Cairns is tropical, and at the Sea Temple in Palm Cove they have a huge open area for the Reception and Lobby with no "doors." The internet was free but only available in the Lobby area so we sat there 1-2 times daily checking email and thoroughly enjoyed the breeze, the birds in the palm trees, the sound of the waves, and the down time. Who'd have thought we'd fly so far from home to sit and lounge in a hotel "lobby." The room was very clean and quiet and spacious, we stayed in a studio spa room. We'd have slept with our glass door open (out onto the balcony) but the fruit bats in the courtyard trees drowned out the sound of the waves at night. It was parrots in the morning/daytime hours, but they were much less "squawky" than the fruit bats. Lovely pool areas, beautiful landscaping in the courtyard. The Reception staff were very helpful and polite. A small strip of shops, restaurants, and small grocers is a 5 minute walk away, either on the beach or on the sidewalk. The Cairns Tropical Zoo is directly across the highway from the road that leads down to the resort. I looked at the Spa prices and felt like they were too much, just how I feel on a cruise ship. But if you can afford those types of spa services, they had many to offer. There was not a microwave in the room, but we did store our own drinks in the fridge. The most interesting thing we noted about the room is that there was only one quite small rubbish bin (trash can, waste basket) in the bathroom. Nice bathroom and shower, but there was little light near the mirrors which made application of makeup difficult, almost easier with the light off. Laundry services were not available for those in studio spa rooms, but the Reception staff offered us access to coin laundry machines at their sister hotel in the strip of shops and restaurants only 5 minutes away. We saw many people running and cycling in Palm Cove, and we walked from the Zoo to a mini-mall area about 15 min away, then 30 min to get back to the resort.
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