The hosts were friendly and gave good advice on where the better places to eat were close to the apartments.
Having come from the Jack and Newell, these are NOT luxury apartments. The location is North Cairns and is a long walk from the center of town. You will probably need a car to access central Cairns.
The apartment we had was on the ground floor with easy access to the pool. The apartment had a very musty smell when we first arrived and by the time we left, we had managed to air out most of the smell. It seemed to come from the laundry/bathroom which does not have good ventilation. The bathroom had suffered water damage at some stage with signs of mould in some places. Bear in mind you are in the tropics and this sort of thing happens.
The fittings and furniture were adequate and the kitchen appliances were relatively modern. Overall a usable and functional apartment with good flow from the living area to the pool side outdoor area.
The apartment we were in had the air conditioning compressor units for 4 apartments on the other side of the bedroom wall within a few feet of where the bed head is. Fortunately, the weather wasn't hot enough for all of the apartments to use the air conditioning, but one of the apartments decided to start the air conditioner at 4.30 in the morning and that was the end of any sleep for the night.
The noise from the aircraft taking of and landing at Cairns airport was quite loud but doesn't happen too often and does not appear to be during the night.
The pool itself was clean and quite enjoyable and it includes a spa as part of the pool which is on a timer. Car parking was quite good with easy access. We didn't use the wifi as it was additional cost. The esplanade is out the front with some excellent walking and exercise areas.
Overall it was ok for the special price that we got. I would recommend that you look out for the quite good deals that they can do. Also bear in mind that the other ground floor and above units probably wont suffer from the air conditioner noise.
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