Have just stayed at the Azure Sea Whitsunday again (fourth occasion) and it just gets better ! This time we were upgraded to one of the many penthouses - there's about 5 of them – and it was terrific. As an old capitalist landlord I was particularly impressed with the layout of our penthouse unit. The main bedroom is off the entrance hall and as far away from the lounge room as possible. Adjacent to the main bedroom is the second bedroom (queen-sized, but was fitted with twin-beds), which is close enough to hear the kids if they stir in the night. They have their own separate toilet and separate bathroom too so as not to disturb those in the main king-size bedroom, which as you would expect has its own walk-in wardrobe and a bathroom with shower and spa bath. Down the hall towards the lounge is a third queen-sized bedroom. Now, that makes this house-sized unit capable of accommodating 6 people. So, in the lounge there is seating for (at least) six. At the dining room table there is seating for six. Out on the massive balcony in one corner there is another dining table, with of course seating for six. The kitchen, with its breakfast bench for six, has enough cooking and refrigeration facilities for 10 people. (Gotta allow for the visitors that want to come and gawk at the opulence) Of course the enormous cupboard space contains all the knives forks egg lifters dishes pots pans glasses you will need to entertain the visitors. There is a micro-wave, a combination oven and a normal convection oven (plus a very modern bench top range) to heat up the masses of home-delivery's you will order (no cooking – you're on holiday) After its all done, pop them into the Miele washing machine – job done. Then ,if you're lucky you might get a seat in front of the flat screen TV aka DVD monitor. Not me though, I couldn't tear myself away from the fantastic sea view from the huge balcony – not even to check my sox's in the private laundry room that contained the wash machine, tub and dryer. I did have a swim in the 30 meter long wet-edge pool. It was long enough to do laps in, and crystal clear. The wet-edge cascades down into another near mirror-image pool below. The pools are on the lower level(s), adjacent to the under-building, secure, no-fee car park.
My rating - 10 out of 10.
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Mercure Azure Sea Hotel Airlie Beach
- Azure Sea Whitsunday Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands