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Mantra Boathouse Apartments
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

I booked a 5 night stay in a 2 bedroom apartment on wotif for my husband and our 2 teenage girls, when we arrived an English girl Laura greeted us she was very friendly and helpful which made you feel at home and relaxed, great way to start your holidays.
It did rain for the first few days of our stay but it didnt stop us from swimming pool and reading a book on the balcony with the beautiful views and hearing the rainfall it was just magical.
We wanted to see whitehaven beach and visit an island, we went back to see Laura and she suggested Ocean Rafting and Day Dream Island we did the half day trip, the girls loved the Ocean Rafting and the views of whitehaven beach are breath taking.
We are already planning to go back with friends and family at the end of the year.
It is non serviced apartments so best to do a shop when you arrive, as if you want any extras you do have to pay for them, we have stayed in apartments alot so we came prepared and brought our own shampoo, soap, dishwashing powder, tea and coffee etc. the housekeeping girls only take away your rubbish.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

Booked a 4 night stay using a cudo voucher and loved the view, apartment and location, the only issue we had was the daily house keeping for rubbish collection as they simply knock, call out and walk straight in even when the door is locked. A privacy or do not disturb sign would b helpful as we were in bed one day and found this very awkward. Other than this, a great place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2012
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AABManager, General Manager at Mantra Boathouse Apartments, responded to this review, 30 January 2012
Thank you for your feedback and glad you enjoyed your recent stay here at the Boathouse.

In regards to the privacy door hangers you mentioned, yes all rooms do normally have these and I sincerely apologise that your apartment did not have one of these.

I have spoken to the housekeeping team who have since been reminded again that ALL in-room collaterol for the apartments is important and to ensure in future that all rooms have the neccessary items they require.

Thank you again for this feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Boathouse by Outrigger soon.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

The view from the rooms is magical - this is what makes the hotel special.
The apartment was very clean and comfortable, and the pool and BBQ area was great.
I did think though that the 2 single beds should have been in the first bedroom (not pushed together to make a king size bed in the bedroom with the views) - that meant for my husband and I to get the bedroom with the view our boys would have to share a double bed :(
(Please change this around Boathouse)
One thing that did concern me was we were there for 8 nights, and as it was an apartment our sheets and towels didn't get changed, I was told I had to wash them myself (although friends that were there for less time got their linen changed after 4 nights..?) This wouldn't have been a problem if the washing machine worked properly (5 hours to wash and only partially dry one load isn't an easy experience)
I would definately go back, but if staying for longer than a couple of nights I would be a bit more prepared (extra washing powder, washing up liquid, sponges etc)

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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AABManager, General Manager at Mantra Boathouse Apartments, responded to this review, 25 January 2012
Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay here at the Boathouse by Outrigger.

In regards to the beds splitting and being located in the master bedroom unfortunately I cannot change or fix this as the bedroom size is the sole reason for this as the second bedroom is not large enough to do this with much room for anything else but two single beds.

In relation to the cleaning / service of the apartment as we are self contained apartments we do not provide daily services although we do provide a service for any bookings longer than 5 days which then receives a mid stay service.
I am assuming you had purchased two of the Cudo vouchers for your 8 nights and as this was a special rate with a huge discount on the accommodation costs plus the option given for guests to back these vouchers together we did not and do not complete a mid stay service for these Cudo offers.

I am not sure on why the washing took so long as there are various settings on this dual washer / dryers.
I will have the maintenance manager look at this issue with the aim to find a quicker or better washing & drying option.

Once again thank you for your feedback and I hope my comments have clarified the points you made & we look forward to welcoming you back to the Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2011

After booking elsewhere on wotif.com, our booking fell through and wotif got us into the Boathouse Apartments instead (there's another great customer service story all on it's own). Arrived on Christmas Day and was immediately impressed. All of the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful right from the check-in staff through to the cleaners. Our room was well appointed, clean and well laid out. The huge pool was only put to shame by the stunning view of the Marina from our balcony. All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable stay and we'll definitely be back to stay again.

Room Tip: All rooms are well positioned with a great view.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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AABManager, General Manager at Mantra Boathouse Apartments, responded to this review, 3 January 2012
Thank you for your positive feedback and glad to hear you enjoyed your recent holiday in Ailrie Beach.
As always I am happy to hear the staff were welcoming on arrival and also throughout your entire stay and given you had been relocated to the Boathouse by Outrigger also happy to hear you will be back during your next visit.

Thank you again for taking the time to post this review and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2011

Well what can I say, we arrived to a friendly smile and a genuine welcome from a nice young man, he was great with our little boy and very engaging. We got to our room and the views were breathtaking looking straight out over the sea! the apartment was new, spacious and very clean and had all modern appliances you could wish for. We loved the pool and enjoyed breakfast at the coffee club downstairs. Airlie Beach was great and we went on a day trip to Whitehaven beach which was incredible with its soft white sand and incredible blue water! Amazing! This was our first trip to Airlie and we will definitely be back! Boathouse will be our first choice on our return. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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AABManager, General Manager at Mantra Boathouse Apartments, responded to this review, 27 December 2011
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay here at the boathouse by Outrigger and gives me great pleasure to see the staff, apartments and overall holiday you had was enjoyable.

From myself and the entire Boathouse by Outrigger team we wish you all the best for 2012 and glad to hear we may see you back next year!
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Additional Information about Mantra Boathouse Apartments

Property: Mantra Boathouse Apartments
Address: Boathouse Apts 33 Port Dr, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia (Formerly Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 54 Speciality Lodging in Airlie Beach
Price range (per night): $251 - $405
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mantra Boathouse Apartments 4.5*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated right on Port of Airlie Marina, Mantra Boathouse Apartments are a great accommodation choice. You can choose from a Two or Three Bedroom Apartment, fully equipped with everything you need like full-sized refrigerators/freezers, dishwashers, microwaves and stovetops as well as ultra-comfy beds and private balconies giving you a sensational view over the endless Coral Sea. These apartments are simply ideal for couples, groups or the family. You’ll find these spacious Airlie Beach apartments have room to spread out and relax. The separate sitting and dining areas, as well as roomy bedrooms make for a really comfortable stay; and it doesn’t stop when you step outside your door. There’s a children’s playground as well as a swimming pool and sundeck, get a little exercise up on the tennis court and throw some snags on the barbie and enjoy. Parking is free and you’re close to everything Airlie Beach has to offer. You’ll love the warm and friendly staff at Mantra Boathouse Apartments, the tour desk can help you with all of your day trips and if you’re in the mood, why not do some exploring in a rental car, just ask reception. There are many tour operators who will sail you around the Whitsundays - 74 fascinating islands of which you’ll never tire. Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef or take a scuba tour and dive deeper among tens of thousands of species of the most amazing fish, brilliantly coloured corals and all sorts of marine life. Airlie Beach is home to some excellent bars and restaurants – Cha’Mah Moroccan Bar and Restaurant, Denman Cellars Beer Cafe and The Coffee Club are right on the marina outside your resort. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, combine this with Mantra Boathouse Apartments and you’re bound to have the best holiday ever. ... more   less 
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