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4.4 out of 5

"Wonderful view. You can see and hear waves crashing on the beach across the road. Management very helpful " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 07 Dec 2020

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in Cairns awaits you at Argosy On The Beach. You'll find Clifton Beach a few steps away and Palm Cove Beach within a 15-minute stroll. Highlights at this beachfront property include an outdoor swimming pool, and in-room kitchens and washers/dryers.

Each apartment is individually decorated and features an LCD TV with digital channels, along with free WiFi, 2 bathrooms, and a furnished balcony or patio. In-room dining is easy with a kitchen that comes equipped with a refrigerator, a microwave, and a stovetop. A Select Comfort bed and premium bedding welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include free toiletries. A living room, a dining area, and a DVD player are also available. Weekly housekeeping is available.

Spend the day at the beach and enjoy the onsite spa tub, sauna, and pool loungers. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 4-star Clifton Beach property include Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Smithfield Shopping Centre.

Deluxe Two Bedroom Ocean View Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Deluxe One Bedroom Ocean View Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Two Bedroom Ocean View Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

One Bedroom Ocean View Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Argosy On The Beach ratings based on 24 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Argosy On The Beach

Everyone (14) Couples (3) Family (7)
4 out of 5
Wonderful view. You can see and hear waves crashing on the beach across the road. Management very helpful

Posted by , from Melbourne on 7 Dec. 2020

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7 Dec. 2020 by Judith at Argosy on the Brach

Hi Janine Thank you for staying at Argosy on the beach, it was a delight to have you, hope to see you again soon, kind regards Judith

5 out of 5
Perfectly situated overlooking the shores of Clifton beach. In can elect to take a walk into Palm Cove and Uber it back after a night out at dinner. Solidly meets all the amenity needs

Posted by , from St Lucia on 15 Aug. 2019

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16 Aug. 2019 by Judith

Thank you for staying at Argosy on the Beach, it was a delight to have you, I hope you will be back some day soon, Kind regards Judith

2 out of 5
Property was dated. TV in bedroom did not work. Microwave did not work. Dryer did not work and poor communication from the property. Property manager tried to charge us almost $300 for cleaning because we left clean dishes in the dishwasher, did not clean out 2 small bins, did not clean the floors as there was no mop, she forgot she lent us two extra towels which were left in the apartment and kids spilled juice on one of the sheets. Pictures online did not match the property. For the money, I would stay somewhere else. Also after staying there I noticed a lot of the positive reviews were actually from the property manager.

Posted by on 20 May 2019

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24 May 2019 by Judith

Good morning, Thank you for your review and pointing out we have a lot of very positive reviews. My reviews are very good as I take a lot of pride in making my apartments special, clean and supplying everything to make my guests feel at home and welcome. The managers are not allowed to post there own reviews, The great reviews come from the guests. Thank you for pointing out the unit was not clean when you left, I was sorry to see the way how this apartment was left, There was food and rubbish on every floor through out the apartment, Sheets and bed linen and carpets had to be specially cleaned, the bed in the main bedroom had been used as a toilet. When you arrived the apartment was very clean and everything was working, if you found something not working you should have reported this to me, and I would have had the problem fixed, the dryer only needed the reset button pushed, the TV was only installed 2 weeks ago, I found that the cord had been tampered with, the microwave was new and I found some damage to the door, Thank you for staying at Argosy on the Beach, Kind regards Judith

5 out of 5

Fantastic Spot

Loved Argosy, such a beautiful place and the apartment was lovely with a great view of the beach. Judith was such a lovely person and very helpful, thank you Judith for your wonderful hospitality. Will definitely go back!!!

Posted by on 27 Aug. 2018

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28 Aug. 2018 by Judith

Good Afternoon Diane, It was such a pleasure to have you stay at Argosy on the Beach, your are welcome back any time. Kind Regards Judith

5 out of 5

Couldn't ask for more

Pros: Super-clean when we moved in; quiet, view of the beach; comfortable and well-appointed apartment; excellent property-manager.
We had a really lovely apartment. I guess they'll vary a bit (because they're all privately owned) but our was extremely comfortable and well-appointed. The block is separated from the beach by a road which has hardly any traffic on it, although there's an excellent bus that comes every half half that'll take you north to Port Douglas or south as far as Cairns. Judith, the manager, is extremely friendly and obliging, and knowledgable about tourist stuff. And oh yes, adorable little wallabies come out and nibble the back lawn every afternoon. Overall I was extremely satisfied with this property (which also has off-street parking, a lift if you need it).

Posted by , from Sydney on 14 Jul. 2018

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17 Jul. 2018 by Judith

Thank you for staying at Argosy on the Beach, we are happy you enjoyed you stay, it was a pleasure to have you, Please come again, Kind regards Judith

1 out of 5

Terrible customer service

Very disappointing stay. After 2 weeks I am still chasing up a debit to my bank account from the property. The manager is unwilling to provide me a receipt for the charges. Would strongly advise against a stay here.

