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“Even better than last time.” 5 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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Shepparton, Australia
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Even better than last time.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We came back to Marlin Waters after having such a great time here 18 months ago this place is still FANTASTIC!
What more could anyone want:- Great water views, spotless rooms, top restaurants and cafes all around and hosts that really care that we are happy. Nothing is too much trouble for them, arranging tours, advising where to eat and what to see and do.
We would not stay anywhere else in Palm Cove.
Can't wait to come back to Marlin Waters again!

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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  • 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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English first
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
126 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

This is a great set of apartments run by friendly, helpful obliging hosts. It is a few steps away from the sand and there are cafes and restaurants on your doorstep. The apartment we stayed in was quiet, spacious for 2, clean and practicable. You have a great view from your balcony watching the ocean and the "passing parade" The block is 4 storeys but there is a lift if you don't want to exercise! As we had a later flight out of Cairns we requested a late checkout and this was no problem for Rhonda & Chris. Again, thanks for a wonderful stay.

Room Tip: The rooms on the top floor (4th) have a great view and are quiet. There is a lift.
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  • Stayed September 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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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

It was a perfect holiday and the accommodation and hosts were the main components. The apartments are located at the "sweet spot", they are close to everything and have eye catching views and pleasant sounds (ocean and birds) too. Rhonda and Chris were very hospitable and obliging to all our requests. Having a meal at the balcony (cooked in the well equipped kitchen) was the highlight of the day. Definitely recommended.
F&R Fisher, Melbourne

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Marlin Waters Beachfront Apartments are spacious, clean, well furnished and strategically located with magnificient views of the sea and easy access to restaurants, coffee shops, shops, the beach, bus stop.......
The welcome shown by Rhonda and Chris was second to none, They have time for every guest and no query or request is too much trouble. As well as managing the complex extremely efficiently, they are top class tour organisers. They show incredible knowledge of all the trips on offer from Palm Cove as well as a remarkable intuition of what will suit guests.
My stay in Marlin Waters was both relaxing and exciting. the the ten days passed all too quickly.
Marlin Waters is suitable for singles, couples and families.
Many thanks to Rhonda and Chris for a fantastic ten days.
Catherine

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 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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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Our stay at Marlin Waters was nothing but enjoyable. On our arrival we were greeted by Rhonda
whose smiling face made us feel so welcome. She took us to our one bedroom apartment that
was spacious, clean and had all that one would need for a couple of weeks stay. The view from
the balcony was so relaxing as we were situated just across from the beach. Rhonda and her husband Chris provided us with lounge chairs that we were able to take over there which made lying on the beach more pleasurable. Both these lovely people made our stay great, nothing was a problem and their suggestions of places to go were appreciated. Marlin Waters was the BEST and kept immaculatley inside and out. Thankyou for memorable stay. D & P

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney
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34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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.

Room Tip: Try to book an apartment on Level 1 or higher.
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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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West Kirby, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about On Palm Cove Beachfront Apartments

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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