Beautiful Place to Stay....(Even during a "Zombie" Cyclone)
05/05/2018 JanieP, Cannock, United Kingdom
We stayed at this beautiful hotel for 4 nights during April 2018 while "Zombie" Cyclone Iris swept by The Whitsundays and, seeing as we didn't get out much due to the weather, we had a lot of time to ... more
We stayed at this beautiful hotel for 4 nights during April 2018 while "Zombie" Cyclone Iris swept by The Whitsundays and, seeing as we didn't get out much due to the weather, we had a lot of time to appreciate what a great choice in accommodation Best Western Mango House Resort really is.
Located at Jubilee Pocket, Mango House is a $10 taxi drive away from the Hamilton Island ferry terminal and 25 minute walk (or 5 minute bus ride) from Airlie Beach centre. The quiet location was perfect for us non-party animals and, with a pub and bottle shop across the road and a supermarket and café next door, it was ideally situated for a self catering stay.
We were given an excellent upstairs self contained apartment which was clean and well equipped. It was open plan in design and comprised of a full kitchen with dishwasher, microwave & large fridge freezer, a comfortable & spacious lounge and dining area, a well appointed bathroom with washing machine and tumble dryer, a separate toilet and, most importantly, a nice sized bedroom with large wardrobe and extremely comfortable bed. The lounge area had glazed doors heading out onto a furnished balcony with a pool view & external stair access to the lovely pool & garden area. The bedroom had slatted windows (which would have been perfect for channelling a cool breeze during hot weather) and were very secure when shut so we felt very safe inside considering the oncoming bad weather.
There was plenty of parking available and the gardens were well maintained. Even though we didn't get to go in the pool, it was a nice size.
Peter and Pam were fantastic hosts, replying to the many email queries I sent before arriving (sorry again for the bombardment, Peter LOL) and they and their staff went out of their way to reassure us of our safety and what to do if the winds and rain got too severe.
We really enjoyed our stay (despite being house bound most of the time with the weather - thank goodness for the Bottle shop and the TV - LOL) and, with that in mind, we hope to stay here again should we ever get back to Airlie Beach..... and you can't get higher recommendation than that! less
petehansen, Manager at Mango House Resort, responded to this review
Hi Janie and pleasure having you stay even though the weather was ordinary. At least this years cyclone didn't blow Airlie to bits like T.C. Debbie did last year but still ruined lots of peoples holidays.
Thank you for taking the time to write and look forward to seeing you again one day.