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“Lounge around by the pool” 4 of 5 stars
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Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   5 Triton St, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia   |  
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Ranked #7 of 13 Hotels in Palm Cove
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“Lounge around by the pool”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

We stayed at the Sea Temple in Palm Cove for 1 night in Jan 2012. It was a shame we didn't have more time at this spectacular hotel. We stayed in a studio room which was very small, but we didn't spend much time in there so it didn't bother us for just 1 night. However, if staying any longer it's a good idea to upgrad to a 1 bedroom suite.

The mattress was comfortable and the room very soundproof so we got a good night sleep. We had a small balcony overlooking the pool area which was nice. Although we didn't use the gym we took a peek and it's well equipped. The hotel location was very good, being on the beachfront and within walking distance to the esplanade shops and restaurants.The lagoon style pool is a real drawcard. Beautiful, and conveniently there is a childrens pool.

Probably the only annoyance were the toads that came out at dusk to croak loudly. One crafty toad in particular chose a spot which echoed around the pool area and disturbed my husband up from his deck chair to chase it away on more than one occasion.

Overall, a safe, luxurious, enjoyable choice for Palm Cove.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Vevey, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

We spent a week at the Sea Temple in Palm Cove in July 2011. Families apartments are just stunning, very spacious (100+ square meters), decorated with taste, nearly luxurious. The hotel is literally on the beach and the beach is stunning, 8 km long, perfect for walk and runs. In the Australian winter there are no nasty jelly fish, so you can swim safely in front of the hotel. If you are there during the hot season then you should go and swim in the supervised part of the beach which is 15 min away toward the heart of Palm Cove. We tried to look for the nearby resident croc but didn't spot him. Palm Cove is smaller and quieter than Port Douglas, so again perfect for families, not if you are a party animal.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

We stayed here for a week..I wish we could have stayed longer! Staff throughout the stay were fabulous.. Housekeeping always read our minds in what we needed done in the room.

We booked a room on the top floor and had our own spa and BBQ on the top floor! All the facilities in the room were great.

Food in the restaurant for breakfast and dinner were very nice and tasty. Room service was of a high quality also.

We had a couples massage at Mii Spa and it was well worth it!

Room Tip: Drinks by the pool is a must!
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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

We stayed at the Sea Temple Resort Palm Cove for 9 nights from 5th-15th of January 2012 , I was hesitant at first knowing that this was the wet season, and nth qld was subject to downpours at this time of year , well, we received 5 mins of rain in 10 days !!!. The weather was georgeous , not at all what I expected. Hot and Sunny .... We stayed in a two bedroom swim out apartment , stunning , georgeous , beautiful , we didnt book through the hotel direct , as we received it a tad cheaper through "The Boutique Collection" , needless to say their service was exceptional. The room was beautiful, clean and modern. I have read reviews about the sea temple saying the rooms were dirty but ours was beautiful , could not complain , if I had to complain , all I would say was , there was only three forks when we needed 4 - ahhh thats it !. The view from the swim out apartment was amazing, having the pool directly from the balcony is great , if anything , the pool was a little too warm to swim in , but that is nothing to do with the resort , just the suns issues i guess. The pool had to be around 29 degrees in the water, not to good to cool off in. But the pool was beautiful, We just visited a few other pools in the area to cool off ! . The staff were all very helpful and cocktails from the bar were awesome. I travelled with my husband and two young children, and the pool was always quiet. Only a short walk to the shops of Palm Cove and beautiful restraunts. One thing , it is rather expensive to occupy yourself in Palm Cove , most activities for a family of 4 require $ 500 plus . We only went on the Quicksilver snorkling and my hubby went out on a fishing charter , but both added up to over $ 1000. If you eat in , then costs would be reduced somewhat , but there are just so many beautiful restraunts to eat in , who wants to stay home. All in all this was a stunning resort with beautiful facilities , pool in Jan is a tad to warm , but if thats all I had to complain about , im doing well. Highly recommend this resort , beautiful , and thanks to the Boutique Collection for organising a wonderful resort !.

