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Waters Edge Apartments
Ranked #18 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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“Amazing Accomodation”
Reviewed June 29, 2011

Stayed here in a 3 bedroomed suite on the top floor. Fantastic views, spa bath, huge living ara and fully equiped kitchen. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Pool is good too. I considered getting a swim out room but I am glad we didnt as they have no view and not much privacy when others are in the pool.
Location is spot on as well, probabaly a 10 minute walk to the main strip of shops and a maybe 20 to the cruise boats.
There is the muddy beach conservation ara across the road with millions of crabs. Very interesting!
A nice quiet area.

Room Tip: Go for the top floor!
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2011

We stayed here April/May 2011. The check-in was prompt and they allowed me to check in as soon as the room was cleaned (which was early) The apartments are fantastic, with quality fixtures and fittings, a huge amount of room (we stayed in a 3 bed apartment) we were on the first floor and I would say that to get views you would need to be on a higher floor, we had a perfectly pleasant view of the pool, trees and park opposite. There was everything you could need in the kitchen. The complex is opposite a childrens playground and water splash which is great if you have kids. It is located next door to a backpackers, which I was a bit worried about, but there was no noise at all, and we were there over a weekend too. The apartment complex allocates you a parking bay which is great, you know you always have a space, and it is VERY secure, you cannot get in uless you have your swipe key from the street or anywhere.

It is located towards the end of the esplanade and is just about 1km walk to the other end, which is great. One tip- if you are able to eat out early, most restauarants on the esplanade seem to offer discounts of between 15% - 30% if you are seated before 6.30pm. As we were eating with younger children and the cost of eating out in Cairns was higher than in South Australia, we took advantage of this. Pretty much everywhere we ate was good.

I would most definately stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Brisbane
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21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2011

Great location overlooking the waterfront and an easy walk to the centre of town. Contrary to a previous review, the apartment, common areas and pool were immaculate. Not only was the decor aesthetically pleasing, but everything was in perfect order. I was given all the help I needed from Kym at reception, including booking a trip to Kuranda and ensuring we knew were to go. I was surprised in an apartment like this to have daily servicing, but it was done well. I would return to these apartments as they made our family trip to Cairns.

Room Tip: The sixth floor certainly meant great views
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2010

The apartment is located roughly 15 minutes walk from Cairns city centre. You will need a car or other transport if you wish to do some decent supermarket shopping as the major chains are located in the heart of town. If you have young children, Muddy's is the perfect park for you and is located just across the road. The apartment was a nice size with good facilities.

Management are ok but this place does suffer from some problems- the stench which hit us from the sink as we entered was overpowering. The sink has an "insinkerator" installed and the fumes of rotting food often waft up if you don't run hot water into it very frequently. Perhaps most vexing was a certain dark haired- blue eyed cleaner who would not part with any soaps, tea or coffee- we had to make do with 5 sachets of coffee for 10 days. We were curtly told by her that we were not entitled to anymore as they were 'complimentary'!!!. Someone needs recourse to a dictionary methinks. To cap it all off we stepped on some broken glass dropped by a previous guest which had not been mopped up properly. Cleaning was rudimentary at best and not of a good standard. Only basic housekeeping was offered daily (toilet cleaning and emptying of bins) but hey, look at the good job done on our toilet in the photos. Don't think it was that dirty in the first place. Also, on one particularly memorable day there was a nice muddy footprint directly on our bed linen (which was changed twice in 10 days).

Stay here only if you don't mind crap housekeeping.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
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vuemanager, Manager at Waters Edge Apartments, responded to this review, January 9, 2011
The management team at Waters Edge Apartments works hard to ensure that we provide our guests with 5 star accommodation and facilities, and this is evidenced by the many glowing reports that guests have lodged with Trip Advisor. The apartments are centrally located within walking distance of all shops, restaurants and nightlife.

Waters Edge Apartments provide self-contained apartment style accommodation, we are not a hotel. As such we provide a starter pack of coffee, tea etc, then guests provide their own. The apartments are serviced on a daily basis and the service includes making of beds, changing of towels and taking out rubbish (not cleaning toilets). The bed linen is not changed on a daily basis. If the guests had any problems with the standard of cleaning, they should have contacted us during their stay and we would have rectified the problem immediately.
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Newcastle, Australia
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2010

Our family consisting of 2 teenage boys and one 5yo plus grandparents, stayed in a 3 Bedroom Swim-out Apartment. Outlook was beautiful, pool was lovely, with a large balcony leading straight into the pool. Apartment was spacious, tastefullly decorated and very clean, with a wonderful therapy spa in one ensuite.

Straight across the road from Cairns Esplanade's fantastic and massive childrens playground, complete with water fountains to play in, plus a coffee shop with a good breakfast. The variety of wildlife in/on the mud flats make the view more interesting than just looking at the usual bay/harbour.

When next in Cairns, will definately stay there again!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Durham
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2010

We traveled round Australia with teenagers in December 09 /January 10, and left it a little late to book a hotel in Cairns. Then we found the Waters Edge apartments - and what a fabulous find it was!

Our apartment was beautiful and ideally situated. The balcony even had a leather 3 piece suite plus a dining table aand chairs for 6, it was that big! We had 3 bedrooms and the 2 bathrooms, and a psa bath in the master bathroom. There were even take-away menus provided. The pool was essential and a huge plus point for the place.

I would also receommend going to the backpackers place next door. They were extremely helpful and friendly and we booked all our tours through them.

Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
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Melbourne
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2010

Fantastic apartments if you have kids, directly across from Muddies, the kids free playground on the foreshore at cairns. We had a swim out room which was excellent, but the pools are very deep with only two steps, so if you have kids that can't swim make sure you bring along some floaties and keep a good eye on them. The rooms and balconies are very spacious and clean. It is located within a 5-10min walk to the foreshore restaurants and night market. I felt it is a little bit pricey but there is very little to choose from in regards to good apartments within Cairns. There is a back packers next door that got a little loud during the evening on a Friday night, but if you have your balcony doors close it will not bother you.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Waters Edge Apartments
Address: 155 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #18 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Waters Edge Apartments 5*
Number of rooms: 20
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