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On the Beach Holiday Apartments
4.0 of 5 Condominium   |   49 - 51 Vasey Esplanade, Trinity Beach, Queensland 4879, Australia   |  
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“Right on the beach for the right price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Very helpful staff, clean and comfortable room facing the ocean. Kitchen in the room and a grill near the pool area allow for a range of opportunities to cook your own meal. The beach is right across the street. Well worth the money!

  • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Relaxed0702, Owner at On the Beach Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, May 27, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at On The Beach Holiday Apartments. We are glad you loved it and would love to welcome you back one day. Melissa.
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

My partner and I recently stayed at these apartments whilst holidaying in Cairns from Perth, WA. We had never been to Cairns before and didn't really know what to expect. The apartment we had was a 1 bedroom, overlooking the pool and the beach swimming area where the nets are. The staff were extremely helpful, they even booked our tours and advised us on things to do. Trinity Beach is a beautiful quiet beach with plenty of restaurants along the beachfront. We enjoyed the stunning views from the look out and the weather was perfect (not too hot). Trinity Beach was a great base for us to do the activities we chose. It's very close to the Kuranda skyrail and it's a beautiful drive to Port Douglas from here. We were very happy with our stay and would have to say it exceeded our expectations. Thanks to 'On the Beach'

  • 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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Relaxed0702, Owner at On the Beach Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, May 19, 2012
Wow, this is exactly what we try to achieve - to exceed people's expectations on every occasion. Thank you for sharing this feedback with us and everyone else. We are thrilled you enjoy Trinity Beach so much - our little piece of Paradise.
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Me and my parents stayed at these apartments for three nights in may, we didn't arrive in cairns until 11.40pm and got a taxi to trinity beach. On the way we were all thinking how far out of cairns we were but once we got to the apartments we were very satisfied. We stayed in a large 2 bedroom apartment. It was clean, well set out and in a great location right on the beach. After going into cairns the next day we were actually relieved at where we were staying, it has a much nicer, relaxing atmosphere than the centre of cairns and the staff on reception were so friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Relaxed0702, Owner at On the Beach Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, May 15, 2012
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us and others.
Many people are concerned on their way from the airport to Trinity Beach and I guess a part of that is the fact that the airport is 3-5km in from the Highway, adding to the length of time it takes to get to our property. With Trinity Beach only 15-20 minutes from central Cairns it is a perfect place to relax and unwind - as you found out.
We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and would love to stay again. We would love to have you return. Our return guest rate is 55% of our occupancy, so you are not alone.
Thank you again for taking the time to write this review. See you soon :) Melissa and the team at On The Beach.
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Redditch,England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

When we arrived we had the wrong apts,but this was soon sorted.We ended up with the penthouse next door,it was fantastic .We had two bedrooms,two bathrooms,great big lounge/diner a fabulous view of the beach/sea,a swimming pool,barbecue. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff,they were always very helpful.

Room Tip: Don't travel to Cairns until the end of May,as you can't swim in the sea(only in netted 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MelissaSpeer, Owner at On the Beach Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, May 8, 2012
Thank you for your feedback. I hope not everyone expects being upgraded to the Penthouse when we make an error, however everyone can expect great service and know that we will attend to any problem as it arises :)
We are glad you had a great stay and we hope to see you again one day.
Regards
Melissa Speer
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Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

My 11 year old daughter and I stayed here for three nights during the first week of April. We were very lucky, because we arrived after at least two weeks of rain, but apparently left before more rain arrived. We also had the beetles, alive and mostly dead, but we just ignored them. It's the beach. No biggie.

I thought that it was a very nice apartment. We had a one bedroom apartment on the second floor. Obstructed view of the beach through the palm trees, but still nice. The lighted pool is actually quite lovely at night.

Nice quiet street...nice having the stinger net across the street. Overall, no complaints.

Thanks!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Relaxed0702, Owner at On the Beach Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, April 28, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and found our 1 BR apartments comfortable. I love the photo of the pool by night - thank you for sharing this.
Kind regards
Melissa Speer
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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012 via mobile

Stayed at On the Beach for 4 nights in March as part of a 3 week holiday in Australia. We were looking forward to the apartment after weeks of hotels and the positive trip adviser reviews.

We stayed in a one bedroom apartment on the first floor. It was spacious and light and had a fantastic view of the beach. Sitting on the balcony with a beer was bliss! I was however a little disappointed with the apartment overall. I found it quite shabby and outdated, particularly the bathroom. We just arrived at the end of the rain and there was a plague of bugs that had came with it, there were a number of dead bugs around the bed area and in the living room that hadn't been vacuumed. We spoke to reception about this who said they would arrange for them to be picked up- this didn't happen. Although, it was the Easter weekend so appreciate that they had limited staff and working hours. On the whole staff were very friendly and helpful and we arranged all our trips with them with no hassle.

The living area was a great space but was carpeted which seems quite impractical for this type of accommodation. After coming from hotels which we paid the same amount per night for (£100) the accommodation did not live up to the cost.

