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“Cairns waterfront magic!”

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Waterfront Terraces
Ranked #45 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
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“Cairns waterfront magic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2009

What a place to spend a holiday! Close enough to the City to not need public transport and far enough away for peace and quiet. Front desk admin went out their way to make sure all our needs were taken care of. With a huge knowledge of local tours & activities, all recommendations that we took up were just as described and made our trip to Cairns 'one to remember'.
Great vantage point for watching the sun go down on the esplanade and decent-sized, clean, comfortable rooms.
The large heated pool certainly got a workout from us both over the trip too.
Big recommendations! ... keep up the great work!!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2009

Stayed for 3 nights in a two bedroom apt, lovely big open plan kitchen /dining room,washing-machine and tumble-dryer in apt ,spotlessly clean ,could not find fault with this accommodation.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2009

My wife and I recently travelled to Australia for some much needed relaxation and vacation time. We spent our first 5 days in Sydney, and then decided to head north for some warm weather - so we opted for Cairns. In order to make our choice easier on where to stay we visited a discount travel agency in Sydney and the woman there told us that she had heard good things about this location, although she had not stayed there herself. So we decided to give it a try.
While were first a bit concerned when we were dropped off by the bus behind the WT, we soon learned that the room was quite nice, the gentleman in charge of the place was knowledgeable and friendly, and the location was perfect.
The room itself was very roomy, with a queen sized bed, and closet, a nice size bathroom which looked recently refurbished, a kitchen with stove, cook top, dishwasher and small refrigerator, and a nice sized living room. In addition, there was also a nice balcony facing the ocean, with chairs and a table. The room had very good air conditioning which kept the room cool.
The location was about a 15 minute walk from downtown Cairns, but my wife and I liked that because it was quiet, and we enjoyed the walk from WT to the downtown area.
Another great aspect of this place was the fact that it had a washer and dryer in the unit - and we had a lot of clothes that needed cleaning. We found that to use a washer and dryer for one load of clothes at a nice hotel in Sydney would have cost $20 AUS - which we thought was pretty high. So having this in our unit was a real bonus.
While the unit in general was in very good shape and nicely kept, we did have one gripe - and that was the carpeting in the bedroom, and the throw rug in the living room. These both were in very poor shape and really detracted from what is otherwise a great unit to stay in while visiting Cairns. The rest of the unit is done in ceramic tile, and we think that the bedroom would be much improved if it too was tiled.
We would also point out that the manager of the units was great - very willing to offer help and information about the area, he assisted us with printing out boarding passes for our flight out of Cairns, and helped us book a taxi for our early morning pick up.
All of these things made for a great stay in Cairns, and we would highly recommend this place to other travellers who are looking for a place where you can cook your own meals, keep food in a fridge, and do your laundry. It is not a hotel, so there is no maid service unless you are staying more than 7 days.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Noosa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2009

We stayed at Waterfront Terraces in May and had a great time . The Manager gave us a great welcome and made us feel right at home. The location couldnt have been better , far enough away from all the hustle and bustle , on the waterfront with the great waterfront walk and the apartments clean and had all the conveniences that we required. I would thoroughly reccoment this place a a great place to stay - and they gave us a great rate direct

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2009

Not a bad apartment in terms of location and facilities, but where did it get the luxury tag or 5 star rating?
The apartment we stayed in was a bit shabby, needed a paint and the cheap furniture (couches and bed) were not very comfortable.
There was no assistance or lift for taking luggage up flights of very steep stairs.
I think the operators need to ground their marketing a little closer to reality - it is very disappointing to reach a destination and find your (pre-paid) accommodation is NOT what you were promised.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank RuthT00TH
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Kerkrade, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2009

We had a marvelous stay in this luxury apartment. We stayed in 4 different cities in 'serviced apartments' but this one was simply the best. A very complete kitchen, comfortable lounge, clean bedrooms and bathroom, balcony with a nice view, (creditcard-)internet. Only the weather wasn't that nice :(.
When we ever come back to Cairns I only want to stay here!

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with family
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Island of Malta, Malta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2009

My husband and I stayed at The Waterfront Terraces for a week in December 2008. We made our choice based on the reviews read on Trip Advisor. The place far exceeded our expectations. We had a ground floor 1 bedroomed apartment which was well equipped, spotless and spacious with a great view of the Esplanade. The manager, Andrew went out of his way to ensure that we had an enjoyable stay. He was able to suggest all kinds of activities for us to do and we were never disappointed by any of his recommendations. It was a great introduction to our 2 month stay in Australia. We would definitely recommend staying at the Waterfront Terraces to anyone looking for value for money spent. We'd love to return for another visit.

  • Stayed December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Waterfront Terraces
Address: 233 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#28 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterfront Terraces 4*
Number of rooms: 22
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