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Sovereign Resort Hotel Cooktown

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Corner of Charlotte and Green Streets | PO Box 100, Cooktown, Queensland 4895, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 4 hotels in Cooktown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sovereign resort in Cooktown is the only place to stay, Brendan and his wife will do anything to make your stay a pleasant and memorable one and even have free pick up and drop off at the airport. The food and the service are 5 star ! The rooms are clean and very comfortable with many rooms being upgraded... More

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

Hi Brett D, Thank you for your review. It truly is all our pleasure to provide quality service. This is made quite easy with quality surroundings, quality food and quality staff, not forgetting of course the recent upgrade of the accommodation which too is of outstanding quality. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Thank you again.... More

Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
21 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here last year as part of a trip to Cairns and beyond.Cooktown is basically the last outpost before the trip to the cape,so i did not expect to find accomodation and food of this standard.The rooms are extremely large and comfortable and the staff friendly.The grounds and pool surrounds are magnificent and very tropical in appearance.I intend to drive... More

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

Hi Kevin D, Thanks for the review. You stayed in August last year, this was prior to the renovations carried out on the accommodation side of the resort earlier this year, you should see it now. Spectacular! The staff are still friendly and the restaurant is achieving wonderful reviews. We look forward to serving you again. Cheers and thanks, Brendan... More

Sydney
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Cooktown a few weeks ago and it has been years since we last visited. We have not stayed at the Sovereign before but totally loved it and will go back again & again. The rooms are so clean, renovated and well presented and roomy. The grounds beautiful and the food in both the cafe & restaurant are amazing!!!... More

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

Hi Ann65Sydney and thank you for your review. Yes, we love what we do and it makes it all worthwhile when we get wonderful reviews like yours. Now the renovations have been completed and the season is upon us we can really showcase what Cooktown has to offer. I will pass on your compliments to all. Cheers and thanks, Brendan... More

Rockingham, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We were surprised by the standard in a remote place like Cooktown. There was nothing that i could say i was not impressed with. It all was so well presented from the restaurant/bar to the pool area and rooms. Most of all was the evening meal. I don't say this lightly but we had the steak and it was one... More

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

Thank you Axell33 for your review. We are very proud of our resort and are constantly striving to make the travellers stay here a memorable one. We are fortunate enough to have wonderful local suppliers here to help us showcase the regions amazing produce. Cheers and thanks, Brendan Cullen General Manager More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

The place has been beautifully refurbished so the rooms are delightful. Staff are nice . We experienced several French backpackers who said they find everyone so friendly so you can the same in return

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

Thank you KentonFarrow for your review. The room refurbishment was finished in late May 2014 and they are proving to be a very special part of the Sovereign Resort's accommodation facilities. Thank you again for your kind words. Cheers, Brendan Cullen General Manager More

Adelaide, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We have just had a lovely 2 day stay. Absolutely lovely staff and owners. We stayed there with friends and were given rooms looking over the Main Street. The rooms were spacious and clean with the beds very firm and comfortable. Everything there we could possibly need. Do not miss the restaurant as the food, and the staff who serve... More

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

Thank you Joy P for your review. I am very proud of all my staff and the effort the put in, especially when we get such wonderful reviews. We look forward to serving you again. Cheers, Brendan Cullen General Manager More

Christchurch
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

First time to Cooktown, this hotel appeared the best in the town. Historic area which was interesting. Booked room described as partial view of the river, was actually put in a downstairs room with zero view, except a tall fence surrounding the small courtyard. Upstairs restaurant closed due to private event - politicians +++ so security heavy. Great band in... More

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

Thank you ChristchurchTiadog for your review. I understand your concerns about security and noise and apologise for any inconvenience during your stay. I will pass on your feedback to my staff. Cheers, Brendan Cullen. General Manager More

Cairns, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Having stayed at the Sovereign on many previous occasions, I was very impressed with the new management. Rooms have been extremely tastefully renovated, but the greatest surprise was the new menu and staff at the Balcony Restaurant. Eating with a friend who has won many food and catering awards in Melbourne, we loved the menu. Quality was well above expectations... More

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

Thank you very much for your glowing review, it is very humbling. All of what we have to offer can only be made possible by the wonderful team that work together here at the Sovereign Resort. We look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers :) More

Melbourne, Australia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
18 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

This was our first ever visit to Cooktown and we stopped at the sovereign for lunch because it looked nice. The service was good I had a fabulous salad and there was live music which was great ! I'd definitely eat here again.

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

Thank you andream0402, Chef Jens is responsible for the new menu at our Cafe Bar and it's getting fantastic reviews from all the locals too. Cheers & thanks. More

Cairns
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We attended during their renovations but despite the early drilling going on, and the long walk to the room, it was still a great stay The new rooms are very professional and well presented, polished concrete is great! I didn't specifically request a room for business, and it didn't have a desk which was a bit of a bummer trying... More

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Address: Corner of Charlotte and Green Streets | PO Box 100, Cooktown, Queensland 4895, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cooktown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sovereign Resort Hotel Cooktown 3*
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