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Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments
Ranked #25 of 85 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Great for families of all ages”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

I stayed in a ground floor apartment with my 75 year old mother and she was really pleased with the ease of access, including to the gorgeous swimming pool. She had friendly conversations with staff and guests alike and some of the kids in the pool were really engaging with her. The apartments are spotlessly clean with good basic cooking equipment so we had a mix of meals out and home cooked meals which was very convenient after a long day touring. Wayne and Linda were great at booking tours and got the best prices for us (better than I could get on the Internet). We didn't need the air-conditioning - just fan and open window was great and still quiet at night. Convenient to the airport when I had to pick up other family members. Close to the Esplanade so I could walk every morning at sunrise.

Room Tip: Ground floor if you have dodgy knees and overlooking the pool is beautiful.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Tradewinds_McLeod, General Manager at Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Thankyou for staying with us and we are glad that we could cater for all our needs satisfactorily. We try to cater for everyone's special needs and almost always we are successful in this when we are notified at booking time prior to check-in of any special requirements. Welcome back any time.
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Redmond, Washington, United States
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

First of all I don't think we could have done anymore wonderful excursions. Wayne was so helpful if finding just the right things to do. Even a wonderful skydive adventure for my 21 yr old.. Not to mention an amazing scuba dive and snorkel to the Reef... Memories made here!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Tradewinds_McLeod, General Manager at Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Thanks for your kind words, we are glad we could assist you in creating a very memorable holiday for yourself and your family and that you left us with great memories and photos to share when you get home to your family and freinds.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Tradewinds was very good value for money and a nice clean spacious apartment. Wayne was very helpful in booking tours (with a discount) and even called us at home in NZ to suggest the best day to book our reef trip after he had been watching the marine forecast for us - and it was the most perfect calm day possible - thanks :)
The kids loved the pool and the BBQ was great. We cleaned it after each use but noticed that others didn't which is a shame. It was great to have a decent sized kitchen and fridge. However there were no dishes suitable to microwave anything in.
Yes it was a fair walk into town but if you have a car its not a problem. The local supermarket was a more expensive but the takeaways were great.
Overall fantastic value if you want a nice place in Cairns to base yourself.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Tradewinds_McLeod, General Manager at Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Great to hear you enjoyed the stay. We try to go beyond guests expectations where we can when we have knowledge of what you intend to do while in Cairns so we can book the best day for you as the weather here is unpredicatable and booking too far in advance can ruin your trip if the weather is bad.
We have taken on board your feedback about microwave bowls and now researching some suitable bowls for microwaves.
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Excellent. Linda & Wayne couldn't do enough for us, yet remained low key. When the fridge wasn't working, it was immediately fixed. 2 minute walk to little supermarket, take-aways & liquorland. The only negative was that people in the unit below us were smoking on their balcony and we got wiffs of smoke up on to ours. For non-smokers, this isn't pleasant!! The little information section at reception had loads of ideas for tours. No hassle with booking taxis either-arrived on time. We had a pool view and it was great to sit on the balcony at night overlooking this pool. The unit itself was airy, light and clean - what more could you want? It was good to have a full sized fridge (other places sometimes don't). Also, to have a washer & dryer to ourselves saved us alot of time & effort. All in all, highly recommended. Great value for money.

Room Tip: Ask for a pool view!!!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

WE have just returned from Cairns and we stayed at Tradewinds McLeod. We found Wayne very helpful. He organised tours for us (at a discounted price) and looked after us after our flight in was delayed to 830pm. The rooms were spacious and reasonably modern. Our 2 kids loved the pool.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Suitable for long term one month plus. Generally quiet apart from flight path. Dated decor but that's not what this is about. It's clean, good location (car or bike) and very practical. U could do alot worse.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Tradewinds_McLeod, General Manager at Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Thanks for a good review, were glad you recognised our good quiet practical location and our family budget friendly accommodation. Unfortunately Cairns being a small city with the airport next to it, the planes fly right over the centre of the city and there is no escape unless you were to go to the outer suburbs. Regarding decor, some maybe a bit out dated in some apartments, we are still in the midst of a slow refurbishment, there is plenty to look forward to in the coming months and years.
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

This was my 2nd stay and was discounted lower than my first stay , the price was very low and I think the apartment was great value. Apartment was very clean and had very thing I needed for my 7 day stay. Wayne and his family were very helpful when needed. Its close to the Cock & Bull hotel great meals good prices and a great fish&chip shop

Room Tip: Pool (south) facing rooms are better no traffic noise
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Tradewinds_McLeod, General Manager at Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Were glad you had a great time staying with us that you came back for more, we were more than happy to see you back for the second time. Yes we look after repeat customers with great prices, only avilable when booking direct with us, and tour discounts and we work hard to ensure each room is clean and that everything works before you arrive.
Plenty of shops, take-away outlets and restaurants within close walking distance, were glad you found 2 of the great ones. Return any time you like, always welcome, just book direct for the cheapest price.
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Property: Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments
Address: Tradewinds 191 McLeod St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 85 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments are ideally located just on the fringe of the city with its location adored by many due to its close proximity to shops, restaurants and just out of the hustle and bustle of the city night life to provide quiet relaxing enjoyment and a good nights sleep. After hours, 24 hours check-in is available only with prior arrangement with hotel. Also on offer is FREE Super High speed WiFi. Free secure car and trailer parking is available on-site with plenty of truck parking outside on the street. The 2 bedroom apartments including a full sized kitchen are suited for families with children where meals can be cooked in room without the added expense of dining out daily. With a huge tropical swimming pool and BBQ area for the entire family with plenty of shade, you can enjoy an afternoon lunch or dinner into the night with the fantastic pool and garden area being lit up when the sun starts to go down. The complex is kept immaculate with a regular refurbishment program in place to ensure that apartments are kept to a high standard as well as the surrounds being kept clean and tidy with the tropical gardens being kept well trimmed and looking fantastic. ... more   less 
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