Melaleuca Resort
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Melaleuca Resort

85-93 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879 Australia
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4.5
#3 of 19 apartments in Palm Cove
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
Melaleuca Resort is a Beachfront Four Star property positioned right in the heart of Palm Cove, 25 minutes north of the Cairns International Airport. Our Beachfront location is just a stone’s throw from the beach (45 paces) with quality restaurants, cafes and shops a short stroll away. Melaleuca Resort is surrounded by lush award winning tropical gardens with exotic Australian native birdlife and tropical fruits. Our walk-in salt water lagoon style pool is set amongst the gardens over-looking the ocean with three in-pool spas. Enjoy our FREE to use covered BBQ and outdoor dining area by the pool. We also have a guest library with games, FREE on site car parking and FREE WIFI through-out the property. All tour bookings can be with our extensive local knowledge at no additional charge. Our beachfront Palm Cove accommodation consists of 23 fully air conditioned self contained One Bedroom Apartments. Each Apartment features a separate bedroom room
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Beach
Canoeing offsite
Airport transportation
Spa
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Iron
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Great View
Languages Spoken
English

Location

85-93 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879 Australia
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 86 out of 100
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Cairns Airport
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TravellerPete1475 wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia454 contributions96 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Another visit over the January holiday period to our fave Palm Cove resort. We found our room had great views over the lush gardens, pool, and beyond to the palm fringed beach.

The apartments here all have one bedroom with fully equipped kitchen, and bathroom. We had over two weeks holiday at the resort and self-catered much of the time, although the restaurants and cafes along the street pulled us in many times too.

We like the apartment servicing schedule with twice per week refresh meaning we were not disturbed. The managers, Marg and Steve, are great. Friendly and helpful, they can organise and suggest plenty in this region, though we didn’t go to the beautiful Great Barrier Reef for snorkelling this time.

The garden and pool and barbeque area are great, and we used it almost every day. We prefer a smaller resort like this to the bigger, busier ones. It’s not new but it’s well maintained.

