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Mediterranean Resorts
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honung
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15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Great views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2007

It is more expensive here but it seems the whole of Airlie is quite pricey. The appartment was big, comfortable and well equiped and the view from the balcony was amazing. There was two pools and a jacuzzi which look out onto the view. It is at the top of a steep hill, but it's not that bad. My parents managed it and they are not particularly fit and in their 50s. The only downside was the owner, he is shockingly unfriendly.

  • Stayed January 2007, travelled with family
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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2007

Stayed here in mid-December 2006 with my husband, 9 yr old daughter, sister and brother-in-law in a 3 bedroomed penthouse apartment. We loved it! The accommodation was really spacious,clean,comfortable, nicely furnished and well-maintained. The apartment was on 3 levels with amazing views from all the balconies. We spent a month touring Australia and this was voted the best accommodation we stayed in by a mile.

  • Liked — Lovely decor and cleanliness, fantastic views.
  • Disliked — The climb up the hill - it's a killer!
  • Stayed December 2006, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2006

The two of us stayed for 3 nights during our 3 week trip along the east coast. We had a lovely room overlooking the sea, with fantastic views in all directions. The resort seemed quiet, even though it was full, and the 'infinity' pool was a delight. Airlie Beach is a lively resort, so we were so glad that we had picked this place that was away from all the bars and noise. The climb back up the steep hill was a small price to pay. We found a lovely fish cafe on the front, near the Airlie Beach hote, 'Fish D'ivine', best fish & chips we've ever had! Will definately stay at this hotel again if we ever get the chance.

  • Stayed April 2006
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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2006

Our family (4 people) stayed at this resort mid-February 2006. Our room had beautiful views, the 2 small pools were very nice, the rooms were spacious, clean and had A/C. There was a full sized refrigerator and the kitchen was well equipped (microwave, toaster, etc.) There was also a 1-car lock-up garage. As another TripAdvisor member mentioned, it is quite a hike uphill to the resort from town, but since we had a car this wasn’t a problem for us. The only complaint we had about the resort was that they did not provide pool/beach towels. You could rent them at a cost, but it seemed a bit crazy considering how much they charge for the room.

Airlie Beach was a nice area to stay; it’s a very small touristy town with lots of souvenir shops and food options. None of the restaurants were particularly memorable, except for the noodle shop on The Esplanade where we got food poisoning. Unfortunately I can’t remember the name, but it was opposite a seafood place, set back from the street, inside on the lower level.

We were there during stinger season (approx. Nov to April), so it’s nice that they have the protected lagoon area for swimming. We weren’t too interested in the beach anyway, as we only stayed in Airlie Beach to travel out to the reef (we took Fantasea Reefworld cruises) and to play golf at Turtle Point-Laguna Quays.

  • Stayed February 2006
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2005

I came across Airlie Beach in Queensland a couple of years ago on my way to somewhere else and loved it so much that I went no further. Perhaps the attached photos of a typical Airlie sunset will explain why.

Since then I've been back four other times and have stayed at the Sailz in Cannonvale once, the Coral Seas Resort once and the Mediterranesn Resorts on three other occasions.

The Sailz in inexpensive but pleasant enough and the Coral Seas is quite expensive but it seems a matter of luck wether you get a sea view room or not. Pricewise, the Mediterranean is somewhere between the two but the views are absolutely to die for. From our balcony chairs we could sit back and relax with a white wine overlooking the beautiful Pioneer Bay and a host of islands including, Hook, Hayman, Double Cone and Amrit Islands. Any photo I have seen does not do it justice. Also the Mediterranean is self contained which means that it has full kitchen and laundry facilities. This is a must for anyone staying in the tropics for any more than a few days as dining out all the time can be expensive and who wants to use one of those public laundaries on a regular basis.

On our last visit we travelled with friends and shared a three bedroom, two bathroom unit that gave us plenty of privacy and everyone had a sense of their own space.

Whilst in Airlie we went on a three island cruise on Fantasea Ferries - we especially loved Daydream Island and also took a cruise abord the Banana Winds catamaran yacht for a look at sunset from the water. It's every bit as good as the other writer reports and they do, in fact, give you champagne (included in the price of the trip) and keep it coming.

Some evenings we dined at home (the Mediterranean unit we were staying in) others, we ate out. Among our favourite spots were the Hogs Breath Cafe in Airlie Beach and Banjos Bar and Grill in Cannonvale. We loved Banjos so much we came back for dinner a few nights later.

I've now been to Airlie Beach five times in two years and I'm hoping to make it a sixth later this years. Again I will choose to stay at the Mediterranean Resorts for it's great views and its excellent facilities.

  • Stayed May 2005
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2005

I too had a recent holiday at Airlie Beach where I stayed in a villa at the Mediterranean Resorts overlooking the village.

I agree that the views are just too good to be true.

Our villa had a wide balcony and was very nice inside with a modern kitchen and a cozy lounge area. The Mediterranean has two pools, one of them with a spa. They have been built with infinity edges so that you can look out across the ocean to the islands while swimming. Just fantastic.

Unlike one of the other writers I enjoyed Airlie Beach with its many restaurants, we counted 30 or so, and the numerous watering holes, bars – more than a dozen of these.

Also unlike the other writer, I found the bar and restaurant staff to be attentive and friendly, if somewhat casual. But I guess that’s life in the tropics.

Airlie Beach is a great staging point for the Whitsunday region.

From there, and nearby Shute Harbour, you can take day trips to the islands and the Reef or visit beautiful Conway Beach National Park or take the crocodile wetlands tour from Proserpine.

There’s also a great 2-3 hour sailing cruise leaving Airlie Beach at sunset where they give you free champagne. Day trips to historic Bowen and down to Mackay are also worthwhile. It pays to rent a car while in Airlie Beach, although the local public transport system is very good.

In fact Airlie DOES have a beach and it’s quite pretty being a half-moon shaped bay ringed by palm trees.

But I agree it is small and stinger season lasts about five months.

However, also along the foreshore is a massive man-made lagoon that meanders through parkland – it is very attractive and very popular.

The shopping centre at Airlie Beach is a hive of cafes, fashion shops and seemingly, real estate agents. I think there must be a major property boom going on here.

And why not, it’s a pretty place with great views and a great climate.

I intend going back perhaps later this year or next and my first choice would be to again stay at the Mediterranean villas.

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Albuquerque, NM
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2005

First of all, Airlie Beach is NOT ! There is hardly a beach at all and apparently you can't really swim there because most of the year there are STINGERS in the water. Airlie Beach IS a jumping off point to the Whitsunday islands for world class snorkeling and scuba diving. Do NOT go, thinking this is a lay by the beautiful ocean / pool sipping drinks with umbrellas in them brought by attentive waiters. You go there to do one thing and that is to book a trip on a boat and take off !

The service was horrible everywhere we went in restaurants, hotels, our accomodation, stores. I don't think they " get it " yet.....they may cater to the " backpackers" a bit with loud, boozy bars but they don't cater to the family with children or to romantic couples....

The Mediterreanean Resort has beautiful views and a nice but small couple of pools. The jacuzzis are ICE COLD. The accomodations are apartments with garage, washer / dryer, kitchen, etc. Basic decor and amentities.
The food is so expensive at the local supermarket that it's worth the bus ride out to the real grocery store out of town. The website is nicer than the property. The best part about it is the view but to get that view you have to hike up a fairly steep hill in warm weather. NOT FUN AT ALL !
Management needs lessons in customer service as well....would not stay here again.

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Property: Mediterranean Resorts
Address: 14 Golden Orchid Drive, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 54 Speciality Lodging in Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mediterranean Resorts 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mediterranean Resort offers affordable luxury in self contained 1, 2 and 3 bedroom villas, honeymoon suites or a choice of 3 or 4 bedroom penthouses.The private balconies and spacious apartments offer unsurpassed views across the Coral Sea and the magnificent Whitsunday Islands.The resort facilities include 2 private saltwater pools both with outstanding views, a spa in which to refresh and all only 300m from the centre of Airlie Beach.The Whitsundays really is the epitome of Paradise, and Mediterranean Resorts is in the heart of it! ... more   less 
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Mediterranean Hotel Airlie Beach
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