Added: April 30, 2009, 12:18 pm
Title: Island View Apartments Palm Cove
I am more than happy to provide feedback as we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at
the Island View Apartments Palm Cove in April 09; with our request for a top floor 3
bedroom apartment and spa achieved by your staff as it was for a special ‘zero’
birthday. Thanks for arranging the transfer; all worked like clockwork; however
next time I think we’ll hire a car at least for the first few days. The
greeting by the boutique collection staff was all very relaxed; with the lady
only mentioning her name after she’d settled us in, but nearly everything was
covered off in the apartments booklet of info (apart from how to use the
intercom near the pool).
We’ll be requesting apartment #13 next time that’s for sure;
but I’m sure they are all just as nice. My sister stayed at Island Views Palm Cove last year
and said it was one of the most relaxing holidays she and her husband had ever
had and spent most of their time on the balcony reading and taking in the view.
Speaking of the view - your website showing the blue view with palm trees was
exactly what we got. I easily managed a book a day sitting on that couch. Not
being a real sunlover it was great to enjoy a bit of sun in the morning having
breaky; then a dip in the pool and the rest of the day between balcony and dips
in the pool which amazingly we had almost to ourselves most days; it was lovely
and quiet. This surprised us given it was just after Easter and still in school
holidays. I was worried April might have been a bad time to venture far north,
but apart from a very first hot and humid first day we had sunshine every day;
a bit breezy some days, but you need that and only one afternoon of rain which
was superb to watch from the balcony; still nice and warm and dry; the very
perfect conditions for a G&T whilst my husband cooked on the outdoor
As you can see we loved the location, the
view and the huge apartment so we didn’t feel the need to venture outside other
than for a few breakies and dinners and Coles to stock up on a few essentials.
We soon realised the busses were fairly frequent and seemed to stop right
across the road so we hopped on one to go down to the local shopping centre,
but realised after waiting for ages in the same spot where it dropped us off
that they departed from another location up the road on the Highway (maybe that
needs to be communicated in the apartments book).
Activities – there certainly is plenty to
do if you choose to but we know we’ll be back soon so there is no hurry for us;
it was purely a relaxing holiday and went home to chilly Melbourne fully-recharged. Going from 30 to 3
degrees was a bit hard let me tell you!!! We took a jetski out for 1/2hr which
was a bit of fun hooning around but I think next time we’ll have Dave ferry us
around in the morning so we get to see a bit more. Thanks again to you and
Sarah. I’m sure we’ll be putting that voucher it to good use soon!!
Troy, feel free to tidy this holiday experience story for your website and
thanks again. My husband loved the holiday but upon returning I’d realised he’d
secretly been planning a surprise 40th birthday party for our return
home. Next time he won’t have that stress! Very happy he pulled it off though;
it was a lovely way celebrate.