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at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat

438 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802 Australia
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#9 of 11 hotels in Airlie Beach
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at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat offers couples only boutique accommodation in the Whitsundays. Adjoining Airlie Beach and nestled across from the Port of Airlie, guests can expect a high level of privacy coupled with exceptional unobtrusive personalised service. The luxury retreat comprises an exclusive collection of just five, one bedroom balcony spa suites and an incredible top floor Jacuzzi penthouse, with views over Port of Airlie and the Coral Sea. The luxury spa suites feature contemporary inspired interior furnishings that exude style and tropical ambience, natural timber louvers, spacious balcony with corner spa, king size beds, gourmet galley kitchen and pebbled ensuite bathrooms. The penthouse features a unique four posted king bed, the master bathroom featuring a double person rain shower, generous powder room complete with private balcony overlooking lush rain forest, a gourmet kitchen, black marble bar complete with double fridge and stainless steel fixtures. Externally the penthouse enjoys an expansive balcony complete with six person Jacuzzi. Redefining intimate levels of service suites are serviced daily whilst the retreat boasts a private sun deck, deep water horizon pool, guest BBQ, lush tropical gardens, a-la-carte in room massage, facial and beauty treatments, unlimited free Wi-Fi, tour booking desk, great barrier reef touring, concierge and personalised limousine transfers. PLEASE NOTE : For the enjoyment of all guests, Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat 18+ enforces a strict no noise policy.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Infinity pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Boating
Diving
Airport transportation
Spa
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Hiking
Snorkelling
Aerobics offsite
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Water park offsite
Taxi service
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Radio
Whirlpool bathtub
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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William M wrote a review Jan 2024
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Had the best weekend I just like to say thank you all the staff making us feel so welcome the room was amazing had everything we need in the room beds was that comfortable view was amazing room our room clean and tidy couldn’t ask for anything more will be back again once again thank you
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 15 Jan 2024
Thank You Birthday Boy William. Brenda and I are thrilled to read you enjoyed your milestone weekend. Please contact us directly should you wish to return for another quick weekend away. Kindest regards, Sarah | Guest Experience at the atHotelgroup.com
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Paul T wrote a review Nov 2023
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Tina was so kind and Brenda helpful. Our arrival was late, and Brenda made sure we were taken care of. Tina ensured we had adequate stock of supply and could not have been friendlier! We will come back again
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 4 Dec 2023
Thank you Paul. I will pass your kind words onto Brenda and Tina. They do look after our guests really well. Please contact the property directly should you wish to return. We'd love to welcome you back to our quiet, 18+ resort. Kind regards, Sarah | Guest Experience at the atHotelgroup.com
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John A wrote a review Oct 2023
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Sarah welcomed me very warmly and made check-in easy especially with a complementary bottle of good wine. The room was immaculately clean and tidy with everything I needed for a great holiday. Tina made sure I was ok and had what I needed from milk to fresh towels every day. Only a short walk to the town centre to enjoy great food and good coffee with wonderful atmosphere. Everyone was friendly and I felt at home for the week of my stay. I will be telling all my good friends to come and stay and experience the scenic beauty of the waterfront, friendly towns people and wonderful holiday experience. I have travelled the world and been on all seven continents and my restful stay at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat is at the top of my favourite list of places to visit. I truely recommend this retreat to anyone who wants a great holiday.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Sarah Guest Experience, Guest Services / Front Office at at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat
Responded 26 Oct 2023
Thank you John for your extremely kind words. Our whole team are thrilled to read you enjoyed your stay. The "Week in the Whitsundays' package you purchased is a great, affordable deal. $999 for 7 nights, return airport transfers, late check out and a bottle of wine. Thank you for referring us to your friends. But I truly would love to welcome you back. Maybe you can escape Newcastle's winter for a little QLD sunshine next year. It was a pleasure hosting such a gentleman. Kind regards, Sarah | Guest Experience at the atHotelgroup.com
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Tony B wrote a review Oct 2023
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All the staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough to help if you needed anything. The position of the hotel is close enough to walk to the main shopping centre and all the tourism facilities. Also a great view from all of the rooms.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Sarah Guest Experience, Guest Services / Front Office at at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat
Responded 22 Oct 2023
