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4.5 out of 5

"A great local hotel in Cooktown Had a good meal in the hotel " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 25 Nov 2021

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Hotel Description

Sovereign Resort Hotel places you steps from Cooktown History Centre and within a short 5-minute stroll of James Cook Museum. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

All 38 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, furnished balconies, and coffee/tea makers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and room service. Ceiling fans, hair dryers, and phones are also available.

The restaurant, Balcony, is open for breakfast and dinner. For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own lounge bar. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available daily. There's also the convenience of a free airport shuttle.

Sights within a 10-minute walk of this 4-star Cooktown hotel include Bicentennial Park and Cook's Landing Tourist Centre.

Resort Room Twin

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$225* Per night/room 9 Dec. - 10 Dec.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

2 Bedroom Family Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Resort Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Sovereign Resort Hotel ratings based on 73 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 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 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sovereign Resort Hotel

Everyone (51) Couples (12) Family (4) Other (1)
4 out of 5
A great local hotel in Cooktown Had a good meal in the hotel

Posted by on 25 Nov. 2021

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4 out of 5
Friendly service, nice pool area, good location

Posted by on 31 Oct. 2021

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4 out of 5
We couldn't get internet reception from the free wifi & the Motel phone was a VOIP phone, so we couldn't even call reception. The staff & everything on a whole the Hotel offers is great. I do have a spinal injury so I found the bed & pillows not great, But I am hard to please there, My hubby found the bed comfy, But agreed the pillows were like rocks. Great position in Cooktown close to all you need. Staff were fantastic - Could not give them enough stars. Thanks for our stay :)

Posted by on 22 Oct. 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 31 Jul. 2021

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5 out of 5
Our room was quiet, spacious and attractively decorated. There was ample storage room for our belongings. The kitchenette provided enough equipment for us to prepare a simple breakfast and heat up food in the microwave. On our final night we had a superb meal in the on-site restaurant. The only criticism I have would be the limited access to power points in the living area.

Posted by on 25 Jul. 2021

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5 out of 5
Great location in Cooktown

Posted by on 28 Jun. 2021

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5 out of 5
Friendly staff and good rooms with excellant food

Posted by on 24 Jun. 2021

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5 out of 5
Clean room

Posted by on 21 May 2021

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4 out of 5
Nice location. Staff and meals were excellent. Room entry is not easy due to narrow door opening and hinge was off the wardrobe. Holes in the curtain and small table needs throwing out.

Posted by on 16 May 2021

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2 out of 5
So hard getting our bags to our room Didn’t seem busy but we were given a room so far away

Posted by on 10 May 2021

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free (available on request). An outdoor pool, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at Sovereign Resort Hotel. Self parking is free. This 4-star Cooktown hotel is smoke free.

  • 38 guestrooms or units
  • Deli
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sovereign Resort Hotel offers 38 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily.

Balcony - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.

Cafe Bar - This bistro serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 7 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 7 PM. If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternate location: Cafe Bar If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 7 PM.
Guests arriving after hours will need to go to the following location to check in: Cafe Bar
Guests arriving after 7 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, and JCB International. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. 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. Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • 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 not available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety


Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 4 and AUD 25 per person (approximately)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2 percent

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

Hotel Names

  • Sovereign Resort Hotel Cooktown
  • Sovereign Cooktown
  • Sovereign Resort Hotel Cooktown Queensland
  • Sovereign Hotel Cooktown
  • Sovereign Resort Hotel Hotel
  • Sovereign Resort Hotel Cooktown
  • Sovereign Resort Hotel Hotel Cooktown

You should know

  • Sovereign Resort Hotel offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 24 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.

National Rating

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

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Frequently asked questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.