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Reef Gateway Apartments
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

We stayed at Reef Gateway for 3 nights. First of all the room size is enormous for the price we were charged. We were in their duplex. The room was very clean and filled with light and character. The only downside (minor) was that the shower and toilet is downstairs whilst the bedrooms are on the top floor. This may be a problem for those who need to use the toilet during the night, especially if you have older guests in your party. Of course for others it is no issue if you sleep though the night. The property owners, Russ and Pam are extremely friendly. Russ is also very knowledgeable with the tours and the operators so it is best to get his advice whilst booking for tours. (See my other review for Sunreef and Billy Tea). The only reason I did not give this a full 5 star is that internet is not included in the charges and secondly there are no decent breakfast places around (at least we could not find) if you had an early morning start (like 7 am). The main Esplanade area and the restaurants are a short 10 minute walk away so if you can walk it then it should be no problem. The washer and dryer in the apartment is an added bonus.

Room Tip: If you don't mind the toilet downstairs and the bedrooms upstairs, choose the duplex. They are really comfortable and spacious.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Beachman2125
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

My wife and I have stayed in these apartments for 12 years because of excellent rates and very friendly staff. We find the rooms are of good size and comfortably furnished and convenient to grocery stores, clubs and restaurants, with the esplanade only 1 block away. Its also very close to Cairns Base Hospital and medical facilities.

I strongly recommend these apartments to anyone visiting Cairns.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank John Z
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Recently spent a few nights in Cairns. Good 2 bedroom apartment, clean, nice pool area. Room is slightly on the small size with no dining table which would be good in a self catering apartment. Good location near the esplanade, and a short 15 min walk to town. Staff were friendly and helpful but I found the advice given was limited and not very useful.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Roslyn H
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

We stayed twice at the Reef Gateway Apts in June 2014. Great price for two bedroom / 1 bath units with a nicely equipped kitchen and washer/dryer. Clean and well maintained.
Staff was quite helpful and resolved a problem we encountered very quickly.
The price of internet access is too high. The city of Cairns has free WiFi blanketing the downtown area, so we used that.
The units appear to be individually owned so they are furnished differently. Unit 1 had comfy seating, Unit 2 was much less desirable with really uncomfortable seating.
A moderate walk from the Esplanade and downtown.

Room Tip: Skip Unit 2. Ask for Unit 1 if only those two are available.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank C S
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

My family of 5 recently spent 5 nights at this very affordable complex. Management placed us towards the back of the building facing the car park and it was the best option ever! Two of my young boys spent time each day when we returned to our room exploring around the quiet and enclosed car park. This venue is extremely child friendly and the rooms are very practical and have everything a family needs, especially the washing machine and dryer! Very close to yummy restaurants, taverns and grocery stores as well as the Esplanade! I would definitely refer friends and family to take advantage of the friendly and welcoming experience that Russ and his team have to offer at the Reef Gateway Apartments. Thanks again for all your local advise and help.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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