I just wanted to thank you again for our amazing holiday at the Island View Apartment in Palm Cove. It was very clean, well equipped, secure and the pool was well maintained. Which we made very good use of I might add and while there met some of the other lovely residents and this years winners of the competition.
We loved the Passions of Paradise Reef Tour and found the crew just fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble and they did all they could to make it a pleasurable experience for everyone. Even sitting down for a chat. I have given them raving reviews on Trip Adviser.
The staff of The Boutique Collection where also very friendly and helpful, from the bus driver that picked us up for the Reef Tour, Kimberly I think was the lady that showed us around on our arrival and the nice chap in the office as well.
Since our win I think you will find many of our friends have liked your page on Facebook and have been checking out your site. I have put up lots of photos and told all of our amazing and unforgettable experience.
We have many lovely memories and hope to return with the family at some stage to let them share the experience.
Thank you for your email and also the discount voucher! We had the most amazing stay at Palm Cove. The accommodation was superb, plenty of space, modern facilities and a view to die for. We were a tad depressed having to leave. Everyone that we dealt with couldn’t have been more obliging and both Johnny and I agreed that we should have stayed a few extra days just to wind down as we did a lot during our weeks stay. We managed to get married, visit Hartleys Croc Farm, spend time in Port Douglas, bungy jump, scuba dive, explore surrounding bushland, shop in Cairns and eat at various locations and we could not fault one thing. Everyone who attended our wedding and spent time in Palm Cove etc have also conveyed that this would have to be one of the best locations in Australia that they have visited and a few are already planning upcoming milestone birthdays in Palm Cove! Once I get a moment I will put some comments on Facebook as well. We are now planning our honeymoon…we’re heading back over to Scotland in April next year. So again a huge thank you for making our stay so memorable and we’ll be in touch when we head up North again.
We were really happy with our stay in Palm Cove. The apartment was very well equipped. The location was perfect. Only complaint if I had to find one was the ants in the kitchen. Despite my regular cleaning efforts they just wouldn't go away. That having been said, it in no way ruined my holiday. I have already recommended the place to friends.
Yes feeling very relaxed back in Sydney! Thanks for the opportunity to provide more feedback. I'm answer to your two questions: A. Our impression of our holiday to Palm Cove is an excellent one. We decided on Palm Cove as it's such a relaxing place to get away from our busy lives. My wife and I hired a car and we visited Port Douglas, Daintree Mareeba, Kuranda and Cairns. We spent a lot if time relaxing by the Island View's beautiful pool or on the beach directly across the road. There are plenty of great restaurants, however we had the pleasure of having the degustation meal again at the Reef House which was just fantastic and highly recommended. We visited Palm Cove on both our 10th and 20th wedding anniversaries and then again just recently. We will definitely be back! B. The standard of service provided by the staff were excellent. We had a fantastic beach front apartment in the Island View resort. The apartment was huge, spotless and had fantastic views - this is by far the best apartment we have ever stayed in. The FNQ service is fantastic and highly recommended. It is ok to use our comments for your website. Many thanks for the voucher!
Ken & Sonya
Hi Vanessa and team,
We came back to Island View apartments for a quiet and relaxing holiday. We have stayed at these apartments previously and happy to say that they have maintained a very high standard. Top location right in the heart of Palm Cove and only minutes walk to cafes/restaurants. The team at FNQ were very helpful during the organising of our trip and suggestions to have a meal at Paperbark restaurant was excellent. And yes, the beers are still cold at Apres. Many thanks for your assistance and we look forward to using your services again. Well done FNQ.
Rosie and Bard Luckie
Yes....we had a great time. Unit was terrific.The late check out ( with no notice to you guys) was really appreciated. Your level of service was first class. Went on a cat out to the reef and snorkalled which was magic...... feel free to use any of the above.
Thanks, we had a great time on our all too brief holiday in Palm Cove. Arrived in time on Friday to grab the keys from the desk and very impressed with the unit. Very well stocked (especially the amount of towels and the fact there was washing machine powder and dishwasher tablets (all too rare to get a decent stash!)) BIg units, loads of space, lovely and clean. Great location in Palm Cove with easy access to all the restaurants and beach. On Saturday we took the kids to the skyrail which was very enjoyable then wore them out on the beach before heading out to dinner without them. The babysitter you helped us with was fine. Sunday we headed up to Port Douglas and had a swim and lunch up there. Left on Monday, stopping off at the Esplanade in Cairns before the drive back to Townsville. We would definitely recommend the Island Views apartments to anyone, but especially families, for a stay in Palm Cove.
