Another TripAdvisor find! Upon arriving at the hotel we were greeted by many old age pensioners on a retirement village! Realising the SatNav had thrown a wobbler we quickly recalculated our brains and used maps to locate the hotel! : )
We arrived at the hotel shortly after and were greeted by Rob, the owner. The hotel was situated in lovely surroundings in the rainforest and was very quiet even though it was next to a main road.
Rob was really friendly and knowledgeable about the surrounding area, and really enthusiastic about his eco-friendly ethos which was nice as he really cared about making a difference, however small, and encouraged his guests to do the same. He instantly provided us with a map, and informed us of some great places to eat, and visit.
We viewed two rooms before we decided to stay, and opted for the standard room which suited our needs but also accommodated 3 people.
The room was slightly dated but well equipped with a kitchenette including microwave, cutlery and crockery. We also had a sofa and a large flat screen TV, the room was very spacious and clean, and we had a big shower.
Security doors blocked out all the wildlife noises so a good night’s sleep was had by all! : ) All the screens & security doors had secure key locks on them as well.
The only downside we had was that a few ants were found in the room (nothing major) but an hour after we had left the hotel the next day we opened a carrier bag which we had left in the room on the floor and it was crawling with ants looking for food. An ant station in the room would be the only improvement.
We would definitely stay here again and recommend this hotel to other travellers!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The multi-award winning Emeraldene Inn & Eco-Lodge is a peaceful and relaxing eco-resort offering modern and impeccably presented accommodations. It is located in the peaceful Pialba region of Hervey Bay, and features 14 rooms set amongst two magnificent acres of natural bushland and landscaped gardens. This family owned and operated boutique resort provides true Australian hospitality with a commitment to ensuring friendly, personalized service and reliable local advice. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Emeraldene Hotel Eco