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Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments
Ranked #24 of 83 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

We stayed in these apartments for a week and thought they are well priced for self-contained units, that are located 5 min drive or 20-minute walk to town centre. The bedrooms are a good size for 2 people and bathroom contains a washing machine and dryer, which was good. The man at reception was very helpful and provided good advice and helped with tour bookings. The kitchen is good for what it is and utensils are sufficient and clean for cooking. Detergents and the basics are provided, however you can purchase further items from reception or across the street at the local shop.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

We stayed for 6 nights while holidaying in Cairns. The apartment was clean and spacious. I followed other reviewers' advice and asked for a room away from the road, and we ended up with one right next to the pool, which was great. The apartment had recently been refurbished and the beds were new and very comfortable.
We found the managers friendly and helpful. They booked a trip to the Reef for us, and told us how to reach teh supermarket a block away.
It's true that they don't want people to use the (white) towels they supply at the pool, but this is explained in the guide, and if you don't have your own towel to take with you to the pool, you can always drip dry and towel off when you get back to your apartment.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Tradewinds_McLeod, General Manager at Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2013

Thanks for your great review of our apartments, we are glad you liked our apartments and all our new Sealy beds that we only just had replaced in the majority of apartments a couple of weeks before your stay.
Our tour desk is very convenient for guests so they don't have to leave the hotel to look for and book tours and just about everything to do in Cairns has a brochure here.
We ask people not use the white hotel towels in the pool because they can sometimes get dirty beyond cleaning, but we do have pool towels available from reception for use in the pool and taking on tours at a cost of $1 each if you have not bought your own.
Would be great to see you again, just book direct with us like you did last time for the best guaranteed low price for your stay.

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Reviewed 6 November 2013

I stayed in a ground floor apartment with my 75 year old mother and she was really pleased with the ease of access, including to the gorgeous swimming pool. She had friendly conversations with staff and guests alike and some of the kids in the pool were really engaging with her. The apartments are spotlessly clean with good basic cooking equipment so we had a mix of meals out and home cooked meals which was very convenient after a long day touring. Wayne and Linda were great at booking tours and got the best prices for us (better than I could get on the Internet). We didn't need the air-conditioning - just fan and open window was great and still quiet at night. Convenient to the airport when I had to pick up other family members. Close to the Esplanade so I could walk every morning at sunrise.

Room Tip: Ground floor if you have dodgy knees and overlooking the pool is beautiful.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Tradewinds_McLeod, General Manager at Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2013

Thankyou for staying with us and we are glad that we could cater for all our needs satisfactorily. We try to cater for everyone's special needs and almost always we are successful in this when we are notified at booking time prior to check-in of any special requirements. Welcome back any time.

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Reviewed 19 October 2013

First of all I don't think we could have done anymore wonderful excursions. Wayne was so helpful if finding just the right things to do. Even a wonderful skydive adventure for my 21 yr old.. Not to mention an amazing scuba dive and snorkel to the Reef... Memories made here!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Tradewinds_McLeod, General Manager at Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2013

Thanks for your kind words, we are glad we could assist you in creating a very memorable holiday for yourself and your family and that you left us with great memories and photos to share when you get home to your family and freinds.

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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Tradewinds was very good value for money and a nice clean spacious apartment. Wayne was very helpful in booking tours (with a discount) and even called us at home in NZ to suggest the best day to book our reef trip after he had been watching the marine forecast for us - and it was the most perfect calm day possible - thanks :)
The kids loved the pool and the BBQ was great. We cleaned it after each use but noticed that others didn't which is a shame. It was great to have a decent sized kitchen and fridge. However there were no dishes suitable to microwave anything in.
Yes it was a fair walk into town but if you have a car its not a problem. The local supermarket was a more expensive but the takeaways were great.
Overall fantastic value if you want a nice place in Cairns to base yourself.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Tradewinds_McLeod, General Manager at Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2013

Great to hear you enjoyed the stay. We try to go beyond guests expectations where we can when we have knowledge of what you intend to do while in Cairns so we can book the best day for you as the weather here is unpredicatable and booking too far in advance can ruin your trip if the weather is bad.
We have taken on board your feedback about microwave bowls and now researching some suitable bowls for microwaves.

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Reviewed 30 September 2013

Excellent. Linda & Wayne couldn't do enough for us, yet remained low key. When the fridge wasn't working, it was immediately fixed. 2 minute walk to little supermarket, take-aways & liquorland. The only negative was that people in the unit below us were smoking on their balcony and we got wiffs of smoke up on to ours. For non-smokers, this isn't pleasant!! The little information section at reception had loads of ideas for tours. No hassle with booking taxis either-arrived on time. We had a pool view and it was great to sit on the balcony at night overlooking this pool. The unit itself was airy, light and clean - what more could you want? It was good to have a full sized fridge (other places sometimes don't). Also, to have a washer & dryer to ourselves saved us alot of time & effort. All in all, highly recommended. Great value for money.

Room Tip: Ask for a pool view!!!
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

WE have just returned from Cairns and we stayed at Tradewinds McLeod. We found Wayne very helpful. He organised tours for us (at a discounted price) and looked after us after our flight in was delayed to 830pm. The rooms were spacious and reasonably modern. Our 2 kids loved the pool.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments

Address: Tradewinds 191 McLeod St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 83 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Price Range: £75 - £137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments are ideally located just on the fringe of the city with its location adored by many due to its close proximity to shops, restaurants and just out of the hustle and bustle of the city night life to provide quiet relaxing enjoyment and a good nights sleep. After hours, 24 hours check-in is available only with prior arrangement with hotel. Also on offer is FREE Super High speed WiFi. Free secure car and trailer parking is available on-site with plenty of truck parking outside on the street. The 2 bedroom apartments including a full sized kitchen are suited for families with children where meals can be cooked in room without the added expense of dining out daily. With a huge tropical swimming pool and BBQ area for the entire family with plenty of shade, you can enjoy an afternoon lunch or dinner into the night with the fantastic pool and garden area being lit up when the sun starts to go down. The complex is kept immaculate with a regular refurbishment program in place to ensure that apartments are kept to a high standard as well as the surrounds being kept clean and tidy with the tropical gardens being kept well trimmed and looking fantastic. ... more   less 
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