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Staunton, Virginia
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Qualia, on Hamilton Island in Australia's Whitsunday Islands, and near the Barrier Reef, was quite amazing - the rooms are large, extremely well-finished, and comfortable, with lots of attention to detail. All of the rooms appeared to have great views of the water and come with a golf buggy. Though I generally prefer places with fewer rooms (Capella on Lord...

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Hamilton I, General Manager at Qualia Resort, responded to this review

Dear Light42, Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay. I appreciate that less is very often more in regards to the size of a resort. The sensitive situation of each pavilion at qualia however, is such that they afford maximum privacy and one never is aware of how busy or full the resort actually is. The work of...

Bangor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2015

It's difficult to add much to all the superlatives that already appear in almost everyone else's reviews. I don't recognise any of the criticisms. Everything about Hamilton Island is stunning and the attention to detail in Qualia Resort is amazing. We stayed in a Windward Pavilion which was enormous, gorgeously furnished and with amazing sea views and found the private...

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Hamilton I, General Manager at Qualia Resort, responded to this review

Dear Stewart J, It was truly a pleasure to read your very favourable review. While we aim for absolute perfection in everything we do, we do acknowledge that we don’t always get everything right. It was reassuring to learn then, that every aspect of your recent stay here at qualia was very much just as it should be. I am...

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 20 February 2015

We had our honeymoon here and it was the most delightful experience. Seven nights of pure decadence and bliss. The staff were extremely accommodating and attended to our every need. This is not the place to go if you're looking for a cerebral experience, but if you want a week of unwinding, drinking champagne, eating fresh seafood and escaping to...

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Hamilton I, General Manager at Qualia Resort, responded to this review

Dear Nico L, Many congratulations on your recent wedding and may I thank you for choosing to spend a full seven nights with us at qualia on your honeymoon! I hope and trust that the collection of experiences you were very much a sensory indulgence if not quite a cerebral experience. With my warm wishes for your future happiness! Kind...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 20 February 2015

To Matthew and his amazing staff, especially Eve and Anna, thank you for the most amazing and privileged experience to stay at Qualia Resort. The resort is something out of a tropical paradise story book. Sensational gardens, pebble beach pool area, and immaculately clean pavilions. As experienced resort managers ourselves, to have this quality in an island setting is extraordinarily...

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Hamilton I, General Manager at Qualia Resort, responded to this review

Dear Angela and Dean, It was such a pleasure to read your very kind review and your acknowledgement of the efforts of the fine people I have the privilege of working with each day – those who are so passionate about creating extraordinary experiences for all our qualia guests. I am so pleased on this occasion your expectations were exceeded!...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 20 February 2015

Qualia is amazing! The location is perfect and extremely private, staff couldn't be better, food and service are top notch, landscaping is impressive and the rooms are well equipped and extremely comfortable. The resort is so well maintained it looks as if it were built last year. The infinity pool by the beach is an excellent place to spend the...

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Hamilton I, General Manager at Qualia Resort, responded to this review

Dear Townsend_C I’d like to thank you for your gracious review outlining aspects of your recent stay with us. Given the intense maritime tropical climate we enjoy, we work very hard to ensure qualia is always presented in an as perfect condition as possible and the high levels of preventative maintenance are ongoing. I am pleased this is noticed! Hamilton...

UK
Reviewed 19 February 2015

We stayed here for five nights and the service was excellent. Staff have clearly been trained to operate efficiently and effectively in response to guests' needs but they seemed genuinely helpful and interested in ensuring you have a good stay. Our room was large with a huge balcony where we could lounge on sun beds if we wanted. As well...

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Hamilton I, General Manager at Qualia Resort, responded to this review

Dear Indira, It was such a pleasure to read your review following your 5 night stay with us. Among our many facilities, the 30 metre pool at Pebble Beach is just perfect for those wishing to indulge in some laps. Not only is this clearly good for you but creates the correct mindset in order to tackle breakfast, lunch or...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 18 February 2015

If you are looking for luxury accommodation based on process, then this is for you. For me I prefer the luxury of Bedarra island which has luxury accommodation, an open kitchen and really makes you feel at home, not just a number. No need to think about what's to eat as the meals are all provided as are the drinks...

