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Highly recommend Palm Cove Tropic Apartments
We have just spent a very enjoyable week at Palm Cove Tropic Apartments. These are modern serviced apartments one street back from the beach at the southern end of the village.
We had a one bedroom apartment and felt right at home from the time we arrived. It was clean and light and came with what we needed until we could do our shopping.
The kitchen includes a two plate stove, an oven and a microwave and there is a barbecue in the central courtyard.
Steve and Sandy were very hospitable and helped us with safe parking for our bicycles and working out what to see and do in the area.
Robin and Leah
Really nice time and fun for our kids
The managers of the Palm Cove Tropic Apartments really bent over backwards for us to ensure we had a nice stay. In addition to their generosity and flexibility, they were great to talk with and without a doubt the nicest folks we've ever dealt with at any of our other holiday retreats throughout the recent memorable years. Our room was basic, but more than adequate and comfortable for our needs. There were nice amenities such as a kitchen with stove, oven, toaster, hotpot, and microwave, to include all necessary cookware. The wonderful balcony overlooking a tranquil pool surrounded by the beautiful trees and flora was hypnotic and we found ourselves staring out that way often. Next to the pool was a handy BBQ grill, nice and easy to use for some self-made meals.
We could have used a bathtub as our kids love to soak in them, but they were young enough to fit in the utility sink next to the washer and dryer (one at a time mind you :-)
The location in Palm Cove was great. Within 3-4 minutes, as we stopped by the office to grab some readily available sand toys, we'd be at the beach building sand castles. The walk and the beach itself were fantastic and there are plenty of excellent restaurants and convenience mini-marts along the way.
My Wife borrowed 2-3 books that were also available at the office and very much appreciated their availability. The DVD player in the room was adequate for our kids needs to give Dad and Mom an occasional break too.
We had a hire/rental car with which you can park in the free underground parking, but depending on your needs, you may not need it. With many shuttle buses available to pick you up for whatever type adventure you prefer, it might be a waste of money. It was good for us, though, so that we could get to some of the close-by larger supermarkets and get plenty of food for the little ones. Also, the Cairns Tropical Zoo is within a few minutes driving time, as well as the Kuranda Sky Rail and Train. Palm Cove is great to go up north to Port Douglas and enjoy activities there, or for you to head down south to Cairns if you prefer city-type activities. There is a great playground and water activity area there for the kids (along the Esplanade in Cairns).
Again, the managers of the establishment (Steve and Sandy), are exceptional hosts and the owners of the establishment are super lucky to have them. If it weren't for the lack of a bathtub, we probably would have rated this even higher.
What a great place!!!!
The apartement had lovely, spacious, clean and beautiful rooms facing
the lovely pool, which our kids who are 4 and 7 years old enjoyed very much. The beach is close by too and just great.
The furniture and all utensils were clean and new. Very friendly owners, that made us feel very welcome and well taken care of!
The apartments are within walking distance from Cairns Tropical Zoo which we visited with much enjoyment (having our picture taken with the Koalas and more...).
Without question one of our best - if not the best - experiences of places to stay during our three week holiday in Australia (and we stayed at a total of 5 places).
Wanted to stay on...........!
We spent only four nights here and wished we could have stayed on. The appartement was compact, with everything one could need, and extremely relaxing. The pool was atmospheric. The proprietors offered friendly assistance and advice re day trips, etc, when requested. When we visited the whole deal was extremely good value.
The perfect Getaway
Palm Cove is a beautiful little town 30 mins from cairns on an easily accessible highway.PCTA is not on the beachfront(hence the $120-140/n for a 1BR apartment.The setting is beautiful--alovely layout ,trees rainforest,Ulysses b'flies & a nice pool & BBQ area.The apartments are great-clean,welcoming lights/fan on --lovely to arrive to this after 4w camping.Everything is handy--great restaurants,coffee shops etc.
Steve & Sandy the managers, were extremely helpful,& became our friends for the 2w we were there--+ organising excellent tours,car hire (can you believe $56pd!!)
we had a wonderful time & plan to return next year
A great place to stay & no complaints
Nothing was to much trouble.
Steve and Sandra did everthiny they could to make our stay,perfect.
From booking tours,recommending restaurants and running a perfect place.
The apartments were in walking distance (2 minutes) to the beach and restaurants and cleaned to perfection.
If you are going to the Palm Cove area ,this is the place to stay.
A great family holiday
We booked PCTA for our first holiday with a baby in tow and were delighted when the accommodation met all of our expectations. The rooms were spotlessly clean with new furnishings and pleasant decor. The fully equipped kitchen and washing machine/dryer were necessities that made holidaying with our bub nice and easy. The cot and highchair provided were also spotless. It's tucked away in a quiet location at the end of the esplanade (one block back from the beach) and we would recomemnd it to families with young children.
best spot in the cove
This place is a hidden treasure - just around the corner from the main drag so that it is sheltered from the traffic noises, and lovely and quiet. Steve and Sandy are terrific hosts, and their attention to detail was greatly appreciated. How often do you go away and find cling wrap a standard inclusion - and plastic containers with lids to go picnicing?? And if you've forgotten anything - just ask them and they'll lend you anything! Very neat, clean apartments - couldn't have asked for a better stay - we'll definitely go again.
After a week here you may never want to leave. A truly peaceful and comfortable place in paradise. Pleasant stroll to beach, resteraunts etc. Steve and Sandi are exceptional hosts, a rare find in this industry.
It suited myself and 18 year old perfectly and we are counting the days until we return.
Six very enoyable days flew by
Recommended by a friend in the publishing industry, we were fortunate to be able to book in at peak season,as one apartment was still available.
From the moment we were collected from Cairns Airport (arranged by our hosts) everything went very well. Steve and Sandy provided not only a wonderful apartment to stay in, but also excellent advice on buses, car hire, restaurants and local knowlege generally. A visit to Green Island booked through Steve was one of many highlights of the week.
A wonderful range of books to read, and bucket and spade for Ms 9, plus DVD hire for the older chidren meant that everyone was happy. The unit was spacious, and had everything we needed for a family holiday.
This holiday was fantastic, and Palm Cove Apartments are "excellent", and really the place to stay at Palm Cove. We appreciated very much the personal touch that Steve and Sandy provide.