I had a great 5-day stay at Skippers Cove in a two-bedroom waterfront apartment. The place was clean and quiet with relatively modern and comfortable decor. Management was also very friendly and helpful. The pool and bbq area is also well maintained and clean.
The location was perfect. A 15-minute walk or 2 minute bus ride to Hastings street. A 15-minute walk in the opposite direction to reach the Noosaville shops and restaurants. I had a bike and Noosa being mostly flat is an ideal cycling destination.
The waterfront location of the complex is great for watersports especially if you've got a canoe or kayak. The complex has a good watercraft launch area where you can back the car up.
A couple of comments:
There is a sign that If you don't take your garbage out at the end a $60 charge will be charged. In my many years of staying at various holiday apartments, resorts and motels, this is the second time I have seen this, the other time was earlier this year also on the Sunshine Coast. Is this some sort of new trend? Does it really cost $60 to have the cleaner carry the garbage 20 metres?
The guide book in the apartment says that if you lock yourself out, which is easy enough to do, there is a $60 charge to be let back in again. If you lose the keys, you could be charged "up to $250" for a new set. The bottom line being that if you are forgetful, be prepared to pay a bit of money for it.
This is absolutely no reflection on management. I purchased the 3-day wireless internet access for $32.95 whilst staying here (providers name is Metrioo). Much to my disappointment, access was so slow that it was just about inoperable during the day. Accessing a website would take up to 5 minutes, if it didn't crash first and downloading anything was impossible. The speed increased dramatically after 10pm until the early morning.
These are just minor issues and I don't want to take away from the apartment complex because it really is a great place to stay for a holiday. I thoroughly recommend it, especially the waterfront apartments.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Skippers Cove Resort is located on the shores of the picturesque Noosa River. Centrally located between Hastings Street in Noosa and Gympie Terrace in Noosaville. A unique family holiday resort offering direct calm water beach access to all guests. ... more less
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