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Shelly Bay Resort
Ranked #6 of 23 Hotels in Hervey Bay
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
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“wonderful stay!”
Reviewed 15 December 2011

i had a wonderful stay at the shelly bay resort. the room and resort were very clean and kept up nicely! the location of the hotel is perfect, about a 10 minute walk from many cafes and shops and across the street from the water and a great biking/walking trail. the hosts of the hotel were extremely helpful with advice from tours to restaurants and were two of the most friendly people i've met during my trip to australia. i would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Mooloolah Australia
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Reviewed 6 December 2011

Fantastic place to unwind for a few days. Hervey Bay is brilliant - beautiful, friendly, interesting. Glen and Annette at Australis Shelly Bay provided great service - friendly and welcoming. The facilities are great. I'll be back with the whole family next time.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Nottingham, UK
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Reviewed 6 November 2011

Stayed here 7 years ago en route to Lady Elliot Island so booked in again on a return trip. The hotel has an excellent locations and all the units have a bay view. The managers are very friendly and have an excellent knowledge of trips and the local area. We booked a Fraser Island tour and a whale watching trip through the front desk and weren't disappointed. We had a one bedroom unit on the third floor. It was very well equipped and comfortable. It also has a washer and dryer.
Although there is an Indian restaurant on the ground floor, there is a fantastic Italian Restaurant a few yards up the road - very popular so do book.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Ayr, Queensland
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Reviewed 26 September 2011

As last time, the resort is comfortable, well positioned for the beach, and spotless.
We were on the second floor, right opposite the lift, which was a bit noisy with the luggage trolleys trundling round in the morning. The on-site Indian restaurant (not run by the resort) serves wonderful, individually cooked food, in pleasant surroundings, inside or out.
On the opposite side of the road, a bike/pedestrian walkway runs for kilometers in each direction.
It's very popular with families, particularly hired bikes and the 4 seater bikemobiles.
We will certainly be back again for our next holiday.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

My room was clean and very spacious. Management was friendly and helpful. But...when I arrived there were two signs telling me to wipe my feet dry (from the pool) before going into the lobby, then another sign on the way to the elevators asking me to be quiet. Another sign at the elevator telling me to press the button only once or it might break the controls and a service call is $250. In my room I found out that if I cause the A/C to leak I'll have to pay for water damage. And if I don't leave the room clean enough, they'll charge me.

If you stay for more than one night, book each night separately. You get free wifi but only your first night. You get coffee/tea/sugar but you have to pay if you want more. You get one roll of toilet paper and have to pay for a second.

It's a nice hotel, great rooms, but I won't stay there again. All those don't-do-this, don't-do-that signs didn't make me feel welcome, and the extra charges were really just annoying.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Shelly Bay Resort
Address: 466 Charlton Esplanade, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Hervey Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Hervey Bay
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Hervey Bay
#5 Romantic Hotel in Hervey Bay
Price range (per night): $136 - $204
Hotel Class:4 star — Shelly Bay Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 26
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