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“Perfect base-camp for Fraser Island”
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Whalecove Resort
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102 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Perfect base-camp for Fraser Island”
Reviewed 30 January 2013

Stayed in November 2011 while traveling with friends. Reasonable rates for a very comfortable room, nice kitchen and pool too. The room and bathrooms were clean and the area was very quiet. It's a short walk to the pick-up area for a Fraser tour bus and a short drive to a very nice beach on the north side of town. If you're interested in a campy photo-op you can't pass up the Shark Museum that's a few blocks away.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2012

We stayed for one night in a two bedroom apartment. It was very spacious, clean and tidy and would be good for a longer stay. It had a nice pool but it was very cold. The spa was separate and heated so that was a better option. Kitchen facilities were good as we cooked our own meals. We were put down the back in the corner which felt a bit insecure. Would probably ask for a poolside apartment next time and closer to the front.
Check in was quick and easy and the lady was very helpful with any queries.
Only negative is there were no tissues which I find odd.
Overall was good value for what you got and would probably stay again when in Hervey Bay.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Stavanger, Norway
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88 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2012

We stayed at Whalecove Resort March 27-29. The apartment was clean and fully self contained.

Check-in hours were limited, but we called and arranged for the keys to be dropped in a letterbox.

We were very disappointed to find that we had clean the unit upon departure. There was no information about cleaning when we booked the apartment through Expedia.com.au.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank 10H
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2011

Contemporary, spacious flat, friendly staff, very nice garden/pool area.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Brisbane
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2011

Booked through the resort's website and surprisingly the photos were the same as the place, no nasty surprises. The furniture all looked new and well maintained. Presented very clean and nicely. The 2 bedroom is roomy enough for 8 people as it comes with a sofa bed in a separate study room that can be converted into an extra bedroom. There is option to dine inside or outside, only 1 bathroom though.

Parking is ample, covered and or near by. Secure gated complex for safety and communal BBQ available. Very good supplied cooking tools in kitchen with dishwasher. If staying in area would definitely return.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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2 Thank DJ_Mizit
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Sydney
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34 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 December 2010

Stayed at Whalecove for two nights and was overall impressed with the place. The units are large, clean and with all the mod cons like a home away from home. The walk through bathroom was large and came with a separate bath which is not that common.

Our unit was located on the ground floor and hard a large outdoor area which was a short walk to the pool and bbq area. Undercover parking was provided at the front door. Whalecove is in a quiet part of town near Boat Harbour and although very quiet getting around was generally best down by car. That said it was a 5 minute walk to the beach where you can walk to the pier in around 20 minutes, very pleasant. Whalecove is more suited to families rather than a romantic couple getaway.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2010

We recently stayed at Whalecove for two nights. The main purpose of our stay was to go whale watching and found Whalecove to be good value for money and close to the marina. We had a 2 bedroom unit, which comfortable slept me, hubby, my son and parents. The unit had a walk-thru bathroom and a study with a foldout sofa bed. Kitchen was big with full size fridge and dishwasher and everything you could need.

My son had a swim in the pool, which was lovely, but a bit cold. We had lunch on the day we arrived down at the marina which was only a 5 min walk away.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Whalecove Resort

Property: Whalecove Resort
Address: 68 Pulgul St | Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Hervey Bay
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 53 Speciality Lodging in Hervey Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Whalecove Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Here at Whalecove we offer high quality accommodation at "Value for Money Rates". We are a 4 star rated resort offering 1, 2 and 3 Bedroom fully self contained apartments. Perfectly positioned in the Hervey May Marina Precinct you will enjoy direct access to all tours leaving from the marina terminal and the many café's and restaurants overlooking the myriad of boats. The resort offers a 25 metre lagoon pool and heated spa. There is also a games room where you can relax on the lounges or enjoy a game of billiards. There are barbecue facilities at either end of the pool with ample outdoor furniture for your use. Broadband is available to all rooms Complimentary for all our guests. ... more   less 
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