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“Fantastic stay - thank you Wayne” 4 of 5 stars
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Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments
3.5 of 5 Condominium   |   191 McLeod Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia   |  
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Ranked #30 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Perth, Australia
1 review
“Fantastic stay - thank you Wayne”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Myself and two of my family members were fortunate enough to stay at Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments for 12 nights during our trip to Cairns and found it to be a fantastic experience.

Wayne (hotel management) was extremely pleasant to deal with and provided much valued local knowledge of tours and the best possible days to make bookings (in relation to weather conditions and availability etc). Booking your tours and hire cars through Tradewinds also helped to qualify for discounts that we were not available through the likes of information centres in town.

The rooms were very spacious and contained everything you could possibly require for a fully self-contained apartment. The only thing which we noticed (once some people moved into the room above us) was the moving/scraping of chairs across the tile floors making a fair amount of noise (this could easily be fixed by placing small spots of felt on the chair legs though). Aside from that small factor the rooms were fantastic!

The location of the hotel was great as there was a small convenience store and various food outlets literally right across the road or simply a short walk away. The walk into town was a decent length but we quite enjoyed getting a little exercise whilst on holiday and having the pool at the hotel to cool off in after our walk was a definite bonus!

We also found the availability of secure parking at the hotel very convenient - especially considering any concerns people may have in relation to hire cars and possible damage which could occur if you were forced to park on the verge.

I'd like to thank Wayne for his fantastic service and hospitality throughout our stay and wish him all the best in the running of the hotel - we hope to return again some day!

Room Tip: If you are able to book early enough to get a room on the ground floor this could be beneficial as t...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tradewinds_McLeod, Manager at Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Thanks for your great review, it was a pleasure to assist you daily in your adventures around Cairns and we are glad we could be of great assistance for you. Look forward to one day seeing you here again.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
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English first
Semaphore, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Having not been to Far North Queensland before, I needed a good "base camp" to explore the region. Tradewinds McLeod is on the edge of Cairns and North Cairns which was either a short bus trip or a walk down the Esplanade to the CBD.
The Apartment had everything I needed for a stress-free 6 day stay. The Staff were helpful and easy to get hold of, the facilities were well maintained and clean and the whole place was locked up at night with swipe card access. Having seen lots of anti-social behavior around the CBD, I found this reassuring.
Every room had a split-system aircond and ceiling fan which meant a quick recovery from the tropical heat and the kitchen was better equipped than my home. It was a bit wasted with me though because of the wide array of take-away one street over.
The combined bathroom and laundry was obviously recently renovated and everything was there, including the tumble dryer, iron and clothes drying rack. This is essential when trying to keep clothes clean and fresh during the humid wet season. I shudder to think what this would cost in a hotel.
Personally, I won't be looking any further for accommodation in Cairns. This place is "blue-chip" in an Industry that has many Operators that are focused on the "fast buck."

Room Tip: I had a ground floor room with no problems to report. All rooms are similarly configured.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Torrevieja, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We stayed for 4 nights and had a very enjoyable stay. The apartment was quite basic as we expected it to be, however, it was very clean and contained everything we needed. The location was a good 20 minutes walk from town but again we knew this prior to booking. We received excellent service from Wayne and his wife throughout our stay and they could not have been more helpful. He booked all our trips for us and advised us which ones would best suit our needs. A very enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barcelona, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I have lived here for 3 days with my family, in the middle of this apparment, there was a pool which makes it seems beautiful, I like this pool, anyway, in the day time, it is peace and nice. But during our second night, maybe after 1:00am, we were awoke up by loud noise which come from the apparment nearby. someone was in quarreling and fighting, it last about half an hour and then the police was coming and breaking into the apparment. These made us feel that it not so safe here. We also heared that someone broken their car's window when theyparking outside. And the service here also seemed not so good. The man in receptions didn't kind and treated us not so good then we in other hotels.We nearly not got any useful information from him. The bad also too soft for us and made the pain in the low-back.

