Searene Whitsundays
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Searene Whitsundays

18 Seaview Dr, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802 Australia
Traveller (53)
amazing views! sunrise over airlie beach
Room & Suite (11)
pool and views
Pool & Beach (5)

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HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Modern
Property amenities
Free parking
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Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
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Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms

Location

18 Seaview Dr, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802 Australia
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Kimble26 wrote a review Oct 2023
Townsville, Australia35 contributions15 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location. Spacious. Clean. Amazing views.
The dishwasher in our apartment needed a thorough clean and the kitchen was not well equipped with tableware however we did enjoy our stay. A short walk to the main ‘strip’ and good amenities in the apartment including washing machine and dryer.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jesshope24 wrote a review Sept 2022
56 contributions6 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Me and 2 friends had an amazing stay here at Searene appartments. The appartments are in a great location- close to the shops, bars, beach and harbour (if you don’t mind walking up a very steep hill to get there).
The appartment was clean and spacious with amazing views of the sea and the pool.
Jane (the appartment owner) did everything to make our stay perfect and was super friendly. We had all the amenities we needed, including a complimentary bottle of wine and chocolates!

I would recommend this appartment to anyone wanting a fantastic stay in Airlie Beach!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Yvi H wrote a review Dec 2023
19 contributions6 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 4 nights. Our apartment was very spacious, light and well kept with beautiful furniture. My bed was comfy, and I slept very well. It was high up in the hills with fantastic views of the harbour. The swimming pool was lovely and never crowded. We had lots of visits by yellow crested cockatoos.

I was surprised about one thing only, and that was there was no fly screen doors leading to the balcony, and as we used the balcony a lot, we always had to remember to shut them whenever we went out on the balcony.

Free secure parking

I would have given this 10/10 if it had a fly screen.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Free secure parking
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N M wrote a review Nov 2011
Gold Coast3 contributions6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked a two week stay at Serene Apartments. I should have known from my first phone conversation with the less than desirable management that my stay with them was also going to be less than desirable. (but management wasn't going to be onsite, how bad could it be right? Wrong! )When I arrived, the room smelt terrible. Some idiot had tried to water the fake pot plants and the water had run into the extremely thick shag carpet on the floor. I did not complain about it but did try asking to cancel my stay to no avail. So I resigned myself to my fate with the filthy carpet and dragged it out onto the balcony where it stayed for the next few days to drying out. (I will not go into details about what it was like when I lifted it).
Then I read the welcoming book for Serene Apartments and I totally agree with the traveller from Spain - it was more like being 'threatened' than welcomed.( Other resorts leave the same instructions without sounding 'threatening' ) Then on my first night, something in the fuse box went but because they had locked off the second bedroom, I couldn't get to the fuse box to fix it. They had to send someone out - so i spent several hours of my first evening without tv, cooking facilities etc. I didn't complain about that either. The rest of the stay was uneventful for which I was grateful.
Come time to leave, I was concerned however about the 'threatening tone' of the welcome book at Serene and also the extremely unfriendly woman who manages the place. So I cleaned up as I always do when i leave hotels ( I'm a virgo - the perfectionist and clean freak ) and I took a video of the apartment before I left to prove I'd left it spotless just in case they wanted to charge me an extra cleaning fee. I videoed the second bedroom to show i hadn't used it, I videoed the second bathroom to show I hadn't used it, i videoed the microwave to show it was clean, I videoed the oven to show that that too was clean. I videoed the kitchen, I videoed everything! Or so I thought. Four days after arriving back home, I got an email to say that Serene apartments had taken $50 from my credit card account because I left blood on the sheets and it had gone through to the mattress protector and that it wasn't fair to the cleaning staff to have to clean it up and that they had to get someone in to do it. WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT???????????????? I could not believe it. That is just the dirtiest trick in the book. Outrageous and disgusting. I'm not saying that anyone having an accident like that is disgusting - it can happen - and if i did do it, I would have bought new sheets and mattress protector myself! BUT I DID'NT DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And do you think i even thought to pull the sheets right back on the bed to video it?????????? Of course not - who would think to have to do that?? What is this world coming to?? I am so disgusted and mortified by the whole situation. I'd like to address all of Airlie Beach tourism - it is widely known that Airlie Beach is suffering as tourist numbers are down. You can NOT have operators in the area playing dirty tricks like this in your time of need. My trip to Airlie cost me $8,000 for three weeks. I will NOT come back and spend that money again - not ever ever ever again. You have dirty operators!!!!!! ( I did stay somewhere else for my first week in Airlie, it was perfect but they couldn't accommodate me for the whole three weeks which is why I booked 2 weeks at Serene after them. And despite the first place being ABSOLUTELY PERFECTLY run, the bad taste left after Serene undid ALL the good work done by the first resort. I will never be back. Never. Airlie Beach can die a slow tourism death for all I care. How dare you steal $50 from my credit card for something I didn't do when I have just spent $8,000 in youjr community. How dare you!
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Date of stay: August 2011
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Timothy M wrote a review June 2012
Brosbane1 contribution4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed on the first floor for 2 nights before moving out to another accomodation facility due to spending 2 nights listening to people walking,stamping, moving furniture from the upstairs apartment...if you want a quiet place to enjoy the views, don't even bother with this one unless your on the top floor.
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Date of stay: June 2012
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don't pay for anything other than a top floor apartment
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HoorooImOff wrote a review Nov 2011
Melbourne Australia88 contributions50 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed in many resorts in Australia and overseas. Searene is the worst we have experienced. Had a fantastic location overlooking Airlie Beach. After traveling all day we found the reception desk unmanned (this was at about 4:30pm) and unable to gain access to the unit. After several phone calls to the "manager" we gained access.
Being a 2 bedroom self catering unit, the standard of equipment was extremely poor and very basic. Throughout the week the towel rack in the ensuite fell off and not fixed. The BBQ bottle ran out of gas and we were told it was responsibility to refill!! Well pigs may fly!! After further negotiation a bottle from the complex storage area arrive. It was also empty! Another telephone call and it was delivered a few hours later.
If I owned a unit in this complex as an investment I would change the aite management!
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Date of stay: September 2011
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Try somewhere else!
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Response from seareneholidays, Manager at Searene Whitsundays
Responded 3 Jan 2012
Thank you for your feedback. As mentioned on the confirmation letter Searene does not have onsite management therefore the reception is never open. The problem in gaining access was due to discrepancy of the two different mobile numbers given. We have changed our policy on the BBQ gas bottles, we apologise for the inconvenience this may have caused. We provide a basic set of utensils for every apartment but obviously we cannot cater for the wimps of all. Regards, Management
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patricia c wrote a review Aug 2011
sarina33 contributions12 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was very disappointing , the bed facing a brick wall no bigger than a hotel room . We had a spa on the balcony which was pleasant .
it is a long way from any night life so you need a car to stay here . It would be a very long walk home from any restaurant .
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Date of stay: November 2010
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rebecca P wrote a review Apr 2013
Brisbane, Australia18 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Working within the accommodation industry myself, I spent agesss looking at all the different properties at airlie beach for my boyfriends birthday and honestly believe i got the best value for money! Usually I holiday in cities,so I couldn'tbelieve the value at Searene! The same room at the Gold Coast for example I believe would be triple the price! I booked a one bedroom executive apartment which was huge! Relaxing in the hottub on the balcony with the spectacular ocean views was amazing, and the pool layout and views were nothing short of 5 star. There was a bit of noise from neighbouring apartments at times, but considering I didn't want to spend my holiday laying in bed being angry at other people having fun rather than having it myself, i didn't really mind. Will definatly be back next time i find myself in airlie beach!
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Date of stay: April 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AlanSmith57 wrote a review Aug 2012
Edinburgh, United Kingdom28 contributions33 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
These apartments are very well furnised and the hill location gives great views over Airlie Beach, especially when chilling with a glass of wine in the spa bath on the balcony.
The spa was ready filled and temperature set on arrival.
The bedroom has an en-suite bathroom which is well appointed.
The location is at the top of a hill although it is a short walk into town.
There are 2 large flatscreen tvs one in the living area and one in the bedroom.
The infinty pool is superb
There are no staff on site and so you are given codes to get keys etc. Help is only a phone call away if needed
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Date of stay: July 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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mumofsix wrote a review May 2011
Albany, Australia89 contributions108 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just returned from a two week trip to the Whitsundays and Cairns and stayed for 5 nights in Searene apartments. We stayed in a two bedroom, two bathroom executive apartment with balcony jacuzzi which was just beautiful. The bedrooms were at opposite ends of the unit which was nice as we were two couples travelling together, and so we each got our own privacy. There was plenty of living space with a good sized kitchen. Laundry facilities were located behind cupboard doors in the second bathroom. Everything was spotlessly clean, and the complex was very quiet whilst we were there.

