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North Cove Waterfront Suites
Ranked #23 of 84 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

We picked these apartments because they have very spacious apartments. As a couple we opted for a one bedroom apartment and we were very pleased overall - well equipped kitchen with all facilities, large dining and living area, good sized bedroom with walk-in robe and good-sized bathroom. There were air conditioners in both areas. Parking for one car and good security arrangements and immediate access to the famed Cairns Esplanade area which provides a very pleasant walking experience to the CBD. Reception also provides tourist booking services and Kate and Minh are very obliging and helpful in this respect. On the downside, it is close to the airport and there can be some aircraft noise at specific times but it did not really bother us.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Beautiful view, roomy suite with a nice balcony. Nice updated kitchen with dishwasher and washer & dryer. If you are not on a tour, you will need a car if you want to check out the town and nearby attractions (casino, diving, wildlife...etc). The hotel managers, Minh & Katie were super nice and helpful with providing tips and sight-seeing info for first timer in Australia like us.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Minh V, Manager at North Cove Waterfront Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2014

We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your time in Cairns. There are lots of options for tours and sight-seeing, etc so I'm glad we could assist with pointing you in the right direction.

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Kate, Minh and Linda are all very friendly and helpful. They helped us to book different tours and also suggested a few fantastic spots for us to visit. I am impressed that they came up with a 6 days schedule for us to follow so I don't have to worry about what to do and where to go. Superb service!! Also, a big thank you to Kate who helped my wife to secure a reef tour in the last minute as my wife made an executive decision to go back to the reef after she woke up in the morning! Haha.....

The 2 bedrooms apartment is spacious, clean and has everything you need. I understand that some people say this apartment is a bit further away from the CBD, however I really don't mind as it only took me 5 mins to drive to CBD and parking is cheap in Carins. Also, it is in a quiet spot on the Esplanade so you won't be affected by the noise near the pubs!! A big bonus!!

Highly recommended to everyone!!!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Minh V, Manager at North Cove Waterfront Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2014

Hi Ben,

Thank you for your kind words.
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and that your wife had such a great day out on the reef.

We look forward to having you back, until then, stay warm.

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Reviewed 19 July 2014

We stayed in a 3 bedroom apt for 9 nights as 2 adults, 3 children and really enjoyed our stay.

The apartment was large and well-positioned, overlooking the Esplanade. It was very clean well equipped with a full kitchen and 2 bathrooms.

The location is a couple of km's from the city centre, but this was a pleasant walk along the esplanade and we quite enjoyed being further out and away from the busyness of central Cairns. It is however directly under a flight path and quite close to the airport. Flights started from about 6 am and were heard until about 10pm, occasionally they were fairly noisy. There is a small playground opposite the property.

The owners were super-helpful and really lovely to deal with. We arrived out of office hours but had no difficulty getting into our apt using a lockbox system, and they booked several tours for us with good local knowledge of the providers and great tips for how to get there and what to expect. We also hired a car and the car park was secure and easy to access.

The apt was serviced halfway through our stay, which was good timing, and it came with a full laundry to wash pool and bathroom towels more frequently. Minimum laundry powder, dishwashing powder etc. is provided, so either bring some or buy from reception. We accessed the internet for a week (costing $50) and the connection was reliable.

The pool was great - not heated but that didn't stop us using it daily and the saltwater was good to swim in. The spa is the same temperature as the pool, using the same water, so we didn't use that much. We hired pool towels for $5 each per stay.

Overall we had a great stay and would recommend this apartment to those happy to be 30 mins walk from Cairns, don't need daily services but who value good accommodation and knowledgeable owners.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Lovely staff and really great rooms. Had everything we needed and a wonderful private courtyard. The pool was lovely and it really was right on the Esplanade. Unfortunately, the apartments are about 2.5km walk from the restaurant and shopping areas (though it's a beautiful walk along the waterfront), and right under the flight path of very loud planes! It's hard to ruin your stay, though, and we really enjoyed our time.

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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Excellent location a 15 minute walk from downtown along. big bright apartment, very friendly reception who booked our itinerary for the week. The only downside was the frustratingly unreliable Internet.

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

We had an excellent time in Cairns and the North Cove Waterfront Suites were simply marvelous. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The Grounds were beautiful and the location perfect-- close for a drive to CBD but far enough away from the Ironman crowds (we were there for GBR and Kuranda and other sites- not the competition). WE enjoyed it very much and will definitely stay again if we return in the future. The location is close to airport but noise not an issue at all since traffic is light and restricted to times of arrival (and with doors/windows shut we couldn't hear them)

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Minh V, Manager at North Cove Waterfront Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

Thank you for your kind words and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at North Cove and in Cairns.

Ground floor apartments are very popular with families because of their large private courtyards; especially those with young children as they have direct gated access to the lawns.

We're glad that we could assist during your stay and hope to see you again next time you're in Cairns.

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Additional Information about North Cove Waterfront Suites

Address: 275-277 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 84 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Price Range: £71 - £151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — North Cove Waterfront Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
North Cove Waterfront Suites is ideally situated on the Cairns Esplanade, set in its own lush tropical gardens, overlooking the Esplanade parkland and the shores of the Trinity Inlet Located at the Northern end of the Cairns Esplanade, we are away from the main central area of noise, but within walking distance to Cairns city centre, restaurants, shops and the Casino Featuring one, two and three bedroom air-conditioned fully self contained apartments that have been designed with style,comfort and convenience in mind, North Cove Waterfront Suites is an ideal choice for business or pleasure, for small or large groups or for families. ... more   less 
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