Reef View Hotel

12 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, 4803, Australia | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $263.00
 

Travel Blogs from Hamilton Island

The Dream comes true...

A travel blog entry by floz on Apr 20, 2012

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Pour qui n'a jamais vu de l'eau cristalline, turquoise et des plages désertes de sable blanc...Nous y voilà!

Ce long Weekend aux Whitesundays marque la fin d'un long voyage dans le Pacifique Sud.
Aucune des merveilles de ce monde ne peuvent égaler la richesse et l'authenticité que conserve l'ile Hamilton. Bienvenue à Hamilton Island …

Breakfast

A travel blog entry by biancacox on May 31, 2014

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At breakfast

Getting better

A travel blog entry by biancacox on Jun 01, 2014

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Still sore and all my luck goes to the performance today but you guys won't need it.

Hurt

A travel blog entry by biancacox on May 31, 2014

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I sloped on a sment

Hamilton Island

A travel blog entry by biancacox on May 30, 2014

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Having dinner at the pub and we all have a great view over the marina.the marina has lots and lots of big boats.

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    TravelPod Member ReviewsReef View Hotel Hamilton Island

    Reviewed by farquhar

    Not what we expected

    Reviewed Jul 24, 2014
    by (10 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    I think we got off on the wrong foot here when they checked us into a room with just one king size bed and nowhere for the kids to sleep!
    Then when we went to tell them they only had no family rooms left only shared rooms which wasn't what we booked.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by biancacox

    Peaceful

    Reviewed May 30, 2014
    by (2 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    Great

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    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by cheshers

    Better than Amazing

    Reviewed Sep 9, 2013
    by (11 reviews) Kilmore , Australia Flag of Australia

    The hotel may be over 23 years old but it is still remarkable. And the views..... Words cannot describe them.

    Heaven.

    Our view
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    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by floz

    The dream comes true

    Reviewed Apr 20, 2012
    by (4 reviews) Milan , Italy Flag of Italy

    Queensland Paradise at only one hour and a half from Brisbane!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by travel.bug.

    Excellent Views & Service

    Reviewed Sep 16, 2009
    by (20 reviews)

    The ocean views were incredible. We have photos with turquise blue waters and clear skies and ones of sunrise with black silhouetted hills shadowed by a golden sun.
    The staff were very friendly and gave us recommendations for meals, tours and activities.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by travel.bug279

    Tropical Paradise

    Reviewed Sep 16, 2009
    by (4 reviews) Sydney , Australia Flag of Australia

    The rooms were large & spacious & all staff were very friendly. With the most beautiful sunrise from the balcony.
    Just beware of the cockatoos as they can fly through the open balcony doors & trash your room. This didn't happen to us but I heard some horror stories.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by kelbellu

    Amazing Views!

    Reviewed Sep 1, 2005
    by (11 reviews) Perth , Australia Flag of Australia

    Definatly recommend the upgrade to the Coral View Rooms! Just imagine sitting on your balcony with a glass of chapagne overlooking the beautiful ocean!
    Rooms are huge and the staff friendly!
    Comp use of snorkling equiptment, kayaks huge bonus!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island

    Not a luxury hotel

    from

    We recently spent 5 nights at the Reef View to thaw out on our way back from New Zealand. We wanted luxury and relaxation and only got the latter. Hamilton Island is a resort island and is beautiful but expensive. We had a deluxe coral view room at the hotel and the view was spectacular. However, the hotel itself is very dated and needs to be refurbished as it looks shabby in parts. The rooms and bathrooms are very large and comfortable but more of a 3* than 4*, the rooms were meant to be serviced daily but this was questionable. We had breakfast at the hotel and it was a very unpleasant experience, basically a free for all and every time you moved from your table it was cleared regardless of whether you had finished eating. Staff were also not that friendly or helpful. The hotel also attracts families, a fact we were not aware of, dont stay here if you prefer a child free hotel..!! The island is small enough for you to walk around and does offer a reasonable selction of restaurants and activities. Having stayed previously in Port Douglas we would prefer to return there than Hamilton Island in the future.

    Stay Away from Hamilton Island Generally & Reef View Hotel Specifically

    from

    Poor overall quality. Definitely not a great Honeymoon spot. As we're quickly realizing, Hamilton Island has become infamous for 5-star prices and 2-star value (read other TripAdvisor reviews, for example).

    We enjoyed the Reef View Hotel!

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    We just returned from Australia, and spent three nights at the Reef View Hotel. After reading the two previous reviews, I can offer a different experience. This was a tropical paradise! However, since I had some unpleasant experiences on this trip at other popular hotels, I recognize that you can have both experiences at the same hotel. We stayed in a Coral View room at the Reef View, and it was very nice. We also found the staff to be helpful and courteous. With regard to restaurants, we had good experiences at the restaurants: a very nice barramundi dinner at the Mariner Restaurant; another nice dinner at Romano's restaurant; and excellent pizza at the Manta Ray cafe. Each of these restaurants is located dockside, across the island from the hotel. But they were easy to reach by the regularly-scheduled bus. They are also just a fifteen minute walk, easy during the day but unnecessary with the buses in the evening. My only cautions concern the tours: trips to the Great Barrier Reef frequently encounter choppy water, so watch out if you tend to get seasick! And you are advised to wear wetsuits provided by the tour operators to prevent Irukandji Jellyfish stings if you intend to swim at Whitehaven Beach. Based on information we read before the trip, I didn't expect jellyfish at Whitehaven.

    Psychedelic Mess!!

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    We stayed in this hotel Feb 2005, after being supposedly 'upgraded' from the Palm Terrace Bungalows. The hotel was awful, not through its lack of cleanliness or facilities, but through its faded grandeur, if indeed it was ever grand. The hotel itself looks awful, it was designed without any thought for the surrounding environment and the decor has not been updated since its inception, which must have been around the 60s or 70s based on the colour scheme. The whole place is in need of some urgent restoration or a bulldozer!!

    One redeeming feature is that the ocean front rooms have nice views. It may suit families, although it is well overpriced for what you get, if your a couple stay well away!!

    Disappointing

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    Period of Stay - 3 nights in November 2004

    Fabulous

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    Fantastic hotel, great views and huge rooms! All you could ask for for a greath time. Lovely staff - we will definitely be back!

    Stayed at the Reef View for 7 nights

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    I spent 7 nights at the Reef View Hotel with my boyfriend in September. This was our second trip in as many years and it was a lot more enjoyable (and relaxing) the second time around!

    Awful Rooms!

    from

    This hotel has the worst rooms I have ever stayed in. They are very old. The wall paper was falling off, the furniture is old and tired, the bathrooms are strange with your closet in the bathroom and suitcase table in the bathroom as well. The rooms are not carpet but tiles, just a really awful room. The only good thing about the room was the beautiful view. I got the room half price off the internet for $225AUS it is normally over $400AUS, it is a very expensive hotel and definately not worth it.

    Had a great time...

    from

    We stayed at the Hamilton Island Resort in early January, 2004.

    Avoid

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    Despite its location which is glorious this is a badly run nasty hotel which should never have been built. The rooms are old fashioned and in great need of updating. The facilities are poor and the a/c is not sufficent for the hotel - imagine breaakfast with the staff swating over you......

    TripAdvisor Reviews Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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