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Piermonde Apartments
Ranked #10 of 85 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews
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“Conference and family holiday”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

While combining a conference at the Cairns Convention Centre and a family holiday afterward we stayed at the Piermonde Apartments. I cannot speak highly enough of the service and the 2 bedroom apartment we stayed in. Big airy apartments with great facilities. The kids loved the pool, the wife loved the views and the the family had a great time overall. Thank you to the Piermonde staff for making our stay a memorable one.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Sean C
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SWHG_Operations, General Manager at Piermonde Apartments, responded to this review, 18 October 2013
Dear Sean C
Thank you for your positive feedback on your recent stay with us. It is pleasing to know that you enjoyed your stay, found our facilities good and that our staff where helpful throughout your stay. We are glad that you and your family had a great holiday
I will share your positive feedback with our staff and thank you once again. I look forward to welcoming you again when next you choose to visit Cairns.

Kind Regards
Wayne Booth
General Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Huge airy apartments overlooking the wharf and inlet with a large balcony. We stayed in a 3BR apartment, 2 bathrooms, separate laundry. The living area was massive with a full kitchen and dishwasher. Other apartments in the building have permanent residents. The pool was great and well used. Easy walk to the convention centre, the pier and the Esplanade. The room was serviced daily.

We were lucky enough to have someone on reception when we arrived as we did not see anyone for the rest of the time that we were there. This is not actually a problem as you just go to reception next door in the hotel part, although there is no sign alerting you to this and you cannot access the building without your key and toggle. Staff were friendly and helpful.

Again, lack of wi-fi is a common annoyance in much Australian accommodation - it should be available and included in the rate. Also, there were other extra costs that should just be incorporated in the tariff - $10/night for a car, $2 for a pool towel, $1.50 a bag for storage (we were fortunate to have this waived/ignored by the staff member on duty)

Comments about the beds being hard are correct!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Tim R
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SWHG_Operations, General Manager at Piermonde Apartments, responded to this review, 18 October 2013
Dear Melb Tripper
Thank you for your positive feedback on Trip Advisor on your recent stay with us. It is pleasing to know that you enjoyed your stay, found our facilities good and that our staff where helpful throughout your stay. We are currently looking at installing WIFI to the property. We are also in the process of replacing the hard beds.
I will share your positive feedback with our staff and thank you once again. I look forward to welcoming you again when next you choose to visit Cairns.

Kind Regards
Wayne Booth
General Manager
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

We were very happy with our stay at Piermonde. Only stayed one night during the week, but would have loved to have stayed there longer. Requested an early check in. The room was ready when we arrived. Did not have to use the Park Regis reception as Peirmonde reception was staffed. The service was great. Our room was poolside which was fantastic as the pool area was immaculately presented. Would have been better though if the spa was heated slightly as even though the air temperature was warm 29degrees, the pools were still freezing. The bathrooms and walk in wardrobes were huge. Loved the size of the 2 bedroom apartment and the storage. Impressive. There were a couple of minor issues, eg. curtain rods to close and open curtains were broken and could do with a retouch of paint in some areas. But none of these little issues were a problem. As we booked a lower level room, we definitely got value for money. Would recommend the poolside apartments to families. Right next to Wharf 2 at the Marina and the convention centre. Walking distance to Lagoon and Esplanade. 5 to 10 minutes depending on which way you go and if you have someone with little legs with you.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Rochelle T
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SWHG_Operations, General Manager at Piermonde Apartments, responded to this review, 17 September 2013
Dear rochellet

Thank you for taking the time for your review on Trip Advisor after your recent stay with us at the Park Regis Piermonde Cairns.

It is pleasing to know that you enjoyed your stay, found our facilities good and the staff where helpful.
I will share this positive feedback with our team members.

Park Regis Hotel Cairns is strongly committed to providing a high standard of facilities and customer service and we very much value your positive comments

Again, thank you for your kind words and we hope that we may have the opportunity to welcome you back to the Park Regis Piermonde Apartments Cairns in the near future.