Looking forward to our next visit already!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from MelaleucaPalmCove, General Manager at Melaleuca Resort
Responded 15 Jan 2020
Hi TravelerPete 1475. It was great to have you stay again. Thank you so much for your lovely review. We hope your travels bring you in this direction and look forward to the next stay. Great to hear you made good use of the Pool and BBQ/Garden areas. See you soon. Regards Steve and Marg.
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Cat J A wrote a review Apr 2023
Melbourne, Australia421 contributions120 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
After getting off to a rocky start with the room not being quite ready at check in time, our fears were quickly allayed by the cleanliness and location of this fantastic resort. The apartment was fully self contained and came stocked with grocery essentials such as bin liners, washing up stuff, toiletries and a fully equipped kitchen. Being able to sit in the loungeroom and hear the waves washing up on the beach was very relaxing and set the tone for our stay. The pool was clean and rarely busy and beach lounges were always available in a private and beautifully landscaped garden. The managers were very friendly and helpful with tips and questions, taking our bags up the stairs to our second floor room with balcony and unspoiled views of the ocean. Amazing location in the middle of the esplanade, plenty of onsite parking and a 3 minute walk to the bus stop. Will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: April 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Pay the little extra to get a second floor room for amazing views but be mindful there are no...
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Response from , Owner at Melaleuca Resort
Responded 24 Jun 2023
We are looking forward to your return!
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David A wrote a review Sept 2021
33 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Palm Cove is by far the best of Cairns Northern Beaches. Williams Esplanade is where you want to be when staying. There are many complexes along the Esplanade and many are quite costly yet offer no ocean views so easy to be misled. Melaleuca offers good quality apartments in a well maintained building set in wonderful gardens with beyond doubt the best pool on Williams Esplanade. Friendly managers just add another benefit. Through work and holiday have been back and forth to Cairns, Northern Beaches, Port Douglas etc since 2007 so this review not a starry eyed one off
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from , Owner at Melaleuca Resort
Responded 5 Oct 2021
Thanks David - we love Palm Cove too - its such a relaxed place to holiday at. Thank you for your kind comments - so many people love the pool and the gardens - its a nice spot to relax and unwind in. We look forward to your next visit.
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mmjt wrote a review Jul 2021
Melbourne, Australia36 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Margaret and Stephen run a wonderful boutique apartment resort. The photos don't really show how close it is to the beach and the wonderful sound of the waves as you sit on the balcony looking at the view is....perfect. The apartment has everything you need for your stay, clean, comfortable, well appointed, with the hosts providing great advice from the best coffee to transfers, reef dive bookings and generally looking after you but never intrusive. Of course there are more glamorous accommodations in Palm Cove but I can't imagine them giving you the feel for the tropics that Melaleuca does. Perhaps it's the amazing garden and just right size pool. See you again!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from , Owner at Melaleuca Resort
Responded 25 Sept 2021
MMJT wow you will definitely have to join us here again - loved your review. We do try hard to make our guests as cofortable as possible and our pool and garden area is a delight and a very restful spot.
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David Geelong wrote a review May 2022
Melbourne, Australia42 contributions43 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
These apartments are probably 30 to 40 years old and whilst they are clean and presentable they are getting outdated. The bed in ours was new but the furniture was very very tired. To access a ground floor unit from the car park it's approximately 14 steps, double that if you are on the first floor. There is no lift and the owners/managers are too old to provide porterage for luggage up the stairs. Given the access situation we were surprised that most guests appear to be 65+.
This is a couples resort, maybe 3 people Max.
The location is great and nearly all rooms have ocean views.
Would we come back, maybe?
Another tip, we got a price directly and also a price via our travel agent, surprisingly the travel agent was 20% cheaper!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from , Owner at Melaleuca Resort
Responded 24 Jun 2023
Melaleuca Resort is not for everyone - yes we do have stairs. However to say the managers are too old to provide porterage is incorrect suggest that you may have been better to pay a higher price and book a Peppers or Sea Temple which provides that service. We do have an older clientele who enjoy the serenity of our luscious tropical garden. And what you didn't know is that Stephen had just been through a major operation which prohibited him for any work and lifting. Tip - agents are not always cheaper!
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Joanne B wrote a review Nov 2021
Brisbane, Australia21 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Single bedroom unit in an excellent location. Nice pool and surroundings.
Margaret and Steven were excellent hosts. The local restaurants were of a high quality with discounts applying if you mention Melaleuca Resort upon arrival.
Excellent value for the area
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from , Owner at Melaleuca Resort
Responded 12 Dec 2021
Thanks Joanne for this lovely review - we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us here at Melaleuca Resort. Palm Cove has some wonderful restaurants - the only question you have to ask yourself is do you go left or right for dinner!! We hope to see you back here again soon
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Thommo58 wrote a review Jun 2022
Hobart, Australia132 contributions72 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location and beautiful pool and garden area. Private free parking. Room well equiped and clean. However it was advertised as having satellite/cable channels and free wifi but the wifi was unusable and kept cutting out and also their satellite/cable had been disconnected by the owners the week before we arrived. We were very disappointed and asked to leave after one night and the owners did agree to refund our remaining nights with no penalty. Thank you. We felt we did not get what was advertised. It was a pity because grounds and location was good but at the price of the rooms you should get what is advertised.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from , Owner at Melaleuca Resort
Responded 24 Jun 2023
Thank you Thommo for your comments. You must have arrived during the time of changeover to high speed NBN which was supposed to be virtually 'overnight' however it turned into a saga of a few weeks which was totally out of our control. We now have high speed NBN - no Foxtel - but guests seem to be happy to be able to access their Netflix etc accounts. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Palm Cove.
