Just returned from 7 nights in beautiful Cairns staying at the Southern Cross Atrium Apartments. Found the rooms (we stayed in a one bedroom superior) to be great- well equipped kitchen, loved the open out balcony, great air con and ceiling fans, nice big shower, clean and fresh feeling linen, swivel TV is a great idea so you can watch in bed rather than in the living area. It was a shame that our view from the balcony was a carpark, pictures are a little deceiving in making you think you will be looking out over one of the lovely pools. The 3 pools were really nice and each a little different to the other. Not a lot of sun gets to the pool areas, but I'm sure in the warmer months the shade would be welcome. We made use of the free bbqs which were clean and really good- easy to buy supplies from the Coles which is just on the next block. The palms and greenery around the property and pools gives the place a nice tropical feel too.
Unfortunately, the thing that ruined our stay was the ridiculous amount of noise made by the staff every morning before 7 am!!! I am not a light sleeper nor am I fussy about a bit of noise, but the cleaning staff whose storage area was below our room practically yelled rather than spoke to each other. There was lots of banging and loud wheeling of noisy trolleys every day of our stay before 7am. Even when I was awake before the cleaners started, it was still annoying and I thought fairly inconsiderate. I'm not sure whether you would get all that noise if you were in the blocks by the pool, but block 10 I would avoid at all costs. I have read other reviews about the noise of the trains, and that didn't bother us at all. We had a faulty smoke alarm in our room that went off twice (once at 6.30am) but that wasn't as frustrating as the cleaning staff and their daily racket! Management saw to the smoke alarm issue and had it fixed promptly.
In summary, I would stay again but definitely not in the blocks that overlook the car parks or especially in the same block as the cleaners office!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Designed in a modern 'Atrium Style' Southern Cross Apartments Cairns are built around a recreational spa, lap sized swimming pool, tropical pool, gym and beautifully landscaped barbeque area that pays homage to our tropical lifestyle.The Southern Cross Atrium Apartments features Studio, one and two bedroom luxury apartments combining the convenience and energy of a Cairns inner city location and only minutes from the major shopping precinct of Cairns.Just a few minutes walk to the city centre, Railway Station, Convention Centre and recently transformed Cairns Esplanade, the Southern Cross Atrium Apartment complex is built in three stages, each with it's own distinct theme and first class facilities. ... more less
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- Southern Cross Atrium Apartments Hotel Cairns