Just got back from a week at Palm Cove ,stayed at Island Views Apartments. The apartment was amazing. It had everything you need and more. Loved the big balcony and view! Would definitely recommend and would love to go back again!
From Heidi Robinson via Facebook
Just got back from a week at Palm Cove ,stayed at Island Views Apartments. The apartment was amazing. It had everything you need and more. Loved the big balcony and view! Would definitely recommend and would love to go back again!
From Heidi Robinson via Facebook
Firstly I was very impressed with service received by phone, email and in person from all staff at FNQ. We loved our accommodation in Palm Cove at Island View Apartments. It was ideal for our family as our teenage son and his friend had their own separate living room which allowed them and us some space and privacy. The view of course is spectacular. We took the risk of travelling in QLD in January, which we knew was risky weather wise. But we were delighted that you somehow managed to make that perfect too – no rain during day and low humidity. Thank you all for a lovely stay.
Kim and Norma
Hi - Sara Yes – all was perfect!!
We LOVED the apartment – and as requested we got a high floor apartment with a great view. It was all we expected and more!! Our transfer guy was there to meet us, and dropped us off at Boutique Collection and they then took us to Island View Apartments. The only thing we can think of as a suggestion was – because we had a 11.00am transfer, yet had to be out of apartment by 10.00am – we weren’t sure what to do with our bags – we rang Boutique who said we could leave them with them, but we didn’t fancy have to lug them down the street in the heat, so maybe something could be done to improve that – but that seriously is such a minor point – I was just trying to find a fault!! So overall – EXCELLENT We are happy to use your service again.
We had a lovely holiday, the only activities we did was hartleys and a drive down to mission beach for lunch one day. Having been to fnq twice before we have pretty much done everything. Our main aim of this holiday was mainly relaxation and I think Palm Cove is just the place for that,after being there for only an hour I could already feel myself destress. Island Views is probably the best apartment we have ever stayed in,it was very roomy and had everything we wanted. Thanks so much again for granting our request for a spa and we will see you again when we are in need of a chill out holiday.
Janet and Paul
Thank you for the unexpected ‘welcome home’ email.
It was a lovely surprise to receive your email. It shouldn’t have been surprising though, because every other dealing with FNQ Apartments has been exceptional – and this gesture is no different! When we booked our accommodation, the pictures on the website were stunning and I was hopeful that we would not be disappointed with the ‘real thing’. Well, what we found did not disappoint! From the moment we stepped through the door with our Canadian visitors, we were impressed! Not only with the wonderful views of the beach just a stone’s throw away, but with the apartment too! It was clean, tastefully appointed and luxurious. The thoughtful addition of some essential pantry items just added to our overall satisfaction. The folder of information about things to see and do was a great help to making our holiday exciting and enjoyable and we did use that information to guide us in deciding what activities to participate in. We enjoyed the Kuranda train and sky rail trip, the Aboriginal cultural centre and the mandatory reef cruise, which were all magnificent in their own right, but in no way did any of these activities detract from the simple pleasure of swimming in the warm ocean or the sparkling pool at the apartments! Thank you for your attentive consideration in taking care of all the details leading up to our holiday. Your personal assistance and ‘can-do’ attitude has made us loyal fans of your service and ensured that we will seek your services for our next Queensland holiday! Please feel free to use any of these comments on your feedback page.
We had a great time staying at the Island View apartments again. This was our second stay. We found unit 1 so nice a few years ago that we wanted to come back for our 40th wedding anniversary. The units are of such a high standard we decided not to stay anywhere else in case of disappointment. This time we stayed in unit 16 which was even better – higher up so better view, quiet and a gorgeous bathroom as well. We couldn’t really fault it other than say that fly screens could be a good idea as I wanted to open the windows at night but the light attracted too many bugs. Overall though the apartments are great, centrally located and yet very quiet and only across the road from the beach. We had already done the Quicksilver to the reef, Karanda Sky Rail and a sail to the low isles many years ago which we found fabulous and good value for money. Last time when we stayed we did the Green Island tour which was a great day out. This time we just decided to relax and walk along the beach or sit by the pool. We had dinner at a different Restaurant each night as there are so many to choose from. FNQ were again good to deal with. Our booking was no problem and even though we were running a little late, your consultant waited for us to get there so he could take us personally to the apartment and settle us in. All in all a great time, glorious weather and luxurious apartment what more could we ask for? Cant wait to come up again.