Yours sincerely

Wayne Booth
General Manager
Park Regis Hotel Cairns
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Townsville
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Awesome facilities. Reception staff a little overwhelmed at check-out time.
$10 daily carparking fee a little unexpected. A little disappointing that room service didn't locate & return my Iphone charger left plugged into the wall socket... otherwise, an awesome place to stay : )

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Helen R
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SWHG_Operations, General Manager at Piermonde Apartments, responded to this review, 17 September 2013
Re: Recent Stay at Park Regis Cairns

Dear spaciousandairy

Thank you for taking the time for your review on Trip Advisor after your recent stay with us at the Park Regis Cairns. We appreciate your feedback and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused during your stay in regards to your charger.

Your comments have been received and will be investigated / Addressed fully with the Housekeeping department. I thank you for bringing this matter to my attention.

Park Regis Hotel Cairns is strongly committed to providing a high standard of facilities and customer service and we very much value your comments and views in this instance.

Again, thank you for bringing this matter to our attention and we hope that we may have the opportunity to welcome you back to the Park Regis Hotel Cairns in the near future.

Yours sincerely


Wayne Booth
General Manager
Park Regis Hotel Cairns
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Cairns, Queensland
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

We stayed at the Piermonde which is half of the Park Regis resort in Cairns, it is more of the apartments and the City Quays is the hotel rooms. We had a 2 bedroom apartment.

Firstly, this would have to go down as one of my worst check in experiences in my life, in the world. I find most receptions friendly, and as you can see, I’ve stayed in a fair few hotels around the world.

This girl was poor, firstly not a smile, not one. In fact, not even a greeting, she just looked at me until I spoke. Now, I went to check in at the Piermonde, no one was there so I had to drag my luggage to the City Quays. It says on the door that the reception is manned between certain hours, it wasn’t.

I didn’t care, it was my birthday and nothing could bring me down…or so I thought.

Anyway, then Ms Surly Blonde, didn’t greet me. I said “Hi, I’m here to check in”. Blank, no response. Should I repeat myself, does she not speak English…nope, she just turns away, walks into the room near the reception comes back and says “name”. Well I gave it and things weren’t looking good. So this continued. She charged me for the room to my credit card, didn’t tell me I had to pay extra for using my credit card which was awesome, considering that if she had have told me I would have used a debit card. When I did raise this she shrugged her shoulders. Then there was car parking. $10 a night, I don’t get this, why don’t hotels whack an extra dollar on the tariff for all rooms and give free parking….can’t see the forest for the trees….anyway I digress….It is an allocated park with a number, so I ask, what happens if someone parks in our spot. I was told “That won’t happen, they are numbered”. Ok. I said “The last couple of hotels I stayed in had numbered parking and inconsiderate guests did this to me and I don’t want to do it to others, who should I contact if it does happen”. The reply I got was a puzzled look, followed by “The car parks are numbered”. Ok, too hard. She did manage to smile at the muscly New Zealand navy boy wearing a tank top who went after me though.

So I then parked the car, no help with our luggage, struggling all the way through the doors that swing back to leave the car park and the buzzer door to enter the property with luggage and children in tow. Thankfully a kind gentlemen from the hotel came to our assistance and my first response was a little surly to him, but I thanked him profusely by the end of the short journey. He got the response surly blonde should have got, maybe I should have worn a tank top.

We got into to the room with birthday cake that required immediate refrigeration, to find a fridge full of towels, open. Seems they were defrosting the fridge. Great. This was quickly fixed though.

The room itself was spectacular, apart from the beds, they were made of concrete. Not a spring amongst them. The rest was great, full kitchen, huge spa bath, however don’t expect hot water in the first 10 minutes of your shower. NO WIFI, sorry isn’t it 2013…..

Realistically, I should have been going on and on about the location, the room (apart from the beds and the hot water), but instead I was left feeling pretty ordinary about this place. A real shame.

Probably wouldn't go back, you can do better in Cairns for sure.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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SWHG_Operations, General Manager at Piermonde Apartments, responded to this review, 9 September 2013
Dear Wemarriedinvagus

Thank you for taking the time for your review after your recent stay with us at the Park Regis Cairns. We appreciate your feedback and sincerely apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience caused during your stay.

Your comments have been received and will be investigated / Addressed fully with the Housekeeping Reception department. I thank you for bringing these matters to my attention.