Kirsten and Darryl
Berwick Victoria.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

Sea Temple is one of the best hotels I have stayed in.

We were travelling from the UK and this was our first stop. The staff were excellent and ensured our room was ready on arrival. The room was extremely clean and very large. We had opted for the roof terrace one bedroom apartment. The bedroom was large with a large bed and ample wardrobe space. The apartment was very modern and nicely laid out. The roof terrace was the size of the apartment with a four seater jacuzzi, large BBQ, 6 seater table and sun loungers. We also had a large balcony.

We ate in the hotel a few times and I am pleased to say the food was of a 5 star standard. I would also reccommend the cocktails particularly the mango daiquiri. We were also impressed by the breakfast and chose to eat outside.

The staff were extremely friendly and always willing to help. They are an asset to the hotel.

I have no negatives to say about Sea Temple and although costly, I feel the quality of customer service and the hotel itself is worth it.

Room Tip: The roof terrace is worth the extra money
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  • Stayed December 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

We stayed here for a few days in the middle of a three week tour around Australia, so to find ourselves in a large one-bedroom apartment with a washer/dryer was a fantastic and welcome surprise. The living area had plenty of room for multiple roll-away beds if needed, however on the first night I was confused that there were no drapes to cover the large wall of windows leading out to our large balcony overlooking the courtyard. Being concerned that the sun would wake our daughter early, we squeezed the roll-away into the small bedroom. I finally figured out the next afternoon that there were large sliding plantation doors around the outside of the balcony instead.

The restaurant on property was very good and we ended up eating there a couple times because we were in Palm Cove over Christmas and on Christmas Day all of the restaurants, and the hotel, were offering overpriced Chissy Lunches (in excess of $160 per person) and then closed for dinner. Luckily the pool bar was open during the day and the main restaurant open for a less pricy set menu in the evening.

Our included buffet breakfast met the Australia standard. Based on all the places we stayed I think there is a basic required breakfast menu that all hotels have to offer of eggs, sautéed mushrooms, roasted tomatoes, bread and pastries, cereal, yogurt, fruit, and deli meats and cheeses. The quality of the items varies from hotel to hotel though - for instance canned fruit vs. fresh. (It is fresh fruit at Sea Temple.)

The hotel is about a 10 to 15 minute walk from the main drag along the beach where all the local restaurants are. During the heat and humidity of the summer and "green" season (read rainy), this can be an inconvenient and uncomfortable proposition. We were told there was no regular shuttle service. However one evening we did manage to hijack a guy with a golf cart who appeared to be offering some kind of informal shuttle...but we never found out how to actually hail him for a specific trip. The distance from the main drag may be a blessing however. We like quiet rooms and I have no idea how loud the noise from the people and cars on the street could be and to what hour of the evening and all the hotels along the drag are right on the street.

There are three pools in the beautifully landscaped courtyard and one is a lagoon pool with a graded entry, which is great for families with young toddlers. The largest pool has a lot of shallow areas spread out around the perimeter making it fun for kids. I was not aware of any activities for kids offered by the hotel, but there is a lot to do in the area.

All the staff were very friendly and helpful. WiFi is only available in the lobby. It is free using a password that changes frequently so you have to request it from the front desk.

My only minor complaint was regarding the air conditioner in our room. While it definitely had the most effective cooling capability of all the hotels we stayed at during our trip, there was a big long vent pointed directly at our bed so temperature management was a bit challenging.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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Melbourne, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

This was a really peaceful and relaxing stay. The hilights were: large rooms, great pool, direct access to the beach. The location was serene also as it was situtated just far enough from the main street. The staff were attentive without being intrusive.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 5 Triton St, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Palm Cove
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Palm Cove
#4 Spa Hotel in Palm Cove
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Palm Cove
#5 Romantic Hotel in Palm Cove
#7 Luxury Hotel in Palm Cove
#9 Family Hotel in Palm Cove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 68
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