Lin & Geoff
I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to you and Troy for helping me plan and put together my special birthday long weekend. It was one of the best Birthdays ever!! 40 is not that bad after all. We both loved the hot air balloon ride too. The weather was a bit ordinary but it was still a great experience. I even had a flutter at the casino and walked out a 'winner'. So again, I say thank you! Our long weekend at Palm Cove was very memorable and that apartment was the BEST place we have ever stayed!! Very impressive.
Love, Lyndell & Stef
My husband and I had a lovely holiday in ‘paradise’. While friends and family in Brisbane shivered, we enjoyed the balmy weather of Palm Cove where we had the most wonderful time dining at various restaurants, sipping cocktails, walking along the beach and taking in the fantastic view from our ‘Island Views’ apartment. The apartment was all we could have wished for – modern, spacious and well equipped; in fact, we wanted for nothing. Basically, we were loathe to leave it as the main purpose of our holiday was to have some much needed R&R; however, we did venture to Kuranda – an easy drive from Palm Cove, and Thala Lodge for lunch where we enjoyed another fabulous view from the restaurant . Apart from this, we simply enjoyed all that Palm Cove had to offer. Thank you to you and the staff at FNQ Apartments for the first class service provided. We were delighted with and impressed by your prompt and detailed responses to our emails and requests. It appeared that nothing was too much trouble. A lovely touch was the ‘ welcome to Cairns’ text message not long after our arrival with the offer of further assistance with tour bookings etc should we have required it. We definitely intend returning to the far north and will avail ourselves of your services when we do so.
Thank you again, Sara – your agency provides wonderfully efficient service to clients.
We had a very enjoyable time. We have been coming to FNQ for 20 years every June so we no longer do the tourist activities as we have two teenagers who have been there done that. As for the accommodation we were very happy as to the size and standard of the apartment. Having stayed in several different places in Palm Cove and Port Douglas, ranging from the Sheraton villas to the old Eden on the Coral Coast in the early 90s we felt the Island View Apartments were the most spacious and best laid out. If space wasn't an issue a gym or tennis court would be an added bonus. The staff at your front office were very friendly and helpful.
Holiday was superb, Did normal things - Daintree, Kuranda. tablelands Have been Cairns way many times before but first time at Palm Cove Island Views is beautifully presented and equipped - amongst the very best we've ever stayed in.
We had a wonderful time. the Island View is a sensational place to stay. We were very happy with all the services provided and will definitely recommend your company to our friends. Thank you once again for making Lyn's birthday celebration on e to remember.
Just wanted to let you know that the accommodation was absolutely divine, was very well fitted out with everything you could possibly want or need, the location was great easy walking distance to everything. We did have an issue with the air con in the main bedroom but that was sorted very quickly and we were offered to move to another apartment but opted to stay where we were. The views from the bedroom and living area were to die for, we will definitely be back.
We had a wonderful holiday in Port Douglas for 1 week and Palm Cove for 4 nights. Our apartment at Island Views was fantastic and we appreciated the thought and planning that the owners have put into this apartment. The kids especially enjoyed the DVD collection. Palm Cove was quiet at the time of our visit so we had no problem getting a table at resturants, in fact we ate out 3 out of 4 nights. The food at the greek resturant was just OK but the atmosphere was fun. Nu Nu's was the best and we had the Sebel Reef House to ourselves on our last night. We went Hot Air Ballooning with Hot air Cairns and they were fantastic! On our last day we went to Franklands Island and this was absolutely superb. We were going to book a Green Islands tour but were advised against it by the tour operater we used and we weren't sorry. The staff at Frankalnds Island were wonderful and we went snorkelling and saw more fish and beautiful coral and turtles than we did at Agincourt Reef' Everyone we dealt with at FNQ was helpful and I hope its not too long before we can return to Palm Cove.
