Palm Bungalows - Hamilton Island

3 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, Australia, 4803  show map
 3 stars
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Palm Bungalows - Hamilton Island


No parking

Luggage storage

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar


Swim-up bar

Coffee shop


Free city shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool


Palm Bungalows is situated in the heart of Hamilton Island in 25 minutes walking distance from Heart Reef. Palm Bungalows has been welcoming guests to its comfortable rooms since 1985.

Set close to natural beaches close to a harbour and a tropical garden. Palm Bungalows lies within a 10-minute walk from the center of Hamilton Island.

Palm Bungalows is within a 5-minute drive to Hamilton Island airport.


This welcoming hotel comprises 49 guestrooms with a dressing room, a kitchenette, a laptop safe, multi-channel television and climate control. Some rooms have the islands view. They are fitted with spacious bathrooms with a walk-in shower, a hairdryer and a washbasin.

Eat & Drink

Refreshing drinks are offered in the coffee bar. Serving both food and drinks, Coca Chu and Sails are situated around 350 meters from the property.

You can start your day with a buffet breakfast, which costs AUD 34 per person per night. 


Guests can take advantage of wedding services, concierge service and free shuttle service.


Such various treatments as massage and facials are offered on the premises. The property provides a fitness centre and a gym along with hiking, snorkeling and canoeing.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   49.

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  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Exterior corridors
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Snorkeling
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Golf course


  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's pool
  • Paid kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Night club
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Chaise lounges
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds


  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries


  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
  • Blackout curtains



Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Palm Bungalows - Hamilton Island Hamilton Island location
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Hotel Address:

3 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, Australia, 4803

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City Center
  • Hamilton Island
    3300 ft
  • Pool Terrace Restaurant (cuisine: Australian)
    700 ft
  • Beach Club Restaurant (cuisine: French)
    1000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

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    2 persons

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    • Balcony
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Private entrance
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Media:TV
  • Radio

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Local attractions

  • Heart Reef1.4 mi
    Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Airlie Beach
  • Whitehaven Beach7.2 mi
    Whitsunday Island National Park
  • Daydream Island Living Reef5.0 mi
    Daydream Island Resort and Spa

Near the hotel

  • Wildlife Park2300 ft

    Restaurants nearby

    • Pool Terrace Restaurant700 ft

      Address: Resort Drive
      Phone: (07) 4946 9999

      56% likes this, based on 127 reviews
      Cuisine: Australian
      Price Range: USD 22 - USD 40

    • Coca Chu1100 ft

      Address: Hamilton Island, The Whitsundays

      73% likes this, based on 201 reviews
      Cuisine: Asian

    • Mariners Restaurant1400 ft

      Address: Front St
      Phone: (07) 4946 8628

      78% likes this, based on 155 reviews
      Cuisine: Australian
      Price Range: USD 22 - USD 62

    • Beach Club Restaurant1000 ft

      Address: Beach Club Resort
      Phone: 749468002

      61% likes this, based on 59 reviews
      Cuisine: French

    • Sails1300 ft

      Address: Resort Drive
      Phone: (07) 4946 8562

      58% likes this, based on 233 reviews
      Cuisine: Australian
      Price Range: USD 2 - USD 40

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
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    Palm Bungalows Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Palm Bungalows

    Average guest rating

    7.8out of 10
    Based on 37 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Older travelers

      Nice accomadation the birdlife was good and the pool area very nice. Liked the free bus service to the town area

      Signage could be a little more clearer???? but overall a nice time was had

    • Older travelers

      We are a married couple who had one night on the island before chartering a yacht for 2 weeks with Sunsail. (We travel the world extensively for business.) The stay in the Palm Bungalows was the biggest rip-off we have had in memory. ~$350 for one night - no breakfast included and the accomodation wasn't fit for backpackers - it was something out of the late 70s and is about 15 years overdue for refurbishment. Never again. Regards, Stefan Hendriks and Roslyn Brandon.

    • Older travelers

      The hotel is well placed for visiting the barrier reef, with trips available daily. The hotel is ideal for all water based activities and the island has a range of walks and tracks.

      The rooms were not serviced untill late afternoon, usually between 4 pm and 4.30pm.

    • Older travelers

      lovely position of our bungalow right in the lush vegetation, with wild life ,esp . birds, right outside.Beautiful, and relaxing.Would love to visit again Anne

    • Older travelers

      the fact that the bungalows are spaced apart and have all facilities near.

      curtains need to be aligned a bit better

    • Older travelers

      well situated, clean & reasonably comfortable. altho' close, functionally well separate visually & noise-wise from neighbours

      fairly spartan but functional accommodation.somewhat limited choice of restaurants on the island.

    • Couple

      Location, we had a great time on Hamilton Island

    • Couple

      we went for a nice walk along the beach and up the hill to the look out.

      We were "upgraded" to a hotel room instead of the bungalows having been looking forward to staying in the bungalow itself

    • Couple

      We were upgraded to Coral View Hotel, therefore did not stay at Palm Bungalows at all. The ratings above are for Coral View Hotel.

    • Couple

      Not a lot really, Location was fairly central.

      Its very dated and really needs upgrading, I felt a little dissapointed that it doesnt come close to overseas resorts, dollar for dollar

    • Single

      The bungalows are so great to stay at : I was on my own and felt safe and secure, it had everything I needed to make my stay relaxing. Sitting on the verandah taking in the views, reading while lying in the hammock, and when I wanted a bit of retail therapy it was a casual walk to the Marina. Staff were so helpful when I wanted to book a snorkeling trip - always smiling and pleasant.

      I would like to see the shower area updated - its comfortable in the present state but is quite old.

    • Family with children

      This is a good alternative to staying in a hotel on this paradise island. Located in the narrow isthmus of the island between Catseye Beach and the Marina, almost everything you need is within easy walking distance. Cooked Breakfast is available at 3 possibe locations one of which is right by catseye beach. Free watersports and swimming pools are close by and there is free bus transfer to the island's airport. On the veranda of the chalet bungalow is a hammock and table and 2 chairs and the interior is clean if simply furnished and functional.

      If self catering, the cooking facilities are fairly basic. Although breakfast is included in the price, other meals out on the island can be expensive. All the 49 bungalows only have one bedroom which may limit the suitability for families with older children.

    • Older travelers

      Old and tired - very expensive accommodation and food.

    • Group of friends

      Good location on island, central to everything. Good idea to be able to choose between daily housekeeping or $10 voucher. Staff very helpful and friendly.

      Poor value for money - certainly didn't get value for the amount we paid. Although basic crockery and cutlery provided, no cooking possible due to no microwave, electric frypan, etc. Test & tag of jug and hairdryer 6 mths out of date. Quality of lighting poor. Quality of bathroom poor. Side garden needs cutting back to allow access to fire hose. Overall disappointed in quality of bungalow. Have said 'no' to question below because of poor value for money.

    • Couple

      The location is just perfect, accessible to all basic needs. It also provides privacy to honeymooners and families who stay in Palm bungalows....

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Palm Bungalows - Hamilton Island Hamilton Island location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    3 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, Australia, 4803

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Hamilton Island
      3300 ft
    • Pool Terrace Restaurant (cuisine: Australian)
      700 ft
    • Beach Club Restaurant (cuisine: French)
      1000 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms: