When the management staff opened the door of the apartment for us, "Wow!" was our reaction. The apartment was so much more than we expected...super clean, well appointed, little things like an espresso maker and full laundry room were unexpected bonuses! We loved the whole place, especially the fully equipped kitchen. Unit was so spacious, views (through the trees lining the beach, admittedly) were beautiful. Pool is on the small side, at least to someone used to US hotel pools, and I can imagine that in the high season it would be crowded, but we enjoyed the lack of crowds throughout the whole town, very relaxing and quiet, no waiting on lines. We were a little concerned about the negative comments regarding the Boutique Properties staff, but the few staff we interacted with were polite, attentive, and helpful. The bedroom AC was not working well, and also had a small leak dripping down the wall; they had a tech there the next morning and after cleaning it worked great even though the leak didn't stop. We rented the unit for US $120/night bc they were running a 50% special due to low season lack of guests. I hope the management will continue to run the same special each year bc I'd like to go back again, but can't afford regular season pricing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Winner of 2008 Far North Queensland Builders Award! Island Views commands a superb position in the centre of Palm Cove’s leafy Esplanade. Just 16 beautifully designed and styled beachfront apartments make up this Boutique Property. Holiday seekers looking for quality, comfort and total beachfront views will not be disappointed and satisfaction of staying at Palm Cove’s best will be evident. Spread across four floors of luxury, each 3 bedroom holiday apartment is designed to easily switch into a 1 and 2 bedroom configuration if required. Each is fully self contained, with a superbly fitted kitchen including dishwasher and microwave, air conditioning and ceiling fans, and flat screen televisions. Guest facilities include two elevators, secure underground parking, beachfront swimming pool and a inviting sundeck. Imagine sipping a cool drink, settled on one of the generous balconies, looking out over the coconut palms to islands on the Coral Sea . Imagine how long you’d like to stay here! On the Esplanade. On the beach. On your holiday “must do” list! Apartments On entering any of the Island Views apartments, it’s immediately apparent they have been designed with every care and attention. Indeed, the choice of award winning designers Paulene Benko Interiors to oversee the fittings and decor of Island Views was an inspired decision. No amount of quality and attention to detail has been overlooked. The décor theme is best described as modern understated elegance with a subtle crisp feel of the tropics. This enhances the timeless architecture and the subtle colours, evolving into a structure which doesn’t confirm to fashion trends. Island Views is a very unique complex in that every unit has its own individual design theme – a rare aspect indeed for ocean front holiday rental apartments. The feature of each apartment is its large, inviting balcony space. Here, sunloungers and a comfortable, modern dining setting greet the sea breezes. A gourmet barbeque gives the perfect touch for fast and simple tropical cuisine. It’s all designed for living well….outdoors…enjoying the tropics and those beachfront views…. Inside, striking contemporary design with tropical hints continues to set a welcoming and relaxing tone. The large plush beds are set with designer linens, the kitchen cupboards open to reveal quality dining ware, the bathroom towels are soft and enfolding. Each apartment also features a cleverly designed, separate media theater area – watch a DVD or speak to the family! In the spacious bathrooms, a full sized spa bath or tub invites you to unwind and restore. Open the Louvre shutters through to the living area and you can see the sea and palms from the spa bath. At a generous 211 square meters, these are the most spacious and luxurious apartments in Palm Cove. The 3 bedroom apartment dwellings have a master king bedroom with an en suite bathroom, either a spa bath or a relaxing tub bath, and a second and third bedroom with queen and twin beds. A second additional bathroom is directly beside the 2/3 bedrooms. ... more less
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