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Marlin Cove Holiday Resort

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Two Bedroom Superior Apartment
Room & Suite (40)
Lagoon Pool
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4.5
#1 of 1 special hotel in Trinity Beach
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
Marlin Cove Resort at Trinity Beach is nestled on the far north coast of Queensland. This unique Trinity Beach resort is located on the Northern Beaches of Cairns and only a few minutes' walk to the beautiful Trinity Beach, restaurants and shops. The resort offers a huge saltwater lagoon pool with sandy beach, lap pool, spa, sauna, four bbqs, full size tennis court, games room and more.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Complimentary tea
Tennis court
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Outdoor pool
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Lagoon View

Location

2 Keem St, Trinity Beach, Queensland 4879 Australia
216Reviews3Q+A44Room tips

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Laura R wrote a review Oct 2022
Melbourne, Australia92 contributions30 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Marlin Cove is a fantastic holiday resort for singles, couples or families! The resort has 2 swimming pools together with a gym, sauna, tennis court & games room.
The tropical gardens are beautifully maintained and home to Wallabies and Padimelons that you may see hopping around on your travels!
We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment that was made into a one bedroom for our booking! The layout of the apartments are fantastic and spacious and include a full kitchen, dining area, lounge and a generous sized balcony that overlooked the pool.
We had Coles shopping delivered so we could self cater for some of the stay and arranged with the friendly, accommodating reception that should the shopping arrive before we checked in that they would take it to the room and put the fridge / freezer items away for us!
We asked for and were kindly given a late (3pm) checkout so that we could comfortably prepare for our evening flight back to Melbourne.
This is a gem of a resort & we’ll definitely be frequent visitors.
Thank you to Marlin Cove Resort for making our stay comfortable and stress free.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Geoff A wrote a review Jun 2022
Sutherland Shire, Australia108 contributions57 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Well appointed accommodation with 2 pools, tennis court & sauna. Several BBQ areas available.
Convenient location, 2 blocks from beach, restaurants & bars.
Has numerous resident wallabies, some even can be hand fed.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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vbrown wrote a review May 2023
Melbourne, Australia12 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely resort and beautiful apartments. Ours looked like it had been recently renovated with lovely furniture. Beds were comfortable, but the pillows were not to our personal liking. The kitchen had hot plates, oven, microwave and full size fridge. Air conditioned throughout and undercover parking at the front door. Apartments were around lagoon style landscaped pool with a little sandy beach area for the children. There was also a lap pool for those so inclined, tennis and a games room. Only issue we had was with the internet, but the lady in the office helped us with that and it was perfect from there on. Nice walk to Trinity Beach shoreline. The apartment was perfect for our group, couple and an adult friend. Will definitely be back and would recommend to others.
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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huntsplace wrote a review May 2021
Hervey Bay, Australia119 contributions53 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
To tell this story I must explain that we owned a unit within this complex for seven years and sold it three years ago.
We visited it in May 2021 to celebrate our wedding anniversary and to see old friends from our time in Cairns previously.
We chose Marlin Cove Resort (?-define “resort”) to see how it has changed over the years we were away.
Wrong choice I’m sad to report.
We arrived on the day of occupancy at 11.30am as we had to get transport earlier than required and knew that two pm was occupancy time. We thought if the unit was vacant and/or already cleaned we could get in early.
That is a normal and a very common circumstance.
Not at Marlin Cove.
I was told very curtly by the lady at reception that you cannot occupy unit before two pm. We asked which unit we were to occupy, but we’re not given unit number and was not told if it is ready or not yet - simply told that no entry prior to 2pm.
We ate lunch and looked at the ocean for an hour wasting time.
At 1.10pm I rang the complex (different lady) to be told that the room was ready but cannot occupy until 2pm.
We arrived at two pm to see reception closed. Hours were displayed as open till five pm.
Rang a number on after hours phone and spoke to an “after hours/emergency” call centre.
They gave me a code to open a safe built into wall and got my key in an envelope.
Three hours after our arrival we entered our unit.
Absolutely not good enough.
Why was reception closed in afternoon?
Why was I not told about the closure (she went home at 12.00midday)?
Why are you not permitted into room when it is sitting vacant at 11.30am?

More disappointing issues.

No gardener or maintenance person to be seen for five days.
Mess on most paths with fallen fronds, bush turkey ground disturbance and wallaby droppings everywhere.
The unit was reasonably clean but carpet dirty in main bedroom and human hairs in bathroom.
Cobwebs in patio area and ground very sandy and dusty outside front and rear doors.
Very limited utensils and no salt and pepper provided. (It is a self contained unit so surely salt and pepper shakers are as important as tea and coffee!)

My main issue here in this trip is total lack of contact and cooperation with managerial and reception staff.
To close early every day with no notice on door is an affront and an insult to customers.

