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Marlin Waters Beachfront Apartments
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Reviewed March 4, 2012

When booking holidays,we look for a clean room at a reaonable price and ocean views.I am pleased to say that marlin waters more than delivered in all areas.Our stay was only for 5 days but we felt as though we had a much longer stay.
If your after a more personable holiday instead of the big corporate chains then this is the place to visit.
Thanks Chris we will be back in the not to distant future.
M. LALOR

Room Tip: LEVEL 3 seemed to be ideal
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 14, 2012

I needed an escape which fused serenity, solitude and comfort. I got it at Marlin Waters Beachfront Apartments. I breathed a sigh of relief when I entered into my apartment and saw its clean, modern, cool and spacious interior. When I stepped onto the balcony, the sigh became a feeling of exhilaration when views of the glassy ocean peaked through the gorgeous tall old paper-bark gum trees that lined the street below. Oh wow! Oh wow! I never imagined it could be so good! By day I walked and lay on the beach, and by night I took to the serenity and coolness of apartment where I sipped wine and pondered life from my balcony. After 5 days, I had found peace, relaxation and truly enjoyed my solo indulgence.

Rhonda, the onsite manager, was always courteous, friendly and I felt as if had known her for years. She was respectful of the purpose of my holiday but still made her presence felt when our paths crossed. Thank you for a most memorable stay. I will be back to detox from the real world I live and work in!

Room Tip: If you don't ask, you don't get! I asked for a quiet spot, and got it!
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 30, 2011

We have just spent 6 nights here and it has been the best accomadation of our trip Down Under.The apartment was,clean,spacious and had the most fabulous view.Rhonda and Chris couldnt have been more helpful,dropping us off at the grocery store when we arrived so we could stock up on provisions,and booking some great trips. Rhonda also organised wireless internet access for us at a very reasonable price.The pool was great for a refreshing dip and the location perfect,being opposite the netted area of the beach.Thankyou Rhonda and Chris,we will be back one day!

Room Tip: All apartments face the sea with a fabulous balcony and view.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 10, 2011

We were tossing up between staying at a resort like Peppers or Mantra but decided to stay at Marlin Waters because of its units all being on the beachfront at a similar price to the units in the other resorts with no view.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The apartment was spacious and modern. The bathroom and kitchen have been recently upgraded.

The furniture is a little dated and the sofa bed a little uncomfortable to lie on as a lounge chair but still quite acceptable.

The only negative was that the balcony needed sweeping and the table cleaning. We appreciate that the trees in the front of the units are continually dropping leaves but it would have been nice to have had the balcony swept before we arrived.

Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 3, 2011

We stayed at marlin waters for 5 nights and would recommend it. Lovely spacious apartment with everything we could need, very handy to beautiful beach, cafes etc, lovely sheltered deck with sea view plus helpful, friendly hosts - woudl love to go back!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 28, 2011

We have had absolutely the most fabulous vacation of our lives here in Marlin Waters! Not only do you have fabulous waterfront views, the sounds of all kinds of exotic bird calls at night, and a spacious and beautiful apartment at your disposal, but your hosts Rhonda and Chris Henderson genuinely love making people happy, so you are in great hands from beginning to end. Rhonda and Chris helped us with booking trips, directing us not only to the more popular destinations but also little-known getaways like spectacular FitzRoy Island, where you can combine a peak to the summit first with reef snorkeling afterwards. We definitely are planning to come back--what a great time--it is VERY hard to leave!

Room Tip: All of the rooms face the ocean, so no worries there!
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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marlinwaters, Manager at Marlin Waters Beachfront Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2011

Thankyou for your positive review. We are lucky to have such a great location which encourages delightful guests such as yourselves. We would love you to come back to Marlin Waters for another holiday.

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Reviewed August 2, 2011

We have stayed at Marlin Waters 3 times over the past few years - whenever we travel to Cairns it's always where we stay.
It's only a 20 min drive from the airport but more importantly the location is first rate - you feel like you are a million miles away. The apartments are directly opposite the beach & each one has a balcony with a water view (other resorts in Palm Cove would charge you extra for a water view room. The rooms are clean & have everything you need. The hosts are friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Marlin Waters Beachfront Apartments

Address: 131-133 Williams Esp, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Palm Cove
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 25 Specialty Lodging in Palm Cove
Price Range: $116 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Marlin Waters Beachfront Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marlin Waters Beachfront Apartments are located on the beautiful Palm Cove beachfront, nestled amongst magnificent melaleuca trees, opposite the patrolled and netted beach (in season). All our apartments are 1 bedroom fully self-contained with ocean views. A fold out sofa in the living area allows for an extra adult or child to be accommodated. The kitchen is fully equipped with full size fridge, stove and microwave. Each holiday apartment has its own private balcony or patio and wireless broadband. A lift services all levels. The property has a pool, spa and electric barbeque for your use. Marlin Waters is perfectly located for you to visit and explore the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest or Atherton Tablelands with most tour companies picking up from the front door or hire cars can be arranged. All tours can be booked on site at no extra cost. For the ultimate in Cairns apartment accommodation, look no further than Marlin Waters Palm Cove beachfront apartments. Palm Cove is a seaside village with boutique-style shops, you can enjoy a game of golf or tennis, go sailing, parasailing, fishing off the Palm Cove jetty or dine at one of the many restaurants which are all within easy walking distance. ... more   less 
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