Shelly Bay Resort

466 Charlton EsplanadeHervey Bay4655Australia
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About Shelly Bay Resort

Shelly Bay Resort is located in Hervey Bay, an area famous for being the whale watching capital of Australia.

All apartments are air-conditioned and offer free Wi-Fi, Foxtel satellite TV, fully-equipped kitchens and a laundry area. Floor-to-ceiling windows lead onto the balcony where there are stunning views across the bay.

Tropical planting surrounds the lagoon-style outdoor pool. A lift goes to all levels from the free secure parking. The property has a barbecue and entertainment area, a half size tennis court, and children’s play area.

Shelly Bay Resort has an on-site Indian restaurant. Well-regarded cafes and restaurants in Hervey Bay are just a short walk away.

Beyond whale watching, there are plenty things to do in Hervey Bay. Visitors may enjoy taking a trip to snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef. Alternatively a trip can be made to Fraser Island, which is popular for its beaches, cliffs and freshwater-swimming lakes.


466 Charlton Esplanade, Hervey Bay, 4655, Australia
Telephone: +61(7)41254533 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Concierge
  • Direct beach access
  • Elevator
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub

For children

  • Child / Baby crib
  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Kids' playground

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Short walk to good restaurants

There are plenty of good restaurants nearby, including the on-site Indian restaurant which gets a number of good reviews. Slightly further afield - but still within easy walking distance - there are more good options, including a well-regarded Italian restaurant.

Spacious, comfortable rooms

The rooms at this hotel almost without fail get a big thumbs up from guests. They are described as spacious and comfortable, with good modern furniture. Added to this, the views across the bay are a delight, with the best thing being that all rooms have a sea-view meaning you are not in for a disappointment.

Great customer service

Good customer service should of course come as standard in any hotel, but it is noteworthy how many guests have complimented the staff at this establishment. Furthermore it is eye-catching how many guests are either happy to recommend the hotel to others, or are return visitors. The friendly and helpful staff are a big reason for this.

Negative Reviews

Extra kitchen equipment would help

While not a massive negative, some guests have noted that extra kitchen equipment would have come in handy. Some guests feel that there are not quite enough pots and pans, and general utensils, to do a decent meal for the family.

Wi-Fi not that good

The generally weak Wi-Fi signal is a bugbear with some guests. A number of people saying that the connection was slow or they struggled to connect at all.

Extra toiletries would be appreciated

Guests who arrived as part of a larger group have said that they would have appreciated more free toiletries being left in the bathroom. However, it has also been pointed out that if you tell hotel staff they will be happy to provide guests with additional toiletries.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 301 reviews across the web
8.9 /10
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    8.4 /10
8.9 out of 10 based on 301 reviews