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On the Beach Holiday Apartments
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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Perfect Location and Friendly Staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

We told check in staff that we were in a hurry as we had booked a rafting trip on arrival. They were very nice and checked us in quickly and told us we can come back later when we have time to get the "rundown" of the place.

I requested a top floor 1 bedroom appartment and they delivered. Our room was nice and clean and comfortable.

The only downside of this place was that the hot tub is not a hot tub. It's part of the swimming pool and is not heated. This of course is understandable due to the climate in Cairns.

The beach is across the street and has a lifeguard on duty. We went for a swim as the ocean water was warmer than the swimming pool water.

It was very nice to sleep to the sound of the waves crashing. Quite relaxing.

We enjoyed sitting on our balcony in the evening while having a drink.

Pick up for most tours is around the corner from this hotel making it very convenient.

There are a few restaurants nearby to choose from as well as a convenient store.

The Night Owl is a bit of a walk but still ok.

Check out was seamless and once again, the staff were very helpful and friendly.

Taxi to and from the airport is just over 50$ one way. Shuttle is 20$ per person. We chose to take a taxi as we were in a hurry to get there on time for our white water rafting tour.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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MelissaSpeer, Owner at On the Beach Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
I am pleased to hear we were able to meet your requests and expectations. Not many people comment on the outdoor spa (hot tub) being cold, but as you mention the ocean temperature is a mild 24 degrees in winter, so great to take advantage of that all year round (up to 28-30 in the Summer months).
The waves rolling on the shore do provide a perfect backdrop to a relaxing time On The Beach - sitting on your private balcony whilst enjoying a drink even makes me jealous :)
I did note that you only rated your sleep quality a 3/5. Are you able to contact myself direct to discuss this. Sleep is one of the most important things to help make your stay 'anywhere' memorable (for hopefully all of the right reasons). With that in mind, I am interested to receive your feedback as to why the 3 rating.
Thank you for sharing your feedback. I look forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards - Melissa Speer
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Mackay, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

Stayed in a 3 bedroom apartment last week for 4 nights. Had 4 adults and 2 children and the apartment was lovely. Very clean and comfortable, like a home from home with everything you could need. Full kitchen and laundry provided plus some little extras which make holidaying easier, such as cling wrap, lots of crockery and even some books. The apartment is very spacious and the whole block was quiet. Location is fabulous, right on the beach and the sound of waves all day and night is so special. The pool and bbq area was very clean and my 11 year old son used the pool lots, we also used the bbq. Staff all very friendly and helpful and gave local insight and tips which made researching easier for us. We had a fantastic time and would definitely look at returning to this little piece of paradise.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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MelissaSpeer, Owner at On the Beach Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
It sounds like you had a fabulous time, and took full advantage of the services and facilities we provide. Thank you for acknowledging the clean facilities and apartments as our Housekeeping and Maintenance teams try very hard to get this right on every occasion. We hope you can join us again one day. Thanks for sharing your feedback with fellow travelers. Kind regards - Melissa, Owner Manager
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

My wife and I stayed at OnTheBeach last week, and it was the cornerstone of a super holiday. The1 Bedroom Apartment was modern and clean, and definetly roomy enough for a couple. A hob, fridge and microwave meant we had the option of eating in, while the washer and dryer came in havdy when I spilled wine on my shirt! Our bedroom was overlooking the pool, but we chose to swim in the Coral Sea instead (26 degree water, who could resist?!) OnTheBeach has the best location on the gorgeous Trinity Beach as its directly across the road from the lifeguard hut.Everything such as shops, bus stops and restraunts was within easy strolling distance. Everyone at reception was super friendly, knoweledgable, and passionate about the local area. Overall 10 out of 10, and if I'm ever uucky enough to visit Tropical North Queensland again, I'll definitely stay here!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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MelissaSpeer, Owner at On the Beach Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, June 1, 2013
What a great review and thank you for taking the time to write this. Sorry to hear about the wine on your shirt and I hope it came out as it would seem you have plenty of other memories of our Property and of Trinity Beach.
So many people have never heard of Trinity Beach, yet once they have found us, they want to keep coming back. Glad to hear you have this feeling also.
I will pass on your comments to our great team and thanks again for staying with us and sharing your experience with thousands of others.
Regards, Melissa - Manager.
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Tatura, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

Have very recently (May 19th) enjoyed another stay with the people at On the Beach Apartments in Trinity Beach. Have now been a few times and wouldn't stay anywhere else. I had a lovely one bedroom apartment on the second floor overlooking the pool, with lovely views of the ocean from the sunny balcony. The Managers are always amazingly helpful and hospitable, the apartments are clean and modern and the gardens and facilities are always neat, clean and well maintained.
Had a fabulous few days.