We had a fabulous time staying at Island View Apartments (No.1). The accommodation was supurb and it all started from the moment Chris of the Boutique Collection escorted us to the property and opened the door. We fell in love with the place. Apart from the creature comforts and sleeping sooooo so well, we thought the verandah was probably the best asset the apartment offered. So glad Troy steered us in the diection of Island Views and was more than happy to pay for genuine quality. We were amused at the number of passers by (probably fellow tourists) who would stop at the gate or driveway and take a good look at the building and pool area and were probably thinking to themselves - wow that looks nice and we felt like yelling out - IT IS!! Our activities were limited to generally having a great rest and enjoying the ambience of Palm Cove with its many offerings in the cuisine department - truly divine. We hope to return about same time in 2010. The standards with your services equalled what you delivered and you are top communicators. Would recommend you to anyone considering a FNQ experience like ours - well done. More than happy for use our comments in any other medium you choose. Safe and Happy Christmas to you and the team and peacefull prosperous 2010.
Rosie and Bard
We had a wonderful holiday and was very impressed with our accommodation at the "Islands View" Palm Cove, we've already booked it for 2 and half weeks same time next year, so I guess that says it all! We have highly recommended this place to family and friends, we thought the restaurants that we dined at were of a high quality and prices were reasonable considering location and at peak season, The Far Horizons was a favourite for pre-dinner drinks, even my daughter now is considering on having her wedding here. Can't wait to return next year.
Thanks again Sara.
We have just finished our second stay at Aparments managed by FNQ in Palm Cove. I am hard to please. The apartment met every expectation as did the responses from FNQ to our requests. Five star service. Palm Cove is a romantic fun place to be. Heavenly comes to mind. FNQ introduced us to R&R Rafting a safe high quality outfit which will exceed your expectations for fun and excitement.
Our booking was handled perfectly. The apartment was amazing and we were thrilled with receiving top floor as requested. We have been sharing our experience with many friends and 2 other couples who were visiting Palm Cove at the same time were also impressed. We hope to visit Palm Cove next year and we would not hesitate staying at Island View Palm Cove again. Our stay was certainly enhanced by the not so windy weather so we were able to really enjoy the balcony. Once again.
Yes, we had a great holiday thank you. The apartment was fantastic, and I see we were even upgraded to a 3 bdrm apartment which was a lovely surprise. Everything went smoothly from the driver meeting us in Cairns to check in and the procedure at the apartment, I couldnt fault anything. I would be really happy to recommend your services to anyone.
Further to your email I respond to your questions as follows: (a) A great holiday comprising golf, eating, drinking, swimming and sun baking; (b) The standard of accommodation and the service were both excellent.
We had a fantastic time at Palm Cove. Our apartment at Island Views was a highlight! The apartment was beautifully furnished and all the appliances, cookware and dinnerware were quality brands. The balcony..... amazing!
We are in complete agreeance with Kaye & Richard. The apartment, the location and the communication with FNQ apartments and the Boutique Collection were first rate. We could not fault it. Our only complaint would be that our time there was too short. We all hope to return again in the not too distant future. In fact just today Ron & I were happy to recommend it to another couple who are considering a holiday there.
Thank you for your email. We had a fantastic holiday at Palm Cove. We appreciate your assistance in booking such a wonderful apartment in an awesome location, Palm Cove. All our communications with you and others working for your company were meet promptly and provided the information we required. We would be only to pleased to recommend your company to one and all. Many thanks once again and be assured if we are able to return to North Queensland (Palm Cove) we will call you first.
All the best,
I would like to say thank you to FNQ for a fabulous weeks holiday in Palm Cove. Firstly the apartment was superb.... ease of picking up the keys, easy access to the apartment, cleanliness, quick fix of a broken light fitting... all were of a high standard. Also the car... well arranged and organised by yourself and easy pick up and drop off at the airport. I will certainly be wanting to book a return visit to the Island View apartments. Well done to FNQ for a great holiday I will certainly be recommending your services to family and friends for their visits to the far north.
Thank you again.
Wendy and Bryan
I was gong to email you a couple of days ago but I have been so busy catching up since I got back to the office….. We had a wonderful time – the apartment at the Island View Palm Cove was absolutely fantastic and my birthday celebration was everything I could have wished for. The apartment was so big that we could have fitted in 100 people and still had space to turn around! I will definitely recommend the Island View Palm Cove to my friends and also wedding couples in the future and I have already given your website out to wedding couples being married in Palm Cove. Even though we live in Cairns we felt like we were somewhere very exotic overseas and not just 20 minutes away. Sitting on the balcony sipping champagne and watching the ocean – what more can you ask for! It was a pleasure working with you – you were prompt, professional and so efficient. I can’t wait until I have a few days off to go back again!
