Seemed a bit of a waste for two of us who weren't in the room much but would be lovely for a family staying for a while. Appliances were all new and fully stocked kitchen appeared to have everything you need (even egg cups). We didn't make anything other than a cup of tea but you definitely could cook a dinner. Nice, big beautiful living room with clean, comfortable furniture.
Lovely big doors on to the balcony provided lots of air flow so leaving the air conditioner off was a viable option and something we prefer to sealed up hotel rooms.
The vibe at check in was more 'bed and breakfast' than 'resort'. We were greeted warmly and given lots of personalised attention and advice. However, there are limited reception hours and strict 'after hours procedure' (I mean after 3pm on a Saturday or noon on Sunday) which wasn't a problem for us with our arrival time but seems a bit harsh. I know it must be difficult to staff reception but not really something I should have to think about. I tend to prefer larger hotels that always have people available. Sign did say we aren't 'far away' for an emergency. But when I am on vacation, I would like to pop down if I need something. If you are arriving after the stated hours and haven't made arrangements to check in a fee applies so read the fine print.
Parking was secure and convenient, we were given a code to operate the door to the garage and an assigned parking spot. Nice touch.
There's nothing wrong with the facilities (only complaint is that we did sail past it when we first arrived because the sign was hard to spot and kept circling until we located it). The pool was nice, big hot tub.
I did think there were a few too many signs about what you should and shouldn't do. For example you are supposed to get rid of your trash in the chutes on each floor. Seriously? Those were the rules so I threw my trash down the chute but I have never stayed in a nice hotel that asked for that. Ok if you are staying in a youth hostel but in a room that costs almost $200.00 a night I would expect to leave my trash in the bin in the room.
We booked a one bedroom suite but ended up in a two bedroom suite. The second bedroom was locked and there was a sign on the second bathroom saying not to use it. Odd, usually when you get upgraded to a larger room it's just your good luck. I realize the bathroom would have to be cleaned - we didn't use it - but a sign on the door wasn't a very welcoming touch.
I realise lots of hotel guests do annoying things but the signs, instructions and extra fees were a bit heavy handed. There is nothing wrong with the room or facilities but if I went back to Hervey Bay I would pick a chain.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Akama Hotel Hervey Bay
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