As a student on a budget looking for something with a little more privacy and comfort than a hostel, Kipara was a great choice! It's easy to get to, and the husband/wife who manage the property are super sweet, friendly and helpful. They had no problem arranging a late check-in, and were always available for a chat!
The property itself is very nice for what you pay for. Sure, you're not going to have a luxurious mattress and six million pillows, but it's got great air conditioning, was very clean, and had everything in the room I needed for a few nights. It's also very accessible by public bus, which makes getting in and out of town easy. The two trips I'd booked also seemed to have no problem locating the property for pick-ups, so good transportation access all around.
Only complaints are it's a bit noisy as it's right on a busier, faster stretch of the main road through Airlie and the walls seemed a bit thin - I could hear my neighbor when he got up each morning when he ran the water, slid his door, etc. To be expected though, and definitely something I'm used to as a student. Overall couldn't ask for a much better stay! Definitely contributed immensely to my vacation experience by serving as a great place to return to each night!
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- Also Known As:
- Kipara Tropical Rainforest Retreat Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands