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“Wonderful Portside”

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Portside Whitsunday
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detroit,michigan
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36 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful Portside”
Reviewed 4 April 2006

Five adults stayed at the Portside for four nights in March, 2006. We were surprised and delighted by being given the Penthouse suite rather than the three bedroom apartment we had booked. What a pleasure it was to stay in the penthouse with our own lap pool, 3 bedrooms, living room, kitchen,washer and dryer, granite countertops in the kitchen and separate den, with patio table and furniture and bar-b-q on extensive patios. Not to even mention the view!Everything super clean and nicely decorated. Sharyn took care of us, and answered any questions we had, and made excellent recommendations for restaurants and trips. As stated in another review the main pool water is cool, great for the tropics.This is architectually a beautifully designed complex.
It was close to the town, on the main street, so we did not have to walk back to our base up a steep hill after a full day out. We were glad we had chosen the Portside, as other resorts are situated on the steep hill behind the town. One downside is the traffic noise at night when trying to sleep. We just closed the doors at night.
We were able to get four nights for the cost of three nights by booking through a Queensland tourist web site. All five adults agreed we could not have made a better choice for accomodations in the Whitsundays.

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Reviewed 5 March 2006

We've just come back from a wonderful week holiday to Airlie Beach. We were 5 adults and 2 children and stayed at the Portside Whitsunday in a joined 2 bedroom with 2 bathroom and 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom apartment. The accomidation was gorgeous, clean, modern with wonderful water views (no filtered water views here!!). Portside is not only lovely to look at but also practical as its only a short walk to all shops and restaurants and all trips to the Barrier reef and Islands. No steep hills to climb with this resort!

Customer Service is 12 out of 10 with Margaret and David always going the extra mile to make sure your trip is booked and advising which ones would be most suitable (in our case we had to cater for 2 non swimmers and 2 children). They were always very friendly and informative and always interested to hear how the trip went. I highly recommend Portside Whitsunday to anyone looking for a top class place to stay without the hefty price tag.

PS: Do NOT eat at Boltz the Italian Restaurant on the Esplanade in Airlie Beach, if you want to wait for over an hour to eat horrible & expensive food with terrible service then this is the place for you! :-)

Cheers,
from Sydney

  • Stayed March 2006
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England
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Reviewed 8 October 2005

These apartments were just fabulous! We stayed for a week and it made the whole trip to Oz. The place was clean, tidy and beautifully maintained. The view was terrific. The two managers/owners were so helpful - they suggested trips, made bookings and helped out when the other half was poorly. I would go back tomorrow and stay for ever! The apartment was roomy, well furnished and well laid out. The pool was lovely and cold too.

The location is great for walking and bussing around - near enough to bars and restaurants and shops, but on the edge of town so quiet and peaceful.

  • Stayed August 2004
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Dunfermline
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Reviewed 3 August 2005

For the second week of our trip to Oz, we booked the Portside self catering apartments in Airlie Beach. Having booked our entire trip on the internet, I searched for reviews of Portside but could not find any. However we shouldn’t have worried as Sheryn, the manageress, did everything she could to ensure we had a great stay.

We decided to book an apartment with a Spa and this turned out to be a good decision. At night it was something very special to walk down to the "drive-through" off licence and pick up a couple of bottles of chilled Australian sparkling and lie in the spa and watch the amazing galxy of stars overhead.

The quality of e apartment was exceptionally high, with excellent fittings and furnishings.

The atmosphere at Portside was very relaxed and was within easy walking distance of Airlie beach "high street".

While there we booked two trips with Cruise Whitsunday, one to Whitehaven beach (absolutely truly stunning) and the other to the outer Great Barrier Reef. Sheryn booked both of these and she certainly made a fantastic recommendation. The Whitehaven beach trip aboard Camira, a carbon-fibre catamaran, will last in my memory forever.

If you want a great holiday in a stunning part of the world, book Portside.

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Property: Portside Whitsunday
Address: 406 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 54 Speciality Lodging in Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Portside Whitsunday 4*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Portside Whitsunday is situated across from the New 5 star Port of Airlie Beach Marina site and consists of 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom and penthouse apartments. All Master bedrooms have LCD tvs. Private Jacuzzi apartments on request. Experience ultimate 4.5* Luxury and relaxation from your spacious balcony with views over the Port of Airlie, out to the Coral Sea and Whitsunday Islands. Only 100m level stroll to beach, shops & restaurants Onsite facilities include Heated Pool,BBQ facilities, Tour Desk, free wifi & free undercover parking. ... more   less 
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