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Marlin Cove Holiday Resort

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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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3 Star Hotel
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All reviewslagoon poolfive minute walk to the beachsand beachfree form pooltwo bedroom apartmentthe kitchenprevious guestsice makerlate checka nice place to staywashing machinespent nights hereweek stayapartment was greatrental carrelaxing holidaylovely restaurants
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

I travelled to Cairns for Uni. All I needed was a place to stay, close to amenities while I was there, and that is exactly what I got. It was reasonably priced for that purpose. However, the room was a little out dated, and could...More

2  Thank corgan00
Response from marlincovehr, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Cove Holiday ResortResponded 30 July 2014

Hi corgan00, Thank-you for taking the time to share your experiences of Marlin Cove Resort with the TripAdvisor community. If I'm not mistaken, most guests staying with us from the University book our 3.5* Budget apartments. These units have been developed specifically for budget-conscious travellers,...More

Reviewed 13 June 2014

We stayed for a week at this great resort and couldn't find fault with anything. We were lucky enough to be placed in an apartment overlooking the pool and the view was amazing. The rooms were spotless, comfortable and well layed out. The staff were...More

1  Thank Jodie G
Response from marlincovehr, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Cove Holiday ResortResponded 15 June 2014

Hi Jodie G, Thank-you so much for your review of Marlin Cove Resort. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay here with us, and look forward to welcoming you back any time. I will ensure your positive comments are passed on to our staff. Kind...More

Reviewed 30 May 2014

I have been tricked by the ratings here. First of all when we arrive nobody was here to welcome us. We've had to call them for them to let us know they put our key in a letterbox!!! Not even an email or phone call...More

2  Thank qlemarie
Response from marlincovehr, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Cove Holiday ResortResponded 1 June 2014

Hi qlemarie, Thank-you for taking the time to post your comments on TripAdvisor. We hesitate to bring up the possibility, but we believe there may have been an error in which hotel the review has been posted to? I've gone through all correspondence and bookings...More

Reviewed 13 February 2014

We had a lovely stay at Marlin Cove. Facilities are good. Two pools to choose from. Lagoon pool excellent with deep and shallow areas. Cleaned every morning with sand being racked etc. Two BBQ areas to choose from. Had the whole pool to ourselves on...More

Thank Cindy C
Response from marlincovehr, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Cove Holiday ResortResponded 2 March 2014

Hi Cindy C, Thank-you for taking the time to share your positive review of Marlin Cove Resort with the TripAdvisor community. We are very proud of the wildlife that reside within the grounds, and are so pleased you were able to enjoy them during your...More

Reviewed 3 February 2014

We realized in retrospect that we should have rented a car out of Cairns airport as public transport around Trinity Beach is very limited. A trip to Port Douglas was prolonged by numerous detours to pick up and drop people off and a great waste...More

2  Thank AbuDhabiGeorges
Response from marlincovehr, Front Office Manager at Marlin Cove Holiday ResortResponded 6 February 2014

Hi AbuDhabiGeorges, Thank-you for taking the time to share your recommendations with the TripAdvisor community. Depending on your personal circumstances and preferences, as well as your itinerary, we agree it can sometimes be beneficial to hire a car while staying at the Northern Beaches. Kind...More

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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle Bus Service
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Tennis Court
Outdoor pool
Price range
US$97 - US$244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Price range
US$97 - US$244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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10 October 2016|
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Response from Tracy W | Reviewed this property |
The lap pool is.
5 September 2016|
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Response from CestMillar | Reviewed this property |
we secured a cab from the airport (around $45) & same going back. i dont think the resort is offering free shuttle but you may check with them directly. most of the tours to the reef will pick you up at your resort & drop... More
27 February 2015|
Response from marlincovehr | Property representative |
HI - Sorry we do not have any unit number A029
Room Tips
"Rooms overlooking the pools. We liked the upstairs, but you will need to carry your bags. Downstairs rooms..."
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"I think the upstairs rooms would be quieter but not much difference"
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"Ask for a second-floor suite overlooking the lagoon."
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"We were in room 208 (2 bedroom apartment) very near the front entrance to the resort. It was a perfect..."
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