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Elysium Apartments
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

Accommodations were clean and bright. Such an easy place to stay at. Close to everything you could want. During our stay the block experienced a power outage, but the management setup a close alternate that was beautiful and confirmed that we had made the best choice. Make sure to allow Jocelyn and Roger to recommend trips, assist in reservations and provide advice.
I don’t see how you could better experience the Coral Sea area better!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Jocelyn49, Manager at Elysium Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2013

Thank you Robperry 1490 Blomington Minnesota. We are very happy to hear you have made it safely home and that you enjoyed your stay with us so much.

We do apologise again for the inconvenience of the power outage you experienced whilst you were here, and we hope it doesnt happen again in the future, we would like to thank you and your son for being so understanding for the one night we had to accommodate you elsewhere.

We were pleased you enjoyed your experience on the Great Barrier Reef, and we are sure you would come again soon if you could, we certainly would like to welcome you back in the future.

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

I can see why Elysium has a top rating on Tripadvisor. The apartments are modern, spacious and very clean! We arrived into Cairns at 930am on 24 Dec 12 and Jocelyn had our 2 bedroom apartment ready for a 12pm check in which was very helpful with a 4 yr old and 2 yr old. Jocelyn and Roger we’re always very helpful and willing to have a chat if there was anything you needed to know. Our DVD player wasn’t working so Jocelyn kindly gave us the one from their private apartment to use. The pool area was lovely and looked onto the beautiful mountain side. When you book ask for a high floor with a mountain view, the rooms on level 1 look onto the roof of the Palm Cove Tavern.

One small note, and this would be the only negative of Elysium is that if your there over the peak period the pool area can get busy with 24 apartments of families and kids wanting to use 1 standard sized backyard pool. Not a big problem if all guests are friendly, which they were. We only stayed for 5nts, checking out on 31 Dec. It was pretty quiet until 30 Dec, which is of course is expected over that period of time.

Elysium is definitely the best value for money, high quality property in Palm Cove. The big hotels are nice but not as spacious and a lot more expensive. See my separate review for Peppers Beach Club.

A few hot tips if your travelling to Palm Cove with kids:

The Palm Cove Tavern next door does free kids meals Sun-Wed which include a drink and ice cream.

If your driving up to Palm Cove stop at the Coles Clifton Beach to get all your shopping supplies. The shopping centre also has a Liquorland, Bakery, Butcher, Chemist, Target Country and a few cafes. The local stores at Palm Cove are quite expensive for groceries. Clifton Beach is only a 5 min drive from Palm Cove.

Definately go to the Cairns Tropical Zoo, its only a 2 min drive from Palm Cove and our kids loved it. The also do a pass out to come back another day if your kids get tired.

There is a fenced playground on the Esplanade near Peppers Beach Club as well as a netted swimming area in the ocean due to the stingers. We didn’t take our kids swimming there as the water was a bit rough with the waves and the water wasn’t clear. The stinger net doesn’t guarantee there won’t be any jelly fish in the swimming area. Also have a walk along the Jetty, its very pretty.

Now for the shopper of the group, aka the Mums:

DFO in Cairns city isn’t worth a look if your not staying for an extended period of time. We found at least 12 empty tenancies and didn’t really end up buying anything from the shops that we’re open. Your better off going to the big shopping centre 2 min up the road which is called Cairns Central and they have over 180 stores. On the top level near Myer is a kids play area, predominantly for kids aged 1-6 yrs. At the other end of the top level, in front of Bi-Lo there is a small crèche again for about 1-6yrs of age. Good for a few hours of shopping in peace and quiet! Cairns Central is only a 25 min drive from Cairns. I drove down myself on 2 separate occasions. Its easily found using Google Maps etc.

Room Tip: When you book ask for a high floor with a mountain view, the rooms on level 1 look onto the roof of...
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Chris26Darwin
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Jocelyn49, Manager at Elysium Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2013

Thank you Chris26 Darwin Australia for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and that you have rated our apartment very highly.

Thank you for all the information on our holiday complex and also the greater Cairns area, shopping etc as this is great information for our furture guests who may happen to read your review.

We enjoyed having you stay with us and we hope your choose us for your stay in Palm Cove in the future.

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Our stay in Palm Cove was super nice largely thanks to this lovely place!
It is easy to call Elysium a home away from home, because this is how you feel here, like home.
Jocelyn and Roger are very friendly and helpful, always making you feel welcome.
Apartment was bright, spacious, modern and clean.
Nice firm good quality beds guaranteed us good night's rest.
Kitchen was spacious and very well equipped.
Bathrooms were spacious, clean and modern.
We loved the flocks of birds above our heads every morning and evening, parakeets, lorikeets, even cockatoos!

