These apartments in no way resemble the pretty pictures on their website.
On arrival it looks old and tired, with the pool area small and uninviting.
Our apartment was dirty. with only the most perfunctory cleaning having been done before we arrived. lower shelfs had inches of dust and under the couch seats was weeks of debris, small change and even toys! We found dying cockroaches upon waking on two separate occasions. Both the furniture and the appliances are of the cheapest available, not at all what you would expect of an establishment of this star rating. Mismatched crockery, carelessly folded blankets, extra furniture shoved wherever, a safe that did not work. The only member of staff we ever saw was on the day we left.
The apartments are on the side of the Esplanade closest to the airport so you will be woken every day at 6 am by jumbo's taking off for international flights. This is not North Cove's fault of course, but something you should bear in mind if you wish to book here, which I personally don't recommend. It is also not practically feasible to walk into town, which means you will have to drive in always and pay for the parking meters.
If all this sounds a bit mean spirited I have to say this is the first time I have written an unfavourable review on anything on the web, and that my comments in my opinion are completely justified.
- 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
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