We learnt quickly that it is OK to walk into town, but much better to get a taxi to get back to the unit. The hill is very steep but it means that you don't hear the noise from town at night when the bars are cranking and the young 'uns are having a great time. We didn't see any hooligans, and it just added to Airlie's atmosphere.

We ate our meals on the balcony overlooking the town and the islands, and enjoyed the company of the white cockatoos in the mornings which would land on our balcony before soaring off over the valley again. We didn't see any staff whilst there but that wasn't a problem as we had our instructions for getting the key etc with us. This is an apartment complex not a hotel with restaurant etc, so we didn't expect any service as such.

All in all, we would definitely consider it again if we return to this area.
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Date of stay: May 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Yvi H wrote a tip Dec 2023
19 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Free secure parking"
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Christinetat wrote a tip Feb 2018
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom50 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Would recommend the penthouse. The views are stunning"
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J_N894 wrote a tip Nov 2012
Cairns6 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"We booked the basic room and it was fine. However the higher rooms would have had an even better view."
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adventurholic wrote a tip Oct 2012
Brisbane, Australia9 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be sure to request water views."
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Timothy M wrote a tip June 2012
Brosbane1 contribution4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't pay for anything other than a top floor apartment"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$362 - AU$397 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandAirlie Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Searene Whitsundays
Which popular attractions are close to Searene Whitsundays?
Nearby attractions include Heart Reef (1.2 km), Airlie Beach Lagoon (0.7 km), and Coral Sea Marina (0.6 km).
Which room amenities are available at Searene Whitsundays?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Searene Whitsundays?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Searene Whitsundays?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Belvedere At Toscana, Cafe One 3, and Anchor Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Searene Whitsundays?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Searene Whitsundays located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Airlie Beach.
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