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Waterfront Terraces

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   233 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870 , Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I have stayed here several times over the past few years and find it in an excellent location about 20 minute stroll to the bars and restaurants and marina. The staff are very helpful and nothing is too much trouble. However, the apartments themselves could do with a general makeover to make them more appealing. A coat of paint and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This place has the potential to be a great affordable getaway. Mould in the bathroom, dirty lounge, cobwebs and stains on the fold out sofa, even the office smelt and was dirty. With a good scrub and the air conditioner vents cleaned this place would be lovely. The pool area and gardens are nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Waterfront Terraces is a great place to stay. was in a one bedroom apartment, which had everything we needed. The apartment is quite spacious, with a modern bathroom and kitchen. It also has ducted aircon throughout. The resort is within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Great wireless internet, great pool and tropical gardens, great rooms with new LCD... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

I had hired a car for my stay in Cairns so being slightly outside the centre wasn't a concern. All be it was only a 15 minute walk into town, a beautiful walk too through the parks and waterfront. The facilities were perfect. Clean and modern. As this was one of a multi trip destination having washing machine and iron.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Suppose to be four stars, I don't think so. Terrible smell in the unit, kitchen utensils were dirty, sofa bed was dirty and could not let someone sleep on it. Could not move us to another unit, and said we need to talk to the booking agent if we wanted any compensation... Not a good experience at all.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The pool and gardens were lovely but we were very disappointed with these apartments. The maintenance is sadly lacking and they need a new cleaner. In addition, they could do with some modern sound-proofing. Having said that, the management was very friendly and helpful and moved us after a few days but the second apartment was no better. We will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We took friends from UK here for a long weekend. Luckily, we found that the two bedroom flats are on the top floor which gave us an even better view of the sea. Our friends thought it was all lovely. The rooms were good, well-maintained and clean, beds OK and cooking facilities acceptable. Really no complaints at all

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Needed a place to stay in Cairns for a couple of weeks. Loved the feel of this one. A touch of heritage with the shutters and a beautiful outlook across the Esplanade gardens to the water. Good if you like to do a bit of plane spotting as the airport is nearby but not too close. A little bit of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Close to the airport and about a 10 minute walk downtown, this apartment was economical and perfect for our 8 day stay. Air conditioning, washer and dryer, kitchen with stove, oven, microwave and dishwasher. All appliances worked fine. Comfortable bed and furniture. The tours we booked picked us up from the rear parking lot and all the taxi drivers knew... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We stayed in apartment 1. Although the room itself was adequate, well equipped and probably represented good value for money, it was incredibly noisy. Putting aside aircraft noise, we were kept awake at night by water hammer and neighbouring air conditioning units going on and off. There was also a lot of noise pollution from the room above. We could... More 

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Address: 233 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870 , Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Waterfront Terraces 4.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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