Will I visit again?
Not likely.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Andrea C wrote a review Mar 2023
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+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Marlin Cove is a fabulous resort! Every time we want to stay near Cairns this is always our first choice!
The location is in easy walking distance to the beach and all the fabulous restaurants in Trinity Beach! The apartments are spacious and well maintained, and are surrounded by the lush tropical rainforest! It is also lovely to see wallabies and their joey's wandering freely around the resort!
Palm Cove, and Cairns are only a short drive or uber away if you fancy a change of scenery!
Kerry (reception) and Claire (customer service in Brisbane), went out of their way to ensure that we had the the best stay possible! Thank you so much and see you in July! Best wishes, Andrea and Kevin.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pantherboy wrote a review Aug 2021
Georgetown, Australia3,631 contributions804 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful venue a short walk from the beautiful beach at Trinity Beach. The apartment was spacious and clean, functionally furnished with a great balcony overlooking a pool. The bathroom was clean and spacious and the bed comfortable. Parking directly out the front. Shopping centre with supermarket a few minutes walk, as are a range of excellent restaurants and the fantastic Trinity Beach Tavern. Everything you need is there, including in the kitchen, washing machine and dryer. Bed is comfortable and with the place being so quiet, a fantastic sleep. Will be back here again!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Sydneygirl0572 wrote a review Jan 2022
Sydney, Australia97 contributions49 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent five nights at Marlin Cove in a two-bedroom apartment. It was well appointed with a full kitchen, laundry and two bathrooms. We were grateful for the ceiling fans plus the air conditioning in all the rooms - well needed in Summer. We used the lagoon pool and spa but not the lap pool, sauna or games room but they looked good too. Just a five minute walk to Trinity Beach and only 20 mins to Cairns. We’d definitely return.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Each unit has its own covered carport close to the unit. If you have travellers who are less...
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Steve T wrote a review Jul 2023
Brisbane, Australia1,296 contribution185 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Spacious, comfortable and very well-equipped apartments with washer, dryer and full kitchen with all utensils. Microwave was filthy, something that should be on the cleaners checklist! Good and quiet aircon and ceiling fans in lounge and bedrooms. Fairly modern, refurbed to a good 4 star standard. Water pipes are noisy but other than that it's very quiet.

Good and quiet location, short walk to restaurants, beach and convenience store. Office is closed all weekend so did not see any staff!

Lovely grounds, heated lap pool and lagoon style pool. It's nice to have wallabies hopping around but be careful of their droppings when walking the paths!
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Date of stay: July 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Lizzie wrote a review Sept 2023
Darwin, Australia92 contributions7 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great family holiday apartment, great property with two pools. Lap pool is warmer than the main pool. You can walk to some great restaurants and our check in was via lock book. Would suggest you ask for ground floor as you get more privacy. Grounds are well kept and I would definitely book again.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Ground floor apartments are best, as to have a room along the back boundary as it backs onto...
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Curious1989 wrote a review Sept 2004
Southwales, U.K.1 contribution20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited Marlin Cove in July 2004 for 5 weeks,the complex was brilliant,staff very helpful,accomadation was great,altogether every thing was excellent,thanks to Johnathan,Elizabeth& Phil & all their staff.
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Response from marlincovehr, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Cove Holiday Resort
Responded 2 Dec 2012
Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely comments with the Trip Advisor community. Kind Regards
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Caroldip asked a question Oct 2016
Melbourne, Australia18 contributions7 helpful votes
Is the pool heated?
Answer from Tracy W
2 contributions2 helpful votes
The lap pool is.
Answer from CestMillar
Singapore, Singapore59 contributions17 helpful votes
we secured a cab from the airport (around $45) & same going back. i dont think the resort is offering free shuttle but you may check with them directly. most of the tours to the reef will pick you up at your resort & drop you back. its inclusive in their package. you just need to organise it at least a day or two before your planned trip. the port to great barrier is 30 mins away from Marlin & the boat ride to the reef site is more than an hour away from the port.
WesternGardener asked a question Feb 2015
Vancouver, Canada535 contributions181 helpful votes
Does anyone know where unit A029 is located? Any details whatsoever would be appreciated. Thank.
Answer from marlincovehr
3 contributions6 helpful votes
HI - Sorry we do not have any unit number A029
Lizzie wrote a tip Sept 2023
Darwin, Australia92 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ground floor apartments are best, as to have a room along the back boundary as it backs onto parklands."
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Sydneygirl0572 wrote a tip Jan 2022
Sydney, Australia97 contributions49 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Each unit has its own covered carport close to the unit. If you have travellers who are less mobile request a downstairs unit."
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Sungirl111 wrote a tip Apr 2019
Gold Coast, Australia63 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Quiet and private as we stayed in a downstairs villa at the corner of the resort facing Blue Water Lane"
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Brenda081 wrote a tip Apr 2018
Cairns, Australia80 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Anywhere near the lap pool is an excellent location"
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barryd193 wrote a tip Apr 2018
Brisbane, Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"A room away from pool area at back of complex would be better - We had a front unit."
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PRICE RANGE
$248 - $360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
marlin cove holiday hotel trinity beach, marlin cove quest hotel
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandCairns RegionTrinity Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
35
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Frequently Asked Questions about Marlin Cove Holiday Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Marlin Cove Holiday Resort?
Nearby attractions include Trinity Beach (0.5 km) and Giving And Living Lifestyle Store (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Marlin Cove Holiday Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Marlin Cove Holiday Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Marlin Cove Holiday Resort?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Marlin Cove Holiday Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Marlin Cove Holiday Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include L'Unico Trattoria Italiano, Trinity Beach Tavern, and Trinity Beach Bar'n Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Marlin Cove Holiday Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Marlin Cove Holiday Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Marlin Cove Holiday Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Marlin Cove Holiday Resort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Trinity Beach.
Are any cleaning services offered at Marlin Cove Holiday Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Marlin Cove Holiday Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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