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6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed in 1 bedroom apartment . Clean and comfortable. Limited kitchen facilities and small. Balcony was nice. AC provided. FANTASTIC location right on beach with safe swimming . Great for kids. Older property. Pool area great. Downside: kitchen, no fans which meant quite hot if you don't want to use AC. Lights around property need to be dimmed at... More 

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Classic H, Guest Relations Manager at Don Pancho Beach Resort, responded to this review

We appreciate the time you've taken to leave us a review Bronwyn, your feedback is critical in ensuring we continually improve the experience we provide our guests, so thank you! We have passed on your feedback directly to our resort management team. We must agree with you that the we are in fantastic location perfect discovering all the wonderful gems... More 

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This hotel was our accommodation for a week. Having never been to this part of Queensland we had no idea what to expect. Our room is neat and tidy, with a view looking out to the beach. If you aren't lucky enough to get a beach view you may have a different feel. The facility has undercover parking, a pool... More 

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Classic H, Guest Relations Manager at Don Pancho Beach Resort, responded to this review

We really appreciate the feedback that you've provided Alex. We have passed on your comments to the resort as we are looking to continually improve the resort experience for our guests. We're glad you enjoyed the facilities and the lovely view. We hope to see you back again! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Although this hotel is old, the facilities are very good, very clean and such a great location. We had a beach front unit and it was so good to be able to enjoy the beach sounds. Susan was so helpful and we had no trouble booking through reception for day tours. All made for a very enjoyable holiday. probably the... More 

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Thank Mike M
Classic H, Guest Relations Manager at Don Pancho Beach Resort, responded to this review

We really appreciate the time you've taken to leave us a review Mike. It's only with such feedback that we can keep striving to improve the resort experience for our guests. We're so happy to hear that you've enjoyed your stay with us and that the facilities were able to meet your needs. We hope to welcome you back again... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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46 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Don Pancho may be an older style property but it has much to recommend it. Firstly knowledgeable and friendly staff whose advice on places to visit made our stay especially interesting...... thank you Susan and Helen. We went at a busy time so could only get a studio unit but it was fine with a comfy bed and adequate kitchen.... More 

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Classic H, Guest Relations Manager at Don Pancho Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review Joy! We really value and appreciate your feedback so that we can continually keep improving the resort experience for our guests. We're delighted to hear that you've enjoyed your stay and our facilities. We strive to create the best home away from experience for our guests so it's always a... More 

Wollongong, Australia
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend Bargara and the Bundaberg area to visit. Don Pancho on the other hand is possible the worst of the accommodation available. On arrival we were met by a friendly lady at reception booking us in and giving us a voucher for the restaurant . As we entered the room we were met by a terrible smell of some... More 

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Classic H, Guest Relations Manager at Don Pancho Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and comments Wayne and Kerry. We try to ensure that our guests have a home away and we are disappointed that this was not your experience. We're sorry you could not have the room you wanted but unfortunately we could only fulfil the ground floor portion of your room request,... More 

Perth, Australia
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49 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We stayed here for two weeks in a studio apartment, The apartment had a small balcony overlooking the beach. The apartment was dated and very small. There was very little room in the small kitchen. There was wi-fi but it was expensive. Wi-Fi was free at McCafe in the shopping centre. My wife did not like the resort, However Bargara... More 

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Classic H, Guest Relations Manager at Don Pancho Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and comments John. We really value your customer feedback as it helps us to continue to improve the experience that we provide for our guests. We have passed on your feedback directly to our resort management team. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Great location on the beach but this place needs a cash injection to spruce it up. 'Tired' is the word for the fixtures and fittings and the apartment was not as clean as it could have been when we arrived. The staff had attempted to clean it but there was the most horrendous smell of air freshener when we opened... More 

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Classic H, Guest Relations Manager at Don Pancho Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and comments David and Lynnette. We really value your customer feedback as it helps us to continue to improve the experience that we provide for our guests. We have passed on your feedback directly to our resort management team. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Don Pancho is one of the "senior" accommodation places in Bargara. I first visited 35 years ago. No wi-fi, a lot of stairs, no lift, limited parking and a cold swimming pool. For compensation visitors get a very friendly welcome, modern and well equipped apartments and lovely comfortable beds. Don Pancho Beach Resort is right on the beach and an... More 

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Classic H, Guest Relations Manager at Don Pancho Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and comments. We really value your customer feedback as it helps us to continue to improve the experience that we provide for our guests. We have passed on your feedback directly to our resort management team. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Manly, New South Wales, Australia
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

What a great position right on the beach and walking distance to the shops and coffee and papers. A beautiful part of the world near a golf course off street parking well maintained pool spa bbqs games room. The rooms were clean and tidy most with balconies. The bathroom was a good size as was the master bedroom. The second... More 

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Classic H, Guest Relations Manager at Don Pancho Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review Michele. We really do value the feedback that your provide so that we can keep making improvements for our guests. We're glad that you've enjoyed the location of our resort and the facilities that we offer. The resort is a fantastic base to discover all the nearby gems and we're... More 

Kiama, Australia
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

Many years since we visited. The location is on one of the best beaches you will find on the East coast, within easy reach of local restaurants, shops etc. The town of Bundaberg has the distillery, with a fun tour and tasting afterwards, the Hinkler Hall of aviation and a well designed centre describing the production of the famous brewed... More 

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Classic H, Guest Relations Manager at Don Pancho Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and comments. We really appreciate and value your customer feedback as it helps us to continue to improve the experience that we provide for our guests. We have passed on your feedback directly to our resort management team. We look forward to welcoming you again soon at Don Pancho Beach... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"On the beach" Idyllically located by the sandy shores of Kelly’s Beach, Don Pancho Beach Resort promises a unique holiday experience offering studio, 1 and 2 bedroom air conditioned apartment style accommodation, a host of leisure facilities and amenities including a bar, barbecue areas, bicycle hire, games room, pool, spa, tennis court, tour desk and daily activities. Located nearby are shopping centres, cafes, restaurants, walking trails, golf, water activities, cruises, and various entertainment. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Don Pancho Beach Resort

Address: 58-62 Miller Street, Bargara, Queensland 4670, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Bargara
Price Range: RM286 - RM491 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Don Pancho Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 49
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“A beach front unit is good.”
 of 5 bubbles 825MikeM825, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Sea views if you book early”
 of 5 bubbles JoyK528, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There are a lot of stairs and no lifts. Rooms overlooking the central pool are noisier. There are extensive self catering facilites.”
 of 5 bubbles Mossbaron, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Front units with beach view are wonderful”
 of 5 bubbles RussC52, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Poolside rooms great for families.”
 of 5 bubbles elyfamily6, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
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