4.5 out of 5

"An older complex, yet well maintained. Self contained facilities with full kitchen - everything you need to cook a meal, everything in good working or ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 28 Mar 2017

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Hotel Description

Don Pancho Beach Resort places you steps from Kelly's Beach and within a 10-minute stroll of Bargara Beach. Highlights at this beach property include an outdoor swimming pool, free self parking and a spa tub.

You can enjoy a TV with satellite channels, and each apartment features a coffee/tea maker, a ceiling fan and a hairdryer.

Enjoy the outdoor tennis court and kids' swimming pool as well as access to bike rentals. Other amenities include laundry facilities, barbecues and tour/ticket assistance. There's also the convenience of free parking nearby.

Places within a 30-minute walk of this 3.5-star Bargara property include Barolin Rocks and Neilson Park.

Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Studio Unit

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Don Pancho Beach Resort ratings based on 133 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Don Pancho Beach Resort

Everyone (45) Couples (47) Family (41)
3 out of 5

handy to golf course

Pros: Not much.
Cons: The place need a upgrade .It is very sad.
Location: The resort was handy to the golf course and attractions around Bunderberg.
We had a relaxing week away.The resort was handy to what we wanted to do.

Posted by , from Kingaroy on 17 Aug. 2017

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5 out of 5

Right on the Beach

Pros: Proximity to beach, self contained facilities.
Cons: Perfectly adequate as is.
Location: Close to town centre with restaurants, beach side park and shopping centre. Also a short (5-10 min) drive from Mon Repos if you love turtles.
An older complex, yet well maintained. Self contained facilities with full kitchen - everything you need to cook a meal, everything in good working order. Pool and spa on grounds, much loved by kids. The beach out the front was gorgeous with a sectioned off area surrounded by rocks containing tropical fish. The kids loved watching the beautiful tropical fish in the crystal clear water, swimming around their legs. No need for snorkeling equipment! Didn't use the tennis court but there is one on the grounds, beach side.

Posted by , from Sunshine Coast, QLD on 28 Mar. 2017

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5 out of 5

Great value for the price.

Pros: Location, Location, Location. Quiet.
Cons: Wifi. and upgraded premium Foxtel.
Location: Fantastic safe swimming, snorkelling and rock hopping for the whole family literally down a few stairs and you are on the beach.
My room was very clean and well serviced, it had everything that I wanted except for free wifi, but I believe that is not the fault of the Hotel as much as the area. Location is perfect for the beach and a short walk to some great eateries. Bed very comfortable. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Posted by , from Gympie QLD on 14 Mar. 2017

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4 out of 5

Great location - easy access to beach

Pros: Access to beach and local amenities.
Cons: Private balconies
Location: On a beautiful beach, minutes away from Great little cafes and restaurants
Studio appt was perfect for my stay - well equipped, clean & bed was comfortable. Looked on to pool but has access to beach down a staircase. Advertises a restaurant- it's been closed for over a year ( however websites should be updated) not great when you arrive after travelling over 30 hours!!!! Also advertises internet but you have to pay and it's in a black spot!!! The balcony! Is a terrace and everyone has access to this so people passing your unit. This said I would recommend Dön Pancho for a base - it is 10 minutes walk along the beach to plenty local cafes & restaurants. I would stay here again.

Posted by , from scotland on 16 Feb. 2017

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5 out of 5

Great location on the beach.

Pros: Large studio room with fully renovated bathroom and easy access to pool or beach.
We found that Don Panchos was perfectly located to access the beach and, or within a short walk or drive, many other coffee shops, cafes and sightseeing venues.

Posted by on 21 Dec. 2016

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel close to beach

Pros: Quietness and access to beach
Cons: Access to beach was restricted due to refurbishment on foreshore of the resort. I thought portable lighting could have been set up as a temporary fix.
Location: Went to Mon Repos which was awsome and loved the walks along the beach.
Enjoyed stay here. Loved the walks along foreshore morning and afternoon. Nice quiet accomadation. Had a room near pool which had everything I needed for my stay. Have stayed here several times now and each time it has been clean and quiet even though it is usually well booked. My parking space was good but some can be a bit tight.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 24 Nov. 2016

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5 out of 5

Fabulous place to stay in Bargara !

Location: Cafes , Bundy rum distilleries , turtles . Beach
Clean rooms, friendly staff. Absolutely fantastic location which is close to beach , restaurants etc

Posted by on 8 Nov. 2016

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4 out of 5

Loved it. Comfy bed. Clean room.

Location: Bundy, well, bundy! It has a beach that can be accessed from the hotel. Turtles lay eggs there when in season. The golf course was accross the road
The room was spacious, clean, and the appliances well maintained. It even had a washing maching and dryer that were shared amongst two rooms. Great place. Totes recommended it. Totes would come back again.

Posted by on 5 Nov. 2016

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3 out of 5

Proximity to the beach and a swim in the ocean.

Pros: The pool area is lovely and very relaxing. The studio I had was lovely and good value.
Cons: General maintenance of the building and grounds.
Location: Perfect proximity to the beach and a great place to swim. Easy walk to cafes or Golf Club.
I loved my studio 31, lovely room, clean and breezy and very comfortable. I was disappointed however to see that Don Pancho has been allowed to deteriorate in areas of general cleanliness, particularly the steps and the concrete area around the Barbecue. A good hose out and a scrub is in order, because this property is perfectly located for an ideal holiday and should not be allowed to fall into further disrepair. Beautiful pool area and close to restaurants,with reasonable tariffs should warrant more attention to the upkeep and general look of the buildings.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 6 Oct. 2016

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4 out of 5

Close to beach and shops

Pros: Sitting on our balcony between 5 and 6p.m. we were serenaded by gentleman upstairs from us playing the accordion
Cons: The microwave switch be on and not have to ask for help to locate it. A staff member had to shift the fridge out & locate switch behind a cupboard.
Location: Location on main road with beach close by.
Unfortunately by booking online we did not realise that to get to our room we had to go up two flights of steep steps and down approx six to our room. This was difficult for my husband who is 80 and myself 77. On checking out we were lucky enough to have a staff member carry our small cases down the steps. Helen, receptionist, was pleasant and helpful.

Posted by on 28 Jun. 2016

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About the Don Pancho Beach Resort

Location 58-62 Miller Street, Bargara, QLD 4670

Property Features

Don Pancho Beach Resort offers its guests an outdoor pool, a kid's pool, an outdoor tennis court, and a spa tub. Tour or ticket assistance, a BBQ, and laundry facilities are also featured at Don Pancho Beach Resort. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Bargara apartment is smoke free.

  • 41 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Laundry facilities


Free self parking , Free parking nearby


  • Airport: Bundaberg, QLD (BDB) (19.8 km / 12.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Don Pancho Beach Resort offers 41 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a shower. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and a ceiling fan. Cots/infant beds (surcharge) are also available.

  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 5 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:30 AM-5 PM
  • Friday-Saturday: 8 AM-6 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property's reception hours on Sunday and public holidays are 9 AM-noon. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance for check-in instructions. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

This property's front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
  • Friday - Saturday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Guests arriving after 5 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 22.00 per week.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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 rollaway/extra beds available
  • Only service animals are allowed


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 200.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

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

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 22.00 per week

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

Hotel Names

  • Don Pancho Beach
  • Don Pancho Beach Bargara
  • Don Pancho Beach Resort
  • Don Pancho Beach Resort Bargara
  • Don Pancho Beach Hotel Bargara
  • Don Pancho Beach Resort Bargara, Australia - Queensland

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.

*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.