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at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat
Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Airlie Beach
Vienna, Austria
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18 reviews
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“Excellent Room - incredible equipment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2009

We spent two days in Airlie and enjoyed the stay at this hotel. Our room was very large and equipped with a nice kitchen area and with an incredibly large flat screen and multi media system. Directly in front of the hotel is the bus station that connects to the different Whitsunday cruises. The room has also a spacious balcony with an outside whirl pool! The owner is extremely helpful and friendly. The hotel is located slightly outside of Airlie beach (5 min walk) We highly recommend this place!
A&M from Austria

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank hatschimoko
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2009

We were at Whitsundays Waterfront Retreat in August 2009. We are 30 and 33 years old.
Terrific location just 5 minutes walk to Airlie Beach, nice resort, well equipped, Hugh LCD-TV, massive iPod dock, spa bath at the balcony, nice swimming pool. Although there is construction work at the front of the resort when we were there and destroy the waterfront view, but it didn't disturb us at all.
We enjoyed being able to walk into town and there was no need to drive a motor vehicle.
The Staffs are really nice and friendly, the room was cleaned everyday.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank fuzzym0nkey
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WWBB29, Owner at at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat, responded to this review, 8 March 2012
Port of Airlie opened in April 2011, welcome to the latest Airlie Beach Fashion & Dining Precinct. Discover a place where you are just a short walk from shops, restaurants and recreational facilities. Port of Airlie is loctaed 50 meters from at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat.

Port of Airlie Retailers include:
• Billabong
• The Coffee Club
• Aimer Accessorys
• Calypso Resort & Swimwear
• Denman Cellars & Beer Cafe
• Cha mah Moroccan Restaurant
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Edinburgh
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2009

We arrived about 10am after a hectic morning leaving Mackay and were able to get into our room no problem even though check in is 2pm. We were helped up with our bags and we were instantly relaxed as soon as we walked into the room, it was very clean and despite some reviews it was very well equipped, the tv and ipod docking station is amazing! Every thing we needed for our stay! There is a construction site within the view but its hardly a problem! Besides its not really the hotels fault!!! We would definitely come back to this resort without a doubt!!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lab77Edinburgh
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Brisbane
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2009

I travel a lot for business - all over the globe and I have to say this is the most unsurpassed service I have ever received - in fact exceeding any foreseen expectations! The resort itself is striking, fine touch with a spa on the balcony overlooking the pool and harbour. The property is located only a short walk from town, close to all amenities. I was very impressed by the whole experience, so much so I will be back with my wife for a romantic getaway.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jambar40
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Queensland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2009

I can honestly say that Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat was the most private and comfortable Hotel I have ever stayed in! The Manager and staff were SO friendly and helpful, giving me rides into town whenever I needed! They provided plenty of ideas and advice on where to go and what to see!

The rooms are private and clean, with added extras along the way.. Very modern, with FANTASTIC views of the Coral Sea!

A must stay for any traveller!

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AlanaAA
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Bendigo
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2009

My husband and I recently had a short stay at the Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat and we had a lovely relaxing time. The room and room facilities were top class and we felt very private. The balcony opening onto the pool was great. Only detraction was the building of the Port over the road, but once that is finished, I believe the outlook will be quite stunning. The staff were polite and helpful but gave us complete privacy. It was far enough out of town to be quiet, but only a short 5-10 minute walk and we were amongst the shopping and restaurants. We would recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Shermaree
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brisbane
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2009

My husband and i stayed here with our 5 month old baby on the way home from Cape York and was after somewhere with a bit of luxury.

I have been working in the travel industry myself for 10 years and have done site inspections of alot of Airlie Beach hotels and i would claim this to be one of the nicest hotels!

The beds are fantastic, The service is fantastic, the rooms have massive plasma tvs. The spa bath on the balcony is great. The place does overlook the construction going on accross the rd but that didnt bother us as it started at 7 and finished at 5.

The rooms have a mini bar which is dirt cheap for a mini bar.

If i had to choose a negative thing about this property is that it was a little hard to find and it would be good if the rooms had their own laundry facilities.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank waterchicky
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Property: at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat
Address: 438 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Airlie Beach
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Airlie Beach
#6 Family Hotel in Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat 4.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat sets new standards of luxury award winning couples only boutique accommodation in the Whitsundays. Adjoining Airlie Beach and nestled on Pioneer bay which features pristine turquoise waters surrounded by breathtaking rainforest, guests can expect a high level of privacy coupled with exceptional unobtrusive personalised service. The luxury retreat comprises an exclusive collection of just five, one bedroom balcony spa suites and an incredible top floor Jacuzzi penthouse, with views over Port of Airlie and the Coral Sea. The luxury spa suites feature contemporary inspired interior furnishings that exude style and tropical ambience, natural timber louvers, spacious balcony with corner spa, Brand new king size beds, gourmet galley kitchen and pebbled ensuite bathrooms. The penthouse features a unique four posted king bed, the master bathroom featuring a double person rain shower, generous powder room complete with private balcony overlooking lush rainforest, a gourmet kitchen, black marble bar complete with wine fridge and stainless steel fixtures. Externally the penthouse enjoys an expansive balcony complete with six person Jacuzzi. Redefining intimate levels of service suites are serviced daily whilst the retreat boasts a private sun deck, deep water horizon pool, guest BBQ, lush tropical gardens, a-la-carte in room massage, facial and beauty treatments, unlimited FREE wireless internet, tour booking desk, great barrier reef touring, concierge and personalised limousine transfers. Exuding luxury, romance and tropical ambiance, at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat offers the travel connoisseur a perfect blend of relaxation, intimacy and personalised service for an unparalleled couples only retreat experience. PLEASE NOTE : For the enjoyment of all guests, Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat 18+ enforces a strict NO NOISE NO PARTY POLICY. ... more   less 
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