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Palm Cove Tropic Apartments
Reviewed December 5, 2009

My wife and I just spent 5 days at the Palm Cove Tropic Apartments to finish off our 3 week Australia vacation. One of the best things we did this vacation was staying at the Palm Cove Tropic Apartments. Wayne was a huge help. He was very accomodating with our late arrival after office hours. Wayne also booked a snorkel/diving tour for us. He recommended a tour he was familiar with and the trip was top notch. We drove around the area and Wayne even recommended spots to visit while we were out and about. The pool area was beautiful and we swam in the pool 2 seperate days and even with all the palm trees around it, the pool was very clean except for a few leaves(which was expected with all the trees). The apartment was extremely clean and very comfortable for the two of us. The washer and dryer were nice to have. The parking is under the building so our car was always cool when we got in, which was nice since the temperatures were in the low 90's (upper 30's in Celcius). The area is extremely quiet, we never heard anything noises except for the natural wildlife. I would highly recommend staying at the Palm Cove Tropic Apartments.

Matt

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 6, 2009

I booked Tropic Apartments almost solely on the number one ranking given by TripAdvisor. Before I got there I was surprised by the unanimously high rankings given in previous reviews. Now I'm frankly suspicious. It was OK, but really nothing special.
- The room had a very strong mould smell (even by Queensland's standard), even though the windows were open and the fans and air-con were on.
- All the appliances were old, some not working.
- The crockery, pans etc. were also old and some broken.
- There were no sparkling wine glasses (surely it's a must in a place like Palm Cove)
- The bed was just two singles pushed together
- At such a price per night I don't see it reasonable to have to pay $1.50 for a roll of toilet paper!
- No wireless internet in the rooms
I wouldn't say it's four star accommodation. This is a borderline poor to average place, going on the room we stayed in, and the expectations given by their website and the reviews in TripAdvisor.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 2, 2009

Just returned from an eight night stay at Palm cove tropic and absolutely loved it! The rooms here are immaculately clean ( which is unusual, in our experience) which was lovely and very comfortable, they feature air con, fans, comfy king size bed and a very well equipped kitchen . The pool is great, heated I think, and not overcrowded which was nice, with a fully equipped bbq area right next door including a fridge full of an array of condiments which was very handy. Internet access is also available onsite.Management here are wonderful, very friendly and accomodating with any queries or needs you may have which definately added to an enjoyable stay. The resort is just round the corner from the esplanade which was nice as it was very peaceful like you were in the middle of nowhere, yet you are actually only a short stroll to all the action/restaurants/bars etc. Palm cove is an excellent central location from which to explore the coast , and if thinking of staying there I highly recommend staying at Palm cove tropic apartments as you most certainly will not be dissapointed. We thouroughly enjoyed our visit and would not hesitate to stay there again!

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 19, 2009

Small apartment block, short stroll to palm fringed beach and excellent restaurants. Warm and friendly hosts, very helpful with any queries and making bookings for reef etc.
Enjoyed the peaceful surrounds and lovely pool. Easy access to local bus service for trips to supermarket or Cairns and local beaches. Main drawback is no decent supermarket at Palm Cove. For a relaxing peaceful holiday, I highly recommend Palm Cove Tropic Apartments. Liz B.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 13, 2009

Stayed for 3 nights in a room overlooking pool. This is a sensational spot just 3 minutes from shops and beach. Owners Steve and Sandy go out of their way to make your stay memorable.
Units are spotlessly clean with plenty of space.
Wi fi available, cable TV, heated pool, BBQ area.
Excellent value.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 6, 2009

We stayed at Palm Cove Tropic Apartments in early July, having searched Trip Advisor for reasonably-priced, highly-rated accommodation. We are so pleased that we did!

The apartments were spotless and nicely furnished with everything you could need on hand. We cooked every second night and went out on alternate nights. Our nights in were perfect - not once did we say "I wish they had X".

The pool was a huge hit with our 3 and 8 year-olds. It is just beautiful - a little tropical oasis overlooked by the apartments but the surrounding vegetation made it seem really private too. There is also well-stocked BBQ area beside the pool with a fridge bursting with every conceivable sauce and marinade.

Beach towels can be hired (very reasonably) for the duration of your stay which saves packing room, and the kids had their pick on a number of beach toys too.

We felt quite sorry for the residents of the big hotels. They are forced to eat out every meal and I bet they aren't greeted by name as they come & go every day! Thanks Steve and Sandy for a fabulous stay and a relaxing holiday! We'll be back!

The Green family

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 12, 2009

Contacted Steve and Sandy based on resort reviews, and informed them of our dates and things we wanted to do. They organised transfers, excellent tours and even discounted the room rate. Clean and well-equipped room with safety-gate access to the pool allowed us to self-cater or take advantage of nearby eateries. Everything went smoothly and ran to time, making a first-class, unfortunately brief, stay.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Palm Cove Tropic Apartments

Address: 6 Triton Street, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Palm Cove
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 25 Specialty Lodging in Palm Cove
Price Range: $72 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Palm Cove Tropic Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
1 & 2 bedroom fully self-contained apartments. Beautiful Lagoon style saltwater pool and accompanying BBQ area makes you feel a world away from the city stress. Swimming pool is heated during winter. All apartments have widescreen LCD TVs and DVD players. Private verandas to all units plus undercover car. Parking. Quiet location but only a 2 minute walk to shops, cafes and restaurants or the beach. Free WiFi to all rooms and outdoor areas. Day Spa on-site which offers guest's discounts ... more   less 
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