The Reef View Hotel in Hamilton Island -- one of the Whitsunday Islands off the coast of Queensland, in the heart of Australia's Great Barrier Reef -- offers "unparalleled views of Catseye Beach and the Coral Sea", says the Daily Mail. It's a modern, family-friendly, high-rise, 4-star hotel directly opposite Catseye Beach, within a 10-minute walk of the Hamilton Island Marina and Hamilton Island Yacht Club, and 1.3km from the airport.
While most visitors to Hamilton Island pursue water sports like scuba diving, snorkelling or sailing in the Great Barrier Reef (available at the hotel or nearby for a surcharge), the island has plenty of other activities. It's five square kilometres wide, so is very easy to get around, either by foot or golf buggy (available from the hotel, book in advance). Along with the parade of shops, restaurants and nightclubs at the marina, the famed lookout point at One Tree Hill is great for enjoying sunsets with a glass of prosecco, and Passage Peak, the highest point on the island, offers views of the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef. WILD LIFE Hamilton Island is a 2-minute walk from the hotel, and is home to iconic Australian species such as koalas, kangaroos, cockatoos and wombats.
The 364 stylish, airy guestrooms and 18 suites come with free Wi-Fi and a buffet breakfast, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, in-house movies (for a surcharge), iPod docks, a safe, a mini bar/fridge, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and a private furnished balcony with views over the Coral Sea or lushtropical gardens. Upgraded rooms feature extra living areas and a kitchenette; family rooms and suites have interconnecting rooms and DVD players, along with a large terrace and barbecue area with grills. Some suites have private plunge pools or a spa bath, plus extras including complimentary use of the hotel golf buggy and beach equipment for snorkelling, paddle boarding, kayaking, windsurfing, etc. Spacious wheelchair-accessible rooms are available, as is room service.
The Pool Terrace Restaurant serves buffet breakfasts, light lunches and à la carte dinners, with a poolside bar for enjoying the sunset by the outdoor swimming pool. There's also an "impressive lobby bar with espresso martinis that are definitely worth a try" (Daily Mail); an on-site marina; a café/coffee shop; a convenience store and snack bar; a spa; a beauty salon; a 24-hour front desk, business centre and concierge service; a health club and free access to a local fitness centre; a children's club and childcare (for a surcharge); and conference facilities. The hotel also offers free shuttles to the airport, ferry terminal, shopping centre and marina, and there's free parking on site.
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
Baby-sitting service on request
Complimentary airport transfer
Currency exchange / ATM
Hair salon (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
DVD / CD player & library
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 2pm
Standard checkout time: 10am
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 10am
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
National Rating This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.
Know Before You Go
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Fee for buffet breakfast: AUD 34 per person (approximately)
Rollaway bed fee: AUD 55 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
The hotel is only a 3-minute drive from Hamilton Island Airport; you can take the hotel's free shuttle or, alternatively, a taxi for AU$6-7. The hotel shuttle also collects passengers arriving via cruise ship at the ferry terminal. If driving from the airport, head northeast on Airport Drive, turn left on Marina Drive and right on Resort Drive, and the hotel will be on the left.
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You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
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