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“Where to unwind”
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Melaleuca Resort
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

We returned to Palm Cove after almost twenty years - this time to stay close to the beach. I was a bit concerned about "road noise" with a "road" immediately in front - but Williams Esplanade had about as much traffic as a small neighborhood street.. Tony took care of everything for us, from hoisting (heavy) bags to arranging trips to you-name-it - even having emergency batteries for a camera if needed, while Margaret and Stephen were away.. One end to the other - room, pool, grounds, was definitely a place to go and relax. Great having the kitchen facilities, although we used only the refrigerator (wine and cheese). I think the ads might be misleading - it's not that many steps to the beach unless you're a midget.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

Very clean and spacious accommodation with great self catering and laundry facilities in the room.
A perfect location opposite the beach and next to all the good restaurants and a warm welcome from the friendly and helpful owners. Fantastic value for money.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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2  Thank John E
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

Very nice 1 bedroom facility - even though up a long flight of stairs. Beautiful gardens; free wifi but strongest signal at the reception. Just across the road from a gorgeous beach, and plenty of shopping and restaurants within walking distance. Included in-room laundry facilities, limited kitchen facilities but all the comforts of home. Very friendly reception and top notch service.

Room Tip: There are no elevators so if you don't want stairs, ask for rooms on the lower level.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Susan P
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MelaleucaPalmCove, Owner at Melaleuca Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2014

Thank you to all our reviewers for taking the time to write about Melaleuca Resort. We ask any one coming to Palm Cove to check the trip advisor reviews and to go to our web site which has many pictures of our facilities and location. We do not have a restaurant, our apartments have a full kitchen. We do not have a bar, although many guest make them selves very comfortable poolside with drinks and snacks. We encourage our guests to relax and mix and provide a BBQ and undercover dinning area for their use. We are not 5 Star and do not charge 5 Star prices. We are not new but try our best to make your stay as memorable as possible in the best location in Palm Cove..... Now back to the garden!

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Reviewed March 29, 2014

This place was very nice to stay in. Good location, very friendly and helpful staff, and the apartment was nice and clean. Sure, the decor is a bit 1970s in style (despite being new, apparently), but it's nice to have a kitchen and living area, rather than just a hotel room. The pool is really nice and there was absolutely no-one in it the week we were there, which made it even better. If it was crowded, it would've been a bit unpleasant, though. it's not very big. But make no mistake - this isn't a resort like the ones up the road. These are holiday apartments. They have no private balcony, really - just the area in front of the door, which anyone could access and anyone walking up the stairs passes by. As for wifi - forget it. It just doesn't work. "Maybe on the balcony" we were told. Nope.
The air con is great in the living room and very welcome after the humid weather. But in our bedroom, the air con only blew tepid air, so nights were very sweaty! Ugh.
It's good to note, though, that this is great value for money in the area. Palm Cove is a tourist strip, so every restaurant and supermarket is waaaaay overpriced. You'll be glad you saved money on accommodation so you can afford a meal.
Stay here, relax, save some money and enjoy having an apartment - just don't expect it to be a resort.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank THG74
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

We stayed here three nights and wish we had longer. The facilities are superb, the location excellent, and the staff (relief managers Sharron and Tony) were awesome. Nothing was too much trouble for them to help with, and they have been on most tours so know which ones to recommend. The apartment was spic and span, had every amenity we needed even a dishwasher. We kept the clothes washer and dryer going as it is the rainy season and things get wet and moldy. The view and sound of the ocean was wonderful, but few have mentioned the beautiful view of the mountains from the back bedroom. The location of the hotel in Palm Cove is excellent, within a block or two are restaurants, convenience stores, a small boutique shopping mall.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

This resort is quite nice - spacious living room looks out to the ocean, kitchen with a dining table area, decent sized bedroom with good closet space, bathroom has a connecting laundry area that is very useful, has a washer and dryer - although the dryer does not dry clothes very well (after 3 cycles, I used the dry rack they also provide). The pressure of the shower, which is standing only was quite good. The pros: the management is super helpful and very kind! They have little bags of laundry detergent available for guests to use and they are very helpful with booking tours. The hotel is right across the street from the beach and when you sit on your patio you can hear and see the waves - very relaxing! The cons: Guests that smoke on their patios were a bit annoying, and there was a bit of a grease ant problem (they were everywhere - kitchen sink, end tables in the living room, kitchen table). I sat my laptop on the table and soon little ants were all over it. Kind of gross, but pretty harmless. Overall, the place was a good place to stay (walking distance to restaurants and stores) but not luxurious. It's probably best for those people who plan to be out enjoying the beach and not cooped up in their hotels.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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2  Thank rheesa
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

We had five days in Palm Cove, and I had done research beforehand to decide we would stay there rather than in Cairns or Port Douglas, choosing Melaleuca from the Trip Advisor reviews.
And we weren't disappointed. What a lovely spot. We had received great help in advance via email exchanges with the managers Stephen and Margaret, and that welcome and friendliness continued with the standby manager Tony when we got there.
The first sight that greets you is the beautifully laid out garden, the lovely swimming pool (like a natural rock pool rather than a rectangle or circular pool), and the views to the sea. The rooms are well sized, well equipped (including full laundry), with ceiling fans and air conditioning. Shops and restaurants are a short walk away.
Tony gave us great advice on when to do the tours we wanted, including looking up wind and sun forecasts to get us the best day to go to the Gulf.
This was a great stay - thanks.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
2  Thank malawi40
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Address: 85-93 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Palm Cove
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Ranked #3 of 25 Specialty Lodging in Palm Cove
Price Range: $90 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Melaleuca Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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