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On the Beach Holiday Apartments
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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“The best place for a holiday”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

We have stayed at On the Beach appts for the past 5 holidays in units 19 & 20 (1 bedroom appts) The apartments are great, clean, well equipped and the staff make you feel special, the views are great and the area in general is fantastic. This year we stayed at a 2 bedroom appt in Blue Marlin on the top floor as we shared with friends who have never been to Cairns. That appt was great, clean and very well equipped and the views fantastic.......and the beach is awesome. We always stay at Trinity Beach when we go to Cairns because you feel you are on holidays. The only noise we encountered was the birds in the morning.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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MelissaSpeer, Owner at On the Beach Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, September 1, 2012
Thank you for staying with us again and for bringing your friends on this occasion. The more people who are referred to us, the cheaper our marketing and the better value to our loyal guests. So glad you continue to enjoy your holidays with us in Trinity Beach.
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Melissa Speer
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Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

We had a great week at Trinity beach and the apartments did everything we needed. Not plush furnishing or equipment but met our familys needs perfectly. What was outstanding were the views and the staff who couldnt be more helpful.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Relaxed0702, Owner at On the Beach Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, August 21, 2012
Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad you had a great holiday. I will be sure to pass your feedback to our team.
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Mt Martha, Australia
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

We just loved the location and views from our room. We were right opposite the beach on the top floor in room 17 - but I think all the two bedroomed units were in a separate block out the back. The bedroom was a bit on the small side at the back of the apartment. It was rather noisy at night from others using their airconditioners. Kitchen facillities were basic but fine. Great shower over the bath with a window looking through the lounge area so that you could see the sea.
We have stayed at Bellevue before and enjoyed its spacious, beautifully presented apartments, but I think I prefer On the Beach for its location and value.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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MelissaSpeer, Owner at On the Beach Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, August 12, 2012
Thank you for your Review and the fantastic comparison to Bellevue, which is a 5 Star Property currently Ranked #1 with Tripadvisor.
We don't boast to be the biggest or the best property in Trinity Beach but we do pride ourselves on our fantastic Location, our Service, apartment Cleanliness, dollar Value and overall Comfort. If we can get these 5 things right, then we are well on our way to making your holiday one of the best ever.
Thank you again for the Rating and comments, and we hope to see you back again in the future.
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Melissa Speer
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Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

Perfect place to stay in Trinity Beach. The one bedroom apartments are at the front of the complex and are so close to the beach - we were in unit 9 which was on the first level and had great views through the palm trees & over the beach .. beautiful! There are bigger units at the back of the complex ... up a lot more stairs ... and not all would have a view. Our unit was very basic but quite clean & had everything we needed . The staff were friendly & helpful and we would stay here again.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Relaxed0702, Owner at On the Beach Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, August 5, 2012
Thank you for your feedback. We always try to offer great value and know we always offer the great location with Trinity Beach right across the road - there isn't better!
You mention our larger units at the back of the complex. These are our 2 Bedroom Ocean view apartments. All of these have amazing panoramic ocean views as they are situated above the beachfront apartments.
Our 1 Bedroom apartments certainly have everything needed for a couple wanting a nice, relaxing getaway. We're glad you would love to come back and we hope to see you soon.
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Melissa Speer - Manager
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

We went to Australia to celebrate significant birthdays. My husband still says that this was the most fantastic place we stayed at. We were in a 1 bed aparment with a balcony overlooking the the sea. He sat on the balcony early each morning watching the sun come up. We received lots of help regarding places to visit and also had a trip to the barrier reef arranged for us. It was the most relaxing part of our holiday. Would recommend it to anyone. We would love to come back one day.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Relaxed0702, Owner at On the Beach Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, August 5, 2012
There is nothing nicer than hearing our Property has provided the ".. most fantastic place we stayed at".
Thank you for your lovely comments. Those beautiful sunrises will still be there for when you return. See you again one day - perhaps the next birthday :)

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Reviewed July 21, 2012

We returned to "on the Beach" because of it's wonderful location and lovely views over the beach. The rooms were comfortable and nicely furnished. The kitchenette was small but adequate, with 2 hotplates and a microwave. The staff were friendly and helpful with tour bookings.
On this visit we had a room in the middle of the top floor, and we noticed it was a little noisy at night due to noise from the pipes and ventilation - not so bad as to keep us from sleeping, but it did make it a little less relaxing. We had not noticed this last time when we had an end unit on the middle floor.

