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!