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“Best Views at Palm Cove” 4 of 5 stars
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On Palm Cove Beachfront Apartments
4.0 of 5 Condominium   |   131 - 133 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia   |  
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Sydney
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34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Best Views at Palm Cove”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Stayed at Marlin Waters apartment 10, early July 2012.
Centrally located with shops, restaurants and most importantly the patrolled beach right across the road.
Comfortable accommodation with sofa bed for our 13 year old son.
Quite spacious and well equipped for 1 bedroom apartment.
Views from the balcony were fantastic!
Under cover parking at the rear of the block was a bonus.
The on site managers were very friendly and helpful.
Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed July 2012, 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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West Kirby, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Block of privately owned apartments, all spacious and well furnished and fully equipped. Small pool but right opposite secured swimming area on glorious beach. Walk to good selection of restaurants or eat in with all self catering needs available. You might prefer a first or higher floor with large balcony all with sea views; there is a lift. Excellent large under cover car park, although you could manage without a car here. Delightful and helpful onsite management complete the picture. Highly recommended

Room Tip: Upper floors have balconies with sea views. Ground floor rooms have direct access to pool area
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Richmond, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012 via mobile

Chris and Rhonda are the greatest!
Marlin Waters is simply fantastic and their local knowledge is better than any at the cove because Chris and Rhonda are literally out doing everything they can to stay on top of what's hot and what's not!
They sent us out on the Tusa 6 dive boat and as with everything these guys suggested, it was great.
The views are brilliant, the building is extremely well kept and amoungst the cleanest places we have visited.
We felt we had known them for years, thanks so much guys.
J & E

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

I loved Marlin Waters Apartments,,clean and comfortable with beautiful ocean views from our balcony..Rhonda and Chris were friendly and happy to help with advice and local knowledge..Hubby and I look forward to comming back again in the future

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Townsville, Australia
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Stayed here last year after reading so much about it. Sure its on the beachfront, but about all we could see from our ground floor unit was the back side of the Public Toilets on the footpath on our side of the road !!! Perhaps there is a view from other parts of the building but we did not have much of one. Check Google Maps or Street view before considering thsi one. The unit was just about ok, budget type but functional. Parking at the rear was handy. Drove past the other day and thought the toilets were being demolished ... but no, they were getting a new roof. The surf club on the other side of the property is new and under construction so withboth combined the noise could be a bit much.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

My wife and I recently spent 8 wonderful days at Palm Cove and stayed at Marlin Waters Apartments, which has to be the best located accommodation on the esplanade. All apartments are opposite the beach with a balcony giving breathtaking ocean views. We really enjoyed the views from the balcony and have taken numerous photos from there at various times during the day and night. Loved eating on the balcony and enjoying the quiet, peaceful views!
The accommodation at Marlin Waters was sensational, just as the website shows. High quality, clean, comfortable apartments with everything you would ever want. The location was also perfect, exactly what we wanted; opposite the beach, quiet and easy walking distance too many fabulous restaurants along the esplanade.
Palm Cove and Marlin Waters Apartments certainly was the perfect location for us as it met and exceeded our expectations. This is the perfect place to just relax, do very little and enjoy some quiet and restful time.
Very special thanks to the managers, Rhonda and Chris, who did everything to make our holiday so perfect. Your friendly, caring and professional manner was appreciated. All of our holiday needs were met by Rhonda who organised our trips, all of which were fantastic and thoroughly enjoyable experiences each for their own reasons. She has so much local knowledge and nothing was ever any trouble for her.
Thanks Rhonda and Chris. We hope to return soon.

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  • Stayed May 2012, 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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Suwon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

I was travelling alone in the beginning of May and stayed a week in this wonderful place. I recommend it with no doubt to anyone. Frankly speaking, I was not able to find any disadvantages there, that is why all you have to do is just relax and enjoy your vacation as much as you can. I will summarize the most important things that I really liked and appreciated during my stay were:
- good clean apartments which contain everything for every day needs
- great balcony ocean view
- very friendly, sincere and open to any of your requests owners - Rhonda and Chris, they are available almost at any time and they are extremely helpful with choosing the tours. They are always taking care of you at any time, I have never met such a kind and friendly hosts before, they have really made my vacation incredible
- very good location of the apartments, just in front of the ocean and netted swimming area

If I come back again to Palm Cove, will definitely stay again at Marlin Waters.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Address: 131 - 133 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Palm Cove
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Palm Cove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — On Palm Cove Beachfront Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marlin Waters Beachfront Apartments are located on the beautiful Palm Cove beachfront, nestled amongst magnificent melaleuca trees, opposite the patrolled and netted beach (in season). All our apartments are 1 bedroom fully self-contained with ocean views. A fold out sofa in the living area allows for an extra adult or child to be accommodated. The kitchen is fully equipped with full size fridge, stove and microwave. Each holiday apartment has its own private balcony or patio and wireless broadband. A lift services all levels. The property has a pool, spa and electric barbeque for your use. Marlin Waters is perfectly located for you to visit and explore the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest or Atherton Tablelands with most tour companies picking up from the front door or hire cars can be arranged. All tours can be booked on site at no extra cost. For the ultimate in Cairns apartment accommodation, look no further than Marlin Waters Palm Cove beachfront apartments. Palm Cove is a seaside village with boutique-style shops, you can enjoy a game of golf or tennis, go sailing, parasailing, fishing off the Palm Cove jetty or dine at one of the many restaurants which are all within easy walking distance. Contact us now for more information on availability and bookings ... more   less 
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