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Sea Star Apartments
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Minnesota
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44 reviews
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“heavenly”
Reviewed 28 June 2009

I can't imagine how anyone could complain about the Sea Star apartments. We loved this more than any other hotel, motel, apartments, resort, etc. that we've ever stayed in.
From the first moment we walked in, we were in love. The rooms were expansive and beautiful. The view was fantastic. The infinity pool was gorgeous and peaceful.
We only wished we had weeks to stay there rather than days.
Yes, the hill to town is steep. We had been told in advance that we would need to take a taxi back uphill, but that turned out not to be true for us. We walked up and down about four times. On the way up at night, the stars were fabulous.
I wholeheartedly recommend the Sea Star.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 24 May 2009

This is one of the best places we have stayed. The apartments are spacious, well presented and comfortable, We were surprised at how much we enjoyed our time here, do not let the hill put you off, it is fine to walk down to the centre of town, about 7mins, and you can always get a cab home if you need it. The pool area is also fantastic. In Airlie itself, the Sailing Club is ideal for a meal, the sunset on the balcony is sensational, easily the best in town, and the drinks are much more reasonably priced then any of the pubs. And the other strong recommendation is doing the seaplane trip out to the reef and snorkel with Air Whitsunday, forget the boat trips,

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 May 2009

You have to stay there to experience the amazing views from the lounge, the balcony, the terrace, the pool... It is much better than any picture on the website or in the brochure. The apartments have everything you could possibly need (apart from a hairdryer) - very convenient, spacious and light. The location is also very good - only few minutes walk from the town centre (yes, on a hill, but it is not such a big problem).
One could not ask for a better accommodation - it was a pelasure to come back there every night after having an great day on the water!

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Dorset
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 14 May 2009

We spent 3 nights in the Sea Star apartments as part of a 3 week trip to Australia. The apartment was excellent and very spacious with superb views over the marina. The Whitsundays are a great area and we wish we had scheduled in an extra night here.
During our stay we took a seaplane excursion over the Great Barrier Reef which included snorkelling and this was really the highlight of our whole trip.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Midlands, UK
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2009

My wife and I stayed at Sea Star for 3 nights and it was fantastic. We had room 211 and the views were outstanding from the terrace outside the lounge and bedroom. The apartment was so clean and well appointed we could live there and definitely did not want to leave. Yes its up a hill which could be a challenge for some if you walk it, but we managed the walk to town in 10-15 mins. If you go to Airlie you have to stay here.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2009

As mentioned in previous reviews the hill is fairly steep but well worth the climb for the views. Apartment was much larger than expected, clean and well equipped for a short stay. Balcony was lovely. Pool very relaxing however we were disappointed with the cleanliness of the toilet at the pool, it was dark, dingy, there was no soap or towels and it looked as if it hadn't been cleaned for a while. We stayed here after three wonderful days on the Pacific Sunrise and would recommend Sea Star Apartments. However do look around as there are many apartments on the outskirts of Airlie Beach which we had not seen on TripAdvisor, may be worth looking on the Airlie Beach website - if there is such a thing. Also if you are travelling at this time of year do be aware it is rainy season, after three days of beautiful weather whilst aboard the Pacific Sunrise we had two days of torrential rain whilst staying at Sea Star apartments. The owners of the apartments will arrange a transfer to the airport for $15, we had a lovely drive with the owner who even turned back at one point to show us a wallaby at the side of the road.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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exeter
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2009

Where do I start!? Firstly I'll get the hill comments out of the way. Yes it is on a steep hill from the town but it's not that bad and there are plenty of taxi's around. If you do walk it (which I did several times), it takes about 10 mins or so. DON'T LET THIS PUT YOU OFF!

The apartments are huge, amazingly equipped and spotlessly clean. You have to see them to believe it. When you get in and look out from the patio doors at the spectacular views of the harbour and Whitsundays beyond you realise the walk up the hill was definately worth it! The apartment has a huge balcony that covers the large lounge and the master bedroom. There was a full laundry room with washer and tumble dryer, a walk in wardrobe, great kitchen with oven, dishwasher, large larder, electric waste disposal etc. Everything you might need and more. There was a large flat screen TV in the lounge with many premium channels, good TV in the master bedroom, and comfortable beds. I could go on but I would just go and see for yourselves.

Outside there is a lovely infinity pool and Jacuzzi, (which was hardly ever used but immaculately clean) with the same spectacular views as the apartments. The grounds are spotless. The owners were very friendly and helpful, and recommended and booked us on a fabulous trip around the Whitsundays to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet.

I have travelled and stayed in many hotels around the world and this holds its own with most. I can't imagine a better place to stay in Airlie Beach and if we come back again I won't even bother looking elsewhere.

P.S At around 5pm every day without fail you get large Cockatoos on the balcony which added to the lovely tropical feel of the place!

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sea Star Apartments
Address: 2 Nara Ave, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 54 Speciality Lodging in Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sea Star Apartments 4.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Views Views and more Views! Sea Star Apartments is conveniently located in Airlie Beach enjoying breathtaking island and ocean views from every terraced apartment! Come and enjoy yourself in one of our self contained apartments all with covered large balconies, spacious living area and dining area, full kitchens, laundries and uninterrupted views of the Coral Sea, Hayman Island and Hook Island yet nestled close to Airlie Beach Village. Did we mention the views? ... more   less 
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