We stayed at Reef Gateway for 3 nights. First of all the room size is enormous for the price we were charged. We were in their duplex. The room was very clean and filled with light and character. The only downside (minor) was that the shower and toilet is downstairs whilst the bedrooms are on the top floor. This may be a problem for those who need to use the toilet during the night, especially if you have older guests in your party. Of course for others it is no issue if you sleep though the night. The property owners, Russ and Pam are extremely friendly. Russ is also very knowledgeable with the tours and the operators so it is best to get his advice whilst booking for tours. (See my other review for Sunreef and Billy Tea). The only reason I did not give this a full 5 star is that internet is not included in the charges and secondly there are no decent breakfast places around (at least we could not find) if you had an early morning start (like 7 am). The main Esplanade area and the restaurants are a short 10 minute walk away so if you can walk it then it should be no problem. The washer and dryer in the apartment is an added bonus.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We can offer you self-contained holiday accommodation in 1 or 2 bedroom apartments that contain everything that you want to make your holiday as enjoyable as possible. We are located an easy 15 minute walk from the centre of Cairns and the stunning Esplanade Lagoon, and just one block from the Esplanade. Your apartment can be a ground floor apartment with patio, a balcony apartment or a townhouse style apartment. For the person who likes to keep in contact with work and friends, we offer wireless internet in all apartments. All apartments are fully air-conditioned with ceiling fan in the lounge room. Included in each apartment is a full kitchen, laundry and a large lounge room with free Austar cable television. Relax by our floodlit salt water swimming pool complete with spa. The adjoining gas barbecue, surrounded by tropical plants, is in the pool area, and is set in the centre of the property far away from the sounds of traffic. We have an accredited Tour Desk, where we can assist you in the selection of the best tour for you. We do not have preferred operators, so our advice is unbiased and the service is free of charge. All major tour operators will pick you up from our front door and return you to your accommodation at the end of the day. Car hire can be arranged, and we will assist you with maps and advice to help you plan your self-drive excursions. Hire car pick up from the Airport can also be arranged. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Reef Gateway Apartments Cairns