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Whitsunday on the Beach
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Airlie Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Whitsunday on the Beach is as nice holiday Unit hotel with a great location right om the main street in Airlie Beach and just in front of the lagoon.
How ever there are some noice from the big backpacker place just across the street.
The hotel reception is only open between 8am and 7pm which was a bit annoying, especially when you have to check out very early.
Very friendly and welcoming staff in the reception.
The room was big and clean and with a nice size balcony.
The hotel would not store my luggage during my sailing trip, so I had to go to the backpacker place across the seat to store it. That worked fine.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

Beautifully located near the lagoon and the beach. Very friendly and serviceminded staff , great value. Free internet and parking is a pluss

Stayed at the Whitsunday on the beach for three nights . The two first nights we stayed on a larger room on the second floor. That room was very nice. Clean , well equipped and a good view.

The last night we got a smaller room on the first floor. That was a totally different experience. There where ants all over the place. In the kitchen , the bathroom , and even in the bed.

Room Tip: Get a room on the second floor if you don`t like ants
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 March 2013

We arrived in Airlie Beach without a reservation. We checked a few hostels first but they did not have private double rooms available anymore on the day itself. Whitsunday on the Beach still did though, and I'm sure we were much better of here! Although it was a little pricier than a hostel (we paid $90 where a double in a hostel would have cost around $70) we felt we got a lot more value. The apartment was not big, but it was well equipped with air-con, fridge, microwave, cups, bowls and cutlery. You even get free milk for your coffee or tea, which is really adorable. Location is great too, right in the center of town.
However, most credit goes to the people who run the place. Compared to the cranky 20-something receptionist we encountered in some hostels, these people were a breath of fresh air. They were very helpful and genuinely friendly. I would recommend this place to anyone!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 February 2013

Terrible. Just terrible. Very low standard of rooms. Equivalent if not lower than the backpackers across the road. Kitchenette is a sink and a portable benchtop stove. Cannot have visitors of any kind for any length of time at and time. Got scolded several times for friends stopping by for a few minutes to organise the day. In the middle of the day. Wow. Just wow. Would give 2 stars for accommodation but less than 1 for service. Won't ever stay here again and would never recommend it to anyone. If you're after budget accommodation just stay at the backpackers, higher standard and better service. Seriously.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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3  Thank zedzilla
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airliebeachgirl, General Manager at Whitsunday on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2013

Thank you for your review.
These are the people we dont like staying with us as they disturb the other guests in the complex.
I am not sure what part of no visitors on the property in the registration form they filled in and signed when they arrived that they did not understand???? And it seems that the "hangers on" spoil it for others.

The online pictures are all current and speak for themselves

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Reviewed 22 January 2013

My boyfriend & I stayed here in early January and were greeted by Sandy on the front desk who was extremely friendly & helpful. The check in was quick, we were offered milk for our tea (at a small supplement) & had our request of a room on the first floor.
The room was fabulous, with 3 beds & more than enough space for 2 of us! The room was lovely & cool despite it being 30 degrees outside. We had the best night's sleep of our trip here!
Access to the lagoon was great and we had fab views from our balcony which was plenty private enough for us!
Sandy was flexible & helpful when we thought we may need an additional night's accommodation.
Would absolutely recommend a stay here as the service is great, excellent value for money, superb location and the cheapest bottled water in the area!
Thank you to everyone who made our stay so comfortable :)

Room Tip: Ask for a first floor room above where the cars for hire are parked :)
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Claire G
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Reviewed 15 January 2013 via mobile

We travel a lot for work, have stayed here before, thought I'd give it another go. It was worse this time got put in an extra expensive room no corporate rates. The room was bombed with horrible industrial air freshner. Mattress are totally stuffed. The car parking is crap. I would class it as a back packers & way over priced.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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airliebeachgirl, Manager at Whitsunday on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2013

Thank you for your review.
Not shaw were your going with your corprate thing as we have both goverment and corprate people stay with us every week on a corprate rate, most of them book through HRG and other corprate agents. Our cleaners use eucaliptus oil and water to clean with and our units all have a frangipani thing in the corner as like you I dont like industrial air freshiners. All our mattresses are sealy executive series with the oldest 2 years old and the one in your unit is 8 months old.
Yes the car park is tight epecially with those big maxi vans like you have.
We do have a large car park next door where we park trucks, buses and larger vans etc.

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Reviewed 13 January 2013

Surprisingly Spacious, clean rooms with a kitchenette, nice balcone but with view only to parking lot. Good Location, very helpful and friendly staff -- everything you expect from a B&B. Can recommend

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Whitsunday on the Beach

Address: 269 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Airlie Beach
Price Range: £84 - £142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Whitsunday on the Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Airlie Beaches only Motel accommodation that backs onto the Airlie Beach Lagoon. All units are self contained with patios and balconies. Secure parking in the centre of the complex. No taxis to catch or hill to climb as we are in the centre of Airlie Beach. ... more   less 
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