Horseshoe Bay Resort

Horseshoe Bay Resort

1 Horseshoe Bay Road, Bowen, Queensland 4805 Australia
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3.5
#8 of 10 motels in Bowen
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.7 of 5 bubbles
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3.4 of 5 bubbles
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Horseshoe Bay Resort and Caravan Park, is situated at the tip of Cape Edgecumbe here in Bowen. A special little spot where the sun rises and sets over the water, and the bay is never dry. The resort is surrounded by four sandy beaches and the reef is just off shore making for some amazing snorkeling and diving - it has been said to be as good as the great barrier reef.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Beach
Boating
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Diving
Game room
Hiking
Snorkelling
Billiards
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Table tennis
Water park offsite
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Spa
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Umbrella
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Family
Languages Spoken
English

Location

1 Horseshoe Bay Road, Bowen, Queensland 4805 Australia
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 48 out of 100
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Whitsunday Coast Airport
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ozzie47 wrote a review Nov 2020
Hervey Bay, Australia81 contributions34 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We tried this “resort” after friends had visited the area. The bay and surrounds are beautiful with a couple of other bays to visit close by.

The resort caters for camping and caravans. It has several cabins and a small bank of motel type units and a pool. There is a sizeable cafe on site between the accommodation and the bay. This is where it went pear shaped.

We booked a “bay view” cabin, at extra cost. On arrival we were taken to the accommodation, which was a few feet from the cafe. It was 2.30 on a Sunday. There was live music blasting from the outside (only) seating area. I was not happy but was reassured by the young lady it stopped at 4pm. It went till just before 6pm, closing time and apparently this happens every weekend.

The cafe opens around 7am till 5pm weekdays and until 6pm weekends.

The cabin was more glimpses of the bay rather than bay view and I certainly do not believe it warrants the extra paid. As per photos, when sat on the patio, we are almost outside the back doorway of the kitchen, which is open, with staff coming and going, for 10hrs per day. Other cabins, within a few meters away, are cheaper and no different to “bay view”. Some cabins are fully equipped with 2 burner electric stove, full size fridge, microwave, cutlery and cooking equipment, others not self contained.

Our cabin (blue) was well appointed, very clean with air conditioning. The lady on reception was very nice and I handed over a list of a few things that I felt were needed to be added to the cabin when we were leaving. We left something behind and they were gracious enough to call and forward this to us.

I do not have a problem with the staff, area or cabin itself, but absolutely do not believe this particular cabin (and the one next door) should have an extra charge for a really bad outlook. A warning of this would be good so you can make a decision where to stay within the park.

