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Reef Gateway Apartments
Ranked #54 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
Sydney
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Excellent value for money”
Reviewed 12 March 2013

I am currently staying here for leisure purposes, and would highly recommend it to anyone in Cairns. The rooms are fitted with air conditioning, laundry and kitchen. Upper level (level 3) are townhouses, and I have found this has been fantastic, as it provides that little bit of privacy. There is a nice BBQ and swimming pool in the garden area. A little out of town, but worth the 20 minute+ walk to catch the nice ocean breeze from the esplanade.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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ReefGatewayApts, Manager at Reef Gateway Apartments, responded to this review, 13 March 2013
Hi Alicia, Thank you for your excellent review and we hope the remainder of your stay is as enjoyable. We also find the townhouse style apartments are popular because of the privacy aspect and also they tend to be quiter as well as being much larger than our other apartments. Hopefully we will see you again in the future. Thanks again....Garrie & Angie
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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

I have stayed at the Reef Gateway Apartments on my last 3 trips to Cairns. The prices are very competitive, the units are spacious, the managers Garrie & Angie are welcoming and helpful and it's in a great location. The Cock & Bull is very close and has great value meals that are huge and the Esplanade is only a few minutes walk away.

I am a sales rep so just use it as a place to sleep but when I have a holiday in Cairns with my family we will be staying at the Reef Gateway Apartments.

Cheers,

Shane Ervin
CA Australia

Room Tip: The units on the top floor (3rd floor) are a townhouse style with the main bedroom upstairs and ther...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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ReefGatewayApts, Manager at Reef Gateway Apartments, responded to this review, 13 March 2013
Hi Shane, Thank you your review and it is always a please having you with us. Hopefully we will see you and your family next time. Stay safe! Garrie & Angie
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Reviewed 24 January 2013 via mobile

This had to be one of the kids favorite places. First we had two separate bedrooms with a kitchen, living room, and in suite laundry. Next we were right next to the pool which was great for the kids. They loved it! Biggest difference from a hotel is that we had to do our own dishes, but that was easy compared to the value. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up!!!

  • Stayed January 2013
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ReefGatewayApts, Manager at Reef Gateway Apartments, responded to this review, 25 January 2013
Thank you for your comments and yes the apartments can be handy to the pool and BBQ area. The apartments contain everything you need and a more personal service than a hotel. Thank you again for choosing Reef Gateway Apartments. GArrie & Angie
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed 18 January 2013

We stayed in the Reef Gateway Apartments Nov 28 - Dec 03 2012. It is located 20 min walk from the city center where the big food store, souvenir shops and restaurants are located. It may be inconvenient to stay there without a car. There is a construction site not far from appartments, while it produced some noise starting relatively early in the morning it was not big problem for us. We stayed in a standard room which was spacious with full kitchen, washer, dryer, plenty space to cook and eat. Overwall the room had everything that we needed. Air Conditioners were of quite old model and could have been better. The room was located on 3rd store and there is no elevator. It was getting very hot during the day. BBK area is very nice. Managers(or owners?) are very nice people, they took good care of us and had very good answers to our questions and recomendations on top of that.

Overall we were very happy with the apartments. I think it is great value for money. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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ReefGatewayApts, Manager at Reef Gateway Apartments, responded to this review, 25 January 2013
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and you were happy with your apartment. Thank you for your excellent review and please come back again if you are in Far North Queensland. Garrie & Angie
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 23 November 2012

We had 4 rooms between a group of us for 6 days and were all very pleased! Very clean, well appointed rooms with comprehensive kitchen and laundry facilities. Great to have a few decent sized A/C systems in each apartment to deal with the FNQ heat!
Really enjoyed the quiet and relaxed nature of the communal pool / BBQ area. The Manager Gary was great to deal with and very helpful with all our enquiries.
I thoroughly enjoyed being out of the centre of Cairns but still close enough to wander into the main parts.
Shall most certainly stay there again next time I'm in the area!

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms have super-easy access to the pool facilities!
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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ReefGatewayApts, Manager at Reef Gateway Apartments, responded to this review, 25 November 2012
It was a bit scary having such a large group but you all conducted yourselves very well...thank you for that. Thank you for leaving a positive review and we hope to see you again in the not too distant future. We hope you all had a safe trip home and have life-long memories & pictures of the Cairns Solar Eclipse 2012. Thank you, Garrie & Angie
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Perth
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights 26th sept. apartment was modern and clean. Nice 15min walk into town along esplanade. Cock and bull pub was recommended to us by Gary which was just around the corner, good place to go for dinner. The room had 2 air cons, they were a tad noisy but they did the job as it was quite hot. Would recommend staying here due to the decent prices and close proximity to the city centre.

Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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ReefGatewayApts, Manager at Reef Gateway Apartments, responded to this review, 12 October 2012
Hi Ben, thanks for the review and we won't be able to do without the air conditioning in a few weeks time. take care and hopefully we will see you again one day. Garrie & Angie
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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

We stayed here for a week and then returned a week later for another week as we found the apartments good value for money and convenient. The apartments were clean, fully furnished and very comfortable. The Apartments are an easy walk to the centre of the city and we did this a number of times in one day. The pool area is located between the two blocks of units in a nice garden setting with BBQ providing privacy from the street. I would recommend the first floor balcony apartments facing the pool if you have a choice as these have recently been refurbished. Although Reef Gateway is an older complex, the rooms are in good condition with modern electrical appliances and fresh paintwork. Garrie, the manager is most helpful and also provides a booking service for tours and attractions which is most convenient. Remember, these are unserviced apartments, although everything is initially provided, any you are expected to leave them in a clean state like any other apartment. The inside walls are well insulated for noise so you will not hear your neighbours. Off street parking is provided. We would recomend Reef Gateway as providing good value for money, well appointed, clean and comfortable. The pool area is private, clean and relaxing. Thanks Garrie & Angie.

Room Tip: First floor balcony apartment on rear block get morning sun and are cooler in the afternoon. I would...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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ReefGatewayApts, Manager at Reef Gateway Apartments, responded to this review, 10 October 2012
Hi Andrew,
Thank you for taking the time to review our Apartments and thank you again for all the positive comments you made. We try our best to maintain a good standard of accommodation and service it makes it all worthwhile when we receive a review such as yours. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and had a safe trip home, albeit to a colder destination; a temperature we will crave for in a few weeks when our summer hits. Regards, Garrie & Angie
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Property: Reef Gateway Apartments
Address: 239 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#29 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Reef Gateway Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We can offer you self-contained holiday accommodation in 1 or 2 bedroom apartments that contain everything that you want to make your holiday as enjoyable as possible. We are located an easy 15 minute walk from the centre of Cairns and the stunning Esplanade Lagoon, and just one block from the Esplanade. Your apartment can be a ground floor apartment with patio, a balcony apartment or a townhouse style apartment. For the person who likes to keep in contact with work and friends, we offer wireless internet in all apartments. All apartments are fully air-conditioned with ceiling fan in the lounge room. Included in each apartment is a full kitchen, laundry and a large lounge room with free Austar cable television. Relax by our floodlit salt water swimming pool complete with spa. The adjoining gas barbecue, surrounded by tropical plants, is in the pool area, and is set in the centre of the property far away from the sounds of traffic. We have an accredited Tour Desk, where we can assist you in the selection of the best tour for you. We do not have preferred operators, so our advice is unbiased and the service is free of charge. All major tour operators will pick you up from our front door and return you to your accommodation at the end of the day. Car hire can be arranged, and we will assist you with maps and advice to help you plan your self-drive excursions. Hire car pick up from the Airport can also be arranged. ... more   less 
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