Thankfully I wasn't aware of the other reviews and walked in off the street with an open mind.
The 2 bedroom apartment that I got with my wife was spacious, clean and inviting. We liked the location and amenities (pool, BBQ, free Sat TV, laundry, etc.) so much we extended our stay by 3 days.
It's a 5 min walk to the excellent Bayleaf restaurant. 15 min into town but far enough from the noisy and often drunk teenage crowd that populate the centre.
I'd recommend this for honeymooners and families or thirtysomethings travelling with friends who don't need their parents to pickup after them.
Backpackers should avoid this place if they want bare essentials at a minimum price.
- 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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- Reef Gateway Apartments Cairns