Room Tip: pool is good, but not so safe.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Tradewinds_McLeod, Manager at Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Sorry about the bad experience you had. This was a very rare unfortunate and isolated incident that could happen anywhere, first of its kind here in the 4 years we have managed this hotel. What happened was one person came back with a drunk friend and he did not let him in the unit and he was banging on the door and tried to get in, no damage at all done. We will not tolerate this behaviour here. We called police to attend to remove this drunk person when I saw him camping outside his friends unit 5 minutes later after he had passed out drunk. At no time did police break into any unit or even enter a unit, they simply came, took him away and that was it. The people in the unit were dealt with the following morning and asked to leave the resort for good as we will not have this behaviour here. No there were no car windows broken in this complex for sure. We have CCTV all around, there is no way we will miss an incident like that, no glass anywhere on the ground either.
We try our best to keep the complex safe, our little kids also live in here with lots of other guests kids. We never had any issues apart from this isolated event so far, no thefts, no break-ins, the hotel is completely fenced off and only guests with access cards can enter the front gates after dark. We welcome anyone to discuss with us directly if they have any safety concerns, we will do our best to improve it straight away and make you feel safe if you do not.
But we are glad you had no other complaints and the refurbished apartment must have been satisfactory as was the pool. Our pool is a great feature with new multi colour LED lighting, it looks great. Hope you had a great time while in Cairns.
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Tokushima, Japan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I have lived here for two days with one of my friends, it need to say that the environment was ok, but I do not agree that th service is good. During the first day morning, we found that the electric power was off, but we have not got any information before. and then we asked the neighbor and knowed there was a repairing of electrocircuit. And we also not very satisfied with the clean of the bedroom, because the bed seemed not so clean also.

Room Tip: Still need more improvement of the service
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Tradewinds_McLeod, Manager at Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Thanks for reviewing our property. We are glad you found the environment more than satisfactory during your stay, we work hard to maintain it in spotless condition for all our guests.
It was indeed correct the power was off one morning for 2 hours because the power company was renewing power cables on the street and out of our control. All guests were definitely told of this upon checkin or a day or two before if already onsite, procedures were in place to make sure of it.
I am so surprised by your comment about not being told I had to look your booking up and it had notes on it to tell you upon check in and was also in the special notes area of the check-in slip you read and signed at check-in and also a note on the computer that you had been verbally told as well so all check boxes were ticked for you. Whether it was a language barrier and misunderstanding of terminology used I am not sure but you and everyone else in the hotel was told as proved by your neighbour knowing about it.
As for cleanliness of the bed I am not sure what you mean there, the sheets were clean, the new Sealy beds were only a few months old at the time and still remain spotless today. Please be more specific so we can improve any issues for everyone.
Thanks for staying with us and we hope you had a wonderful time while in Cairns.
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Sydney, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We stayed at the apartment for 7 nights, the couple at the reception were very helpful guiding us on places to visit and finding us good deals for holiday attractions. The apartment is convenient, nice swimming pool with attractive lighting at night. Air conditioners work fine, good washing and drying facilities. Overall good experience, strongly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tradewinds_McLeod, Manager at Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Thanks for staying with us and writing a great review. We are glad you loved our new multi colour LED pool lights we installed a couple of months ago, all of the kids really love them and we have had great feedback and they make the pool look briliant.
Nothing beats local knowledge of the area and best tours available and places to visit, if you come here only once, you want to do the best tours and not to miss out on that one special thing, thats what makes it all worth while, we are here to help you find those small things you may not know about.
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Brisbane, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We stayed in these apartments for a week and thought they are well priced for self-contained units, that are located 5 min drive or 20-minute walk to town centre. The bedrooms are a good size for 2 people and bathroom contains a washing machine and dryer, which was good. The man at reception was very helpful and provided good advice and helped with tour bookings. The kitchen is good for what it is and utensils are sufficient and clean for cooking. Detergents and the basics are provided, however you can purchase further items from reception or across the street at the local shop.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 191 McLeod Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments are ideally located just on the fringe of the city with its location adored by many due to its close proximity to shops, restaurants and just out of the hustle and bustle of the city night life to provide quiet relaxing enjoyment and a good nights sleep. After hours, 24 hours check-in is available only with prior arrangement with hotel. Free secure car and trailer parking is available on-site with plenty of truck parking outside on the street. The 2 bedroom apartments including a full sized kitchen are suited for families with children where meals can be cooked in room without the added expense of dining out daily. With a huge tropical swimming pool and BBQ area for the entire family with plenty of shade, you can enjoy an afternoon lunch or dinner into the night with the fantastic pool and garden area being lit up when the sun starts to go down. The complex is kept immaculate with a regular refurbishment program in place to ensure that apartments are kept to a high standard as well as the surrounds being kept clean and tidy with the tropical gardens being kept well trimmed and looking fantastic. ... more   less 
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