Posted by on 23 Jun. 2018

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26 Jun. 2018 by Judith

It would be fair to say that we are extremely disappointed with your stay also, a couple of things to point out are that you were very inconsiderate to all the other guests when you continued to party into the early hours of the morning even after I attended your apartment once & phoned you 4 times to requested that you turn your loud music off and remove your 5 friends from the apartment that were not here to stay nor did they pay to stay, we received numerous complaints from follow guests & neighbours therefore you left me no other option than to involve the police who attended at 5am for the noise disturbance that you were causing, In regards to the charges for your accommodation and having the extra guests I have emailed these receipts to you as requested and to Expedia to explain what happened with your stay. You and your friends moved heavy wooden furniture from the balcony area to inside the apartment and have scratched the floors which you have not been charged for. Our holiday apartments are not here for you to use and abuse, and how unfortunate that because of your bad behaviour and my response to it that you see fit to make a negative review on our property, in future whichever accommodation provider you choose I would suggest that you show them more respect and consideration than what you have shown us here.

5 out of 5

Extremely happy

Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
Location: Location was great right on the beach. Shopping within walking distance.
We were make very welcome when we first arrived. The unit was clean, All appliances were available just like living at home. The location was excellent. Will definately return.

Posted by , from Perth on 7 May 2018

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8 May 2018 by Judith

Thank you for staying with us it was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us. Kind regards,

5 out of 5

Very roomy, comfortable and so close to the beach

Pros: Everything
Cons: No
Location: A quiet location, perfect for relaxing. Palm Cove is very close for when you want a bit more action
Great holiday in a beautiful space across the road to the beach.

Posted by , from Townsville Qld on 17 Jan. 2018

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20 Jan. 2018 by Judith

Thank you for staying at Argosy on the Beach, so glad you enjoyed you stay, please come again.

4 out of 5

best spot in cairns. Beautiful beach.

Pros: Very well appointed , spacious , clean. Excellent view of beach.
Cons: The only thing, and i mean only was the mattress, the floor was as comfortable.
A stunning spot , right on the beach. lovely open balconies to beach, very spacious living area which is well appointed. Angelo and Karen are very nice hosts, grounds are spotless with the pool being a feature. The location is a great base for all the cairns attractions including the atherton tablelands and Port douglas.

Posted by , from yass. nsw on 15 Jul. 2017

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7 Aug. 2017 by Karen

Thanks for a fabulous review and pleased you enjoyed your stay!

5 out of 5

Great stay at Argosy On The Beach!

Pros: We loved the service, amenities and location.
Cons: Only 2 minor things of mention - it would have been nice if we could hire an infant chair and a supply of suitably sized bin bags for the kitchen bin.
Location: Argosy On The Beach is located about 30 minutes from Cairns and is very close to Kuranda, Atherton Tablelands and Port Douglas.
My wife and I and our 18 month old stayed at Argosy On The Beach for 1 week in early June 2017. First of all, the management staff were terrific. I had a bout of severe sinusitis from the flight and we were at risk of not making the check-in deadline because we were frantically trying to get a doctor's appointment. Karen stepped us through the after-hours check-in procedure AND kindly made an appointment for me at the local GP clinic. They were also very helpful when recommending local activities for us. The 2 bedroom beachfront apartment was exactly what we wanted. It was showing some age, but was well furnished, comfortable and tidy. The fully equipped kitchen and laundry were great. Argosy On The Beach is well located, sitting right by the beach. There was only one restaurant in walking distance, but a small shopping centre was less than a 5 minute drive away. I wouldn't recommend staying here unless you have a rental car. There is a bus running past from Cairns to Palm Cove, but it runs infrequently. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hesitate to come back. However, if you're the type that likes to laze around at a resort with restaurants and bars on site, then Argosy On The Beach is not for you.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 19 Jun. 2017

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25 Aug. 2017 by Karen

Fantastic reviews are always so welcome and great to hear again we were so well suited with facilities for your family in our beachfront location. We have all sorts of hire equipment however all you had booked was a cot, we do have high chairs but this was never asked for? Complimentary also is our fabulous array of beach toys for young children!

Property Features

For a convenient ride to the sand and surf, hop on the apartment's beach shuttle (surcharge). After a day at the beach, enjoy amenities at Argosy On The Beach like an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. WiFi is free in public spaces. This beach apartment also offers a garden and a terrace. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Cairns apartment.

  • 1 building
  • 13 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Built in 1982
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Number of living rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Separate dining area
  • Washer/dryer
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS) (22.2 km / 13.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle, area shuttle within 20.00 km, and beach shuttle available for a surcharge
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Argosy On The Beach offers 13 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature washers/dryers and DVD players. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate living rooms and include desks. Select Comfort beds feature premium bedding. Accommodations at this 4-star apartment have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. This Cairns apartment provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 40-inch LCD televisions come with premium digital channels. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided weekly.

  • In-room kitchen
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Washer and dryer
  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Separate bedroom
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Select Comfort beds
  • HD television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Wardrobe or closet

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 5:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 5:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 5:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 48 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 5:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in information and lockbox information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 28.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 8.0 per stay.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector and a security system in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 72 hours
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 24 per person (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: AUD 12.00 (one-way), (up to 12 years old)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 8.0 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 28.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Argosy Apartment Beach
  • Argosy Beach
  • Argosy Beach Apartment Clifton Beach
  • Argosy On The Beach Clifton Beach, Australia - Cairns Region
  • Argosy Beach Apartment
  • Argosy Beach Clifton Beach
  • Argosy On The Beach Clifton Beach
  • Argosy On The Beach Apartment
  • Argosy On The Beach Clifton Beach
  • Argosy On The Beach Apartment Clifton Beach

You should know

  • Argosy On The Beach offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
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