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“FANTASTIC LOCATION, CLEAN & COMFORTABLE ROOMS = THE SECRET IN CAIRNS” 5 of 5 stars
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The York Beachfront Holiday Apartments
3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   61-63 Sims Esplanade, Yorkeys Knob, Queensland 4878, Australia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Yorkeys Knob B&B and Inns
perth, western australia
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“FANTASTIC LOCATION, CLEAN & COMFORTABLE ROOMS = THE SECRET IN CAIRNS”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2010

We had a wonderful holiday at Yorkeys Knob and would like to thank Karen & Graham for their help & guildance during our stay. This accomodation is the secret of Cairns, it is slightly north of the airport. It is perfectly situated for day visits to Port Douglas & the BEAUTIFUL Hinterland Areas. The beach is directly across the road waiting for long relaxing walks or swimming in a life guard patrolled area (there is also the in-house pool). Rooms are fully equipped for a very easy-living holiday with all the requirements for a great time. As we were there in December with a small cyclone, the Reef was not an option BUT that will wait for our next trip, so we will return.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 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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  • 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
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2010

The apartments are clean with homely touches, the managers have provided the small things that make a stay really comfortable like kitchen plastic wrap and ali foil, pegs and lots of coat hangers. Karen and Graham make you feel like one of the family and nothing is too much for them. If you like a quiet holiday, this is the place. There is a local bus that seems to drive past all the time, if you have a car it is about 20 minutes from Cairns and 10 minutes to a large shopping centre to stock up on food if you want. Tour buses will collect you if you don't have a car. There are two brilliant restaurants within a 5 minute walk. Resort has a great pool. Don't expect a 5 star resort or a raging nightlife but if you want a quiet, relaxing holiday for the price this is fantastic value.

  • Stayed October 2010, 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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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2010

My 17yo daughter and I spent 5 nights at the York apartments escaping the southern winter and were most reluctant to leave. The apartments are clean, bright and spacious with good facilities and lovely touches like the complimentary chocs and bubbly. We arrived very late and left very early due to revolting Jetstar flight schedules but this was not a problem with the management. Karen and Graham are fantastic, down to earth and always happy to chat and recommend places to eat, things to do and answer all manner of questions. Nothing is too much trouble for them. The pool is beautifully maintained and a very pleasant place to spend time. The beach is just across the road and it is wonderful relaxing on the balcony or in the lounge with the doors open listening to the ocean.
We hope to return in the not too distant future.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2010

stayed for 7 nights, very comfortable, great location, walk to shops, beach etc, we spent most of the time relaxing in the quiet garden atmosphere, our hosts were very accomodating and assisted when asked, Karen and Graham took time out just to chat. We look forward to returning

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Melbourne, Australia
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2010

I am writing this review for my elderly father and his friend who stayed for 9 nights. They were overwhelmed by the friendliness of the managers and all the help and support they received with information, transport, bookings etc. The location is great for public transport, and of course accessing all the wonderful attractions in the area. The apartment had everything they needed, and dining out there were choices at different price points. A most enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2010

We will certainly make it at least an annual holiday destination.
The rooms were large, bright and clean.
We loved the beautiful warm and large pool right at our apartment door, and walks along the beach right across the quiet road.
It was very easy to stroll around Yorkeys to the shops, marina (beautiful meals and views) and golf course - enjoyed them all.
We found Yorkeys to be perfectly positioned to get to all the attractions of the area - from Cairns and the Barrier Reef to Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation.
Tying all these things together were the nicest "nothing is too much trouble" managers - Karen and Graham.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2010

Friends in Vic suggested York Apartments as a good place to stay, they were right.
The location was great, beach across the road, convenient breakfast spot 100m away.
We did swim in the beach stinger net but the York Apartments pool became our fav spot, big enough for laps and water quality was spot on.
The apartments are spacious and well equipped, perfect for our week in FNQ.
Karen and Graham are wonderful hosts, friendly and down to earth people. Nothing is too much trouble for them, providing airport transfers and recommending an excellent day out snorkelling at the Low Isles. The highlight of the day was definitely swimming with numerous green turtles.
Make sure you go to nearby Krokodillos Restaurant, location in the main street shops not great but the food is excellent.
The Yorkey's Knob Yacht Club is a terrific venue for boat watching as well as having a drink or two and dinner on Monday evenings are two for one! The yacht club also offers a free shuttle bus pick up and drop off.
Ken and Nick from Frankston Vic.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 61-63 Sims Esplanade, Yorkeys Knob, Queensland 4878, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Yorkeys Knob
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns 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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