Room Tip: Second Floor rooms are great. Lovely views from the balconies.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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MelissaSpeer, Owner at On the Beach Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, May 26, 2013
Thank you for this lovely Review. We find that some of the most helpful Reviews are from our repeat Guests as there is always a great reason they keep returning. We not only pride ourselves on our apartments, but as you mention our gardens and other facilities, all of which are just as important. The presentation of our property overall is what makes people like yourself keep coming back. Thank you again and we will see you in the near future. Cheers for now, Melissa - Manager.
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Glenmore Park NSW Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

I booked a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment (Apt 4 Seashells building) this past weekend and was very pleased with what I found. The apartment was clean and certainly adequate for my family of 6. This apartment is beachfront and overlooks the pool with the beach beyond at the front and the tennis court at the rear. It has a large balcony with table and chairs for 6 as well as a chaise lounge. Reception was friendly and happy to provide recommendations and checkin and checkout was prompt and efficient. Beach Towels can be obtained from reception for $1. Parking is provided free of charge underneath the building if required and the public bus stop into Cairns or the shopping Centre (in Smithfield) is a short walk away. The local supermarket delivers groceries (and you) back to the apartment if required. There are several excellent restaurants all within easy walking distance including Fratellis (Italian) and Blue Moon (mainly seafood.) 3 nights was not long enough and will definitely return for a longer stay!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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MelissaSpeer, Owner at On the Beach Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, May 26, 2013
We love to read that Guests have had a great stay and look forward to staying again. Thank you for this Review and for the feedback which will no doubt help other Guests in the future. Please know that if you do come back, you can always request the same apartment. Although we cannot guarantee this, we will always do our best to assist with all requests. See you soon!
Kind regards, Melissa - Manager.
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Rayleigh, Essex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

Stayed in apartment on the second floor (no. 26) in April 2013. It was a large 2 bedroom , 2 bathroom unit which was extremely comfortable. Has a lovely lounge and a large balcony with breathtaking views to the ocean. The main bedroom also shares the great views.

The managers at On the Beach we very helpful and had lots of good advice about trips and travelling locally. We tried several of the local restaurants and all were good to very good.

The beach was fantastic, sandy and great views of wooded hills to the sides. Only downside is the netted areas which have to be used to avoid jellyfish, one of those things.....

Did several trips out locally and all of the companies collect you from a bus stop nearby so you don't have to worry about driving.

Lovely spot would definitely return if lucky enough to travel to Australia again.

Room Tip: Try for an apartment on the second floor, great views
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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MelissaSpeer, Owner at On the Beach Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Thank you for your Review. Unit 26 is one of our Ocean View apartments which is elevated above the Beachfront and offer vast panoramic views from north to south. There are stairs but the effort is worth it..and we can assist with luggage if required.

All tours pick up from either the bus stop (200 metres away) or from our front door so really no need to hire a car unless you enjoy the freedom to explore this great Region yourself. We can help with this and any other decision you need to make.

Thanks again for providing your feedback and giving us this fantastic Review.

Kind regards
Melissa Speer - Manager
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Derby, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

We rented a two bedroom apartment at the beginning of April 2013. The apartment was clean, spacious and well equipped. The view from the apartment was excellent- an ocean view, though some of the apartments would probably look out onto palm trees. Also be aware that some of the apartments are approached via steps. It was also opposite the swimming area on the beach, an area surrounded by nets to protect swimmers from possible stingers. There was a large sandy beach and shade could be found from palm trees. The manager, Melissa, was very helpful and offered advice and arranged a number of trips for us including a couple in Melbourne, which was our next destination. There is a local shop nearby, but the supermarket is a 15 minute walk away and requires a taxi to return with the goods. There is an excellent bus service into Cairns, but to visit other localities, it is necessary to hire a car, though roads are not busy.

Room Tip: Check on the view of the apartment and the number of steps/stairs when booking.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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MelissaSpeer, Owner at On the Beach Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
You have provided some great tips for fellow travelers. Everyone wants something different for their holiday and you have helped people notice that we offer something for everyone. Location is our strong point - right across from the patrolled beach for year round swimming....doesn't get much better.

Thank you for the great feedback and lovely comments. I am so pleased to hear your Melbourne trips went well - all a part of our Service :)

Kind regards
Melissa - 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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