We had a fantastic time in Palm Cove. The apartment at the Island Views was perfect, and so was the weather (a bonus !). Thankyou for organising it for us. We will definately visit again soon. Thankyou for the voucher, it will be used gratefully by us or our friends.
Sorry it has taken so long to reply but after our lovely relaxing holiday at Palm Cove we returned to Melbourne where the weather has been uncomfortably hot and thinking about any type of work was definitely out of the question so it has taken a while for me to actually turn on the computer. We absolutely loved the Island Views Palm Cove apartment with its spectacular view and the apartment itself was stunning and fitted with every convenience. We had originally booked 4 days at the island views and the further 10 days at Seatemple, but after dropping our bags off at island views and catching up with Rana (my sister in law) who also booked through you, at Seatemple, we found that we no longer wanted to spend the 10 days there. There was no comparison between the rooms and the views so we were glad to change our booking. Thank you once again, we had a fantastic time and I will be very happy to recommend your services to all our family, friends and associates.
Hi Troy Thanks for the email, the whole 4 days were beautiful except it is very hot up there in January but we were there to celebrate our daughters 30th birthday and had a great time. The unit at the Island View Apartments Palm Cove was wonderful and we took pictures inside to show some of our friends who love Palm Cove. The facilities in the unit were outstanding and we would recommend the units to anyone, great location close to shops and restaurants. We will definitely book through you again and stay at the same unit complex. Unit 11 we will not forget it. Many Thanks Doug
Just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time in Palm Cove at the Island View Apartments. They are certainly a very high standard apartment with everything that you need in them and are situated in a prime location, with everything within walking distance. I think that we will have to return one day for another very relaxing holiday.
We have a great holiday. The Island View Palm Cove Apartments was very impressive, spacious and provided everything we needed. The quality of the booking services was excellent. Quiksilver outer barrier reef tour was great.
The Island View apartments exceeded our expectations! We thank you for your recommendation, we could not fault the accommodation or position (what an outlook) in any way. Please thank the owners, they had thought of everything when setting up the apartment, and in such style. Whilst at Palm Cove we did 3 reef trips. First with Quicksilver out of Port Douglas. We enjoyed the reef so much we then travelled with Ocean Spirit to Michaelmas Quay, it was superb! (So we did it again)!! Fantastic trip, great vessel and wonderful staff. It was wonderful to return to our beautiful apartment at the end of each glorious day. Well done to FNQ.
Look forward to visiting again.
Island View Apartments Palm Cove We really enjoyed our 7 day break, Palm Cove offers good dining options, beach walks and plenty of swims in the pool. A day on the reef with Calypso was a highlight as was a sea kayak paddle at dawn across to Double Island. Cairns is close enough for outings to the shops, movies or Rusty's market. We also enjoyed a day trip in a hire car up to Kuranda and doing a round trip across the Atherton tablelands. The mangoes and peanuts we bought from the farmgate stalls were fantastic. A good variety of options. The standard of the Island Views Apartment Palm Cove was above expectation, new, spacious, well furnished and excellent kitchen facilities.. Scanpan and Avanti appliances well noted! Booking the apartment was efficient with good email follow up. Our airport transfers were well organised and provided easy stress free access and return to the airport. All in all a great holiday and thank you for your assistance. Only small criticism would be the slow bus service into Cairns or up to the supermarket. Perhaps you could include (or charge for) a small 'welcome pack' of fresh milk, marg, bread and jams just to get visitors in the door on arrival and time to refresh before going out to lunch/dinner or making the bus trip to the supermarket. Again thank you for your assistance. We will be back!
We were very impressed with the accommodation at Island Views, we really like Carins/Palm Cove area, we would definately be interested in staying there again. Most of our days were spent at the beach or in the pool but did go for a drive to Cape Tribulation.
Dear Megan and Troy,
apologies for delay in replying. had pc problems. this was my second trip in 5 months. my daughter and I had a wonderful time, this time we got to the reef! next time would love to go to the outer reef. The beauty of the area is quite overwhelming. Island View apartments Palm Cove are just the very best!!! As for FNQ and the service you offer, 2nd to none. The best and most friendly customer service my husband and I have experienced. thank you.
