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“Exceptional Service and well appointed room with Magnificent Views”
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Coral Sea Resort
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Airlie Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
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“Exceptional Service and well appointed room with Magnificent Views”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Far exceeded our expectations. The ground floor room was on the edge of the sea with a spa on the balcony and 180 degree ocean views. We enjoyed the well stocked mini bar whilst relaxing in the spa and listening to our music from the docking station supplied. Breakfast the following morning met our requirements of a continental fare and the optional espresso (rather than cona) coffee was excellent. Great range of fresh fruit and pastries.

Room Tip: Pay the extra for the upgrade to the ocean front rooms well worth it
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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We did not stay at this hotel, however on a recent trip to the Whitsundays we took our entire family to breakfast in the beautiful open air restaurant overlooking the pool & gardens. It is simply divine!!

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Nth Qld
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

After reading reviews on here was very sceptical about this place until I arrived.
We arrived early but this was not a issue our room was ready and the lady at the front counter advised us we had a free upgrade from Garden View Room to the Ocean View room was very happy with front counter service.
We then checked into to our room and was also not disappointed the room was clean and large lots of cupboard space and large wardrobe for our needs .Open the door to our own balcony that was overlooking the ocean and the pool area what a great view it was many boats passing by many new and many old was a great to watch The convenience must not be missed here once we parked our car we walked down along the boardwalk to the town centre for lunch such a convenience at a short distance not haven to worry about trying to find a car space in town .We headed back to the room to find a wedding party assembling and this was not a issue for us as it was away from main structure area and was in the gardens it made for a great place for a marriage I wish the new married couple a long and peaceful marriage. In the afternoon we decided head along the boardwalk in the opposite direction towards the mariner was a great easy walk very relaxing.
Would I stay at Coral Sea Resort again yes the accommodation was great the location was great the staff are great I had no issues at all Thank you for a great Resort hope to see you again soon
We also hade the complimentary continental breakfast many choices and great view while having breakfast

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Coralsearesort, General Manager at Coral Sea Resort, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Thank you I appreciate your honest review. We also find many of the reviews interesting. It is a shame that Trip advisor appears to be used quite often as a threat to hoteliers that will not accept bad behaviour .
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

The rooms and beds are excellent and comfortable here and the staff are very helpful! The food is very good (although very expensive - as are the drinks) and the swimming pool is fantastic looking out into the ocean but we have stayed here twice now and there are a few issues.

Firstly, if there is a wedding happening you are knackered ! The lawn area is closed off and everyone has to move around. They also take over the restaurant the night before and at breakfast. Obviously being in high spirits they can be a bit noisy too (but maybe that can be forgiven).

Secondly, at the end of the jetty is a water sports centre. I don't know if this is owned by the hotel or not but it is used for tours around the Whitsundays and trips, by hundreds and hundreds of people (mainly youths). Access to it is only via going through the hotel. As a result, in the morning there an army of mini buses bringing people to the hotel all wondering around and no of which are actually staying there. This really needs sorting out and there should be an alternative way to this water sports centre than through the hotel.

I really wanted to give it four stars because the staff, location and rooms are really good Butkus can't... if these two issues were somehow addressed it would definitely be 4 or 5 stars.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Coralsearesort, General Manager at Coral Sea Resort, responded to this review, 17 October 2013
Dear Donna, thank you for your comments, which I appreciate however I would also appreciate if you used less exaggeration of the truth. There is ample room around the hotel pool when we have a wedding. The Ocean Rafting tour which departs the hotel each morning does not have hundreds and hundreds of people as you have stated. Some days the capacity may be reached especially during the school holidays and this 98 people. They arrive at various times picked from their accommodation in 4 little minibuses at the hotel between 8.30 am and 10.00 assemble on the jetty and depart the hotel at 10.00am. They do not use the hotel facilities at all and we believe this all adds colour and life to the area for short time each day. The tour an exciting day out to Whitehaven beach is also available for hotel guests to attend
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Queensland
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Recently had our wedding at Coral Sea Resort and would highly recommend it. Staff were friendly and went out their way to assist. All the guests were happy and couldnt fault the resort. Breakfast and desserts were lovely and the restaurant and bar staff were friendly. We had the penthouse, that had a spa on balcony. It had great views and there was plenty of room. Guests who had rooms on the lower level were equally happy. Located walking distance to main part of town and the lagoon. Thankyou Lauren for making our wedding amazing... Would definalty recommend.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Coralsearesort, General Manager at Coral Sea Resort, responded to this review, 17 October 2013
Thank you, your wedding was beautiful
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

We stayed in a Coral Sea suite, a great room overlooking the ocean with a spa on the balcony. The room is well appointed, large, and comfortable.

We ate at the poolside Clipper restaurant for lunch, which was underwhelming. We weren't offered a wine list, which was disappointing.

We ate lunch at the Clipper too, which was outstanding. Great food, a good wine selection, and at a reasonable cost. Superb!

The hotel is very conveniently located - only a short walk into the town centre, and an even shorter walk around the boardwalk to the Abel Point Marina.

Only other disappointment was the breakfast. The included buffet was a "tropical" breakfast only - bread, cereals and fruit. If you wanted a cooked breakfast you needed to pay extra or order a la carte.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tieri
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

We stayed at Coral Sea resort for my daughters 16th birthday (myself, daughter, toddler son and niece) and we absolutely loved our time there, We had the bayview spa suite which had amazing views, spa the kids loved, and room was lovely and cool when we checked in (early!), We had the winter warmer package for 2 nights which included Degustation meals which were amazing, the only complaint was that we couldn't manage to eat our desserts as we were so full from the previous 5 courses! The reception, restaurant and room service staff were all lovely and accommodating and we even received a refund for our meals on the second night as we had not spent the quota. My kids loved the pool, we enjoyed watching the wedding reception on the wharf while we had dinner, We also utilised the Whitsunday nanny service so my daughter and I could enjoy a day at Endota Spa 5 mins from resort. I have recommended this resort to my sister who is getting married next year, just so I get a reason to come back!!

Room Tip: Excellent restaurant, food divine and cocktail 'Lost in the Whitsundays' highly recommended!
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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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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