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The York Beachfront Holiday Apartments
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
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“Top spot and great managers”
Reviewed 31 July 2012

This is the second year that we have stayed here and we will be back again next year. The location is perfect. Opposite a beach that is patrolled every day of the year and is wonderful to wal along;, around the corner from the Boat Club with its music, meals and wonderful views; and there is a funky restaurant called Krokadilos nearby. It is just 10 minutes from Cairns city with its great music and entertainment. Unlike the beaches further north you do not have to negotiate a winding highway to get to town. Best of all are the on site managers. Nothing is too much trouble for them and they are always happy to provide advice and suggestions on what to do and see. This is just the place to spend winter.

Room Tip: If you want a view go upstairs, but I prefer to walk across to the beach itself.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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61sims, Manager at The York Beachfront Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, 5 January 2017
Cheers for your kind words, we look forward to seeing you again.
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North Yorkshire
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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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61sims, Manager at The York Beachfront Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, 5 January 2017
Nice words, thanks very much. See you again.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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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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61sims, Manager at The York Beachfront Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, 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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Cowra
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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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61sims, Manager at The York Beachfront Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, 5 January 2017
Thanks very much, please come again.
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Peterborough, UK
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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 review, 5 January 2017
Thanks kindly for your comments David.
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perth, western australia
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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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61sims, Manager at The York Beachfront Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, 5 January 2017
Thanks, glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Perth, Australia
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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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61sims, Owner at The York Beachfront Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, 5 January 2017
Thanks so much, keep on coming.
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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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