We would certainly visit the area again but definitely not book the “bay view” cabins.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Linda T wrote a review Dec 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed a couple of nights on a powered van site. Not cement, but roomy. Good location & a nice little Cafe by the Beach. The pool was dirty & not cleaned whilst we were there. The shower was full of dirt & leaves, however a big sign saying "Always shower before entering the pool or Spa'. No sun lounges or sade. Very old & cracked tiles & cement. Better Caravan Parks in Bowen 🙏👍🤔
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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kv a wrote a review Apr 2022
Cairns21 contributions20 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Love the fact this caravan park is a very short walk to the beach. There’s a privately run cafe at the beach providing a good selection of food for breakfast, lunch and weekend dinners. I stayed in the self contained pink cabin and my only complaint would be the tiny ants that made an appearance every now and then. The RAID spray the proprietor used when I told him didn’t work. The pool is tired looking but still refreshing if you don’t want to swim at the beach. If relaxation is what you want then this may be the place for you though best to avoid school holidays if you don’t have kids.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Parking available behind your cabin (in my case). Cafe sometimes has live music on weekends...
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Response from Horseshoe Bay Resort, Other at Horseshoe Bay Resort
Responded 9 Mar 2023
Hi, We are very busy during school holidays and Grey Nomad season and yes a lovely piece of paradise for relaxation. Thank you. Horseshoe Bay Resort
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Tara C wrote a review Apr 2021
Cairns, Australia76 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are planning a trip to the Whitsundays, make sure you visit Bowen and this beautiful hidden gem in Bowen, Horseshoe Bay Resort. Janelle was very friendly throughout our stay and made us feel very welcome. We stayed in one of the caravan sites with ocean view, site was perfect and my Mother in law's cabin was also immaculate and great value for the price we paid with an enormous bathroom. The views were spectacular across the bay and just across the road from the beach near walking trails, great snorkelling and swimming and the restaurants nearby were perfect as we did not feel like cooking. Bathrooms at the resort were very clean and great water pressure. I could not fault this place at all. Such a great family holiday and we will look forward to coming back again and again.
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Janelle Bender, Guest Services / Front Office at Horseshoe Bay Resort
Responded 4 Jun 2021
Hi Tara, Thank you for your view. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Robyn H wrote a review Sept 2021
Noosaville, Australia11 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a lovely out of the way spot in Bowen we have now unexpectedly stayed at twice. The facilities are very clean, tidy and the kitchen extremely well stocked with everything. It's quiet and very close to the water if you are a boaty and or fishing enthusiast. The only disappointment was the wifi, which for some of us is an important part of our camping adventures, especially looking for the next place to stop and explore, I could not get any good reception to use even though I was told there were 'boosters ' everywhere. Lovely people running the place too !!!
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Horseshoe Bay Resort, Other at Horseshoe Bay Resort
Responded 9 Mar 2023
Hi, Thank you for your review. Wifi is an issue as we are surrounded by rocks. Hope you see you again.
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Alun J wrote a review Nov 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked and paid a deposit of $145.00 and was not told until I broached the subject of a live band playing at the cafe attached to the resort on friday and saturday nights .When we arrived on a thursday we find our chalet was 5 metres from the cafe which is an open area and music blaring away on the music system , when I confronted the resorts receptionist , she merely shrugged and said even though they owned the property they had no control over the operation of the cafe . When asked if we could move to a quieter chalet she said they were booked out !
We decided to try and book into a different establishment which we did .
In the meantime I was told by a previous guest that only was there live music at the cafe on friday and saturday but also sunday and the cafe also had a special night on tuesdays were once again the music system would be blaring . I approached the receptionist again and was told we would forfeit our deposit .
I would never recomend Horseshoe Bay Resort to anyone from this unpleasent experience
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Date of stay: October 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Make sure you get the truth before handing over a deposit !
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Response from Horseshoe Bay Resort, Other at Horseshoe Bay Resort
Responded 5 days ago
We are sorry however the Cafe is a separate business and the operation of the Cafe is determined by them.
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Nereski wrote a review May 2021
London5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A lovely bay where this campground is sited. The pool area is very disappointing and uninviting, consequently, no one uses it. Communal areas are cleanish! The reception and office staff are pleasant enough.
The sites at the front overlooking the beach are beautiful but can be windy.
The best part of this camping ground is definitely the people- the other guests. Many of them are grey nomads who come every year to this park and they are the ones that make it so welcoming and friendly.
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Date of stay: May 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Janelle Bender, Guest Services / Front Office at Horseshoe Bay Resort
Responded 4 Jun 2021
Hi Nereski, Due to the pandemic renovations have been on hold. Travel safe.
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Jacquie C wrote a review Jan 2023
Brisbane, Australia17 contributions3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Vans are squashed in, the welcome brigade of pensioners will tell you how to park your van, even if you can do it on your own. They are extremely clicky and do their best to act like they own the place. 🤣 Kids are not welcome here as I noted from observing, won’t bring the grandkids. As s matter of fact we won’t be back. 😡
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Horseshoe Bay Resort, Other at Horseshoe Bay Resort
Responded 9 Mar 2023
Hi, Thank you for your review. We do welcome children as we have lots of families visit. We encourage guests to come to Reception should there be an issue in the park from other guests. Very busy here for the Nomad season. Hoping to see you again in the near future.
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uschiTownsville wrote a review Jun 2021
Townsville, Australia91 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We decided that 4 of us would go to Bowen for one night and of course nobody wanted us for only one night.
The last place I called was Horseshoe Bay Resort and to my surprise they said 'yes'.
We arrived early and again were surprised that we could get the cabin.
Also I was told that they had already made up the sofa bed.
The Cabin is definitely one of the cleanest we have stayed in.
Just perfect.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Horseshoe Bay Resort, Other at Horseshoe Bay Resort
Responded 9 Mar 2023
Hi, We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again.
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kelly e wrote a review Feb 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The place is beautiful and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Very reasonably priced. I would definitely stay here again.
Our room was comfortable with good aircon to beat the humidity. We chose a cabin with shared bathroom, and the bathroom facilities were clean, with great showers.
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Alun J wrote a tip Nov 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you get the truth before handing over a deposit !"
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hannah wrote a tip May 2023
Kidderminster, United Kingdom1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you don’t hang about."
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kv a wrote a tip Apr 2022
Cairns21 contributions20 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking available behind your cabin (in my case). Cafe sometimes has live music on weekends (cabins are right behind it)."
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gwenbailey wrote a tip Sept 2017
Townsville, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Handy to Restraunts and swimming"
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Cranstar wrote a tip Apr 2017
Cairns, Australia39 contributions32 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"If camping ask for grass, as most of the areas are dirt and it's very dusty."
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PRICE RANGE
₹5,264 - ₹5,264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Horseshoe Bay Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Horseshoe Bay Resort?
Nearby attractions include Horseshoe Bay (0.1 km), Horseshoe Bay Rotary Lookout (0.4 km), and Summergarden Theatre (3.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Horseshoe Bay Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a spa, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Horseshoe Bay Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Horseshoe Bay Resort?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Horseshoe Bay Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Horseshoe Bay Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Sorelle Coffee House, Grand View Hotel, and Jochheims Pies.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Horseshoe Bay Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Horseshoe Bay Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Horseshoe Bay Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Horseshoe Bay Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Horseshoe Bay Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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