4.3 out of 5

"My husband and I suffer from back conditions and we found the old mattress and base crippling. Thankfully our stay was short. Resort getting dated n ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 17 Jun 2018

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Hotel Description

At Whale Watch Ocean Beach Resort you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of North Gorge Walk and Point Lookout Light. Highlights at this beach property include an outdoor swimming pool, and in-room kitchens and free WiFi.

Each apartment features a balcony, a sitting area and a TV. In-room dining is easy with a kitchen that comes equipped with a fridge and a microwave. A coffee/tea maker, a ceiling fan and an iron/ironing board are also available.

Enjoy the 24-hour fitness centre and spa tub as well as access to hiking/biking trails. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a games room and a garden. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Places within a 15-minute walk of this 3.5-star Point Lookout property include Frenchmans Beach and Deadmans Beach.

2 bedroom Garden National Park Side Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

2 Bedroom Ocean Front Ground Floor Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

3 Bedroom Ocean Front Ground Floor Apartment

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

1 Bedroom Ocean Front Ground Floor Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

1 bedroom Garden National Park Side Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

3 bedroom Ocean Side Apartment

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Whale Watch Ocean Beach Resort ratings based on 198 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Whale Watch Ocean Beach Resort

Everyone (51) Couples (79) Family (68)
3 out of 5
Location was great. Would make sure apartment was ocean front facing 100% otherwise you are looking into other apartments.

Posted by on 6 Jul. 2019

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16 Jul. 2019 by chris

Thank you for taking the time review our resort.

2 out of 5

Posted by on 9 Jun. 2019

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12 Jun. 2019 by C

Thank you for taking the time to review our resort

4 out of 5
We stayed a few nights so some fresh towels would have been nice apart from that it was great.

Posted by on 27 Mar. 2019

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4 Apr. 2019 by chris

Thank you your review, we appreciate it

4 out of 5
Excellent location. Large, clean and well appointed apartment.

Posted by , from Brisbane, Qld. on 4 Nov. 2018

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8 Nov. 2018 by Christine

Thank you Richard for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed you stay. We hope to see you again sometime soon. Kind regards, Christine.

3 out of 5

Posted by on 17 Sep. 2018

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3 Oct. 2018 by manager

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5 out of 5
Beautiful apartment, they gave us early check in on Friday at 10am and late check out on Sunday at no cost. We will most definitely be back soon.

Posted by , from Gold Coast on 2 Sep. 2018

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5 Sep. 2018 by Jo

Thank you for taking the time to write a review am so glad you enjoyed your stay at our resort and on straddie and are most welcome to return Kind Regards Jo from whale watch resort

4 out of 5

BED DISAPPOINTING

Pros: Spacious with good views and within walking distance of beaches and shops and restaurants. Viewing the whales was a magical experience.
My husband and I suffer from back conditions and we found the old mattress and base crippling. Thankfully our stay was short. Resort getting dated now so beds are very old despite their nice external appearance. I felt we paid top dollar and there wasnt even a box of tissues or a face cloth in the unit.

Posted by , from Gold Coast on 17 Jun. 2018

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20 Jun. 2018 by Jo

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Am so happy to hear you got to experience seeing the whales they are amazing! not to mention the views, and yes we are lucky to be within walking distance of shops, restaurants and beaches. Am so sorry to hear your husband and yourself have back problems and found the beds uncomfortable, most of our apartments have upgraded there beds but am glad you let us know. Unfortunately the resort doesn't supply tissues to the apartments something we cant certainly look at, we supply first night starter packs to get you settled on your first night. I do hope your enjoyed your holiday and are welcome to return to see more of this beautiful island. Kind regards Whalewatch Resort

5 out of 5
Lovely spot with plenty of wildlife right at your front door. Great spot to do the gorge track and beach plus easy walk to bakery, cafe and gelati shop.

Posted by on 12 Apr. 2018

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3 out of 5
Receptionist was on the phone when we arrived and stayed on the phone for at least 10 minutes without even acknowledging that we had arrived. A simple "I'll be with you as soon as I can" would have sufficed. Bad manners and a poor introduction to the place. Apart from that a nice place to stay.

Posted by on 3 Apr. 2018

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4 out of 5

Good place to recharge your batteries

Pros: The position and the view were stunning.
Cons: BAthroom could do with new taps etc.
Location: Straddie is a real kick back place . The Straddie hotel is exceptionally friendly and serve excellent meals.
Room was very clean although a little shabby eg bathroom taps and shower. Unfortunately they are redoing some of the apartments and the noise during the weekday was not pleasant. Pool was well kept and clean although they advertise it is kept at 27 degrees all year round I don't think it was that warm.The kitchen was very well stocked with all the equipment you would need. Overall a pleasant stay though.

Posted by , from Sunshine Coast on 26 Mar. 2018

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About the Whale Watch Ocean Beach Resort

Location 7 Samarinda Drive, Point Lookout, QLD 4183

Property Features

Whale Watch Ocean Beach Resort offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness centre. Public spaces have free WiFi. Tour or ticket assistance, a BBQ, and an arcade/games room are also featured at Whale Watch Ocean Beach Resort. Free self parking is available.

  • 40 guestrooms or units
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Games room or arcade
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Arcade/game room
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Brisbane, QLD (BNE) (80.6 km / 50.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Whale Watch Ocean Beach Resort offers 40 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with an iron/ironing board and a ceiling fan. Rooms open to balconies. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Accommodation at this 3.5-star apartment has kitchens with fridges, microwaves, kitchenware and utensils and coffee/tea makers. Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Private balcony
  • Sitting area
  • Television
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 4:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 4:30 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 4:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 35.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 35.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Whale Watch Ocean Beach Resort Point Lookout
  • Whale Watch Ocean Beach Resort
  • Whale Watch Ocean Beach Point Lookout
  • Whale Watch Ocean Beach

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.