Many Thanks to you both,
Thank you for your email, We had a wonderful week at the Island View Palm Cove, the apartment was excellent every thing was perfect, great location, great view all services in the apartment was of excellent quality and the location was wonderful. We attended a wedding on Thursday at the Sebel which was beautiful and well catered for... We didn't do a lot, visited Port Douglas and Cairns which we enjoyed but Palm Cove is so beautiful we were happy to stay there. As you can tell we were very impressed with the Island View Apartments Palm Cove and will return very soon. I have told a few friends and they will be contacting you soon I think that before Xmas we will be returning for a few nights with 2 other couples so will be in contact soon.
Thank You for a great time,
Thanks for the email and I have just got back to work today so that why the reply is so late. As for the holiday it was great, some ordinary days with the weather but it did not detract from the fantastic location (Palm Cove) and the accommodation at the Island View Apartments. The Island View Apartments were so well positioned and the presentation and layout of them was fantastic. We also felt very secure int he are overall and the kids were able to navigate to the shops for an ice-cream or snack on their own. That felt like an extra bonus on our time away. We will be using the voucher for a return holiday that we are discussing for December so I will be in touch.
Thanks for the email. Despite the wet weather and the road works we had a most enjoyable time and will return to Palm Cove in the near future. The highlight activity was the trip to the outer reef with Quicksilver. Snorkelling and the coral viewing in the semi-submersible were unreal. Rain was not a deterrent to either of these activities. A drive through the Cairns highlands to view the Curtain Fig Tree, the Waterfall circuit, the quaint village of Yungaburra and Devonshire tea at Lake Barrine were well worth the days outing. For a relaxing day venture the Kuranda Scenic Railway followed by the Skyrail Cableway are a must. The only comments on this excursion are to wear comfortable walking shoes and be aware of the LONG queues at the skyrail terminus at Kuranda. The service provided by Troy of FNQ Apartments was fantastic. The tickets to the Scenic Railway and Skyrail were promptly provided at Freshwater Railway Station and the seat allocation of a window on the train were much appreciated. Accommodation at Island View was superb with magnificent beach and island views. The apartment facilities were excellent with the balcony barbeque being well utilised. Everything was provided and worked effectively. Waking up to the beautiful sunrise through the bedroom window wall was memorable. The apartment was conveniently located to all the Palm Cove shops, restaurants and coffee shops as well as walks along the beach. We will definitely return to Palm Cove and The Island View Apartment in the near future utilising your services again. We will be recommending your services to friends and family.
Kind regards and thanks to you,
Troy Lynda and Patrick
Ps: We can also recommend Chocolat Patisserie & Café in the Mantra Esplanade Resort, 53-57 Esplanade Cairns
We had a lovely relaxing holiday thank you, just what we were in need of. The apartment was just fantastic, we had absolutely no problems at all. We were amazed at how well equipped it was, it made everything so easy as we bought food for the week from Coles. As we had quite a windy week it was great to be able to relax on the deck and close off the front part and open the side doors to let in the sun. We had a good look around at all the other accommodation in Palm Cove and decided we had definitely made the best choice for us & would recommend it for anyone wanting to travel up there. We had a day out at the reef on the Aristocrat boat (I have been previously on both the Poisedon & Quicksliver) and we had a fantastic day. It was definately the best out of the 3 boats. It is fine to use cmts on the feedback page.
Thank you for our welcome home email. I am sitting now in 12degree "heat". I definitely know where I would rather be. Thank you for making our holiday at Island View apartments Palm Cove a holiday to remember. From the original enquiry with FNQ to our check out it was all done with ease and professionalism. Our apartment was amazing and more than lived up to our expectations. It was clean and had all the little extras that make you feel welcome. The view from our balcony was absolutely incredible and listening to the waves at night so soothing. Rebecca was very helpful and the few questions I had she was able to answer them straightaway. The holiday in all was superb. The weather did not let us down nor did the friendliness of all we dealt with. Would recommend anyone to book with FNQ. Also many thanks for allowing us a late check out on our departure day as this enabled us to change into our winter gear for arriving back in Melbourne. Will definitely be back.
