We had been in the vicinity last year and often gazed at the place. It was so on-the-beach, so nice looking, so, 'nice'.
But it wasn't, really. The room on level 12 was clean but tired; tired from being used like a hotel room, with tired fittings and tired furniture. We were tired, perhaps by osmosis.
The view is superb. It gets quite warm in the afternoon so we tried the air conditioning - all those little plastic wall holders were empty. Downstairs we discovered that air conditioning was extra. Extra? In a modern, self-contained apartment? Extra for what? I pointed out that it was now 2013 but this only embedded resentment in the mind of the resident keeper of the a/c controls.
The two balconies gave onto beautiful views but, as with the main bedroom window, had recently, it seemed been completely replaced. Throwing open the curtains in the morning gave you a view of raw, unpainted concrete and large metal plates on the ceiling. Same for the balcony itself: lots of missing tile bits where the new / revised balcony had been erected without patching up the remains of the previous structure.
Perhaps I was being unkind, but the work looked so recent, so hurried so unfinished. Maybe this section had been hit by an RPG round from some seaborne pirate vessel a week before. Maybe the builders just got tired. We were, Sick and tired and glad to get back to the airport.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Princess Palm on the Beach is situated on the white sandy beach of Palm Beach Queensland. The absolute beachfront apartments are right on the beach with no roads to cross.It is the perfect holiday destination to sit back,relax on your balcony and just enjoy the view. All apartments are fully self contained with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. All apartments are individually owned and decorated, no two are the same. Princess Palm offers a heated pool and spa, floodlit tennis court, Gym & Sauna. BBQ areas and childrens playground. Be tempted to do as little or as much as you like, whilst enjoying the surroundings. ... more less
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