Room Tip: higher floors have better views of the mountain at the back and less noise from the Tavern
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Jocelyn49, Manager at Elysium Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2013

Thank you Bohunka 1969 Burlington Canada for your review. We are very pleased to hear that you felt comfortable enough to call Elysium Home and that you found us helpful and welcoming as thats the most important aspect of managing a holiday complex. Thanks for also mentioning about the apartments and what you found you liked about the interior and exterior of the building.

Unfortunately we cant guarantee future guests the flocks of birds every morning and evening, (parakeets, lorikeets, even cockatoos!) as that is seasonal, but we know you did enjoy them a great deal.

Please visit us again in the future as we loved having our chats with you most mornings.

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

What a lovely place to stay. When we walked into our 2 bedroom apartment we were pleasantly surprised by the spaciousness and the lovely decor. Our room overlooked the mountains and next to the beautiful pool. The beds were extremely comfortable and there was a double shower, what a luxury! Also 2 huge wardrobes, so plenty of room to put everything. Hosts very welcoming and helpful and good advice on which cruise to take to the reef and were able to book it for us. Would recommend this to anyone travelling to Palm Cove, you wont be disappointed.

Room Tip: Ask for a high room overlooking mountain
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank KenF561
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Jocelyn49, Manager at Elysium Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2013

Thank you KenF561 Adelaide Australia for your review. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourself so much while you were with us, thank you also for mentioning about the spaciousness, decor, double shower and wardrobes as this is very good information for future guests reading these reviews.

Thanks for the recommendation to fellow travellers and we hope you come back and visit us soon.

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Just returned back to Scotland after spending 9 days in this resort, fantastic apartments, very clean, great [pool) fantastic big flat with everything you need.......
great location, Roger & his wife could not have been anymore helpfully, they even supplied us brolly's when it started raining the night we arrived.
Will return again........ Thanks a million. Tony , Rachael & Lauren.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank TK19592013
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Jocelyn49, Manager at Elysium Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2013

Thank you TK19592013 Glasgow UK for your review. It was great to meet the 3 or you and we hope we see you in the future.

We are pleased to hear that you were happy with your accommodation and the pool and our great location at Palm Cove.

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Reviewed January 2, 2013

My partner & I were very surprised when we walked into our very spacious 2brm appartment during our stay here at palm cove for new years. Not only surprised with the spaciousness of the kitchen, lounge, balcony, bed room & king bed, wardrobe's etc... but in the ensuite bathroom there was a huge double shower... Nice! Also it is right next door to the palm cove tavern, Great food, great staff! All in all a fantastic holiday. Would definitely stay here again & suggest it to all our friends & family.
(Jo & Mark, Kapunda SA)

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Jocelyn49, Manager at Elysium Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2013

Thank you JoCavanagh for your review. We are pleased to hear you were very surprised when you walked into the 2 brm apartment that you stayed in and found it to be very spacious, and that you were happy with the double shower in your apartment, this is very good information for possible future guests reading this review.

We are pleased you were happy with the fact we are next to the Palm Cove Tavern and found the food and staff great, we will pass on your comments to them, (for future guests please be aware we do not have a noise issue at all being next to the Tavern and we are pleased to be situated there as it is extremely handy for our guests.)

Thank you for recommending us to your family and friends and we hope to see you in the near future.

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Reviewed December 21, 2012

What a beautiful property, beautiful hosts and beautiful town. From the moment we walked into our apartment until the (sad) moment we departed, Jocelyn and Roger were the most knowledgeable, helpful and informative hosts we could ask for. Nothing is a problem for them, and they do it all with a smile!
The rooms were spacious, modern, clean and luxurious, with air conditioning, roof fans or the beautiful balcony to keep you cool at night and during the day.
The kitchen was perfect, every appliance that opens and shuts is installed or in the cupboards for use and easily accessible.
The pool is lovely with a beautiful view of the mountains, and there is a barbeque you can use up until 9pm.
All in all a 5 star choice at amazingly affordable prices!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Jocelyn49, Manager at Elysium Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2013

Thank You GREATBIGPHOTOS Los Angeles California for your review. Thank you so much for your kind words, it was a priviledge to meet you all and help you with whatever you wanted to do.

We are pleased to hear that you found the apartments to be sparious, modern and clean and we know you loved the huge balconies we have.

Thanks for the 5 star rating comment even though we are a 4 1/2 star property.

We are pleased to see you have now booked for your next stay at Elysium Apartments and we look forward to seeing you again in 5 months time.

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Additional Information about Elysium Apartments

Address: 26 Veivers Rd, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Palm Cove
Amenities:
Beach Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 25 Specialty Lodging in Palm Cove
Price Range: $133 - $263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Elysium Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Palm Cove's luxury holiday apartments combine high style and practical choices for discerning holidaymakers. Being only a 3 to 4 minute stroll away from Palm Cove's beach and esplanade, Elysium's superbly decorated studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom self contained holiday apartments all feature spacious, open plan living areas with floor to ceiling glass opening out to large private balconies. ... more   less 
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