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Waters Edge Apartments

5.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   155 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 11 Cairns B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Waters Edge is a beautiful block and Craig and Tania run it very efficiently. They are very obliging and professional. We stayed in 2 Units on the 6th floor with our family of 10. We had a wonderful time.They are well furnished and comfortable. Close to restaurants and Muddy's was fabulous for our 4 grkids.The balconies are huge and it... More

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Clare, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had a unit with a swim out pool which was pretty good. Easy walking distance to central Cairns and a great little coffee shop two doors down. Free parking space for a car...but you don't really need one...fully equipped kitchen and BBQ on the premises for guests to use. Very relaxing holiday..

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We too stayed in apartment 2 for 10 nights, while the living area is quite roomy the overall status is not 'luxury 5 star'. None of the kitchen doors close correctly, sliding bedroom doors continually get stuck while trying to close or open, basic kitchen equipment, and toilet seat lose. When booking this property one of the main considerations was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Can't praise these apartment highly enough. We had one on the fifth floor overlooking the sea front. Enormous balcony. Fantastic views. The apartment was fully equipped with modern quality appliances. Very quiet location at the end of the main part of the promenade. Just a few minutes from restaurants and only 10 minute walk to the harbour end of town.... More

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Stayed in waters edge apartments for 8 nights great location 10 minute walk to centre of town, apartment had a small problem with the wifi which was resolved very quickly thanks to the staff Apartment facilities very good

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

This is Cairns so we weren't expecting a high class place. This place is definitely not a 5 star apartment. It was clean at first and in a good location just down the street from all the restaurants and shops (FYI just a tad bit far to walk when raining). There's definitely other comparable places that were closer and at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We had booked two, side by side 3 bed apartments. The ones on the ground floor with large entertainment area. 10 boys all up, staying in Cairns for 4 days. The apartments were both excellent and far out weighed my expectations. Everything that was needed was there, we didn't have to make any calls to have things fixed or replaced.... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stayed in a 3 bed apartment 6 adults and on teenager. The accommodation was excellent, very clean and well equipped, far better than we were expecting. The manager was extremely helpful in guiding us to the best restaurants and dive companies. all his recommendations were spot on! We had to reasons to ask for his assistance in non functioning... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We stayed here in Nov 2013, 5 adults, the apartment was large & comfortable (we had a 3 bdrm apartment). It was lovely & quite, & not too far to walk to many places in Cairns. Plenty of room, would recommend a stay here to everyone.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We stayed in Unit 2 (swim out apartment). We were terribly disappointed with the service we received. We felt the manager was rather insensitive to our complains. All the so called modern appliances were either not functioning well or not provided with any instruction manual. It was a challenge to cut even a tomato with the kitchen knives provided. Air... More

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Address: 155 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Waters Edge Apartments 5*
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