4.7 out of 5

"Very easy to arrange, friendly managers. Close to everything " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 15 May 2018

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Hotel Description

Marlin Waters places you in the heart of Palm Cove, steps from Palm Cove Beach and 2.1 km (1.3 mi) from Clifton Beach. Highlights at this beachfront property include an outdoor swimming pool, and in-room kitchens and washers/dryers.

Each apartment is individually furnished and features a balcony, an LCD TV and a coffee/tea maker. In-room dining is easy with a kitchen that comes equipped with a fridge, a microwave and a hob. A ceiling fan, a hairdryer and a phone are also available. Weekly housekeeping is available.

Spend the day at the beach where you'll find free cabanas. 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.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this 4-star Palm Cove property include Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Great Barrier Reef.

Basic Suite, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$332 per night

Basic Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Marlin Waters ratings based on 36 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 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 Marlin Waters

Everyone (13) Couples (22) Family (1)
4 out of 5
A comfortable stay in a beautiful setting opposite the water.

Posted by , from Sydney on 12 Sep. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Sep. 2018 by rhonda

Thank you for your lovely review, we hope to see you again.

5 out of 5

Great Location

Pros: Location
Cons: Starting feel a bit tired & dated. Could do with a bit of a spruce up
Location: Beach, cafes, shops all only a moments walk away.
Very easy to arrange, friendly managers. Close to everything

Posted by on 15 May 2018

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4 out of 5

Spacious apartment opposite beach and esplanade

Pros: It was spacious, clean and comfortable with lovely views. Wonderful paperbark trees outside, lots of birds. Easy walking distance to restaurants etc.
Cons: The flush of the toilet is too weak.
Location: Lots of walking, cycling, swimming, fishing, dining.
Merlin Waters is located at Palm Cove, north of Cairns. It's a very beautiful place with a good atmosphere and ambience. Nice walking and swimming. Good place for families.

Posted by on 29 Apr. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 May 2018 by Rhonda

Thank you for your review, we would have like to know about any apartment issues so we could have addressed this immediately. Thank you for staying at Marlin Waters, it is a lovely location and property.

5 out of 5

Excellent location.

Pros: Everything.
Cons: The room directory said the towels and linen would be changed mid way through a 7 night stay, Unfortunately ours weren't changed.
Location: Palm Cove is an excellent base to explore FNQ
Fantastic location, excellent facilities for a good price. Staff were very friendly.

Posted by , from Craigmore South Australia on 1 Dec. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Dec. 2017 by Rhonda

Hi, thank you for your review and that you enjoyed your stay. I do apologize for missing your towel change. We hope you will stay with us again.

4 out of 5

Great position opposite beach

Marlin Waters is an older resort however the location is fantastic. We loved being able to walk across the road to the netted swimming area and it is a short walk to cafes, resturants, a children's play area and small grocery store and pharmacy. We were a bit disappointed that the patio area of our unit was dirty. We can understand with all the paperbark trees around that leaves would be dropping constantly, but the patio itself and table needed a good clean. The draws and cupboards in the unit also were very dusty. Otherwise we were very happy with the unit, it is very comfortable with fans and aircon and also extras such as a dishwasher.

Posted by on 15 Apr. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 May 2017 by Rhonda

Thank you for your review, the trees do cause some problems, but they are just beautiful.

5 out of 5

very well situated motel.

Pros: beautifully furnished with fantastic views
Cons: nothing
Location: Surf club next door and lots of restaurants within a short walk.
This motel is in a beautiful position right opposite the beach.Great view of ocean and magnificent old trees.Parking is close to lift for easy unpacking.Restaurants close by and a good variety.

Posted by , from gold coast on 23 Aug. 2016

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5 out of 5

Good place right by the beach

This was a very pleasant place to stay-directly across the road from the beach. The accommodation was clean, good standard, not grande luxe, but absolutely fine. Happy to secommend it.

Posted by , from NZ on 24 Jul. 2016

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5 out of 5

Perfect location, close to everything!!!

Pros: Location, friendly staff, great view, walking distance to everthing.
Cons: We had a perfect stay!!!!
Location: Beach, restaurants, surf club, walking path, local bus to Cairns at front door if required.
Wow!!!! A fantastic week in Palm Cove. Marlin Waters was the perfect place to stay for our mid winter getaway. Rhonda was a great help when we needed advice on what trip to the GBR would suit our needs. Nothing was too much trouble. We would certainly recommend a stay at Marlin Waters. We hope to be back again, for another week of summer next winter.

Posted by , from South Coast NSW on 12 Jul. 2016

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4 out of 5
Great location, apartment very clean but blue walls too overpowering!

Posted by on 18 May 2016

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4 out of 5

Nice place and close to everything but....

Needs better quality fixtures, fittings & furniture. More luxury!

Posted by on 10 Dec. 2015

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Property Features

As a guest of Marlin Waters, you'll find an outdoor pool, a library, and a BBQ. WiFi is free in public spaces. A round-trip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a train station pick-up service are available for a fee. Marlin Waters also features laundry facilities, limo/town car service, and a lift. Self parking is free.

  • 1 building
  • 20 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Cabanas on the beach (free)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Car service
  • Library
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Lift

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Washer/dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) (26 km / 16.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and train station pick-up
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Marlin Waters offers 20 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with washers/dryers and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Accommodation at this 4-star apartment has kitchens with fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and a ceiling fan. Housekeeping is provided on a weekly basis.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Washer and dryer
  • Private balcony
  • LCD television
  • Premium channels
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Unique furnishings

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 5 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 5 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

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

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 5 PM.
Guests arriving after 5 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport transport is offered 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 are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 10.0 per night.

Pets

  • 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 are 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. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

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 per person (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: AUD 15.00 (one-way), (from 2 to 16 years old)
  • Early check-in fee: AUD 100.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: AUD 100.00 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10.0 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Marlin Waters Apartment Palm Cove
  • Marlin Waters Apartment
  • Marlin Waters Palm Cove
  • Marlin Waters

You should know

  • Marlin Waters offers transfers from the airport and train station (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 48 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.