Breakfree Great Sandy Straits - Hervey Bay

17 Buccaneer Drive, Hervey Bay, QLD, Australia, 4655show map
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Very goodBased on  45 reviews
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Overview

The 3-star Breakfree Great Sandy Hotel is set about 8 km from WetSide Water Education Park.

The property is located 7 km away from Hervey Bay Historical Village Museum. The venue is set within 8 km from Hervey Bay city center.

The hotel allows quick access to parks and gardens.

10 minutes drive will take guests to Hervey Bay airport.

Rooms

Breakfree Great Sandy Hotel offers rooms with a tropical interior, a balcony and a kitchen. Rooms come with the beach view.

Eat & Drink

Guests can share a meal in Harvey's on the Bay and Boathouse Seafood Cafe, located about 100 meters away.

Services

The hotel offers a designated smoking place, a luggage storage and a lift for general needs and a business centre and computer rental for corporate travelers.

Relax

Breakfree Great Sandy Hotel is a child-friendly hotel offering a game room and a playground.

Internet

No internet access available

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   80.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

Shuttle

Paid shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Sauna

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Tennis court

Services

  • Paid shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Bell staff/Porter

Business

  • Business centre

Children

  • Cots
  • Children's play area
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Bay view
  • Ocean view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Washing machine
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 14:00-17:00FREECheck-out08:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotAll children3 - 12 yearsExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Reefworld AquariumReefworld Aquarium1400 ft
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Cafe BalaenaCafe Balaena500 ft7 Buccaneer Drive Hervey Bay
Harvey's on the BayHarvey's on the Bay500 ftShop 8/11 Buccaneer drive
Boathouse Seafood CafeBoathouse Seafood Cafe500 ftBuccaneer Drive
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Roy Rufus Artificial Reef Dive SiteRoy Rufus Artificial Reef Dive Site4000 ft
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Getting around
Airports
Maryborough (MBH)19.6 mi
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodBased on  45  reviews
  • 6.2
    Good

    This was the second time we have stayed here. The gardens are lovely and the pools are great. The location is fantastic! Very family friendly. Close to eating places, and shops.

    This was the second time we have stayed here.(last time was 9 years ago) It has gone down hill a quite considerably as far as cleanliness and overall maintenance of the rooms goes. It is the most unclean apartment I have ever stayed in. Every thing could do with a thorough going through such as the clock didn't work. The kitchen was stocked with odd pieces. the stove and dishwasher are very dated and dirty. The glasses hanging in the rack where dirty. The carpet was badly stained. The picture over the bed was thick with dust.The couch was so dirty we placed a blanket over it. If you moved a piece of furniture it was very dirty under neath it.There were no block out curtains in the bedrooms, very important when on holiday!

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    The location is the only thing going for this property, We did not enjoy our stay and will not stay there again

    Where should I start, I don't know of too many places where the reception does office hours only, upon our arrival at 5:45 approx there was a line up of about 5 different couples/families to check in via a phone outside where you had to get your room key out of a box, then proceeded to our room where we went up 2 flights of stairs with luggage and 7 year old twins, more dissapontment to come when we finally arrived at our room and to open the door to a musky smell that was like opening my nanna's locked up old chest of collectables, everything just felt grotty, the floor was greesy to walk on the tiled splash back above the stove was filthy the mouldy grout and dirty shower screen we definately undesirable and a health concern ( Luckily I'm not an asthmatic) the beds ok bedding ?????? did not feel comfy sitting on the lounge without a towel over it and got smashed with sandflies or mites ???just made my skin crawl. Needs a huge overhaul does nothing for the Break Free reputation, Has a bad name through out Hervey Bay, everyone you spoke to had the same opinion. Such a shame because of its beauiful position, It should be alot better. Aaa rating well over starred.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    comfort, location, view, relaxing

    being requested for a deposit upon arrival, after having paid for the unit 3 months in advance. Found very little information at resort and in unit in regards to sight seeing locations, shoping centres and restaurants around hervey bay

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    Great view, quiet rooms, comfortable.

