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3.8 out of 5

"The Unit was well presented and the pool is great. What I liked best was the air conditioning which was brilliant and the best I've felt anywhere in ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 11 Feb 2020

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Hotel Description

At Elysium The Drift Apartment you'll be 0.3 km (0.2 mi) from Palm Cove Beach and 2.9 km (1.8 mi) from Clifton Beach. Highlights at this hotel include 2 restaurants, 3 coffee shops/cafés, and an outdoor swimming pool.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and all 2 individually decorated rooms feature 2 bathrooms, patios, and living rooms. Refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops make in-room dining convenient. Additionally, dining areas, WiFi, and coffee/tea makers are available. Weekly housekeeping is available.

This smoke-free hotel offers a fitness center, a garden, and barbecue grills. Added amenities include laundry facilities, a picnic area, and childcare. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

With a stay at this 4-star Palm Cove hotel, you'll be 13 km (8.1 mi) from Great Barrier Reef.

Family Apartment, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Balcony

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Garden View, Ground Floor

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Patio, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

1 Bedroom Apartment

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Elysium The Drift Apartment ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Elysium The Drift Apartment

Everyone (5) Family (3)
4 out of 5
The Unit was well presented and the pool is great. What I liked best was the air conditioning which was brilliant and the best I've felt anywhere in coping with the extreme humidity days when they occur.

Posted by on 11 Feb. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Feb. 2020 by Stacey

Thank you for your kind review. We hope to see you again in beautiful Far North Queensland.

5 out of 5
Great location, great apartment. Everything included was all that we needed for a great weekend. Thankyou

Posted by on 28 Jan. 2020

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28 Jan. 2020 by Stacey

Thank you so much for your kind review. We hope to see you again in our beautiful piece of paradise.

3 out of 5
The grounds were beautiful and the location was handy to the beach and restaurants. The view from the balcony over the grounds and pool was beautiful. Although very cold the pool is stunning and very relaxing to pull up a deck chair and relax. The apartment we were given was on the third level and quite a walk from the elevator which is a drama when you have three kids wanting to go to the pool and beach and back multiple times a day. The kitchen facilities would be ok to cook for one to two people but not a family. Everything was satisfactory for what we paid except for one detail - the master bed smelt like sweat. The linen looked clean so the smell must be coming from the mattress. I had to spray perfume just so I could go to sleep because laying there thinking I was laying in another persons sweat was very uncomfortable for me. I would suggest a waterproof mattress protector to contain the smell.

Posted by on 14 Apr. 2019

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8 May 2019 by Sharyon Murphy

Thank you for your valued review. I am horrified and so sorry that you had this experience. This would have been rectified immediately if it had been brought to our immediate attention. This apartment in particular had new pillows and protectors purchased less than 6 weeks before your stay and we ensure they are replaced every year and as well as laundering of these items on a regular basis. The large lagoon swimming pools and the many comfy sun lounges and electric BBQ’s around the pool area are a great hit with the families. I am glad that you and your family enjoyed the resort facilities and grounds. Directly outside the resort are also many free BBQ’s picnic huts tables and chairs with a great view of beautiful Palm Cove Beach. We look forward to seeing you and your family again soon.

5 out of 5
We enjoyed the pool with the kids and the room was nice and spacious. The location was great too close to lovely cafes and restaurants and not a long walk to the beach and kids park.

Posted by on 16 Mar. 2019

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28 Mar. 2019 by Sharyon Murphy

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad that you found The Drift Apartments to be well located in beautiful Palm Cove. We look forward to seeing you and your family again soon so you can enjoyed the spacious swimming pools and the many restaurants on offer so close to the apartments.

4 out of 5
Great location, close to beach and restaurants. The 2 bedrooms were great, however the 2nd bed had wheels so it kept on moving and wasn’t great for kids.

Posted by on 12 Aug. 2018

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13 Sep. 2018 by Sharyon Murphy

Thank you for your recent review. Floor coasters had been placed but must have moved as they were located under the bed when it was brought to our attention when you check out. I have since purchased extra rubber coasters to ensure that it is not so easily moved by children jumping/pushing on beds. Once again we thank you for staying with us and look forward to welcoming you and your family.

4 out of 5
Good price and room. But no wifi is let us down. Check in and out is different building is not convinience.

Posted by on 13 Oct. 2017

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3 out of 5

Hotel close to the beach

Pros: Pool area garden
Cons: see number 1
Issues 1. Design of the rooms for two couples in two double beds that were only separated by frosted sliding glass did not provide any sort of privacy. 2. Very dated, paint work and general condition of items were old and clunky. 3. Water leak from water garden and rock pool resulted in large stagnate pool of water below our unit that resulted in unpleasant smell in the area of building 4 and the bbq area. 4. Lack of cutlery, only 2 forks for 4 people.