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J_M30a wrote a review Aug 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand69 contributions42 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a very enjoyable 8 nights at Melaleuca and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We had glorious 28C days although there was quite a bit of afternoon wind and we found it too cool to stay on the balcony for long most evenings. The location is absolutely ideal being in the middle of the restaurant area, right across the road from the beach and only a short walk from the flags. We made good use of the pool and bbq and the unit was roomy and well appointed. We'd love to return!
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: If you don't mind lugging suitcases up the stairs, the top floor has better views over to the...
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Kayla M wrote a review Oct 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Owners of this place are beyond disgusting and arrogant, my sister & I caught Covid a day before we had to fly which is completely out of our control and already caused enough stress on the flights. She called and the owner (Steven) had told her there is nothing she can do and to basically go and shove it, also told her ‘Covid is basically over’, wish I had recorded the call. Called back to finally speak to someone else and Steven’s wife picked up who was just as rude. Told us to contact booking.com after also telling us that ’booking.com does not pick up’ when we did get a hold of booking.com they were extremely understanding and helpful but had to contact the resort before hand. And Ofcourse Steven and his arrogant wife declined this. Then continued to threaten us by charging 3 nights cancellation policy and when we called booking.com back, they cancelled without any fee. These people should not be running a business at all, especially with that attitude. Please do not support this company.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from , Owner at Melaleuca Resort
Responded 24 Jun 2023
When you book with an on like booking agent is Booking.com you have to go back to the agent you booked with and change the booking. You tried to cancel the booking with us directly which we were unable to do - this is what you didn't understand that it was out of our hands. Booking.com could have charged us commission on the booking even if you didn't come and not cancelled. In the end you did contact Booking.com and receive a full refund.
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Rayda wrote a review Oct 2022
Wellington, New Zealand11 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Melaleuca Resort is in a great position in Palm Cove and the gardens give privacy from the street whilst providing great ocean views from the decks outside each apartment . We were however disappointed in the condition of our apartment which was really outdated and needing a complete renovation . The whiteware particularly was well past it's use by date and the general cleanliness left a lot to be desired. The blinds were particularly dirty and the furniture had obviously not been moved for some considerable time, which we discovered when dropping something on the floor which disappeared under the sofa.
The managers Stephen & Margaret were pleasant however we felt that their general hospitality was lacking.
We have advised them of our issues and they have responded advising 'We are constantly upgrading different items in the unit. We will attend to the matters raised with priority'
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Date of stay: October 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The walk into the pool is really steep and you need to be able to swim. There are basic...
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Response from , Owner at Melaleuca Resort
Responded 24 Jun 2023
Ray you did mention that we would receive this report. Sometimes is it very hard to please everyone all the time. We were away for part at the time of your visit and our relief managers did their best to help you. We do hope that you will visit Palm Cove again to enjoy our wonderful restaurants and tropical serenity.
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Answer from TravellerPete1475
Melbourne, Australia454 contributions96 helpful votes
Stinger nets at the beach are not totally effective. We do not swim in the sea during stinger season. Extreme danger!!! No sun lounges for hire there. Resort pool is safe. Sun lounges and chairs by the pool and gardens. Winter is best to visit here.
Answer from Canberra364
Canberra, Australia48 contributions68 helpful votes
We were there in the middle of July. The pool wasn't warm enough for me to swim in. The outside temp was 23 24 degrees. Some people were swimming during the afternoons.
Answer from hardlife9
Sydney, Australia34 contributions3 helpful votes
Definitely 2 units for a family of 4
Answer from MelaleucaPalmCove
Palm Cove, Australia1 contribution
Hi Michelle We'd love to have you stay. Can you email us directly with how many are staying and dates and we'll get back to you with a quote.
Barb B wrote a tip Nov 2023
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Need a car"
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Wayne W wrote a tip Jun 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"just enjoy your stay"
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Teri B wrote a tip May 2023
Saint Louis, Missouri28 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask the owners for suggestions for whatever you want to do. They’re very helpful!"
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Cat J A wrote a tip Apr 2023
Melbourne, Australia421 contributions120 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pay the little extra to get a second floor room for amazing views but be mindful there are no lifts so you will have to navigate the stairs."
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Rayda wrote a tip Oct 2022
Wellington, New Zealand11 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"The walk into the pool is really steep and you need to be able to swim. There are basic toiletries for one or two nights only."
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PRICE RANGE
$151 - $303 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
melaleuca hotel palm cove, melaleuca palm cove
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandCairns RegionPalm Cove
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Melaleuca Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Melaleuca Resort?
Nearby attractions include Palm Cove Beach (0.2 km), Village Gallery (0.4 km), and Annie's at the Beach (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Melaleuca Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Melaleuca Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Melaleuca Resort?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Melaleuca Resort?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Melaleuca Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include 27 Degrees, Espresso & Co Cafe Bar, and Beach Almond Beach House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Melaleuca Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Melaleuca Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Melaleuca Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Melaleuca Resort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.08 km away from the centre of Palm Cove.
Are any cleaning services offered at Melaleuca Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Melaleuca Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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