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4.3 out of 5

"Friendly staff. Good size unit, with balcony. Close to the beach, Easy comfortable walk to PC. Also close by a supermarket and a great restaurant acro ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 12 Aug 2019

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Hotel Description

At Clifton Sands Holiday Apartments you'll be within just a 5-minute stroll of Clifton Beach and within 20 minutes of Palm Cove Beach. Highlights at this property include an outdoor swimming pool, and in-room kitchens and washers/dryers.

Each apartment is individually decorated and features an LCD TV with satellite channels, along with a balcony or patio, a dining area, and a sitting area. In-room dining is easy with a kitchen that comes equipped with a refrigerator, a microwave, and a stovetop. A DVD player, premium bedding, and a coffee/tea maker are also available.

Enjoy the pool loungers along with access to surfing/boogie boarding and bike rentals. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

With a stay at this 3.5-star Clifton Beach property, you'll be 16.1 km (10 mi) from Great Barrier Reef and 22.8 km (14.1 mi) from Cairns Esplanade.

Premium One Bedroom Apartment (Guests 8 Years Old and Over Only)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Value Plus One Bedroom Apartment (Guests 8 Years Old and Over Only)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Clifton Sands Holiday Apartments ratings based on 49 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Clifton Sands Holiday Apartments

Everyone (32) Couples (8) Family (8)
4 out of 5
Friendly staff. Good size unit, with balcony. Close to the beach, Easy comfortable walk to PC. Also close by a supermarket and a great restaurant across the street.

Posted by on 12 Aug. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Aug. 2019 by Linda

Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay! Kind regards, Linda

5 out of 5
Great location for beach front walks, swimming and all that FNQ has to offer. Excellent and friendly management(Thanks Linda) and well maintained BBQ and pool areas.

Posted by on 30 Jul. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Aug. 2019 by Linda

Hi, Thank you both for writing such a great review for Clifton Sands! Hope to welcome you back again...

4 out of 5
It was nice and clean. A proper 1 bedroom unit and kitchen well equipped. We weren't provided with usual toiletries like shampoo, conditioner but that was ok

Posted by on 4 May 2019

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3 out of 5
Very friendly and helpful staff. Great location to the beach. Under cover parking.

Posted by on 26 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5
The location of the hotel is excellent as it is between Cairns and Port Douglas. It is only 12 mins drive to the Sky Train Terminal. Loved the location

Posted by on 28 Dec. 2018

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4 out of 5
Although it is dated in its building and style, the apartment was clean, well stocked with small touches that made it personal. Great place, fabulous staff and I would stay there again.

Posted by , from Redbank Plains on 15 Nov. 2018

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4 out of 5
A very pleasant property in an excellent location - suited us perfectly.

Posted by on 30 Sep. 2018

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3 out of 5

Great location comfortable rooms

Great beach good restaurant over road shops nearby

Posted by , from melbourne on 16 Aug. 2018

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2 out of 5

Stay at property ok, given price, until checkout.

Pros: Reasonably comfortable budget accommodation. Nice bar b q area.
Moved out of property about 7:00 with plan to return about 9:30 to pick up items from fridge. On returning to property was advised that housemaid was in room cleaning. No problem until we found that housemaid had thrown out everything in the fridge even though there were cold bags and other personal items on the kitchen table. Surely she could see that we would be returning. We accepted that we could have advised management that we were coming back at 9:30 to pick up our "colds". The thing that was most disappointing was the attitude of the housemaid when we advised her that it was only 9:30 and that she could have held the things in the fridge until 10:00. The final straw was when the manager became involved and suggested we could get our things from the bin as it had only recently been emptied.

Posted by on 6 Aug. 2018

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8 Aug. 2018 by Linda

It is unfortunate that your food items were discarded. However, you did in fact inform me that you would be leaving the property early in the morning, so would not be able to check out 'formally'. During peak High Season, the Housekeeper will begin to clean our apartments at 9am at the latest. As you had told me you were leaving - and as there was only half finished items in the fridge, they were disposed of. Our Housekeeper could not have known that you were moving locally, or that you would return for any of the items. When I suggested that you look in the bin for the bags used to dispose of the items, it was because I had visions of bags full of food items having been discarded - instead of which it was a few half empty jars, and odd remains.

4 out of 5

Very comfortable and spacious at an excellent pric

Pros: As above
The property was comfortable with all the equipment we needed, within walking distance of the beach. The manager was friendly and responded promptly to all requests. Great value for money

Posted by on 23 Jul. 2018

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8 Aug. 2018 by Linda

Thank you for taking the time to review Clifton Sands!

About the Clifton Sands Holiday Apartments

Location 81-87 Guide Street, Clifton Beach, QLD 4879

Property Features

As a guest of Clifton Sands Holiday Apartments, you'll find an outdoor pool, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. WiFi is free in public spaces. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Barbecue grills, multilingual staff, and a garden are also featured at Clifton Sands Holiday Apartments. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Cairns apartment is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 18 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Built in 1989
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS) (21.9 km / 13.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Clifton Sands Holiday Apartments offers 18 air-conditioned accommodations with washers/dryers and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies or patios. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate sitting areas. Beds feature premium bedding. Accommodations at this 3.5-star apartment have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Washer and dryer
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Separate bedroom
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 5 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9 AM - 5 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 72 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 5 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 8 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 8 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 25.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit 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. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector 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.The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Staffed front desk
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • 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 25.00 per person (one way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: AUD 13.00 (one way), (from 8 to 14 years old)
  • Early check-in fee: AUD 50.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: AUD 50.00 (subject to availability)
  • Housekeeping fee: AUD 55.00 per week
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 25.0 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Clifton Sands
  • Clifton Sands Apartments
  • Clifton Sands Holiday
  • Clifton Sands Holiday Apartments
  • Sands Holiday Apartments
  • Clifton Sands Holiday Apartments Apartment
  • Sands Holiday Apartments Apartment
  • Clifton Sands Apartments
  • Clifton Sands Holiday Apartments Apartment
  • Clifton Sands Holiday Apartments Clifton Beach
  • Clifton Sands Holiday Apartments Apartment Clifton Beach

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Clifton Sands Holiday Apartments offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 48 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Children 8 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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