This place was very nice to stay in. Good location, very friendly and helpful staff, and the apartment was nice and clean. Sure, the decor is a bit 1970s in style (despite being new, apparently), but it's nice to have a kitchen and living area, rather than just a hotel room. The pool is really nice and there was absolutely no-one in it the week we were there, which made it even better. If it was crowded, it would've been a bit unpleasant, though. it's not very big. But make no mistake - this isn't a resort like the ones up the road. These are holiday apartments. They have no private balcony, really - just the area in front of the door, which anyone could access and anyone walking up the stairs passes by. As for wifi - forget it. It just doesn't work. "Maybe on the balcony" we were told. Nope.
The air con is great in the living room and very welcome after the humid weather. But in our bedroom, the air con only blew tepid air, so nights were very sweaty! Ugh.
It's good to note, though, that this is great value for money in the area. Palm Cove is a tourist strip, so every restaurant and supermarket is waaaaay overpriced. You'll be glad you saved money on accommodation so you can afford a meal.
Stay here, relax, save some money and enjoy having an apartment - just don't expect it to be a resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Melaleuca Resort is a Beachfront Four Star property positioned right in the heart of Palm Cove, 25 minutes north of the Cairns International Airport. Our Beachfront location is just a stone’s throw from the beach (45 paces) with quality restaurants, cafes and shops a short stroll away. Melaleuca Resort is surrounded by lush award winning tropical gardens with exotic Australian native birdlife and tropical fruits. Our walk-in salt water lagoon style pool is set amongst the gardens over-looking the ocean with three in-pool spas. Enjoy our FREE to use covered BBQ and outdoor dining area by the pool. We also have a guest library with games, FREE on site car parking and FREE WIFI through-out the property. All tour bookings can be with our extensive local knowledge at no additional charge. Our beachfront Palm Cove accommodation consists of 23 fully air conditioned self contained One Bedroom Apartments. Each Apartment features a separate bedroom room ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melaleuca Hotel Palm Cove
- Melaleuca Palm Cove