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“Tutto Perfetto!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Coral Sands Beachfront Resort

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Coral Sands Beachfront Resort
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Alba, Italy
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Tutto Perfetto!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

I spent my holidays in this fantastic resort last december. Everything was great! Our apartment (nr. 54) was simply perfect. Bbq area, a big garden and a very good swimming pool!
Close to Cairns and the tropical zoo, Palm Cove, Kuranda and many others wonderful places to see!
I will go back there!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

we stayed there last week, the location is great , the apartments very comfortable and private, the gardens immaculate and the pool sparkling clean, its a very well maintained property! great for kids of all ages and we didn't mind there being no lift the stairs are a great workout. very friendly staff who really know the area. would stay there again, cant wait to return!

Room Tip: top level facing the pool and beach was nice
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Launceston
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

We travelled as a family, 2 adults, baby and toddler and the accommodation was perfect. We found the pool a bit on the cool side but the BBQ and outdoor area were just lovely for those beautiful sunny days in QLD! Perfectly located and highly recommended!

Room Tip: May be worthwhile requesting a room with a balcony if you're travelling with a crawler. Much sa...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 28Rachel
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Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

I stayed here with my partner in July 2013, based mainly on Tripadvisor reviews. The resort lived up to expectations and suited us well for a week's holiday. We booked a 1 bedroom serviced apartment at the last minute and were upgraded to a 2-bedroom (with one bedroom locked) so had plenty of space. We also managed to get a beach-view apartment which was an added bonus.

The resort is built around a central garden and lagoon-style pool, just across from Trinity Beach (which is definitely one of the best beaches in the area) and within easy walking distance of local cafes and restuarants. It is managed during the day by a local couple, who were very friendly and helpful. The apartment we stayed in was modern, very clean and had everything you would need including washing machine, large fridge, ipod dock, dvd player, etc. Beds are very comfortable. It was just like staying in a friend's home! Make sure you bring beach towels though, as they are not included.

The only slight drawback was that, as a 'family-friendly' resort there is a bit of noise from kids running around and playing in the pool during the day, and the closeness of the apartments means that you can sometimes hear your neighbours from your balcony. Not enough to really detract from the peace of the holiday but don't go expecting absolute quiet.

Overall, I would recommend the resort for a great getaway in a perfect location - probably more for families but if you can put up with some minor noise outside, for couples too.

Room Tip: Try and get a beach view room as they are a bit higher up and avoid the noise of people coming and g...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jonemat
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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

I recently stayed here with my 13 year old son, a girlfriend and 3 other kids around the same age as my son. If you are looking for the kind of resort that the word generally implies, this is not it. There is no Spa, Bar, Café, Restaurant, Room Service or Pool Service. It is a complex of apartments with a pool (with very cold water) that is in a fantastic location - across from the beach and walking minutes away from a terrific variety of restaurants including Thai, Italian, Indian, modern Australian and a kiosk/café that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Unfortunately, it is the only place open for breakfast on a weekday as all the others seem to only open on weekends or during Queensland school holidays. There is a common bbq area where we made bacon and egg rolls one morning which the kids loved. Rooms were spacious and spotless and it was great having a dryer for the kids' towels and swimmers. Front desk were extremely helpful and friendly and they have cable kids' channels which was a boon at night while my girlfriend and I were having a champagne on the balcony. Tours can be organized from the front desk. If this is the kind of accommodation you want then Coral Sands would be an excellent choice.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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 Reviewed 5 August 2013

We loved our stay and loved our room. The location was amazing and the sound of the gentle waves lapping on the sand overnight was incredibly soothing. We will definitely be returning every year. Also the beach is fabulous for catching fish which you can cook up in your room which is fully self contained. Simple things like a washing machine and dryer make life easier with children. Beds comfy and our apartment really felt like a home.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 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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1 Thank Maxtomlucy
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Beverly Hills, California
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112 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

The Coral Sands Beachfront Resort was perfectly located in Trinity Beach--so much better than staying in Cairns proper. The self-catering apartments were roomy & well decked out but a little 1980s. This didn't bother us but it's not really a resort resort. Having said that the prices were good and the position couldn't have been better--across the road from the Beach, next door to the yummy Lunico Italian Restaurant, across from a takeaway shop for coffee stops & lunches and the bus across the road. We didn't have to go far at all. The BBQs were so clean and well maintained perfect for BBQ lunches or egg & bacon rolls for breaky.
Back to the resort thing we were looking forward to cocktails by the pool but we found a Liquorland up the road, bought Champagne and we were set! (Note: would be a good addition to include champagne glasses in the room).
All in all we were so pleased with Trinity Beach and Coral Sands Resort.

Room Tip: Ask for a room close to the pool
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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tropicsTrinityBeach, Manager at Coral Sands Beachfront Resort, responded to this review, 17 July 2013
Thank you for the great review of Coral Sands, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We have noted your comment about the décor in the apartment and wish to assure you that the apartment you stayed in is one of the last being refurbished. We had hoped the apartment would have been fully refurbished this month, but unfortunately there have been delays in obtaining the furniture from overseas.
Your suggestions for the addition of champagne glasses is an excellent idea and one we will take onboard once the busy season is over.
We hope we can welcome you back again to enjoy the relaxed ambience of the resort.
‘Cheers & Champers’
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Additional Information about Coral Sands Beachfront Resort

Property: Coral Sands Beachfront Resort
Address: Cnr Trinity Beach Road & Vasey Esplanade, Trinity Beach, Queensland 4879, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Trinity Beach
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 22 Speciality Lodging in Trinity Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Coral Sands Beachfront Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guests at Coral Sands Beachfront Resort enjoy the best of everything. There's the resorts fantastic location opposite the beach and beside the beachfront restaurants and local bus stop - as well as the very large, child friendly, lagoon-style swimming pool and the extra spacious guest rooms with their private balconies and ensuites. Here, you have a choice of 1,2 or 3 bedroom stylishly furnished, fully equipped apartments - all with lovely aspects of the beautiful resort gardens, the Esplanade right outside, and the lovely swimming pool. ... more   less 
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Coral Sands Beachfront Hotel Trinity Beach
Coral Sands Beachfront Resort Trinity Beach, Cairns Region, Australia

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