
Chris, Henriette and Regina
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Property: Akama Resort
Address: 625 Esplanade | Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Hervey Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Hervey Bay
#1 Family Hotel in Hervey Bay
#2 Luxury Hotel in Hervey Bay
#2 Spa Hotel in Hervey Bay
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Hervey Bay
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Hervey Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Akama Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Akama offers a dress circle location for anyone wanting to experience the very best of Hervey Bay and Fraser Island. Akama Resort is right across the road from Hervey Bay Marina - clubs, shopping, restaurants and Whale Watching vessels.The apartments are luxuriously spacious with high ceilings and a flow through design to very generous balconies - push back the concertina doors and open your apartment up to the views and tropical breezes. Heated pool and spa, keyless entry, undercover secure car parking and Free WiFi. Book with us direct for the best discounted offers and exclusive apartment types. ... more   less 
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