Hamilton Island Hotel Tips by lachydragon
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Reef View Towers - from the beach
While we didn't stay there - my brother is in the travel business and we always get taken on a site inspection when we stay at a place like this (and sometimes get goodies left in our room too!) so we had a good chance to check out Reef View.
The rooms are reputed to be the largest hotel rooms in the Southern Hemisphere (or they were in the 80s when the resort was built). These are the rooms in the main tower-block that you see in the photos. the block goes up to 16 storeys and most of the rooms have commanding views out over the beach and across the water.
This accommodation is very hotel-style and is nicely furnished in tropical pastel yellos and blues. The other great advantage is its Northerly aspect which means that the rooms soak up the sun all day and the balconies would be a sensational place to escape to for a quiet read or snooze!
Address: NO 1 HAMILTON ISLAND, Hamilton Island, QL 4803
Comparison: more expensive than average
We scored a great view from our balcony!
Palm Terraces area three-storey block that are just in the foreground of the picture on the main Hamilton Island page. The accommodation is in the 3 star range and is one of the cheaper options available on the resort. The rooms are spacious and comfortable - the one we were staying in had "his & hers: handbasins in the bathroom and lots of space for putting luggage etc. They also have balconies and you may get lucky and score a view, however some of them are obscured by the palm trees - not altogether a bad thing though!
Their aspect is East-facing which means that although you get the morning sun, there will not be fantastic opportunities to sit out on the balcony during the day as it got a bit cold in the shade when we were there.
All-in-all we decided that if it is your first trip and you have busy days planned out on tours, by the pool, bushwalking etc then you won't be spending much time in there anyway!!
Comparison: least expensive
Directions: At the Western end of the main beach, set in the hillside below the chapel on one-tree hill.
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