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Reviewed 9 June 2016

Check in was friendly but took a bit longer than usual as I suspect my reservation had either not been received or had been lost, even though it had been made a couple of weeks earlier with a major travel agency as the trip was for business. The apartments are spacious, clean, fully equipped and have ocean views. However, if...

Thank gregandlyn
Donna N, Manager at Shelly Bay Resort, responded to this review

Hello GregandLyn, Thank you for the taking the time to post your review regarding your recent stay with us. As a small private resort we offer a friendly and welcoming service and I am sorry if you experienced a delay with the paperwork when you checked in; we are probably not as fast as some of the large corporate hotel...

Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Arrived with a very warm welcome from Renata, who looking my husband up and down decided we would need a king size bed, due to his 6 foot 2 height of course. Second floor with a lovely view of the bay and setting sun. Room is spacious and we have a king size bed. Furnished nicely and very clean. Well...

1Thank Jenny S
Donna N, Manager at Shelly Bay Resort, responded to this review

Hi Jenny S, Thanks so much for leaving a review. It's wonderful to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are very lucky to have team members who genuinely love taking care of people and it is always wonderful to read when they have had a positive impact upon a guest's stay, Renata will be quite chuffed to...

Gold Coast Australia
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Since we last stayed here in 2009, the apartments have been refurbished. They are very clean and comfortable with full self contained facilities, laundry, cooker, full size refrigerator . Our bed was big and very comfortable. All bedroom are on the side away from the road so they are also very quiet. The balcony overlooks the Esplanade and the beach...

1Thank Gary M
Donna N, Manager at Shelly Bay Resort, responded to this review

What an endorsement thank you for taking the time to provide us with such a fantastic review. We have a team who love what they do and we gain a lot of satisfaction when we get it right. We are truly blessed with a fantastic location, with dolphins playing out front and some of the finest dining within walking distance....

Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Spacious accommodation clean and comfortable well equipped. Large balcony overlooking the sea, highly recommended. Excellent Indian restaurant on the premises. Quiet rooms and lovely swimming pool for a refreshing swim

Thank Darren M
Donna N, Manager at Shelly Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. The team at Shelly Bay Resort work very hard which makes it all worthwhile. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Renata Guest Relations

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 24 April 2016

We have just come home from here. Really didn't want to. Arrived early Saturday morning on motorbike. Owners had room already waiting for us. Got to check in before twelve! So awesome. Very friendly, gave map and directions to most places within walking distance. Accommodation was amazing, clean, thoroughly stocked, super comfortable. Food was devine at Coast Restaurant. Locals were...

1Thank Lesley C
Donna N, Front Office Manager at Shelly Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give the team at Shelly Bay such a fantastic review. Donna and Andrew will be pleased to know that their hard work has paid off and you had an amazing time. It makes it all worthwhile. I know they have enjoyed the beer whilst watching the sun go down. Thank you and we...

Gladstone, Australia
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

We arrived for our 3 night stay today and we were all happy with the 2bd apartment we have. Lovely kitchen, all facilities you'll need including laundry. Balcony with direct beach views across the Esplanade. Secure parking, pool and tennis as well.

Thank AlwaysDreamingBig
Donna N, Guest Relations Manager at Shelly Bay Resort, responded to this review

The team at Shelly Bay thank you for such a fantastic review. We hope to welcome you back in the very near future. Renata

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Facility was incredibly quiet, clean and well laid out. Fully self contained with laundry and kitchen. The view was relaxing both from the deck and the lounge, and the pool big enough to swim, laze and feel refreshed - no it wasn't cold, and salt chlorinated was a bonus as was the free wifi. The apartment is in a perfect...

Thank LizandRick2011
Donna N, Manager at Shelly Bay Resort, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a lovely review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope it won't be too long before you are able to visit us again.

Childers, Australia
Reviewed 19 February 2016

We had a bad experience at a motel we always have stayed at and after ringing this motel and speaking to a really happy and helpful voice we were told no problem they had a 2 bedroom apartment. We arrived minutes later and were given the key to go and have a look at the rooms before we paid. Lovely...

1Thank 229sandra
Devon, England
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Arrived after a long trip in our rented campervan. Room to park it. Greeted by Roberta who was lovely. Beautiful location right on the sea front. Lovely apartment. Big lounge and kitchen. Big bedroom and bathroom. Gorgous big balcony. There was a washer and dryer in the apartment. They provided tea, coffee ect. Fully equipted with everything you could want...

1Thank Beverley S
Reviewed 26 January 2016

We stayed here 2 nights in January before heading over to Fraser Island. Staff were very friendly and rooms clean and spacious, the rooms are however very dated and in need of a freshen up - we payed less to stay in a Harbour view room at the Novotel in Darling Harbour than we did to stay here so I...

Thank tajyd

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge

Additional Information about Shelly Bay Resort

Address: 466 Charlton Esplanade, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Hervey Bay
Price Range: $128 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Shelly Bay Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 26
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“Higher floors will have a view of the water. You walk right past the ground/first floor rooms to get to reception - a bit intrusive.”
 of 5 bubbles GC_bear7, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Some 1st floor units will have people looking in on you.”
 of 5 bubbles reboi, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the third floor”
 of 5 bubbles Shazfar1964, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get one on the ends of the hotel - extra windows!”
  • From the kitchen out to the beach across the road
 of 5 bubbles collectspam, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Would recommend level 2 or above.”
 of 5 bubbles Darbyds, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
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