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Argosy on the Beach
France
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14 reviews
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“Fantastic! Excellent location and lovely, spacious, clean apartments!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2011

We stayed here for 7 nights in late June/early July this year. Clifton Beach is a fantastic location when you are staying in Cairns, but want to be away from 'the City' (though it is easily reached by the many buses which pass along the Esplanade, or by car). Karen and Angelo were so very welcoming when we arrived, super lovely with our two children and very helpful. (The children were delighted with being able to borrow boogie boards that previous guests had left behind!)

The location is quiet, but not far from any amenities that you want or need. The quick jump across the very quiet Esplanade to the beach is perfect for those travelling with young children. The beaches on either side of Clifton Beach (Kewarra and Palm) are just a stroll along the sand. Clifton Beach is an excellent location for heading up to Port Douglas and the Mossman Gorge. Also nearby is the Cairns Tropical Zoo which (in our opinion) is a far better day out than Australia Zoo (which is only 20 minutes drive from where WE live!) as it's the perfect size for small children to see everything without tiring.

Our apartment (12) was modern, clean and VERY spacious, with a wraparound balcony at the front, and a balcony at the back (great for looking at the wallabies who come throughout the day!)

Everything about Argosy was perfect for our holiday and we would (and do!) highly recommend it to anyone planning a visit to Cairns.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Buffalo, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2011

My wife and I stayed four nights (May 29th to June 1st). It is difficult to pick a place to stay at from thousands of miles away, but it seemed like a nice place via the website. Now we can assure others looking for a place in the Cairns Area, that the Argosy is an excellent place to stay. Karen and Angelo couldn't have been nicer and more helpful. The place was clean, updated and we had a wonderful view of the sea from our balcony (2nd floor). There also is a balcony in back too. We got to watch wallabies from our back balcony.

Clifton Beach was a nice centrally loacted area. It was an easy and very pretty drive up to Port Douglas and Daintree and and a quick drive south to Cairns. Due to the distance from Minnesota in the USA to Australia it will be awhile before we are back. However, when we come back, we will stay at the Argosy.

Room Tip: I think 2nd floor has the best view of the water.
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bussum, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2011

We stayed here several years ago, Christmas 2006 (couldn't chose that date from the tripadvisor menu). The apartment is really large, and so is the lanai. It is very pleasant to sit outside and enjoy the view. The owners are nice people, and very helpful. They booked a trip for us to the Great Barrier Reef.
A pleasant extra: many books available in the hallways, books that other guests have left behind.

Room Tip: We stayed at a corner, really nice.
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  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mar del Plata, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2011

Great location across the beach. Amazing apartments with a huge balcony, great and kindly staff. You can see wild wallabies on the backyard! Very peaceful and safe place.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Wilder, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2011

My GF and i stayed here last May and had an amazing time. The room we had was beautiful, and super clean. The beach across the street is one of my favorite beaches anywhere in the world. The couple that runs the hotel was very helpful with anything we needed. We can't wait to go back... hopefully soon!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2011

We stayed at the Argosy apartments two weeks after Cyclone Yasi, yet the landscaping was beautiful and the place did not look any the worse for wear. We think we were one of two parties of guests, which is a shame for the owners. The apartment was enormous for the price, and immaculate. We loved the two porches (lanais); one with the view of the Coral Sea, the other with the view of the rainforest -- or what look liked it, complete with parrots, wallabies, kookaburras, and the occasional evening fruit bat. Since food is expensive in Australia, we were able to keep the food costs down by shopping at the supermarket around the corner and cook it in the well-equipped kitchen. We appreciated the supplied beach towels and the guidance about diving and other expeditions in an around the Cairns area from the friendly Karen. Highly recommended. The only drawback: we wish Australia would go with the US norm of "free" included wireless internet access. But at least it was available, for an hourly or weekly fee.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2010

I read reviews about Argosy and phoned to see if they could book us in short notice for a 6 day stay and the "Taste of the Tropics" tour package. I spoke with Karen, the manager and she whipped up a tailored package to meet out time line and needs. She was absolutely wonderful! The package was great; my husband and I didn't have to do anything, just wake up and get ready to get picked up by bus, and off we went. It was really great to have an entirely stress free vacation. No planning, just sight seeing all afternoon and finishing up the day by the pool side, listening to the ocean. We really enjoyed the Reef Tour, Tablelands tour, and Skyrail. Do not miss out on those.
The apartments are spacious, the kitchens are clean, and the facilities and pool are all very well looked after. We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Argosy on the Beach
Address: 119 Arlington Esp | Clifton Beach, Clifton Beach, Queensland 4879, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Clifton Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Clifton Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Argosy on the Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the serene beachside location of Clifton Beach, 20 minutes from Cairns City is the perfect place to enjoy a tropical region of ancient rain forests and The Great Barrier Reef. This stylish beachfront complex offers all comforts needed for the perfect holiday. Our beautifully appointed apartments are fully self-contained with spacious living areas opening onto huge balconies overlooking the beach. Garden lovers will delight in this sanctuary for birds and wildlife, see kangaroos roaming free in this truly spectacular tropical beachside paradise! ... more   less 
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