We escaped the kids for a few days for our first visit to Airlie Beach. Not knowing anything about the area, we struggled to decide where to stay and booked and cancelled different hotels a few times before we settled on the Boathouse.
It is located in a fantastic part of Airlie. Close enough to walk into the main part of town, co-located with a few cafes/restaurants, and not up on that steep hills which meant we could come and go from the hotel as we pleased.
The beer cafe downstairs was a little noisy in the evenings, but it didn't continue until too late, and we were heading there to enjoy happy hour most nights anyway.
The rooms were spacious and mostly clean. The bathrooms were a little bit worn, with marks on some walls and mouldy grout in places. We loved the plantation style shutters to allow a breeze through the whole place. The view of the Marina from the balcony was lovely.
The pool was a little dated and cold. We commented several times that the pool could have been more luxurious/tropical and if it overlooked the marina it would be superb!
All in all, we'd definitely return and plan to do so one day with our kids.
- 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. Important information: The marina is currently installing a new marina arm in the Port of Airlie located directly in front of the resort. The installation of the marina requires the pylons that hold the marina arm in place to be pounded into the sea floor, this can result in loud noises to happen intermittently throughout the day. The installation is to last until 30 October 2017. The hours of operation for the installation are Monday to Friday 7:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday 7:00am to 1:00pm. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mantra Boathouse Apartments Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands, Australia