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“Gorgeous apartment residing over stunning views!”

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Whitsunday Reflections
Certificate of Excellence
Gold Coast
1 review
“Gorgeous apartment residing over stunning views!”
Reviewed 5 October 2011

My wife and I stayed here for the week just recently. I think the way we felt about the apartment is summed up by the joyous reaction of some other guests I overheard upon their arrival. As they opened the door to their apartment I heard them comment on how amazing the apartment and view were and then one of them asked "how much are we paying for this?" because they couldn't believe the value.

And for me the value is amazing. For less than $150 per night we stayed in an apartment only a year old, but still smelling like brand new. Equiped with a full kitchen with german stainless steel appliances and all cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils, etc. Beautiful furniture from the lounge to the comfortable king size bed. The ability to stand in the shower and look clear through the bedroom out to the amazing waters of the Great Barrier Reef (there is no ensuite wall to block your view). Sitting on the outside balcony eating lunch or dinner was a pure delight. A quiet, open space with trees just below you and watching boats coming and going in the distance. And the main street of Airlie Beach is only ten minutes walk down the hill. (As others have noted, the walk back up the hill is only for the very fit. Taxi is only $10!)

The pool is a great length for laps and the heated spa has a discreet button to turn the jets on. (A bit too discrete, I only discovered it on the last day!)

But all is not perfect in paradise. This modern complex suffers a bit from form over function. For instance, if you want fresh air at night, there are no flyscreens over the sliding doors or window to prevent any insects or bats from flying in. So you either sleep with the doors closed and the air con on, or you leave the doors open and take your chances.

And as others have noted, the shower design is modern, but certainly isn't very functional. The doorless design not only means that water ends up outside the shower area, but you tend to get a bit cool when showering because there's no door to keep the warm air in! I'd hate to shower there in winter!

And finally, the taps are the worst we've encountered. They're an abysmal design, seemingly incapable of being adjusted gently. They have a jerky movement which requires precision to get the volume of water you want. Most of the time it's either way too much or not enough!

But don't get me wrong. The positives outweighed the negatives. The onsite managers are friendly and efficient and staying there for a week was amazing. I didn't really want to leave and I miss the place, but I'm not sure I'd want to buy one of the apartments to live in permanently!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed 4 October 2011

We stayed at Reflections for 6 nights on a romantic getaway during July 2011 at a great price. I was impressed by the quality accommodation at such a good price. When we were booking tours, the locals didn't seem to know where the accommodation is. Apparently the apartments are fairly new.

It is set further back toward the lush mountain behind and up higher than the more well known accommodation area of Golden Orchid Drive, but not as far back as the Mercure and the Summit apartments. You need to have a car to stay at these apartments, to get up and down the steep road up to the apartments, plus its not that close to the main strip, a bit of a walk. We had a car and were able to park straight outside of our apartment in our own designated park, no problems.

We stayed in a one bedroom apartment, no. 24 (you can see the position of all the apartments on their website http://www.whitsundayreflections.com.au/reflections/views, also visit http://www.whitsunday-reflections.com.au/). The apartments are in blocks of three... I'd recommend asking for the top floor apartment.

The apartment was very modern with all the mod-con features, full kitchen and laundry. Even an ipod doc. Great large balcony with entry from the living room and bedroom, and see-through balcony walls to maximize views. Glorious views over the main airlie beach harbour - we were in the end apartments and could also look back toward the mountains. Cockatoos visit at sunrise and sunset. People at reception were pleasant. Separate shower and toilet. Bedroom, separate bathtub (the tub next to the bed was different), double vanity sinks and mirrors and shower all flowed together in open-plan style on one side of the apartment.... on the other side open plan living room and kitchen.

Negative points: glass strips in the walls that allowed people to see in from outside, with a policy that you could not cover them up (we did anyway with paper towels!); "reflections" is very true... be careful to close the curtains, as we could often see straight into the neighbours apartment via reflections with them unawares; bathroom vanity tap did not work well; bedroom fan speeds faulty (speed 1 barely moved, speed 2 & 3 extremely fast); limited hot water so no point trying to make use of the lovely tub unless you like it cold; we could hear the residents unstairs, but they had kids running around. But really, all minor points that in no way detracted from our holiday!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Canberra, ACT
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Reviewed 23 July 2011

We stayed here for 5 nights recently. The location was lovely with stunning views over the harbour. We found the apartment to be very clean and spacious. The location was great however I would recommend hiring a car as getting to and from the apartment via a steep hill isn't easy on the legs!

The only negative comment I have is that the hot water didn't seem to last for too long.

Overall, this was a great place and extremely good value for money.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 July 2011

Great location, clean with king sized beds, kitchen fully equipped. Very close to many restaurants to cloose from with live music.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Gingin, Australia
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Reviewed 18 July 2011

We are regular visitors to Airlie Beach and decided to try somewhere new - never again.
the apartment looked quite nice initially but -
1. they adverstise spectacular views - what a joke we had trees blocking our entire view
2. the apartment was dirty - food splattered in the microwave, bed cover was very stained - YUCK -and the cushions in the living area had stains on them also YUCK. food stuck
on the supposedly clean plates in the cupboard.
3. the kitchen had very limited utensils
4. the toilet paper was the lowest quality I have ever encountered, even the third world
country we have just returned from had better quality paper !!
5. the shower had no door on it so the entire floor is always flooded because there is no
drainage - makes it very uncomfortable when the toilet is opposite the shower.
6. there was't enough hot water for four adults to bath / shower

There are definately nicer places to stay in Airlie Beach e.g. Peppers Resort

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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vicki t, Front Office Manager at Whitsunday Reflections, responded to this review, 25 August 2011
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Upon check in, any guest who had a concern with housekeeping issue can contact us directly. (Including after hours) I am more than happy to arrange for the housekeeper or another staff member to attend to the unit or if possible move the guest to another unit.
If advised of a maintenance issue, e.g. water not draining down the floor drain in the shower, we are then able to attend to this issue. The showers are designed so they do not require a door or shower screen. You are able to view the ocean from all units, so do have gardens or trees in front of the balcony.
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 5 July 2011

Reflections was one of the most prestigious and distinguished holiday destinations in Airlie beach; the eccletic blend of beautiful tropically terrain alongside the magnificent view highlighting the crown jewel that is Airlie beach.

Highly recommend anyone who's willing to stay at an economic hotel that's simple yet elegant

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 4 July 2011

Have been to Airlie once before and stayed at a much more expensive hotel. Reflections turned out to be much more modern and enjoyable. The layout of the combined bedroom/bathroom was stunning!! Only problem was not enough soap provided for a bubble bath! It seemed like we had the whole complex to ourselves, we didn't see any other guests until our last day. We also had the pool and spa to ourselves, except for the friendly cockatoos that visit every day at sunset. The lady in reception was very helpful when we asked for directions to the waterfall out of town.

And a few other tips.. The road to Reflections is up a VERY steep hill, definitely not walkable. Would also highly recommend the jetski tour to Daydream Island. We each hired our own jetski and had a great day out.

Room Tip: Preview the view from each room on their website.
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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Whitsunday Reflections
Address: 25 Horizon Way, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Free Parking Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 54 Speciality Lodging in Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Whitsunday Reflections 4.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whitsunday Reflections Airlie Beach provides 1,2 & 3 bedroom apartments. Spacious living area, full kitchen, washing machine and dryer. Bedroom sliding glass doors open onto the ocean facing balcony. 8 free Foxtel channels, 20 meter outdoor pool and spa. ... more   less 
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