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“Fabulous - Again!!” 5 of 5 stars
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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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Tatura, Australia
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“Fabulous - Again!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Have very recently (May 19th) enjoyed another stay with the people at On the Beach Apartments in Trinity Beach. Have now been a few times and wouldn't stay anywhere else. I had a lovely one bedroom apartment on the second floor overlooking the pool, with lovely views of the ocean from the sunny balcony. The Managers are always amazingly helpful and hospitable, the apartments are clean and modern and the gardens and facilities are always neat, clean and well maintained.
Had a fabulous few days.

Room Tip: Second Floor rooms are great. Lovely views from the balconies.
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  • Stayed May 2013, 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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MelissaSpeer, Owner at On the Beach Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, May 26, 2013
Thank you for this lovely Review. We find that some of the most helpful Reviews are from our repeat Guests as there is always a great reason they keep returning. We not only pride ourselves on our apartments, but as you mention our gardens and other facilities, all of which are just as important. The presentation of our property overall is what makes people like yourself keep coming back. Thank you again and we will see you in the near future. Cheers for now, Melissa - Manager.
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Glenmore Park NSW Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

I booked a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment (Apt 4 Seashells building) this past weekend and was very pleased with what I found. The apartment was clean and certainly adequate for my family of 6. This apartment is beachfront and overlooks the pool with the beach beyond at the front and the tennis court at the rear. It has a large balcony with table and chairs for 6 as well as a chaise lounge. Reception was friendly and happy to provide recommendations and checkin and checkout was prompt and efficient. Beach Towels can be obtained from reception for $1. Parking is provided free of charge underneath the building if required and the public bus stop into Cairns or the shopping Centre (in Smithfield) is a short walk away. The local supermarket delivers groceries (and you) back to the apartment if required. There are several excellent restaurants all within easy walking distance including Fratellis (Italian) and Blue Moon (mainly seafood.) 3 nights was not long enough and will definitely return for a longer stay!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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MelissaSpeer, Owner at On the Beach Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, May 26, 2013
We love to read that Guests have had a great stay and look forward to staying again. Thank you for this Review and for the feedback which will no doubt help other Guests in the future. Please know that if you do come back, you can always request the same apartment. Although we cannot guarantee this, we will always do our best to assist with all requests. See you soon!
Kind regards, Melissa - Manager.
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Rayleigh, Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Stayed in apartment on the second floor (no. 26) in April 2013. It was a large 2 bedroom , 2 bathroom unit which was extremely comfortable. Has a lovely lounge and a large balcony with breathtaking views to the ocean. The main bedroom also shares the great views.

The managers at On the Beach we very helpful and had lots of good advice about trips and travelling locally. We tried several of the local restaurants and all were good to very good.

The beach was fantastic, sandy and great views of wooded hills to the sides. Only downside is the netted areas which have to be used to avoid jellyfish, one of those things.....

Did several trips out locally and all of the companies collect you from a bus stop nearby so you don't have to worry about driving.

Lovely spot would definitely return if lucky enough to travel to Australia again.

Room Tip: Try for an apartment on the second floor, great views
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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MelissaSpeer, Owner at On the Beach Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Thank you for your Review. Unit 26 is one of our Ocean View apartments which is elevated above the Beachfront and offer vast panoramic views from north to south. There are stairs but the effort is worth it..and we can assist with luggage if required.

All tours pick up from either the bus stop (200 metres away) or from our front door so really no need to hire a car unless you enjoy the freedom to explore this great Region yourself. We can help with this and any other decision you need to make.

Thanks again for providing your feedback and giving us this fantastic Review.

Kind regards
Melissa Speer - Manager
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Derby, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We rented a two bedroom apartment at the beginning of April 2013. The apartment was clean, spacious and well equipped. The view from the apartment was excellent- an ocean view, though some of the apartments would probably look out onto palm trees. Also be aware that some of the apartments are approached via steps. It was also opposite the swimming area on the beach, an area surrounded by nets to protect swimmers from possible stingers. There was a large sandy beach and shade could be found from palm trees. The manager, Melissa, was very helpful and offered advice and arranged a number of trips for us including a couple in Melbourne, which was our next destination. There is a local shop nearby, but the supermarket is a 15 minute walk away and requires a taxi to return with the goods. There is an excellent bus service into Cairns, but to visit other localities, it is necessary to hire a car, though roads are not busy.