My sisters and I had a lovely few days break at the Island Views Apartments. We were very impressed with the apartment. It was equipped with absolutely everything one could possibly need. The personal BBQ was a real plus! Our activities were very limited, as we used the time to just relax and unwind from our busy home schedule. We visited the casino, where one of my sisters had a good win on the pokies and on other evenings we either ate out at local venues or cooked on the BBQ. We even caught the bus into Smithfield on one occasion. This is the first time I have ever used public transport in Cairns and it was a good experience. However most of our time was spent in sleeping in, reading, walking, and having a few glasses of wine in the evenings and generally catching up with one another. We were very happy with the service provided by FNQ Apartments and will definately use you for future bookings. Everything was clearly defined in your emails and we knew exactly what to expect. You may use any comments I have made. Thankyou very much for the voucher, I'm sure it will come to good use. If anyone asks about what activity to do, I suggest that they hire a car and drive down to Innisfail, then up the Palmerston Range and have lunch at the Millaa Millaa Teahouse. We did that in the week before we stayed at Palm Cove, and my sisters who are from Melbourne absolutely loved it. The drive is very scenic and the lunch taken on their rear deck overlooking the farmlands was just superb! Once again, many thanks for all your help.
Sorry for not getting back to you sooner.( only just got back to work today ) We had an absolute ball up north, everything went extremely well and we were happy with everything. The accommodation was spot on and I would recommend staying there to anyone,very nice room, great location and views, close to all restaurants and with having the hire car a great place to base ourselves. Some of the activities we had were: reef trip ( Poseidon ), Mossman Gorge, Kuranda Skyrail, Port Douglas markets and day trips into Cairns. We honestly had a great time and were so happy with the standard of everything and everywhere we went and did. Thank you once again for all your help and organisation and it is o.k to use any of these comments.
How lucky am I……I live just ten minutes drive from Palm Cove and at every opportunity I try to visit, even if its just for a coffee, lunch or dinner for two in one of the many fabulous restaurants on the esplanade. Last weekend hubby and I decided to spend a long weekend at Palm Cove. I must admit it was great packing the bag and within ten minutes we had reached our destination. But no matter how far you are from Palm Cove the moment you arrive you feel relaxed and in no time at all you are in holiday mode. Its just great to see couples walking hand- in- hand along the esplanade, kids playing on the beach and families spending quality time together. We were fortunate to stay at Island View Apartments and I can only say WOW – the apartments are amazing. As we entered we walked through the “media” lounge furnished with a huge LCD television with surround system, stocked with dvd’s and board games for all the family. The kitchen is to die for and has everything for the fussiest entertainer. The lounge with its comfortable leather sofas opens out to my favourite place of all…the verandah. It is here that we spent most of our time. It was hard to drag ourselves away from relaxing on the verandah just soaking up the incredible ocean views. Each of the apartments at Island View overlooks Palm Cove beach with its swaying palm trees and takes in the Far North Queensland Coast from Double Island to Cape Grafton. The master bedroom also opens out to the verandah and there is nothing like drifting off to sleep listening to the sound of the ocean. We did manage to venture out for dinner and I must admit I find the Sebel Reef House restaurant difficult to beat. The location, food and service are spot on. Dining at the Reef House is a treat and I have never been disappointed. Our last night at Island View we cooked a delicious seafood platter on the barbecue and watched the light dim, thinking how lucky are we.. There are many reasons to stay at Island View, the apartments certainly do boast quality and style but the most important reason to stay at Island View is just simply because…… you deserve it……
We had a wonderful holiday to FNQ. We particularly loved the island view apartments in palm cove - fantastic location and stunning apartment. The only suggestion I would make is the directions to getting the code/key for the regent apartments in cairns were not clear on sheet that was sent and it took us about an hour to find someone to let us in (which was tiring with a toddler waiting in the heat). Once we located Craig it was all fine. Happy for comments to be uses.
Thank you for the voucher. It is much appreciated. We had a fabulous time in FNQ and very much enjoyed the Island View apartment. It was very well appointed and exactly what we wanted. Most of our activities revolved around golf and we played at Cairns, Half Moon Bay, Mirage Port Douglas and Sea Temple Port Douglas Golf Courses. We found Port Douglas to be up to its usual great standard for food and service (6th visit in 4 years) but found Palm Cove (our first visit there) to be very expensive for food and the service only average by comparison. Your service was very good and efficient and we have you in our shortlist for use on future visits.