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Waves Maroochy River
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Auckland
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44 reviews
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“Perfect for one week break!”
Reviewed 10 January 2014

The Waves did not disappoint as the intention was have a relaxing one week break. A two bedroom apartment on a higher level was requested, which allowed some extra space. As previous reviewers indicated, the view over the Maroochy River is spectacular but at the same time very restful too.
The apartment has a spacious living area with large TV, including pay channels. WiFi access is a bit expensive at $A35 per week. If you just want to check your emails I suggest going to Mikkis café next door for the free WiFi, as well as enjoying the nice food. The main bedroom also has a view over the river. At the back of this bedroom is an ensuite bathroom and walk in wardrobe. The wardrobe could have had more clothes hangers, and the bed linen used for the first few nights was a bit thin, however there was apartment service mid-week and this linen was replaced with better quality sheets. At the rear of the apartment is a laundry, another bedroom and an additional shower and toilet. The kitchen is well equipped for self-catering with complementary tea and coffee provided.
A car park is available for each unit and access is via the basement. On the ground floor there is a swimming pool which is ideal in the summer weather as well as a gym equipped with a treadmill, bike and rowing machine as well as a bench press/weights centre. Books and DVDs are available to borrow from the main office.
Waves is located close to many good restaurants including the Boat Shed at Cotton Tree. In addition there is a Woolworths supermarket, newsagent and the Sunshine Plaza shopping centre is just a short walk away.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

We have again had a wonderful holiday at Waves and have rebooked for later in the month.
Helen and staff have always been helpful and accommodating and we just love the location and the spectacular views. The pool is great for our young grandchildren and we love the BBQ area.
The 3 bed apartment is just the best and and the cleaning staff fantastic,
We just keep on coming back and back and back... highly recommend

Room Tip: 3 bedroom 703 south east corner 2 bedroom 903 middle of floor
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Bath
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

We booked with Helen in Easter 2013 for a 15 night stay in an apartment, not knowing which apartment at that time. Well we had the most amazing surprise to see we had apartment 904. The views are just spectacular over the Maroochy River estuary and sea. The apartment was excellently presented with a new king size bed for one of the bedrooms. Two great bathrooms for each bedroom. Laundry room had a large top loader and good size drier. The kitchen has a very large fridge with freezer, large oven and dishwasher, great work tops and a view to make your heart sing even when cooking. The balcony has a large table and chaired and two sun chairs. In the heat we experienced 30+ degrees the shade was very welcome. The local residents made our stay even more special- thank you to Jocelyn for the drinks evening.
Local facilities are great- all shops are within walking distance including ATM. The Red Sea Restuarant at the entrance to Waves provides takeaway food and delicious coffee- at the moment it is bring your own booze- which you can buy from the Duporth Tavern at a reasonable price. The food at the Red Sea is excellent- try the sea food platter- just amazing!
We hired a car which we parked underneath the apartment block. My partner is disabled and we used our UK badge for parking which was accepted by parking attendants. The tourist route drives are great fun and you get to see the Hinterland. Euramundi market is a brilliant market - get there early for a park and brekky.
I highly recommend The Waves for the position- quiet compared to Mooloolaba which is noisy and very busy. Helen and Peter make you feel very welcome and make sure the facilities are in excellent condition. We certainly hope to return to Waves on our next visit to Australia.

Room Tip: Apartment 904 has spectacular views and rooms..
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Emerald, Australia
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Amazing views, have stayed before, and will keep returning and recommending. The area is family friendly with easy access to the pool, gym, ocean and close proximity to the Sunshine Plaza and Big Top shopping centres.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

We were originally booked into a different resort, which really wasn't suited to our family. After only one night there we desperately needed to leave. We found Waves during a google search and it looked perfect. Before I made the booking I was offered a tour of a room...I don't even think I was in the front door of the apartment before i said 'we will take it'!! The view was to die for (and we were only on level two). The apartment was incredibly clean, spacious and had everything we needed (including an in room spa). The pool area was well maintained with a great kids pool and shade cloth over the top. Reception has a great selection of books, toys etc. location is brilliant (apartments open out onto the river which means no car noise). 50 meters to Woolworths which is handy with kids. One of the nicest places we have stayed, will recommend to everyone and we will be back!!

  • Stayed November 2013
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Brisbane
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Apartment was very nice. Awesome views from the balcony. The bed in the master bedroom was something to be desired and not very comfortable at all.

Overall it was a good stay and the managers are very friendly and willing to help out.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Geelong
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

This apartment complex has the most amazing views which can be seen from the bedroom and living room/ kitchen. The huge balcony, beautifully appointed rooms, pool, BBQ area and gym add to the excellent experience. There is a library of used books as well as DVD's to borrow. The location is central, close to the soon to be redeveloped Big top shopping centre. The huge Maroochydoore river shopping/ eating precinct is within easy walking distance. A great place to stay!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Waves Maroochy River
Address: Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast, Queensland 36-38 Duporth Ave, Maroochydore, Queensland 4558, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Maroochydore
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Spa
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Ranked #3 of 43 Speciality Lodging in Maroochydore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Waves Maroochy River 4.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Waves Maroochy River is located right on the river mouth opposite the new Ocean Street dining precinct. As Waves Maroochy River is one of the closest resorts to Sunshine Plaza and with the new Big Top Market Fresh directly across the road, you will be spoilt for options when it comes to shopping or dining out. Access to the river is via our own private jetty or if the beach is more your thing, a short stroll along the river through Cotton Tree Park will find you at our very own Maroochydore Beach. Our complex of 1,2 or 3 bedroom fully self-contained self-catered apartments is complete with a resort style heated pool, spa and separate kids wading pool. Selected ground floor and penthouse apartments also offer their own private Jacuzzi and outdoor kitchen complete with gas bbq. An onsite gymnasium is also available to all our guests. Parking is provided in our secure underground basement with security controlled lift access to each level. ... more   less 
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