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“Fab views. Friendly staff”
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Coral Sea Resort
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Airlie Beach
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southport
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fab views. Friendly staff”
Reviewed 13 September 2011

My partner and 15 year old daughter stayed here for 4 nights in august 2011. We popped in after 4 nights sailing in the Whitsundays because the pool looked fab. We ended up staying!!
The staff were very friendly and helpful. We stayed in room 10 which had the most gorgeous view and balcony. It seems to be on top of the sea and we spent many happy lazy hours choosing ( dreaming) which boat we would buy!
Special thanks to the lady in the gift shop for assisting with options for getting to Sydney. You are a star!
Great location. Handy for the centre and just round the corner from the Abel point Marina.
Food was lovely. Pool great but cold!!

Would definitely return

Room Tip: Room 10. Fab view
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 August 2011

We stayed here for one night before taking a sailing trip around the Whitsundays. This is a lovely resort in what I think is the perfect location - a short walk to town and Abel Point Marina, so you are away from the noise (or so we thought). We chose a Coral Sea Suite as from the online photos, they looked lovely - and they are. Spacious and nicely decorated, with a big comfortable bed, flat screen tv, well equipped kitchenette (including fresh milk and a coffee plunger), and a sitting / lounge area. The spa can be accessed from the bathroom or the terrace (we were on the ground floor). There is also a table and chairs and hammock for spending time outside.

The downside that we found staying here was that suite 201 is in a little bit of a noisy location. The room is surrounded on 2 sides by walkways / stairs and being wooden, you can hear people walking by or clomping up and down the stairs (the attached photo of the stairs was taken standing inside the doorway to enter the room to give you an idea of how close they are). On the night that we stayed, there was a wedding at the resort, and the afternoon ceremony and drinks were held on the grassy area overlooked by our room followed by the reception in their function centre (also located near room 201). Unfortunately this meant that people were walking past our room to go to the grassy area (to smoke perhaps, or fresh air?) and whenever the reception doors were opened, you could hear music / noise, and people were going up and down the stairs to their rooms. We also found there was no noise proofing between our room and the one above us - we could hear the people staying up there walking around, closing doors, using the spa (and when it was really quiet - going to the toilet!!). This room is also located next to the pool and restaurant so if you value your privacy I would recommend another room.

Would I stay again? Yes, but not in this room! Hopefully the attached photo of the other suites will help other people wanting a quieter resort experience.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the top floor or away from walkways
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Coralsearesort, General Manager at Coral Sea Resort, responded to this review, 8 October 2011
Thank you we look forward to welcome you back to Coral Sea Resort. Please contact reservations directly to allocate your room. Mostly when there is a wedding those rooms are occupied by the wedding guests.
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Reviewed 14 August 2011

We spent 10 nights here at the Coral Sea Resort, you can rest assured that there are no hills to climb home! On the water, 5 mins walk to the Marina and a couple more into Airlie.
Enzo, the Assistant Manager, really looked after us and the team here are friendly and couteous.
Restaurant, where breakfast is also served is right by the water and from our balcony we spotted a turtle and a dugong!! Lovely.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Coralsearesort, General Manager at Coral Sea Resort, responded to this review, 19 August 2011
Thank you we are happy you enjpyed your stay , please contact Rebecca for special rates if you wish to return
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2011

We stayed in a garden view room for 2 nights and enjoyed the location which was 10 minutes to Airlie Esplanade and 10 minutes from the Abel Point Marina. The facilities at the hotel were excellent, the restaurant had fantastic food, reasonable prices and great views of the waterfront. The pool was a great size and also has the same fantastic views, definitely a place we would recommend to others.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Coralsearesort, General Manager at Coral Sea Resort, responded to this review, 14 August 2011
Thank you for you comments we are pleased you enjoyed your stay, returning guests to Coral Sea Resort receive special discounts contact stay@coralsearesort.com
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Phnom Penh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2011

The Coral Sea Resort is a splendidly relaxing place with great views and excellent service tied with a great location. The staff are fabulous, rooms very pleasant (tip - go for the Coral Sea Suites that are really more studio suites but very well done with excellent views)

Room Tip: Coral Sea Suites are very good
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Coralsearesort, General Manager at Coral Sea Resort, responded to this review, 14 August 2011
Thank you we are pleased you enjoyed your stay returning guests to Coral Sea Resort receive special discounts contact rebecca at stay@coralsearesort.com
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2011

Last stay of our trip. Nice resort - very luxurious. Nice staff - very helpful. Good location near lagoon pool by the sea. Close enough to walk into centre. Good shops and cafes. near to hog's breath too.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Coralsearesort, General Manager at Coral Sea Resort, responded to this review, 14 August 2011
Thank you we are pleased you enjoyed your stay we welcome you back soon returning guests receive special discounts and upgrades contact stay@coralsearesort.com
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Reviewed 11 June 2011

My husband and i stayed here for our honeymoon. The location is so relaxing and beautiful. I love Max the cat! Such a sweet little thing lazing about in the garden, he didnt disturb us at all. Actually he was a great comfort to me, as i was missing my cats ( though not missing my kids lol ) a beautiful place to stay

  • Stayed January 2011
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Coralsearesort, General Manager at Coral Sea Resort, responded to this review, 14 August 2011
Thank you we look forward to welcome you back, returning guests receive special discounts contact Rebecca stay@coralsearesort.com
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Property: Coral Sea Resort
Address: 25 Oceanview Ave, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Airlie Beach
#1 Luxury Hotel in Airlie Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Airlie Beach
#2 Family Hotel in Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Coral Sea Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Positioned on the absolute ocean front and just a short stroll via seaside boardwalk to the enchanting Airlie Beach resort village; with its relaxed atmosphere and collection of eclectic shops and cafes; lies the Coral Sea Resort. A stroll in the opposite direction crossing a separate boardwalk with the sea below is Abel Point Marina, your direct access to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. ... more   less 
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Coral Sea Hotel Airlie Beach
Coral Sea Airlie Beach
Coral Sea Resort Hotel
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