Hamilton Island

Reef View Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • A high-rise, family-friendly 4-star hotel offering "unparalleled views" (Daily Mail) of the Coral Sea
  • It's opposite Catseye Beach & near sights, with a free shuttle to the marina, airport & ferry
  • Spacious rooms & suites each have private balconies & include free Wi-Fi & breakfast; some have a private pool or a Jacuzzi
  • There's a poolside restaurant, an "impressive" cocktail bar, a marina, & a spa & health club

Map & Directions

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.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

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.

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Games room
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Spa

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Complimentary airport transfer
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

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.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 10am.

Cancellation: 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.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 10am

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.

Fees

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 55.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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