The Cairns Aquarius is situated in a great location being only a walk away from everything. Stayed in apartment 64 on the 10th floor which has great views. The kitchen, lounge & balcony are very modern and looks great as per the pictures on trip advisor. The pictures on the actual cairns Aquarius are not what you get. Once you get to the bedrooms and bathrooms it feels like your in a budget economy motel, with the basic flooring, linen and good old cane bed head. I would certainly not recommend the bed in the master room as it is quite hard like a rock ( woke up most mornings feeling sore rather then rejuvenated). The rooms are also better when no one is staying above you as you can here evry foot step of the people above. I would strongly recommend the unit owners put a bit of money into the bedrooms and bathrooms as this unit is supposed to be classed as a premium 4 star unit. I would rate it 3 star. I chose to stay at the cairns Aquarius over a couple of other places simply because of it's location and it was slightly cheaper, it just goes to show you get what you pay for. The Other unit occupants are friendly which is a bonus. I will not choose to stay here again as I was expecting something similar to what was on the cairns Aquarius Internet site, don't get me wrong but there are probably better units there but if you do stay make sure you clarify what the "premium units" are as I believe unit 64 is only half way to premium!!
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Thank you for taking the time to do a review for Cairns Aquarius Holiday Apartments. Your comments are very much appreciated. We agree that apartment 64 bathrooms and bedrooms would benefit from an upgrade and the owners have scheduled this for the New Year. (once completed we will post photos on Trip Advisor). Not withstanding, as you correctly state, Apartment 64 is a beautiful and frequently requested apartment with stunning views from level 10.
Had you made us aware during your stay, that you were not fully satisfied with the apartment, we would have gladly shown you other apartments. In fairness to ourselves, I would have to say that the photographs on Trip Advisor do accurately reflect the apartments. Including one of the main bedroom in 64, complete with cane bedhead.
In the event that you do return to Cairns, we hope that you give Cairns Aquarius another visit.
As you correctly point out, the apartments are huge and conveniently located in the city centre right next to a number of fabulous restaurants. The ocean views from the enormous balconies are without equal in North Queensland. We believe there is no better accommodation in Cairns.
Don and Annette
Cairns Aquarius Holiday Management
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