Room Tip: Check on the view of the apartment and the number of steps/stairs when booking.
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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, April 30, 2013
You have provided some great tips for fellow travelers. Everyone wants something different for their holiday and you have helped people notice that we offer something for everyone. Location is our strong point - right across from the patrolled beach for year round swimming....doesn't get much better.

Thank you for the great feedback and lovely comments. I am so pleased to hear your Melbourne trips went well - all a part of our Service :)

Kind regards
Melissa - Manager
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We had a the Oceanview Apartment no. 26 and the all the stairs were worth the view. The staff were very helpful, especially with the tour bookings. We loved just walking over the road to the net enclosure or we swam in the pool. Close to any little shops if we needed. Very central to any tours we choose to go on. Thank you so very much for making our 7 days away very special.

Room Tip: Ocean view apartments have more stairs of course if you don't mind, but worth it for the view
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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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MelissaSpeer, Owner at On the Beach Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, April 14, 2013
Thank you for this lovely review. The ocean view apartments do offer an amazing panoramic view of the ocean and it is great to hear that the stairs are worth it. You were on the top floor so the view couldn't have been better!
The Region offers some amazing Tours and it seems like you did a few of these also.
We hope to see you back in the future - don't forget, you can request the same apartment again and we will always do our best to meet personal requirements.
Kind regards
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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Just spent four nights from easter monday. We booked a garden view two bedroom apartment but we were upgraded to a ocean view for free. Very happy with the standard of the apartment and the location. Modern and well appointed. Only a short walk to the beach and right in front of the stinger enclosure. Upon departure we were given a 15% discount card for a return stay. One thing to be mindful of is to ensure the reception is going to be open at your check in time. The reception was closed at 2pm on easter monday when we arrived. I phoned the office number and was directed to dial 1 to speak to the manager in case of emergency. My call went straight to his message bank due to him not having mobile coverage at the time. After leaving a few messages on his message bank and calling Hotel Club (who we booked with) twice to no avail. 45 minutes later we were left pondering alternate accommodation for the night until the manager called my mobile and directed me to a key safe with a pin number. The office staff had thoughtfully left an envelope with my room keys and directions. Perhaps and email with out of office hours checkin details would have been a good idea. Putting this aside we were very happy with our stay and will most definitely be using our discount voucher next time. Thanks P.S Trinity beach was fairly quiet during our stay, which was nice, no hoards of people. Nice resturants too.

Room Tip: Room 35 and 36 are the best ocean view rooms in my opinion. About 100m walk to the beach from this b...
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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MelissaSpeer, Owner at On the Beach Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
We love it when we can upgrade people to the next apartment style - a lovely surprise and one which was obviously appreciated.

Thank you for sharing your arrival experience. This allows everyone to learn and certainly allows us to help others avoid a similar issue. We apologise for your confusion. As a Property, we don't always get the Contact information required (email and/or phone details) to let you know about the terms of your arrival.

When booking through an outside Agent, I recommend you always check the Property Website for Conditions. All of our Listings ask the traveler to contact us directly if they are going to arrive outside of Office hours (and Office Hours are displayed where the Site allows).

We are so pleased this worked out and you had a great time. Our After Hours process generally works great and as a result of your feedback I will check all sites to ensure details are included.

Thank you again for your feedback. Please make sure you use your Loyalty Card and we look forward to seeing you back here in the near future.

Regards
Melissa Speer - Owner
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Atherton, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We spent our Easter break here and couldn't fault a thing. In fact check in is for 2 pm but on Easter Thursday afternoon I received a text from Melissa advising us that we could check in early on Good Friday. This was very much appreciated as we got to relax for a little longer than was expected. Thank you once again. We will definitely be back and will let our friends know as well. We only live up the hill on the tablelands, so not too far to go for another visit.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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, April 8, 2013
So pleased to hear you had a great Easter break.
Thank you for telling your friends about us - the best way we can keep our prices competitive is to reduce our costs, and the biggest cost is advertising. The more people who get told about our property, the better rates we can offer. Win win for everyone! We look forward to having you stay with us again, and I am so pleased to hear you appreciated your early arrival (even more pleased that the weather was amazing!).
Kind regards
Melissa - Owner
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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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