July 27, 2013
Relaxing beach holiday in fabulous bungalow
Bungalows are lovely and well-appointed, ease of transfer to and from airport and attractions, great buffet breakfast
The bungalows are very well appointed, with a small kitchenette which is stocked with everything you need to cook simple meals if you so wish. The bed was comfortable, bathroom was clean, air conditioning and ceiling fan worked well, and the hammock on the balcony was a great addition for relaxing. The only downside was that on our last night, a crew of noisy neighbours moved into the bungalows on either side of us (they were a family we presume) and kept bellowing across from one bungalow to another, which was annoying and inconsiderate, as up until their arrival our little space was the perfect quiet retreat. I did not complain as I hoped they would take their party out into town that night (which they did)- perhaps they were just excited to be there on their first night. It is a lovely hotel.
October 14, 2012
Rudimentary, but convenient and peaceful
Convenient walk to everywhere, roomy, and comfortable.
The bungalow I said in was a little dated, but pleasant enough. No complaints.
Coca Chu Restaurant is a must visit, if you are into Asian fusion food. An absolute treat.
Families with young children
October 9, 2012
Highlight of our holiday....
Very clean establishment, great views, close to beach, great place to relax
Just like winning the lottery..... a dream holiday. We had a free upgrade from a Palm Bungalow to the 13th floor of the Reef View Hotel. Wow...stunning views, spacious and very clean rooms. The staff was very helpful and polite.
April 7, 2012
Nice hotel,, partially renovated
Bungalows, not a big building
nice bungalows, closed to the beach. it doesn't have a swimming pool but you can go to the ones of the other hotels as they all belong to the same company.
we recommend to book the new rooms, which are slightly more expensive as they are definitely better.
they don't have breakfast but you can go the other hotels as well.
March 14, 2012
Nice Hotel, Different Experience
near to the shopping and restaurant, fresh air and blue sky
February 5, 2012
Lovely hotel with good view of the beach
Room is spacious with two double beds, the washroom is also big with shower and bath. Comfortable stay, except there was some renovation work outside the room in the day time, and had a weird smell for a while. Staff quite helpful, restaurants on the island are expensive, but have generally a good quality
November 4, 2011
Big rooms and those views!!!
we arrived at check in and learned we had been upgraded to a high floor sea view room in the reef view hotel.
we had reserved the palm bungalows as it seemed to be all that was available. our room was magnificent. the coral sea lay before us! rooms are big and well appointed. nice bar area,fridge and big bathroom.
what a treat to sit and watch sun sink with a cold beer in hand
and the swooping noisy cockatoos visiting on the balcony.
tip...close your balcony door when out of the room.
they are known to fly into the room!!!
hamilton is a lovely island despite being very over priced.
the one thing we did not like about the reef view hotel was the poor service in the pool restaurant.
half empty,but we were told wait for a reservation!!!!
indifferent staff and very poor maitre d hotel in charge.
and food is over priced with very small helpings.
avoid this place.there are better restaurants at visitor centre area.
do not miss the barrier reef trip.fantasea.
it is well organized and such nice staff.
we loved the day out.the food was good and the diving was sheer magic. national geographic channel in real time.
i did not believe there was coral and sea life like that!!!!
in fact the barrier reef has moved into our top 10 places of great travel moments.
along with places like great wall,iguazzu the taj mahal etc.
November 2, 2011
Paradise with service
room size, service and location (note the upgrade)
yes it is expensive! but there are many inclusions in this hotel that i didn't see stated on agoda.
first we were treated to an upgrade to reef view hotel room on level 9. all rooms face the ocean and the view was stunning!
the rooms were quite big and spacious and you could easily fit 4 friends or more. the bathroom was also large.
service at the hotel was fantastic. 5 star! as it is a small island you can even order from the local restaurants and have it delivered to your door!
if you are flying in there is a curtesy bus and if you are coming by ferry you can arrange pick up for free (its a short 10 minute walk if that from the ferry and about 20 minute walk from the airport if that).
included in the room fee was access to:
- the fitness centre
- tennis courts
- spa and multiple pools
- canoe hire
- catamaran hire
- and more!
if there are a few of you and you take advantage of these services you can really save a lot of money!
i would definately stay here again.
September 25, 2011
Beautiful private bungalow, amazing location
Private bungalow with small kitchen, very close to marina and beach, easy access
Amazing staying here! Very nice bungalows, great service, beautiful beach, lots to do!
Safari/BBQ trip, you book it at the hotel
Families with older children
September 4, 2011
great location but no personal touch from staffs
except the front desk staffs and in the restaurant, we do not have any chance to see other staffs.It is a bit lonely to stay here.Australia hospitality quality is far from good.