If you are heading to Cairnes, don't stay in the city, but head to the Northern Beaches, where Argosy on the Beach is among the best accommodations at a great value. Situated in quiet Clifton Beach, it is directly across the Arlington Esplanade from the Coral Sea. They offer 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartments, all of which are beach facing, with balconies that overlook the sea. We enjoyed getting up early to watch the sunrise each morning. The entire complex was remodeled a few years ago, and is clean and modern. The rooms have a washer and dryer and a full-kitchen. As for dishes and pots and pans, it was the best-stocked holiday apartment I have ever stayed in. The owner-managers, Karen and Angelo Cappellazzo, are pleasant and are very helpful with tour recommendations. If you want a little more excitement, Palm Cove is about a 20-minute walk north along the beach. You can also wave down the sunbus in front of the Argosy for a 10-minute ride to Palm Cove, or a 30-minute ride to Cairnes. There is also a Coles supermarket on the bus line or 20 minutes away by foot. Perhaps the only drawback in the area is that there are few restaurants within walking distance for dinner (though we did walk to Palm Cove once for lunch). Two evenings we bought dinner at the super market, cooked it on the barbie next to the pool, and ate dinner on the balcony, which was very enjoyable. Our teenage son and nephew enjoyed walking to Palm Cove on their own to swim at the beach, which they rated much better than Trinity Beach. You can also swim at Clifton Beach right in front of the Argosy, though there was no life guard on duty. We would certainly stay at Argosy on the Beach again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Argosy on The Beach is perfectly located right on the Esplanade facing the beach and only 20 minutes north of Cairns International Airport. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens with views of Clifton Beach and Tropical Mountain Rainforest the property features freeform swimming pool, spa, pool side BBQ cabana, sauna room, FREE secure carparking and FREE WIFI. Argosy on the Beach Apartments are individually furnished throughout in a modern tropical design all accessed by a lift to each floor. The apartments are extremely spacious open plan full air-conditioning with large fully equipped kitchens, laundry, large flat screen TV's, CD music systems, Free Cable, Free WIFI and most bedrooms opens directly onto rear balcony which over look rainforest and where the birdlife and free roaming kangaroos are simply a delight with all visitors. Floor to ceiling glass frontage opens onto balconies where one can dine all with ocean views. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Argosy On The Beach Clifton Beach, Cairns Region, Australia