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Clifton Sands Holiday Apartments
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Very Nice”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Nice comfortable apartments and very affordable for families. 1 block from the beach and you can see the ocean from your balcony even on the ground floor. Linda the manager was very friendly and helpful. Its a bit of a drive from Cairns but the quiet relaxed area makes up for it.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

We stayed for 3 nights at Clifton Sands. Very much enjoyed the experience. The apartment was comfortable and well sized and had a an ocean view. Linda the manager was friendly and helpful. If you look for a friendly laid-back comfortable, self contained and affordable place to stay don,t look any further. The buses to the CBD stop almost at the front door and the environment is quiet.
Joop & Frieda Wieringa

Room Tip: Rooms on the Swimming pool side have the best view
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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114 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2013

This place was a real gem, we had not stayed in apartments before and what a treat, everything that you could possibly need or want - 3 minutes from a magnificent beach. Right on the bus stop was great - we could go where ever we wanted.
Linda was a real perfect host, nothing was too much and she was a real source of excellent information and directed us to the best snorkel experience on the GBR.

Room Tip: upstairs is best because you can see the sea, 3rd floor at the end.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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CliftonSands_11, Manager at Clifton Sands Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, 1 October 2013
Hi, Thanks for your wonderful review! It's always good to know people have enjoyed their stay with us at Clifton Sands, and it's a pleasure to have such a kaleidoscope of Guests from all over the world. The top floor apartments do have great views of the Coral Sea, but all of the others have views through the gardens to the sea - even on the ground floor.
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2013

We stayed there for 5 nights in apartment 17 and really enjoyed it.

The apartment was clean, and spacious enough. The apartment had a well sized balcony with Ocean view. Kitchen and laundry was fully equipped. Living and bedroom has air con and fans.

Linda, the business owner, was always helpful and very friendly-excellent customer service. The price level was very affordable with great value.

We enjoyed the calm location, but it is central enough to get to Palms Cove (5min) or Cairns (15min) by car.

  • Stayed September 2013
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CliftonSands_11, Manager at Clifton Sands Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, 21 September 2013
It was a pleasure to meet you both - model Guests! I'm happy you enjoyed your stay so much - and look forward to seeing some of you photos on Clifton Sands FB page of your day on Ocean Freedom. See you again soon...
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El Bolson, Argentina
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

We stay for nearly two weeks. Excellent place to stay, comfortable with a useful balcony and nice common places to read or use the BBQ. Easy to move anywhere around the beaches; excellent and friendly attention from Linda. The apartment was very spacious, clean and equipped. The kitchen had everything you needed for a self catering. We leave thinking in our return.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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CliftonSands_11, Manager at Clifton Sands Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, 10 September 2013
Hi Santiago y Catalina,

Great to know you are home safe in Patagonia! Thank you for posting photos, love the kookaburra. We miss you around in the mornings with your teapot...
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2013

We stayed for 9nts in July 2013, we originally came across these apartments on Wimdu but decided to book direct in a 'value plus' apt at a very good rate of $79pnt.
The apartment was very spacious, clean and well equipped, the kitchen had everything you needed for a self catering stay.
The Manager Linda was very friendly and always around in the day if you needed anything.
There is a bus stop right outside either taking you to Palm Cove in one direction or Cairns in the other (going via Smithfield shopping centre).
Lovely quiet beach at the end of the road.
Highly recommended!!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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CliftonSands_11, Manager at Clifton Sands Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, 14 August 2013
Great to know you had such an enjoyable time with us here at Clifton Sands. We do have the perfect combination of location, quality and value for money I believe. Thank you for helping to make us Number One here on TripAdvisor.
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Cairns, Australia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

Our experience at Clifton Sands has been wonderful. We recently moved from the United States to Australia and have spent a lovely time here while getting set up. The rooms exceeded our needs and were neat, tidy, roomy and well furnished. We’ve saved a lot of money by cooking in the apartment, rather than eating out each night.

The manager, Linda, was so helpful in aiding our transition, and providing local knowledge such as the best deals on rental cars, restaurants, grocery stores, etc. She has also been flexible with our changing needs as unexpected situations arose with our transition from the US.

The location is also exceptional. There is a shopping center with a grocery store and a few cafes within walking distance and a great restaurant across the street. In addition, we’ve had breakfast every morning on our private balcony listening to birds chirping and waves crashing as we watch the sun rise over the ocean. Whether you’re here on holiday or transitioning to a new place, I can’t imagine a better value for the experience.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Clifton Sands Holiday Apartments
Address: Clifton Sands Holiday Units 81 - 87 Guide St | Entrance on Clifton Road, Clifton Beach, Queensland 4879, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Clifton Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Clifton Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Clifton Sands Holiday Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A stone's throw from the gently breaking waves, Clifton Sands Holiday Apartments at Clifton Beach is the ideal choice for a relaxed holiday in a beautiful beach-side village. All apartments look over the gardens to the Coral Sea beyond. The casual, laid-back atmosphere is an ideal escape for those seeking to be away from the rush and stress of modern living. Our spacious and well appointed one bedroom apartments are an ideal base to explore all that the Tropical North has to offer. We are - without doubt - the best value accommodation on the Cairns Northern Beaches. ... more   less 
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