One piece of advice we would have to the management would be to be a bit more generous with the small things. For instance the units are not serviced, and you are charged (an admittedly cheap) $1 for an extra toilet roll and fresh towels. We feel it would engender good feeling if these were provided free say twice a week. Similarly "On the Beach" advertises wireless broadband, but there is a charge for a rather slow service. We feel that providing this free (as many properties do) would be better and encourage their guests to recommend it.

Room Tip: End rooms and lower floors have less noise (from pipes and ventilation)
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Relaxed0702, Owner at On the Beach Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, August 5, 2012
Fantastic to hear you returned to 'On The Beach' for your holiday. We hope your holiday was as enjoyable as the first time you stayed with us.
After reading your review, we found that the Extractor Fan motor in the roof above your apartment was rather noisy - we have since had the motor replaced. As always, if there are any issues during your stay (in any property) always discuss this with Management as it may be something that can be attended to.
Thank you for your feedback regarding the cost of items. As we are self-contained apartments, we do supply initial items to get you through the first few days of your stay, however if you are staying for more than perhaps 2 days, you do need to provide some items yourself. As you mention we have these in stock and we do sell them at just above cost price. If you are staying more than 7 days, we provide a mid stay service and replenish all room supplies free of charge.
Given the style of apartments we offer, wireless internet is not available free of charge, due to the cost of maintaining hardware and ensuring there is adequate supply to all apartments. There are certainly many advantages to having the 7 individual buildings, however we understand that charging for this service may be one disadvatnage. We are constantly looking for an Internet provider who can help us install an adequate free service and we take your feedback on board. Thank you for your honesty and we hope to see you again next year.
Thank you again,
Melissa Speer - Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

We stayed in a three-bedroom apartment in the Seashells complex. The rooms are well appointed with all the necessities - kitchen with fridge, stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, crockery and cutlery etc. The open plan dining room had a table with six chairs, lounge chairs, widescreen TV with some Austar services and a DVD player. The bathroom had a shower, and an inbuilt washing machine and dryer. The main bedroom had a queen bed with an ensuite ; the second bedroom a queen bed and the third bedroom two single beds. There was a large verandah with chairs and table overlooking Trinity Beach, which was just a short walk across the road. Overall, nice accommodation in a security block. It has accommodation for six guests.

PROS

- security property
- underground secure parking
- friendly staff
- lifts to all floors
- nice location near Trinity Beach. It is a patrolled beach as well.
- near (walking distance) to cafes and some restaurants and a small grocery store for essentials
- not far from a much larger shopping area and liquor store
- large apartment with plenty of room
- plenty of storage space in the rooms
- basic starter pack supplied - shampoo, dishwasher tablet, tea, coffee, milk etc.
- wifi available (at a reasonable cost)
- seashells complex has a pool and spa
- fairly close to Cairns Airport

CONS

- a fair drive into central Cairns for activities. Traffic was slow in the mornings and afternoons.
- the beds seemed a little short for tall people
- dishwasher didn't have instructions. It took a while to work out.

All in all, it was a nice place to stay. I would stay there again.

Room Tip: Rooms higher up have a better ocean view.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Relaxed0702, Owner at On the Beach Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, August 5, 2012
Thank you for your kind review - you have certainly summarised our Property well, in particular our 3 Bedroom Beachfront Apartments. Your list of Pros and Cons is very detailed and certainly helpful to a lot of people, including ourselves.
I was particularly interested in your feedback regarding the Dishwasher. As a result, we will include instructions for different appliances in each apartment. As this is quite a large task (having 45 aparments) this will be carried out during the low season months ahead.
As for the beds, unfortunately the general bed sizes are out of our control. We have single and king single beds available, so if anyone has specific requirements, then it is always of benefit to mention this at the time of booking.
We do hope you come and visit again - give us a call beforehand and we can discuss your specific sleeping requirements.
Kind regards
Melissa Speer - Manager
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Property: On the Beach Holiday Apartments
Address: 49 - 51 Vasey Esp, Trinity Beach, Queensland 4879, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Trinity Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Trinity Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — On the Beach Holiday Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located directly opposite the patrolled swimming area of beautiful Trinity Beach and within a two minute walk to local shops and restaurants. On The Beach Holiday Apartments offers 35 self-contained apartments. We have 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartments each with its own private ocean facing balcony to capture the cool sea breezes and wonder at the amazing sunrise. Apartment types include Beachfront and 2 bedroom Ocean View - something for everyone. Stay for a night (one bedroom), a week or a month. WELCOME TO TRINTY BEACH, CAIRNS FAVOURITE BEACH. ... more   less 
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