Trinity beach is a gorgeous area with the beach and stinger net for swimming but please be aware that this is a really quiet place with limited restaurants that close early. The supermarket is 20 minutes walk and is quite small but it does give you a lift back if you spend more that $30, which is a great little perk. If I was going back to this town I would definitely hire a car so I could access the supermarkets and make the most of the BBQ areas and the kitchen in the apartments. This would also cut down in the transfer costs from the airport and the trips to the reef etc.

We arranged the transfers through the apartments which were great as we had an early flight and didn't have to worry about taxis etc.

I would definitely recommend a visit to Trinity beach and would go back as it's a fantastic place.

Stayed March 2012
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Relaxed0702, Owner at On the Beach Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, April 21, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our Property. I am not quite sure why you would refer to our apartments as 'quite shabby and outdated' when they recently underwent a major refurbishment and clearly, by reading other recent reviews, the photos on our website are exactly as we present to our guests. I welcome you to email us to assist with any changes which may help meet future expectations?
Our AAA Star Rating Assessment has just been completed (19/4/12) - we have retained our 4 Star Rating with 'Quality and Condition rating 'Very Good'. We are continually making improvements and I note your specific reference to the bathroom. I am pleased to report we are currently gathering quotes to install split hinged shower screens to replace the white curtains which are currently in our 1 bedroom apartments. I thank you for confirming that this is a good decision.
I apologise for the beetle infestation. This is the first time these little critters have visited and thank goodness, they disappeared as quickly as they appeared (after recent heavy rains). They were going into apartments to escape the water, and despite cleaning them prior to your arrival, if you arrived later in the day, there may have been a few which got into your room during the day. I do recall picking some up for guests over the Easter period, however if we missed your apartment, then please accept our apologies.
We are pleased you had a lovely holiday and enjoyed Trinity Beach. With local shops and 8 beautiful restaurants within walking distance, we certainly offer something for everyone.
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Kanwal, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

We recently stayed here for 10 nights, and we did not want to leave, despite the fact that it rained our entire trip. It was our honeymoon, and we had a lovely congratulations message and bottle of champagne waiting for us when we arrived. We stayed in a top floor 1 bedroom apartment and it was exactly as the pictures show on this site, clean, well appointed and really quite spacious and modern. Our room overlooked the beach (Netted area) which was handy as it was stinger season, quite a spectacular view, and a non-busy street. We had gorgeous birds each morning in the trees around the pool, and even saw a Ulysses butterfly a few mornings fluttering about (When the rain stopped that is..) The pool was never crowded, we had it all to ourselves, unlike some of the other hotels/apartments in the same strip. Although we did not do any cooking, there was a fully equipped kitchenette. Instead of cooking we couldn't go past the Trinity Beach Taverns food - it was excellent quality for pub food and the pub had a fantastic view and friendly staff, just a nice stroll up the street. If cooking there is a small convenience store just on the corner, and IGA 5 mins drive away. Mel & Melissa could not have been more friendly and helpful whilst planning our outings, or coming up with destination suggestions, even for wet season. We still got to explore the reef one day upon their recommendation from their "Wind Watch", which was just fantastic, as well as all the other tourist hotspots. They also arranged our airport transfers with Ben, a very friendly & informative driver and recommended a car hire place just next to the corner shop - a car is very handy if you want to go exploring and get the most out of your holiday, if not the bus stop is next to the car hire place, or you could laze around the beach or pool if staying for less than 10 days. I would definately recommend On the Beach to anyone who is looking for affordable luxury in paradise, and have already started planning to come back in June next year when wet season is over and you can swim at any of the beaches, fingers crossed the weather is better then.

Room Tip: We stayed on the top floor right in the middle but I think any of the top floor rooms would have bee...
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  • Stayed March 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Relaxed0702, Owner at On the Beach Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, April 21, 2012
Thank you for your lovely comments and what a positive attitude - it absolutely poured rain for most of your stay, yet you always had a smile and a kind word. We are so pleased you had a wonderful honeymoon - these should be great memories which last forever.
You mention the pool was not crowded: with a pool in each of our 7 buildings, there is one for every 6 apartments which certainly does provide space for privacy and quiet....the rain also helped during your visit :)
Thank you again for your review and see you back for your birthday next June.
Melissa Speer
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Address: 49 - 51 Vasey Esplanade, Trinity Beach, Queensland 4879, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Trinity Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 22 Specialty Lodging in Trinity Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — On the Beach Holiday Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located directly opposite the patrolled swimming area of beautiful Trinity Beach and within an easy walk to local shops and restaurants, On The Beach Holiday Apartments offers 43 self-contained apartments. We have 1, 2 or 3 Bedrooms each with its own private, ocean facing balcony to capture the cool sea breezes. Apartment types include Beachfront and 2 bedroom Ocean view or Garden view - something for everyone. Stay for a night, a week or a month. ... more   less 
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