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Sovereign Resort Hotel Cooktown

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Corner of Charlotte and Green Streets | PO Box 100, Cooktown, Queensland 4895, Australia
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cairns
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Located just off the main street it is within easy access to the museum, local walks and green hill look out. The rooms are modern and roomy with balconies. The bar offers outside seating and well priced food and drinks. There is a large pool, rooms are reasonably quiete with air con and fans.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I had the pleasure of staying here for 4 nights. Unfortunately we were stuck here whilst the town was under threat from cyclone Nathan, but this did not hinder our time spent at the resort in any way. Fabulous accommodation, friendly and hospitable staff- A very warm and welcoming environment! We will definitely be back!

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Cairns
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82 reviews 82 reviews
21 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My husband & I weren't expecting much from a Cooktown hotel so we were pleasantly surprised when we turned up. No reservation but they let us check in early. Pretty much had a pool to ourselves the whole time - so lovely! The whole place was clean, tidy, well maintained & affordable. Had a nice dinner & breakfast from the... More 

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Brendan C, General Manager at Sovereign Resort Hotel Cooktown, responded to this review

Hi spumkin, Thanks for your review and feedback. So happy you enjoyed the pool, it is a great surprise to most people when they make their way through reception to the rooms to be surprised by the huge resort style pool. We fixed the phone too, thank you :) Hope to see you again. Cheers, Brendan Cullen More 

Melbourne
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80 reviews 80 reviews
23 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Just a 1 night stay, but this resort has a host of amenities you wouldn't expect to see in a remote location. Pool is great, bars are great, staff only too willing to assist. The 2 bed unit we had for 4 of us was open and spacious, with a balcony - perfect for breakfast. Sharing a unit, reduces the... More 

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Brendan C, General Manager at Sovereign Resort Hotel Cooktown, responded to this review

Hi again sneferu :) I have just finished responding to your wonderful Balcony Restaurant review. Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel as well, it is very much appreciated. You and I share the same opinion about Room 201, perfect position overlooking the Endeavour River and main st. Good size too :) The pool is amazing and... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Fantastic location, awesome world class Balcony restaurant, exceptional service and food. The management extremely friendly and helpful. The pool area tropical and relaxing. The rooms comfortable and spacious. Will continue to return.

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Brendan C, General Manager at Sovereign Resort Hotel Cooktown, responded to this review

Hi Katbent, So many wonderful reviews coming through we must be doing something right :) We look forward to your next visit and should have a new menu by then too, very exciting. Chef Tony changes it every three months! Thank you :) Brendan Cullen More 

Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The staff were so friendly & very welcoming. Beautiful pool & gardens. 2 restaurant choices, pub or up market large restaurant upstairs which was worth the experience. We stayed in ground level motel units which were large, modern & very comfortable. They had a little porch out the front which was a great spot to sit & read or use... More 

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Brendan C, General Manager at Sovereign Resort Hotel Cooktown, responded to this review

Hi DaisyOM, What a lovely review :) Thank you. We loved having you here too, so positive and fun. Cheers, Brendan & Dee. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Quaint little town that is very quickly becoming a ghost town. Evening meal - local fish and steak - surprisingly nice. Menu limited in cafe and expensive (especially breakfast - $12.50 for cheap oatmeal stirred in yogurt, topped with a few chunks of fruit all served in a very small tall ice cream glass with a soup spoon and a... More 

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Brendan C, General Manager at Sovereign Resort Hotel Cooktown, responded to this review

Hello Rene S, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I take on board your criticism of our breakfast options and am currently reviewing this option. After saying that am not sure I understand your comments about our town or our accommodation. Cooktown is certainly far from becoming a 'ghost town', in fact just the opposite. Perhaps... More 

Palm Cove, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We stayed at the sovereign resort hotel for only one night and it was clean very comfortable. We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment and each bedroom had its own bathroom which is just what i wanted as we were with others. The pool was beautiful and very refreshing after travelling from cairns. We also had our dinner there in... More 

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Brendan C, General Manager at Sovereign Resort Hotel Cooktown, responded to this review

Hi Paul6820, It was such a pleasure to showcase our resort to you and your friends. It is a surprise to most Cairns locals that a resort like this even exists up here. The apartment rooms are wonderful as is the pool! Our Balcony Restaurant is producing some excellent reviews on Trip Advisor so we look forward to serving you... More 

Cairns, Queensland, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I travel a lot for work and cover over 886,926 km2 area with my work. I recently stayed at the hotel resort after hearing a new management team was on board and new renovated rooms were now completed. I have stayed at a lot of good hotels and some not so good but these guys just blew me away. From... More 

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Brendan C, General Manager at Sovereign Resort Hotel Cooktown, responded to this review

HI John P, Thank you very much for your glowing review. I am very lucky to have such an outstanding resort to look after coupled with equally outstanding staff. We have simple policy here at the Sovereign Resort , "Yes we can". Thanks John P, we look forward to your return. Cheers, Brendan Cullen. More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Situated on the main street of this quaint heritage town, the Sovereign is an ideal & extremely comfortable base from which to explore the many historic sites & walks, just laze by the pool, or watch town life go past from the room's balcony or 2 restaurants. Our modern well-equipped room, complete with much-needed air conditioning and a ceiling fan,... More 

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Brendan C, General Manager at Sovereign Resort Hotel Cooktown, responded to this review

Hi Rob N, Thanks for your wonderful review, sums up the entire place really. Cheers, Brendan Cullen. More 

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