We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment with out 8 month old for 2 nights. We had originally stayed here when it first opened and loved the place so happy to give it another go. The layout of the apartment & location is fantastic. Great view of the ocean and if you are on the ground floor - you open you're little court yard gate and can walk right out to the beach but if you have to lock the door you still need to go around the front anyway so a key for the security screens out the front would be helpful.
Check in after hours was easy enough - they text you with a safe code and yours keys and info are left inside however, the reception was not open when we checked out and we had no information about how to check out, where to leave keys?!
Kitchen is big and opens over the lounge & dining areas so all very open which is nice. You can cook while looking at the ocean.
Now the big issues I have - they ask you to keep the place clean when you check out so I don't think they clean it very well after you leave because every pot, pan, glass & kitchen utensil was dirty so I had to rewash them before I used them.
The floors were sticky and in the grout between the tiles on the floor is dark dirty stains. With a 8 month old crawling baby this was very disappointing so I had to actually head down to the convenience store to buy a mop, bucket & disinfectant to clean the floors myself. I really think they need to have the grout and tiles professionally cleaned and sealed property to prevent this happening.
The air-conditioners are smelly and had mildew build up on the vents - they are also hard to operate as is the washing machine. A simple instruction note beside each would be helpful so you know what you're doing before you use them.There are also limited information on local places and hotel information - a better welcome pack in the room would be appreciated for people who don't know the area.
The bathrooms are a bit stinky from the drains and overall lack of any windows for fresh air. We had to leave all the windows in the place open to get the musty smell out while we were there so got a big hot at times but would prefer that over smelly air-con and musty rooms.
To be honest I won't be staying here again. We head up here alot to visit family and I would much rather stay at a place I know is clean and maybe not in such a great spot then staying at a place that hasn't been cleaned and smells dirty.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Point Resort Bargara Beach located right on the waters edge comprises of modern 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments that have been architecturally designed for the Queensland climate. This is to create the ultimate beachside experience. The contemporary apartments include facilities to help you relax and unwind in your home away from home. The apartments either have a stunning view of the glistening waters of the Coral Sea, the spectacular sunsets over the hinterland or your own patio garden. The magnificent facilities set within extensive landscaped tropical gardens include a resort pool with sloped wading area, spa, barbecue area and mini putt putt golf course. Bargara Beach is located on the Coral Coast at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef and offers extensive local amenities including an 18 hole championship golf course and the extensively landscaped foreshore offering shaded seating, pagodas and barbeques. The township of Bargara offers many restaurants, cafes and a large Bistro and Hotel complex with alfresco dining. Bargara is ideally situated for a stopover on your drive north from Brisbane. With an average of 8 hours sunshine a day, Bargara offers close to a perfect temperate climate. Temperatures average within a 5 degree range of the perfect 25 degrees celsius all year. It is possible to spot migrating whales from the ocean facing balconies and just to the north there is the world famous Mon Repos Turtle Rookery where turtles come every year to lay thousands of eggs on the protected coastline. The reefs off Bargara Beach on the southern fringe of the Great Barrier Reef are rated in Australia's top ten shore diving sites and provide endless opportunities for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts. ... more less
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- The Point Resort Bargara, Australia - Queensland