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Kims Beachside Retreat

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06/06/2017 07/06/2017
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Amazing location and very comfortable stay. Kims is the place to come to switch off, unwind and relax! Surprised that for what you pay, non alcoholic beverages aren't included - this is the reason for the 4 stars. Seafood on the buffet is superb, and very fresh! Lindt bunnies on Easter Sunday breakfast were a nice surprise

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the buffet lunch at Kim's yesterday, we were looking forward to an amazing meal having heard such great reviews. Upon walking in, we were impressed with the amazing view but that's where it ended. The menu was on the table looking more like a school mass booklet (blue A4 paper folded in half) rather than an impressive menu...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kims never ceases to please. The welcome from management, the friendly staff, the location on Toowoon Bay and of course the amazing food. We have been making our annual pilgrimage to Kims for years and will continue to do. It's heaven on earth.

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1Thank Matthew H
ManagementKims, General Manager at Kims Beachside Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at Kims for your annual pilgrimage. We are so happy to be able to welcome you back each year and we are really pleased that you continue to find Kims management, staff, location and the food amazing! We value your comments and look forward to welcoming you on your next...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed here several times over the past 10 years. In that time, the rooms don't seem to have been refreshed. Last time we stayed there, the menu seemed a bit tired too. The whole point is that it is traditional food, done well. The tradition stays but not quite so much the done well. Poor value for money...

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ManagementKims, General Manager at Kims Beachside Retreat, responded to this review

I am disappointed with your comments regarding the standard slipping and sorry that you felt this way. We have been operating as a successful holiday destination since 1886 and we certainly understand the importance of maintaining a high standard. I can honestly say that we are continuously upgrading the physical buildings and also the soft furniture’s and fixtures. Our Maintenance...

Lake Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this for our 5th anniversary and thought that for the price of $850.00 for one night we would experience absolute and total luxury. Unfortunately the view was the only thing truly luxurious. The room was nice but nothing amazing. It was just a room with not even a welcome. Dinner and breakfast were buffet style and perhaps I'm...

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2Thank mfoley2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the minute we walked into Kim's we were so relaxed, the staff we helpful but not over the top. The location is amazing you could be on your own island. It was the prefect place to propose to my beautiful wife to be.

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ManagementKims, General Manager at Kims Beachside Retreat, responded to this review

Congratulations on your recent engagement and glad that Kims was the perfect place for you to choose to propose. Kims may now have to be where you spend all your engagement anniversary visits! We are pleased that you found our staff helpful and the location romantic and amazing, our own island paradise. Thank you for taking time to review.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My third stay here and I was not disappointed. A quality establishment with excellence and beauty. Fabulous old-fashioned home cooked meals and foods that cater for every palate plus fresh seafood. Hospitality plus. Excellent layout of accommodation, both inside and where they are situated. Perfect idyllic setting and surrounds. The name "Hideway" is completely apt. If you want budget accommodation,...

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ManagementKims, General Manager at Kims Beachside Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Your comments describing your stay were humbling. Phrases like: “quality establishment”, excellence and beauty”, “fabulous old-fashioned home cooked meals”, “hospitality plus” was so nice to read. We appreciate you visiting for a third time to Kims and we look forward to welcoming you again for another perfect restful escape.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a fantastic 2 night stay. From the moment we arrived the staff were friendly and attentive. Our Beachside bungalow was well appointed and the style suits the location (I see some previous reviews said the rooms were dated but we did not think so). The bathroom is large and had a spa bath and double shower. The meals...

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ManagementKims, General Manager at Kims Beachside Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for spending your holiday break with us. Delighted that you had a fantastic two night stay, perhaps next visit may be a little longer. We appreciate your comments and pleased that you found our style of accommodation suitable to our absolute beachside location. Our bathrooms mainly feature in indoor spa bath for two, double...

Reviewed 2 April 2017

We were extremely disappointed. Having saved and kept this one for a special occasion we were expecting so much more. Dining, although praised by many, quite honestly wasn't much more up market than most pub style accommodation now serves. Prawns, Oysters etc. lovely but in Australia so common when served plain. Sushi can now be brought in many places and...

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ManagementKims, General Manager at Kims Beachside Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are sorry that you were disappointed with areas of your stay, in particular the food in our Restaurant. We do constantly receive an overwhelming response on our fresh well prepared food, but always appreciate individual comments as these assist us with our improvements. Our Chef’s and kitchen team enjoy preparing our menus around...

Reviewed 29 March 2017

I send the below email to Kims and after over a week i recieved no response. Hi, I have just returned from a two night stay at Kim’s and felt I needed to give you some feedback on our stay. To be honest, we were very disappointed with our stay and felt that the fee we paid was not commensurate...

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ManagementKims, General Manager at Kims Beachside Retreat, responded to this review

We did receive the email from this guest on Tuesday 21st March 2017 and replied to him via email on Friday 24th March 2017.

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kims Beach Hideaway is located right on the beach with absolute ocean views and just over an hours drive north of Kims. Accommodation is in individual timber lodges with a seperate restaurant and cocktail lounge. Meals are included in most packages and served buffet style. Kims in adults only and a Small Luxury Hotel of the World. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kims Beachside Retreat

Address: 16 Charlton Street | PO Box 1, Toowoon Bay, New South Wales 2261, Australia (Formerly Kims Beach Hideaway)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Toowoon Bay
Price Range: €342 - €446 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kims Beachside Retreat 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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Kims Beach Hideaway Hotel Toowoon Bay
Kims Beach Hideaway Wyong
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“We had a garden villa and it was quite dark in the room as surrounded by trees”
natdrom, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Take drinks and snacks with you if you are going to stay because there is nothing available close by. All rooms appear pretty quiet.”
mfoley2017, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“I prefer beachside but you may prefer treetops. Outside jacuzzi rooms are optional.”
mareemcmahon, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Food is fantastic”
Aimee077, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“beachside or treetop? beachside for us!!”
adoshea1, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
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