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Waters Edge Apartments
Ranked #19 of 84 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
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Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

Waters Edge is a beautiful block and Craig and Tania run it very efficiently. They are very obliging and professional. We stayed in 2 Units on the 6th floor with our family of 10. We had a wonderful time.They are well furnished and comfortable. Close to restaurants and Muddy's was fabulous for our 4 grkids.The balconies are huge and it was a very relaxing time. We stayed a month. Our kids stayed 10 days. We will be back.

Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

We had a unit with a swim out pool which was pretty good. Easy walking distance to central Cairns and a great little coffee shop two doors down.

Free parking space for a car...but you don't really need one...fully equipped kitchen and BBQ on the premises for guests to use.

Very relaxing holiday..

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

We too stayed in apartment 2 for 10 nights, while the living area is quite roomy the overall status is not 'luxury 5 star'. None of the kitchen doors close correctly, sliding bedroom doors continually get stuck while trying to close or open, basic kitchen equipment, and toilet seat lose. When booking this property one of the main considerations was that it is advertised as having king size beds in all bedrooms, this is not the case! This property is in a good location if you have small children across the road from lovely playground, however is not worth the $4000 paid for our stay.

Room Tip: Do not choose room 2, in need of a huge makeover.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank Lyn W
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

Can't praise these apartment highly enough. We had one on the fifth floor overlooking the sea front. Enormous balcony. Fantastic views. The apartment was fully equipped with modern quality appliances. Very quiet location at the end of the main part of the promenade. Just a few minutes from restaurants and only 10 minute walk to the harbour end of town.
My only issue is that wi-fi is a chargeable extra. With apartments at this price, the wi-fi should be complimentary.
Recommend the higher located apartments, otherwise your view will be spoilt by trees! Also recommend the Hartley Crocodile zoo. The crocodile show was the most informative and entertaining that I have ever seen. Far better than that at Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank D-Family300112
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

Stayed in waters edge apartments for 8 nights great location 10 minute walk to centre of town, apartment had a small problem with the wifi which was resolved very quickly thanks to the staff
Apartment facilities very good

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

This is Cairns so we weren't expecting a high class place. This place is definitely not a 5 star apartment. It was clean at first and in a good location just down the street from all the restaurants and shops (FYI just a tad bit far to walk when raining). There's definitely other comparable places that were closer and at a good price but since most was booked this was one of our last options. The big problem we had was ants! It was make more sense if these ants showed up around food however they were all over the restroom too. We called the front office and they said pest control comes only every 5-7 weeks. Later that night they can by to give us big spray. We didn't think that was very professional. We had to leave very early in the morning so we didn't get a chance to check out in person. I wrote to the apartments to get our receipt and to let them know that our friends had gotten bitten from ants and the problem that they were all over. All I received in the reply email was my receipt and absolutely no acknowledgment of my comments about the any problems. An apology wouldn't hurt. Anyway I think things could have been better. Wasn't an awful place since it was in a decent location and we rented out an apartment with a swim out pool.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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1  Thank Jjennieee
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

We had booked two, side by side 3 bed apartments. The ones on the ground floor with large entertainment area. 10 boys all up, staying in Cairns for 4 days.

The apartments were both excellent and far out weighed my expectations. Everything that was needed was there, we didn't have to make any calls to have things fixed or replaced. I won the ensuite room which had a queen size (I think) bed in it, decent size spa bath, large shower and walk in robe. Also had aircon which worked well and cooled the room to a very comfortable temp.
As you would expect with a boys trip there was a lot of drinking and plenty of fairly loud laughter coming from the entertainment areas. We kept a lid on it to an extent and didn't get any complaints, although we made an effort to be out in the bars before late. We did play music and at times sang loudly (and badly no doubt) but the sound didn't seem to carry well and once again it was during the middle of the day.
Obviously in a place like this you've got to be mindful of other guests and owners, and I was concerned that the managers would be over zealous in their approach, how wrong I was. They gave us a run down on what was acceptable upon checkin and their common sense approach was much appreciated.
The place is opposite muddy's park which has a little cafe that does a decent brekky and coffee in the morning, or it's only a short walk for other cafes. We usually took cabs into town which were maybe 10 bucks tops.
Overall this was a fantastic weekend and I wouldn't hesitate coming back here again, in fact plans are already underway for our next visit. 5 stars.

Room Tip: Swim out apartment is a must. Brilliant.
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Address: 155 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #19 of 84 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Price Range: £159 - £253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Waters Edge Apartments 5*
Number of rooms: 20
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