    Upon check in, I asked for 2 sets of keys as we had 3 adults and 1 child in 2 bedroom unit. No 2nd set of keys were available, and as you need a key to open gate, a key to open security door and a key to open unit, this was VERY inconvenient. I had to constantly check if any keys were available, and finally the 2nd day (we were only staying 2 nights) the keys were available. Also, apartment kitchen was not as clean as I feel it should have been. An empty juice container was also left on kitchen bench. Two lamps were not working, you couldn't lock balcony door in main bedroom and the security door on balcony door to living room was not fitted correctly and was very hard to open and close for both my elderly mother in law and small child. The receptionist - Clare was neither friendly or helpful with the key matter - she was quite surly and didn't appear to care or offer alternatives or an apology. No apology was forthcoming from either herself or the Manager - whom she said she would contact.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    The round spa thingy!! It was cool!!

    The fact that the reception is not open for proper hours, like all other resorts/hotels I have been in. it is very poor to shut at 5pm and not reopen til 0830am!! Unbelievable in this day and age!!

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Great location and apartment. Close to the harbour, marina and restaurants.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The location of the hotel was excellent. The room was very spacious and the spa with a sea view was awesome.

    The room smelt of fish, the carpets were very stained and the doona covers were dirty on the beds.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The price was very good for the fact that we stayed during the September Holidays. The proximity to the marina was also what we wanted as our primary reason for staying in Hervey Bay this time was to go on a Whale Tour. The view from the room was lovely abliet we were the furtherest block away from the main view. The kitchen was more spacous that we thought given that the room was a studio room.

    We stayed in room 179b. My husband was constantly frustrated with the key that opened the main door into our complex. The key would not work, so we put a small rock in the doorjam. Biggest complaint was lack of a lift as we had to trundle up several flights of stairs with our luggage then open several doors to get to our room. The bed was very uncomfortable with the base moving around at the slightest touch. The top mattress kept moving off the base. The spa bath/shower was a challenge to in/out of and the mechanism for turning the shower water on versus the bath water took some mucking around each time. The resident in the room beside us we think was smoking a lot as we could smell cigarette smoke all the time in the stair well and filtering thru the air conditioning.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Fabulous location to watch boats and sea activities. Restaurants and shopping very handy a great place all round.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    we had a room that i belive was not cleaned before we went in,the microwave was dirty with greece the quilt cover had really bad stains on it and when i bought it to the attention of the cleaners she took it so fast but did not get it replaced the lounge was so bad with the smell of urine and bleed on it when i told reception the first day nothing was day the 2nd day the cleaner talk the quilt that was not replaced the 3rd day still no respose the 4th day i whet to reception again i told them i was very disappointed that no one even rang and spoke to me and that i will be putting my responce on the net for all to see one hour later the manegar rang asked me what could he do clean the lounge it could not be cleaned it was that bad and i did take photos, thay put a different lounge in for are last two days when you sat on it you could not get out you narely hit the floor so no i would never stay with them again it was to little to late the did not give a rats about us and will tell evereyone i have stayed in alot of places never have i had to complain and to this degree.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The views from the room of the ocean, the setting is beautiful

    The room was not cleaned well, shower curtain was filthy, floors were dirty, bedspread had stains on it.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Very well equipped studio, great view. Felt very secure.

    The shower curtain could do with a clean or change. Shortage of microwave dishes.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Friendliness and courtesy of reception staff organising transport to conference and booking in and out. New Manager introduced himself and was extremely helpful Met some permanent local people staying at the accommodation who stopped for a chat. My ground floor apartment had a beautiful view of the Bay and early sunrises

    My visit was for 4 days only- wished I could have stayed longer

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    The location is perfect

    The room facilities were poor. TV and DVD not working properly and no staff on site to contact. Booked room for 6 adults and only 1 parking space provided. No information in room about emergency procedures or safety measures. No info in games room about where to locate pool ques etc and again no staff available to help. No info on how to call reception/outside line etc. On checking out i bought these issues to the staff that were finally there and they were totally uninterested in hearing my concerns.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Very Quiet and relaxing. Convenient for Whale Watching and Fraser Island.

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  45 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Design Hotels in Australia

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-17:00FREECheck-out08:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotAll children3 - 12 yearsExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
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Maryborough (MBH)19.6 mi
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