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Melaleuca Resort
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Palm Cove
Certificate of Excellence
California
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14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good value - nice people”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

This resort is quite nice - spacious living room looks out to the ocean, kitchen with a dining table area, decent sized bedroom with good closet space, bathroom has a connecting laundry area that is very useful, has a washer and dryer - although the dryer does not dry clothes very well (after 3 cycles, I used the dry rack they also provide). The pressure of the shower, which is standing only was quite good. The pros: the management is super helpful and very kind! They have little bags of laundry detergent available for guests to use and they are very helpful with booking tours. The hotel is right across the street from the beach and when you sit on your patio you can hear and see the waves - very relaxing! The cons: Guests that smoke on their patios were a bit annoying, and there was a bit of a grease ant problem (they were everywhere - kitchen sink, end tables in the living room, kitchen table). I sat my laptop on the table and soon little ants were all over it. Kind of gross, but pretty harmless. Overall, the place was a good place to stay (walking distance to restaurants and stores) but not luxurious. It's probably best for those people who plan to be out enjoying the beach and not cooped up in their hotels.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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High Wycombe, England
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66 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014 via mobile

We had five days in Palm Cove, and I had done research beforehand to decide we would stay there rather than in Cairns or Port Douglas, choosing Melaleuca from the Trip Advisor reviews.
And we weren't disappointed. What a lovely spot. We had received great help in advance via email exchanges with the managers Stephen and Margaret, and that welcome and friendliness continued with the standby manager Tony when we got there.
The first sight that greets you is the beautifully laid out garden, the lovely swimming pool (like a natural rock pool rather than a rectangle or circular pool), and the views to the sea. The rooms are well sized, well equipped (including full laundry), with ceiling fans and air conditioning. Shops and restaurants are a short walk away.
Tony gave us great advice on when to do the tours we wanted, including looking up wind and sun forecasts to get us the best day to go to the Gulf.
This was a great stay - thanks.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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lismore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

We recently stayed at Melaleuca for 10 days ... the management went out of their way to assist in our every day needs and tour bookings ... the resort is exceptionally clean and very well presented ... great location and well positioned in Palm Cove ... no hesitation to recommend and would gladly return

Room Tip: Room 23 has great views through the trees and not too close to the pool
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

Just checking an old favourite out and delighted to see this lovely hotel getting such good reviews. We stayed there when our then-single children travelled Australia, and were so glad with our choice. Hope to return to beautiful Palm Cove one day and look forward to seeing all the positive changes made since our visit.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Richmond
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160 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

Melaleuca Resort lives up to its #1 rating among hotels in Palm Cove. We welcomed the opportunity to stay in a well-appointed and very clean apartment-style lodging after staying in other traditional hotels. Air-conditioning, ceiling fans, washer/dryer, full fridge, oven, cooking pots and utensils, free covered parking: all made it possible to "settle in" and live for a few days in comfort and convenience and according to our own timetable.

Palm Cove is a beautiful and quite location, right adjacent to the ocean. Melaleuca Resort fits right in and adds gardens that have to be seen to be appreciated. Many trees offer shade near the pool and common areas as well as protect from the very little noise that may come from the street. Through the trees is a wonderful filtered view of the sea.

The proprietors, Margaret and Stephen, clearly value hospitality. We were welcomed by Stephen who took the time to speak with us about the area. He asked great questions and was able to provide very helpful information about the area - from "where is the best grocery store" to "how long does it take to drive to Cape Tribulation", along with all the applicable maps and brochures. He showed us our apartment and explained all of its features.

There are quite a few nearby restaurants for when you don't want to cook for yourself. Our favorite for a special dinner was the Reef House.

Palm Cove is probably best for those with access to a car. Given that, it is a great central location between Cairns and Port Douglas with easy access to attractions north and south.

If we are ever in this area again we will most certainly stay in Palm Cove at the Melaleuca Resort!

Room Tip: We enjoyed the top (3rd) floor. But keep in mind that there is no elevator, only stairs, in case tha...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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sweden
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53 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

had a very nice week in january. location is very nice. view from balconies towards the beach with fantastic sunrises is very good.
nice gas BBQ in garden and a fantastic pool set up with cool spa feature
Only negative is the VERY poor wifi. only works sometimes and never inside the apartments. you have to be in the garden or on the balcony

Room Tip: get a room close to the reception if you want wifi to work in room. and get a top room for the ocean...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Warrnambool, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

Just completed a week's stay at the Melaleuca resort. Apart from the fact that it didn't seem to stop raining (it was the rainy season) it was a relaxing stay. However when it did stop we were straight in the pool. The apartments are not new but very well looked after. They are fitted out with everything you could possibly need. Beach front location is very central which was good as about half the restaurants were closed (because again its the rainy season) so we still didn't have too far to walk. Margaret and Stephen were very welcoming and always prepared to take the extra step for you. This is our second stay there and certainly not our last.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Melaleuca Resort
Address: Malaluca Resort 85 - 93 Williams Esp, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Palm Cove
Amenities:
Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Palm Cove
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Palm Cove
#6 Family Hotel in Palm Cove
#7 Luxury Hotel in Palm Cove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Melaleuca Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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