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“Locals very disappointed!!!!” 2 of 5 stars
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The York Beachfront Holiday Apartments
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   61-63 Sims Esplanade, Yorkeys Knob, Queensland 4878, Australia   |  
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Mareeba
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Locals very disappointed!!!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

After arriving at motel realising had a 1st floor room (with no lift) asked if we could move to a ground level due to having my mother with us who was unable to go up and down stairs with us . Was told there were no rooms available on ground floor!! Then asked if I was going to leave the motel would I get my money back. Was told that i couldn’t as the room could have been rented to another person. Felt I was lied to as there was a room available on the ground floor under our room that was also available all week end and also there were a number of available units available all weekend also hence why we were told they couldn’t rent our room out.
Also we found cockroaches in the lounge, mould in the cups and a generally dirty unit. Excellent location of units but current maintenance let down. Grounds untidy, pool dirty, could do with maintenance clean up. Leaves from trees all over stairs that can leave to an unsafe trip hazard! As locals, very disappointed and won’t be back.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

My husband and I just returned from a six night holiday and we were so impressed with the comfort and ease of this beach holiday apartment. The location was fantastic with the beach right across the road, a beach cafe very close by and a very nice restaurant and IGA about 10 minutes walk away. Public transport was readily accessible and plenty of parking in the building. We were welcomed by the ever hospitable Karen. She was always so very happy to assist with directions or recommendations for a good meal. Will will certainly return to the York. A wonderful holiday!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

This is the second year that we have stayed here and we will be back again next year. The location is perfect. Opposite a beach that is patrolled every day of the year and is wonderful to wal along;, around the corner from the Boat Club with its music, meals and wonderful views; and there is a funky restaurant called Krokadilos nearby. It is just 10 minutes from Cairns city with its great music and entertainment. Unlike the beaches further north you do not have to negotiate a winding highway to get to town. Best of all are the on site managers. Nothing is too much trouble for them and they are always happy to provide advice and suggestions on what to do and see. This is just the place to spend winter.

Room Tip: If you want a view go upstairs, but I prefer to walk across to the beach itself.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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North Yorkshire
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

Very modern 1 bedroom apartment, opposite the beach. Great location, and only a 10 minute walk to the small shopping area, where you can buy booze & food. All facilities provided including washing machine & tumble dryer. Lounge, balcony, bedroom at the back which stays cool and modern bathroom. The apartments were very clean and well serviced.

Karen & Graham were very good hosts, there if you needed them.

My husband & I had booked Yorkeys Knob, because there is a new bird reserve there "Cattana Wetlands" which we wanted to visit. As it was probably about a 30 minute walk there (5 minute drive) , Karen offered to drive us there and then came to collect us - this was greatly appreciated as the temperature was in the late twenties/early thirties!

Karen also recommended Krokodillos - a restaurant on the shopping complex - FABULOUS FOOD at reasonable prices.

All in all a wonderful stay at The York Beachfront apartments - Highly recommended.

Room Tip: There a 3 floors - Ground, first & second - NO LIFT.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

We booked this resort from NZ and were impressed with the previous reviews on tripadvisor.
When we arrived we were met and asked to pay for the five days we had booked in advance.
After checking in we were disappointed with the unit, old 20 inch t v, tired furniture, uncomfortable cane couch, a long walk to the restaurants, in our opinion not a four star room, so we went looking and found a lovely apartment right on Palm Cove Beach and for a better price with lots more restaurants etc nearby. We were refused a refund (of any of the nights booked) which we were not happy about so we left a little disappointed in the management and the resort.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Cowra
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Me and my wife had a wedding to go to at Yorkies Knob and we couldn't of been happier. The service we got from the managers was unbelievable, you can tell they love there job and are great at it. I have never been treated as well as I did as they did. The units are by far the best I have stayed in. For price and and quality its great. The yacht club is a great place for a drink, or wedding reception and the chef (steve ?) was great. I will be visiting The York again with out a doubt. Interesting that the people with a little bit to complain about sound like whinging poms LOL

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Peterborough, UK
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

At first sight there's not a lot at Yorkey's Knob but you soon realise that there's a supermarket, bottle shop, take-away, a couple of retaurants and a beach cafe within walking distance. The beach is superb and there's a well flagged lifeguarded area within 5 minutes walk. And there genuinely are patches of rainforest dotted about, kookaburras just across the car park and a family of wallabies just up the road.

The pool and grounds were safe and well maintained, there were a huge range of guides and leaflets and Karen always provided hints and tips about which tours to take when as well as taking care of all the tour and hire car bookings.

The apartment was comfortable with plenty of space (and 2 TVs) which meant that co-existing with our 2 children was relatively easy. Kitchen was well equipped and there was also a washing machine. The apartments, as with the whole of Yorkeys Knob, are are very relaxed and relaxing place.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
The York Beachfront Holiday Apartments Yorkeys Knob, Cairns Region, Australia
Address: 61-63 Sims Esplanade, Yorkeys Knob, Queensland 4878, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Yorkeys Knob
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Yorkeys Knob
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The York Beachfront Holiday Apartments 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the beautiful seaside village of Yorkeys Knob are our 4 1/2 star rated fully self contained beachfront holiday apartments. All have stunning views of the Coral Sea from their entertainer balconies or garden courtyard. They contain complete kitchens and laundry for that relaxing self sufficient holiday. An ideal spot to step off for trips to the Great Barrier Reef and Rain Forrests, there are attractions and activities galore. Relax on your balcony overlooking the pool or enjoy the awesome beach, it's all too easy. ... more   less 
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