28/09/2017 HueyGoldCoast, Gold Coast
The Quarterdeck is basically a modern villa/townhouse complex, with onsite management. The sign outside shows 5 stars, though I'm not sure why, as there is no restaurant, room service or even a fitnes... more
The Quarterdeck is basically a modern villa/townhouse complex, with onsite management. The sign outside shows 5 stars, though I'm not sure why, as there is no restaurant, room service or even a fitness centre onsite.
As the complex is fairly new, we were very pleased with the modern style of our unit, which was pet friendly and why we chose this accommodation.
The major drawback however, is the location. It is a good 15 minute walk to the closest restaurant, being the boat club and around 45 minutes walk to the main Urangan beachfront area to find a good coffee shop.
There are no views from the complex and everything seems quite closed in, though this does make things quite private, which I guess is a plus. It is only a 2 minute walk to the waterfront, however, this is not really a swimming beach and the tide goes out a long way.
So all in all quality of actual accommodation very good, but location not really having a great holiday feel. If you don't mind driving everywhere it is fine though. First and last for me. less
Best Western Pl... Q, Manager at Best Western Plus Quarterdecks Retreat, responded to this review
Thanks for your review, we are classified by Star Ratings Australia as "Self Catering" as we are fully self contained holiday villas, this differs from a Hotel room where you need onsite restaurant and room service as you don't have the facilities to cook anything yourself.
You may have missed the Marina precinct which is located about 10-15min walk near the Hervey Bay Boat club, in this area you will find a number of cafes, including Café Balaena which make amazing coffee, The dock bar and restaurant, Whale Bay Asian Cuisine, Fish and Chip shops as well as a number of other speciality shops including a pharmacy, information and tour desk, hairdressers, speciality nick knacks and ice cream. This is the area where all the whale watching tours also depart from.
All our beaches in Hervey Bay are very tidal which means swimming at high tide is always the best option.