We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Would stay again” 5 of 5 stars
Review of North Cove Waterfront Suites

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Save
You added North Cove Waterfront Suites to your Saves list
North Cove Waterfront Suites
3.5 of 5 Condominium   |   275-277 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia   |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #22 of 83 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Brisbane, Australia
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Would stay again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

Can reccomend . Searched Trip Advisor and when I saw beds comfortable I said this is for me. Was not dissapointed the beds were great. Rooms very clean, roomy, decor great. Some noise from planes but not a distraction. Will stay again. Would suggest allowance for dissabled enterance.
Front desk very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Minh V, Manager at North Cove Waterfront Suites, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Hi Ken!

Thank you for your kind words and we are glad that our front desk was helpful during your stay. We are looking forward to having you stay next time.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

64 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    35
    19
    6
    2
    2
See reviews for
28
20
Solo
0
2
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (19)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Mandurah, Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We stayed for 8 nights in a spacious three bedroom, two bathroom apartment at North Cove Waterfront suites, the apartment was clean and the beds were very comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped for those who wish to cook, and there is a nice big TV. The apartments are just over 2km from the Cairns night markets, walking distance if you are keen, we walked it once in the early morning, but found the walk back in the sun a bit too hot. Parking is provided under the apartments and is locked at night. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful and had a very enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bulkington, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Had a 3 bed apartment. Great value with first class facilities. Only drawback is the location. A fair walk from the centre of Cairns. Pool and BBQ area good. Free off street parking. Recommend anytime

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Leicester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We stayed here two weeks ago. It is way way out from the city center and works only if you are prepared to walk 35 minutes or have a car. The kitchenette apartment is large and spacious and has the basics. They provide enough to get you started with milk, coffee and tea bags. Anything extra has to be bought by you. We stayed for 5 nights and one morning I woke up with 2 nasty bites on my upper leg - these had to be bed bugs as I do not remember getting bitten elsewhere on my sightseeing trips. The area itself is very quite. The bathroom has a washing machine which was very handy. We also had a clothes drying rack which was useful.

Roland, one of the staff members provided very useful information about the place and its surroundings. Peter also spent a lot of time advising us on various activities in the area.

I would recommend this place, if you have a car or are ready to pay heavily for taxis. However, please do check for bed bugs.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Northcove, Manager at North Cove Waterfront Suites, responded to this review, November 16, 2013
Hi,

Thank you so much for review.

On the issue of Bed Bugs we have been in the hospitality industry for 15 years and bed bugs are a real problem. They can be brought in by guests unknowingly but once you have them the apartment must be sealed and treated.

We have had guests before and after your stay in the kitchenette and I have since checked the apartment personally.

I think what you are getting confuesd with is midgee (sandfly) bites which are a common occurence in the Tropics. If there was bed bugs you would not have one or two bites but you would be covered in them.

I suggest that when you are in the Tropics where a good repellant and this should stop midgees from biting.

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay.

Best Regards
Peter
Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Townsville, Australia
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Three nights in a Kitchenette apartment recently, with the accommodation being all we needed.

Kitchen with kettle, microwave, toaster and all the bits and pieces you need along with a dining area, sofa bed in the lounge, one reasonable size bedroom (big enough to set up a travel cot) and clean bathroom with washing machine.

Good size outdoor sitting area off the lounge for some extra space to relax.

Swimming pool is located at the front of the complex and well hidden from passing traffic and pedestrians. Clean patio and BBQ areas available for use.

Undercover car parking included.

Abit of a walk into town and restaurants, so be prepared to set the time aside, or drive.

The distance from the CBD provides for a quiet location and less busy parkland across the road which can be a plus.

We enjoyed the experience and would recommend this accommodation as a good family option.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I recently stayed at North Cove with my partner for 8 nights. Was slightly worried about being so close to the airport after reading some of the reviews, but have to say we were not bothered by the planes at all. If they flew at night I did not hear them and the times that we were home during the days and heard them was really so brief it was not a problem. The apartment was great and by far the most reasonable price for an apartment with a kitchen. It had everything we needed and was clean and the pool was quite big and kept very clean. We had a small issue with the tap, but after letting them know at reception they had it fixed by the next day. Its about 15-20mins walk into the city but it’s along the esplanade so was always a nice walk. Overall great stay and I would highly recommend it to my friends and will stay there again if I ever return to Cairns.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I can't say enough good things about this property! I used email to book, and then also to book tours, thank you to Peter for the great tips. The Managers were extremely helpful and gave excellent suggestions. They upgraded us upon arrival which was very much appreciated, and the room we got was wonderful, so spacious, clean and beautiful. It had a fully equipped kitchen, which made cooking easy but you can also eat out because you are in a great location – short walk to many restaurants on Sheridan Street. The laundry is a great bonus as the apartments are not serviced so we could wash our towels every day if we needed to. The pool was also really great, overlooking the Esplanade. Once there we didn't have much reason to contact management as we are not ‘needy’ people but on the couple of occasions that we did they were friendly, helpful and prompt. All in all, I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to North Cove Waterfront Suites? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about North Cove Waterfront Suites

Address: 275-277 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number:
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 83 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — North Cove Waterfront Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
North Cove Waterfront Suites is ideally situated on the Cairns Esplanade, set in its own lush tropical gardens, overlooking the Esplanade parkland and the shores of the Trinity Inlet Located at the Northern end of the Cairns Esplanade, we are away from the main central area of noise, but within walking distance to Cairns city centre, restaurants, shops and the Casino Featuring one, two and three bedroom air-conditioned fully self contained apartments that have been designed with style,comfort and convenience in mind, North Cove Waterfront Suites is an ideal choice for business or pleasure, for small or large groups or for families. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Expedia, Booking.com, Agoda, TripOnline SA, Hotels.com and Priceline so you can book your North Cove Waterfront Suites reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage North Cove Waterfront Suites, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.