Park Regis Hotel Cairns is strongly committed to providing a high standard of facilities and customer service and we very much value your comments and views in this instance.

Again, thank you for bringing this matter to our attention and we hope that we may have the opportunity to welcome you back to the Park Regis Hotel Cairns in the near future.

Yours sincerely


Wayne Booth
General Manager
Park Regis Hotel Cairns
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

Booked this hotel for a break after staying in Lucinda for a few days. We arrived early and were told that our room wasn't ready. The woman didn't even check. Then proceeded to charge us $1.50 for us to leave our bags.

Once we came back to officially check in the lady was still rude. Playing around on the computer rather than serving us. The rooms are very nice and very clean. We wanted to have a late check out, they want to charge $10 an hour for every hour past check out time. They also charge for Internet, $16.50 a day.

The thing that bugs me is that the room wasn't super cheap so the added extras is quiet frustrating.

  • Stayed July 2013
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1 Thank DMcGloin
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SWHG_Operations, General Manager at Piermonde Apartments, responded to this review, 9 September 2013
Dear DMcGloin

Thank you for taking the time for your comments on Trip Advisor after your recent stay with us at the Park Regis Cairns. We appreciate your feedback and sincerely apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience caused during your stay.

Your comments have been received and your comment has been addressed with the relevant staff member concerned. I thank you for bringing this matter to my attention.

Park Regis Hotel Cairns is committed to providing a high standard of facilities and customer service and we very much value your comments and views in this instance.

Again, thank you for bringing this matter to our attention and we hope that we may have the opportunity to welcome you back to the Park Regis Hotel Cairns in the near future.

Yours sincerely



Wayne Booth
General Manager
Park Regis Hotel Cairns
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Australia
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

We stayed in a 14th floor 2 bedroom apartment. Lovely big room with huge living space. Very modern and clean. What irritated however were the little charges for extras. $2 for a pool towel. $10 per day for car parking. $40+ for 4 days internet - seriously guys, you can get unlimited internet in Asutralia for $29 per month. We wouldn't have minded if the room rate compensated but it didnt.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Thank KarlMarx101
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SWHG_Operations, General Manager at Piermonde Apartments, responded to this review, 9 September 2013
Dear KarlMarx101

Thank you for taking the time for your comments on Trip Advisor after your recent stay with us at the Park Regis Cairns. We appreciate your feedback and sincerely apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience caused during your stay.

Your comments have been received and noted. Your comments will be discussed with our Head office team.

Park Regis Hotel Cairns is committed to providing a high standard of facilities and customer service and we very much value your comments and views in this instance.

Again, thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention and we hope that we may have the opportunity to welcome you back to the Park Regis Hotel Cairns in the near future.

Yours sincerely



Wayne Booth
General Manager
Park Regis Hotel Cairns
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Property: Piermonde Apartments
Address: 2-4 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 85 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Piermonde Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Piermonde Apartments boasts some of the largest guest rooms in Cairns - making it the perfect choice for families and small groups in particular.Renowned for its spacious, stylish and superbly appointed 2 and 3 bedroom self-contained, air-conditioned apartments, this is a truly unique apartment hotel offering guests luxury and comfort in the heart of Cairns.All apartments feature huge bathrooms, spa or jet bath, full kitchen and laundry facilities, broadband internet, DVD players and video security intercom. Guests can enjoy the tropical sun from the privacy of their own oversized balcony with sweeping views across Cairns’ waterways and hinterland.Hotel facilities include outdoor spa, pool, BBQ and sundeck area. The 17-storey apartment hotel also provides undercover secure parking, business services, guest laundry, dry cleaning service, safe, luggage storage and tour booking expertise.Piermonde Apartments is located a leisurely stroll from Cairns’ famous Esplanade, Reef Casino, Marlin Marina and Night Markets as well as quality restaurants, shops and bars, ensuring handy access to all the delights this region has to offer. For guests attending tradeshows, conferences and other events, Cairns Convention Centre is conveniently located directly across the street from the hotel.With the hotel’s fusion of luxury, home comforts and a sought after Cairns harbour foreshore location – you may never want to leave Piermonde Apartments. ... more   less 
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