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Island Leisure Resort

6 Kelly St, Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819 Australia
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A multi-award-winning resort with a range of fully self-contained burés to suit singles, couples and families. Our standard bure has timber cathedral ceilings, ceiling fans, air-conditioning, television, kitchen, ensuite bathroom and private dining patio. We also have superior rooms, family rooms and wheelchair-accessible rooms. The resort has a lovely lagoon-style swimming pool, with spa and gas barbeque area. This area is lit at night, enabling you to eat outside and enjoy our lovely evenings. We have a full-size tennis court, games room with pool table, table tennis, board games and guest library with books and magazines. We also have a children's craft area, a guest laundry with washing machines and dryers. We are located 50 metres from the Nelly Bay beach and 100 metres from the shops and restaurants. The island bus stops at the front of the resort. This is a great resort in a great location with great rates!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Tennis court
Billiards
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Car hire
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Fireplace
Private balcony
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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3.5 of 5 stars

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6 Kelly St, Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819 Australia
Island Leisure Resort
283Reviews8Q+A57Room tips

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Alicia Hu wrote a review 27 Feb
Leeds, United Kingdom28 contributions4 helpful votes
Really loved this place, rooms are spacious (needed for alot of luggage as travellers). They have a bar area, games room, tennis courts and a pool. Rooms were secure, theres a bolt on the inside of the door and keys for front door and outside seating area (which was your own) . When i was there it did look like the pool hadnt been cleaned in a afew days so i didnt go in but all in all its a good size! The location is good, bus stop on the street which takes you all around the island and its a 13 min walk from nelly bay ferry terminal. Reception lady was so lovely and friendly and she was very happy to help which makes all the difference The only complaint i have is that there was no full length mirror in the room and it was very hard as someone who is small to see what i looked like head to toe! But there is a mirror in the bathroom
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Date of stay: February 2024
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jaymo2015 wrote a review Jan 2024
Wirral, United Kingdom75 contributions15 helpful votes
We arrived the bus stop is a very short walk away. We had a really friendly informative welcome. Room spotless and plenty big enough. On site lots to do games room, pool, laundry, swimming pool with comfy beds. A very short walk there is a supermarket, bottle shop, pharmacy. Restaurants also in walking distance.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: I would suggest buying a day bus ticket.
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Jim W wrote a review Oct 2023
Hobart, Australia29 contributions24 helpful votes
An excellent place to stay either for a quiet getaway (we did in Oct '22) or a larger family holiday (Oct '23). We had 14 in our group staying in a mixture of Bures & the Villa. The staff (Jenni, Rachael & Paula) were excellent. Helpful, friendly and cheerful but not intrusive. They provided a great 'treasure hunt' map for the younger ones. The resort is clean and the pool great. The resort is only just over a klm from the Nelly Bay ferry terminal, an easy walk. Numerous eateries, 2 supermarkets, a pharmacy & 2 bottle shops nearby.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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DJTM2817 wrote a review Oct 2023
Melbourne, Australia29 contributions23 helpful votes
This resort is owned by Defence Holidays and offers discounts for current and past Defence members as well as current emergency services around Australia. This is the 4th time we have stayed at Island Leisure Resort over the last 2 years, we absolutely love what the resort and Magnetic Island has to offer. We have booked it again for 2024. The weather was fantastic and we stayed in a superior room number 1 its our favorite room. The resort is extremely well managed by Daughter and Mother team Rachel and Jenni. Nothing is too had for the ladies who provide excellent customer service and make your holiday as enjoyable as possible. The bus is very easy to use and gets around the whole island every hour, you just have to time your journeys to the arrival time of the bus and they are on time all the time and very well priced for weekly tickets around $20. There's plenty of restaurants and pubs around the different bays to visit also with an assortment of shops. The resort is very close to 2 supermarkets a Food works and IGA so getting what you need is very easy and accessible. There's plenty of walking tracks and you must go to Radical Bay which is the best bay on the island but only via walking tracks. Rooms are very comfortable with full kitchen and large fridge. The pool is fantastic to enjoy and escape the heat or work on that suntan.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: The bust stops and picks you up right out the front of the resort you just need to tell the...
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Karen wrote a review Sept 2023
Belmont, Australia29 contributions2 helpful votes
Second time staying at Island Leisure and enjoyed it as much as before the property is spotless excellent accommodation with lovely gardens and great pool so peaceful and relaxing even though it’s busy rooms have all one needs and there is laundromat on site as well as games room - friendly helpful management and staff best place on the island
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mandy B wrote a review Aug 2023
Yamba, Australia16 contributions5 helpful votes
Immaculately clean & well maintained Resort. Staff were very welcoming, caring and shared lots of local tips for dining, snorkelling and getting around the island. Everything we needed was there - pool towels, kitchenware, lots of fresh bath towels, crisp clean linen, lovely clean pool, walk to the beach and felt very private & quiet. Lovely tropical garden around each Bure and lots of bird life Little hidden gem
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: 10 minute walk from ferry & great coffee & breakfast at Scallywags cafe (5 min walk from resort)
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jewel_58 wrote a review June 2023
Newcastle, Australia83 contributions87 helpful votes
Very clean, lovely resort. We felt welcomed and well informed from the moment we got to reception. The room was spacious and clean with a comfy bed. Only thing (and this is us, we’re a bit precious) was the bathroom wasn’t fully enclosed. We turned the tv up so we couldn’t hear each other on the loo. 😂 Nice pool, great location close to shops and restaurants. The bus stop nearby is handy. Day pass on bus $9.60 per couple. Cash only
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bec wrote a review Mar 2023
Mackay, Australia5 contributions2 helpful votes
Amazing quiet, tropical gem , clean rooms very welcoming staff & fully self-contained bungalow . Everything is close walking distance. We stayed 3 nights and enjoyed everything about this place . Definitely well worth a visit & price is good .
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Room Tip: Perfect gem to stay clean pool , tidy gardens & BBQ . Definitely worth they stay .
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Moons wrote a review Mar 2023
Townsville, Australia71 contributions51 helpful votes
Lovely place, well maintained and very friendly staff. Nice bungalows with everything you need and close to many amenities. Good pool area, nothing bad at all to say about this place. Very family friendly and goid for longer stays. Been here a few times and will be back.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Marian Sheedy wrote a review Nov 2022
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Absolutely the best accommodation on the island. Large room spotless great bed and super air-con. Jenni was a true gem so helpful at all times. Well located to access some great dining options. Lovely pool area. Would highly recommend . Thank you Jenni for making our stay so wonderful. Frank and Marian
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AU$134 - AU$168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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island leisure hotel magnetic island
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AustraliaQueenslandMagnetic IslandNelly Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Island Leisure Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Island Leisure Resort?
Nearby attractions include Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail (1.1 km), Croc Stock and Barra (0.8 km), and Aquasearch (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Island Leisure Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Island Leisure Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Island Leisure Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Island Leisure Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Scallywags Cafe, Thai Again, and Saltwater Restaurant Magnetic Island.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Island Leisure Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Island Leisure Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Island Leisure Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kissing Point Fort (10.1 km) and National Trust Heritage Centre (13.2 km).
Is Island Leisure Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.