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Whitsunday on the Beach
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Airlie Beach
Townsville, Australia
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Absolutely Disgusting”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2013

Absolutely disgusting, we had some friends stop by our room before we all headed to dinner and we were literally yelled at and our friends chased out by the on site staff. She is a horrible lady who is literally one on the rudest people i have ever met, these people are a blight on and otherwise friendly town.

The accommodation itself is fairly standard, not bad but not good either. Very old and ordinary, however the photo's are a case of what you see is what you get.

My recommendation, backpacker if your on a budget. Or for a few $ extra on of the many much friendlier and nicer hotels in the area. A place where your not treated like a common criminal.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013 via mobile

A really clean, nice and Big room with a Kitchenette and a balcony! We had a Big Double bed and a Single in the room for 90AUD! Really worth the price!
They offer a free parking space.
The hotel is right on the main road of Airlie.
I can really recommend this place!!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2013

Well located adjacent to the Lagoon in Airlie Beach. Friendly front of desk staff. As others have mentioned, there is a fair amount of noise from the backpackers opposite. Also there is a small step between the main room and bathroom which serves no purpose except to cause toe injuries!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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wise_rita
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

I booked a room for 2 of us and got a double bed and 2 singles, so it was certainly spacious! It would be a good place to house a group.

The room was surprisingly quiet for how busy the area is. You can faintly hear the music coming from the backpacker bar across the street but it's not distracting.

You can't beat the location smack in the center of the Esplanade, directly in front of the lagoon. I can't imagine why anybody would want to spend too much time in Airlie Beach proper, but it's a comfortable, clean stay!

Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Valby, Denmark
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Kristiansand, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Whitsunday on the Beach

Property: Whitsunday on the Beach
Address: 269 Shute Harbour Road, 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 #7 of 10 Hotels in Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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