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The York Beachfront Holiday Apartments
Reviewed 4 November 2011

Very modern 1 bedroom apartment, opposite the beach. Great location, and only a 10 minute walk to the small shopping area, where you can buy booze & food. All facilities provided including washing machine & tumble dryer. Lounge, balcony, bedroom at the back which stays cool and modern bathroom. The apartments were very clean and well serviced.

Karen & Graham were very good hosts, there if you needed them.

My husband & I had booked Yorkeys Knob, because there is a new bird reserve there "Cattana Wetlands" which we wanted to visit. As it was probably about a 30 minute walk there (5 minute drive) , Karen offered to drive us there and then came to collect us - this was greatly appreciated as the temperature was in the late twenties/early thirties!

Karen also recommended Krokodillos - a restaurant on the shopping complex - FABULOUS FOOD at reasonable prices.

All in all a wonderful stay at The York Beachfront apartments - Highly recommended.

Room Tip: There a 3 floors - Ground, first & second - NO LIFT.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Hargrek
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61sims, Manager at The York Beachfront Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

Nice words, thanks very much. See you again.

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Reviewed 15 September 2011

We booked this resort from NZ and were impressed with the previous reviews on tripadvisor.
When we arrived we were met and asked to pay for the five days we had booked in advance.
After checking in we were disappointed with the unit, old 20 inch t v, tired furniture, uncomfortable cane couch, a long walk to the restaurants, in our opinion not a four star room, so we went looking and found a lovely apartment right on Palm Cove Beach and for a better price with lots more restaurants etc nearby. We were refused a refund (of any of the nights booked) which we were not happy about so we left a little disappointed in the management and the resort.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Karphill
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61sims, Manager at The York Beachfront Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

Sorry about that, you should have stayed a while to get over your jet-lag and you would have loved it. If restaurants are key to your travel plans some research might be a good idea. We are sorry you found the 3 year old furniture tired. Sounds like buyers remorse, certainly not our fault.

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Reviewed 12 September 2011

Me and my wife had a wedding to go to at Yorkies Knob and we couldn't of been happier. The service we got from the managers was unbelievable, you can tell they love there job and are great at it. I have never been treated as well as I did as they did. The units are by far the best I have stayed in. For price and and quality its great. The yacht club is a great place for a drink, or wedding reception and the chef (steve ?) was great. I will be visiting The York again with out a doubt. Interesting that the people with a little bit to complain about sound like whinging poms LOL

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Joe B
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61sims, Manager at The York Beachfront Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

Thanks very much, please come again.

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Reviewed 31 August 2011

At first sight there's not a lot at Yorkey's Knob but you soon realise that there's a supermarket, bottle shop, take-away, a couple of retaurants and a beach cafe within walking distance. The beach is superb and there's a well flagged lifeguarded area within 5 minutes walk. And there genuinely are patches of rainforest dotted about, kookaburras just across the car park and a family of wallabies just up the road.

The pool and grounds were safe and well maintained, there were a huge range of guides and leaflets and Karen always provided hints and tips about which tours to take when as well as taking care of all the tour and hire car bookings.

The apartment was comfortable with plenty of space (and 2 TVs) which meant that co-existing with our 2 children was relatively easy. Kitchen was well equipped and there was also a washing machine. The apartments, as with the whole of Yorkeys Knob, are are very relaxed and relaxing place.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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61sims, Manager at The York Beachfront Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

Thanks kindly for your comments David.

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Reviewed 29 December 2010

We had a wonderful holiday at Yorkeys Knob and would like to thank Karen & Graham for their help & guildance during our stay. This accomodation is the secret of Cairns, it is slightly north of the airport. It is perfectly situated for day visits to Port Douglas & the BEAUTIFUL Hinterland Areas. The beach is directly across the road waiting for long relaxing walks or swimming in a life guard patrolled area (there is also the in-house pool). Rooms are fully equipped for a very easy-living holiday with all the requirements for a great time. As we were there in December with a small cyclone, the Reef was not an option BUT that will wait for our next trip, so we will return.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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Thank earsrup
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Thanks, glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Reviewed 27 October 2010

The apartments are clean with homely touches, the managers have provided the small things that make a stay really comfortable like kitchen plastic wrap and ali foil, pegs and lots of coat hangers. Karen and Graham make you feel like one of the family and nothing is too much for them. If you like a quiet holiday, this is the place. There is a local bus that seems to drive past all the time, if you have a car it is about 20 minutes from Cairns and 10 minutes to a large shopping centre to stock up on food if you want. Tour buses will collect you if you don't have a car. There are two brilliant restaurants within a 5 minute walk. Resort has a great pool. Don't expect a 5 star resort or a raging nightlife but if you want a quiet, relaxing holiday for the price this is fantastic value.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank bill_chris58
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61sims, Owner at The York Beachfront Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

Thanks so much, keep on coming.

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Reviewed 8 July 2010

My 17yo daughter and I spent 5 nights at the York apartments escaping the southern winter and were most reluctant to leave. The apartments are clean, bright and spacious with good facilities and lovely touches like the complimentary chocs and bubbly. We arrived very late and left very early due to revolting Jetstar flight schedules but this was not a problem with the management. Karen and Graham are fantastic, down to earth and always happy to chat and recommend places to eat, things to do and answer all manner of questions. Nothing is too much trouble for them. The pool is beautifully maintained and a very pleasant place to spend time. The beach is just across the road and it is wonderful relaxing on the balcony or in the lounge with the doors open listening to the ocean.
We hope to return in the not too distant future.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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Thanks very much.

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Additional Information about The York Beachfront Holiday Apartments

Address: 61-63 Sims Esp, Yorkeys Knob, Queensland 4878, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Yorkeys Knob
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Yorkeys Knob
Price Range: £61 - £112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The York Beachfront Holiday Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the beautiful seaside village of Yorkeys Knob are our 4 1/2 star rated fully self contained beachfront holiday apartments. All have stunning views of the Coral Sea from their entertainer balconies or garden courtyard. They contain complete kitchens and laundry for that relaxing self sufficient holiday. An ideal spot to step off for trips to the Great Barrier Reef and Rain Forrests, there are attractions and activities galore. Relax on your balcony overlooking the pool or enjoy the awesome beach, it's all too easy. ... more   less 
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