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Hamilton I, General Manager at Qualia Resort, responded to this review

Dear Maria L, Thank you for your recent review here on TripAdvisor. I was however very much disheartened to read of your experience with us during your stay. I regret I am at a loss to fully establish why your breakfast plate was not cleared when you had requested. Suffice to say, this matter has been fully reviewed by my...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 17 February 2015

If our honeymoon was any indication, this place could not fail to meet any realistic expectation. The views are breathtaking, the staff will bend over backward to make your stay a treat and the time will fly by. From the moment we walked in to the lounge, the view from which was more beautiful than the stunning photos on the...

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Hamilton_Island_Aus, General Manager at Qualia Resort, responded to this review

Dear ChrisAGD, It was such a pleasure for the qualia team to be able to take such good care of you on your recent honeymoon – especially after all the excitement of your wedding celebrations. We hope we might be afforded the opportunity of welcoming you back in future... for your first anniversary possibly? Until then, Warm wishes and congratulations!...

Surrey
Reviewed 16 February 2015

We stayed at Qualia for four nights from 11-14 Feb. This is a very quiet adults only hotel which is bliss for those wanting to escape the screeching baby buggy infested breakfasts of "family friendly" properties. Unfortunately when we were there the weather prohibited any visits to the Reef, but the pool is idyllic and the rooms amazing, so we...

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Hamilton_Island_Aus, General Manager at Qualia Resort, responded to this review

Dear MELBOSS, Many thanks for your review. I very much regret that the weather conspired against you during your stay and precluded a visit out to the reef. Thank you for your recommendation of evening drinks and canapés. I already host a weekly cocktail each Thursday evening for exactly this reason and very often guests will come together to attend...

Australia
Reviewed 11 February 2015

Qualia was definitely the best accommodation on Hamilton Island. I had a lovely room overlooking the water with a small pool. Staff were always helpful with making reservations for dinner or activities. There are plenty of things to do on the island. It was so convenient and fun to drive the buggy around. I enjoyed the Marina area were most...

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Hamilton_Island_Aus, General Manager at Qualia Resort, responded to this review

Dear Globetravel8, Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences of your recent stay and your recommendation of qualia. I am pleased to learn that you took advantage of many of the more than 65 different Hamilton Island activities that compliment qualia’s offering. I do regret that you were not able to venture to snorkel the GBR owing to weather...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in the Whitsundays, qualia puts the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef right on your doorstep. Its sun-drenched northern aspect provides the ideal location to appreciate the passing beauty of each day, surrounding guests with some of the most stunning and spectacular waters to be found anywhere in the world. What’s more, with a direct flight taking only 2-3 hours from international gateway cities on Australia’s east coast, qualia truly is a world-class destination without the journey.qualia offers a choice of 60 individual pavilions, each with breathtaking views. There are spacious one-bedroom freestanding pavilions (Windward and Leeward) that provide an indulgentspace to relax in and unwind, with either a sundeck or private infinity edge plunge pool. Or, there’s the uncompromising luxury and privacy of the Beach House with its own guest pavilion. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Qualia Resort

Address: 20 Whitsunday Boulevard, 4803, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Whitsunday Islands > Hamilton Island
Price Range: $977 - $1,363 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Qualia Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 60
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Qualia Hotel Hamilton Island
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“windward pavilion- plunge pool and views are amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles melissacY1746KC, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“With private plunge pool is the best, but all of them are epic.”
 of 5 bubbles roberg392, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Go for a Windward pavilion if you can afford it.”
 of 5 bubbles RichardWiltshiireUK, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Every Pavilion is spectacular”
 of 5 bubbles jenniferborn, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Every Pavilion (room) is good but for the ultimate in luxury the Beach House is secluded, quite, beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles 148amandas, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
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