Thank you, Tony. Brenda and her team will be thrilled to see your 5 review. Waterfront Retreat does have a great, convenient location across from the Port of Airlie. And walking distance to Airlie Beach's dining and entertainment precinct. Please contact the property directly should you wish to return, and they can share our latest specials. Kind regards, Sarah | Guest Experience at the atHotelgroup.com
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Nina P wrote a review Sept 2023
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Great location close to the shops and pick up for tours , bed was lovely and comfortable for I have a bad back and was great on my back. Had a lovely view from our balcony and staff were very friendly and helpful will definitely be back to stay 😊
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Sarah Guest Experience, Owner at at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat
Responded 18 Sept 2023
Thank you Nina. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Waterfront Retreat does have a great spot opposite the Port of Airlie. Please contact Brenda or Sarah directly should you wish to return. They'd love to welcome you back. Kindest regards, Sarah | Guest Experience at the atHotelgroup.com
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Debbie B wrote a review Sept 2023
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My partner and I loved the clean, spacious room and amenities as well as easy access via stairs. I loved the pool ! Staff were so friendly and helpful and communicative from the first emails to when we arrived. We loved purcstay and would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 14 Sept 2023
Thank you Deb. So happy to read you enjoyed your stay. I will pass your kind words onto Brenda and Sarah. Be sure to contact them directly should you wish to return. Kindest regards, Sarah | Guest Experience at the atHotelgroup.
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tt0liver wrote a review Sept 2023
Brisbane, Australia72 contributions3 helpful votes
Fantastic service. Sarah provided recommendations for places to eat. Very spacious and well appointed. Large balcony. Full sized separate freezer and fridge. Nespresso coffee machine and pods provided. Easy walk to main part of Airlie.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 14 Sept 2023
So thrilled to read you had fun in Airlie. We are blessed here in the Whitsundays. I will pass your kind words onto Sarah. Please contact her directly should you wish to return. I'm sure she'd love to welcome you back. Kind regards, Sarah | Guest Experience at the atHotelgroup.
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David wrote a review Aug 2023
Bannockburn, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
Overall a really great place to stay. the room was very clean and well appointed with cooking facilities. bed was really comfortable. The spa was great. the view from the room was also great. The pool was great. Teh only couple of minor issues was noise traveled from other apartments through the roof and from outside with the doors open. Also the shower head was annoying
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from Sarah Guest Experience, Owner at at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat
Responded 30 Aug 2023
Thank You David for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your kind words. I'm sorry the team weren't aware of the shower head issue. And you were disturbed by other guests. Please contact us directly should you wish to return.
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Escape19858128183 wrote a review July 2023
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Perfect stay!! Wonderfull room, amazing view, Amazing staff. Room was spacious, very clean, facilities 5 star. Reception was very helpfull. Check in/check out was a breeze. If your in Airlie Beach this place is a must stay....... 5 stars all the way
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Response from Sarah Guest Experience, Owner at at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat
Responded 30 Aug 2023
Thank you Nick. We are grateful for your kind words. And we really appreciate your return business with in the atHotelgroup. I hope to welcome you again here at Waterfront as I know we are your favorite out of the eight properties. :)
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JeannieSmallTown wrote a review May 2023
Legal, Canada176 contributions97 helpful votes
The Waterfront Whitsunday was a beautiful retreat for a couple of days. Super comfortable bed, lovely deck and pool. Great kitchen and bathroom. Great views and atmosphere. Kitchen seemed to be fully equipped. Would love to return for another stay in a few years.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Response from Jeff Aquilina, General Manager at at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat
Responded 28 May 2023
Dear Jeannie, Thank you for your sensational 5 stay review, the team and I are so thrilled you enjoyed your stay. So nice to read you enjoyed the king size bedding and lovely pool and pool deck. Hope you can visit us again, please be certain to contact the hotel direct for current specials. Kind regards Jeff Aquilina Managing Director at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat
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AU$243 - AU$301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Heart Reef (0.2 km), Above & Below Gallery (0.2 km), and Oasis Lifestyle (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a spa, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Belvedere At Toscana, Anchor Bar, and The Palms Restaurant & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to an infinity pool during their stay.
Does at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat have airport transportation?
Yes, at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Airlie Beach.
Are any cleaning services offered at at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Does at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.