Posted by , from Brisbane Qld on 6 Aug. 2017

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12 Aug. 2017 by Sharyon Murphy

Thank you for your recent feed back. The rooms are called studios rather than apartments so guest are not misled assuming they have a 2 bedroom apartment which they are not as you have indicated in your review. The pictures for the rooms clearly show the divide of the 2 queen beds with the glass divider. We will advise the building manager on the stagnate water as this water is pumped around as it is a water feature and it may have been under maintenance when you stayed. We have since rectified the cutlery issue and we apologies for this oversight. The master bedroom section now has a larger flat screen TV. The building is over 25 years old and has recently had the exterior painted.

4 out of 5

Awesome pool, great location

The pool was the highlight of this hotel. It was MASSIVE and didnt matter how many people were in there, you never felt like you were swimming on top of anyone. I loved the gardens and our room was very private. Excellent place for kids. The fishpond at reception was a real hit!

Posted by , from Sydney on 24 Sep. 2016

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4 out of 5

The Drift - tranquil inside, close to the beach.

Cons: Wi-Fi reception = zero. Blu-Ray. Pool is large and attractive, but could do with a little bit of heating, on a 27deg day the pool was too cold to use.
Location: Short drive to the Crocodile farm, which was pretty cool with a range of marsupials and reptiles, and a really nutso croc feeding show.
The Drift is a nice place, very close to the beach and the main esplanade strip if you want to grab a coffee or a meal. But it has an extensive pool complex inside, with a real rainforest feel - complete with animal chirps and squawks all night long. The pool was freezing (mid-August) but there is a communal hot tub and plenty of lounges to sunbake on. It's quiet inside, other than the constant animal noises after dark. A bit odd that you would have to pay extra for Wi-Fi, if there was any actual reception in the rooms. So you have to rely on your own 3G or 4G, which works fine, but chews up serious bandwidth if you want to watch Netflix. Our room had a DVD player, but couldn't play HD BluRay discs. Given it's 2016 it's probably about time they got updated tech, yeah? Did I mention there was no Wi-Fi reception? Would I go back there? Sure, but maybe I'd haggle over the rates a bit first.

Posted by , from Melbourne, VIC on 13 Aug. 2016

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2 out of 5

Incorrectly Advertised as BEACHFRONT APARTMENT

apartment was approximately 300 metres from the beachfront & was situated at rear of the complex with absolutely no sea views. Manager when questioned re advertising a beachfront apartment stated that the complex was beachfront but that we should have stipulated ocean views. To her credit she offered to cancel our booking which we did after arranging to stay at Elysium for ONE night only. Charge including cleaning levy for this night was $490 which I guess incorporated a cleaning fee of $230 !!! manager advised they would amend their advertising because it was confusing. A very disappointing experience.

Posted by on 3 Aug. 2016

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About the Elysium The Drift Apartment

Location 26 Vievers Road, Palm Cove, QLD 4879

Property Features

There are 2 restaurants and 3 coffee shops/cafés on site. Elysium The Drift Apartment offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and a garden are also featured at Elysium The Drift Apartment. Self parking is free. This 4-star Cairns hotel is smoke free.

  • 2 guestrooms or units
  • 2 dining venues
  • 3 coffee shops
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Beauty salon
  • Onsite shopping
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Number of living rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Separate dining area
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS) (25.1 km / 15.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Elysium The Drift Apartment offers 2 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to patios. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate living rooms. Full-sized refrigerators/freezers and microwaves are provided. This Cairns hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided weekly.

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Private patio
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Elysium The Drift Apartment has 2 restaurants on site.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to 26 Veivers Road If you are planning to arrive after 4:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have a front desk. The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, guests will need to go to 26 Veivers Road
Guests arriving after 4:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 35.0.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 12.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

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.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. 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 and disinfectant is used to clean the property. Contactless check-out is available.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • 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.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 30 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: AUD 30.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 80 per vehicle (one way)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 12.0 per day

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

Hotel Names

  • Elysium Drift Apartment
  • Elysium Drift Palm Cove
  • Elysium Drift
  • Elysium The Drift Palm Cove
  • Elysium The Drift Apartment Hotel
  • Elysium The Drift Apartment Palm Cove
  • Elysium The Drift Apartment Hotel Palm Cove

You should know

  • Elysium The Drift Apartment offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 24 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
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